This week’s calendar

12/08/2012 6:00 AM by

20th annual James River Boat Parade; Church Hill Chillers ghost tour; City Council Formal Meeting; Creighton Tenant Council ; Mosby Court Tenant Council; Food truck gathering; National Night Out planning meeting; Open Mic @ Poe\’s; Adult Computer Class ; MPACT/CAPS Meeting CANCELLED; Unity Civic League; Free Movie Night @ Robinson Theater; Vespers and candlelight walk; CHA Holiday Party; Church Hill Holiday House Tour; MORE…

20th annual James River Boat Parade

Sat Dec 8 4:30 pm
Each year, boaters decorate their vessels and converge on the James River for a boat parade marking the festive holiday season. Spectators will line the shorelines at several viewing sites along the parade route, which runs from Richmond to Henricus Historical Park in Chesterfield County. In Richmond, the best place to view the parade is at Libby Hill Park. Entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m. Parade viewing at 6 p.m.

Church Hill Chillers ghost tour

Sat Dec 8 9:00 pm
Birthplace of the American Revolution, and home to a notorious Civil War spy, Church Hill’s colorful past has produced a cadre of restless spirits in its buildings, its graveyards, and under its streets! Cloaked in the shadows of the quaint and historical Church Hill neighborhood, this tour includes the following spirited tales: Crazy Bet’s stomping grounds, Poe’s first and last love, The oldest public cemetery in Richmond, and more…

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Dec 10 6:00 pm
Every 2nd and 4th Mon – Responsible for deciding official Council action, which includes discussing, adopting, rejecting, and amending laws and approving the budget. Formal meetings include a time for pubic comment and are televised live on the local PBS station and are replayed in Richmond on Government Access Channel 17, beginning at Noon and 7:00 p.m. daily.

Richmond Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall, 2nd floor; 900 E. Broad Street

Typically the second and fourth Monday of each month; 6:00-8:30 p.m. (With the exception of August, when no Formal meetings are held, and holidays)

Creighton Tenant Council

Mon Dec 10 5:30 pm
Every 2nd Mon at 2101 Creighton Road

Mosby Court Tenant Council

Mon Dec 10 5:00 pm
Every 2nd Mon at Community Center 1543 Coalter Street

Food truck gathering

Tue Dec 11 6:00 pm
The roving collection of food trucks and carts will be gathering in the parking lot of Ronnie’s Ribs across from Millie’s.

National Night Out planning meeting

Tue Dec 11 6:00 pm
Building on the success and neighborhood teamwork of last year’s National Night Out Event, several of your neighbors will be meeting to begin planning for National Night Out 2012, which will be held on Tue, Aug 7. The planning team meets on the second Tuesday of each month at The Robinson Theater (2903 Q St). For more information, please contact: Mrs. Mary Thompson / David Conmy

Open Mic @ Poe\’s

Tue Dec 11 8:30 pm
All musicians welcome! Support local business and local music talent. Music open Mic is every Tuesday at Poe’s. Hosted by local CH resident, Jim Daab. Sign-up is at 8:30 pm. Bring your own instruments and tell your friends. Jim has instruments and congas that you can use as well.

Adult Computer Class

Wed Dec 12 10:00 am
A series of classes for very beginners. The series is usually 4 weeks, and you need to call and sign up. Contact Sarah O’Neill at the East End Branch Library at (804) 646-4474 or


Wed Dec 12 6:00 pm
Please note that the regularly scheduled MPACT meetings for OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER have been cancelled in lieu of the upcoming MPACT Budget Planning Sessions. /2012/10/03/mpact-meetings-cancelled-for-october-and-november_24472/ // Combined MPACT and CAPS meeting, at Main Street Station, every 2nd Wednesday, from 6PM – 7:30PM.

Unity Civic League

Thu Dec 13 7:30 pm
@ St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
22nd and X Street
Call 643-9353 or for more information.

Free Movie Night @ Robinson Theater

Fri Dec 14 7:00 pm
Family movie “Arthur Christmas” will be showing for free at The Robinson Theater along with a $1 snack bar.

Vespers and candlelight walk

Fri Dec 14 4:30 pm
Candlelight walk through Church Hill we begin after a 7 pm after a Vespers service at St. John’s Church, on Friday, December 14.

CHA Holiday Party

Sat Dec 15 8:00 pm
The annual CHA holiday party at Old City Bar, catered by David Napier’s Whitehouse Catering, beginning at 8 pm. Tickets are $35.

Church Hill Holiday House Tour

Sun Dec 16
An assortment of some new construction, historic rehabilitation, and of course, those beautiful gems we’ve come to expect from this annual event. Tickets for the house tour will be available online at for $25 beginning December 1, and also at many of our fine Church Hill eateries and businesses. You can also purchase your tickets the day of the house tour on Sunday, December 16, in the Parish Hall of St. John’s Church.



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