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6th Annual Jonny Z Festival; Dayton Dutch Lions at Richmond Kickers; Flight of the Butterflies (film in IMAXDOME); Robots + Us; Carytown Farmers Market ; Carytown Watermelon Festival ; Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Walking Tour; Haircuts to benefit the Richmond SPCA; A Mile of Style – Carytown Dishcrawl; Byrd House Market; Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society; 5th District Meeting; 5th District Meeting; Orlando City at Richmond Kickers; Tango after work @VMFA; Community Cleanup: Carytown/City Stadium; Hollywood Cemetery: Symbolism and Monument Styles Specialty Walking Tour; Ellwood’s 5% to the Community Day for FRIENDS; MORE…

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6th Annual Jonny Z Festival

Sat Aug 10 12:00 pm
A Celebration of Art, Music & Community Inspired by our friend Jon Zanin, 200 block of N. Shields Avenue in front of Joe’s Inn (between Grove and Hanover). MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/08/jonny-z-festival-next-saturday-on-shields/

Dayton Dutch Lions at Richmond Kickers

Sat Aug 10 7:00 pm
at City Stadium

Flight of the Butterflies (film in IMAXDOME)

Sat Aug 10 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

Robots + Us

Sat Aug 10 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 Aug 11 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.

Carytown Watermelon Festival

Sun Aug 11 10:00 am
MORE: http://wotbn.net/tag/watermelon-festival/

Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Walking Tour

Sun Aug 11 2:00 pm
Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Walking Tour /
An extension of the daily “Highlights” tour, this version covers in more detail the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents. Meet at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. / Valentine Richmond History Center

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Aug 12 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)

Haircuts to benefit the Richmond SPCA

Mon Aug 12 9:00 am
Join us for the third annual 50 States Tour with Patrick Lomantini! This year we will return to Circle Square Salon located at 305 North Robinson Street. Call Lisa Clarke, manager of community development at the Richmond SPCA, at 804-521-1318 to schedule an appointment between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Monday, August 12. For $20 men and women will have a basic haircut by Lomantini, and clients are welcome to pay more for their haircut. All haircut fees directly benefit the Richmond SPCA.

Appointments will average 15 minutes. Last year, this event raised nearly $1,000 for the homeless pets in our care and we’re hoping to double the number of appointments and donations raised this year! We’re really excited for another successful year and thankful to Patrick Lomantini and Circle Square Salon for their generous support of homeless pets!

We would like to give a special thank you to Circle Square Salon for providing us with the event’s location and to the DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Downtown for donating accommodations and valet parking to ensure Patrick and his team have a restful night in Richmond.

A Mile of Style – Carytown Dishcrawl

Tue Aug 13 !7:00 pm
Offering hundreds of locally owned shops, restaurants, boutiques, and other specialty stores, Carytown is the perfect place to start Richmond’s newest culinary adventure. On Tuesday, August 13, join us as we explore unique creations from 4 Carytown restaurants and be prepared to discover your senses all over again. These dining destinations are sure to tickle the food lover inside! So hurry, get your ticket now!

It’s a guessing game! We’re keeping the names of the restaurants we will be visiting a secret for now, but here and there we’ll give you some hints. Follow us on Twitter @DishcrawlRVA and be the first to know!

Where to Meet Us: All ticket holders will be notified of meeting location via email, 48 hours prior to the event.

I’m a Vegetarian: Vegetarian options are available, however we may not be able to accommodate other dietary restrictions. If you have any particular requests or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Beverage Policy: Drinks not inclusive the ticket price. Drink specials and pairings may be available at discretion of the participating restaurant.

Questions?: Contact me! I’m Melanie, your Richmond Dishcrawl Ambassador! My email is melanieb@dishcrawl.com.

About Dishcrawl: Re-imagining the way you think about food, drink, and your community. Join us for a variety of culinary experiences at Dishcrawl.com

Byrd House Market

Tue Aug 13 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 Aug 13 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/

5th District Meeting

Wed Aug 14 6:30 pm
Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Central 5th Voter District will hold a district-wide meeting this coming Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 6:30-8:00PM at the Randolph Community Center (1425 Grayland Avenue). MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/08/5th-district-meeting-this-wednesday/

5th District Meeting

Wed Aug 14 6:30 pm
The Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Central 5th Voter District will hold a district-wide meeting this coming Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 6:30-8:00PM at the Randolph Community Center (1425 Grayland Avenue). MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/08/5th-district-meeting-this-wednesday/

Orlando City at Richmond Kickers

Wed Aug 14 7:00 pm
at City Stadium

Tango after work @VMFA

Fri Aug 16 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

Community Cleanup: Carytown/City Stadium

Sat Aug 17 9:00 am
5th District Cleanup / Every 3rd Saturday / MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/03/5th-district-cleanups-kick-off-in-the-fanuptownboulevard-on-april-20th/

Hollywood Cemetery: Symbolism and Monument Styles Specialty Walking Tour

Sat Aug 17 2:00 pm
If cemeteries could talk, what could they tell you about those buried there? Learn to interpret the spiritual, occupational, vegetal and fraternal signs and symbols found on Hollywood’s headstones and ironworks. Discover the historical origins of the many monument styles including cradle stones, pyramids, pier stones, mausoleums and reliquaries. Meet at the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. / Valentine Richmond History Center

Ellwood’s 5% to the Community Day for FRIENDS

Sun Aug 18 2:00 pm
On Sunday, August 18th, Ellwood Thompson will contribute 5% of the total sales made that day to FRIENDS. MORE: http://wotbn.net/ellwoods-5-to-the-community-day-for-friends-this-sunday/

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