Many people celebrate the season by heading to their gardens and "sowing seeds."
If you have a green thumb and are looking for new seeds and plants to spruce up your garden, check out the Spring Plant Sale at the Chesterfield County Museum. Proceeds will benefit the Chesterfield Life Changing Academy.
Hundreds of plants will be up for sale. Students of the academy raised the plants in the Campbell-Cobb Greenhouse from seeds donated by Lowe's. The money raised at the sale will be used to buy additional supplies for the greenhouse and to support other educational activities for the students, including the Young Chef's Academy, which teaches basic cooking skills.
Plants for a purpose. I like the sound of that!
Here are the "deets":
What: Spring Plant Sale
When: Friday, April 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Historic Courthouse Complex, 6819 Mimms Loop, near the Chesterfield County Museum
What do you get when you combine the following "ingredients":
1) The music of the King of Pop
2) A Cirque Du Soleil cast featuring some of the world's greatest acrobats, musicians, singers, and dancers.
Cirque du Soleil
You get a show that is out of this world!
You get a show that is IMMORTAL.
"Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour" takes center stage at the Richmond Coliseum on Tuesday and Wednesday. Based on some of the videos I have seen, this production is electrifying! It is not just in "Black or White." It is colorful, energetic, and will make you "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'!" "Billie Jean" would love it!
Cirque du Soleil
It fuses Michael Jackson's music with the unparalleled creativity of Cirque du Soleil. You can't "Beat It"!
(See what I did in a few of the above sentences? Only die-hard Michael Jackson fans would get it...)
Click here for more information on this show that has dazzled audiences all over the world!
Do you like listening to the music of the Rolling Stones?
Enjoy Richmond Symphony concerts?
If you answered "yes" to both questions, then head to the Altria Theater in Richmond this Saturday, April 12. Rock-n-roll meets classical music as the Richmond Symphony presents "Music of the Rolling Stones." The one-night only concert promises a masterful combination of symphonic arrangements with a full rock band and singer delivering the Stones' greatest hits.
I guarantee you will get lots of "Satisfaction"! (I couldn't resist...)
This post is dedicated to the Celebration of the Vine Wine Festival! Organizers will mark the 8th year of the popular event in a new location - The Millworks in Midlothian (right across the street from the Midlothian YMCA at N. Woolridge and Coalfield Roads).
Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce
Although the venue is new, expect the same fun! Taste all kinds of Virginia wines. Move and groove to the sounds of "yacht rock". Check out what area businesses have to offer. Trust me, this is fun you don't want to miss!
Click here for more information, including ticket prices and parking.
There are two new additions to the Children's Farm at Maymont!
These two cuties (or should I say "kiddies") were born Wednesday, April 2. My photographer Matt Neese and I had the opportunity to get an "exclusive" look at them while they received their first check-up. (Mama Goat kept her eye on all of us the entire time. Mama doesn't play when it comes to her babies!)
They are healthy, happy, and waiting on you to visit them!
Click here for more information about the Children's Farm at Maymont.
If so, be sure to check out Henricus Historical Park. On Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., organizers will commemorate the anniversary of the attack which destroyed Henricus - the 1622 Virginia Indian Offensive.
Visitors will experience first-person, historical interpretation of English settlers before, during, and after the attack. You'll also get a glimpse into 17th century Powhatan life inside of a Virginia settlement.
Photo courtesy: Henricus Historical Park
The event will also include the unveiling of a granite commemorative marker, donated by the Society of Colonial Wars in the state of Virginia.
Admission is free for Henricus Foundation Patrons, $8 for adults and $6 for children aged 3-12. Light refreshments will be available.
No need to guess. Take this personality test and find out the truth!
My results show that I would be a Ferrari Enzo. Not too shabby!
Perhaps I'll see one at this year's Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show! In fact, if it is anything like last year, I will see Ferraris and much more.
It gets underway Friday at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Visitors can expect to see all types of cars - from pre-production vehicles to over-the-top exotics and hybrids. They'll also see some of the newest technologies in cars, including hot stone massaging seats inside the Mercedes-Benz S-Class! Wowsers!
This show is a car lover's heaven!
Click here for everything you need to know about this year's event!
When I open my mail these days, I usually find the words "payment due", "please subscribe", or "you are a winner" stamped at the top of folded, yet crisp sheets of white paper. So, imagine my surprise when I recently opened a large manila envelope filled with paper covered in all kinds of pinks, blues, yellows, purples, and greens. They were homemade cards, and at the top of each one was a crayola-designed "thank you."