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May 4, 2012
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Tacky Lights Tour for 8
Conch Republic, James Limousine
Over the last three decades, Richmond has taken the art of Christmas decorating to a new level of tackiness. Make this wacky megawatt tradition a part of your holiday season! Up to eight passengers will be whisked from their front door to see Richmond’s tackiest holiday lights in luxurious fashion courtesy of James Limousine. After your tour, raise your glass and toast to the season with a $50 gift card to Conch Republic at Rocketts Landing. Tour valid Sunday, November 25-Thursday, November 29, 2012; upgradeable and transferable.
Cooper Vineyards Wine Tasting for 20
It’s been said that toasting turns the simple act of drinking wine into a ceremony. Up to twenty guests will delight in a one-day rental of the LEED certified Cooper Vineyard’s private tasting room and a private tasting complete with logo glasses as a keepsake. Expires September 9, 2012. Reservations required. Must be over 21 years of age.
Maymont Backyard Olympics for 25
Belmont Pizzeria, Maymont Foundation
Experience the ultimate picnic at Maymont! Up to 25 guests will enjoy badminton, ladder ball, cornhole, horseshoes and other backyard games on the Carriage House or Children’s Farm lawn followed by cold beverages and pizza pies courtesy of Belmont Pizzeria. Mutually agreeable date.
Flying Squirrels VIP Experience for 4
Richmond Flying Squirrels
Go NUTZ in style! Celebrate summer’s greatest pastime with a trip to the Diamond to cheer for Nutzy and the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Four guests will enjoy complimentary Diamond Club tickets to any of the Richmond Flying Squirrels 2012 regular season home games. Don't forget to squeeze in some practice before you head out to the game because you will be throwing the first pitch! Commemorate the day with a prize pack full of goodies, including mascot bobbleheads, signed baseballs and more! Expires September 3, 2012; dates for available games exclude July 4; first pitch opportunity not available July 4 and September 3.
Virginia is for Beer Lovers
Hardywood Brewery, Maymont Foundation, Screens ‘n Suds, Starr Hill Brewery, Taste the Local
Didn’t the Declaration of Independence protect the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of a really good, hand-crafted beer? Sample some of Virginia’s best brews including Charlottesville’s Starr Hill Brewery, Richmond’s Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, show your beer pride with a tshirt, pint glass and original art from Screens n’ Suds. Also, enjoy a pair of tickets to the Virginia Hops & Barley Festival in Powhatan on May 12th and Dooley Noted Society’s own Wine and Beer Classic in September! Must be over 21 years of age.
100th Anniversary Japanese Garden Celebration for 4
Commemorate one of Richmond’s most beloved gardens in its centennial year. Four guests will enjoy an evening at Maymont’s Japanese Garden fall gala on September 21, 2012 with Japanese delicacies, music, Ikebana displays, and spectacular bamboo sculpture. Continue the celebration into late fall with four passes to the Leaf Peeking Tour on November 4, 2012 with Director of Horticulture, Peggy Singlemann, as she provides fascinating insights into the garden’s development over the past century and the various aspects of Japanese garden design. Finally, make Japanese Garden aesthetic part of your home with your very own artful bonsai tree.
Corolla Beach House
Enjoy a one week stay in Corolla, NC with this fantastic oceanfront 4-bedroom and 2.5-bath home with 180 degree ocean views. Stroll to the beach on your own private walkway, see spectacular sunrises, dolphin sightings, and pelican caravans. For rainy days, a library of movies, games and books will entertain. Beach house sleeps 10. Valid for dates in April 2013 only; excludes April 13-20, 2013. http://www.beachrealtync.com/rental/house.html?ID=607
Anonymous, Chez Lloyd, Spa310
Get all dolled up with these boutique salon services and products. Primp and polish with a gift basket from Chez Lloyd, enjoy a new ‘do with coloring and blowout services from Spa310 and stay perfectly manicured with a Vera Bradley makeup bag and manicure kit.
The Greenbrier for 2
The Greenbrier Sporting Club
This is your chance to indulge in the history and luxury of the renowned Greenbrier…all while experiencing the exclusivity found only at The Greenbrier Sporting Club, the members-only residential enclave. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity provides you a glimpse into the life of a Greenbrier homeowner as you enjoy a rare opportunity to access several private amenities. Two people will enjoy two nights and three days accommodations at the resort, access to the member-only Eastern-inspired spa, unlimited activities at the Greenbrier resort including swimming, movie theater and history tour, and a choice between one round of golf on The Snead, a members-only golf course, a one-hour escorted horseback trail ride or up to 2 hours of guided fly fishing. Expires May 4, 2013; subject to availability; available dates exclude July 2-9, 2012.
Maymont Campout for 16
Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, Maymont Foundation
Experience this very unique opportunity to set up camp on the Maymont grounds with family and friends! Four adults and up to twelve children will have exclusive access to Maymont on a Friday night just as the gates are closing and the public is leaving. The park will be yours alone. Stop by your campsite and stow your gear in tents, already pitched around the fire pit, and get ready for a fun-filled evening including a night hike with Maymont’s Education staff and s’mores around the fire. Wake up to morning mist resting on the rolling hills and enjoy an energizing breakfast. You and your guests are invited to the Children’s Farm to see the animals parade out of their stalls and to the pasture—an experience few ever get to see! Tents will be provided for the evening courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports. This unique opportunity will be a memory your family will never forget! Mutually agreeable date; June-August 2012; Friday only.
Intimate Dinner for Four at Maymont
Bo Williams, Maymont Foundation
As the day turns to dusk, Maymont will become the backdrop for an unforgettable private dinner for up to four. A carriage will greet the lucky winners at the gates of Maymont to whisk you away to the destination of your choosing. The winner may choose the location for their gourmet dinner between the gazebo overlook, Japanese Garden, or Italian Garden. Dinner will consist of three sumptuous southern inspired courses paired with wine, served while you enjoy breathtaking views and evening breezes. Meal, dinner service provided by Bo Williams, Dooley Noted Society Board Member. Expires May 2013.
Dry River Cabin Long Weekend Getaway for 4
Enjoy up to four nights, in a rustic cabin above Dry River in Rawley Springs, Virginia (about two and a half hours from Richmond). Rustic Dry River Cabin is a cozy and comfortable destination in the heart of historic Rawley Springs. The cabin is designed with knotty pine in the interior and a screened-in porch with a breathtaking view of the mountains. There are plenty of activities: hike to the border of George Washington National Forest, walk to Blue Hole in the summer months for swimming in crystal clear water, walk the area to see stone walls and natural sulfur springs of the Virginia Hotel, a major tourist attraction in the early 1900s. Warmer weather invites canoeing, tubing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing and golfing while the cooler months yield opportunities for skiing, wine tasting, antiquing and sightseeing. Cabin sleeps four guests with master bedroom and sleeper sofa in living room. Mutually agreeable date; expires April 2013.
Week’s Stay in Costa Rica for 6
The Coulbourn Family
Head to the beach for some fun in the sun! This trip includes a week's accommodation for six to Costa del Sol, an oceanside beach community located in beautiful Bejuco, Costa Rica. The home, Casa de Vida, is a well-appointed, spacious 3-bedroom/3-bath home with its own private pool and jacuzzi. Enjoy full access to the property’s lounge and barbeque areas, tennis court, and pool; or take a short stroll down to the award-winning Bejuco Beach. The home is located on the Central Pacific Coast, 25 minutes south of Jaco and 45 minutes north of Manual Antonio. Travel is not included. www.conservationpropertiesunlimited.com Mutually agreeable date; expires April 2013.
Rocketts Landing Sprints Regatta for 10
The WVS Companies, LLC
Looking for some fun on the river this summer? Up to ten guests will enjoy the 9th Annual Rocketts Landing Sprints Regatta hosted by the Virginia Boat Club on Saturday, June 23 from a Party Cruiser docked riverside. From 9am-2pm, watch crews battle upstream over the 1000-meter course that begins along the historic James River waterfront in downtown Richmond. Sport your summertime finest and enjoy an exclusive view of the finish line. Boat includes water slide, air conditioned cabin and Sirius-capable AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 jack.
Mary Brooks and Jay Jamison
Spend one week with your family in this gorgeous log cabin with unbelievable views of the Teton range. The home is located in Driggs, Idaho seven miles from Grand Targhee and 39 miles from Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. Sleeping 16, this home features 4,300 luxurious square feet on 2.5 acres, a hot tub on the east facing decks to take in the Teton Views and much more! Grand Targhee is the real West with fun activities for both the summer and winter months. From snowboarding to paragliding, skateboarding and mountain biking to animal watching, the possibilities are endless! Some of the nation’s best fly fishing is minutes away as well as horseback riding, rock climbing and snow mobile adventures in Yellowstone. Head to Jackson Hole for shopping and more! Come fall in love with the true West! Mutually agreeable date in September-December 2012 excluding Christmas and New Years.
Brooks Smith, Venture Richmond
Brush up on your local history with a signed set of books by author and Richmond-native Brooks Smith. Then test your new found knowledge on the open water with an informative, 40-minute, historically-narrated tour of the James River and Kanawha Canal along Richmond’s Historic Canal Walk for two adults and two children, courtesy of Richmond Canal Cruises. Expires November 11, 2012.
Maui 3-Night Stay
Marnie and Bryan Wilking
Experience paradise with this oceanfront dream come true! Two lucky individuals will enjoy 3 consecutive nights in a one-bedroom condo in Maui, Hawaii. Spend your days lounging by the shore, snorkeling just off the beach, watching migrating whales, or just relaxing with a mai tai while taking in a gorgeous sunset. Take in spectacular cuisine in nearby Old Town Lahaina, Kaanapaali or Kahana. Booking period May 5, 2012-June 30, 2013; travel period May 5, 2012-July 31, 2013; blackout period December 21, 2012-January 3, 2013.
The Ultimate Fitness Package
Bikram Yoga, Latin Ballet of Virginia, Peak Experiences, Personal Training by Lindsay, Seal Team PT, Relay Foods
Summer is coming, so its time to try out some new workout options! Get a hot body with one-month of classes to the hottest yoga in town, Bikram Yoga. Put your climbing skills to the test with 3 day passes to Peak Experiences. Dance your way to fitness with 8 classes with the Latin Ballet of Virginia. With a Basic Training class from Seal Team PT and 2 one-hour sessions with Personal Training by Lindsay, you’ll be bikini ready in no time. Package also includes $50 gift certificate to Relay Foods, Richmond’s online source for better food, more living, less driving. Some restrictions apply, see package certificates for details.
Cliff Bruce Studio, Maymont Foundation
Make those family memories at Maymont last for generations. Enjoy a portrait session at Maymont with a professional photographer. Package includes session fee, Maymont sitting fee and one 8”x10” portrait. With so many backdrops to choose from, you’ll surely find a favorite! Expires May 2013; business and corporate portraits excluded.
YP Membership Package
Historic Richmond Foundation, Maymont Foundation, Science Museum of Virginia
Looking to get more involved in the community? Want to experience the best of Richmond’s cultural arts groups? With individual 12-month memberships to Historic Richmond Foundation’s Quoit Club, the Science Museum of Virginia’s Universe Society and Maymont’s Dooley Noted Society, you’ll be in for a year of exciting events, new friends and exclusive opportunities.
Maymont Birthday Party at the Nature Center
Make Maymont a part of your child’s next birthday celebration. Kids love the animals and wide open spaces, so make their wish come true with a birthday bash to remember at the place where they always want to go! Create an “otterly” awesome party in the Nature Center’s Discovery Lab. This package includes a party room for 90 minutes for up 15 children and 10 adults, access to the Nature Center exhibits, scavenger hunts, goody bags and a special otter “adoption” for the birthday child. Expires May 2013.
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Richmond Symphony, SPARC, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
With four subscriptions to the Symphony's Lollipop concert series, a 12-month Children’s Museum of Richmond family membership, a SPARC class and 12-month VMFA family membership, there will be no lack of creativity in your family. See package certificates for restrictions.
Four Score and Seven Years Ago…
Bow-Tie Cinemas, Ed Ayers, The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
In anticipation of the 2012 debut of Mr. Spielberg’s presidential biopic Lincoln, be prepared to wow everyone with your formidable knowledge of Civil War history. You can become the expert with a signed copy of In the Presence of Mine Enemies by University of Richmond President and Civil War expert Ed Ayers and a personalized signed copy of Pulitzer Prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, the book used as a basis for Spielberg’s Lincoln. Then round out your repertoire with four passes to The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, the nation's first museum to interpret the Civil War from Union, Confederate, and African American perspectives. Finally, put your new wisdom to the test with four tickets to Bow-Tie Cinemas to see Lincoln on the silver screen. This package also includes a men’s vallet and necktie from Historic Tredegar. Personalized copy of Team of Rivals delivered to winning bidder following the event.
Full Plate for 2
Dig in to the authentic and quirky, the culinary and cultural while Real Richmond leads you and a guest on a two and a half hour food tour, stopping into several Richmond eateries to sample something special and hear from the owners and chefs. Expires March 31, 2013.
VIP Maymont Mansion Tour for 8
Bookbinder’s, Maymont Foundation
Buy the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or that special someone with an exclusive VIP curator’s tour for eight in the 12,000 square-foot, 33-room Maymont Mansion. In celebration of the Japanese Garden’s 100th anniversary in 2012, explore the influence of Japan on decorative arts and home furnishings during this in-depth tour with Maymont’s Director of Historical Collections and Programs, Dale Wheary. Guests will enjoy a special look at Satsuma, Imari, and Kutani ceramics and other Japanese objects acquired by the Dooleys. Then, enjoy some of Richmond’s finest cuisine with a late lunch or early dinner with a $100 gift card to Bookbinder’s in historic Tobacco Row. Expires December 2012.
Calories Not Included
David Lynch and HomesInTheForest.com
Eating chocolate has been linked to lower blood pressure, a reduced risk of heart disease and lower stroke risk in women. Take home this decadently delicious basket from Carytown’s For the Love of Chocolate and indulge yourself in the name of health!
Island in the Sun
Missy and Jim Ryan
Take home these original works delicately painted on silk and enjoy a beautiful island view all year round! Unframed works measure 31”x41” and 36”x24”.
A River Runs Through It
Local photographer and owner of Corporate & Museum Frame, Joseph Johnson, personally produced this black and white gicleé of the James River from a film negative.
SMASH TV Home Theater Table
SMASH Direct, LLC
This modern home theater console with a black high-gloss finish, steel and tempered glass will ensure that all of your electronics look chic. Recommended for up to 50” flat panel or rear projection televisions.
Richmond Magazine Print
Enjoy this limited-edition, signed print of Maymont’s Italian Garden by Laura Marr courtesy of Richmond Magazine.
In the Shade of a Tree
Bring Maymont’s beautiful vistas into your home with this lovely 13”x9” photograph by Dorin Todor.
Quirk Gallery Earrings
Enjoy this unique piece of jewelry—a beautiful pair of earrings by Virginia artist, DJ Freshie. Earrings are set in silver and feature a vintage photograph of a girl with a deer. No exchanges or refunds.
Valerie Sanson Necklace
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Sport this stunning multi-strand necklace with a mixed bouquet accent of tiger eye, pearl, agate and shell blossoms by Valerie Sanson. No exchanges or refunds.
Jason Mraz Autographed CD
Mechanicsvillian turned international superstar, Jason Mraz, is a fan of Maymont! Have the opportunity to own an autographed copy of his 2008 album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
Fairways for 4
Independence Golf Club, Sam Miller’s
Fore! Enjoy a round of golf for 4 at Independence Golf Course. Opened in October of 2001, the course features an 18-hole championship course, 9-hole short course, learning center, expansive clubhouse, overnight accommodations, and variety of programs catered to growing the game of golf. Boost your game and carry your clubs in a great new golf bag. After working up an appetite on the greens, dine on Richmond’s best crabcakes with a gift certificate to Sam Miller’s in Shockoe Slip. Some restrictions apply, see package certificates for details.
A Touch of Vintage
Based out of Richmond, Virginia, designer Nicole Maslowski creates unique jewelry that reflects elements of Native American design and industrial style, combined to achieve a timeless yet distinctive look. Make a statement with these lovely earrings and beautiful bracelet that incorporates vintage and modern.
We Will Rock You!
Don’t miss the chance for you and a guest to rock out to The Music of Queen - Rock & Symphonic Spectacular on May 19 at the Landmark Theater! This night of smash hits will feature a full rock band, stars from the West End hit musical We Will Rock You, and the Richmond Symphony performing epic arrangements of Queen’s music. After the show, pop over to Penny Lane Pub for a taste of English suds with a $25 gift card.
5 from Gallery 5
Enjoy five pairs of tickets to any five shows at Gallery 5! Experience one of the region’s most cutting edge premier arts venues showcasing a great line up of local and nationally known artists performing live music, theater, dance, film, poetry, comedy and art exhibits.
Newborn Photo Portrait Session
Cliff Bruce Studio
Special delivery from the stork! Cliff Bruce Studio will capture beautiful photojournalistic portraits of your newborn baby that you will cherish for a lifetime. Package includes session fee and one 5”x7” print. Expires May 2013.
CBS6 VIP Tour and Lunch with Carrie Rose
Carrie Rose, CBS6
Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at a news station? Up to six guests will enjoy a VIP tour of CBS6, a behind-the-scenes look at the noon newscast and lunch with Dooley Noted Society Board Member and meteorologist extraordinaire, Carrie Rose! Expires May 2013.
Wine and Design for 2
Wine and Design
Join Wine and Design for their grand opening in Richmond. Then return for a night out with friends, wine, and instruction to paint your very own masterpiece at this Wine and Design paint party! No experience needed. Your canvas, paintbrushes, wine, and corkscrew will be waiting as a local Richmond artist helps you create that night's featured painting. Get ready to show off your inner artist. Some restrictions apply; paint party excludes paint your pet, house or child nights; party limited to two people; expires December 21, 2012.
Washington Capitals Autographed Puck
Celebrate the Capitals Stanley Cup playoff appearance with this autographed hockey puck signed by “The Great 28” Alexander Semin.