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February Richmond Region Media E-News



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  Japanese Garden 100th Birthday
2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Maymont's beloved Japanese Garden, and Maymont is celebrating with a series of special programs and events. Maymont is also hosting a photo contest now through March 30.  Images will be displayed at a local gallery during summer 2012. The winner will receive an iPad, a professional portrait session and a Maymont membership.
Richmond Trolleys
A local legacy is reborn with Richmond Trolley Company. Richmond was home to the nation's first electric streetcar in 1887 and now 125 years later, trolleys have returned! Trolley tours depart from the Richmond Region Visitor Center on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
CAA Facebook Contest
Visitors who "like" Visit Richmond on Facebook can enter to win a college basketball weekend for two! The winner receives accommodations and tickets to the Colonial Athletic Association's men's basketball tournament March 2-3.
History, Wine, Lions & Gardens
Black History Month
Black History Month is a great time to explore African-American heritage in the Richmond Region. Learn about the African-American experience at special Black History Month events and exhibits.  Tour sites such as the Richmond Slave Trail and the Black History Museum and Cultural Center.

The Lion King comes to Richmond
Broadway's award-winning musical takes the stage in the Richmond Region from February 15-March 12 thanks to Broadway Richmond. Visit Richmond to see the play that Newsweek calls "a landmark in entertainment." The luxurious Jefferson Hotel is offering a special Lion King package for travelers. 

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