This week’s calendar

04/07/2012 6:00 AM by

Gardening Volunteers needed at Chimborazo Elementary; Green Unity Community Garden Workdays; New Vision Civic League; City Council Formal Meeting; Creighton Tenant Council; Mosby Court Tenant Council; RECYCLING WEEK; National Night Out planning meeting; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Adult Computer Class ; MPACT/CAPS Meeting; Unpacking the Census; RVA Hoop Lovers in Chimborazo Park; The Low Branches & Small Houses at Globehopper; Tricycle Gardens’ Farmstand; Unity Civic League; April Family Movie Night @ Robinson Theater; Chimborazo Elementary School PTA Meeting; Family Movie Night @ Robinson Theater; Van Auken returns to Schindler Gallery; Seminar on vacant and blighted property; VCU Community Garden Workshop; MORE…

Gardening Volunteers needed at Chimborazo Elementary

Sat Apr 7 10:00 am
Looking for Gardening Volunteers at Chimborazo Elementary School (3000 East Marshall Street) on Saturday April 7 at 10AM we will be filling new raised vegetable beds with soil, planting, and mulching. Please come with your round and square shovels, and wheel barrows. Let’s grow some flowers and vegetables for the kids!

Green Unity Community Garden Workdays

Sat Apr 7 10:00 am
On Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Green Unity at VCU will continue to construct the first ever VCU community garden at the Jonah L. Larrick Center, located on the MCV Campus at 900 Turpin Street — please come out to join us for this momentous occasion and register to volunteer at

New Vision Civic League

Sat Apr 7 10:00 am
Every 1st Saturday at the East End Library. Contact Mary Thompson at (804)648-7915 for more info.

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Apr 9 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.

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

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)

Creighton Tenant Council

Mon Apr 9 5:30 pm
Every 2nd Mon at 2101 Creighton Road

Mosby Court Tenant Council

Mon Apr 9 5:00 pm
Every 2nd Mon at Community Center 1543 Coalter Street


Mon Apr 9 4:00 pm

National Night Out planning meeting

Tue Apr 10 6:00 pm
Building on the success and neighborhood teamwork of last year’s National Night Out Event, several of your neighbors will be meeting to begin planning for National Night Out 2012, which will be held on Tue, Aug 7. The planning team meets on the second Tuesday of each month at The Robinson Theater (2903 Q St). For more information, please contact: Mrs. Mary Thompson / David Conmy

Open Mic @ Poe\’s

Tue Apr 10 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.

Adult Computer Class

Wed Apr 11 10:00 am
A series of classes for very beginners. The series is usually 4 weeks, and you need to call and sign up. Contact Sarah O’Neill at the East End Branch Library at (804) 646-4474 or


Wed Apr 11 6:00 pm
Combined MPACT and CAPS meeting, at Main Street Station, every 2nd Wednesday, from 6PM – 7:30PM.

Unpacking the Census

Wed Apr 11 6:30 pm
Interested in new policy options to address poverty and structural inequity in the Richmond region? We want to hear as many voices as possible! Join us on Wednesday, April 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Richmond Public Library.

RVA Hoop Lovers in Chimborazo Park

Thu Apr 12

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

The Low Branches & Small Houses at Globehopper

Thu Apr 12 7:00 pm
A gorgeous evening of folk and post-americana music will take place featuring one of Richmond’s favorites, “The Low Branches” along with Michigan’s “Small Houses.”

Tricycle Gardens’ Farmstand

Thu Apr 12 4:00 pm
at 2107 Jefferson Avenue

Unity Civic League

Thu Apr 12 7:30 pm
@ St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
22nd and X Street
Call 643-9353 or for more information.

April Family Movie Night @ Robinson Theater

Fri Apr 13 7:00 pm
Join us for our FREE April Family Movie Night featuring HOP. Snack bar open with freshly popped popcorn, candy and drinks for $1 or less.

Chimborazo Elementary School PTA Meeting

Fri Apr 13 4:00 pm
Come find out what is happening at Chimborazo! 3000 East Marshall St.

Family Movie Night @ Robinson Theater

Fri Apr 13 7:00 pm
Family Movie Night only 25 CENTS!
Snack Bar open with freshly popped popcorn, candy, drinks and more ($1 or less)
Bring the whole family and enjoy a movie on the big screen.

Van Auken returns to Schindler Gallery

Fri Apr 13 7:00 pm
Recent work by Thomas Van Auken opens Friday, April 13th, 7-9PM at Schindler Gallery

Seminar on vacant and blighted property

Sat Apr 14 10:00 am
Join Better Housing Coalition’s Center for Neighborhood Revitalization for a seminar covering strategies for dealing with vacant, blighted properties, and what tools local governments have to address this issue.

Saturday, April 14 10AM-noon at the Robinson Theater (2903 Q Street). This seminar is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 804-644-0546 x37.


VCU Community Garden Workshop

Sun Apr 15 10:30 am
On Sunday, April 15th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Green Unity at VCU will host its first organic gardening workshop at VCU’s newly constructed community garden. located at MCV’s Jonah L. Larrick Center, 900 Turpin Street. While here, learn basic organic gardening skills, like improving soil quality, water-saving techniques, mulching, weeding, organic pest-control, and more! This event is free of charge for volunteers and garden plot owners. All others are requested to pay $5. Proceeds will be used to further Green Unity’s community outreach effort. This event is open to all community members.


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