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Sacred Art of Chant with Ana Hernandez This Sunday

From email announcement:

This Sunday at St. Andrew’s Church (March 1), Ana Hernandez will be leading a mini-workshop in the sacred art of chant at 10:00 am and then leading the music at the 11:00 am service. All are invited (there is no charge). For more on Ana, click here.

Ana invites us to use our voices to create sacred sounds — no matter our religious background or vocal ability. Her work also encourages people to explore the effects of rhythm and chant on their bodies. She will be delving into this art more thoroughly at 2 workshops on Saturday, February 28, at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, who is co-sponsoring this weekend with us. Information and registration for this workshop is found here:

Plan Ahead: RZF Has New Date and Location


From Richmond Zine Fest’s FaceBook page:

Richmond Zine Fest 2015!
Saturday October 10th at
The Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library
101 E. Franklin St.

From their website:

The Richmond Zine Fest is an annual event at which local and national (and perhaps even international if we’re so lucky) zine-makers can gather to sell and trade their zines and network with other people in the zine community. The zine fest is not just for zine creators and distros. It’s an open event for all ages with tablers selling zines as well as other DIY items, informative and fun workshops throughout the afternoon, and good times, food and conversation in general. This event happens every Fall–typically during the month of October.

OHNA Meets Tonight

The Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association is meeting tonight (as usual, fourth Tuesday of month) at 7 pm at the William Byrd Community House.

Because last month’s meeting was cancelled, the agenda is very full.

A few points-

The American Civil War Museum at Tredegar will attend to discuss repairs to their historic site’s structures. Attending will be Patrick Saylor, Director, Marketing and PR; Christie Ann Bieber, Director of Strategic Initiatives; and Andrew Phinney, Facilities Manager, to discuss “some work that will be taking place at Historic Tredegar during the next few months. Specifically, we will be doing badly needed repair and restoration work on the canal wall at the back of the Tredegar site. The project is set to begin Feb. 23, with the removal of trees and vegetation along the wall.”

Emily Francis, a candidate for the 10th district Senate race, will be attending. “I’m running for state senate in the 10th District and was hoping to speak with you about the race before your neighborhood association meeting tomorrow”

From Rev. S. Abbott Bailey, Members of “St. Andrew’s and the Grace-on-the-Hill Residents are planning a storm-drain marking project in Oregon Hill to raise awareness about water quality, which is particularly important given our proximity to the James River.

The Tredegar Green issue was rescheduled for the March meeting.

Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

This Wednesday is a red Wednesday, which means trash and recycling pickup. Please make sure you pick up containers after pickup tomorrow night. They do not belong on the sidewalk after tomorrow night.

In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

Ms. Darlene Mallory, Support Services Manager for Richmond Department of Public Works, will be presenting new information on Richmond Recycles Program at Councilperson Agelasto’s meeting tomorrow evening.

The RVA Environmental Film Festival continues this evening with a program at University of Richmond. Tomorrow evening, it will be at Henrico’s Tuckahoe Library. Richmond Had Rails will be there at 5 pm. Thursday evening will be at the VCU Grace Street Theater.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Holds ‘Friends & Family Day’ Tomorrow

From the announcement:

St. Andrew’s is holding its First Friends and Family Day to let you, our friends, family, and neighbors, know how important you are to us. Please join us for morning worship and/or lunch; we’d welcome the opportunity to share the day with you.

February 1, 2015
Morning Worship: 11:00 am
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Lunch: 12:30 pm
Baldwin Hall, St. Andrew’s School

5th District SCHOOL Meeting Tomorrow

Sorry for the late notice, but a reminder that there is a 5th District meeting about schools tomorrow morning-

5th District School Board Member Mamie Taylor is hosting a meeting tomorrow, Saturday January 31st from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at 2nd Baptist Church, 1400 Idlewood Avenue. Mrs. Taylor plans to discuss the proposed Richmond Public Schools Budget, the proposed bell schedule and the Superintendent’s proposed Academic Enhancement Plan. Light Breakfast will be served.

5th District Meeting Scheduled For Wednesday

From City Council press release:

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 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:

· Richmond Recycles Program
Ms. Darlene Mallory, Support Services Manager
Richmond Department of Public Works

· Richmond Stormwater Utility Program
Ms. Gay Stokes, Administrative Project Analyst
Richmond Department of Public Utilities

· Richmond’s Holistic Poverty Reduction and
Community Wealth Building Conversation
Mr. Thad Williamson, PhD., Director
Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

· Budget Discussion and District Updates
The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman
Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District

WHEN Wednesday, February 4, 2015
6:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
William Byrd Park – Roundhouse
Westover Road/Lakeview Avenue
600 S. Boulevard; Richmond, Virginia

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 Upcoming Richmond Central 5th Voter District Meetings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Patrick Henry Elementary School of Science and Arts
3411 Semmes Avenue; Richmond, Virginia

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
Randolph Community Center
1425 Grayland Avenue; Richmond, Virginia

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond – Southside Club
2409 Bainbridge Street; Richmond, Virginia

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
William Byrd Park – Roundhouse
Westover Road/Lakeview Avenue
600 S. Boulevard; Richmond, Virginia

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Virginia War Memorial
621 South Belvidere Street; Richmond, Virginia

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OHNA Meeting Next Tuesday

From email:

Hello all

OHNA’s monthly meeting is Tuesday, January 27th at 7 pm at WBCH (William Byrd Community House).

Jack Berry, from Venture Richmond, will be at the meeting to discuss the proposed rezoning of the amphitheater below Oregon Hill to allow more events. This issue could potentially have a huge impact on the neighborhood in terms of more amplified noise, crowds, parking congestion, and public drinking. If you wish to have your voice heard on this issue, this IS the meeting to attend.

Also attending the meeting will be City Planning Director Mark Olinger, and City Councilman Parker Agelasto.

Jennifer Hancock

(Editor’s note: This will hopefully be a good opportunity to get questions answered. Click here for some suggestions.)