this week’s calendar

06/20/2009 7:56 AM by

Summer Kick-Off Block Party ; Church Hill Creative Homemakers Society; Church Hill Walking Tour; Family Resource Center Block Party; Small’s Pre-Civil War House Tour; 2009 Summer Reenactment Series; Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle; Beginning Computer Classes for Adults; CAR Meeting; Chess class @ East End Library; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Public Conversation on the City Old&Historic Districts; A.C.O.R.N. Renovator’s Open House; MORE…

Summer Kick-Off Block Party

Sat Jun 20 3:00 pm
@ Now ALSO at the FRC! – What’s summer without a block party!? Come join us this Saturday, June 20 at 3 p.m. for FREE sno cones, popcorn, moon bounce, music and fun up in Church Hill. This will also be the last day to register for summer classes, such as art, dance, drama and creative writing at the Robinson Theater.

Church Hill Creative Homemakers Society

Sat Jun 20 4:00 pm
Lower floor of Leigh Street Church (517 North 25th Street)

Church Hill Walking Tour

Sat Jun 20 6:00 pm
Examine 19th century architecture and modern revitalization efforts in Richmond’s oldest intact neighborhood. Developed by Major William Mayo, Church Hill is home to St. John’s Church, where Patrick Henry made his famous speech, and the city’s largest number of antebellum structures.

Meet your guide at Patrick Henry Park across from St. John’s Church, E. Broad and 24th streets. $10 (Pay your guide on the day of the tour. ) Members: $5

Family Resource Center Block Party

Sat Jun 20 12:00 pm
@ Family Resource Center (2405 Jefferson Avenue) – 17th Annual Special Tribute to the Men of Richmond – Enjoy great music, performances, and become a part of history with the largest neighborhood electric slide ever put together in Virginia!

Free to the public. Clothing, shoes, and nonperishable food donations would be greatly appreciated for the East District Family Center.

Small’s Pre-Civil War House Tour

Sat Jun 20 10:00 am
Small & Associates Real Estate will be hosting a Pre-Civil War House Tour this Saturday from 10AM-1PM. Five historic houses are for sale and open to view.

2009 Summer Reenactment Series

Sun Jun 21 1:00 pm
The Patrick Henry Committee invites you to bring your friends and family to a reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. In the presence of Washington, Jefferson, and other notable Virginians, Patrick Henry delivered his passionate call for liberty, uttering the immortal words, “Give me liberty or give me death!”

Tickets are handed out on a first come, first served basis starting at 1:00pm. At 1:30pm, there is a music program on the 1905 Stein organ. The reenactment begins at 2:00pm.

These events are free and open to the public. Please call 804-648-5015 for more information.

Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle

Tue Jun 23
The Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle’s weekly meeting, in the Parish Center. If you have questions, please call Martha Broughton at 648-2145.

Beginning Computer Classes for Adults

Tue Jun 23 10:30 am
Have computer questions and don’t know where to begin? Come by the library and we’ll help you get started! East End Library (2414 R Street, (804) 646-4474)

CAR Meeting

Tue Jun 23 4:30 pm
Every 4th Tuesday. Committee for Architectural Review.

Chess class @ East End Library

Tue Jun 23 3:30 pm
Mr. Green will TEACH and PLAY chess with you on Tuesday.

Open Mic @ Poe’s

Tue Jun 23 8:15 pm
Weekly Open Mic every Tuesday at Poe’s Pub, hosted by Jim Daab. Sign up at 8:15, music at 9PM

Public Conversation on the City Old&Historic Districts

Wed Jun 24 6:30 pm
@ Firehouse Theater. From the event flyer: “The Commission of Architectural Review and city staff want to hear from you. […] Why do we have O&H Districts? […] How can the CAR, City and the residents be better custodians to O&HD’s? How can we strengthen the alliance between the CAR, City and residents””¦

See also: /2009/06/13/a-public-conversation-on-the-city-oldhistoric-districts/

A.C.O.R.N. Renovator’s Open House

Thu Jun 25 6:00 pm
The Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods invites you on Thursday, June 25, from 6-7:30pm, to explore two renovations currently underway in the Church Hill North Historic District. Begin at 907 N. 27th Street and see the dramatic transformation of this Italianate residence.

Then a few steps down the sidewalk, visit the renovation of 2614 Q Street to see another example of how historic rehabilitation is reviving this Richmond neighborhood.
Ed Stone of ES Group and Tom O’Kelly of Jewels General Contractors will be on hand to
discuss the details of the projects. Light refreshments will be served.

An RSVP is greatly appreciated; please call 644-5040 or email



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