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Hollywood Cemetery: A Rural Garden on a Grand Scale Specialty Walking Tour; Robots + Us; Carytown Farmers Market ; Carytown and the Byrd Theatre Walking Tour; Divorce Recovery 2013; Byrd House Market; Hollywood Cemetery: Symbolism and Monument Styles Specialty Walking Tour; The Alleys and Parks of the Fan Walking Tour; MORE…


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Hollywood Cemetery: A Rural Garden on a Grand Scale Specialty Walking Tour

Sat Sep 28 2:00 pm
Discover the park like setting and the natural tranquility of this rural-style cemetery and see why some call it “A garden of people, their loves, their faith, their dreams”. This tour will explore the cemetery from a historical and horticultural perspective with an emphasis on the beauty of Nature and the impact the Romantic Movement had on 19th century culture. Meet at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. / Valentine Richmond History Center

Robots + Us

Sat Sep 28 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 29 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 and the Byrd Theatre Walking Tour

Sun Sep 29 2:00 pm
Carytown and the Byrd Theatre, Revisited Walking Tour / From the buffalo trail to streetcar suburb, Carytown’s fascinating story is the focus of this tour as you explore this “mile of style”. Includes Cary Court Shopping Center, restored to its 1930’s art deco splendor, and a “behind the scenes” tour of the Byrd Theatre (1928), one of the few active movie palaces in the country. Meet at Premiere Costumes, 3339 W. Cary Street. / Valentine Richmond History Center

Divorce Recovery 2013

Sun Sep 29 6:00 pm
Divorce is tough! Don’t go it alone!
DIVORCE RECOVERY 2013: 23rd Annual Workshop, Richmond’s First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave, Sunday evenings, 6 – 8:30 pm, begins Sept. 22nd, continues 8 weeks through Nov. 10th. Open House, Sept. 15 @ 6 pm. Childcare provided for infants and preschoolers; specially designed workshops available for children (grades 1-6) and teens (grades 7-12). Additional information is available at recovery.FBCRichmond.org or by contacting the Recovery Ministry Office of RFBC at 358-5458, ext. 71. The workshop, entitled “Discovering a Future with Hope” offers sessions covering such topics as denial, grief, anger & depression, guilt & rejection, fear & anxiety, loneliness, friendship, self worth, letting go & transition, and concludes with a look forward to a future with hope.

Byrd House Market

Tue Oct 1 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.

Hollywood Cemetery: Symbolism and Monument Styles Specialty Walking Tour

Sat Oct 5 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

The Alleys and Parks of the Fan Walking Tour

Sun Oct 6 2:00 pm
The branching avenues that give the Fan its characteristic fan shape form several triangular green spaces, including Harrison Street Park, Lombardy Park and Monroe Park. Stroll through these, as well as some of the landscaped alleys and hidden gardens of the Fan. Meet at Meadow Park, at the intersection of Meadow, Park and Stuart avenues. / Valentine Richmond History Center

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