5th District Meeting This Wednesday

From announcement:

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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 that include information on his goals and accomplishments; a topical agenda; 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 for this meeting includes:

· ”Avoiding Scams & Fraud”
Mr. Tom Veazey, Senior Fraud Specialist
Better Business Bureau – Central Virginia

· “Zika Virus: What You Should Know”
Ms. Dena Cherry-Brown, Public Health Advisor
Virginia Health Department – Richmond City Health District Office

WHEN Wednesday, June 1, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
Randolph Community Center
1415 Grayland Avenue
Richmond, Virginia

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

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)

Terrapin Beer Co.Tap Takeover at Mojo’s Thursday


Mojo’s will feature Terrapin Beer Co. for a ‘tap takeover’ this Thursday. The event starts at 8pm after Happy Hour and goes all night. This will be a steal the glass event so dont be late if you want free glassware.

Draft Selection:

Sound Czech Pils 5.2%
Hopsecutioner IPA 7.3%
Recreation Ale 4.7%
Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale 5.3%

(Terrapin has also been a co-sponsor of the RVA Environmental Film Festival)


Dominion RiverRock This Weekend Will Come With Protests and Rain


Dominion RiverRock Festival is scheduled for this weekend. The local corporate media trumpets this as the nation’s premier outdoor sports and music festival.

But the Virginia Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and other activists are planning to protest Dominion Power at the event on Saturday evening. They claim that “Dominion is sponsoring events like Riverrock at the same time it is using its political clout to pollute Virginians’ rivers, drinking water, and climate, and rig our democracy against clean energy solutions.”

At the same time, local weather forecasters are talking about a 90% chance of rain on Saturday.

Hollywood Cemetery Civil War Walking Tour Saturday

From The Valentine Museum website:

From the Pyramid monument in the Confederate section to the gravesite of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, high above the James River, Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place for over 18,000 Confederates, including J.E.B. Stuart, George Pickett, Fitzhugh Lee and many others. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hollywood Cemetery, 412 S. Cherry Street, Richmond, VA 23220
$15 per person
$5 for Valentine Members
Walk-ups welcome.
Cash or check, or purchase online.
On-street parking.

This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine.

Brené Brown Workshop for Young Adults

From email announcement:

St. Andrew’s Church is hosting a workshop June 4-5 for young adults (age 21-32) based on the research of Brené Brown and her latest book, Rising Strong. This workshop is about showing up in the world as our deepest selves. We will delve into our stories, especially those of struggle, to explore what holds us back so that we can be the authors of our own lives. Cost: $25.00 (scholarship assistance available). Led by Abbott Bailey, Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and Beth Magill, Missioner at the Episcopal Student Center at the University of Texas – Austin, both Certified Daring Way (TM) Facilitators.

Date: 9:30 am June 4-5:30 pm June 5.
Location: Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond, VA

For more information and for questions about scholarship assistance, please contact Abbott Bailey at abailey@standrewsoregonhill.org. Registration deadline is May 20.

Registration is here. Flyer here.

Feel free to pass this information along to anyone you think might be interested.

If you’re not familiar with the work of Brené Brown, you can view her TedTalks here (on the power of vulnerability) and here (on shame resilience).

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