this week’s calendar

06/06/2009 9:07 AM by

Fatherhood Panel; New Vision Civic League meeting; Saturday Matinee at the Robinson; 2009 Summer Reenactment Series; An Afternoon with Eliza Poe; Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle; Beginning Computer Classes for Adults; Book signing for Potterfield’s “Nonesuch Place: A History of the Richmond Landscape”; Chess class @ East End Library; Open Mic @ Poe’s; CAPS Meeting; Unity Civic League; CHA Giant Yard Sale; MORE…

Fatherhood Panel

Sat Jun 6 9:00 am
@ Cedar Street Baptist Church – Panel discussion, breakout sessions, free snacks, free daycare, Health Services Fair, free books for all children. Sponsored by the Richmond Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Richmond City Health District, Junior League of Richmond, and In My Father’s House.

New Vision Civic League meeting

Sat Jun 6 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.

Saturday Matinee at the Robinson

Sat Jun 6 2:00 pm
The Majestic makes its mark as Robinson’s first Saturday Matinee. Throughout the theater’s restoration process, many times this movie was referenced in a “it’s just like The Majestic” sort of way. Whether it’s already a favorite film of yours or you’ll be viewing it for the first time, plan to join us for a fun filled afternoon.
Admission $1.00. Snack bar open with popcorn, candy and drinks.

2009 Summer Reenactment Series

Sun Jun 7 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.

An Afternoon with Eliza Poe

Sun Jun 7 2:00 pm
St. John’s Church’s cemetery is the final resting place of Elizabeth Arnold Poe, Edgar Allan Poe’s birth mother and an accomplished stage actress in her day. Eliza was known for her theatrical versatility, her comedic skill, and her beautiful singing voice. She was twenty-four when she passed away in Richmond in 1811, and at the time of her death she was on her way to achieving national stardom.

Meet Eliza Poe for a stroll through the grounds of St. John’s Church. Learn about what life in Richmond was like in the early nineteenth century, and hear Mrs. Poe tell her tragically short life story. In addition to two monologues from her vast repertoire, Mrs. Poe will also perform “The Market Lass,” with which she debuted on the American stage in 1796 at the age of nine.

Ticket prices: $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors, $4.00 for children ages 7-18, and children under seven are admitted free. Please call 804.648.5015 or email for more information.

Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle

Tue Jun 9
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 9 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)

Book signing for Potterfield’s “Nonesuch Place: A History of the Richmond Landscape”

Tue Jun 9 5:00 pm
The Valentine Richmond History Center invites one and all out for some light refreshments and an author talk as T. Tyler Potterfield hosts the first book signing for his latest work, Nonesuch Place: A History of the Richmond Landscape, on Tuesday, June 9, from 5-7PM.

RSVP to (804) 649-0711 ext. 333. Books may be purchased at the event or pre-ordered by calling the Gift Shop at (804) 649-0711 ext. 337.
Valentine Richmond History Center
1015 East Clay Street

Chess class @ East End Library

Tue Jun 9 3:30 pm
Mr. Green will TEACH and PLAY chess with you on Tuesday.

Open Mic @ Poe’s

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

CAPS Meeting

Wed Jun 10 6:00 pm
@EDI (701 N 25th St.)

Unity Civic League

Thu Jun 11 6:30 pm
@ St. Peter’s Development Center
22nd and X Street
Call 643-9353 or for more information.

CHA Giant Yard Sale

Sat Jun 13 8:00 am
@ Libby Hill Park



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