This week’s calendar

12/05/2009 2:00 AM by

Holidays in Historic Hanover Open House at St. John’s Church; RECYCLING WEEK; RPS School Board; Tuesday St. John’s Knitting Circle; Beginning Computer Classes for Adults; Ephraim Kaye & Eagles Over Auschwitz; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Beginner’s Yoga; CAPS Meeting; Church Hill North Civic Association; Forum of Discussion on 504-510 28th Street; Vegetable bus; Unity Civic League; Shockoe Slip Block Party Open House; 17th Annual James River Parade of Lights ; 7th District Meeting; Annual holiday tree decorating at Jefferson Park; MORE…

Holidays in Historic Hanover Open House at St. John\’s Church

Sat Dec 5 9:00 am
St. John’s Church has partnered with the following Road to Revolution sites: Historic Polegreen Church, Hanover Tavern, Hanover Courthouse, and Scotchtown. Events are taking place December 4-6 at these venues. Please call each site for schedules.

Visit St. John’s Church, a National Historic Landmark in recognition of being the original location of Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. Enjoy a guided tour for $5.00 and free eggnog in the Visitor Center.


Mon Dec 7 6:00 am
Biweekly recycling pick-up

RPS School Board

Mon Dec 7 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 Dec 8 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 Dec 8 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)

Ephraim Kaye & Eagles Over Auschwitz

Tue Dec 8 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 2000 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: (804) 257-5400

On Tuesday, December 8th, Ephraim Kaye renowned Holocaust educator at Yad Vashem and director of the International School for Holocaust Studies, will be on hand at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Beginning at 7 p.m., Mr. Kaye will discuss the historic event and film: Eagles over Auschwitz, the momentous flyover of Auschwitz-Birkenau by three Israeli Air Force F-15’s on September 4, 2003, and its significance to Survivors, soldiers and civilians alike.

Mr. Kaye has been a guest speaker and lecturer in many different Holocaust centers and conferences throughout the world – among them, Beth Shalom in England, Vilna, Lithuania, The Church and the Holocaust Scholars Conference, The AHO Conference, the Miami Holocaust Center, and the Los Angeles Holocaust Center.

Open Mic @ Poe’s

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

Beginner’s Yoga

Wed Dec 9 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.

CAPS Meeting

Wed Dec 9 6:00 pm
Every 2nd Wed – 701 N 25th St. 2nd Floor

Church Hill North Civic Association

Wed Dec 9 7:00 pm
The Church Hill North Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, December 9
from 7-9 pm in the basement meeting room at Asbury United Methodist Church,
324 N. 29th Street.

For more info contact Laura Daab at or 649-1913.

The CHNCA’s boundaries cover the Church Hill North Old and
Historic District as well as the immediate surrounding blocks in all
directions. All are welcome.

Forum of Discussion on 504-510 28th Street

Wed Dec 9 5:30 pm
Will be held at 1901 West Cary Street at the offices of Johannas Design Group. This will be an informational format, where the project will be presented to the community. Questions about the project will be answered.

Per request if you have issues they not be taken up at the forum but sent in an email either to Josh at or architects Dave Johannas at or Andy Scudder at

Vegetable bus

Wed Dec 9 !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

Unity Civic League

Thu Dec 10 6:30 pm
@ St. Peter’s Development Center
22nd and X Street
Call 643-9353 or for more information.

Shockoe Slip Block Party Open House

Fri Dec 11 !7:00 pm
Come to our first annual Shockoe Slip Open House Block Party charity event December 10th and 11th for a barrage of amazing specials and deals and tons of fun! Get an edge on your holiday shopping, take advantage of drink and dinner specials, pet some puppies for adoption, warm up with hot cider, sing some Karaoke, dance to hot holiday music and be among friends all while helping Shockoe Slip raise funds for charities! Visit for list of participating shops and specials during those 2 days

17th Annual James River Parade of Lights

Sat Dec 12 7:00 pm
Always a good reason to gather on Libby Hill and appreciate the season and the view…

In 1989, Harvey Price, then the dock master at Kingsland Reach Marina in Henrico County, decided to decorate his boat and cruise the James. Many other boaters laughed at him, but when they saw how much fun Mr. Price was having and how much people along the river appreciated his efforts, they decided to join him. In 1992, the James River Advisory Council (then called the James River Task Force) approached the boaters with the idea that the parade could be a yearly holiday event, and the official James River Parade of Lights was born. Over the years, the parade has grown, and today features official viewing sites in multiple localities. Thousands throughout the region now consider the parade a cherished holiday tradition.

Entry criteria: Powered boat capable of moving 7 knots

Parade distance: 14-mile parade route from City of Richmond to Varina-Enon Bridge

Time of the Parade: Boats gather at 5:45 p.m. (6 p.m. countdown for illumination). Parade lasts until approximately 8:30 p.m.

7th District Meeting

Sat Dec 12 10:30 am
Richmond City Councilwoman Cynthia I. Newbille, East End 7th District will hold a meeting in the East End 7th District, her first individual meeting since being elected. The meeting will be held on December 12 from 10:30AM-noon at the EDI building at 25th and M Street.

* Creating a new East End 7th District Team of residents and community partners

* Richmond City Council Legislative Requests for the 2010 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Session

* Richmond Public Schools Up-date

* H1N1 Update

* New City Trash Collection schedules

* Public Safety during the Holidays

For more information, please contact Sam Patterson at (804)646.3012 or

Annual holiday tree decorating at Jefferson Park

Sat Dec 12 9:00 am
Friends and Neighbors: Please join us for the annual holiday tree decorating at the White Pine, near the Bandstand.

You might ask – What can I bring?

1. A decoration(s) to put on the tree.
2. A string or two of white lights.
3. Your own personal cup of java, cocoa or hot tea.
4. Some goodies to share…cake, cookie or pastry.
5. An 8 foot ladder to reach the lamp posts.
6. Red Bows- for the park lamp posts.

But mostly bring yourself to share in this neighborhood tradition of decorating the beautiful Virginia White Pine in Union Hill.



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