Old Towne Sales & Events – Sept 16

The Old Towne Merchants Group (your hosts for this post) will be holding an Open House on 9/30. Please mark the date now. More details are coming very shortly. Below is more info about sales, followed by upcoming events. SALES/SPECIALS Wabi Sabi 1/2 off tapas on Thursdays 5 to 9 and $1 beers, $3 […]

The Old Towne Merchants Group (your hosts for this post) will be holding an Open House on 9/30. Please mark the date now. More details are coming very shortly.

Below is more info about sales, followed by upcoming events.


Wabi Sabi
1/2 off tapas on Thursdays 5 to 9 and $1 beers, $3 house wines.
29 Bollingbrook St., 804.862.1365.

Kimberly Ann’s
A GIANT ESTATE is just in…UNBELIEVABLE amounts of GREAT STUFF from furniture, art & home decor, books, glassware & crystal to vintage designer clothing, shoes & accessories including incredible 70’s stuff for women & children…BRADY BUNCH for sure! Come in and see! 248 N Sycamore St. * 804.733.2828 www.shopkimberlyanns.com
Kimberly Ann has been busy selling & listing great Petersburg properties. Check out the new listings at: www.kimberlyanncalos.com

Gardener s Gate
75% OFF sale 9/8 20. They are CLOSING the Old Towne store. We are sorry to see them leave, but you can still go to the Hopewell store, which will remain open. 12 Bollingbrook St., 861.1181.

Divine Diva
Lots of new products and new product lines to help your buying experience at Divine Diva be a fun and enjoyable experience!
We can’t wait to show you the new Brighton Power of Pink Bracelet and Badge Clip. We’ll unveil this beautiful duo on Sunday, September 27th from 12-5. Free Goodie Bags with a $10 donation to our local Susan G. Komen Foundation!
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

Utopia Spa BOGO… Buy One Get One…HALF OFF!
1. Schedule your Facial and Massage (As One Appointment) with Lynne & Save 50% Off your Massage!
2. Schedule your Pedicure and Manicure (As One Appointment) with Jade & Save 50% Off your Manicure!
3. Schedule your Body Treatment and Massage (As One Appointment) with Alicia & Save 50% Off your Massage!
Services must be rendered by September 30th, 2009 / Services must be rendered consecutively as One Appointment / No Restriction on number of appointments per person / Can Not be combined with other offers or discounts / NO Rain Checks or Gift Certificates / Other restrictions may appl.
Please call 804.732.1234 to schedule your appointment… OR Use our On-Line Scheduling at TheUtopiaSpa.com Plus… Visit www.TheUtopiaSpa.com to purchase Instant On-Line Gift Certificates, & to use our On-Line Scheduling! (Some restrictions may apply) Please join Utopia Spa s email list (from their website) to get exciting news on upcoming services and features, and first notice of discounts! Utopia Spa LLC / 115 N. Sycamore St., Historic “Uptowne” Petersburg / 804.732.1234 / www.TheUtopiaSpa.com

Old Towne Market Place
10% OFF Tuesday. This special discount is only for mailing list members, and regulars. ASK FOR the Tuesday discount to get 10% off all items in stock. 124 W Bank St., 733.4955.

Therapeutic Massage Center & Boutique
Feeling stressed and rushed is not healthy. Consider a relaxing massage from one of our licensed massage therapists. Looking for a healthy spa experience during your pregnancy? Consider a massage by a trained nurse/massage therapist using special pillows to support you and your baby safely. Don’t forget a manicure or pedicure with our chemical free ZOYA product line. “Your Health is Our Business”. 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.

The Oak
The second floor of The Oak will be stocked with New Old Stock Cabinet Hardware! These parts and pieces are great for restoring antiques and replacing missing or broken hardware. All of this will be on display starting Sunday September 6th!
We also have a great selection of Vitrine front cabinets for displaying your prized china! Our collections of Lennox, Occupied Japan, and Waterford are a must see! Many items throughout the mall are up to HALF OFF!
Also, we have an amazing lay-a-way program that makes purchasing your favorite antiques as easy as 1-2-3!
400 N. Sycamore Street, (804) 861-6111, www.theoakantiques.com


ART UNDERFOOT A collaboration of the City of Petersburg, area artisans, residents Kimberly Ann Calos, Gail McCann, Mark Pehanich and Barry Roebuck and sponsors Franklin Development Group, LLC and Palmore Decorating Center
What better way to stop Petersburg s cracking sidewalk problem than to brighten them up with original works of art created by some of the premier artists around?
The painting will take place daily from Saturday, September 13th thru Saturday October 2nd, 2009 and will be unveiled on Friday for the Arts, October 9th, 2009.
The art will adorn the sidewalks on much of the 200 block of N. Sycamore Street between Bank and Tabb Streets.
On Saturday, October 10th, from noon until 4, the sidewalk artists will sell their other art forms during the ART UNDERFOOT ART FAIR. Rain date is Sunday, October 11th from noon until 4pm.
For more information please call Kimberly Ann Calos at 804-586-1633 or email her at kimberlyanncalos@aol.com.

The Great American Chili Smack Down!
Calling Tri-Cities area 501-C3 Non-profits organizations.
The Petersburg Kiwanis Breakfast Club challenges your best Chile Cooks to participant in The Great American Chili Smack Down during the Fall Family Fun Festival – October 17, 2009. Put your team together for a great day of fun and competition. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category.
The entry fee is $25.00 and space is limited to the first 25 entries. Ticket price is $6.00 per adult, children 10yrs and under are free. The proceeds will support the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund. Serious Chili eaters can purchase their favorite Chili by the Qt. ($6.00) (booth keep the proceeds)
Special note: This contest is only for non-profit organizations. Chili has to be prepared off site, i.e. church kitchen. Chili must be kept warm on site. Entry fee is $25.00 per team payable to Petersburg Kiwanis Breakfast Club, 201 Temple Ave. Suite D, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

The Thursday in Old Towne concerts
Continue until September 24. Admission is $10, doors open 6:30, Rain or Shine. Get the schedule and info at http://petersburgarea.org .

Antiques Jamboree & 2nd Annual Appraisal Fair – Saturday, September 19
Hosted by the Battersea Foundation at Battersea, an Anglo-Palladian villa built in 1768 by a founding father, Colonel John Banister, one of the signers of the Articles of Confederation.
30 40 selected antique dealers will bring items for sale
Antique appraisers of note will be at Battersea to identify, authenticate, explain and appraise your collectibles including: furniture, dolls, art work, militaria, glassware, porcelain, silver, sports collectibles and items from many other genres.
There will be a $5.00 admission fee to the jamboree. The jamboree will be open from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm with a $10.00 early bird fee for admission at 8:00 am. Antique appraisals will be given between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm at no charge. Contributions are always welcomed! For additional information contact the Battersea, Inc. office (804 732-9882).

Did you know Petersburg s cemeteries were once segregated by race and religion?
A walking tour entitled People s Memorial Cemetery: African American Heritage will be conducted Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 7:00pm.
The tour will begin at the cemetery itself. Please park on Mingea or St. Andrews Streets. The forty-five minute tour will explore the history of the cemetery and will feature interesting stories of some of the burial grounds permanent residents. Tour participants will be encouraged to share family histories as well.
Admission is free. This event is sponsored by the City of Petersburg and the Petersburg Museums. For further information, please call 733-2396.

The First Annual Festival of Grapes and Hops
Sat., Sept. 26, 2009 in Old Towne. For all details visit festivalofgrapesandhops.com or twitter.com/pburgwinefest. Sponsored by the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. Get more on Chamber events at petersburgvachamber.com .

Fall Family Festival – Oct. 17
There are lots of exciting events, food, music, antique & vintage motorcycles, and more! Get all the details on www.fallfestival.art.officelive.com .

Entertainment at the Dixie Diner
Fri Sept 18 Open Jam w/JR : 6pm – 9 pm : no cover
Fri Sept 18: What Price Victory AND Dirty Appomattox : 9 pm – 2 am : no cover
Sat Sept 19: Wild Debbie : 9 pm – 2 am : no cover
Sun Sept 20: Coffee Jazz w/Redman Edwards : 12 noon – 2 pm : no cover
250 N Sycamore St. / dixiedinerrocks.com / 732.7425.

Paddle from Petersburg to Hopewell – Oct 4
Presented by FOLAR (Friends of the Lower Appomattox River). Visit their site for more info folar-va.org/News.aspx .

The City of Petersburg and the Department of Tourism present From Morning to Night an exhibition exploring domestic service in the gilded age South. The exhibit will be on view from Saturday October 17, 2009 until Saturday March 14, 2010 at Centre Hill Museum, 1 Centre Hill Ave. Petersburg, Virginia 23803. Developed by Richmond s Maymont Foundation, this traveling display presents a distinctly southern perspective on domestic service at the turn of the twentieth century.
America s Gilded Age (ca. 1880-1910) was a time of dramatic social, economic, and technological change. Rapid industrialization fueled a growing middle class. Enormous personal fortunes were developed by some while untold others endured unemployment and poverty. In the South, where paid labor replaced slave labor after the Civil War relationships between families and their workers, the great majority of them African Americans, varied widely. No one, however, remained unaffected by the changing social and political landscape of an increasingly segregated South. This exhibit explores how domestic service jobs held mainly by African Americans brought many of these dynamics into the private realm of the home. The exhibition is the last in a series of programs and exhibitions on early twentieth century history that have been sponsored by the Petersburg Museums throughout the year commemorating the centennial anniversary of President Taft s visit to Petersburg.
Starting in October, museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm 5 pm. Starting on January 5th, Tuesday s hours will be 1 pm 5 pm. The exhibition is included in the admission fee. Guided tours of Centre Hill are offered every hour on the half hour during the museum s opening hours. For more information call (804) 733-2401 or email petgcurator@earthlink.net.

Petersburg Festival Chorus Seeks New Voices For Its 20th Anniversary Season
Now recruiting new singing voices for this, its 20th anniversary season. Any adult soprano, alto, tenor or bass with a passion for singing is encouraged to attend an open rehearsal. Those auditioning do not need to take a prepared song, but should be prepared to sing.
As our banner 20th anniversary season is about to unfold, we are looking for people who love to sing and want to participate in an exciting year of choral programs, said Scott Flaherty, this year s chorus president. Auditions are very relaxed and un-intimidating, and I encourage anyone with an interest in singing on stage in front of enthusiastic audiences to try us out.
The chorus produces two major concert series each year, choosing from a wide variety of musical styles, including classical, Baroque, Renaissance, spiritual and contemporary. The chorus approximately 40-members rehearse every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m., beginning this year on September 15, at the barn on the Richard Bland College campus. Newcomers should plan to arrive 15 minutes early.
This fall, under the leadership of music director Sandi Thomas, the four-part chorus will be rehearsing for their holiday performances.
On Saturday, December 5th, at 7:30 p.m., the chorus will perform at Trinity United Methodist Church on Sycamore Street in Petersburg. This concert will also include the much beloved Handel s Halleluiah Chorus.
For more information on the Petersburg Festival Chorus please contact Ginia Sullivan at 862-3706.

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