Old Towne Sales & Events – Oct 5

Friday for the Arts comes around Oct 9. Read the whole event list at http://oldtownepetersburg.com/FridayfortheArts.html or read the post below. DON”T MISS the Art Underfoot project on Sycamore near Kimberly Ann’s. Read more about it below. Below are upcoming sales, followed by some events in Old Towne. Remember that Several stores […]

Friday for the Arts comes around Oct 9. Read the whole event list at http://oldtownepetersburg.com/FridayfortheArts.html or read the post below. DON”T MISS the Art Underfoot project on Sycamore near Kimberly Ann’s. Read more about it below.

Below are upcoming sales, followed by some events in Old Towne. Remember that Several stores are now open on Sundays – The Oak Antique Mall, Signature Style Polish Pottery Shop, Penniston’s Alley, Divine Diva, PLUS dine at Andrade’s. Call your favorite shop or restaurant during the Fall/Winter to keep up with expanded hours and days as we enter the HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON!!! And thank you for supporting your Old Towne businesses by purchasing gifts and/or gift certificates here!


Signature Style Polish Pottery Shop
New items are in, including Christmas patterned Polish pottery, and new antiques at low prices (side tables, mahogany buffets, etc.! We need to make room so a couple of our “not for sale” (i.e. Teresa’s most favorite pieces) are up for grabs, including the PA baking center/cupboard and the large Secretary.
13 W Old St., 804.733.4495 – OPEN Thurs to Monday 11-5 pm, and later for Friday for the Arts. polishpotteryshop.com

PENNISTON’S ALLEY Opening Oct. 9th–YE OLDE CHRISTMAS SHOPPE. Come and enjoy the sights and smells of Christmas past. On display and available for purchase are the INGE-GLAS of Germany Heirloom handcrafted ornaments. Each ornament is exclusively mouthblown and hand-painted, piece by piece in limited quantities, an Heirloom to treasure for generations to come. New this year is the “Life Touch” technique. Also, new to our store this year, are a limited quantity of handcrafted German Smokers. Shop early to get the best selection.
102 W Old St., 804.722.0135 / pennistonsalley.com .

Utopia Spa – Please Join Us As We Celebrate… Our First Year!
OCTOBER 9th (Friday For The Arts) 7 pm – 10 pm
*Live Music by Narissa Bond
*Jewelry Artist Lisa Howerton Displaying her “Loot”
*Hors D’oeuvres * Door Prizes
*Up to 50% Off Eclectic Boutique Items
*Discount Coupons For First 50 People *AND MORE!
Exclusively at Utopia Spa…FREE “Utopia Welcome Certificates” After your first Service, $15 for you & $10 to share with a friend! Plus… Instant On-Line Gift Certificates and On-Line Scheduling!(some restrictions may apply)
Utopia Spa LLC / 115 N. Sycamore St., Historic “Uptowne” Petersburg / 804.732.1234 / www.TheUtopiaSpa.com

Old Towne Market Place
Don’t forget 10% off Tuesdays and the Prosciutto is in at the Old Towne Market Place, 124 West Bank St., Petersburg 804-733-4955. No artificial anything, all natural and a product of Italy.
Old Towne Market Place, 124 W Bank St., 733.4955.

The Ramada Plaza High Street Bistro has the NFL Ticket each Sunday. Kick-off is 1:00pm. * Flat screen TV’s plus one BIG 8’ screen for all of your favorite games. Great Pizza and other great game food served! For more info, call 804-733-0000. The Ramada Plaza is located at I95, Exit 52. Merge L immediately after exiting – the hotel is on the L.

Therapeutic Massage Center & Boutique
Now that the long, sun-drenched days of Summer are pleasant memories and cooler Fall days are here, remember to continue to care for your skin using mineral sun protection all year long. Jane Iredale sun products are perfect. Stop in for a test application while enjoying a cup of tea in our soothing and relaxing environment. Hours M-F 10 am – 6 pm, Sat 10 am – 5 pm, www.tmc-and-boutique.com. 27 Bollingbrook Street, 2nd Floor. (804)722-1720.

Yoga One
The next 4 week YOGA session, which would include 10/8, 15th, 22nd, & 29th starts soon. Sign up early! The fee remains $35.
A note: Thursday 630pm students: There will not be class 10/8/09. We WILL be practicing this week. I will send out another reminder next week.
yogaonepetersburg.com / 306 N. Sycamore St. / (804) 240-6796

The Holidays are Coming And The Oak Has New Holiday Hours
We have extended our hours to better serve our customers! The Oak’s new hours are:
10 am – 8 pm Monday – Friday / 10 am – 6 pm Saturday / 12 pm – 5 pm Sunday
We also have some amazing sales going on right now! There are items throughout the mall up to 60% off! Take a stroll up to the second floor for the hottest sizzling sales! We have re-stocked our shelves with many new items! Come see these amazing deals before they are all gone!
Also, Friday For The Arts is just around the corner! Friday October 9th will be a fun filled night at Old Towne and we hope to see you there!
400 N. Sycamore Street, (804) 861-6111, www.theoakantiques.com

Divine Diva
Expanded hours starting Tuesday, September 22
Tuesday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
thedivinedivaboutique.com / 10 Bollingbrook Street


Sycamore Rouge
October 17- November 7 ~world premiere~ 40 Acres and a P.O.W.
Sign Up Now for Acting Classes! Youth & Adult Acting Classes with Shanea N. Taylor – October 13 – November 24
Youth: every Tuesday Adults:every Thursday – 6:00-8:30 pm
During these 6-week class, participants will learn a variety of skills. These classes are perfect for anyone interested in learning more about the world of the theatre, performance, or for those who just need to build confidence, control, self-esteem and public speaking. Improvisation, dialogue/scene-work, monologues, and auditioning skills are a few of the exciting activities that we will explore. Both classes will conclude with an open showcase your skills and talents to family and friends!
call 957-5707 x103 to register now!
sycamorerouge.org / 21 West Old Street / 804.957.5707.

50 plus artists will have painted 60 plus concrete canvasses with designs ranging from abstract to realistic, creating a carpet of color that connects Old Towne to the newest venues for local art further south on Sycamore St.
Work continues on this project until Saturday, October 3rd.
Art Underfoot has been or will be featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Progress Index, WRIC, WTVR and WCVE’s “Virginia Currents”.
The paint and supplies were furnished by Bryant Palmore of Palmore Decorating Center at cost and were paid for by a $1,000 donation from Franklin Development Group. Donations are being accepted to cover the excess paint costs.
The unveiling of ART UNDERFOOT will take place during Petersburg’s Friday for the Arts! on Friday, October 9th from 6pm until 10pm.
Saturday, October 10th is the ART UNDERFOOT ART SHOW and SALE, that will be held on the 200 block of N. Sycamore St. from noon until 4pm. The rain date is Sunday, October 11th.
For more information, please contact Kimberly Ann Calos at 804-586-1633 or email her at kimberlyanncalos@aol.com.

Henricus Historical Park will present Things That Go Bump in the Night! from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24.
This program will feature costumed living history interpreters reviving old English and Native American legends and folklore. The public is invited to join colonists and Indians by the firesides of 1611-1622 Virginia as they recount eerie and strange tales of their homelands.
The program has been developed in such a way that park visitors may capture the essence of what it felt like to be a colonist in a dark, mysterious and wooded landscape, exposed to uncertain perils, understand the connection of the harvest season to many of the European superstitions and listen to entertaining tales.
Those attending are invited to bring a favorite blanket, warm up by the fire and enjoy an evening of old-fashioned, traditional family fun. Pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children.
Henricus Historical Park is located at 251 Henricus Park Road. For more information, call (804) 748-1613 or visit www.henricus.org.

Saturday, October 31 in Blandford Cemetery on Crater Road. The focus of the guided walking tours is the history of the cemetery and accounts of some of the permanent residents of Blandford Cemetery portrayed by costumed interpreters. Each tour features the stories of prominent businessmen, soldiers and civilians, as well as tales of an unrequited love and of a friendship with Edgar Allen Poe.
There is no vehicle parking allowed at the site. Event parking will be available at the gravel lot east of the Farmer’s Market, next to the McIlwaine House (corner of Cockade Alley and Old Street).The tour begins when participants board the shuttle bus to the Reception Center at the cemetery. After participants’ arrival and check-in, the tour guides will meet the groups and proceed to the cemetery for the sixty-minute tour. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight and wear walking shoes.
Tickets for the tour are $7.00 per person for adults and $5.00 for children under twelve. Reservations for tour times are required and can be made at the Blandford Church Reception Center, 111 Rochelle Lane. Space is limited. Hours of operation for the Reception Center are Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00-5:00, and Sunday, 1:00-5:00. The Reception Center is closed on Monday. For phone reservations and further information, please call (804) 733 – 2396 or fax: (804) 863-0837

Fall Family Festival – Oct. 17
Three highly proclaimed Performers join in October’s Fall Family Festival:
Signora Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist,
Bob and Judy Brown, Master Puppeteers and winners of the 2008 Virginia Governor’s award for the Arts, and
Julian Pittman, award winning world class stage illusionist and juggling performer.
Get ALL DETAILS on www.fallfestival.art.officelive.com ..

804 733 8200
132 N. Sycamore Street, 804 733-8200, www.pracarts.com

Entertainment at the Dixie Diner:
Tues Oct 6 Mastin Kitchen SAX Oldies : 11 am – 1 pm : no cover
Thurs Oct 8 Lin Doak Open Jam Session : 9 pm – midnight :no cover
Fri Oct 9 Dale Traylor 6 pm – 9 pm ; no cover
Fri Oct 9 Faculty Lounge Lizards of Maggie Walker 9 pm – 2 am : no cover
Sat Oct 10 Karaoke w/Wild Debbie Davis : 9 pm – 2 am : no cover
Sun Oct 11 Coffee Jazz & Sax w/Redman : 12 noon – 2 pm : no coverThurs Oct 1 Dewey Via Open Jam : 9 pm – midnight ; no cover
Fri Oct 2 Knee Deep & Randy Savages : 9 pm – 2 am ; no cover
Sat Oct 3 Wild Debbie’s Karaoke 9 pm – 2 am : no cover
Sun Oct 4 Coffee Jazz w/ Redman Edwards : no cover 12 noon – 2
250 N Sycamore St. / dixiedinerrocks.com / 732.7425.

Panel discussion on John Brown’s Raid to be held in Petersburg at Union Station, 103 River Street, on October 15th at 7 p.m.
Panel participants include Ben Greenbaum, J.E.B. Stuart, IV and Dr. Chris Stowe. This free program is being held in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of this important event in American history and is sponsored by the Historic Petersburg Foundation, Inc. (HPF) and the City of Petersburg.
The discussion will focus on the October 16, 1859 raid that most experts agree was a major catalyst for the Civil War. Late in the evening that day, led by abolitionist John Brown, a group of 21 armed insurgents raided the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry (then Virginia), planning to ignite and arm a slave insurrection. Brown’s raid was defeated by a detachment of 86 U.S. Marines led by Col. Robert E. Lee and Lt. J.E.B Stuart, the troops closest to Harpers Ferry at the time.
Brown was captured, tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia and hanged. The raid itself was a failure, but the event made Brown a martyr.
The three panelists will address Brown’s life and activities before, during and after the raid, the response to the raid by then Governor of Virginia Henry A. Wise, the involvement of the Petersburg and Richmond Grays and the role of Lt. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in the capture of Brown and his men.
For more information on the panel discussion, call HPF at (804) 732-2096.

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