This week’s calendar

10/11/2014 11:05 AM by


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Clean-up at 19th and R Streets

Sat Oct 11 8:00 am
The New Visions Civic League has organized a targeted clean-up for the intersection of 19th and R Street in the southern Fairmount area.

The clean-up crew will be meeting at the corner of 19th and R Street Streets at 8AM. Any and all help is appreciated.

MORE: /2014/10/05/volunteers-sought-for-clean-up-on-r-street-this-saturday_37237/

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Poe’s Richmond Walking Tour

Sat Oct 11 9:30 am
Edgar Allan Poe spent more time in Richmond than any other city. With your costumed guide, explore the sites that carry the most memory for him, including his marriage site, the site of the Southern Literary Messenger, his mother’s grave, and the house where he rekindled romance with his first love on the eve of his untimely death.

Cost $10 per person and preregistration is required via Paypal, calling 804.222.8595, or emailing Meet in front of St. John’s Church in Church Hill, 2401 E. Broad Street. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your own canteen and receipt.


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Les Boulefrogs @ Chimborazo Playground

Sun Oct 12 2:00 pm
A community organization dedicated to the proliferation of petanque. “We welcome everyone interested in learning and playing the game.” Les Boulefrogs play twice a week: Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM / MORE:

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Fairfield Community Walking Club

Mon Oct 13 9:00 am
Increase your metabolism with a 1 hour walk through the community. Be inspired to create a healthier you. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Meet at the Family Resource Center 2311 N 25th Street.

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Church Hill Rotary Club

Mon Oct 13 6:00 pm
We meet Mondays at Patrick Henry’s Pub upstairs. Happy Half 6:00, meeting at 6:30. Check us out on Facebook at The Formation of Church Hill Rotary. Come see what Rotary is all about and how we are helping our community!

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City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Oct 13 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)

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Creighton Tenant Council

Mon Oct 13 5:30 pm
Every 2nd Mon at 2101 Creighton Road

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Monday Evening Running Group (all levels welcome)

Mon Oct 13 6:30 pm
3, 4 and 5 mile options! We have all the way from novice runners to many training for half and full marathons.

6:30 PM Mondays – corner of N. 32nd & E. Grace Streets at Chimborazo Park

Sign up at meetup site: or contact Bill O’Connor at (804) 647-6224, or

MORE: /2014/10/06/all-level-runners-invited-out-for-monday-evening-running-group_37271/

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Mosby Court Tenant Council

Mon Oct 13 5:00 pm
Every 2nd Mon at Community Center 1543 Coalter Street

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Open Mic Night @ Poe’s Pub

Tue Oct 14 8:00 pm
Join in on the weekly Open Mic Night every Tuesday. Sign-ups at 8pm the show starts at 9pm.

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FREE Healthy Heart Plus Nutrition Series at The Robinson

Wed Oct 15 6:00 pm
Want to eat healthier but overwhelmed by the process? Join us for a 6-week series (or come any night you can) focused on basic healthy food options. FREE TASTINGS, RECIPES and HANDS-ON demos as well! Below are the weekly topics discussed:

Food 101: A Date With Your Plate
Control Your Health: Balance Your Appetite
Food Combining: What Goes With What?
Urban Nutrition: Eating on the Run
Stretch Your Dollar: Cooking the Best for Less
Living Well: Putting It All Together

Please contact Betsy to sign-up OR just show-up Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. for 6 weeks. 562-9133 or

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Pop-Up Market at Robinson Theater

Wed Oct 15 4:00 pm
Every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Get your fresh and local produce and other products right here in the neighborhood!

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Whitcomb Court Tenant Council

Wed Oct 15 5:30 pm
Every 3rd Wed at Whitcomb Court Rec Center

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Women of the Hill

Wed Oct 15 6:00 pm
Meets 2nd Sunday. Monthly social gatherings for neighborhood women in private homes. No agenda, no affiliations. An opportunity to meet neighbors and make new friends. Contact Diana for more info and locations.

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Les Boulefrogs @ Chimborazo Playground

Thu Oct 16 6:00 pm
A community organization dedicated to the proliferation of petanque. “We welcome everyone interested in learning and playing the game.” Les Boulefrogs play twice a week: Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM / MORE:

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Tricycle Gardens Corner Store Tasting

Thu Oct 16 !5:30 pm
Location: Clay Street Market

Each month, join Tricycle Gardens at the Clay St. market to taste new recipes and learn skills for cooking fresh, seasonal products found in Health Corner Stores.

This month we’re preparing recipes featuring sweet potatoes

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Bottom to Tap 3 mile running race

Sat Oct 18 11:00 am
How far is it from Bot­tom to Tap? Only three miles but you’ll be thirsty when you get here! This casual run starts in Shockoe Bot­tom, goes through his­toric Church Hill and returns to the 17th Street Farmer’s Mar­ket for a great post-run celebration.
MORE: /tag/bottom-to-tap/

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Church Hill Bike Tour

Sat Oct 18 10:00 am
Explore the past, Experience the Present, Imagine the Future (on a bike!)

Join us on a neighborhood bike tour with Richmond Rides.

Embrace the intersection of biking, good food, and history.

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Eat Oysters, Drink Beer @ Union Market

Sat Oct 18 4:00 pm
Pretty simple right? Eat oysters, drink beer, and listen to some live music. That doesn’t sound bad at all.

Our neighbors at Union Market have invited us to set up our shucking station and our friends from Center of the Universe Brewing will be bringing some beer to help wash ‘em down. Join us on Saturday, October 18th from 4-8 and you will be sure to have some fun!


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HandsOn Day

Sat Oct 18 9:00 am
1 Day. 1000 Volunteers. People at the Center of Change.

“Imagine how much better Richmond could be if we all spent just 4 hours doing something together for the community. Join one thousand other volunteers across the metro region this October at nearly 60 sites to make a difference in Richmond on one of many organized volunteer opportunities.”


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Saturday Circus @ the Sugar Pad

Sat Oct 18 3:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of circus artists and performers along the James River highlighted by a series of aerial dance demonstrations high above the Sugar Pad by the Host of Sparrows Aerial Dance Company. Free admission, donations requested.

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Kickin’ Chicken Wingfest

Sun Oct 19 12:00 pm
A celebration of all-things chicken wings! They’ll come flavored hot, mild, sweet, spicy, teriyaki, buffalo, Asian, Thai and …. more ways than we have space to share. Plus live, local music, shopping, cold beverages and much more! The event is free to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase.

As with all the events at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market we will deliver local restaurants and food trucks, live music, local craft beer from Center of the Universe (including exclusive, limited release beers during the event), and an expanded craft and fresh foods market. To spice things up we will be offering three exciting new contests at this event:

• Richmond’s Best Wings contest that is open to Richmond-based restaurants, food trucks and caterers. The winner will be determined by a blind taste testing by a panel of judges.

• People’s Choice Award contest open to event attendee voting.

• Chicken Wing Eating Competition… need we say more?

Musical entertainment will be provided by Sweet Justice, The Honky Tonk Experience, and the Thomas Jefferson High School Marching Band.

All proceeds benefit the Enrichmond Foundation- Serving Richmond’s people, parks, and public spaces for 24 years.

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