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Clean the Parks Day ; Community Cleanup: Carillon/Maymont/Byrd Park; HandsOn Day; History Hounds Explore Monument Avenue Walking Tour; Kugel Ball; Psychic Festival; Carytown Farmers Market ; Divorce Recovery 2013; Energy — It’s Everywhere! A National Chemistry Week Program; Oregon Hill Walking Tour; RVA United; VCU Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale; talk20 at VisArts; Byrd House Market; Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting; William Tyler, Dave Watkins @ Live at Ipanema; Alumni Charity Challenge; Floyd Avenue Bike Boulevard presentation; Seek the Unknown at Belmont Library ; Walkable City; Hollywood Cemetery: The Civil War Specialty Walking Tour; Mashing Gives You Wings; Scarytown; Carver Walking Tour; MORE…


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Clean the Parks Day

Sat Oct 19 9:00 am
From 9 AM to noon the FDA will be coordinating park cleanup events at all the following Fan parks: Federal, Grace, Lombardy, Meadow, Paradise, and Sydney. Bring yourself and your gardening stuff and have a great morning outside with your neighbors. Want to help? MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/10/saturday-is-clean-the-parks-day/

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/

HandsOn Day

Sat Oct 19
Imagine how much better Richmond could be if we all spent just 4 hours doing something together for the community. Join a thousand other volunteers across the metro region this October to make a difference in Richmond on one of many organized volunteer opportunities. MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/10/have-you-signed-up-for-handson-day/

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.

Psychic Festival

Sat Oct 19
Aquarian Bookshop. Sat and Sun.

Carytown Farmers Market

Sun Oct 20 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 20 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.

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

RVA United

Mon Oct 21 !7:00 pm
A city-wide outreach of 20-30 somethings in Richmond. Honest worship. Honest answers. Meeting at Richmond’s First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Completely free. Come as you are

VCU Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Mon Oct 21 2:00 pm
The VCU Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale takes place Monday, Oct. 21–Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at Room B7 / Basement of the James Branch Cabell Library at 901 Park Ave. MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/10/vcu-friends-of-the-library-annual-book-sale-set-for-end-of-october/

talk20 at VisArts

Tue Oct 22 6:00 pm
Talk20 is an ongoing series of gatherings of creative people showcasing what’s cool, interesting, and creative in Richmond. There are eight presenters and the only rule is that they have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to tell their creative story. MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/10/next-up-for-talk20-at-visarts/

Byrd House Market

Tue Oct 22 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.

Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting

Tue Oct 22 7:00 pm
Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month (except December) at 7:00 pm at the William Byrd Community House (224 South Cherry Street). Meetings are open to all people, and anyone living in Oregon Hill is automatically eligible for membership.

William Tyler, Dave Watkins @ Live at Ipanema

Tue Oct 22 10:00 pm
Merge Recording artist William Tyler plays a special Tuesday installment of Live at Ipanema. FREE. MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/10/william-tyler-dave-watkins-next-up-for-live-at-ipanema/

Alumni Charity Challenge

Wed Oct 23 5:30 pm
The VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter (RVA GOLD) is excited to host its first annual event called the “Alumni Charity Challenge”. The Alumni Charity Challenge is an event where each alumni chapter will be competing to donate the most canned goods for the Central Virginia Food Bank. The university chapter who donates the most will receive the “bragging rights” This event will consist of 7 different Virginia state colleges and universities: George Mason University,James Madison University, Old Dominion University, Roanoke College,University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Tech.

This event will take place on October 23, 2013 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery from 5:30PM to 8:30 PM.

For more information visit the page at https://www.facebook.com/alumnicharitychallenge2013. If anyone wants to invite friends to this event, there is a event page set up at https://www.facebook.com/events/522369071171520/

Floyd Avenue Bike Boulevard presentation

Wed Oct 23 7:00 pm
The Fan District Association will host a forum on the proposed Floyd Avenue Bike Boulevard on October 23, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Binford Middle School (1701 Floyd Ave). The City’s Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Trails Coordinator, Jake Helmboldt, will make a presentation, followed by a Q&A session.

Seek the Unknown at Belmont Library

Wed Oct 23 6:00 pm
Learn about Richmond-area ghosts and things that go bump in the night with the paranormal investigation team, Spirited History. They specialize in using history to trigger otherworldly activity and will share ghost hunting gadgets and experiences! Recommended for ages 13 and up, please call 646-1139 to register.

Walkable City

Thu Oct 24 7:00 pm
Please mark your calendars for the next event in our fall forum series, Transportation Transformations for a Competitive and Sustainable Future, a lecture by a nationally-renowned city planner and advocate of New Urbanism on Thursday, October 24. At the VCU Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/10/walkable-city/

Hollywood Cemetery: The Civil War Specialty Walking Tour

Sat Oct 26 2:00 pm
From the Pyramid to the gravesite of Jefferson Davis, high above the James River, Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of Confederates. Come visit the graves of such notables as J.E.B. Stuart, George Pickett, Fitzhugh Lee, Jefferson Davis and many others whose stories continue to capture our imagination 150 years after the Civil War began. Meet at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. / Valentine Richmond History Center

Mashing Gives You Wings

Sat Oct 26 3:00 pm
An alley cat bike race at Monroe Park. MORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/175970345922726/

Scarytown

Sat Oct 26 7:00 pm
!… in Carytown. Trick-or-Treating for kids, Pumpkin Crafting, Zombie Walk, Light the Night Walk. MORE: http://www.carytownrva.com/scarytown.php

Carver Walking Tour

Sun Oct 27 2:00 pm
First settled by Jewish and German tradespeople, Carver became a vibrant African American neighborhood in the early 1900′s and today is a mix of students, singles, young families and elderly residents. The walk passes schools, churches, businesses and examples of Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Anne style architecture. Meet near the flagpole at Maggie Walker Governor’s School, 1000 N. Lombardy Street (at W. Leigh). / Valentine Richmond History Center

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