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This week’s calendar

Girls in Science Camp In; Remembering Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom at William Byrd Community House; Black & Gold Tip-off; Carytown Farmers Market ; Divorce Recovery 2013; Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Walking Tour; City Council Formal Meeting; Byrd House Market; Family Safety Night at Fox; Belmont Adult Book Discussion; Lunch Break Science: The Future of Human Space Flight; Museum District Woman’s Club; Tango after work @VMFA; Community Cleanup: Carillon/Maymont/Byrd Park; History Hounds Explore Monument Avenue Walking Tour; Kugel Ball; Energy — It’s Everywhere! A National Chemistry Week Program; Oregon Hill Walking Tour; MORE…


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Girls in Science Camp In

Sat Oct 12 7:00 pm
Middle School girls join forces with professional women scientists to confront challenges and find solutions to common problems faced by scientists and engineers in this overnight camp in. Sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers and DuPont. $10 per person. For every four girls, one adult chaperone is required. Pre-registration is required. Call 804.864.1400. Event starts at 7 pm and is finished th enext morning at 9 am. At the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond.

Remembering Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom at William Byrd Community House

Sat Oct 12 10:00 am
As Virginia and the Nation commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Remembering Project hosts a one-day series of programs beginning with a morning Presentation on Resistance and Community Conversation. After a break for lunch (on your own), afternoon programming will resume with a guided tour along the Trail of Enslaved Africans and will conclude with a presentation of “Journey Through the Forest of Family Trees.” MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/10/remembering-slavery-resistance-and-freedom-at-william-byrd-community-house/

Black & Gold Tip-off

Sun Oct 13 6:00 pm
VCU Men’s Basketball Scrimmage. MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/10/free-basketball/

Carytown Farmers Market

Sun Oct 13 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.

Divorce Recovery 2013

Sun Oct 13 6:00 pm
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.

Divorce Recovery 2013

Sun Oct 13 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.

Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Walking Tour

Sun Oct 13 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 Oct 14 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)

Byrd House Market

Tue Oct 15 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.

Family Safety Night at Fox

Tue Oct 15 5:30 pm
The next general PTA meeting is coming up Tuesday, October 15th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm! The theme is Safety and there will be fire, police, etc, on site. A firetruck will be at Fox for kids to check out from 5:30-6:30 and then the meeting starts in the auditorium at 6:30.

Belmont Adult Book Discussion

Wed Oct 16 2:00 pm
Join us as we discuss WISH YOU WELL by local author, David Baldacci. @ Belmont Library

Belmont Book Club

Wed Oct 16 2:00 pm
Meets third Wednesday of each month
at Richmond Public Library Belmont Branch (1100 Ellwood Ave) / MORE: http://belmontbookclub.tumblr.com

Lunch Break Science: The Future of Human Space Flight

Wed Oct 16 12:00 pm
October 16, 2013 – The Future of Human Space Flight presented by Chris Giersch, Education and Public Outreach Manager, Genex Systems, Space Technology and Exploration Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center.
Pack a lunch and join us at the Science Museum of Virginia. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free.
For more information visit www.smv.org or call 804.864.1400.

Museum District Woman’s Club

Wed Oct 16 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

Tango after work @VMFA

Fri Oct 18 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: Carillon/Maymont/Byrd Park

Sat Oct 19 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/

History Hounds Explore Monument Avenue Walking Tour

Sat Oct 19 10:00 am
Dogs are invited to join their owners for this walking tour of Monument Ave., in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain on a leash. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 x301. Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen and Monument avenues. / Valentine Richmond History Center

Kugel Ball

Sat Oct 19 6:30 pm
Kugel Ball
Saturday, October 19, 2013; 6:30-11:30 pm
Join us for an evening of dinner, dancing and a silent auction to support the Science Museum of Virginia. For tickets to this black tie event, please visit https://support.smv.org/kugelball.

Energy — It’s Everywhere! A National Chemistry Week Program

Sun Oct 20 12:00 pm
Energy — It’s Everywhere! A National Chemistry Week Program

Sunday, October 20, 2013; noon-4 pm
At the Science Museum of Virginia

Discover the chemistry of energy we use to power our computers, light bulbs and cars! Hands-on activities show you ways chemistry makes modern life possible. Presented by the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society. Free.

For more information please visit www.smv.org or call 804.864.1400.

Oregon Hill Walking Tour

Sun Oct 20 2:00 pm
Settled by Irish and Welsh ironworkers in the 1840’s, Oregon Hill is one of the oldest intact neighborhoods in Richmond and continues to thrive as a tight-knit, working class neighborhood. Includes a visit to St. Andrew’s Church and School. Meet at Laurel and Idlewood streets. / Valentine Richmond History Center

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