this week’s calendar

05/08/2009 5:19 PM by

Quatro Na Bossa + Rattan DJ; ACORN Renovation Lending Workshop; Dedication of Sergeant John Henry Taylor’s Bench; The J.O.B. live at Que Pasa; Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle; Beginning Computer Classes for Adults; Better Housing Coalition community bus tours; Chess class @ East End Library; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Public hearing set for Union Hill O&H ; Spring Into Love Candlelit Walking Tours of Poe’s Richmond; Unity Civic League; Church Hill Creative Homemakers Society; Church Hill Games; Robinson Theater Yard Sale; MORE…

Quatro Na Bossa + Rattan DJ

Fri May 8 !9:00 pm
@ Que Pasa – One of the best Bossa Nova bands you’ll ever see!

623 N. 25th St
Richmond, VA

Just got back from a week long show in NYC where they played “Jazz at the Lincoln Center”

Members Laura Ann Boyd – vocals
Kevin Harding – guitar and vocals
Rusty Farmer – bass
Tony Costa – percussion
Matt Wyatt ** special guest ** – drums

ACORN Renovation Lending Workshop

Sat May 9 9:00 am
The Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods is sponsoring a Free Renovation Lending Workshop that will give you all of the financial tools you need for the renovation of an old house in a Richmond Neighborhood. You will Learn About 2 Important Subjects:

– Renovation Lending Programs
– How to Qualify for a Mortgage

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2009
Time: 9am – noon
Where: Parish Hall at St. John\’s Episcopal Church, 2401 East Broad
Street in Church Hill

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn the ins and outs of home
mortgage financing (including: loan programs, credit, cash required,
cash sources, etc”¦). Then learn the benefits of renovation lending and
how to buy a home in disrepair and fix it up using these unique loan
programs. Additional topics covered include:

– Tax Benefits
– Energy Efficiency
– Market Equity and much more”¦

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact:
David Herring
Phone: (804)644-5040

Dedication of Sergeant John Henry Taylor’s Bench

Sat May 9 1:00 pm
The Church Hill Crime Watch invites all to the dedication of Sergeant John Henry Taylor’s Bench on Saturday, May 9, at 1PM in Libby Hill Park. The bench, given by the Church Hill Crime Watch, “honors retired Sergeant Taylor’s 25 years of service with the Richmond City Police Department and his above and beyond care and concern for the safety of every person living on Church Hill and the surrounding areas.” Reception to follow until 3PM.

The J.O.B. live at Que Pasa

Sat May 9 9:00 pm
The Jim O’Ferrell Band jams again! With their newest band member, Kevin Shaw, on the drummer’s throne, The J.O.B. will be jamming at the popular venue ‘Que Pasa’ in Richmond’s historic Church Hill district. Some brand new, not yet heard songs to debut… plus the high energy tunes from their album ‘Back to the World’, and lotsa very cool classic Rock covers. Awesome food, a full service bar, and great tunes… make plans to join us! Check out the band at:

Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle

Tue May 12
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 May 12 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)

Better Housing Coalition community bus tours

Tue May 12 12:00 pm
Better Housing Coalition will be giving bus tours of their communities on April 28, May 6, and May 12. The tours run from approximately noon-2PM and will take participants by single-family homes and townhomes in Church Hill, the senior community Carter Woods, and the mixed-use, mixed-income community Winchester Greens among others. Contact Drew Melson for more information or to sign up for one of the tours.

Chess class @ East End Library

Tue May 12 3:30 pm
Mr. Green will TEACH and PLAY chess with you on Tuesday.

Open Mic @ Poe’s

Tue May 12 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 hearing set for Union Hill O&H

Thu May 14 6:00 pm
A public hearing will be held on May 14 at 6PM at City Council Chambers in City Hall re the consideration of Union Hill for status as an Old and Historic District.

Spring Into Love Candlelit Walking Tours of Poe’s Richmond

Thu May 14 7:30 pm
Explore the ROMANTIC side of Poe on this candlelit walking tour through streets that the Poet himself wandered. The tour begins at St. John’s Church with a performance by Poe’s mother, Eliza Poe, reciting portions of Poe’s romantic verses. During this tour you will also learn about Poe, the hopeless romantic, and the women that he loved. Following the tour enjoy live harp music in the Poe Museum’s Enchanted Garden with hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar.

Price of the event: $15.00 per person. Ticket includes:candle, guided tour, performance, one free drink ticket, and light fare. Please call the Poe Museum at 804.648.5523 for more information.

Unity Civic League

Thu May 14 6:30 pm
@ St. Peter’s Development Center
22nd and X Street
Call 643-9353 or for more information.

Church Hill Creative Homemakers Society

Sat May 16 4:00 pm
Lower floor of Leigh Street Church (517 North 25th Street)

Church Hill Games

Sat May 16 9:30 am
The Blue Sky Fund is sponsoring the fourth annual Church Hill Games at Bill Robinson Park in Church Hill. Over 150 kids K – 8th grade will be participating. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve lunch, and monitor the youth.

Robinson Theater Yard Sale

Sat May 16 8:00 am
Yard Sale benefiting Robinson Theater Community Arts Center’s programs. Donated items needed such as baked goods (Bake Sale led by students in current dance classes), books, clothes, toys, furniture, electronics, anything in good condition! Contact Betsy Hart for drop-off/pick-up times from May 11-15. Yard Sale on RAIN or SHINE (indoors!)



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