This week’s calendar

08/08/2009 6:20 AM by

Ghost Hunting workshop at Chimborazo Park; 2009 Summer Reenactment Series; Friends of Chimborazo Playground Community meeting; Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle; Beginning Computer Classes for Adults; Cafe Dialogue: Dignity & Democracy in Community; Garden Day at the NRC; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Partnership for Smarter Growth open house; The Future of Church Hill; Motown at the Robinson; CAHN’s 4th Annual Live Healthy Block Party; MORE…

Ghost Hunting workshop at Chimborazo Park

Fri Aug 7 !6:00 pm
The Ghost Hunting workshops are back and this time we’re going to visit Chimborazo, possibly the most ill-fated site in Richmond.

Here Native Americans aligned forces with Colonists against the Brittish and were slaughtered in what became known as the Bloody Run Massacre. A century later, the site was used for the largest tent-hospital in the Civil War. The Church Hill Tunnel, which we visited last time, runs through the hill as well.

We’ll meet at the Aquarian [The Aquarian Bookstore in Carytown Shopping Center] to discuss the history of the site and then go to Chimbarazo for ghost hunting! Hopefully we’ll be joined again by members of the Richmond Paranormal Society and they’ll bring their cool ghost detecting equipment.
Definitely bring your camera

2009 Summer Reenactment Series

Sun Aug 9 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.

Friends of Chimborazo Playground Community meeting

Mon Aug 10 7:00 pm
If you’ve always wanted to volunteer and make our neighborhood a better place, here’s an easy way to do it. We need 75 volunteers from Church Hill to help build the children’s new playground at Chimborazo Park on Thursday, Sept. 10. You don’t have to be handy with a hammer to help. Learn about volunteer opportunities, playground design and how you can help at the next Friends of Chimborazo Playground Community meeting on August 10 @7PM at EDI – 701 North 25th Street

Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle

Tue Aug 11
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 Aug 11 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)

Cafe Dialogue: Dignity & Democracy in Community

Tue Aug 11 7:00 pm
A night at The Patrick Henry Pub, sponsored by Community Model Association of America and Center for Therapeutic Justice, a non-profit for the benefit of bringing community model for everyone. A short film about the dignity movement as it
is expressed in Community Model will be followed by a panel of distinguished
experts (Thomasina J. Borkman, Robert W. Fuller, V. Morgan Moss) in the field of social model, rankism, community model, etc, will be presented with several questions to discuss involving
dignity and democracy in community. ADMISSION IS FREE and
attendees may purchase food/drink.
The Patrick Henry Pub 2300 E. Broad St, 804-644-4242

Thomasina Jo Borkman

Garden Day at the NRC

Tue Aug 11 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 Aug 11 8:15 pm
Weekly Open Mic every Tuesday at Poe’s Pub, hosted by Jim Daab. Sign up at 8:15, music at 9PM

Partnership for Smarter Growth open house

Thu Aug 13 4:30 pm
Sustainable growth advocacy group Partnership for Smarter Growth has a spacious new office at 2319 East Broad Street and invites folks to stop by:

Please join us on Thursday, August 13, from 4:30-6:30, for our PSG Open House, celebrating 5 years educating and advocating for smarter growth in the Richmond region, and our beautiful new office in Church Hill. We’ll enjoy punch and cake, commemorate our progress, and rally for continued success!

see also: /2009/07/28/partnership-for-smarter-growth-sets-up-shop-on-broad-street_7447/

The Future of Church Hill

Thu Aug 13 7:00 pm
@ Robinson Theatre – a panel discussion at the Robinson Theatre in Church Hill. John Sarvay, creator of the Buttermilk and Molasses blog, will be moderating the panel.

See also: /2009/08/03/rva-tv-roundtable-on-the-future-of-church-hill_7695/

Motown at the Robinson

Fri Aug 14 8:00 pm
The Historic Richmond Foundation’s Quoit Club is welcoming singer-songwriter Franklin Massie and Richmond’s own The Escorts for Motown at the Robinson. (Robinson Theater)

See also: /2009/08/03/motown-at-the-robinson_7479/

CAHN’s 4th Annual Live Healthy Block Party

Sat Aug 15 10:00 am
Capital Area Health Network is inviting you and your friends and families to our 4th Annual Live Healthy Block Party on Saturday, August 15, 2009 from 10AM to 3PM at the Ethel Bailey Furman Memorial Park located beside George Mason Elementary. (813 N. 29th Street-Historic Church Hill)

Just some of this year’s attractions:

*FREE Medical and Dental screenings for children and adults.
*FREE Dental cleanings for children.
*FREE Live Entertainment
*FREE Kiddie Rides including a Water Slide!
*FREE face painting and balloons
*FREE Petting Zoo
*FREE chance to build a stuffed animal for the first 100 children to be screened.
*FREE goody bags once screened.

For More Information please call 804.253.1981



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