Fun Things to Do around Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast, Hanover, Virginia

      Hanover, Virginia                     

                                                                                     Fun Things to Do around Shady Acres During the Month’s of March & April

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February 24 – March 26, 2017 DANCING LESSONS at the Historic Hanover Tavern Theatre, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd., Route 301, Hanover, VA 23069 Call (804) 537-5050 or for Tickets call VA Rep: (804)282-2620 By Mark St. Germain, Part of The Acts of Faith Theatre Festival

March 3-5, 2017 Virginia Spring Market at the Meadow Event Park, Farm Bureau Center-West Hall, 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA 23047 www.meadoweventpark.com/calendar-of-events

March 3-5, 2017 The Richmond Home and Garden Show, at the Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond, VA Admission price is $8 or only $6 online from www.richmondhomeandgarden.com ! Cash only at the box office. Phone: 804-709-9864

March 4, 2017 Before the Lightbulb at the Meadow Farm Museum, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM,  3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 Henrico Phone: 804-501-2130  Have you ever wondered about the history of the old nursery rhyme, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick? Help make candles for the farmhouse while you learn about its origin and the many different ways our ancestors lit their homes. Take a tour of the 19th century farmhouse and see how many kinds of lighting you can find. Take a hand-dipped candle home. Information: 652-1416. Accessibility 

March 4, 2017 IT'S! a Monty Python burlesque show,  9:00 PM-11:00 PM, at the Dominion Arts Center, 600 E Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-404-2669 (producer)

March 7-8, 2017 Events On the Air Radio Players - The Day the Earth Stood Still, 7:30 PM-8:30 PM, at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060  Phone: 804-501-5859 All ages. On the Air Radio Players are excited to present “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, a radio show filled with fun, old-time stories from the “golden age of radio.” Come and be a part of the studio audience for this hour-long taping featuring live music and sound effects. Information: 501-5859. Accessibility    

March 8-10, 2017 Virginia Wine Expo, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, Venue: Greater Richmond Convention Center and nearby venues, 403 North Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219  Phone: 804-349-6909 The 10th Anniversary Virginia Wine Expo will be very special, offering you a singular opportunity to taste Virginia, Spanish, Portuguese and Sonoma County, CA wines, craft beers, whiskeys, ciders, artisan burgers, global smoked cuisine, gourmet noodles and dumplings, specialty food, and more! Learn why Richmond has emerged as a craft beverage and culinary mecca. To buy tickets and for more information go to VirginiaWineExpo.com. Price: Varies, see website at VirginiaWineExpo.com  Accessibility   

March 10-12, 2017 Craftsmen's Classic Art & Craft Festival, Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222 Features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. There is something for every style, taste and budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary in the Exhibition & Commonwealth Buildings  Free Parking, Admission:$8/Adult, $1/Child (6-12), Under 6 Free Hours: March  10, 2017– Fri. (Hours: 10am –  8pm), March  11, 2017– Sat.  (Hours:  10am –  6pm), March  12, 2017– Sun. (Hours:  11am  –  5pm)

March 11, 2017 Richmond Bluegrass Jam, 12:00 PM-11:59 PM, at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Henrico  Phone: 804-929-4102 (Info) THREE stages and MORE bands! Great local food & beer! Price: Donations at the door to benefit Richmond Fisher House giving back to our military families. Accessibility

March 11-12, 2017 Half priced tastings ALL weekend! at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059

March 12, 2017 Maymont’s Voices of Victorian Women at Maymont Mansion in Richmond, VA 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Free admission; fee for carriage rides Contact: 804-358-7166, ext. 329  https://maymont.org  A woman’s life at the turn of the 20th century was about much more than hosting tea parties and doing needlepoint. Many women were concerned with moral, social, economic and political changes that were transforming their families, communities and the world. This special tour of the Dooleys’ home focuses on a woman’s role and her influence 100 years ago, and introduces guests to Mrs. Dooley’s dressmaker and members of the conscientious domestic staff as the past comes to life with living history and fun activities that highlight James and Sallie Dooley’s extraordinary gift to you! Guided tours available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm.

March 17-19, 2017 Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Shows at the Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond, VA You can find 14k jewelry, fashion jewelry, sterling silver, precious and semi-precious gemstones, minerals, beads, pearls, and jewelers/wire wrappers on site for jewelry repair! Hours are Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 10am - 5pm. Admission is $5 for adults, students 16 and under are free. Print your $1 off coupon on the Treasures of the Earth website! http://treasuresoftheearth.com/

March 18, 2017 Above & Beyond Gala, ASK (Childhood Cancer Foundation) at the historic John Marshall Ballrooms. On the evening of Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the historic John Marshall Ballrooms, over 300 guests will gather for ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Above & Beyond Gala. This year’s gala will be a celebration of our brave children battling cancer with a focus on ASK’s future as we go above and beyond to raise $100,000 to make life better for children with cancer and their families in our community at the John Marshall Ballroom in Richmond, VA www.askccf.org

March 19, 2017 Popcorn Wars NOON AND 4PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 Popcorn Wars will be an interactive event of Wine and Popcorn pairings. We will have 5 different types of gourmet popcorn, paired with 2 wines each (10 wines total) that you will taste. Vote for your favorite and help us to determine our next pairing events. Plus, casting your vote will enter you into a drawing for a pair of tickets to the next War Path Series event! TICKETS WILL BE $10, AND KEEP YOUR JRC WINE GLASS!

March 24-26, 2017  Virginia Horse Festival at the Meadow Event Park, 13048 Meadow Farm Road, Doswell, VA 23047 Everything Equine - Clinics, Demos, Trade Show and Entertainment Contact Glenn Martin: gmartin@meadoweventpark.com

March 25-26, 2017 Survival Expo, 9am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday, at the Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond, VA Are you ready for a natural disaster? Could you survive for days, weeks or months without power? Everything from camping gear to complete off-grid living supplies. Long term food storage, solar power, bug-out kits, and so much more will be available to purchase at the show. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for aged 6-12 and 5 & under Free.

March 31-April 2, 2017  The Bizarre Bazaar Spring Market at the Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond, VA www.thebizarrebazaar.com This large-scale event provides an optimal shopping experience for all – Think Spring! – gifts for Easter, graduation, birthdays, bridal and baby showers…unique offerings include gourmet food and cookbooks, fine linens, designer clothing, toys, fine crafts and artwork, decorative home accessories and jewelry to name a few.  Springtime also brings gardening and the outdoors to the forefront – included in the array of items available are whimsical garden art and accessories, spring and summer perennials, outdoor furniture and much, much more.

April 1-2, 2017 April Fools' Festival NOON AND 5PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 Sip James River Cellars' wines and a few other guest wineries while you listen to live music, shop from local craft vendors, and enjoy unique food trucks!

April 1-2, 2017 Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition at the Meadow Event Park, First Bank & Trust Pavilion, 13048 Meadow Farm Road, Doswell, VA 23047 Contact: Brett Horner kinetent@aol.com

April 8-9, 2017 Virginia Flyfishing and Wine Festival at the Meadow Event Park, Farm Bureau Center, 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA 23047

April 14-16, 2017 Central Virginia Agility Club at the Meadow Event Park, First Bank & Trust Pavilion, 13048 Meadow Farm Road, Doswell, VA 23047 Contact: Alex Davis loakespark@gmail.com

April 22, 2017 ASK 5K and Fun Walk 10:00 AM at The Diamond, Richmond, VA (Childhood Cancer Foundation) www.askccf.org

April 22, 2017 Annual Railroad Run & Green Fair, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, in Ashland, VA Join us for the area's longest running 5K,10K and kids 1 mile fun run! April 22, 2017 beginning at 8AM. Followed by Green Faire featuring Central Virginia's best eco-friendly businesses. http://hanoverarts.org/event/ashland-railroad-run/ 

April 22-29, 2017 Historic Garden Week in Virginia at Various Homes & Gardens in Richmond, VA Visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks. See unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia's springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,300 flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members. www.vagardenweek.org

April 26, 2017 Historic Garden Week Tour, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, at the Maymont Mansion, Gardens & Grounds, Contact:

804-358-7166, ext. 310 Celebrate Historic Garden Week at Maymont and at the charming homes and gardens of the nearby Westover Hills neighborhood. Special tours showcase the treasures inside Maymont Mansion including Tiffany stained glass, frescoed ceilings and original furnishings. The kitchen and other restored service rooms depict the upstairs-downstairs lifestyle of the Gilded Age home. Maymont’s garden experts and interpreters welcome guests to the estate and offer insight into the original features and design of the magnificent gardens and surrounding landscape. Champion trees, a carriage display, wildlife exhibits, the newly renovated Farm and a Nature Center complete the 100-acre estate. Park at the Historical Estate entrance at 1700 Hampton Street; the mansion and gardens are a short walk from the gate. Guided mansion tours available 10am-5pm. $5/free with April 26 Historic Garden Week ticket.

April 29, 2017  Epic Glow Run at the Meadow Event Park, Farm Bureau Center East, M Lot, Festival Loop13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA 23047

April 29, 2017 Herbs Galore & More at Maymont in Richmond, VA, 8am-4pm, Carriage House Lawn,
$5 for Marketplace / free for Maymont members and children 16 & under.  Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon and come out to the Marketplace on the Lawn for everyone’s favorite gardening extravaganza! Dozens of vendors from the mid-Atlantic fill Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn with every imaginable herb as well as annuals, perennials, trees, vegetables, and herbal products and crafts for this one-of-a-kind event. https://maymont.org/experiences/annual-events/herbs-galore/

April 29, 2017 NASCAR ToyotaCare 250, 12:30 PM, at the Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond, VA


April 30, 2017 NASCAR ToyotaOwners 400 Sprint Cup Series Race, 2:00 PM, at the Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond, VA www.rir.com/Ticket-Info/Event-Calendar

We look forward to seeing you soon!

     Hanover, Virginia

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Phone or Text: 804-994-5940       Gail and Ralph Olberg, Owners/Innkeepers

Marriage Officiant, Gail Olberg                  Commonwealth of Virginia

Call or Text  804-994-5940         Wedding Ceremonies: MarriageOfficiant.GailOlberg@gmail.com      Venue: ShadyAcresBB@gmail.com



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