Category Archives: calendar

Raffle Send-Off for Byrd House Market

From Byrd House Market’s blog:

It’s been a long, great year, but on October 28th the Byrd House Market will be hosting the last market day of 2014. To mark the occasion, we’ll be having a special raffle contest for one of three art based prizes. Otherwise, stop by to stock up for the winter season.

Raffle tickets are $2 each, OR buy 2 tickets and get 1 FREE!


A collage titled Winter Wonderland created by local artist Dare Boles. Looking for a new wintertime decoration for your home? Look no further! This one-of-a-kind piece is perfect for art collectors.


A numbered and signed lithograph of the Byrd House Market from local illustrator Eliza B. Askin. Ever wondered what the Byrd House Market looked like in its early days? Well then, this is the item for you! Perfect for Market regulars, art collectors, and Richmonders alike.


A 1,000 piece puzzle featuring the painting The Sierra Range by artist Charley Harper. Charley Harper, an American artist who lived from 1922-2007, designed many posters for different national areas, parks, and conservation organizations, the design for this puzzle being one of them. Perfect for nature-lovers and anyone young at heart who enjoys a good puzzle.

Food Day @ the Byrd House Market

From email announcement:

Happy National Food Day!

It’s Real JUST Food Day @ Byrd House Market

Shop Real Food from our Local Growers and Makers.


Check out all items being raffled at the information table at the Byrd House Market Tuesdays 3:30-7 PM. All proceeds will benefit William Byrd Community House’s Byrd House Market and Neighborhood Nutrition Incentive Fund (provides SNAP matching funds and family discounts at the Market)! Winners will be announced on the opening day of Renegade Market. Prizes include:
a photography book titled “Sunburn” by local artist Chris McCaw
a numbered and signed lithograph of the Byrd House Market from local illustrator Eliza B. Askin
a gift package from Quirk Gallery

Children can join Emily and Louis in the Community Garden today to make their very own birdfeeder to take home.

Renegade Market, our winter market, will begin Tuesday, November 4. Join us every Tuesday of the season between 3 and 6 PM!

THE $10 DEAL graciously offered by
Agriberry, Origins Farm, Byrd Farm, Epic Gardens, and Tomten Farm

Open to the Public @ VCU:
TONIGHT, October 21st
Growing Cities Film and Discussion; Commons Theater, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 23rd
Healthy Eating on $5 a day; Commons Theater, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Real Food, Just Food Panel Discussion; Commons Virginia Rooms C/D, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Oct. 28: Closing Day
Deals, a Vendor Pot-Luck & Raffles!
Nov. 4 is Election Day and first day of the Renegade Market!

Use Your Credit, Debit or SNAP EBT Cards!
for directions and more.

Environmental Events At VCU This Week

The Partnership For Smarter Growth is sponsoring an author talk on Monday, October 6:

Please join PSG and the VCU Urban and Regional Planning Student Association (URPSA) as we welcome Benjamin Ross, author of


Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism

Monday, October 6
7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
VCU Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom A

Benjamin headed Maryland’s Action Committee for Transit during much of its long fight to build a light rail line outside Washington, D.C. After a 25-year battle, the Purple Line will begin construction next year.
In Dead End he traces how the ideal of a safe, green, orderly retreat where hardworking members of the middle class could raise their children away from the city mutated into the McMansion- and strip mall-ridden suburbs of today. He finds that sprawl is much more than bad architecture and sloppy planning. Its roots are historical, sociological and economic.

It is free, but please register by clicking here and signing up for a ticket.

Then, on Friday, James River Association & Green Unity VCU are co-hosting the award-winning film Damnation at 8 pm, also at the VCU Student Commons.

Some call it a movement, others call it a generational shift in values. DamNation documents both – and the undeniable momentum behind river restoration that has begun to take hold in our country.

Some Saturday Events

Some things happening tomorrow that might be of interest..

The Cathedral of Sacred Heart is having its 3rd Annual International Food Festival from 11 am to 4 pm:

Members from parishes and local missions are coming together for a culturally diverse celebration with the Richmond community. You’ll find international selections from Our Lady of Lourdes Filipino Festival, St. Benedicts Oktoberfest, Sacred Heart Hispanic Festival and many more.
This is a 100% Pure Non-Profit festival. 100% of every purchase made supports that unique mission or parish. There will be culturally diverse entertainment and raffles along with lots of children’s activities, as well as tours of the historic Cathedral that include the museum and crypt.
Admission is FREE and there is convenient parking at the VCU deck
adjacent to the Altria Theatre.

The Gay Community Center of Richmond is hosting the 8th Annual Richmond Zine Fest from 11 am to 5 pm. While it may not be that close to Oregon Hill, it bears mentioning simply because all of the local zinesters (including Throttle writers) who have called the neighborhood home.

I already plugged the Library book drive, there’s a Gellman Room Concert at 2:00 PM- Small Trunk Opera presents “Cox and Box”- an 1866 comic operetta with music by Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert & Sullivan fame.

Finally, there’s this weirdness:

Bluegrass Service This Sunday

From email announcement:

On Sunday, October 5, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will hold its 11:00 am Service of Communion outside at the Grace Arents Garden where the Byrd House Market is held. Music will have a bluegrass flavor, and prayers, chants and hymns will celebrate and give thanks for the wonder of creation. You are invited to bring photos or drawings of animals or things in creation that are special to you and/or that you would like to pray for and bless with special intention. You may also bring cut flowers to help decorate the altar. There will be no live pets at this service. All are welcome!