this week’s calendar

07/11/2009 6:01 AM by

11th Annual Shockoe Tomato Festival; CHAT SUPER HUGE YARD SALE; Goonies at Chimborazo Park; New Vision Civic League meeting; 2009 Summer Reenactment Series; Peep This! @ Byrd Theater; Chess class @ East End Library; Community Meeting for Chimborazo Playground; Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle; Beginning Computer Classes for Adults; Garden Day at the NRC; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Design Day for Chimborazo Playground; Oliver Lawrence Court Date; 7th District Meeting with Betty Squire; Church Hill Creative Homemakers Society; MORE…

11th Annual Shockoe Tomato Festival

Sat Jul 11 !11:00 am
@17th St Farmer’s Market – FREE


Sat Jul 11 8:00 am
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring is hosting its first ever Mega Yard Sale from 8 AM – 2PM At the Lighthouse (601 N 31st Street). There will also be food and car washes for sale. All proceeds will go to benefit the CHAT summer programs.

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.

New Vision Civic League meeting

Sat Jul 11 10:00 am
Usually held on the 1st Sat, moved to 7/11 due to the holiday last weekend. At the East End Library. Contact Mary W. Thompson at (804) 648-7915 for more info.

2009 Summer Reenactment Series

Sun Jul 12 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.

Peep This! @ Byrd Theater

Sun Jul 12 2:00 pm
“Peep This!,” a series of short documentaries produced by Richmond area youth in conjunction with the East District Family Resource Center and the VCU Department of African American Studies, will premiere at the Byrd Theatre. Contact Cynthia Newbille at for more info.

see also: /2009/07/09/peep-this-premiers-sunday/

Chess class @ East End Library

Mon Jul 13 3:00 pm
Every Monday-Wednesday in July. Come play chess at the East End Library! Instruction is available for teens, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Use our chess boards and pieces anytime.

Community Meeting for Chimborazo Playground

Mon Jul 13 7:00 pm
@ East District Center – 701 N. 25th Street

Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle

Tue Jul 14
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 14 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 14 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 14 8:15 pm
Weekly Open Mic every Tuesday at Poe’s Pub, hosted by Jim Daab. Sign up at 8:15, music at 9PM

Design Day for Chimborazo Playground

Thu Jul 16 4:00 pm
Kids will get creative and draw pictures of their “dream playground”. We hope to have as many kids there as possible. Afterwards, parents and other community members will work with the KaBOOM team to turn dream into reality and design the playground, selecting equipment, and discussing side projects, like possible plantings/landscaping, etc.

see also: /2009/07/08/chimborazo-playground-wins-kaboom-grant/

Oliver Lawrence Court Date

Thu Jul 16 1:30 pm
@ the John Marshall building – 400 N 9th St

30+ new misdemeanor charges concerning condition of some of his properties – court date is 7/16/2009

7th District Meeting with Betty Squire

Sat Jul 18 10:00 am
@Leigh Street Baptist Church – 517 North 25th Street

Church Hill Creative Homemakers Society

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



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