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Community Cleanup: Carytown/City Stadium; Flight of the Butterflies (film in IMAXDOME); Hollywood Cemetery: Symbolism and Monument Styles Specialty Walking Tour; Robots + Us; Carytown Farmers Market ; Ellwood’s 5% to the Community Day for FRIENDS; Byrd House Market; Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society; Belmont Book Club; Museum District Woman’s Club; Pre-party for RVA Street Art Festival; War and Pieces: Quilts through America’s War Years; Well Worn Pop-up Market; MORE…

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/

Flight of the Butterflies (film in IMAXDOME)

Sat Aug 17 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: 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

Robots + Us

Sat Aug 17 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 18 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.

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/

Byrd House Market

Tue Aug 20 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 20 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/

Belmont Book Club

Wed Aug 21 2:00 pm
Meets third Wednesday of each month
at Richmond Public Library Belmont Branch (1100 Ellwood Ave) / MORE: http://belmontbookclub.tumblr.com

Museum District Woman’s Club

Wed Aug 21 7:30 pm
The Museum District Woman’s Club of Richmond, Virgina exists to encourage friendship within our neighborhood, provide civic and social welfare to the community, and elevate the cultural and intellectual pursuits of members in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship. We meet each month on the third Wednesday at 7:30 (with the exception of December 2011 – second Wednesday instead). http://mdwc.wordpress.com

Pre-party for RVA Street Art Festival

Wed Aug 21 5:30 pm
A “Paint the Walls” pre-party for the RVA Street Art Festival will take place on Wednesday, August 21 where attendees can tour the site pre-festival, and take part in creating a collaborative mural. MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/08/pre-party-for-rva-street-art-festival-next-week/

War and Pieces: Quilts through America’s War Years

Thu Aug 22 12:00 pm
Banner Lecture Series at the Virginia Historical Society / For soldiers in the field or citizen soldiers who declared the moral equivalent of war, quilts have been used throughout America’s history not only as comfort, but to further “the Cause.” It wasn’t the Boston Tea Party that started the fight! Learn how quilt makers, impacted by textile trade and social trends, were influenced by the Revolutionary War to today’s Middle East conflicts. This illustrated lecture featuring examples as early as the late 1700s, will discuss embargoes to the Colonies, development of America’s textile manufacturing, the Underground Railroad, Civil War, women and politics, development of the Red Cross, Quilts of Valor, and virtual quilts. Neva Hart served as president of the Professional Association of Appraisers-Quilted Textiles and as a board member for the Virginia Quilt Museum. Editor and contributor to Quilts of Virginia, 1607–1899 (2006), she writes, lectures, researches and collects antique and art quilts from her home near Roanoke.
MORE: http://www.vahistorical.org/news/lectures_banner.htm

Well Worn Pop-up Market

Sun Aug 25 11:00 am
Vintage clothing, accessories, furniture, housewares, art, and more. At Gallery 5 / MORE: http://www.gjwn.net/news/2013/08/11/well-worn-popup-market-returning-to-gallery-5/

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