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March 26, 2011 6:15 am by

Church Hill Irish Festival; Church Hill Orchard planting; Church Hill Irish Festival; City Council Formal Meeting; MPACT Meeting; RECYCLING WEEK; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Tricycle Gardens Farm Stand; Adult Computer Class ; Beginner’s Yoga; Farm to Family bus @ Bon Secours; Meeting on IB program to Chimborazo Elementary; New Vision Civic League; Promisses’ Annual Shopping Day; MORE…

Church Hill Irish Festival

Sat Mar 26 11:00 am
The 2011 Church Hill Irish Festival is this weekend (March 26 and 27th) /tag/irish-festival/

Church Hill Orchard planting

Sat Mar 26 9:00 am
Join us Saturday, March 26th from 9am-1pm to help plant Tricycle Gardens’ first urban orchard. We’re gathering at an empty lot located at 1626 North 27th Street to plant pears, cherries, pawpaws, plums and more.

Why are we doing this? Because fruit and nut trees used to be a greater part of the urban landscape. There are still surviving trees and bushes in Richmond. Now, unfortunately, trees with prominent fruits (black walnuts, apples, pears) are now viewed by many people as a nuisance. We want to return people to an awareness of fruit and nut trees and their value and importance in our local food web and re-create an acceptance of them in urban areas. And as with so many of our projects, we want to do this in a very visible way.
Like our neighborhoods (and our neighbors) these trees take care of us as we take care of them.

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Church Hill Irish Festival

Sun Mar 27 11:00 am
The 2011 Church Hill Irish Festival is this weekend (March 26 and 27th)

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City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Mar 28 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.

LOCATION
Richmond Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall, 2nd floor; 900 E. Broad Street

Frequency
Typically the second and fourth Monday of each month; 6:00-8:30 p.m. (With the exception of August, when no Formal meetings are held, and holidays)

MPACT Meeting

Mon Mar 28 6:00 pm
A reminder from Sector 113 Chairperson Mary Thompson and Sector 111 Chairperson Shiela Anderson:

MPACT MEETING MONDAY, MARCH 28TH AT CHIMBORAZO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 3000 EAST MARSHALL STREET – 6:00 P.M.

TRY TO BE ON TIME. OUR AIM IS TO HAVE A ONE HOUR SESSION. WE CAN DO IT. BE PREPARED TO ASK YOUR QUESTIONS AND GET SOME ANSWERS.

SEE YOU THERE

RECYCLING WEEK

Mon Mar 28 4:00 pm

Open Mic @ Poe’s

Tue Mar 29 8:15 pm
Weekly Open Mic every Tuesday at Poe’s Pub, hosted by Jim Daab. Sign up at 8:15, music at 9PM

Tricycle Gardens Farm Stand

Tue Mar 29 4:00 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-6 PM.
2107 Jefferson Ave, 23223

Farm Stand Opens March 22, 2011.
Fresh Veggies from our Farm, Veggie Seedlings & More! (located in Manchester District at West 9th and Bainbridge Sts).

Adult Computer Class

Wed Mar 30 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 30 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 www.nrccafe.org for more information.

Farm to Family bus @ Bon Secours

Thu Mar 31 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.

Meeting on IB program to Chimborazo Elementary

Thu Mar 31 6:30 pm
A grassroots effort is underway to bring International Baccalaureate (“IB”) Primary Years Program to Chimborazo Elementary School. An info meeting will be held on March 31 at 6:30PM at Chimborazo, and there will be presentation to the School Board at City Hall on April 4th at 7PM.

New Vision Civic League

Sat Apr 2 10:00 am
Every 1st Saturday at the East End Library. Contact Mary Thompson at (804)648-7915 for more info.

Promisses’ Annual Shopping Day

Sat Apr 2 9:00 am
!Who: Promisses (non-profit organization) + The Honorable Cynthia Newbillie + Delegate Delores Mcquinn

Where: Family Resource Center | 2405 Jefferson Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23223

How: Volunteers will register each high school girl with a school i.d., assign her a \’styling assistant\’, and help choose a dress of her dreams for prom night. (Dresses are FREE OF CHARGE)

Why: Promisses believes every girl deserves to feel special on her prom night; therefore, we collect new and gently used dresses for ladies who cannot afford to attend their high school prom. With tons of styles in our inventory, our board members, volunteers, & community leaders strive to make the Promisses\’ Shopping Day a memorable one for each teen girl.

Our prominent community leaders will be available for media interviews at their discretion. For media inquiries or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Davia Archer at davia.delayne@gmail.com.

For more information regarding the non-profit organization, Promisses, please visit www.promisses.org.


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