Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Parade Just Steps from Maury Place this Sunday!

There is only one thing to do on Easter Sunday in Richmond (besides going to church!), and that is to promenade on Monument Avenue between Davis and Allen Avenues at the annual Easter on Parade! Join thousands of RVAers--some dressed in colorful Easter attire and festive Easter bonnets--who come each year to listen to live music, eat fun street food, and participate in all sorts of fun activities for families and kids.

There will also be many Richmond canines on view wearing their own Easter finery! It is one of Richmond's top "see and be seen" attractions! And this all happens just a few blocks from Maury Place!

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument

Richmond Garden Week, April 30 to May 2

After a winter of many snows, Spring will be much welcomed in Richmond! The Garden Club of Virginia will present the 81st Historic Garden Week in Richmond beginning on Wednesday, April 30, and running through Friday, May 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Approximately 1500 visitors will tour lovely private homes and gardens each day. Proceeds will fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia's historic gardens. For more information, see www.VaGardenWeek.org.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument

Monday, April 14, 2014

Richmond's Byrd Theatre: A Treasured Landmark Since 1928

Richmond's landmark movie palace, the Byrd Theatre, opened in Carytown in 1928 and has been operating continuously over the past eight decades. Named after William Byrd II, one of Richmond's founders, the building is a true cinematic treasure, and is both a State and National Historic Landmark. The iconic landmark was purchased in 2007 by the Byrd Theatre Foundation with the purpose of restoring and preserving this slice of Richmond's entertainment history. The Foundation plans to integrate cultural, educational, and community programming and events into the venue's programming, in addition to offering movies at an admission price of just $2 a ticket 365 days a year! The theatre has a  whopping 1300 seats and the still-operational "Mighty Wurlitzer" theatre organ that introduces all Saturday evening performances! The Byrd is within walking distance of Maury Place at Monument in Carytown and is not to be missed! It is a true jewel in Richmond's crown!

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Richmond's Flying Squirrels Open Their 5th Season on April 10th!

What do Virginian's, Crows, Lawmakers, Blue Birds, Giants, Colts, Rebels, Vees, Climbers, and Braves have in common? All were names of Richmond professional minor league baseball teams, predecessors to the Flying Squirrels. Professional baseball has been in Richmond since 1884, when the Richmond Virginians of the American Association compiled a less than impressive record of 12 wins and 30 losses. The teams have played at a variety of stadiums and locations. The first site was where the Robert E. Lee monument stands today on Monument Avenue! The current Daimond was first used in 1985, and Richmond may soon have a new baseball stadium to add to this legacy.

Richmond's popular baseball team, the Flying Squirrels, opened their 5th Season on April 10 and  featured the Richmond Flying Circus and post-game fireworks. Following theme nights in April will include a tribute to "The Wizard of Oz," celebrating its 75th Anniversary, on April 14; Jackie Robinson Day on April 15, with wristbands for the first 2000 fans; an appearance by Stefanie Scott ("Lexi Reed") on April 26; and a salute to Construction with a Wednesday Happy Hour and post-game fireworks on April 30. Call 804-359-FUNN or visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com for further information. Richmond's Diamond baseball stadium is a short drive from Maury Place at Monument. We can hear and see from Maury Place fireworks going off at the Diamond.  Inn dog Chico hides under the bed at such times! Go Squirrels!!



Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Bizarre Bazaar Spring Market April 4 to 6 at Richmond's Raceway Complex


The annual Bizarre Bazaar Spring Market is back from April 4 to April 6 at Richmond's Raceway Complex! This large-scale event provides an optimal shopping experience for all--including gifts for Easter, graduation, birthdays, bridal and baby showers, and unique offerings including gourmet foods, cookbooks, fine linens, designer clothing, toys, crafts and artwork, decorative home accessories and jewelry. Springtime also brings gardening and the outdoors to the forefront, and included in items for sale are whimsical garden art and accessories, spring and summer perennials, outdoor furniture, and more! The Raceway Complex (former site of the Virginia State Fair), is just a short drive away from Maury Place at Monument. This is an event that Jeff especially recommends for shoppers!

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument