this week’s calendar

04/18/2009 7:23 AM by

Church Hill Creative Homemakers Society; Community and Kids Day Weekend of Hope; Earth Day Richmond; Michael Pollan and Marion Nestle @ Tricycle Gardens; Open House @ East End Library; South of Fairmount clean-up; Church Hill Walking Tour; Public forum on pupil assignment for Chandler students; Public hearing on amendments to the Downtown Master Plan; Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle; Beginning Computer Classes for Adults; Chess class @ East End Library; Church Hill Association meeting; Open Mic @ Poe’s; 7th District Meeting with Betty Squire; VHDA Homeownership Education Program; MORE…

Church Hill Creative Homemakers Society

Sat Apr 18 4:00 pm
Lower floor of Leigh Street Church (517 North 25th Street)

Community and Kids Day Weekend of Hope

Sat Apr 18 11:00 am
The Antionette V. Irving Foundation, Inc will have their annual Community and Kids Day “Weekend of Hope” @ 3701 R Street.

“Our Mission is to provide the community and kids with a day that will promote pride and family interaction in the East End. A day of reflection and fun for all in the community, a blast from the past connecting with the present in an attempt to empower a better future for the community and its youth.

Our hope is to provide kids with an opportunity to realize their dreams by visioning success through positive role models. Our goal is to reclaim the community and its youth from violence, delinquency and drugs by showing them positive alternatives.”

Earth Day Richmond

Sat Apr 18 10:00 am
A celebration of Mother Earth. Music, Food, Art, Exhibits and the James River Fish Festival. Held at the South End of the 14th Street Bridge.

Michael Pollan and Marion Nestle @ Tricycle Gardens

Sat Apr 18 !1:00 pm
In town to speak at the Richmond Forum, Michael Pollan and Marion Nestle will tour be touring Tricycle Garden’s Fulton Hill Garden from 1-1:30PM and the Church Hill Garden from 1:40-2:10PM. Come on out and show your support for Tricycle Gardens

Open House @ East End Library

Sat Apr 18 11:00 am

South of Fairmount clean-up

Sat Apr 18 !8:00 am
Come on out and help New Visions Civic League clean up the neighborhood! Meet at the little park at 23rd, Q, and Carrington Streets on Saturday, April 18, at 8AM. Trash picker-uppers and bags have been provided by the Clean City Commission, now we need volunteers to put’em to good use

Church Hill Walking Tour

Sun Apr 19 2:00 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

Valentine Richmond History Center

Public forum on pupil assignment for Chandler students

Mon Apr 20 4:30 pm
The Richmond City School Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 20, from 4:30–5:30PM to receive public comment on the recommendations regarding the redistricting of school boundaries for students who currently attend Chandler Middle School. Middle schools that may be affected by the closing of Chandler are
Henderson and Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle Schools.

The public hearing will be held in the School Board Room located on the 17th floor of City Hall. For more details, call (804)780-7716.

Public hearing on amendments to the Downtown Master Plan

Mon Apr 20 6:00 pm
A public hearing will be held at the City Planning Commission meeting in Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall. The City Planning Commission will be considering a number of amendments to the Downtown Master Plan adopted in October 2008, including viewsheds, waterfront access, and development standards for the former Tarmac property (AKA “Echo Harbor”).

Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle

Tue Apr 21
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 21 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)

Chess class @ East End Library

Tue Apr 21 3:30 pm
Mr. Green will TEACH and PLAY chess with you on Tuesday.

Church Hill Association meeting

Tue Apr 21 7:00 pm
The April 2009 Membership Meeting location has been moved to the Asbury Methodist Church at the corner of 29th and Marshall St. The start time is at 7PM and guest speakers are Ms. Jennifer McClellan, State Delegate informing us of important local, City and State issues followed by Mr. Steve McNally talking on the proposed design and schedule for the Bus Transfer Center in Shockoe Bottom.

Open Mic @ Poe’s

Tue Apr 21 8:15 pm
Weekly Open Mic every Tuesday at Poe’s Pub, hosted by Jim Daab. Sign up at 8:15, music at 9PM

7th District Meeting with Betty Squire

Sat Apr 25 10:00 pm
The next 7th District meeting has been announced for April 25, at 10AM at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Parish Center at 3300 R Street. Hosted by City Council 7th District representative Betty Squire, expected guests include Police Chief Bryan Norwood, Commonwealth Attorney Michael Herring, Sheriff C.T. Woody, and Fire Chief Robert Creecy.

VHDA Homeownership Education Program

Sat Apr 25 10:00 am
@ East End Library


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