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Robots + Us; Carytown Farmers Market ; Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Walking Tour; City Council Formal Meeting; Coming Out Stories: Revolutionary Confessions; Byrd House Market; 2nd District Meeting; 3rd Precinct MPACT Meeting; Hollywood Cemetery: The Women of Hollywood Specialty Walking Tour; The Museum District Walking Tour; MORE…


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Robots + Us

Sat Sep 7 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 Sep 8 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.

Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Walking Tour

Sun Sep 8 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 Sep 9 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)

Coming Out Stories: Revolutionary Confessions

Mon Sep 9 7:00 pm
“One experience that many in the LGBTQ community share is having to come out. Telling family and friends about who you really are can be a stressful event. One always hopes their loved ones will empathize, and when they do it can bring people closer and lead to better understanding. Sometimes, however, it does not go so smoothly.” @ Balliceaux / FREE / MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/09/coming-out-stories-revolutionary-confessions-next-up-for-secretly-yall/

Byrd House Market

Tue Sep 10 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.

2nd District Meeting

Thu Sep 12 5:30 pm
The next 2nd District Meeting will be Thurs., Sept. 12, 2013, 5:30-7PM at Orchard House (500 N. Allen Ave).

3rd Precinct MPACT Meeting

Thu Sep 12 6:00 pm
Join your neighbors at Albert Hill Middle School to meet with city officials to discuss priority issues on a monthly basis. Precinct level meetings offer the chance to learn more about MPACT, meet your co-chairs and provide feedback to the city.

Hollywood Cemetery: The Women of Hollywood Specialty Walking Tour

Sun Sep 15 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

The Museum District Walking Tour

Sun Sep 15 2:00 pm
The founding of the Confederate soldiers home initiated the residential development of the area known today as the Museum District. Home to the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, schools, businesses, churches and residences, this area played an important role in the westward expansion of the city. Meet at the northeast corner of Grove Avenue and Sheppard Street. / Valentine Richmond History Center

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