This week’s calendar

04/02/2011 6:15 AM by

Eastview Neighborhood Planning Forum Meeting; New Vision Civic League; Promisses’ Annual Shopping Day; Spring Clean Up Day at Chimborazo Playground; A Blessing to One Another: John Paul II and the Jewish People; RPS School Board; Friends of Libby Hill Park; Groundbreakers 2011; Jefferson Park Hillside Restoration info meeting; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Tricycle Gardens Farm Stand; Adult Computer Class ; MORE…

Eastview Neighborhood Planning Forum Meeting

Sat Apr 2 1:00 pm
The meeting is for interested property owners, residents, and business owners to participate in the development of an action plan for the Eastview Neighborhood area. This Planning forum is the first step in a collaborative process to produce a roadmap for the Eastview Neighborhood which can be used to help guide future development.

The action plan will focus on identifying, prioritizing, and developing implementation strategies for critical issues affecting the area. The issues to be considered may range from those related to the physical environment, such as addressing blighted housing and improving poorly maintained public property, to those related to human development and behavior, such as providing support systems for families and increasing police presence.

The area to be included within the Eastview Neighborhood Action Plan include the area generally bounded by U.S. Interstates 64 and 95 on the north and west, the Mechanicsville Turnpike and Mosby Street corridor on the east, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge on the south.

Participant will include: Eastview Civic League, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and City of Richmond government departments.

WHEN Saturday, April 2, 2011
1:00-3:30 p.m.

WHERE Conrad Center – Multi-purpose Room
1400 Oliver Hill Way
Richmond, Virginia

CONTACT For more information, please contact Cybelle O’Sullivan-McDanniels, Richmond City Council, Gateway 6th District, at 804.646.7964 (office) or cybelle.o’; (website)

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

For more information regarding the non-profit organization, Promisses, please visit

Spring Clean Up Day at Chimborazo Playground

Sat Apr 2 !10:00 am
Saturday is Spring Clean Up Day at Chimborazo Playground!
(Rain date: Sun. April 3rd at 12noon)

Be ready to get your hands dirty, share a cup of coffee and enjoy the day! Please bring rakes, shovels and gloves!

Friends of Chimborazo Playground are also looking for donations for drought tolerant, low maintenance perennial plants and bushes. We will be cleaning up current bed and creating a new one.

The city will be providing extra trash cans, topsoil, cobble stones and mulch.

If you have any questions, contact Shawn Noroian,
Look forward to seeing you then

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

Sun Apr 3 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 Apr 4 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.

Friends of Libby Hill Park

Tue Apr 5 7:00 pm
Every 1st Tues, location varies – Contact Marion Macdonald at or (804)644-1347 for more info.

Groundbreakers 2011

Tue Apr 5 6:00 pm
A celebration of our local leaders and the coming of a new mixed-use, mixed-income community in Church Hill. Savory Food and Spirits will be served!

The Honorable Robert M. McDonnel
Governor of Virginia

The Honorable Dwight C. Jones
Mayor, City of Richmond

Beckstoffers Mill on Church Hill
1200 block of N. 28th Streets
between R & S Streets

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Tickets are available at

Jefferson Park Hillside Restoration info meeting

Tue Apr 5 7:00 pm
The City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities and the Department of Public Works will provide a community update on the Jefferson Park Hillside Restoration Project on Tuesday, April 5th, at 7PM. The meeting will take place at 801 North 24th Street and is expected to take approximately 1 hour.

Open Mic @ Poe’s

Tue Apr 5 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 Apr 5 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 Apr 6 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.



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