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Solar Oven Picnic Scheduled for Sunday

A “solar oven picnic” is scheduled for this Sunday morning and early afternoon in Riverside Park.

From Solar Cookers International:

Most solar cookers work on basic principles: sunlight is converted to heat energy that is retained for cooking. Sunlight is the “fuel.” A solar cooker needs an outdoor spot that is sunny for several hours and protected from strong wind, and where food will be safe.

From FaceBook event page:

Cook and share food using only solar ovens at the top of the grassy slope in Oregon Hill’s Riverside Park. If it rains or it is too overcast the event will be postponed.

Seeing as the forecast is partly cloudy, this may have a 50% chance of happening, but as with the recent neighborhood yard sale, this event is an experiment that will hopefully improve with re-iteration.

Movie At Tredegar On Friday

From FaceBook event page:

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and join Afrikana Independent Film Festival for Starry Night Cinema,our 1st lawn chair series! Starry Night Cinema will be held on the Historic Tredegar Ironworks lawn and will showcase feature-length films underneath the beautiful night sky.

Evolution of a Criminal is a documentary that recalls the true story of filmmaker, Darius Clark Monroe, who, at 16 years old, after seeing his mother and stepfather struggle to make ends meet while living outside of Houston, Texas, decided to help them by robbing a bank with two friends. In the film, Monroe interviews his family members, close friends and mentors who recount the stages of his transformation, going from a joyous childhood to the moment he realized the severity of his family’s financial problems, and how their struggles changed his outlook on society and his life as a whole.


Oh, and don’t worry if you don’t have someone special to come with, Speed Date RVA will be there to hook up those that have a blanket but no boo!

Gates open at 8p
Screening starts at dusk (around 8:45p)
Concessions and adult beverages will be available
Open to the Public
Suggested donation $10

*In the case of inclement weather, meet us under the big tent in the Tredegar Courtyard

Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Meeting Thursday

Open to the public:
The Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA) Board is meeting Thursday, August 20 at 10am at the VCU East Engineering Hall, Room E3218. 401 West Main Street, Richmond, VA.

Additionally, as a reminder the last meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, November 5th at 10am in Richmond. Please mark your calendars if you have not already.
As you may have seen, the Governor announced five appointments to the VNECA board last week. In addition to reappointing David Christian, Mary Alice Hayward and Matthew Mulherin, Dr. William Briscoe of GWU and Mr. Woody Lawman of Flowserve were appointed to the Board.
All five appointments are for four years running until June 30, 2019. Their titles and contact information is listed below.
William J. Briscoe of Charles Town, West Virginia, Chair, Department of Physics, George Washington University and Director, GW Institute of Nuclear Studies, GWINS;
David A. Christian of Toano, CEO, Dominion Generation;
Mary Alice Hayward of McLean, Vice President, Government Affairs & Advocacy, AREVA INC.;
Woody Lawman of Midlothian, Director of Sales for Navy and Nuclear Products, Flowserve-Limitorque;
Matthew J. Mulherin of Yorktown, President, Newport News Shipbuilding;

See proposed minutes from previous meeting by clicking here.

Some additional nuclear news:

“$19 Billion for Dominion’s New Nuclear Reactor? Huge cost involved to expand North Anna plant.”

“Low-dose radiation exposure slightly increases leukemia risk: study”

Councilman Parker C. Agelasto to hold a meeting for 5th District with Back to School Supply Drive On Wednesday

From City Council press release:

Councilman Parker C. Agelasto to hold a meeting for the Richmond Central 5th Voter District: Back to School Supply Drive

NOTE: This meeting was previously schedule to be held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond – Southside Club, but will now be held at the Richmond Government Services Center at Southside Plaza: All Richmond Central 5th Voter District residents invited and encouraged to attend

WHAT (Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) – The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District, will hold a district-wide meeting for the Richmond Central 5th Voter District. This meeting will include a 2015 Richmond Central 5th Voter District School Supply Drive and all individuals wishing to donate school supplies for children for the upcoming school year are invited and encouraged to bring them to the meeting. The most needed school items include the following:

· #2 Pencils
· Crayons
· Colored Pencils
· Boxes of Tissues
· Scissors
· Rulers
· 2 Pocket folders
· 3 ring binders
· Spiral Notebooks
· Loose Leaf Paper
· Composition Notebooks
· Elmer’s Glue/Glue Sticks

This is part of regular meetings Councilman Agelasto holds, which include information on his Richmond Central 5th Voter District goals and accomplishments; a thematic agenda of current interest; and, special guests. These meetings are free and open to the public and all Richmond Central 5th Voter District residents are invited and encouraged to attend. The planned agenda/discussion topics for the upcoming meeting include:

· Richmond Public Schools – Update
Dr. Dana T. Bedden, Superintendent, Richmond Public Schools
and “Executive Cabinet Members”

· Groundwork RVA – Presentation
Ms. Giles Harnsberger, Executive Director, Groundwork RVA

· Reedy Creek – Update on upcoming work
Ms. Rosemary Green, Deputy Director, Richmond Department of Public Utilities

· Questions, Comments and/or Concerns
The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman
Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District

WHEN Wednesday, August 5, 2015
6:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE New Location:
Richmond Government Services Center at Southside Plaza
4100 Hull Street; Richmond, Virginia

WHO The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman
Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District

CONTACT For more information, please contact:
The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman
Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District, at 804.646.6050 (tel), or

Councilman Agelasto’s Future Richmond Central 5th Voter District Meetings

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
World War Memorial Carillon
0 S. Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Virginia War Memorial
621 South Belvidere Street, Richmond, Virginia

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Guerrilla Warfare During The Civil War Event On Thursday

The Tredegar Society, “an association of young professionals who come together to promote and further the goals of the American Civil War Museum”, is presenting an event on Thursday called “Guerrilla Warfare During The Civil War”.

From the FaceBook event page:

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Barton Myers of Washington & Lee University, highlighting the role guerrilla warfare played during the Civil War. The $10 ticket includes beer/wine and light snacks during the reception from 6:00pm to 6:45pm. The talk will begin at 6:45.


RVA Clean Sweep – Oregon Hill Monthly Clean Up

RVA Clean Sweep is an all volunteer trash clean up group that aims to help neighbors and neighborhood associations establish monthly clean ups. From the event page:

Sunday, August 2, 2015
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

We will be holding trash pickers & wearing some orange shirts!
We will be meeting on the corner of Idlewood & Cherry and covering Harrison to Belvedere.

All supplies will be provided. Please wear closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle.

Richmond2015/UCI Bicycle Race Information Meetings Schedule

From Richmond2015 email:

Richmond 2015, the organizers of the UCI Road World Championships will host a series of informational meetings to help the community “Get Race Ready”!

During these meetings the community can learn from race officials about the race routes and schedules, the traffic management plan, where to party and how they can get engaged with this once in a generation opportunity to see the best cyclists in the World race through their backyards.

The series of meetings will take place daily the first two weeks of August at various times and locations throughout the region. See below and attached for a schedule of these public meetings.

Please share this information with your customers, patrons, members, employees, etc. As well as on your webpages, social media pages, etc. to help Richmond 2015 reach those who live, work and play in the impacted areas.