This week’s calendar

10/15/2011 8:07 AM by

Blue Sky Fund 3rd Annual Camp Out to Get Out; Church Hill Chillers Ghost Tour; Shadows of Shockoe Ghost Tour; Union Hill Community Garden Planting; Church Hill Central Civic Association; Praise Dance Class @Robinson Theater; Transition Handbook Study Group; Worm composting workshop; Acting 101 @Robinson Theater; Church Hill Association; Nathaniel Bacon Civic Association; Open Mic @ Poe\’s; Tricycle Gardens Farm Stand; Adult Computer Class ; Photography Class @Robinson Theater; Union Hill Civic Association; Whitcomb Court Tenant Council; Jazz Dance Class @Robinson Theater; RVA Hoop Lovers in Chimborazo Park; Rocketts Landing Run the the River- Challenging 10k Urban Cross-Country; MORE…

Blue Sky Fund 3rd Annual Camp Out to Get Out

Sat Oct 15 !!2:00 pm
!Do these first days of Autumn have you thinking about campfires, smores, hayrides, and college football?

Please come join us on Saturday October 15th for our Third Annual Camp Out to Get Out. All you need is a tent, sleeping bag, a cozy sweatshirt, and all your friends and family. We will provide you with natural beauty, activities, live music, football, hamburgers, smores, drinks, and lots of fun.

So please visit our website at where you can register online, read our FAQ\’s, and get YOUR spot under the stars. See you October 15th

Church Hill Chillers Ghost Tour

Sat Oct 15 9:00 pm
Birthplace of the American Revolution, and home to a notorious Civil War spy, Church Hill\’s colorful past has produced a cadre of restless spirits in its buildings, its graveyards, and under its streets!

Cloaked in the shadows of the quaint and historical Church Hill neighborhood, this tour includes the following spirited tales:

Crazy Bet\’s stomping grounds
Poe\’s first and last love
The oldest public cemetery in Richmond
And more…

Shadows of Shockoe Ghost Tour

Sat Oct 15 9:00 pm
Your Ghost Host will guide you on a fascinating nighttime exploration of Shockoe Bottom, the oldest and most haunted neighborhood in Richmond, where over 400 years of history have produced an ample share of those caught between this world and the next.

Hear tales of the mysterious, tragic and downright terrifying things that have led to numerous reports of paranormal activity along the tour route including:

The Old Stone House
Church Hill tunnel collapse
Civil War Hospitals
And more…

Union Hill Community Garden Planting

Sat Oct 15 2:00 pm
Join us and the local residents and kids this week planting flowers to beautify RVA! Bring study shoes, gloves, a small shovel (trowel) & a large shovel, hoe, or pick ax if you have them. We will have extra garden tools to share. Free snacks & water provided. This is a family friendly event – feel free to bring your kids to help beautify RVA! Meet at 20th & O St.

Church Hill Central Civic Association

Mon Oct 17 7:00 pm
Every third Monday of each month. Picnic meeting in August at the Tricycle Gardens’ orchard 1626 N 27th Street

Praise Dance Class @Robinson Theater

Mon Oct 17 4:30 pm
Instructor: Yolanda Thomas has worked with VCU and other organizations in the past and loves to use dance as worship unto the Lord.
Open to ages 7 & up
8-week session at Robinson Theater Community Arts Center (corner of Q & 29th St.)
$10/whole session

Transition Handbook Study Group

Mon Oct 17 6:30 pm
Join Transition Richmond at Globehopper Coffeehouse on Tuesday evenings as we learn how to be positive agents for change in a post-peak-oil world. Visit our facebook page for more info. All are welcome

Worm composting workshop

Mon Oct 17 5:30 pm
Learn how to compost with worms with Tricycle Gardens and Green Unity. Worm composting is great for small spaces indoors, as it gives off little to no odor. Perfect for dorm and apartment dwellers with no access to a yard. Participants will take home their own worm composting kit, so they can try it at home!

For more info and to register, please follow this link:

Acting 101 @Robinson Theater

Tue Oct 18 4:30 pm
Instructor: Dione Updike has a BFA from VCU, started a theater program at Fox elementary and has a passion to spread her love of the arts. Class open to ages 8-14 ready to learn the ends and outs of theater through improv skits, games and characters. 8-week session at Robinson Theater Community Arts Center
$10/whole session

Church Hill Association

Tue Oct 18 7:00 pm
Every 3rd Tues

Nathaniel Bacon Civic Association

Tue Oct 18 5:30 pm
3rd Tues at Nathaniel Bacon

Open Mic @ Poe\’s

Tue Oct 18 8:30 pm
All musicians welcome! Support local business and local music talent. Music open Mic is every Tuesday at Poe’s. Hosted by local CH resident, Jim Daab. Sign-up is at 8:30 pm. Bring your own instruments and tell your friends. Jim has instruments and congas that you can use as well.

Tricycle Gardens Farm Stand

Tue Oct 18 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 Oct 19 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.

Photography Class @Robinson Theater

Wed Oct 19 4:30 pm
Learn to be a photographer even if you don’t have a camera!
Come try out the art of photography with Elli Morris, a local pro photographer. You’ll get to test out various types of cameras, including making one of your own. You’ll learn how to develop film and make sun contact prints of your work.
8-week session offered for ages 11-14 at Robinson Theater Community Arts Center. $10/whole session

Union Hill Civic Association

Wed Oct 19 7:00 pm
Every 3rd Wednesday

Whitcomb Court Tenant Council

Wed Oct 19 5:30 pm
Every 3rd Wed at Whitcomb Court Rec Center

Jazz Dance Class @Robinson Theater

Thu Oct 20 4:30 pm
Instructor: Emiline Schroeder has a background in dance, taught at the YMCA and other local organizations. 8-week session open to ages 7-12 at Robinson Theater Community Arts Center (corner of Q & 29th). $10/whole session.

RVA Hoop Lovers in Chimborazo Park

Thu Oct 20

The RVA Hoop Lovers are in Chimborazo Park each Thursday night from 7pm-Sunset at the large gazebo. The RVA Hoop Lovers bring piles of hoops, music, and loads of energy to share with everyone that would like to join in on the fun, and learn more about Hoop Dance. We’ve been having a BLAST

Rocketts Landing Run the the River- Challenging 10k Urban Cross-Country

Sat Oct 22 9:30 am
Run to the River is a unique and challenging 10k race. You will tackle three hills, dash through historic neighborhoods, and race along the banks of the James River. The course goes through Fulton, across Gillies Creek Park, up Libby hill by way of a stair set and cobblestone paths, through church hill to a trail along the James River, up another grueling stair set, through Rocketts Landing, then up the steep Powhatan hill where at the summit you face another 2 kilometers of running through historic Fulton before you reach the finish line.

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