this week’s calendar

07/04/2009 6:20 AM by

Let Freedom Ring Bus Tour; New Vision Civic League meeting; 2009 Summer Reenactment Series; An Afternoon with Eliza Poe; Community Picnic and Kite Fly; RPS School Board meeting; Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle; Beginning Computer Classes for Adults; Garden Day at the NRC; Open Mic @ Poe’s; CAPS Meeting; What’s the Deal on Vermicuture?; Goonies at Chimborazo Park; MORE…

Let Freedom Ring Bus Tour

Sat Jul 4 10:00 am
Over the years, freedom, liberty and equal rights have helped define this nation. On this July 4th, explore the Richmond connection and Let Freedom Ring! Includes stops at St. John’s Church and Capitol Square. $27 for adults; $24 for History Center members and children 6-18 years old; children under 6 free. Includes admission to the Valentine Richmond History Center day of tour. Reservations are required: (804) 649-0711 ext. 301

New Vision Civic League meeting

Sat Jul 4 10:00 am
*RESCHEDULED FOR 7/11*. Meetings held on the 1st Saturday at the East End Library. Contact Mary W. Thompson at (804) 648-7915 for more info.

2009 Summer Reenactment Series

Sun Jul 5 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 Jul 5 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.

Community Picnic and Kite Fly

Sun Jul 5 1:30 pm
Celebrate your independence with Richmond Independent Radio! On Sunday, July 5th, from 1 to 5 pm, WRIR invites you to a community picnic and kite fly in Church Hill’s historic Chimborazo Park. There will be plenty of space to lay down a blanket and put a kite in the air. Frisbees, hula hoops, and acoustic instruments are also welcome! So invite your friends and neighbors and join your community radio station, WRIR, for a community picnic and kite fly on Sunday July 5th in Chimborazo Park.

RPS School Board meeting

Mon Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 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)

Garden Day at the NRC

Tue Jul 7 3:30 pm
Fulton’s NRC will be selling veggies out of the Gardens on Tuesdays during the summer. Call or come by to see what’s fresh! 1519 Williamsburg Rd. (804) 864-5797

Open Mic @ Poe’s

Tue Jul 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

CAPS Meeting

Wed Jul 8 6:00 pm
@ East District Initiative – 701 N 25th St. 2nd Floor

What’s the Deal on Vermicuture?

Thu Jul 9 6:00 pm
@ the Jefferson Avenue Community Garden (between 23rd & 24th St)

Learn about using worm bins in your home for small scale worm composting! Reduce your waste and make healthy compost for your garden! Make a vermiculture bin to take home and put those worms to work! $15/$30

Goonies at Chimborazo Park

Sat Jul 11 8:00 pm
Not to be outdone by our neighbors to the west in Jefferson Park, Friends of Chimborazo Park is proud to announce the upcoming showing of THE GOONIES on Saturday July 11.

Festivities begin around 8 PM and the movie starts when dark. Patrons are invited to bring food & drink, friends, and something to sit on and join us in the watching of this family friendly adventure movie.



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