ON THE RADAR
Dominion Energy Family Easter in Maymont
April 16, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Free (some activities require the purchase of tickets)
Loads of Easter activities in a beautiful setting. Can get crowded but it’s pretty and I just read they have baby goats. Baby goats have nothing to do with Easter at all, but they are damn cute.
Bring the whole family for an Easter Egg Travaganza and all that spring has to offer. Enjoy games, activities and crafts as well as live entertainment from Bach to Rock and other artists, jugglers and adorable animals and of course the Easter Bunny performances! Bring a picnic blanket and make a day of local food trucks and 100 acres “Eggs-Plore”.
Admission to the Dominion Energy Family Easter is free, plus optional $2 activity and game tickets. Each redeemed ticket will award an Easter Egg and eggs-tra rewards!
Event parking is available at the Historic Estate Entrance and The Robins Nature Center. Guests can enter at any gate and join the fun at the Carriage House Lawn.
There will be security guidelines. https://maymont.org/coronavirus-status/
🐰 Activities for the whole family 🐰
– Happy duck
– Candy Adventure
-Bonnet Craft Tent
-Craft Tent – Pinwheels, Sheep Crafts and Easter Bracelets
– Tattoo tent
– Inflatable soccer ball, skeeball, tee ball and soccer ball
-Astro Jump RVA: Bounce Course
🎟️ Tickets 🎟️
Activity tickets are $2 each and are available in one of two ticketed tents to save participants time on each of the special crafts, bouncy castles, games and experiences! One ticket per participant and activity. For every redeemed ticket you will receive an Easter egg. Eggs may contain an “Eggstra” prize. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. No refunds, returns or exchanges.
🍨 Grocery Vendor 🍨
-Funnel Cake Recee
🌷 Free fun for everyone 🌷
– Live entertainment performances from: Bach to Rock, Jonathan Austin, Richmond Urban Dance, Chesterfield Children’s Theater, SPARC and Maymont Animal Ambassadors
-Pictures with the Easter Bunny
– Storytelling under the bunny tree with Pam Bomboy
– Chalk Zone
– Bladder Zone
-Farm Friends – baby animals and animal olympics
-Golden egg hunt
BELOW THE RADAR
African American Book Festival at the Richmond Public Library
April 16, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
I just heard about this festival so can’t add much. If you’re near the library on Saturday, stop by.
Virginia Business Expo Associates and the Richmond Public Library proudly present the 1st Annual Richmond African American Book Festival.
The African American Book Festival was founded to provide our culture’s established and emerging authors with a platform to spread the messages embedded in the pages of their iconography. With one goal in mind, we aim to educate, entertain, and impact the Richmond community through African American literature by illuminating the stories told in their books.
This event is a great opportunity for community members to meet and connect with their favorite black writers. There will be multiple authors.
Come out to support your Black authors, meet them face to face, get pictures, buy books at discounted prices, network with other professionals, bring book reading back to normal and support They authors in spreading their messages.
What can you expect?
This event features author and publisher exhibitions, author discussions and book signings, entertainment, networking and door prizes. The event will attract a wide range of authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries and individual readers. The books available are suitable for all ages; from children, adolescents, young adults to adults. Authors will present fiction, poetry, non-fiction, memoir, self-help and spiritual offerings.
This event is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy this free community festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion and excitement of the written work.
Spring Jamboree at VUU’s Hovey Stadium
16 April 1pm-4pm
Softball and soccer finally together. Luckily not on the same field at the same time. VUU hosts their Spring Jamboree. At 1:00 p.m., you can watch the women’s softball team and then stay for a Panther football scrimmage.