This week’s calendar

Chalk Up The Town; Community Cleanup: The Fan/Uptown/Boulevard; Earth Day Rain Barrel Workshop; Kids Walk for Kids; National Weather Service SKYWARN Training Session; Paint the Town Green / Earth Day Cleanup; Carytown Farmers Market ; Monument Avenue Walking Tour; Niche at Scuffletown Park; City Council Formal Meeting; Thomas Jefferson HS Annual Football Uniform Fundraiser; Byrd House Renegade Market; Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society; Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting; Hardywood Twilight 4 Miler; Carytown & Museum District: Butchers, Bakers & Beyond; Herbs Galore & More at Maymont; History Hounds Explore Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour; MORE…


Chalk Up The Town

Sat Apr 20 1:00 pm
Carytown is back with the chalk to celebrate the colors of Spring! This is a great family friendly event on a beautiful (fingers crossed) Saturday in April.

Come out from 1-4 and get some free chalk from our chalk tents or from volunteers walking around handing it out. Take to the sidewalks and start drawing! Bring your best artwork to the sidewalk and show us what you can do.

This year, for the first time we will have judging of artwork. If you want to submit some work in the judged section come to Cary Court (near PINK) at 1 pm and get the instructions for the judged pieces. There will be two categories of judging- 16 and older and under 16.

There are some GREAT prizes for this competition including dinner from L’amour wine bistro and some gifts from World of Mirth and more!


Community Cleanup: The Fan/Uptown/Boulevard

Sat Apr 20 9:00 am
5th District Cleanup / Every 3rd Saturday / MORE:

Earth Day Rain Barrel Workshop

Sat Apr 20 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 20, 1-3 pm
Build a rain barrel for your home as you celebrate Earth Day and learn about conserving resources. To reserve a spot, please call 804.864.1400; space is limited. $15 for general admission, $10 for members.


Kids Walk for Kids

Sat Apr 20 9:00 am
Coordinators2Inc is sponsoring Kids Walk for Kids, a family event to raise awareness and funds to find forever families for kids waiting in foster care. Activities include a 2 mile walk, balloons, face painting, etc. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:00 a.m. at Benedictine College Preparatory located at 304 N. Sheppard St in the Fan. See our website,, for more details and registration.

National Weather Service SKYWARN Training Session

Sat Apr 20 3:00 pm
at Science Museum of Virginia – Richmond, VA. Learn now to become a volunteer severe weather spotter! SKYWARN volunteers provide the National Weather Service with timely and accurate severe weather reports. Space is limited; preregistration is required. To register, email Free.

Paint the Town Green / Earth Day Cleanup

Sat Apr 20 10:30 pm

Carytown Farmers Market

Sun Apr 21 11:00 am
The Carytown Farmers Market is the city’s only Sunday market. We are starting our 2013 season April 14 and will be located in the Carytown Cleaners parking lot at 3300 West Cary Street.

Monument Avenue Walking Tour

Sun Apr 21 2:00 pm
Monument Avenue Walking Tour / 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, its famous residents and renowned architects. Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen and Monument avenues. / Valentine Richmond History Center

Niche at Scuffletown Park

Sun Apr 21 12:00 pm
“Niche” An Outdoor Art Show
Scuffletown Park (corner of Park & Strawberry St.)

Original Artwork & Live Music
* art-making activities
* face painting
* linocut & sun-printing

Bring the kids!

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City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Apr 22 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)

Thomas Jefferson HS Annual Football Uniform Fundraiser

Mon Apr 22 6:00 pm
Help raise needed funding for 2013 game uniforms and football equipment. $50 per person. Includes your donation, dinner and child care. Event is limited to the first 125 PAID participants. MORE:

Byrd House Renegade Market

Tue Apr 23 3:30 pm
Every Tuesday. Byrd House Market at William Byrd Community House is a food-focused farmers market serving the community weekly on Tuesday afternoons. We provide a place and time for 25-30 food growers and makers to come together with food shoppers who want fresh, local and sustainable produced food for their lives. The Renegade Market is our at-will, winter market and operates on Tuesdays, November through April. MORE:

Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society

Tue Apr 23 6:00 pm
Every Tuesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 6. Though the museum will be closed during this year’s foodie court, restroom facilities in the museum lobby will be available to the public.

Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting

Tue Apr 23 7:00 pm
Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month (except December) at 7:00 pm at the William Byrd Community House (224 South Cherry Street). Meetings are open to all people, and anyone living in Oregon Hill is automatically eligible for membership.

Hardywood Twilight 4 Miler

Thu Apr 25 6:30 pm
Can’t choose between exercise and happy hour? On April 25, choose both with the Hardywood Twilight 4 Miler. This casual 4 mile run/walk winds through Richmond’s historic Fan district, and ends with a block party hosted by Richmond’s fastest growing craft brewery — Hardywood Park Craft Brewery!


Carytown & Museum District: Butchers, Bakers & Beyond

Sat Apr 27 2:00 pm
Eating/walking tour: We’ll mix it up for you along one of Richmond’s most eclectic thoroughfares. Visit intimate bistros, bustling lunch spots with Southern favorites, and specialty food retailers featured in national magazines while passing through quirky Carytown. You’ll learn secrets from butchers to bakers as well as get a peek at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ new sculpture garden. Come see our culinary trendsetters such as Secco, Dixie Donuts, Deco, Coriander Cafe at Boone’s Food Shop, Belmont Butchery, Carytown Cupcakes, Basili’s, Don’t Look Back, Belmont Food Shop, Zeus Gallery Cafe, Bonvenu, Museum District B & B, Amour Wine Bistro and others in Carytown and the Museum District. Tickets are $42 with a small ticketing fee.


Herbs Galore & More at Maymont

Sat Apr 27 8:00 am
Such a great sounding name, how can you not go? Carriage House Lawn (Maymont Park)
$3 (free for members)

History Hounds Explore Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Sat Apr 27 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. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 x301. Meet outside the cemetery gates at Cherry and Albemarle streets. / Valentine Richmond History Center


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