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Heroes Parade; History Hounds Explore Hollywood Cemetery; Monument Market; An Artist’s Story: Civil War Drawings by Edwin Forbes; Byrd Park Garden Tour; Flight Night @ Secco; Byrd Market (Oregon Hill); MORE…

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Heroes Parade

Sat May 19 10:00 am
A parade honoring our military veterans. Starts at the Boulevard and Kensington Avenue, continues along Boulevard and ends in front of the Carillon

Resources: The Carillon grounds will host a Veterans Resource Village from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring service and outreach organizations, including state, federal and local agencies and employers.

Additional details: There will be food vendors and military displays around the Carillon, as well as live music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dogwood Dell.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/243349635749317/

History Hounds Explore Hollywood Cemetery

Sat May 19 10:00 am
Dogs are invited to join their owners for this walking tour of Hollywood Cemetery, in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain on a leash. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs.

$10 per person. Reservations are required. Space is limited. On-street parking. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 x301 or purchase online.

http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com/node/273

Monument Market

Sat May 19 3:30 pm
A weekly Farmer’s Market at the corner of Monument Avenue & North Robinson Street. Saturdays, 8AM-noon. May through August.

An Artist’s Story: Civil War Drawings by Edwin Forbes

Sun May 20 10:00 am
In 1862, twenty-three-year-old Edwin Forbes joined a corps of artists sent to Virginia to capture scenes of the war that would illustrate the pages of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Forbes and his colleagues did much to shape public perceptions—then and now—of the American Civil War. This exhibition features 156 original pen-and-ink drawings that Forbes produced from wartime sketches to illustrate his book, Thirty Years After: An Artist’s Story of the Great War. Opens May 20, 2012 at Virginia Historical Society

Byrd Park Garden Tour

Sun May 20 2:00 pm
Eight houses on a FREE dog-friendly garden tour, sponsored by the Byrd Park Garden Club http://byrdpark.net/2012/05/15/neighborhood-garden-tour-saturday/

Flight Night @ Secco

Mon May 21 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/

Byrd Market (Oregon Hill)

Tue May 22 3:30 pm
William Byrd Community House, 224 South Cherry Street
May 1 through October
Every Tuesday

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