Where in Va. is James Monroe?

July 31, 2017

We associate George Washington with Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson with Monticello and Poplar Forest, and James Madison with Montpelier; all imposing Virginia homes of early presidents. But, quickly now, what place do you associate with […]


Ride to the star and back in Roanoke

July 17, 2017

Let the Roanoke Star be your reward for a 6-mile mountain bike ride that includes a thousand feet of climbing. Start in the Virginia city’s historic Grandin Village and head toward Mill Mountain Park, which […]


Find Independence Day fireworks near you

June 28, 2017

Celebrating Independence Day Local Maryland Fireworks Displays July 1, St. Michaels, MD July 1, Sharpsburg, MD, Antietam National Battlefield. July 1, Gaithersburg, MD, Bohrer Park July 2, Boonsboro, MD, Shafer Park. Events July 2, Havre […]

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Mother’s Day Celebration

May 3, 2017

May 12–14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include tours, Mother’s Day concert, children’s craft making, and Bloemendaal open house. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond, Va. 804-262-9887,

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Cinco in the City

May 3, 2017

May 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Music, food, and beverage vendors. Free admission and free parking. City Center at Oyster Point, 735 Town Center Drive, Newport News, Va. 757-926-1400,  


Fun reigns at the Virginia Renaissance Faire

May 1, 2017

Before there was Jamestown, there was Elizabeth’s England. When Elizabeth Tudor came to the throne in 1558, her country was nearly bankrupt after grinding years of war overseas and fiscal mismanagement at home. Unemployment was […]