this week’s calendar

06/13/2009 7:21 AM by

CHA Giant Yard Sale; 2009 Summer Reenactment Series; BHC Open House at 2008 Fairmount Avenue; Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle; Beginning Computer Classes for Adults; Chess class @ East End Library; Church Hill Association Meeting; Mocktails and Makeovers; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Union Hill Civic Association meeting; Church Hill Creative Homemakers Society; Church Hill Walking Tour; MORE…

CHA Giant Yard Sale

Sat Jun 13 8:00 am
@ Libby Hill Park – Come on over, set up your stuff, and sell it to your neighbors! The big yard sale in Libby Park, affectionately known as the “Gargantuan and All Overshadowing All Church Hill Yard Sale”, will be held, Saturday, June 13 starting at 8AM.

2009 Summer Reenactment Series

Sun Jun 14 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.

BHC Open House at 2008 Fairmount Avenue

Sun Jun 14 2:00 pm
This Queen Anne home, built ca. 1895, maintains original architectural details and is rehabilitated to EarthCraft standards. Energy efficient appliances and eco-smart building technologies reduce utility bills, protect the environment, and make this home both durable and affordable.

See also: /2009/05/30/before-and-after-on-fairmount/

For a complete list of BHC homes for sale, visit

Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle

Tue Jun 16
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 16 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 Jun 16 3:30 pm
Mr. Green will TEACH and PLAY chess with you on Tuesday.

Church Hill Association Meeting

Tue Jun 16 6:30 pm
Picnics begin this month at Reed Square on 26th St. between Grace and Franklin St., and contintue for the next two months. First picnic is June 16th, beginning at 6:30. Everyone welcome and encourage to bring a covered dish or desert and lawn chair or blanket to sit upon.

Mocktails and Makeovers

Tue Jun 16 7:00 pm
!Come join us at 918 N. 26th St for Mocktails and Makeovers!! Pamper yourself with a fun new look for the summer months – tinted lip balms, bronzers and Mary Kay’s new 2 minute looks!! Bring two friends and get $75 of products for only $35!! Please rsvp by June 14th to Stephanie Casey at 804-874-5347. Also feel free to visit my website:

Open Mic @ Poe’s

Tue Jun 16 8:15 pm
Weekly Open Mic every Tuesday at Poe’s Pub, hosted by Jim Daab. Sign up at 8:15, music at 9PM

Union Hill Civic Association meeting

Wed Jun 17 7:00 pm
@ Jefferson Park – The first of our summer picnics is nearly upon us and it is going to be an amazing time! After much anticipation, the Friends of Jefferson Park and the City of Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will be unveiling the plans for restoration of OUR park’s hillside stairs and bandstand. We will be one step closer to making Jefferson Park the jewel of the City that we know it can be! The festivities will begin at 7:00 p.m. on June 17th at Jefferson Park.

Following the presentation, the Union Hill Civic Association and the Friends of Jefferson Park will hold a community potluck dinner. Please let Bill Conkle ( or me know what you plan to bring to the picnic or if you are willing to serve on the social/hospitality committee. This will be a great evening of fellowship and fun as we celebrate our neighborhood.

Here are some of the things we need in addition to side dishes (potato salad, mac and cheese, etc.): Gas Grill, Sodas, Water, Burgers/Dogs, Buns, Fixings, Paper Products, Tables, Covered Dishes

Church Hill Creative Homemakers Society

Sat Jun 20 4:00 pm
Lower floor of Leigh Street Church (517 North 25th Street)

Church Hill Walking Tour

Sat Jun 20 6:00 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



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