Road Trip? ‘Ultimate’ Lancer basketball experience, free Richmond Symphony concert headline February events in Farmville

At this point, your student has been back at school only a few days. But by next month or early March, a road trip to Farmville may be looking pretty good.

Here’s something that will make it look even better.

A new Ultimate Fan Experience offered for four Saturday basketball games this winter gives you the chance to experience the new Joan Perry Brock Center both as a fan and as a Lancer insider.

And a free Richmond Symphony Orchestra concert the evening of Feb. 9 sweetens the deal for one weekend.

Here are just a few of the highlights of the Ultimate Fan Experience:
—A shootaround on the Jerome Kersey court and a behind-the-scenes look at the nonpublic areas of the JPB Center on game day.
—A personalized message to someone special on the jumbotron during the game.
Access to the exclusive, pregame Spirit Zone, where you’ll get free game-day gear and insider information directly from a Lancer coach about players and strategies for the day’s matchup.
—Complimentary popcorn and beverage (nonalcoholic) during the game.
An exclusive meet-and-greet after the game where you can get a photo with a player and their autograph. Elwood and the Longwood cheerleaders will be there, too. Blue Crew members: Bring your official Longwood basketball to get it signed.

Game days when the package is offered:
Men’s Basketball:
Feb. 10
and March 2
Women’s Basketball:
Feb. 3
and Feb. 24

Click here to see even more benefits that come with the Ultimate Fan Experience, including a discount at Hotel Weyanoke.

The cost, which includes a game ticket for those without season tickets, is $25 for adults; $20 for children 6-12; and $15 for children 5 and under.

To sign up, go to: Ultimate Fan Experience

Make it a full weekend: Feb. 9-11

For the weekend of Feb. 9-11, there are even more reasons to hit the road to Farmville.

Friday, Feb. 9
FREE Richmond Symphony Orchestra Concert

7:30 p.m., Jarman Auditorium
No tickets required

Saturday, Feb. 10 – Get the Ultimate Fan Experience
Men’s Basketball vs. Winthrop
3 p.m., Joan Perry Brock Center

Friday, Feb. 9-Sunday, Feb. 11
FREE Art Exhibitions
Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
, 129 N. Main Street
Flapper Fashion of the 1920s
This exhibit showcases more than 30 period dresses worn by the everyday American woman between 1920 and 1929, and places them in the social and cultural contexts of the day.
Keith Kissee Memorial Exhibition
Featuring works from the collection of the late Keith Kissee, the legendary Richmond, Virginia, art collector. Works on display include Depression-era paintings and drawings by outstanding artists of the period.
The Adventures of Timothy Basil Ering
Worlds full of characters, wonder and adventure spring to life in the artwork of New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Timothy Basil Ering. Best-known for his illustrations for the children’s book The Tale of Despereaux, Ering delights everyone from toddlers to grandparents with the sincerity and whimsy of his art.

Of course, there’s plenty of great food and adult libations at Farmville’s wide selection of eating and drinking establishments. Hope to see you here this winter!

 —Sabrina Brown