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Paint the Town Green; The Nicole Megaloudis 5K; Tree Academy @ Byrd Park; Tree Walk in Byrd Park; Monument Avenue Walking Tour; Admissions Days @ New Community; Flight Night @ Secco; Free movie at Grace Street Theater; Museum District Woman’s Club; End The Drug War concert and rally; Tango after work @VMFA; Chalk Up The Town; Story of the Alleys and Parks of the Fan Walking Tour; MORE…

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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

Admissions Days @ New Community

Mon Apr 16 !8:30 am
Does your smart student struggle in school with reading, writing, or spelling? New Community offers a unique college preparatory program for students with learning differences in grades 6-12. Drop by anytime between 8:30-12pm on April 16 or 23, or call 804-266-2494 to schedule an appointment on another day

Flight Night @ Secco

Mon Apr 16 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/

Free movie at Grace Street Theater

Tue Apr 17 7:00 pm
You All Are Captains
by Oliver Laxe – April 17, 2012 – 7pm
Area: World Cinema / Morrocco

http://fanofthefan.com/2012/01/free-movies-at-grace-street-theater/

Museum District Woman’s Club

Wed Apr 18 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). http://mdwc.wordpress.com

End The Drug War concert and rally

Fri Apr 20 1:00 pm
There will be a concert and rally in Monroe Park from 1-6PM on 4/20.

“A day commonly associated with marijuana use, April 20th in 2012 will signal a shift in how people view drug policy. With a majority 50% of Americans favoring marijuana legalization last year for the first time, it is evident that the War on Drugs should end. ”

http://www.facebook.com/events/413119672038191/

Tango after work @VMFA

Fri Apr 20 6:00 pm
Join in the fun and exotic beauty of the tango with Richmond’s tango community, while enjoying the food and social atmosphere in Best Café. You can also take advantage of half-price beverages as part of Friday Art & Wine. EVERY 3rd FRI

http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Calendar_and_Events/Evening_Events/Tango_After_Work.aspx

Chalk Up The Town

Sat Apr 21 !12:00 pm
Come and get your FREE CHALK to cover the sidewalks of Carytown with the colors of spring

Story of the Alleys and Parks of the Fan Walking Tour

Sun Apr 22 2:00 pm
The branching avenues that give the Fan its characteristic fan shape form several triangular green spaces, including Harrison Street Park, Lombardy Park and Monroe Park. Stroll through these, as well as some of the landscaped alleys and hidden gardens of the Fan.

http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com/node/243

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