Gundlach Plumbing is sponsoring Richmondmom.com’s Monthly Wine Down event on July 10th benefitting CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation. The event will be held at the Wine Loft in West Broad Village from 6:30-9:00pm. CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation was founded in honor of Charlotte Jennie’s (CJ) by her parents, Rachel and Roger Reynolds, as a means of “paying it forward” to all of those who helped and supported them during their daughters battle with cancer. CJSTUF helps families who are suffering through the challenges of having a child with cancer – many of them face financial challenges and have other needs as well.
This year an anonymous donor has pledged to donate $1 for every $1 raised at the Wine Down event up to $500! RSVP for the event here. There is a $10 entry fee and you will receive a raffle ticket that enters you for a chance to win a great prize. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1 each. All funds raised will benefit the non-profit organization. If you are unable to attend and would still like to make a donation, contact Richmond Mom here.
Matt’s Great 8 Tailgate hosted by Puritan Cleaners will be held all day on Wednesday, June 5th at the Puritan Staples Mill location. Matt DiNardo, weather anchor of WRIC TV8’s of Good Morning Richmond, will be conducting live remote televised cut-ins throughout the all day event. The event is to support Puritan’s 100,000 Meals charitable efforts and they will be accepting food and monetary donations all day. Visitors are welcomed to enjoy free treats throughout the day! There will be live music featuring Chris Lucas, Sons of Zebedee and Center Stage Band and a visit from Nutzy of the Flying Squirrels. All food and funds will go towards the Central Virginia Foodbank.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch is having their Public Square #47 on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 7-8:30 pm. The event will discuss what our city can do to stay relevant for the coming generations. They will address findings from a sweeping assessment by Richmond millennials on the future and what it will take for them to become a vibrant part of that future.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited so registration is required. The event will be at the RTD office building at 300 E. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 23219. You can register by clicking here.
Johnny, 75, serves as the company’s chairman and CEO. His brother Freddie, 81, is the company’s chairman emeritus. Johnny started working at the lumberyard in 1959 after graduating from the University of Virginia. Freddie has been active with Siewers Lumber since 1954, after graduating from Virginia Tech and serving in the military.
Siewers Lumber and Millwork was founded in 1884 by their grandfather and the company has remained a Richmond staple ever since. Siewers Lumber and Millwork is responsible for many of the distinguished buildings in Richmond that still stand today, such as the Rectory of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. The two brothers have helped the company succeed for many years through both the flourishing and hard times in the ever-changing retail industry. Freddie and Johnny Siewers were instrumental in the growth of the company, helping them advance their retail business with an increased variety of products and services.
In 2007, they received the Distinguished Retailer of the Year award from the Retail Merchants Association. On behalf of the Retail Merchants Association, we would like to say congratulations on a well-deserved honor. It is our privilege to work with such a legendary Richmond retailer.
Dominion Riverrock will be this weekend May 17th-19th. Dominion Riverrock, organized by Venture Richmond and the Sports Backers, is the nation’s premier outdoor lifestyle festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown’s Island for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront. Enjoy the weekend celebrating Richmond’s beautiful riverfront.
Dominion Riverrock features live concerts throughout the weekend, an incredible interactive village, and sporting events including the Miller Lite Filthy 5k, James River Scramble 10k Trail Run, Boulder Bash, Slacklining, and more. For a full list of events and times, click here.
Festival admission is free, but anyone wishing to compete in a Dominion Riverrock event must pay to enter. Walk-up registration for all events will be accepted on site unless the event has reached its capacity.
La Plaza Farmers Market will have their grand opening celebration on May 13, 2013 at the Broad Rock Sports Complex in South Richmond. The goal of La Plaza is to improve health of the surrounding communities as well as to provide an affordable, accessible market opportunity for primarily Latino and African-American farmers and producers. They opened last April 2012 and are gearing up for an even better second season. The Market will operate every Monday, from 4 to 8 pm, from May 6 to October 14, 2013. Organizers of the Market are currently looking for vendors, volunteers, and sponsors for the upcoming market season.
La Plaza is a unique farmers market, and offers a mix of produce, crafts, and food, along with cultural surprises every week. Organizers of the local market in the Southside location work to promote healthy, active living, provide an economic outlet for local farmers, artisans and emerging businesses, while encouraging intercultural exchange and the use of Broad Rock Sports Complex and public library by the local community, overall fostering a greater sense of community cohesion.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels will be having a tailgate party on Thursday, May 16th to check out the newly renovated ORC Pavilion. Come tailgate with the Flying Squirrels staff before the VCU vs. University of Richmond game at The Diamond. They have put over $50,000 worth of renovations into the space and want to showcase the area that can be used for tailgating and events. This will be a free networking event from 5-7 pm. There will be live music, free food and drinks, free admission to the game, games and giveaways! One lucky attendee will win a 25 person outing in the ORC pavilion. RSVP for the event with Chris Walker at (804) 482-6809 or email@example.com by Monday, May 13th.
Chesterfield Town Center and the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce will be having their 3rd Annual V.I.T. or Very Important Teacher night on Tuesday, May 7th. This Chesterfield collaboration is to celebrate and show gratitude to all of the teachers in the Richmond region. The event will be from 4-7 pm at the Chesterfield Town Center. All area educators are invited from the surrounding counties, invites have been sent from CTC to Chesterfield County, Henrico County, Hanover County, Prince George County and Dinwiddie County. All public and private educators are welcomed. Festivities include product demonstrations, make-overs, various enter-to-win offers, raffle prizes from CTC merchants, discounts throughout the mall for teachers only, a wine tasting held for educators only at Virginia Diner and a fashion show in the HomeGoods Atrium. Several area school administrators will be attending the event and speaking to the teaching audience.
Come join Interstate All Battery Center for their Glen Allen Grand Opening on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The event will be from 11 am to 3 pm at their 10311 W Broad Street location. There will be plenty of family friendly activities, free food, product discounts and giveaways! There will be a special appearance of a local fire truck from Henrico County Station #22 for kids to explore and free scoops of Blue Bell Ice Cream donated by Burger Works. Throughout the event Interstate All Battery will be collecting donations for the Richmond SPCA, you can find a list for donations here. For each donation, customers will receive a free pack of AA or AAA batteries. This will be a great event for the whole family and a chance to see all of the great products that Interstate All Battery Center has to offer!
The Opening Reception for the Show of Hands exhibit at the Gallery at UNOS will be Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Show of Hands is the end result of a year-long collaboration that has included Saint Gertrude High School students learning about UNOS, organ donation and transplantation. Show of Hands is named in honor of service leadership which is an important component to St. Gertrude’s students and staff. Girls are required to volunteer to lend a helping hand to impact their community. 50 Saint Gertrude students participated in the making of this exhibit as well as students from several middle schools that feed into Saint Gertrude. Student volunteers will be performing at the opening reception in support of UNOS and are greeters at UNOS for the Go Discover Richmond walk on May 4th.
This event is free and open to the public. The event is located at the Gallery at UNOS at 700 North 4th Street, Richmond, VA. The Gallery’s daily hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.