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City Council Formal Meeting; Flight Night @ Secco; Samatha’s World at Maymont; Surviving Today’s Economy Seminar; Paint the Town Green; The Nicole Megaloudis 5K; Tree Academy @ Byrd Park; Tree Walk in Byrd Park; Monument Avenue Walking Tour; MORE…

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City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Apr 9 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.

LOCATION
Richmond Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall, 2nd floor; 900 E. Broad Street

Frequency
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)

Flight Night @ Secco

Mon Apr 9 2:00 pm
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.

http://www.seccowinebar.com/2011/11/flight-night-every-monday-and-tuesday-swb/

Samatha’s World at Maymont

Thu Apr 12 9:30 am
Samatha’s World for young ladies, based on the American Girl doll. Victorian ladies help the girls explore the historic gardens, practice manners, and discover what it was like to live or work 100 years ago. The event ends with a carriage ride and tea party on the front porch.

http://wotbn.net/samanthas-world-at-maymont/

Surviving Today’s Economy Seminar

Thu Apr 12 5:00 pm
Free Seminar at Belmont Library on Surviving Today’s Economy. Reduce spending, save more of your income, deal with debt. Taught by Virginia Credit Union.

Paint the Town Green

Sat Apr 14 8:00 am
The Department of Community Engage- ment at VCU has scheduled Saturday morning, April 14, as our next opportunity to work with conscientious and dedicated VCU students who voluntarily choose to assist us, their neighbors, in cleaning our mutual neighborhood. We gather at Monroe Park at 8:00 a.m. for a delicious free buffet of coffee and breakfast treats, meet our fantastic VCU-Fan Team of energetic players whose mission for the morning is community minded and dedicated service as neighbors.

The Nicole Megaloudis 5K

Sat Apr 14 11:00 am
The VCU Center for Sport Leadership and the Megaloudis Foundation are teaming up to put on the Megaloudis 5k this year on April 14th at 11 am. We hope you all will love to participate in this event either by running, donating, or sponsoring some part of the event. We hope you become a part of this inspirational event many community members are already talking about it and we would love to spread the word further.

For more info go to: www.remembernicole.org

pre-register @ http://www.remembernicole.org/index.php?option=com_performs&formid=12

Tree Academy @ Byrd Park

Sat Apr 14 10:00 am
Three information lectures. Rex Springston, the Times-Dispatch environmental reporter, is the keynote speaker. Lunch is provided. Receive a “tree degree” certificate. A fee of $40 and advance registration are required. All proceeds support community education and tree planting efforts. A tree walk in the Carillon area will follow at 2:15 p.m. and is open to everyone.

http://richmondtreestewards.wordpress.com/tree-academy/

Tree Walk in Byrd Park

Sat Apr 14 2:15 pm
Free and open to everyone. Meet at the Carillon. Sponsored by the Richmond Tree Stewards.

http://richmondtreestewards.wordpress.com/arbor-day/

Monument Avenue Walking Tour

Sun Apr 15 2:00 pm
The first street in the U.S. to be designated as a National Landmark by the National Park Service, Monument Avenue is one of America’s most beautiful boulevards. Learn about the diverse architectural styles of its grand homes, famous residents and renowned architects

$10 per person
$5 for History Center Members
Walk-ups welcome.
Cash or check, or purchase online.
Park on-street.

This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program a premier program of the Valentine Richmond History Center. The program offers a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields.

http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com/calendar/monument-ave-aug

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