This week’s calendar

10/18/2014 6:15 AM by


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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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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.
MORE: /2014/10/04/richmond-rides-offers-bike-tours-of-church-hill-in-october_37211/

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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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“Welcome Stone Brewing” event in Fulton

Sat Oct 18 12:00 pm
tone Brewing Co. has chosen Fulton as the site for its newest East Coast facility! Community members and organizations of Greater Fulton are coming together this Saturday, October 18th, from 12-2 PM to officially welcome Stone. Join us this Saturday at the corner of Williamsburg Ave & Nicholson Street in Historic Fulton/Rocketts for a celebration to welcome #Stone2RVA!
MORE: /2014/10/17/welcome-stone-brewing-went-this-saturday-in-fulton_37604/

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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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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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Give Me Liberty: Speakers and Speeches that Shaped American History at St.John’s

Sun Oct 19 1:15 pm
Author Christopher Webber tells the stories of fourteen men and women who have eloquently challenged the restrictions on freedom they experienced and played significant roles in expanding the freedom in which Americans and many others live today. Join us for an author’s lecture and book signing. FREE

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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.

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Les Boulefrogs @ Chimborazo Playground

Sun Oct 19 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 20 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 20 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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Monday Evening Running Group (all levels welcome)

Mon Oct 20 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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Mon Oct 20 6:00 pm

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Senior Book Club at East End Library

Mon Oct 20 10:30 am
Meet new friends or join old friends and neighbors as we discuss popular books.

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Church Hill Association

Tue Oct 21 7:00 pm
Meets every 3rd Tuesday at St.John’s.

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Open Mic Night @ Poe’s Pub

Tue Oct 21 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 22 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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Fairfield Court Tenants Council

Wed Oct 22 5:00 pm
Every 4th Wed at 2506 Phaup Street

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Karaoke Wednesday

Wed Oct 22 7:00 pm
Every Wednesday from 7-10PM at Sarahfran’s Restaurant and Lounge. 412 N. 25th (804)343-0061

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MPACT Goes Pink October 22, 2014

Wed Oct 22 6:00 pm
Please join us on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at EDI (East District Center), 701 N. 25th St., 1st Floor Conference Room at 6PM for a very special 1st Precinct MPACT Meeting. The Mayor’s Participation, Action, and Communication Team will host a Breast Cancer Awareness event, featuring guest speakers from HCA Virginia and Susan G. Komen Central Virginia. Pastor Patricia Gould-Champ of Faith Community Baptist Church, will also be available to share her inspirational story of how she defeated breast cancer. The meeting will wrap up with a book signing for her new book, The Gospel According to Cancer.

Learn about preventative measures, being diagnosed, and surviving the disease with dignity. If you have any questions, please contact the 1st Precinct MPACT Coordinator, Hope Cousin at 646-3108 or Light refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

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Pop-Up Market at Robinson Theater

Wed Oct 22 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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Tricycle Gardens’ Four Season Farm Stand

Thu Oct 23 4:00-6:00 pm
After moving to Manchester 6 months ago, the Tricycle Gardens’ Four Season Farm Stand will be returning to Jefferson Avenue this Thursday
MORE: /2014/10/17/tricycle-gardens-four-season-farm-stand-returning-to-jefferson-avenue_37629/

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Fall Food Truck Court @ The Robinson

Thu Oct 23 5:30 pm
Food Trucks are back on the Hill featuring RVA Street Foodies’ Bodillaz, Green Box, Bon Bon, Soul-Ice and more!
Some free fall activities for the kids will be provided as well. Come on out, bring a friend, family, neighbor, co-worker and fellowship while enjoying some great RVA food. 29th and Q St.

Union Hill Civic Association meeting

Wed Oct 22 7:00 pm
UHCA typically meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Location TBA. Agenda will be posted beforehand. In the meantime, if you have something to add to the agenda, contact UHCA president Nikia Lemaire.

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Les Boulefrogs @ Chimborazo Playground

Thu Oct 23 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 23 5:30 pm
Location: Fine Foods Market (4904 Government Road)

Each month, join Tricycle Gardens at the Fine Foods 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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New Work by Joe DeRoche at Eric Schindler Gallery

Fri Oct 24 7:00 pm
-Opening reception Friday, October 24th, 7 to 9pm for New Work by Joe DeRoche. Show runs through November 15, 2014.

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Urban Farmhouse Farmers Market

Fri Oct 24 4:00 pm
The Urban Farmhouse Farmers Market sponsored by GrowRVA will be every fourth Friday of the month from 4-9 PM.

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Fancy Me Mad: Tales from Edgar Allan Poe + Graveyard Tour at St.John’s

Sat Oct 25 6:00 pm
Tales from Edgar Allan Poe followed by a self-guided walking tour of the graveyard. Among the spirits represented: Edgar’s mother Eliza Poe, George Wythe and his murderous nephew, and Elizabeth Van Lew – Union spy.

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Kombucha- Making Workship

Sun Oct 26 11:00 am
Learn how to make your very own Kombucha and go home with all the basic knowledge and supplies
needed! Participants each will receive their own SCOBY, starter
liquid, and handout with brewing instructions.

Pre-Registration required with the Union Market: with your name and contact info.
Or, call the Union Market at (804) 716-7233 or just stop in and register in person.
Registration is limited to 15.




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