This week’s calendar

Books on Wheels at Belmont Library; Grand opening of the new Dogwood Dell mountain bike and hiking trails; Wild at Heart @ The Byrd; Flight Night @ Secco; Maymont Civic League meeting; Free movie at Grace Street Theater; Museum District Woman’s Club; A Reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Yusef Komunyakaa; Schools budget meeting at Albert Hill MS; Art of Burgundy Wine; Kids Walk for Kids Walkathon; Meadow Park Spring Clean-Up; Urban Assault Ride; MORE…

Books on Wheels at Belmont Library

Sat Mar 17 10:30 am
Books on Wheels will be providing free books and free bicycle repair at Belmont Library. Free and Open to the public.

Grand opening of the new Dogwood Dell mountain bike and hiking trails

Sat Mar 17 2:00 pm
The grand opening of the new Dogwood Dell mountain bike and hiking trails will take place on Saturday, March 17 at 2pm.

Wild at Heart @ The Byrd

Sat Mar 17 11:45 pm

Flight Night @ Secco

Mon Mar 19 9:00 am
Trying new things is like hitting the refresh button on our existence: it delivers us from complacency, engages our senses and forces us to question our tastes, values and, in turn, our very nature. Yet, more often than not, most of us will opt for the familiar over the unknown. Every Monday.

Maymont Civic League meeting

Mon Mar 19 6:00 pm
Stone Barn, Maymont Park

Free movie at Grace Street Theater

Tue Mar 20 7:00 pm
M. Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
by Jacques Tati – March 20, 2012 – 7pm
Area: The Masters

Museum District Woman’s Club

Wed Mar 21 7:30 pm
The Museum District Woman’s Club of Richmond, Virgina exists to encourage friendship within our neighborhood, provide civic and social welfare to the community, and elevate the cultural and intellectual pursuits of members in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship. We meet each month on the third Wednesday at 7:30 (with the exception of December 2011 – second Wednesday instead).

A Reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Yusef Komunyakaa

Thu Mar 22 7:00 pm
Yusef Komunyakaa, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his poem collection “Neon Vernacular,” will read from his latest collection, “The Chameleon Couch.” His often autobiographical poems draw from diverse experiences and interests: the civil rights movement, classical literature, the Vietnam War, class struggle and jazz. Books will be on sale at the event, and a book signing will follow the reading.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For details and to RSVP, see

Schools budget meeting at Albert Hill MS

Thu Mar 22 6:00 pm
The Richmond City School Board will convene a series of public conversations on the FY 2013 school budget to “help dispel some of the myths about the school system, to clearly illustrate how taxpayers’dollars are being spent, to review reductions in spending over the last five years and to provide greater clarity on the system’s per pupil costs so that the public can make informed decisions.”

Art of Burgundy Wine

Fri Mar 23 6:30 pm
Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art, looks at the special exhibition The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy. The talk is followed by a sampling of Burgundy wines led by the Country Vintner’s Harry Tatian.
Fri January 27, 2012 / Fri March 23, 2012 / Cost $50 (VMFA members $35)

Kids Walk for Kids Walkathon

Sat Mar 24 9:00 am
Join us for the 9th annual Kids Walk for Kids, supporting coordinators2inc on Saturday March 24, 2012. All money raised from the event supports the services of coordinators2inc, especially our program that recruits and prepares parents to adopt children waiting in the Virginia foster care system. Our services also support those children by preparing them for the move from a temporary home to a permanent, forever family. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m at Benedictine College Preparatory, and the two mile walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Adults are $25, children are free. Games and prizes following the walk. Register in advance at or Saturday morning during check-in.

Meadow Park Spring Clean-Up

Sat Mar 24 9:00 am
Bring gloves, rakes, shovels, clippers, and wheelbarrows. Free coffee and donuts! Contact Susan Smith at for more info.

Urban Assault Ride

Sun Mar 25 9:00 am
he Urban Assault Ride™ is the biggest bicycle scavenger hunt series in the nation! Here’s how it works: You and your teammate will set out on a city-wide quest for ‘checkpoints’ on your favorite two-wheeled steeds. At each checkpoint, you’ll drop your bikes and complete a funky/adventurous obstacle course, then remount your bikes and hit the streets for more.

The goal is to complete all the checkpoints in the shortest amount of time. You choose your own route and checkpoint order. This means that the most clever are often the victors. Of course, it may also help if you can pull a mean big-wheel powerslide and fly across an inflatable slip-n-slide

After your pedal-powered adventure, your team will cross the finish line and enter a massive celebration of New Belgium Brewing Co’s whimsical ways, bikes, and big wheels. The after party is just as much fun as the ride itself, thanks to the craziest raffle prize contest you’ll ever experience. Pick a partner and we’ll see you there!!


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