A round-up of events that are going on in our hood over the next week or so. Add yours here. The official must do event of the weekend is: The old standby South of the James Farmers’ Market to get some fresh fruit and grillin’ fixings and then off to the pool.
3rd Precinct MPACT Meeting; New Misty Centrals @ Crossroads; Antiques in Manchester; Rain Barrel Workshop; South Richmond Voter Registration Drive; South of the James Farmers’ Market; Bowie Trio @ Crossroads; City Council Formal Meeting; Kings & Wings; Claudia Carawan @ Crossroads; Westover Hills Neighborhood Association Meeting; Paulo Franco @ Crossroads; John Nobile @ Crossroads; Summer Reading Program Kickoff; MORE…
3rd Precinct MPACT Meeting
Fri Jun 8 8:00 am
Join your neighbors at Albert Hill Middle School to meet with city officials to discuss priority issues on a monthly basis. Precinct level meetings offer the chance to learn more about MPACT, meet your co-chairs and provide feedback to the city.
New Misty Centrals @ Crossroads
Fri Jun 8 8:00 pm
Something a little different but oh so familiar. Musicians and singers who have been playing the Richmond area for YEARS! (And yet, we look so young.) Called the “Earth, Wind, & Fire of pop music” by Rolling Stone and the “next best thing since Hall & Oates” by Popular Mechanics.
Antiques in Manchester
Sat Jun 9 9:00 am
Antiques in Manchester (AIM) an upscale open air market, opens on Saturday, from 9 am to 4 pm at 205 Hull Street adjacent to Micheal Sparks Design. The market will continue on subsequent Saturdays until December, weather permitting.
Rain Barrel Workshop
Sat Jun 9 6:00 pm
Presented by: Clean Virginia Waterways and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Registration Fee: $65 per rain barrel
Location: Forest Hill Park (The Stone House)
4021 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA
Why Rain Barrels? Rain Barrels can be placed under
your down spouts to capture roof runoff. The water stored in the
rain barrel can be used to water gardens or lawn. Rain barrels
can also help control stormwater runoff, which causes erosion
and degrades our streams.
Benefits. Although rain barrels are available at
garden stores, they are not cheap! During the workshop you will learn how to install and maintain your rain barrel, plus about your role in water conservation and water quality protection. Learn how you impact the Chesapeake Bay and other waterways. You will leave the workshop with a pre-made rain barrel that was once a pickle barrel.
Note: this is not a “hands-on” workshop.
How do I sign up? Download registration form from: http://www.longwood.edu/cleanva/rainbarrels.htm
Limited enrollment — sign up today!
Need more information?
Please call 434-395-2602 or send an email to
South Richmond Voter Registration Drive
Sat Jun 9 10:00 am
We are organizing a voter registration drive and you’re invited. Join us as we knock on doors in our local communities making sure everyone has the opportunity to vote in November. We are meeting at Carter Jones Park, 2715 Bainbridge Street. Shift 1 is from 10am – 12pm and Shift 2 is 11am – 1 pm.
South of the James Farmers’ Market
Sat Jun 9 8:00 am
The area’s biggest and best Farmers’ Market. Food, crafts, plants, and more every Saturday in beautiful Forest Hill Park.
Bowie Trio @ Crossroads
Sun Jun 10 8:00 pm
Bowie Trio – Organic music about real-life experiences, Ken Bowie’s rhythm-folk music offers a refreshing twist on the usual acoustic fare! His shows don’t rely on typical musical contrivances, and instead, speak straight to the heart.
City Council Formal Meeting
Mon Jun 11 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)
Kings & Wings
Wed Jun 13 8:00 pm
Informal chess club that meets every Wednesday at O’Toole’s for beer and chess. Focus on the beer. All levels welcome.
Claudia Carawan @ Crossroads
Thu Jun 14 8:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of jazz standards and blues featuring the vocals of “positively soulful,” Claudia Carawan. This is going to be a very special and unique show you won’t want to miss!!
Westover Hills Neighborhood Association Meeting
Thu Jun 14 7:00 pm
Regular WHNA meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, and are open to all residents. We welcome your participation and hope to see you there! Held at the Westover Hills United Methodist Church (1705 Westover Hills
Paulo Franco @ Crossroads
Fri Jun 15 8:00 pm
Paulo Franco & The Rateros (ra-TE-ros) hail from Richmond, Virginia. They play a unique blend of rock, old school country, alt-country and blues. The music draws heavily from influences like Steve Earle and the Graham Parsons inspired music of the Rolling Stones. They also feature covers from varied artists like the Long Ryders, The Silos, and take on covers from Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.
John Nobile @ Crossroads
Sat Jun 16 8:00 pm
Summer Reading Program Kickoff
Sat Jun 16 10:30 am
Get signed up for summer reading fun! All you need is a card and a log to get started! To help us celebrate, we will have Tyrone and his puppets, McGruff the Crime Dog, balloon sculptures, crafts, hot dogs, watermelon and more. Westover Hills Library 1408 Westover Hills Blvd.