Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Friday, May 11 (also National Public Gardens Day). Garden Guides offer free tours of historic Bloemendaal House 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; included with Garden admission. Saturday and Sunday – activities in the Children’s Garden include “make-and-takes” for mom: make a Mother’s Day card and a tissue paper flower! (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) NEW: You’ll have a chance to win Garden tickets, gift certificates, and items from the Garden Shop throughout the day. Sunday, May 13 – Smooth jazz sounds of Glennroy Bailey at the Mother’s Day concert held at the Bloemendaal House from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Food is also available for purchase at the Bloemendaal House from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs but no outside food or beverage is permitted. Tips for Mother’s Day: Arrive before noon if you can. Carpool if you can, parking is limited. For details click here
Maymont -- Arias & Duets, Presented by the Virginia Opera
May 12, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Maymont Mansion Lawn, 804-358-7166, ext. 310
Pack a picnic and bring the family for an evening of outdoor musical relaxation at its finest with vibrant voices of the Opera and Broadway! Dr. Glenn Winters, Virginia Opera’s Community Outreach and Musical Director, will be your musical guide for an enjoyable performance of unforgettable favorites. Registration required. Rain date: Sunday, May 13.
8th Annual Virginia Hops & Barley Festival
Saturday, May 12, 1-8 p.m. Westchester Commons Shopping Center, 15786 WC Main Street, Midlothian. An unlimited tasting option for 35+ craft beers, extended hours, live music, local food vendors & more! Tickets are available online ($15 online before May 1, $20 online May 1-15, and $25 at the door on May 12) and kids 12 and younger get free entry with a paid adult. General admission tickets include five tastes, but additional tastes can be purchased separately. VIP tickets are also available for $50, which includes unlimited tastings, access to the VIP area, unlimited 12 oz. domestic beers in the VIP area, private bathrooms, free lunch, and snacks throughout the day. Non-Taster tickets are just $10. This festival is organized by the Rotary Club of Powhatan and all funds raised at the event will be distributed to charitable organizations throughout Central Virginia to make a big difference in someone's life and the community. Get details http://vabeerfest.com/.
BBQ and Music Festival and the ACCA Shrine, Saturday, May 12th, from 1 to 5.
Each ticket is worth all the Food you can eat BBQ, Ribs, Baked Beans, Coleslaw and Sweet Potato Tots with Your favorite Beverages, games, auction, and Music. Wine sold separately, Acca Shrine Center, 1712 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, tickets $30 at the gate.
Bon Air Victorian Days
Chesterfield County Public Library invites participants to enjoy what the Bon Air community was like in the late 1800s. The celebration includes theatrical presentation, games, stories, music, a fashion show, and a parade. Events on Saturday, May 12, Bon Air Victorian Day Parade & Festival, 11:15 a.m. Parade starts at Bon Air Baptist Church and ends at festival location-Bon Air Christian Church 804-318-8966.
Innsbrook after Hours, Saturday, may 12, gates open at 5 pm, show time is 6 pm, featuring Country Music star Chase Rice. For a complete list click of artists and information on the concert series click here