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this week’s calendar

04/04/2009 6:30 AM by

Bolero Night with Grupo Miramar; Budget Info Session; Church Hill Dog Park Clean-up Work Party; New Vision Civic League meeting; Better Housing Coalition’s Community Day; Build Your Own Rain Barrel; RPS School Board meeting; Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle; Beginning Computer Classes for Adults; Metro Children and Youth Explosion; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Unity Civic League; MORE…

Bolero Night with Grupo Miramar

Sat Apr 4 9:00 pm
@ Que Pasa – Premier of this new group, featuring the voices of Rei Alvarez and Laura Anne Singh! Members of Bio Ritmo & Quatro Na Bossa, plus Rattan DJ spins records. Bolero music by the great Puerto Rican composer Sylvia Rexach, other great composers, + a few bossa novas. $5

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Budget Info Session

Sat Apr 4 10:30 am
@ Main Library – Richmond City Council Vice President, Ellen F. Robertson [6th], will hold a Public Information Forum for citizens regarding the upcoming two-year Richmond City Budget for Fiscal Years 2010-2011 and 2009 Richmond Real Estate Tax Rate.

WHERE Richmond Public Library – Main Library, Auditorium; 101 East Franklin Street

Church Hill Dog Park Clean-up Work Party

Sat Apr 4 9:00 am
We will be painting the picnic benches, cleaning up poo, fixing fence boards, repairing gate hardware and then finally, aerating, reseeding then fencing of sections of the dog park.

New Vision Civic League meeting

Sat Apr 4 10:00 am
Meetings held on the 1st Saturday at the East End Library. Contact Mary W. Thompson at (804) 648-7915 for more info.

Better Housing Coalition’s Community Day

Sun Apr 5 12:00 pm
@ the former Beckstoffer’s Lumber Mill at 28th and R Street – Our goal is to bring together community organizations that serve the residents of the East End to increase awareness of the wide array of services that are available. Additionally there will be a host of fun activities for children and refreshments will be available. Guided tours of the lumber mill will be conducted. Please feel free to join us.

Build Your Own Rain Barrel

Sun Apr 5 1:00 pm
!@Tricycle Garden’s Office, 211 West 7th Street (in Old Manchester) – Participants will receive a 55 gallon #2 plastic food grade barrel with all the necessary components to make a usable rain collector. Tools and helpers will be on hand to assist in the assembling. We will discuss and explain set up and maintenance of your rain barrel as well as offering a few suggestions for the more adventurous DIYers for converting heavy duty plastic garbage cans into functional rain collectors. We will discuss how the use of rain barrels can be a component in reducing our negative impact on our local waterways and help foster a stronger connection with the health and well being of our diverse and complex ecology.

Final date to RSVP by : April 2

INSTRUCTORS: Danny Finney, Allison Mesnard, Stacey Moulds
LOCATION: Tricycle Garden’s Office, 211 West 7th Street (in Old Manchester)
COST: $75, 30 spaces available

RPS School Board meeting

Mon Apr 6 4:30 pm
The RPS School Board meets at 4:30PM and 6PM on the first Monday of each month in Council Chamber Room on the 2nd floor of City Hall, located at 301 North Ninth Street; and at 6PM on the third Monday of each month at selected schools.

Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle

Tue Apr 7
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 Apr 7 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)

Metro Children and Youth Explosion

Tue Apr 7 7:00 pm
The 15th Annual Metro Children and Youth Explosion revival has been set for April 7-9 from 7-9:30PM at Shiloh Baptist Church on Venable Street. The revival will benefit the family of Al’Yana Barnes, the victim of a 2007 acid attack when 67-year-old Jean William threw a cup of sulfuric acid on the girl after accusing her and other children of throwing a plastic bottle into her yard.

Open Mic @ Poe’s

Tue Apr 7 8:15 pm
Weekly Open Mic every Tuesday at Poe’s Pub, hosted by Jim Daab. Sign up at 8:15, music at 9PM

Unity Civic League

Thu Apr 9 6:30 pm
@ St. Peter’s Development Center
22nd and X Street
Call 643-9353 or willieand@aol.com for more information.

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