This week’s calendar

04/06/2013 8:24 AM by

Civil War & Emancipation Day 2013; Civil War Sampler Bus Tour; Gillies Creek Park clean up; Help mark the Richmond Liberty Trail; New Vision Civic League; Urban Container Gardening; Wine Shop Saturdays @ Dutch & Company; City Council Formal Meeting; Creighton Tenant Council ; Mosby Court Tenant Council; RECYCLING WEEK; Sub Rosa benefit dinner at The Roosevelt; National Night Out planning meeting; 1st Precinct MPACT/CAPS; Food Truck Court Benefit for Sub Rosa; Tricycle Gardens Four Season Farm Stand; Unity Civic League; Free Movie Night: Rise of the Guardians; Learn How to Compost; MORE…


Civil War & Emancipation Day 2013

Sat Apr 6 9:00 am
This year’s Civil War & Emancipation Day provides free admission to all of the more than 25 participating sites and activity centers and offers an array of informative walking tours and presentations. Free shuttle service provided.

Civil War Sampler Bus Tour

Sat Apr 6 1:00 pm
Civil War Sampler Bus Tour / A comprehensive look at the unique role Richmond played as the Capital of the Confederacy. Includes Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom, Court End, the canal area, Hollywood Cemetery, Monument Avenue and the battlefields at Gaines’ Mill and Cold Harbor. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 x301. Meet at the Valentine Richmond History Center.

Gillies Creek Park clean up

Sat Apr 6 2:00 pm
2pm to 4pm, Saturday, April 6
Meet up at the Old Fulton Street Bridge.
Bring work gloves and extra trash bags, if you can.

Help mark the Richmond Liberty Trail

Sat Apr 6
The Richmond Liberty Trail is a walking route that connects many of downtown Richmond’s historic sites, attractions and neighborhoods, including 15 national historic landmarks. This 6.2 mile (10K) trail will be marked with a logo painted on the sidewalk.
The Trail is but one of several self-guided opportunities to experience Richmond’s 400-year history on foot. In Shockoe Bottom, it connects with the Richmond Slave Trail. There is no beginning or end to the Richmond Liberty Trail. Participants are encouraged to walk portions of the route based on their interests.
Paint the Street! On April 6, 2013, volunteers will paint the 6.2 mile Richmond Liberty Trail. If you are interested in lending a hand, please register by April 4th. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


New Vision Civic League

Sat Apr 6 10:00 am
Every 1st Saturday at the East End Library. Contact Mary Thompson at (804)648-7915 for more info.

Urban Container Gardening

Sat Apr 6 10:00 am
Do you live in the city? Do you only have a small patio or sunny window but still want to grow your own vegetables, herbs and flowers? Come learn about urban container gardening from Danny Finney! You can go home with a fully functional water efficient sub irrigated planter, growing medium and a six pack of Tricycle Gardens’ seedlings. Tricycle Gardens / 2107 Jefferson Ave / Cost: $30-$60 / MORE:

Wine Shop Saturdays @ Dutch & Company

Sat Apr 6 12:00 pm
Every Saturday, offering Church Hill an opportunity to taste and purchase wine at retail prices. Themes, format, and focus will change weekly.

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Apr 8 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 8 5:30 pm
Every 2nd Mon at 2101 Creighton Road

Mosby Court Tenant Council

Mon Apr 8 5:00 pm
Every 2nd Mon at Community Center 1543 Coalter Street


Mon Apr 8 12:00 pm

Sub Rosa benefit dinner at The Roosevelt

Mon Apr 8 5:30 pm
As you might know, we are next door neighbors with Sub Rosa. We were in shock when we heard about the fire there. We love Evrim and Evin and Sub Rosa and can’t wait to see them get back on their feet. One of our favorite regulars lived in the apartments above, and we want to help
The Roosevelt will host a benefit supper on Monday, April 8th from 5:30-8:30PM to raise money for Sub Rosa and the residents of the apartments displaced by the fire. The buffet-style family supper is open to the public. Mark your calendar and come on out!
We will be asking for cash/check donations at the door ($20 per adult/ $10 per child), which will include iced tea and food by Jason Alley (Pasture/Comfort), Tim Bereika (Secco Wine Bar), Randy Doetzer (Mint/Julep’s), Joe Sparatta (Heritage), Phillip Denny (Aziza’s), Owen Lane (The Magpie), and Lee Gregory (The Roosevelt). We will also sell alcoholic beverages separately and add those profits to the kitty.

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National Night Out planning meeting

Tue Apr 9 3:30 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

1st Precinct MPACT/CAPS

Wed Apr 10 6:30 pm
**** CANCELLED**** Mayor Dwight C. Jones and CAO Byron C. Marshall will address the upcoming 1st Precinct MPACT/CAPS meeting on Wednesday, April 10th, at Main Street Station, 1500 E. Main Street, from 6:30PM – 8:00PM.

They will present the budget that you helped balance during the last round of Community Conversations. “Please join us to find out how the report findings will affect your community. Free parking is available and light refreshments will be provided.”

Food Truck Court Benefit for Sub Rosa

Thu Apr 11 6:30 pm
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (2408 Ownby Lane)

We will be dedicating the Food Truck Court next Thursday the 11th to benefit the folks at Sub Rosa Bakery. We are partnering with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery who will be organizing music for the event and a raffle. If your business is willing to donate towards the raffle [please contact us at].


Tricycle Gardens Four Season Farm Stand

Thu Apr 11 4:00 pm
A rotating variety of locally grown seasonal produce and sustainability products (rain barrels, worm bins, etc). Every Thursday at 2107 Jefferson Avenue. MORE:

Unity Civic League

Thu Apr 11 7:30 pm
@ St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
22nd and X Street
Call 643-9353 or for more information.

Free Movie Night: Rise of the Guardians

Fri Apr 12 7:00 pm
Come to the Robinson Theater for a free viewing of “Rise of the Guardians.”$1 Snack bar

Learn How to Compost

Sat Apr 13 10:00 am
Come learn nature’s way of recycling. Join Tricycle Gardens for a hands-on workshop teaching the basic methods of both backyard and worm composting! You can leave the workshop with a worm composting system! Tricycle Gardens / 2107 Jefferson Ave / Cost: $30-$60 / MORE:



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