Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fall / Winter Activities

I guess it's time for a new post of my recommended things to do in the Fall and Winter in and around Goochland County! The focus will probably lean more towards craft shows as they are abundant this time of year.
Mark your calendars now.
I'll continue to update this post as I am reminded of other great things to do this time of year!

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Every week Goochland activities for Parents at home during the day and the little ones!

Tuesday & Wednesday: Mom & Tot at Parks & Rec (old high school gym) from 10-12 FREE
Goochland library Fall session runs until week of December 9

Wednesdays Toddler Storytime (2 years old) 11:00 a.m. at Goochland library


Thursdays Preschool Storytime (3-5 years old) 10:00 a.m. Mother Goose Storytime (6 months - 2 years) 11:00 a.m.
at Goochland library

Fridays: Java Jodi's Coffee Cafe Kids' Karaoke 4-8pm w/Happy Hour 4-7 for the adults!

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Maymont Holiday House Tours start November 21 and run through January 6
Spectacular!
We found this to be one of a few perfect things to do the Friday after Thanksgiving or that weekend with out of town guests.


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Follow The Star!
Salem Baptist Church's Bethlehem Walk
Note: The tour is outside and takes approximately 45 minutes. Dress appropriately for the weather. The rough terrain is not suitable for wheelchairs, however we do have golf carts to accommodate you.
Bethlehem Walk is located at the new church property on Broad Street (Route 250) in Goochland County just 6 miles west of Short Pump."
Admission:FREE
December 3, 2008 6:00 -9:00pm
December 4, 2008 6:00-9:00pm
December 5, 2008 6:00 - 10:00pm
December 6, 2008 4:00 - 9:00pm
December 7, 2008 4:00 - 9:00pm
Tours are taken every 3 minutes

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One of my absolute favorites is the Bizarre Bazaar held at the Richmond Raceway complex.
Show Hours
Wed., December 3rd, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
(VCU's Massey Cancer Center's "Shopping Spree" Benefit)
Thurs., December 4th, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri., December 5th, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat., December 6th, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun., December 7th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission For Show
Adults $7.00
Children $1.50
You can get coupons for reduced admission either on the website or the Richmond Times Dispatch will start running ads soon I'm sure. While it is fine to bring the kids, especially on a weekday, if you can get there without them, you'll probably enjoy the show quite a bit more ;-)
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Rhythms: A Concert Series @ Your Library
Friday December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Local harpist, Cynthia Johnson returns to the library for a concert featuring witer and seasonal selections. Refreshments served.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
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Get into the Christmas spirit at Louisa's Christmas Festival and Parade! Enjoy food, fun and unique crafters from the area. Find the perfect gift for that special person on your list, or enjoy the day with the family.
Parade begins at 3:00PM Saturday, December 06, 2008 (10:00 AM-4:00 PM)

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December 6: 25th Annual Ukrops Christmas Parade
10:00 a.m.
Science Museum of Virginia to 7th Street
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Saturday and Sunday December 6th & 7th

Join Grayhaven Winery, Cooper Vineyards, Lake Anna Winery and James River Cellars for a festive weekend of holiday cheer and stock up on great Virginia wine for gifts and parties. Your $10 ticket gets you tastings at all four wineries, a souvenir wine glass to keep, snacks and munchies at each of the wineries, wine trail specials and a special gift upon completion of the trail. You don’t need to do it all in a day or on this weekend - keep your ticket and glass and complete the trail anytime the wineries are open for regular business. Tickets can be purchased at any of the wineries or online at www.HOVAWineTrail.com
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Theatre IV Children's Theater of Richmond - Shows Suggested for ages 4+ ************************************************************************************

Goochland Farmers Market
Special Indoor Holiday Markets from the Center for Rural Culture
Saturday November 15 &
Saturday December 13
10am - 2pm
at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College 1851 Dickenson Road, Goochland, VA 23063

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Richmond Ballet
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The Greatest Show on Earth - Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Boom a Ring show
at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville
December 11 - 14
information
Tickets will go on sale October 13 at 10am
You can buy on-line at www.johnpauljonesarena.com or select Plan 9 locations or at the JPJA box office or by phone. This venue is not affiliated with ticketmaster so if you want to find out what events are scheduled there, you need to sign up at their website for e-mails.


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Come join your Powhatan neighbors in celebrating the holidays at the 16th annual "A Village Christmas Parade." The parade features marching bands, floats, antique cars, clowns, horses, the ACCA Temple Shriners, the Christmas Mother, Santa and much, much more. The parade ends in front of Powhatan Courthouse where the activities are just beginning with food and craft vendors galore all leading up to the lighting of the Village Christmas Tree!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008 (3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
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Saturday Movie Matinee
Saturday December 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 5-10
Make a craft after the movie!
Refreshments served.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
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Deck The Halls Weekend @ Grayhaven Winery
December 13th & 14th
11am-6pm
Get into the holiday spirit at Grayhaven's annual Deck The Halls Weekend. Pick up FREE greenery for your home or join us at the crafts tables and make your own wreath with cuttings from our 100 year old American boxwoods, freshly cut pine, cedar and holly. Wreath supplies available for purchase or bring your own wreath base and decorations. Whistle while you work with a glass of Grayhaven wine, hot mulled wine or steamy cider. Wrap up your holiday shopping with Grayhaven wines, locally made jewelry and crafts, gourmet goodies and artisanal cheeses. The winery is located in Gum Spring, just 20 minutes west of Short Pump. (804) 556-3917
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Sesame Street Live
The Richmond Coliseum December 18, 19, 20, 21

perfect for the elmo fans!

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Get Tickets Now For:
Thunder Nationals - monster truck show
Richmond Coliseum Feb. 27 - Mar. 1, 2009
information
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Monster Jam - monster truck show
John Paul Jones Arena March 13 and March 14








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PAST - Maybe Next Year!
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Goochland's own
Arts and Crafts Guild is holding their 7th Annual Holiday Extravaganza this Saturday, November 8 at the Goochland Fairgrounds Building from 9 - 3 The GHS band boosters will be selling brunswick stew.


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2008 Food and Frills
Goochland Company 5 Fire-Rescue Auxiliary will hold its 2008 Fall Food and Frills celebration on Saturday, November 8 from 9-3 at the firehouse located at 2710 Fairgrounds Rd.
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Richmond Craftsmen's Classic Arts & Crafts Festival Nov. 7, 8, 9 at RRC
I've not been to this one yet.

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Urbanna Oyster Festival - I've never been but hear it is certainly worth the ride! Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8
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CHUCK E CHEESE'S Fundraising Event for GOOCHLAND ELEMENTARY / SPECIALTY CENTER SCHOOL PTA:
Tuesday November 11, 2008 3p - 9p

LOCATION: 9030 West Broad St Richmond

If you can go earlier than 3, with your preschooler perhaps, that works too! Just let them know you're there for the GES fundraiser.

Chuck E. Cheese's donates 15% of sales back to the school from all sales generated by this
event.

Sales includes all food, merchandise and token deals purchased at the register. Just notify the cashier that you're participating in Goochland Elementary School's Fundraising Night. Please consider coming out!
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Monster Jam - monster truck show
Hampton Coliseum Fri and Sat, November 14 and 15th
on sale now - information

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Fife Company 4 Fire-Rescue Auxiliary will hold its Fall Craft Sale and Hunter's luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9-4. In addition to the craft sale, there will be a yard sale, baked goods, jewelry, canned foods and candy and Christmas gifts. Located at 2397 Hadensville-Fife Rd Goochland.
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Drawing Anime
Thursday November 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Watch a short film and have fun drawing your favorite characters.
Pizza, drinks, and dessert served!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
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The Clothesline Children's Clothing Consignment HOLIDAY Sale
Woodmont Recreation Center 2334 Traymore Rd Richmond
Public Sale Friday Nov. 21 from 3-8pm

Saturday, Nov. 22 8-noon 1/2 price sale 12:30-4

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On Monday, November 24, at 7:30 P.M., the Concert Ballet of Virginia will be performing an abbreviated version of the Nutcracker Suite.

All tickets are $7.00. Proceeds from the sale of tickets go to help support Goochland Middle School.

For ticket information, please contact Linda Jasper at 804-556-5320.
or visit web site.



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2 comments:

HarryJack's Mom said...

You always do such a great job with all these things. Definitely try the Craftsman's this weekend! The fan Holiday House Tour is also great fun: http://www.fandistrict.org/house_tour/housetour3_new.htm

Happy Fall and Winter!

Missy's Blog said...

Woo Hoo ... thank you for the great "things to do in our area" update! I love it!

We'll be at the craftshow in Goochland this weekend. From what I understand there is also one at the fire station. Do you know if that's so?