This week’s calendar

03/05/2011 3:00 AM by

Chimborazo Park meeting; DIY Sub-Irrigated Planters; New Vision Civic League; Union Hill Neighborhood Clean Up; A Blessing to One Another: John Paul II and the Jewish People; RPS School Board; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft; Adult Computer Class ; Beginner’s Yoga; CAPS Meeting; Farm to Family bus @ Bon Secours; Unity Civic League; Seed swap & Potluck; Chimborazo Elementary School PTA Meeting; MORE…

Chimborazo Park meeting

Sat Mar 5 9:00 am
Meeting with Larry Miller from Department of Parks and Recreation to discuss next steps at Chimborazo Playground. He is seeking more public input. At Chimborazo Parkhouse, round building at end of Chimborazo Park.

DIY Sub-Irrigated Planters

Sat Mar 5 1:00 pm
Learn how to make a variety of Sub-Irrigated Planters (SIPs)! A great DIY workshop for the urban container gardener or anyone who wants to produce high yields and can be used on roofs, patios, balconies, decks – anywhere! SIPs are conservation devices that introduce water from the bottom of the container. A discussion about “soil less” growing mediums you can make yourself will also be part of the workshop. Each participant will go home with a fully functional water efficient SIP, ready for planting! Dress appropriately for the weather. To register call 804.231.7767 or email

Cost: $35.00 per person

New Vision Civic League

Sat Mar 5 10:00 am
Every 1st Saturday at the East End Library. Contact Mary Thompson at (804)648-7915 for more info.

Union Hill Neighborhood Clean Up

Sat Mar 5 2:00 pm
We will be picking up trash and recycling from 2-4 PM on Saturday March 5th. Snacks will be provided, but please bring your own drink (preferably in a reusable bottle). We will be meeting in front of the community house at the intersection of North 20th St. and O St.

A Blessing to One Another: John Paul II and the Jewish People

Sun Mar 6 9:00 am
The Virginia Holocaust Museum will be opening the new, unique exhibit entitled: “A Blessing to One Another: John Paul II and the Jewish People”, examines how the life experience of the Pope inspired his commitment to tolerance. The exhibit title is drawn from John Paul’s appeal on the 50th of the uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. The exhibit is compromised of over 2,000 feet of interactive display. It includes flat screen monitors showing historical film footage and recent interviews prepared for the exhibit, replicas of the Western Wall in Jerusalem and the Warsaw Ghetto gate, as well as artifacts, images, and texts. The exhibit tells a compelling story of how life experiences of tolerance and friendship as well as prejudice and hatred shape a world vision based on mutual respect.

RPS School Board

Mon Mar 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.

Open Mic @ Poe’s

Tue Mar 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

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Tue Mar 8 11:00 am
Free seminar by Virginia Credit Union at East End Library, 2414 R. Street.

Adult Computer Class

Wed Mar 9 10:00 am
At the East End Library – Meet the Mouse. Very basic instruction for the complete novice who doesn’t like computers, has to learn to use one, and is ready to have some fun. Class size is limited. First come, first serve.

Beginner’s Yoga

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

Farm to Family bus @ Bon Secours

Thu Mar 10 3:00 pm
The Farm to Family bus will be set up outside of Bon Secours selling fresh local produce, dairy, eggs, and more every Thursday.

Unity Civic League

Thu Mar 10 7:30 pm
@ St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
22nd and X Street
Call 643-9353 or for more information.

Seed swap & Potluck

Sat Mar 12 !12:00 pm
Bring some seeds or perennials to trade. Go home with new varieties, tips and stories. Bring a dish to share (optional) and also bring a garden hat to decorate if you’re feeling crafty!
Location: Tricycle Gardens HQ – 2107 Jefferson Avenue. Free

Chimborazo Elementary School PTA Meeting

Sun Mar 13 3:00 pm
Come find out what is happening at Chimborazo! 3000 East Marshall St.



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