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Civic Leaders and their Neighborhoods At U of R

From the University of Richmond’s Center for Civic Engagement:

CCE Brown Bag: Civic Leaders and their Neighborhoods Friday, Feb. 12, 12:30-1:25 p.m., Weinstein Hall Brown Alley Room 313
Join us for this week’s Brown Bag discussion on “Civic Leaders and their Neighborhoods” with Ryan Rinn, executive director, Storefront for Community Design; Jo White, chapter commander, Alliance of Guardian Angels; and Maura Meinhardt, citizen leader, Oregon Hill neighborhood. Please note: this week’s Brown Bag discussion will be in the Weinstein Hall Brown Alley Room 313 (not THC 305).
http://engage.richmond.edu/events/brown-bag/index.html

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Vinyl Conflict Record Store Sponsors Neighborhood Cleanup Sunday

Vinyl Conflict, the punk metal record store on S. Pine Street, is helping RVA CleanSweep sponsor a neighborhood litter cleanup this Sunday.

From the FaceBook event page:

We do enough for our music community so this time were gonna turn around and do something for our actual neighborhood.

Come meet with us as we get together and clear the Sidewalks, alleyways, parks and so on of excess garbage, clutter, litter, nick nacks, crap, junk, debris, filth, rubble, swill, trash, sewage, dregs, dross, slop, and whatever else needs to go!

Meet up at the shop for some treats and then we will take on neighborhood. Maybe we can take it to Mojos afterwards for some wings and drinks??

Hey guys! Were gonna be tackling the neighborhood around 2pm. We will have specific streets and alleys to take care of, so please come meet up HERE at Vinyl Conflict. We will break up into teams, we will have supplies ready for you and so on!
Come early for Hot Chocolate, and hang out afterwards at 821 or Mojos (group size pending)

Oregon Hill Home Improvement Council Presents Author’s Talk on Tredegar Iron Works

From press release:

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 Wednesday, February 24th at 6:30 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. A small reception will follow the talk next door at the St. Andrew’s Parish House. This event is free and open to the public, however seating will be limited and RSVP’s are appreciated.

Related links:

St Andrew’s Church
Richmond Magazine article on Mr. Madison and Tredegar Iron Works
Amazon.com author’s profile

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City Hosts “A COMMUNITY FORUM ON HOMELESSNESS”

Not sure where the official notice is, but here is the info that I have received…

A COMMUNITY FORUM ON HOMELESSNESS
WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 10, 2016
5:30-7:30
Altria Theatre
6 N Laurel St
Richmond Va 23220
A Discussion of Homelessness in our Community and Solutions We Can Work Toward Together

Hear the results of survey recently conducted in Monroe Park.
See how service providers and non-profit organizations provide practical solutions to serving the homeless despite limited funding.
Learn how congregations, organizations and individuals can help homeless people through direct service and connectivity to service providers and non-profit organizations.

Councilman Agelasto Holding 5th District Meeting This Thursday

From email announcement:

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 Real Estate Tax Abatement Program for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Ms. Valerie Weatherless, Revenue Manager
Richmond Department of Finance
Short-Term Home Rental Laws
Mr. Mark Olinger, Director
Richmond Department of Planning and Development Review
Richmond Public Art Master Plan: Presentation
Ms. Ellyn Parker, Project Management Analyst
Richmond Department of Planning and Development Review
Introduction to Granicus: Richmond City Council’s New Legislative Tracking Database/Software
Ms. Jean Capel, City Clerk, Richmond City Council
Office of the City Clerk
Updates
The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman
Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District
WHEN Thursday, February 4, 2016
6:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE Richmond Public Schools -Binford Middle School
1701 Floyd Avenue; 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 parker.agelasto@richmondgov.com (email)

Shiver and Clean Up This Saturday

From email announcement:

Hello Oregon Hill Neighbors,

Your neighborhood is one of the remote cleanup locations for Keep Virginia Beautiful’s Shiver in the River on January 30th!

Please share the following link on your social media pages, and with friends and family: http://www.meetup.com/RVA-Clean-Sweep/events/224125267/

I’ve also attached the neighborhood and The Shiver flyer. I hope everyone is staying warm!

Thank you so much,
Amy
804-912-0442 cell

#pickuplitterRVA

Amy Robins (@airobia)
RVA Clean Sweep
Tax Deductible Donations: www.enrichmond.org/partner/rva-clean-sweep/
MeetUp: www.meetup.com/RVA-Clean-Sweep/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rvacleansweep
Twitter: @RVACleanSweep
Instagram: http://instagram.com/rvacleansweep

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Exploring the Biblical Wilderness At St. Andrew’s Church

From email announcement:

In 1873, St. Andrew’s Church started as a bible class in the Oregon Hill neighborhood. Starting this Thursday, all are invited to a new gathering called Exploring the Biblical Wilderness. We will begin our study on January 14 with Gospel of Matthew (chapters 1-14), and our time together may include studies of historical and cultural context, theological themes, contemplative approaches to scripture, and biblical storytelling. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in St. Andrew’s House (236 S. Laurel Street). If interested, please email abailey@standrewsoregonhill.org or just show up! This class will occur on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month and is open to everyone!

Epiphany Lessons and Carols @ St. Andrew’s Church

From email announcement:

On Sunday, January 10 at 5:00 pm, St. Andrew’s will hold its annual celebration of Epiphany Lessons and Carols with a reception following. Child care is available.

The St. Andrew’s Choristers will be joined by special guests from area congregations to sing anthems and carols, both old and new. All are invited for this evening of stunning music and sacred story.

Check out this video about our service of Epiphany Lessons and Carols service on FaceBook or our website. Feel free to share with others.