This week’s calendar

10/24/2009 6:10 AM by

History Hounds explore Church Hill; Jefferson Avenue Community Garden Community Workday; National Clean-The-Brick Walkway Day; RCDC Candidate Forum; River City Saunter; City Council Formal Meeting; RECYCLING WEEK; Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle; Beginning Computer Classes for Adults; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Richmond’s Unhealed History; Virginia History and Archives Fair at the Museum of the Confederacy; Beginner’s Yoga; Fairfield Court Tenants Council; Vegetable bus; Archives Month Open House; Hallowe’en Graveyard Tour; MORE…

History Hounds explore Church Hill

Sat Oct 24 10:00 am
Dogs are invited to join their owners for this of Church Hill, in partnership with the SPCA. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain on a leash. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. The SPCA will provide bags.

Reservations are required: (804) 649-0711 ext. 301. Space is limited. Meet your guide at Patrick Henry Park, across from St. John’s Church, at E. Broad and 25th streets. $10

Jefferson Avenue Community Garden Community Workday

Sat Oct 24 10:00 am
Tricycle Gardens Community Workday. Help us prep the garden for fall and winter! (Jefferson Avenue between 23rd and 24th in Church Hill)

National Clean-The-Brick Walkway Day

Sat Oct 24 10:00 am
Friends of Libby Hill Park and the Planters of Church Hill will be celebrating National Clean-the-Brick Walkway Day at Libby Hill Park this Saturday, October 24 from 10AM-noon.


RCDC Candidate Forum

Sat Oct 24 3:00 pm
The Richmond City Democratic Committee (RCDC) will be hosting a forum for the 7th District Council candidates on Saturday, October 24th at 3PM. The forum will be held at the Fulton Hill Community Baptist Church at 4908 Creedmore Street in Fulton Hill.

River City Saunter

Sun Oct 25 2:00 pm
Join citizens, elected officials, and nonprofit and business leaders on a journey through the Richmond Region led by Partnership For Smarter Growth. Discover how our communities can thrive by growing more wisely and celebrate Richmond’s best with local food and music, a Live Tree Auction and a Silent Auction. Find out how you can help change your world! Meet us at the former Cloverleaf Mall, 2701 Midlothian Turnpike.

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Oct 26 6:00 pm
Every 2nd and 4th Mon – Responsible for deciding official Council action, which includes discussing, adopting, rejecting, and amending laws and approving the budget. Formal meetings include a time for pubic comment and are televised live on the local PBS station and are replayed in Richmond on Government Access Channel 17, beginning at Noon and 7:00 p.m. daily.


Mon Oct 26 6:00 am
Biweekly recycling pick-up

Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle

Tue Oct 27 10:30 am
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 Oct 27 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)

Open Mic @ Poe’s

Tue Oct 27 8:15 pm
Weekly Open Mic every Tuesday at Poe’s Pub, hosted by Jim Daab. Sign up at 8:15, music at 9PM

Richmond’s Unhealed History

Tue Oct 27 7:30 pm
Richmond Hill presents “Richmond’s Unhealed History,” 1607-2009, nine lectures on the history of Richmond, on Tuesday nights from September 22 to November 17 at 7:30 p.m. The lectures are by the Rev. Ben Campbell, Pastoral Director of Richmond Hill. Requested donation for the series is $90. Those attending are encouraged to join the Richmond Hill Community for prayers at 6 p.m. And supper at 6:30 p.m. An additional $45 will reserve a place at supper. Register with Karen Moore, Guest master at Richmond Hill,, or call 783-7903.

Virginia History and Archives Fair at the Museum of the Confederacy

Tue Oct 27 11:00 am
Come see how archivists collect and preserve historical documents and photographs. Archivists from several Virginia respositories will be available to answer your questions about archives and their preservation.

Museum admission is free to attendees and includes a talk by Brian Daugherity on civil rights research in Virginia archives.

Beginner’s Yoga

Wed Oct 28 7:00 pm
@ Neighborhood Resource Center – 1519 Williamsburg Road – Relax, renew and do something great for the community! All proceeds benefit the Neighborhood Resource Center. Suggested $10 donation. Call (804)864-5797 or visit for more information.

Fairfield Court Tenants Council

Wed Oct 28 5:00 pm
Every 4th Wed at 2506 Phaup Street

Vegetable bus

Wed Oct 28 !10:01 am
Come get local farm fresh produce pumpkins and homemade goods and hand crafted items from the farm to family bus every wed 10-4:30pm near capt buzzy’s on broad or Libby hill park or check web site:
Get on the bus gus

Archives Month Open House

Thu Oct 29 12:00 pm
Come celebrate archives month by taking a tour of the Virginia State Archives or the Museum of the Confederacy Archives. Book talk, reception, and Behind-the-Scenes tours of the archives at the Library of Virginia, from 1:30 to 3, and the Museum of the Confederacy, from 3:30-5.

Reservations required for tours. Author Bruce Chadwick will talk about his book, “I am Murdered,” about the death of George Wythe, at noon at the Library of Virginia.

Hallowe’en Graveyard Tour

Fri Oct 30 6:00 pm
Commemorate Hallowe’en with a walking tour through the graveyard at St. John’s Church. Docents will lead tours every twenty minutes, and will discuss the symbolism and history of the graveyard. Meet the spirits of important Virginians laid to rest in the graveyard, including George Wythe, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Elizabeth Arnold Poe, the birth mother of Edgar Allan Poe. Tickets are $5.00 a person, $15.00 per family.



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