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Armed Forces Day at Virginia War Memorial; Carytown & Museum District: Butchers, Bakers & Beyond; Robots + Us; Carytown Farmers Market ; Byrd House Market; Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society; Lunch Break Science Mission San Xavier del Bac in Arizona, History and Art ; 2nd District Meeting; Harrisburg City Islanders at Richmond Kickers; Hollywood Cemetery: The Women of Hollywood Specialty Walking Tour; MORE…

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Armed Forces Day at Virginia War Memorial

Sat May 18 10:00 am
On this Armed Forces Day, the Native American community is honored to be a part of a special recognition for America’s best. They will present a veteran’s song and a victory song followed by a meaningful blessing of the Memorial’s hallowed grounds honoring over 11,600 names who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Remarks will be given by Chief Kenneth Adams, USAF (Ret.) of the Upper Mattiponi Tribe and a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia War Memorial’s Educational Foundation. Also in attendance will be Native American veterans from recognized tribes in the Commonwealth. The Turtle Clan Drum of the Chickahominy Tribe will offer the veteran and victory songs. Most of the drummers are sons of veterans. Free and open to the public.

Carytown & Museum District: Butchers, Bakers & Beyond

Sat May 18 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.

MORE: http://realrichmondva.com/upcoming-food-tours/

Robots + Us

Sat May 18 9:30 am
Saturday, May 11-Sunday, September 29
Explore differences between humans and robots by examining how lifelike machines imitate moving, sensing, thinking and being. Investigate robotics, computer science and biomedical engineering through enjoyable interactive exhibits and videos. Included with exhibit admission. Free for members. @ Science Museum

Carytown Farmers Market

Sun May 19 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.

Byrd House Market

Tue May 21 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. 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. Byrd House Market operates on Tuesdays, May through October. MORE: http://www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com/p/for-market-goers.html.

Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society

Tue May 21 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.

http://wotbn.net/food-trucks-return-to-vhs-on-april-2/

Lunch Break Science Mission San Xavier del Bac in Arizona, History and Art

Wed May 22 12:00 pm
Presented by Hans Oppe, Ph.D. Pack lunch or buy at museum’s Periodic Table. @ Science Museum

2nd District Meeting

Thu May 23 5:00 pm
United Methodist Family Services – Dining Hall
3900 W. Broad Street

MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/05/2nd-district-meeting-announced-for-next-thursday/

Harrisburg City Islanders at Richmond Kickers

Fri May 24 7:00 pm
at City Stadium

Hollywood Cemetery: The Women of Hollywood Specialty Walking Tour

Sat May 25 2:00 pm
Explore the significant role that women’s groups played in Hollywood Cemetery’s history from the Civil War to the present. Stops include gravesites of female residents who led independent lives as educators, authors, preservationists, suffragists, humanitarians or as the power behind the scenes of famous men. Meet at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. / Valentine Richmond History Center

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