This week’s calendar

10/20/2012 6:54 AM by

Chimborazo Park Clean Up Day; Church Hill Chillers ghost tour; Happy Camper Fest; Rocketts Landing Run to the River; Union Hill Garden Project; African Dance @ Robinson Theater; City Council Formal Meeting; RECYCLING WEEK; CAR meeting; Food truck gathering; Open Mic @ Poe\’s; Photography Class @ Robinson Theater; Adult Computer Class ; Church Hill Ultimate Frisbee Group; Fairfield Court Tenants Council; Praise Dance @ Robinson Theater; RVA Hoop Lovers in Chimborazo Park; Tricycle Gardens’ Farmstand; Armstrong @ Atlee; RdV & The Roosevelt; MORE…

Chimborazo Park Clean Up Day

Sat Oct 20 9:00 am
Bring work gloves, garden tools, hedge clippers, and a willing attitude. Projects include:
Trimming brush along the stairs
Litter abatement
Grass and weed removal along the road and walkways
Assisting Tree Stewards in planting prep work

Church Hill Chillers ghost tour

Sat Oct 20 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…

Happy Camper Fest

Sat Oct 20 12:00 pm
Happy Camper Fest 2012 will take place at the Turning Basin in historic Shockoe Bottom on Saturday October 20 from 12-6. Featuring phenomenal local musicians, awesome artists, creative crafters, food wizards, a canal run and a dog trick and costume contest, this amazing festival for all ages is free, though donations are happily accepted to benefit the Richmond SPCA and Communities in Schools of Richmond. Not only does Happy Camper Fest benefit two great local charities, it also encourages healthy activities through the Canal Walk and Run and showcases many great local artisans, musicians, food vendors and other businesses growing and thriving in RVA. For additional information, please visit

Rocketts Landing Run to the River

Sat Oct 20 9:30 am
Join us Saturday October 20th, 2012 at 9:30am for a truly challenging 10k! You will tackle 3 hills, conquer 2 stair sets, run over cobble stones, dash through historic neighborhoods, and race along the banks of the James River in this awesome Urban X-Country race.

Or, if that sounds too intense, you can bring your family on the 5k walk through the scenic East End. After the race, celebrate at the finish line party in your American-made race shirt. You will enjoy the best race food you’ve ever had and a live band and prizes.

ALL proceeds from this event support quality programs and resources for children and adults at the Neighborhood Resource Center, a 501c3 non-profit, whose mission is to foster personal growth and community change in Greater Fulton.

Union Hill Garden Project

Sun Oct 21 10:00 am
Help low income families plant their own vegetable and flower gardens to provide nutritious low-cost food and to beautify the neighborhood. Learn basic gardening skills and meet members of the community! This fall we are planting fruit trees and bushes for a “community orchard”, landscaping blighted properties, and planting vegetable gardens for individual families. Please bring $5 if you want to share pizza for lunch.

African Dance @ Robinson Theater

Mon Oct 22 6:00 pm
Free dance class for ages 3-18. Culture4mykids LaShaunda Harris will be instructing

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Oct 22 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)


Mon Oct 22 3:00 pm

CAR meeting

Tue Oct 23 3:30 pm
Every 4th Tuesday at 5th Floor Conference Room of City Hall

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Food truck gathering

Tue Oct 23 6:00 pm
The roving collection of food trucks and carts will be gathering in the parking lot of Ronnie’s Ribs across from Millie’s.

Open Mic @ Poe\’s

Tue Oct 23 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.

Photography Class @ Robinson Theater

Tue Oct 23 3:30 pm
Learn how to take pictures of food, people, and objects for ages 12 and up. Taught by photographer Eli Morris.

Adult Computer Class

Wed Oct 24 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

Church Hill Ultimate Frisbee Group

Wed Oct 24 6:00 pm
Every Wednesday at Chimborazo Park. /2012/06/13/church-hill-ultimate-frisbee-every-wednesday_22816/

Fairfield Court Tenants Council

Wed Oct 24 5:00 pm
Every 4th Wed at 2506 Phaup Street

Praise Dance @ Robinson Theater

Wed Oct 24 3:00 pm
Yolanda McDuffy will be teaching a praise dance class for ages 7 & up.

RVA Hoop Lovers in Chimborazo Park

Thu Oct 25

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

Tricycle Gardens’ Farmstand

Thu Oct 25 4:00 pm
at 2107 Jefferson Avenue

Armstrong @ Atlee

Fri Oct 26 7:00 pm
Armstrong HS 2012 Football Schedule
Friday 10/26 7PM @ Atlee
Friday 11/2 7PM @ Lee-Davis
Friday 11/9 7PM Henrico

RdV & The Roosevelt

Sun Oct 28 7:00 pm
A dinner featuring the wine selections of special guest Josh Grainer of RdV Vineyards & four courses from chef Lee Gregory. To celebrate autumn, Church Hill’s award-winning The Roosevelt will be hosting a dinner pairing wines selected by winemaker Josh Grainer of RdV Vineyards with the four couses by chef Lee Gregory. The dinner will be held at The Roosevelt, Tickets are $45 (+tax/tip), available at the restaurant (pre-sale only). Seating is limited.



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