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Transit Meetings Tonight and Tomorrow

While Oregon Hill lost the GRTC route that used to go down S. Laurel Street years ago, we have lots of buses stopping on Belvidere Street.

As for the future of local mass transit, I have tried to chime in with some thoughts in the past, now here’s some more chances for more residents to give theirs. From Partnership for Smarter Growth announcement:

Don’t forget, tonight and tomorrow afternoon are the first round of Richmond Transit Network Plan meetings. This will be our plan for the next 20 years.
We’ll be talking about important questions, like where do we need service, how to improve access to jobs, how to link to revitalization of neighborhoods, do you want more frequency and reliability even if it means a slightly longer walk to a stop?
Make sure your voice is heard!
Tuesday, May 3, 6-8 p.m.
DMV Richmond Central Service Center
2300 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Wednesday, May 4, 12-2 p.m.
Main Public Library Auditorium
101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219

President James Monroe’s Birthday Memorial On Thursday

From Hollywood Cemetery and the FaceBook event page:

President James Monroe’s birthday celebration is an annual event at Hollywood Cemetery. A gravesite presidential wreathlaying ceremony will be hosted by the James Monroe Memorial Foundation. The event will begain at 11:0am, but is subject to any changes by the Army, which conducts the ceremony.


Don’t forget to RSVP for the upcoming Friends Of Hollywood Annual Picnic.

Friends of Hollywood Picnic Scheduled For May 1st

From Hollywood Cemetery and the FaceBook event page:

Join us for an annual tradition that dates back to the 1800s! Pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket or chairs, and relax to sounds of great entertainment in one of Richmond’s most beautiful settings! A hot dog truck and ice cream truck will be on hand. Trolley tours will also be available.

The picnic is free to attend, but we do ask that you RSVP in advance. Please email to make reservations.


5th Annual 5K Run/Walk to Remember On Saturday

This Saturday, starting at 8 am is the 5th Annual 5K Run/Walk to Remember.

From Virginia War Memorial website:

Join us as we honor and remember the sacrifice of our United States military both past and present. The 5K race starts and finishes at the Memorial with a special Kids Fun Run. Memorial flags, each with the name of a deceased veteran or KIA, are placed at the finish line, reminding everyone of the purpose of this event. All funds benefit the Virginia War Memorial Foundation’s education programs.

Description in Richmond Family Magazine:

Join hundreds of active servicemen and women in uniform for this walk/run. The course starts and ends at Virginia War Memorial and includes a trek through Hollywood Cemetery and Oregon Hill.

Tredegar Iron Works Historian To Speak On Tuesday

Well, last time this was scheduled, Slayer was playing the National, former President Bill Clinton paid a last minute visit to the Hippodrome, and there were tornado warnings, complete with VCU sirens. Let’s see what happens on Tuesday-

The Oregon Hill Home Improvement Council, (OHHIC) a neighborhood membership organization whose mission includes historical preservation, is presenting an author’s talk about historic Tredegar Iron Works on Tuesday, April 19th at 7 pm. Local historian Nathan Vernon Madison, a graduate of the University of Mary Washington (BA) and Virginia Commonwealth University (MA), will present and discuss his recently released book, Tredegar Iron Works. His account utilizes a wealth of primary sources and firsthand accounts to chronicle the full history of the Richmond industrial icon. The Oregon Hill neighborhood was built and occupied by many of the foundry’s workers and therefore has a special connection to this history. This author’s talk is co-hosted by St. Andrew’s Church and will take place in their chapel at 236 S. Laurel Street. After the presentation Mr. Madison will be available to sign books. This event is free and open to the public, however seating will be limited and RSVP’s are appreciated.

Click here for FaceBook event page.


The thing about neighborhood punk record store Vinyl Conflict is that it likes to go all out…for instance, this Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm…


From the FaceBook event page:


-821 Menu Take over! We will be nailing ya with all the punny menu items you can handle backed with delicious food. Go check them out and snag a coupon for the shop!

-Hold It down will be back with more Punk/Metal flash sheet art for ya! We’re going a little bigger this year with larger pieces still at an affordable rate. Show your dedication and snag a coupon for the shop!

-Epic Sale, more details being ironed out on this one! But you will not wanna miss whats in the works!

-Tech Exchange is gonna cart over the Simpsons Arcade game for a tournament!

-Parking Lot Party!

-Cultured Swine is gonna sling some good for yall fine folks!

If you are a local business and would like to participate please reach out to us.

-Relapse Records
-Tankcrimes Records
-Ebullition Distribution
-A389 Records
-821 Cafe
-Tech Exchange
-Hold It Down
-Rest in Pieces
-Canine Adventure
-Deathwish INC
-Revelation Records
-Pork Magazine
-Salvation Tattoo

RVA Cleanup/VCU Paint The Town Green This Saturday

From announcement:

Randolph neighbors are looking for a few more volunteer hands this Saturday. We will be covering from Meadow to the western parts of Oregon Hill. In addition to the litter cleanup we will be working to finishing the storm drain marking we started last year.

We will meet at the Randolph a Community Center at 1415 Grayland from 9-12pm. If you can only come for an hour, we’ll take it! Thank you!

Note that this is also the date for VCU’s Paint The Town Green community event.

This Week

Coal Ash Stories film screening tonight.
(***Group Bicycle Ride to Event!***, Meet at Oregon Hill Overlook at 6:45, Enjoy Gorgeous Views of James River, Arrive at 7:00 to Rag & Bones Bicycle Co-op)

VCU-Community Meeting on the Gladding Residence Center Capital Project tomorrow evening.

Community Conversations: ReRVA – Public Spaces
Tuesday, April 5, 6-8 p.m., The Valentine, 1015 E. Clay St., Richmond, VA
Continue the conversation.
Part of the Community Conversations series on revitalizing, recycling and re-imagining Richmond, find out how Public Spaces are being redefined throughout the city. Whether for recreation, environmental initiatives or reflection, public spaces are shaping why people move to and remain in Richmond. Event is free.

Mayoral candidate forum on Wednesday at VUU.

5th District meeting this Thursday.

Power Dialogue Friday, April 8, 8:30-noon at VCU, 2-5pm at UR Robins Center
The VA Power Dialog will engage college and university students from across the Commonwealth of Virginia in meaningful conversation with state regulators, officials, and peers on how our state will help meet the U.S. climate commitment of 30% cuts in global warming emissions by 2030. The day’s events will conclude with an interactive poster session and tabling. A collaborative network of twelve colleges and universities will host the event at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond. Registration is free. For more information and to register: BLOG.RICHMOND.EDU/VAPOWERDIALOG

Don’t forget about the Ukrop’s Monument Ave 10k this Saturday. There will be associated traffic closings.

The Tredegar book talk that was scheduled for last month and had to be canceled due to tornado warnings is being rescheduled for April 19th.

Volunteer Opportunity: Que Pasa Festival Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Canal Walk in Historic Downtown Richmond
Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC) hosts the annual Que Pasa Festival as a celebration and showcase of Virginia’s diverse Latino community and businesses. The festival will include food, drinks, music, and a variety of games and activities for people and families of all ages. VAHCC is looking for volunteers to help us make this a successful and memorable event. Volunteers will provide assistance in a variety of tasks, including setting up and breaking down, admissions, and beverage sales, and volunteer shifts are available throughout the day from 6:00am until 9:00pm. Volunteers who stay for 4 or more hours get a free meal! If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please register here: