Rockin’ Labor Day Weekend Events Celebrate Irene’s Exit

Happy Labor Day!

We know that many local families and individuals are still dealing with issues and challenges caused by Hurricane Irene, including absence of electricity — and our thoughts are with them throughout this weekend.

After last weekend’s hurricane, we’re ready to celebrate this Labor Day weekend in a big way. There are plenty of new events, and some events from last weekend were postponed — you can enjoy them all over the holiday weekend – so be sure and check out the weekend family events calendar for details.

Please note that the Children’s Museum of Richmond CENTRAL location will be closed for maintenance and cleaning September 6-9, 2011. Enjoy fun at CMoR Short Pump during this time.

September 1, 2011

Richmond’s Flying Squirrels baseball team faces New Britain Cats. Post-game fireworks show. Stop by Call Federal Credit Union table to get a FREE seat cushion if you’re one of the first 500 guests.

Mom’s Treehouse “Easing the Way to Transitions” – Just for moms – a way to help children transition to going back to school, starting pre-school, or changing any routine. Learn how to make it easier for you and your child. Register by calling 804.545.2172.

Summer Concert Series at Stony Point Fashion Park – Enjoy family-friendly music from local musicians, shop, dine and take your pets for a stroll. Enjoy all that Stony Point has to offer. Thursday – Saturday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

September 2, 2011

Chesterfield County FairFun for everyone with Military Appreciation Day, Beatles Tribute Band, Kachunga and the Alligator Show, Water Walkers, Heritage Village, Rodeos, and more. County Fair Physical address:  10300 Courthouse Road County Fair Information Line: (804) 768-0148.

Enjoy the Jig Jam Dancing Under the Stars in Innsbrook on Friday – September 2 is “Swing Dancing”. Classes start at 7:00 p.m. and the general public is invited to dance from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in the courtyard.

Everybody Loves Chocolate Recipe Contest – Chesterfield County Fair at 2:00 p.m. in the community tent. Who doesn’t love chocolate?

$1 Movies at Henrico TheatreCinema Classics: “Experience olde time cinema” at Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Information: Henrico Theatre Staff, 328-4491. Movie: Apollo 13 (PG) – Fri, Sept 2, 7 p.m.Sat, Sept 3, 2 & 7 p.m. NR (Not Rated): Movies produced prior to November 1968 do not have a rating.

Mega Monsters: Dinosaurs at Three Lakes Nature Center -  Learn about dinosaurs and explore all of Three Lakes Nature Center.

VMFA Faberge Exhibit - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – In summer 2011, VMFA will feature the largest collection of Fabergé in the United States. The exhibition includes more than 500 objects and will be at VMFA through October 2. The Russian jeweler Karl Fabergé crafted objects for the Russian imperial family in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including specially commissioned Easter eggs. VMFA’s collection, the largest public collection of Fabergé outside of Russia, includes five of the thirteen Russian imperial Easter eggs that are in the United States.

Summer Concert Series at Stony Point Fashion Park – Enjoy family-friendly music from local musicians, shop, dine and take your pets for a stroll. Enjoy all that Stony Point has to offer. Thursday – Saturday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bank of America Weekend at Children’s Museum of Richmond – Thanks to Bank of America and their “Museums on Us” Program – any Bank of America cardholder will receive FREE admission to either Children’s Museum of Richmond location on the first full weekend of each month. Simply show your Bank of America credit or debit card along with a photo ID at the front desk when you check in. Free admission is only for the cardholder. Learn More at Bank of America.

$1 Movies at Henrico TheatreCinema Classics: “Experience olde time cinema” at Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Information: Henrico Theatre Staff, 328-4491. Movie: Apollo 13 (PG) – Fri, Sept 2, 7 p.m.Sat, Sept 3, 2 & 7 p.m.

The Good Old Days at Crump Park and Meadow Farm Museum in Glen Allen is filled with family fun. See what life was like before the Internet, iPhones, and more.  Call 804.501.2130 for more information.

Kings Dominion – Don’t forget to take advantage of Kings Dominion savings too.  Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular has only 2 nights left on September 3 and 4. You’ll also enjoy Nights of Fire on September 3 and 4 at 10:00 p.m. with fabulous fireworks – and Guaya Zol on September 4th to celebrate the end of summer.

5th Annual Northside WE CARE Festival is a community event offering health and wellness information, school supply distribution, Discovering Diamonds Talent Search, Comedy and Inspirational Entertainment, Free Blood Pressure Checks, Inflatable games and moonwalks, Basketball and softball challenges, and other resident empowerment activities. The event is free! (Rescheduled from last weekend due to hurricane).

Summer Concert Series at Stony Point Fashion Park – Enjoy family-friendly music from local musicians, shop, dine and take your pets for a stroll. Enjoy all that Stony Point has to offer. Thursday – Saturday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

9th Annual Seafood Splash – Hurricane Irene has passed and our festival is on! Join us September 3 for the 9th Annual Seafood Splash. It features all you can eat crabs, fish, chicken and more. Music provided by DJ Drake, DJ Flava, DJ Stormin Norman,and DJ MG featuring “Let it Flow Band” straight from DC and hosted by DD Renee and Eric Sean of  HOT100.9.  Also local and regional artists will be performing.  This event is from 12pm to 7pm and features a big pool, paddle boat area, basketball court, and horseshoes. There will be games and prizes throughout the entire event.  Join us for the 9th Annual Seafood Splash at Hadad’s Lake on Saturday September 3 from 12pm to 7pm. This is a rain or shine event. Contact 804-640-6103 for tickets, group rates, vendor opportunities or to register your choir. The door price will be higher.

Chesterfield County FairFun for everyone with Military Appreciation Day, Beatles Tribute Band, Kachunga and the Alligator Show, Water Walkers, Heritage Village, Rodeos, and more. County Fair Physical address:  10300 Courthouse Road County Fair Information Line: (804) 768-0148.

VMFA Faberge Exhibit - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Faberge Revealed:VMFA will feature the largest collection of Fabergé in the United States. The exhibition includes more than 500 objects and will be at VMFA through October 2. The Russian jeweler Karl Fabergé crafted objects for the Russian imperial family in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including specially commissioned Easter eggs. VMFA’s collection, the largest public collection of Fabergé outside of Russia, includes five of the thirteen Russian imperial Easter eggs that are in the United States.

Bank of America Weekend at Children’s Museum of Richmond – Thanks to Bank of America and their “Museums on Us” Program – any Bank of America cardholder will receive FREE admission to either Children’s Museum of Richmond location on the first full weekend of each month.

Sky Watch at Pocahontas State Park - From 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Join in the fun with the Crewe Astronomy Club and enjoy a fun guided tour of the night sky and it’s all FREE. They’ll even have some high-powered telescopes so you can the wonders of the night sky. Pocahontas State Park is located at  10301 State Park Road, Chester, VA.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Science Museum of Virginia  $5 Summer Sunday Movies  Summertime and the living is — HOT! On a Sunday afternoon you want to cool down and sit back. It’s the perfect time for a movie to celebrate the holiday weekend – an IMAX® movie on Virginia’s largest, screen — the IMAX®DOME. For just $5 a movie, you can sit back as a giant film takes you on an adventure into space in Hubble or back to a time to an underwater universe inhabited by larger-than-life creatures who ruled the seas before dinosaurs conquered earth in Sea Rex.

The Good Old Days at Crump Park and Meadow Farm Museum in Glen Allen is filled with family fun. See what life was like before the Internet, iPhones, and more.  Call 804.501.2130 for more information.

Kings Dominion – Don’t forget to take advantage of Kings Dominion savings and enjoy Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular on September 4. You’ll also enjoy Nights of Fire on September 4 at 10:00 p.m. with fabulous fireworks.

Summer Concert Series at Stony Point Fashion Park – Enjoy family-friendly music from local musicians, shop, dine and take your pets for a stroll. Enjoy all that Stony Point has to offer. Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Guaya Zol at Kings Dominion celebrates the end of summer. Incredible fun for the entire family!

Faberge Exhibit - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Faberge Revealed: VMFA will feature the largest collection of Fabergé in the United States. The exhibition includes more than 500 objects and will be at VMFA through October 2. The Russian jeweler Karl Fabergé crafted objects for the Russian imperial family in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including specially commissioned Easter eggs. VMFA’s collection, the largest public collection of Fabergé outside of Russia, includes five of the thirteen Russian imperial Easter eggs that are in the United States.

Bank of America Weekend at Children’s Museum of Richmond – Simply show your Bank of America credit or debit card along with a photo ID at the front desk when you check in. Free admission is only for the cardholder. Learn More at Bank of America

Bank of America customers enjoy CMoR for FREE!

Monday, September 5, 2011 – HAPPY LABOR DAY!

Maymont Park – Special Monday opening for Labor Day with indoor and outdoor exhibits, including Maymont Mansion and the Nature Center open for the holiday. Nature & Visitor Center 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Maymont Mansion 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

Rocketts Red Glare Fireworks – Rocketts Landing is ready to light up the Richmond skyline this Labor Day with the inaugural Rocketts Red Glare. A one-of-a-kind event, Rocketts Red Glare is the only place to see fireworks in Richmond on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.  The family-friendly event begins at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra will continue playing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture during the fireworks, which are set to begin after sunset, around 9:15 p.m. Rocketts Red Glare is free for all ages and will take place along the banks of the James River at Rocketts Landing. Picnic baskets and beverages are welcome, along with chairs and blankets for seating. For more information, please visit our Facebook page or go to www.rockettsvillage.comand click “Upcoming Events” under the “Play” tab.


RhondaDay

Rhonda is the mother of two adult daughters and a grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren – and our only grandmother on staff. She spent 25 years in corporate healthcare managing prenatal and disease management programs. She is the Content Manager for Richmondmom and contributes her expertise as both a mom and grandmother – while sorting out the many opportunities for our valuable advertisers.

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