Sales & Events in Old Towne – July 16

Just received Sycamore Rouge’s newsletter. For those on our mailing list who do not (and why don’t you? Sign up at I’ll share this tidbit from kb: “We are so proud of our Rouge Family brother Alejandro Ortiz and the Spiritual Harmonizers! Many of you remember Alejandro as Leonard Walker in Ready for Right (singing that […]

Just received Sycamore Rouge’s newsletter. For those on our mailing list who do not (and why don’t you? Sign up at I’ll share this tidbit from kb:
“We are so proud of our Rouge Family brother
Alejandro Ortiz and the Spiritual Harmonizers!
Many of you remember Alejandro as Leonard Walker in Ready for Right (singing that stunning song at the end of the play!) … and many of you saw him stun the crowds -and the judges- in this week’s episode of America’s Got Talent! We’re so proud of him!
(We here at Sycamore Rouge do want to point out, however, that we knew he had talent way before David Hasselhoff said so!)”
Watch the video here: Alejandro & the Spiritual Harmonizers on America’s Got Talent. If the link doesn’t work, go to (cut and paste into a browser window if you are having trouble) and I’ll post a link there, too, that is sure to work. Read below about Sycamore Rouge’s next production, Night of January 16 – this summer’s must-see courtroom drama which OPENS FRIDAY, JULY 17 at 8pm!

Below are some more upcoming events in Old Towne. You may also check any time for up to the minute information on Old Towne happenings.


Minerva Books to close August 15
Minerva Books will close permanently at the end of the day on August 15. I want to thank the community for their ideas, conversation and support, and invite everyone out for the For Whom the Bell Tolls sale. Everything in the store is currently 40% off, including new and used books, rare and signed, magnets and cards. Come early for the best selection of those future Christmas presents! Also, although I am not the person to make it work, I believe Petersburg needs and can support a bookstore. If anyone has a hankering to take up the mantle as “the” bookstore owner in Petersburg (i.e. to buy inventory, fixtures, furniture or some combination and move it all to a more suitable location), I will lend you my full support to include training, insight and even some manual labor. Please call 732-2440 if interested. / 233 Bartow Alley.

Hope at Yoga one reports a change
Practice will continue at 306 N. Sycamore (next to Longstreet’s) while getting final touches at the Lum Bldg. Also there will be no bathroom facilities, go first:). Sorry for inconveniences. has up-to-the-minute updates.

Several events are coming up at Divine Diva
July Sidewalk Sale! July 14 – July 31
Save up to 75% off on ladies apparel, jewelry, purses, scarves, children’s apparel, toys and much more! We’re trying to make room for our new products, so please pass the word along! We only have this kind of sale twice a year so don’t miss out!
Feed our Friends – Brighton Gives Back! – July 10th – August 9th
Someone you know is hungry…It could be a neighbor, your child’s classmate, or the nice elderly woman down the block. You can help! Brighton will donate $7.50 for each Necklace, $5 for each Bracelet and $2.50 for each pair of Earrings sold to share with selected Charities who are helping to feed people in your community!
Divine Diva is EXPANDING!!!!!
We have lots of new products that we will be unveiling when we expand next door! We’ll keep you posted on our newly acquired space and let you know when to come check it out! You’ll be pleased to hear that we will be carrying new product lines to help your buying experience at Divine Diva be a fun and enjoyable experience!
Divine Diva | 10 Bollingbrook Street | Petersburg | VA | 23803 /

At Kimberly Ann’s the “Going Out for Business Sale” continues!
Every single day I receive tons, and tons of great merchandise. You’ll love our Christmas section, our sparkly vintage jewelry section, our hundreds of pairs of clip earrings, our awesome selection of gold and silver jewelry and our unbelievable assortment of clothing, shoes, hats (we got over 50 in today), accessories, handbags, boots, coats and furs. I decided to bring out the fall and winter stuff and is it ever selling! We have incredible furs and coats. I’ve got enough name brands to start up a couture boutique. And the artwork and home furnishings are so wonderful that if we had any real celebs in the area, they’d snatch them up for sure!
248 N Sycamore St. / 804.733.2828 /
& Kimberly Ann has been busy selling & listing great Petersburg properties.
Check out the new listings at:

Therapeutic Massage Center & Boutique
Please welcome to our location, Kymberly’s AROMA-FLEX, specializing in Women’s Health for women of all ages, provided by a professional Reflexologist & Aromatherapist. Call to schedule your appointment soon! Also, please welcome Candis, our new nail technician who is offering natural nail services on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Therapeutic Massage Center provides holistic healing therapies with compassion, always striving for the newest and most natural approach to health. See you soon, Diane.
Hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m, Saturday 10 am – 5 p.m., 27 Bollingbrook Street, 2nd Floor.

Signature Style Polish Pottery Shop ANNOUNCES NEW HOURS
STARTING JULY 9 – we will be open Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 11-5 pm / CLOSED Tues & Wed
PLUS, the new Polish pottery shipment is HERE! I have put everything online and you can buy now and pick up at the store to avoid shipping. Some items will go fast like the bird and frog figurines, creamer/sugar sets, salt n pepper sets, etc. The most popular patterns are back in stock on plates, bowls, mugs, and many more items!.
13 W Old St, 804.733.4495 /

The Dixie Diner offers great food and entertainment most nights of the week. For example:
Fri July 17 Open Jam w/ JR & Three Piece : 6-9 pm : no cover
Fri July 17 UNCLE MO & Late Night Breakfast : 9 pm – 3 am : no cover
Sat July 18 Karaoke w/ Wild Debbie & the Bar Dancers 9 pm – 2 am :no cover
Sun July 19 SAX w/ Redman Piacente 12 noon – 2 : no cover
Get the full line-up at / Dixie Diner, 250 N. Sycamore St., 804-732-7425


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

Sycamore Rouge
Night of January 16 – this summer’s must-see courtroom drama~(in rehearsals here!)
Opening Friday, July 17 at 8pm! Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 4pm through August 8.
Join us for Ayn Rand’s gripping courtroom drama about a man who dared to rise above the masses. Members of the audience will be chosen at random each night to take on the role of jury members. Join us to see if the Jury decides the defendant is guilty or innocent! …Will you agree?
Rehearsals are going exceptionally well, and our production has already generated quite a buzz (pick up a copy of Richmond Magazine & keep your eyes on the local papers!) We really can’t wait to share this play with you: it’s funny, intriguing, and very exciting; make your reservations now!
Sycamore Rouge is located in historic Old Towne at 21 West Old Street / 804-957-5707 /

“Remember the Glorious Dead” An event commemorating southern soldiers killed at the Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864 will take place Thursday, July 30, at 7:00 pm at Blandford Church and Cemetery. This walking tour entitled will allow participants to learn about the battle, view memorial plaques and stones and visit the final resting places of confederate soldiers buried in the Memorial Hill section of the 189 acre cemetery.
The tour begins at the Blandford Church Reception Center and will continue to the church and through part of the cemetery. Admission is free. This event is sponsored by the City of Petersburg Museums and the Petersburg National Battlefield.
For more information, contact Martha Atkinson, Site Manager, Blandford Church and Cemetery, (804) 733 – 2396.

Anniversary and Charity Event to be Held at Swaders
Swaders Sports Park will be hosting a mini golf tournament on July 16, 2009 in celebration of ESPN Radio 950’s five-year anniversary of the show “Hardly Workin’” hosted by Greg Burton. The proceeds of this event will be donated to Commonwealth Autism Service. This family-friendly event will be held from 3 pm to 9 pm, and the public is invited to attend.
The cost of mini golf will be waived in exchange for a $5 donation to Commonwealth Autism Service, a local non-profit organization which raises awareness and gives aid to families affected by autism.
Greg Burton will be broadcasting his Hardly Workin’ radio show live from Swaders from 4 pm to 7 pm. This month marks the fifth anniversary of his daily show that focuses on local sports. ESPN 950 will have drawings for prizes, giveaways and a grand prize for the tournament winner.
Swaders is a family-friendly sports park located in Prince George County, VA, at the intersection of Temple Avenue and Puddledock Road. The park also features other attractions such as go-kart tracks, a multilevel laser tag arena, more than 50 arcade games, an indoor playland, batting cages, a driving range that was voted one of the Top 100 Driving Ranges in America and on-site lessons with a golf pro.
For more information on the event, please visit their website,, or contact Tammy Swader at (804) 733-3700.

The First Annual Festival of Grapes and Hops
Sat., Sept. 26, 2009 in Old Towne. Sponsored by the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. Get more on Chamber events at .

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