This week’s calendar

150th anniversary of the opening of Chimborazo Hospital; Church Hill Chillers Ghost Tour; Hallowe’en Graveyard Tour @ St.John’s; Meet and greet with Delegate McClellan; Shadows of Shockoe Ghost Tour; Shockoe Bottom/Church Hill food tour; Robinson Theater\’s 3rd Annual Fall Festival; Praise Dance Class @Robinson Theater; Transition Handbook Study Group; Acting 101 @Robinson Theater; Friends of […]

150th anniversary of the opening of Chimborazo Hospital; Church Hill Chillers Ghost Tour; Hallowe’en Graveyard Tour @ St.John’s; Meet and greet with Delegate McClellan; Shadows of Shockoe Ghost Tour; Shockoe Bottom/Church Hill food tour; Robinson Theater\’s 3rd Annual Fall Festival; Praise Dance Class @Robinson Theater; Transition Handbook Study Group; Acting 101 @Robinson Theater; Friends of Libby Hill Park; Open Mic @ Poe\’s; Tricycle Gardens Farm Stand; Adult Computer Class ; Photography Class @Robinson Theater; Golden Hammer Awards; Jazz Dance Class @Robinson Theater; RVA Hoop Lovers in Chimborazo Park; New Vision Civic League; Open House @ Central Montessori; Union Hill Community Garden Planting; Veterans Day Reenactment @ St.John’s; MORE…

150th anniversary of the opening of Chimborazo Hospital

Sat Oct 29 10:00 am
The event will include: Ranger guided walking tours of the grounds of Chimborazo Hospital, the Civil War 150th History Mobile, living history volunteers set up under tents portraying Civil War surgeons and a reproduction Civil War ambulance. Also, the Virginia Army National Guard will be setting up a medical tent and have a modern military ambulance to compare military medicine then and now. Finally, from 11:00am to noon, we will have the Medical College of Virginia’s medical helicopter land behind the Chimborazo Medical Museum and illustrate how medical techniques used by the military for transporting and treating wounded have been adopted for civilian use.

Church Hill Chillers Ghost Tour

Sat Oct 29 9:00 pm
Birthplace of the American Revolution, and home to a notorious Civil War spy, Church Hill\’s colorful past has produced a cadre of restless spirits in its buildings, its graveyards, and under its streets!

Cloaked in the shadows of the quaint and historical Church Hill neighborhood, this tour includes the following spirited tales:

Crazy Bet\’s stomping grounds
Poe\’s first and last love
The oldest public cemetery in Richmond
And more…

Hallowe’en Graveyard Tour @ St.John’s

Sat Oct 29 6:00 pm
Cost if $5.00/person, and $15.00/family. Tickets are purchased at the front gate.
Spirits represented are George Wythe, Edward Carrington and Elizabeth Arnold Poe. Tours take place every 20min starting at 7:40 p.m.

Meet and greet with Delegate McClellan

Sat Oct 29 10:00 am
As a result of redistricting after the 2010 Census, most of the CHPN coverage area now resides in the 71st House District represented by Jennifer L. McClellan. There will be a meet&greet with Delegate McClellan on Saturday, October 29 from 10AM-noon at Peter Paul Development Center at 1708 North 22nd Street.

Shadows of Shockoe Ghost Tour

Sat Oct 29 9:00 pm
Your Ghost Host will guide you on a fascinating nighttime exploration of Shockoe Bottom, the oldest and most haunted neighborhood in Richmond, where over 400 years of history have produced an ample share of those caught between this world and the next.

Hear tales of the mysterious, tragic and downright terrifying things that have led to numerous reports of paranormal activity along the tour route including:

The Old Stone House
Church Hill tunnel collapse
Civil War Hospitals
And more…

Shockoe Bottom/Church Hill food tour

Sat Oct 29 2:00 pm
On this 1.5 mile walking tour with Real Richmond, you\’ll sample what\’s cooking at five locally-owned restaurants, including such spots as LuLu\’s, Station 2, Globehopper, Bookbinder\’s, Aziza\’s, Halligan, and Sensi, while you meander through this vibrant and varied area. Besides wonderful food and insider info from chefs and owners, you\’ll get a taste of the architectural and historical richness of River City.

Robinson Theater\’s 3rd Annual Fall Festival

Sun Oct 30 !4:00 pm
Break out your costumes early and join Robinson Theater, 1st Precinct, East End Fellowship and others for our 3rd Annual Fall Festival. This FREE event will have pumpkin decorating, cake walks, costume contest, food, sno cones, inflatables, face painting, harvest photo corner, crafts, music and more! Costumes encouraged but not required. Come on out to the Robinson at the corner of Q & 29th

Praise Dance Class @Robinson Theater

Mon Oct 31 4:30 pm
Instructor: Yolanda Thomas has worked with VCU and other organizations in the past and loves to use dance as worship unto the Lord.
Open to ages 7 & up
8-week session at Robinson Theater Community Arts Center (corner of Q & 29th St.)
$10/whole session

Transition Handbook Study Group

Mon Oct 31 6:30 pm
Join Transition Richmond at Globehopper Coffeehouse on Tuesday evenings as we learn how to be positive agents for change in a post-peak-oil world. Visit our facebook page for more info. All are welcome

Acting 101 @Robinson Theater

Tue Nov 1 4:30 pm
Instructor: Dione Updike has a BFA from VCU, started a theater program at Fox elementary and has a passion to spread her love of the arts. Class open to ages 8-14 ready to learn the ends and outs of theater through improv skits, games and characters. 8-week session at Robinson Theater Community Arts Center
$10/whole session

Friends of Libby Hill Park

Tue Nov 1 7:00 pm
Every 1st Tues, location varies – Contact Marion Macdonald at or (804)644-1347 for more info.

Open Mic @ Poe\’s

Tue Nov 1 8:30 pm
All musicians welcome! Support local business and local music talent. Music open Mic is every Tuesday at Poe’s. Hosted by local CH resident, Jim Daab. Sign-up is at 8:30 pm. Bring your own instruments and tell your friends. Jim has instruments and congas that you can use as well.

Tricycle Gardens Farm Stand

Tue Nov 1 4:00 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-6 PM.
2107 Jefferson Ave, 23223

Farm Stand Opens March 22, 2011.
Fresh Veggies from our Farm, Veggie Seedlings & More! (located in Manchester District at West 9th and Bainbridge Sts).

Adult Computer Class

Wed Nov 2 10:00 am
At the East End Library – Meet the Mouse. Very basic instruction for the complete novice who doesn’t like computers, has to learn to use one, and is ready to have some fun. Class size is limited. First come, first serve.

Photography Class @Robinson Theater

Wed Nov 2 4:30 pm
Learn to be a photographer even if you don’t have a camera!
Come try out the art of photography with Elli Morris, a local pro photographer. You’ll get to test out various types of cameras, including making one of your own. You’ll learn how to develop film and make sun contact prints of your work.
8-week session offered for ages 11-14 at Robinson Theater Community Arts Center. $10/whole session

Golden Hammer Awards

Thu Nov 3 6:30 pm
526 North 2nd Street

Jazz Dance Class @Robinson Theater

Thu Nov 3 4:30 pm
Instructor: Emiline Schroeder has a background in dance, taught at the YMCA and other local organizations. 8-week session open to ages 7-12 at Robinson Theater Community Arts Center (corner of Q & 29th). $10/whole session.

RVA Hoop Lovers in Chimborazo Park

Thu Nov 3

The RVA Hoop Lovers are in Chimborazo Park each Thursday night from 7pm-Sunset at the large gazebo. The RVA Hoop Lovers bring piles of hoops, music, and loads of energy to share with everyone that would like to join in on the fun, and learn more about Hoop Dance. We’ve been having a BLAST

New Vision Civic League

Sat Nov 5 10:00 am
Every 1st Saturday at the East End Library. Contact Mary Thompson at (804)648-7915 for more info.

Open House @ Central Montessori

Sat Nov 5 !10:00 am
All parents and adult neighbors are invited to attend Central Montessori School’s annual Open House from 10-2. Every classroom is open and our teachers are available to answer questions about their own classrooms, Montessori in general and about programming at Central. Toddlers (16-36 months) Primary and Kindergarten (3-6) and Elementary (6-9). We hope to see you then

Union Hill Community Garden Planting

Sat Nov 5 !2:00 pm
Join us and the local residents and kids this week planting flowers to beautify RVA! Bring study shoes, gloves, a small shovel (trowel) & a large shovel, hoe, or pick ax if you have them. We will have extra garden tools to share. Free snacks & water provided. This is a family friendly event – feel free to bring your kids to help beautify RVA

Veterans Day Reenactment @ St.John’s

Sun Nov 6 1:00 pm
1:00pm – Free tickets distributed on a first-come, first-served basis
1:30pm – Music Program
2:00pm – Reenactment begins

This event is Free, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Please tell guests that as long as they are in line by 1:00pm, they will receive a ticket.

Reservations are available for groups of ten or more, up to 100 reserved seats. Permission from the Executive Director is required for any reservations above 100 and smaller than ten. There are no reservations for individuals.

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