Dumb Waiter At Mojo’s Tomorrow Night

From FaceBook event page:

Dumb Waiter Jazz-metal-funk trash bins playing trash music. “Cancel Christmas” vinyl + new tees will be available.
Zephyranthes (Raleigh, NC.) Delicious finger food. First time in RVA!
MANZARA Heavenly angels playing some music to gnash your teeth to. https://manzara.bandcamp.com/
930PM FREE at Mojo’s Rva

5th District Meeting Next Thursday

From announcement:

Thursday, 16 February 2017

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

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 meeting for the Richmond Central 5th Voter District. Councilman Agelasto typically holds individual meetings for the Richmond Central 5th Voter District every other month throughout the year. 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 for this meeting includes:

· Richmond Real Estate Tax Abatement Program for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Ms. Valerie Weatherless, Revenue Manager/Real Estate Collections, Richmond Department of Finance

· Richmond Real Estate Tax Delinquency and Vacant Properties
Ms. Valerie Weatherless, Revenue Manager/Real Estate Collections, Richmond Department of Finance

· Richmond Food Cooperative

· Richmond Central 5th Voter District Updates

· Questions and Comments

WHEN Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

CONTACT The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District, at 804.646.6050 (tel), or parker.agelasto@richmondgov.com (email)

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Organ Concert At Grace and Holy Trinity Saturday

From announcement:

Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis, Director of Music at Grace and Holy Trinity Church, and Cheryl Van Ornam, Director of Music at Redeemer Lutheran Church, will perform a fun and entertaining program of organ duets, including John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” and Henry Mancini’s “Pink Panther” for pedal duet, organ solos and works for organ and brass ensemble, including the famous “Toccata” by Charles-Marie Widor, featuring the James River Brass. Please invite family and friends to this exciting concert of glorious music! There is no charge for this concert.

Grace and Holy Trinity Church is located at 8 North Laurel Street next to the Altria Theater. Parking is available in the lot behind the church (enter off Floyd Avenue), on the streets, and in the VCU Cary Street deck at Cary and Harrison Streets

The concert is free and it starts at 4 pm.


Part Of Oregon Hill Votes Tomorrow In Special Election

There is a special election for the 71st District Virginia House of Delegates tomorrow, February 7.

It looks like Oregon Hill voters who reside north of the Expressway are part of the 71st District and can vote in the election tomorrow. This boundary is confusing and aggravating.

There are three candidates running to replace Jennifer McClellan (recently elected to VA Senate):

John Barclay – Libertarian candidate, public school teacher at Franklin Military.

Jeff Bourne – Democrat, 3rd District School Board Representative, Deputy Attorney General at Virginia Office of the Attorney General.

Regie Ford – Independent, Air Force veteran, past President of the Richmond Crusade for Voters.

St. Andrews Church Holds Friends & Family Day This Sunday

From email announcement:

St. Andrew’s Church is having its annual Friends and Family Day this Sunday, February 5. All are invited to join us for our services and/or lunch (of course, everyone is always welcome any day!). Services are at 8:30 am and 11:00 am with a special offering from the Violin Ensemble of St. Andrew’s School. Lunch is at 12:30 pm in the School Building (Baldwin Hall).

Richmond Trail Forum On Wednesday

From FaceBook Event page:

Come join your fellow Trail Users for an open discussion about the Richmond Trail System. Hosted by the City of Richmond & James River Park Trail Crew this moderated forum will touch on…
1) The History, ownership, and roles of the park system
2) Diversity of users, their needs, and park volume
3) Sustainability and trail design

A Q&A session will allow the public to voice their ideas & concerns. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GY27L7D to submit.

Wednesday at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Byrd Park Roundhouse
700 S Davis Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23220

‘Critical Mass’ Bicycle Ride On Friday

From the FaceBook event page:

Meet at 6, ride at 6:30.

Rain, fascism, or shine.

Our usual meeting spot in Monroe Park has been fenced off for renovations for the next year or more… For now we will meet at the same intersection, just across the street on the sidewalk in front of Altria Theater, to avoid too much confusion. A different meeting place may be chosen in future months, so keep an eye on the location!

What is this event?!


Last Friday evening of every month! Come out on your bikes and ride en masse through the city, for any number of reasons: just for fun, to celebrate bicycles as an alternative to cars, to spread awareness that bicycles share the road, or as a form of political protest. Wear costumes, bring music, noisemakers, flags, ribbons, etc. Ride a skateboard, roller blades, unicycle or some other human-powered bike alternative. Make it a parade!

Many interesting routes (and stops) are planned in advance, but some are unplanned and can simply be determined spontaneously by whoever is riding in the front. Ride SLOWLY so we can all stay together, enjoy the ride, talk along the way, and encourage people to join us.

Military Book Sale At Va. War Memorial Saturday

From FaceBook event page:

Booklovers, stock up on a great selection of military and history books from the Memorial’s USS Birmingham Library on sale at bargain prices. All proceeds benefit the Virginia War Memorial Foundation which funds our educational programs, exhibits and events.

Saturday at 9 AM – 4 PM

Virginia War Memorial
621 S Belvidere St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

This Saturday- Shiver In The River and Richmond Democrats’ Fifth District Meeting

This Saturday is Shiver In The River, a benefit riverfront event for the Keep Virginia Beautiful organization. There is a clean up, a 5K, and yes, a ‘polar bear plunge’ in the James River.

Click here for more details.

Also, the Richmond Democrats are holding a strategy meeting to discuss how they will organize neighborhoods for the upcoming 2017 elections. They are asking everyone to invite neighbors.
Saturday at 10 AM – 11:30 AM at Tower of Deliverance Church (118 Cowardin Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23224)

(Editor’s note: I am happy to post meeting notices from other political groups as well)