Flora of Virginia
Join us as the Friends Richmond Writers Series continues with J. Christopher Ludwig, Chief Biologist from the Division of Natural Heritage, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. FLORA OF VIRGINIA is a modern guide to 3,164 plant species native to or naturalized in the commonwealth.
From the Facebook event page:
Thursday, November 28, 2013
10am: oregon hill field. Thanksgiving day Nov. 28th.
for those who are new: this is a friendly game of soccer.
From the Flying Brick’s website:
We here at the Flying Brick Library are excited to be co-hosting this event with the William Byrd Community House!
When: November 17th, 7pm
Where: The William Byrd Community House, 224 S. Cherry St. in Oregon Hill
The June 2013 Uprisings in Brazil
A presentation by participants
Last summer, Brazil exploded in protests unlike anything in living memory. At the peak, a hundred cities participated in fierce clashes with the authorities; a movement that began with demonstrations against public transit fare increases and became a veritable popular uprising. Yet as the middle class joined in, nationalist
and reactionary narratives muddied the message.
Despite this, the movement succeeded in blocking the fare increases in many cities, demonstrating the effectiveness of new forms of struggle without parties or unions. Autonomous and horizontal groups forced other issues to the surface, including the consequences of the upcoming World Cup and Olympic games in Brazil.
In this presentation, Brazilian anarchists will describe the context from which the events of 2013 emerged, and explain their impact on other ongoing struggles. What conclusions are Brazilians drawing from their experiences, and what can North Americans learn from them?
For those who have a three-day weekend coming up, a great opportunity to pause and remember the reason why is to attend the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial, which features guest speaker Gov. Bob McDonnell and a performance of “Taps.”
November 11th • 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere Street
I mentioned PTTG earlier, but more from a neighbor about this event WHICH HAPPENS SATURDAY:
I like that it is scheduled for “after” Halloween! I can’t participate this time but have really enjoyed it in the past.
It starts Saturday morning with free coffee/light breakfast about 8:30 in Monroe Park before breaking into different neighborhoods groups. Expect to see them about 9 ish in the community – for a couple of hours. Come on out and join them – at least come out and interact with them as they pass thru.
I’m not sure if they will be using Pleasants Park again as the trash drop off / city pick up point this time – but it seemed to work out well in the past.
I can only volunteer for a little while myself, but I hope there is a good mix of students and neighbors.
From the American Civil War Center website:
Spirit rapping, ghostly instruments, and other attempts at communion with the dead were once common occurrences in American parlors.
People from every social strata attended séances where mediums purported to be in contact with departed spirits. During the Civil War thousands desperate to contact fallen loved ones enlisted the aid of a medium. What would they have experienced at one of these sittings?
Find out at Historic Tredegar when we present a historically accurate séance inspired by the Spiritualist movement.
Join us October 28th – November 1st for this mysterious evening’s entertainment. Our story centers on Mr. and Mrs. Nelson as they seek to communicate to their son who lost his life during the Civil War.
All the Saints will host its 8th annual Halloween Parade. You can show up to watch this artsy parade or join in the parade yourself. Bring horns, drums, or your own band to march with. All the Saints is planning huge larger than life dragon demons, day of the dead groomsmen, huge Chelsea Manning and Eric Snowden puppets, the founding fathers, a 25 foot pirate ship and much more. To help make puppets for the parade, join All the Saints’ Lily Lamberta at LoveBomb (6 West 21st between Bainbridge and Hull) on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. Parade will held on Halloween,Thursday, Oct. 31. If you want to join in, meet at Monroe Park at 7 p.m. Otherwise watch the parade make its way through the streets of Oregon Hill.
Special thanks to St. Andrew’s for doing some fund-raising for the parade. I am sure Lily would appreciate more if anyone else would like to chip in.
Zipline proposal, Election Day, candidates, Venture Richmond theater proposal, parking, wifi, Halloween Parade support, green alley info, Idlewood roundabout proposal, Paint the Town Green day, etc.
It should be a full agenda.