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VCU’s “Relay for Life” Saturday

There is an all-day annual event that VCU is hosting this Saturday. It’s called ‘Relay for Life’, and it’s a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

It is open to the community and interested persons can sign up or donate by clicking on this link.

The event goes from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cary St. Field.

Organizers have been working to ensure that the sound projects toward Cary St. and not the neighborhood. That said, we know that sounds can and will bounce off buildings. Should the volume become problematic residents can call VCU PD’s non-emergency number at 828-1196.

4/15 for $15 in Monroe Park

As part of a larger, national “Tax Day” action, there is a protest for higher wages in Monroe Park this Wednesday. From the FaceBook page:

Working people are fed up with being treated, and paid, like we don’t matter. On April 15, we will stand side-by-side with other workers demanding $15 an hour, the right to form a union and the respect we all deserve.

Join Fast Food Workers with the Raise Up campaign and a coalition of supporting organizations and individuals on Wednesday April 15th, the day before Tax Day, at 5pm in Monroe Park to rally for a $15 dollar an hour living wage for Fast Food Workers!

Bob Dylan At Altria Theater Tomorrow

As previewed by Richmond Magazine’s Don Harrison:

If you’re Bob Dylan, at this stage in your career, you can do what you want. You can ignore the guitar and prowl the stage like an angry cowboy (like he did in Richmond two years ago). You can cut a music video with Scarlett Johansson, record an inexplicable Christmas album and make a score-settling speech at the Feb. 6 MusiCares tribute concert that gets everyone in an uproar, especially Merle Haggard. You can release a critically acclaimed box set of legendary recording sessions (The Basement Tapes) and basically ignore it while cutting a moody album of oft-recorded Frank Sinatra-style standards (Shadows in the Night) — probably the best Dylan album in 15 years. One of those songs asks, “Why Try and Change Me Now?” Indeed. Dylan returns to the Altria Theater on April 12. 8 p.m.

Triple Crossing/Legend Anniversary Weekend Bashes

While Legend Brewing is close, Triple Crossing is closer.

They are gearing up to celebrate their first anniversary of being open for business this weekend, with food, music, and, of course, beer! Click here for details.

Then again, across the Lee Bridge, Legend Brewing is celebrating its 21st (!) anniversary with its own party. Click here for details.

To follow this and other beer happenings, recommends going to the Va Beer Trail website.


Library Sale


Friends Book Sale!
Friday, April 10, Noon-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m. AND Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Main Library
Great books, paperbacks, DVDs and more – value-priced!
Sale opens for members of the Friends on Friday, April 10, from 10 a.m. – Noon and then continues for the public at Noon.

Community Movie Night Season Opens With Gangster Film ‘Scarface’

For years, there have been Friday night community movies at Pleasants Park, next to Pine Street Baptist Church.

But this year, the chief organizer behind these movie nights is about to realize a longtime dream of showing in the park the 1983 film Scarface, starring Al Pacino. It is scheduled for just a few weeks as the season opener. Yes, he knows that he will be relying on parents to keep their children from being influenced or frightened by the film’s excessive violence, frequent strong language and graphic hard drug usage. But after decades of showing more family-friendly fare, he is ready to take more chances with his screenings, and hopes nearby neighbors will indulge him.

“I am a big DePalma fan”, he says, “And who can forget Pacino?
‘You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!'” (with accent).


Free grilled hot dogs and beverages will be served as long as supplies last. The full schedule for the series has not yet been announced.

Councilman Parker C. Agelasto to hold a meeting for the Richmond Central 5th Voter District

From City Council press release:

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 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:

· Introduction of Richmond’s New Chief of Police
Col. Alfred Durham, Chief of Police, Richmond Police Department

· Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road World Cycling Championships: Richmond 2015
Ms. Monica Callahan, Community Engagement Director, UCI Road World Championships: Richmond 2015

· City Code Enforcement Presentation
Mr. John Walsh, Operations Manager, Richmond Department of Planning and Development Review Division of Property Maintenance Code Enforcement

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

WHEN Wednesday, April 1, 2015
6:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE Patrick Henry Elementary School of Science and Arts
3411 Semmes Avenue; Richmond, Virginia 23225

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 (email)

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

Wednesday, June 3, 2015; 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
Randolph Community Center
1415 Grayland Avenue, Richmond, Virginia

Wednesday, August 5, 2015; 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond – Southside Club
2409 Bainbridge Street, Richmond, Virginia

Updated location:
Wednesday, October 7, 2015; 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
World War 1 Memorial Carillon Bell Tower
Dogwood Dell
0 South Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23221

Wednesday, December 2, 2015; 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Virginia War Memorial
621 South Belvidere Street, Richmond, Virginia

VA Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority Meets Tomorrow

According to Randy Marcus, Senior Advisor for Policy
Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe, the VNECA (VA Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority) Board has rescheduled their Board meeting for Tuesday, March 24 at 10am.
The meeting will be held close by at the VCU East Engineering Hall, 401 West Main Street, Room E3218 (Collaborative Learning Center on Third Floor). This is the same building and room used for recent meetings.

Nuclear opponents are watching carefully and plan to attend this meeting. However, it is unlikely there will be an outside protest like there was on Tredegar Street earlier this month.