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Flight of the Butterflies (film in IMAXDOME); Hollywood Cemetery: The Women of Hollywood Specialty Walking Tour; Robots + Us; Carytown Farmers Market ; City Council Formal Meeting; Memorial Day run with VCU Police, Veterans, Wounded Warriors; Byrd House Market; Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society; Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting; Richmond Kickers vs D.C.United; Robinson Street Association; Schools closing and rezoning meeting; Schools closing, rezoning meeting; 1st District Community Meeting; Lunch Break Science Resolving Nuisance Deer Problems; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Phoenix FC Wolves at Richmond Kickers; Byrd Park & The Carillon Neighborhood Walking Tour; Live at Ipanema: Jonathan Vassar; MORE…

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Flight of the Butterflies (film in IMAXDOME)

Sat May 25 9:30 am
Migrate with hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies across North America! Discover the hideaway of these magnificent creatures and immerse yourself in this compelling adventure. $9 general admission, $5 for members. After you?ve seen the film, visit real butterflies at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden?s Butterflies LIVE! @ Science Museum

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

Robots + Us

Sat May 25 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 26 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.

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon May 27 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)

Memorial Day run with VCU Police, Veterans, Wounded Warriors

Mon May 27 12:00 pm
Fan and Carver residents looking for a way to honor our country’s fallen soldiers on Memorial Day are invited to participate in the Never Forget Memorial Run on Monday at noon. Dozens of runners, including members of the VCU Police Department and Richmond-area veterans and wounded warriors, will travel the 1.4 miles from the UU parking lot at the VCU Siegel Center to the Virginia War Memorial. All members of the community are invited to join the free run/walk and residents are advised that some streets may be temporarily closed as the group travels from Broad Street down Ryland Street to Franklin Street to Belvedere and into the War Memorial.

More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/593419204009422/

Byrd House Market

Tue May 28 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 28 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/

Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting

Tue May 28 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.

Richmond Kickers vs D.C.United

Tue May 28 7:00 pm
at City Stadium http://www.richmondkickers.com

Robinson Street Association

Tue May 28 6:00 pm
The Robinson Street Association, comprised of residents and business owners, will meet on Tuesday May 28 at 6:00 pm in the Boardroom at Retreat Hospital. From parklets to GRTC bus barn updates, the agenda lists a lot of interesting initiatives. For more information, please visit the website www.robinsonstreetrva.com

Schools closing and rezoning meeting

Tue May 28 5:30 pm
The Richmond School Board scheduled the public hearing for May 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School. Parents will be able to voice their opinion on the proposed closure of Clark Springs Elementary School, the Adult Career Development Center and Norrell Pre-School Development Center.

Schools closing, rezoning meeting

Tue May 28 5:30 pm
At Thomas Jefferson High School

1st District Community Meeting

Wed May 29 6:00 pm
At Albert Hill Middle School

Lunch Break Science Resolving Nuisance Deer Problems

Wed May 29 12:00 pm
Presented by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Deer Project Coordinator Nelson W. Lafon Pack lunch or buy it at museum’s Periodic Table. @ Science Museum

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Thu May 30 8:00 pm
Set in the west of Ireland, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a twisted and comic tale of Maureen, a middle-aged spinster, who lives with her elderly and manipulative mother Mag. Maureen lives a lonely life, longing for romance that will spirit her away. When a chance comes along to find love and make a new life for herself, Maureen sees an opportunity to escape. However, Mag has other ideas and sets in motion a chain of betrayals which bring the play to a terrifying conclusion.

May 23 – June 15, 2013
Performance Location: SPARC Center for the Performing Arts. 2106A N. Hamilton Street

MORE: http://henleystreettheatre.org/the-beauty-queen-of-leenane

Phoenix FC Wolves at Richmond Kickers

Fri May 31 7:00 pm
at City Stadium

Byrd Park & The Carillon Neighborhood Walking Tour

Sun Jun 2 2:00 pm
Dogwood Dell, The Carillon, Arts in the Park, Shields Lake and the Pump House are all familiar aspects of historic Byrd Park. Join us for a walking tour of the park and the adjacent Carillon neighborhood. Meet at the Christopher Columbus statue at the southern end of the Boulevard. / Valentine Richmond History Center

Live at Ipanema: Jonathan Vassar

Sun Jun 2 10:00 pm
Next up for Live at Ipanema at Ipanema Cafe. 917 West Grace Street. FREE. Listen to previous shows at http://ipanemaveg.com/lai/

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