‘Hidden Figures’ CodeRVA Event At Main RPL Wednesday Night

There’s another powerful movie event Wednesday at the main branch of the Richmond Public Library.

From FaceBook event page:

The Richmond Public Library, Bijou Film Center, and CodeVA are holding a very special, family-friendly celebration of Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 4-10) with a free public viewing of the acclaimed film, HIDDEN FIGURES.

Virginia, the Digital Dominion, is home to many “hidden figures” in Computer Science – both past and present. Computer Science Education Week each year also marks the birthday of Admiral Grace Hopper, a Navy officer, WWII hero, and longtime Virginia resident who invented the first computer compiler and discovered the first software “bug.” It is also home to NASA Langley, where the heroic human “computers” depicted in HIDDEN FIGURES worked to launch America ahead in the Space Race.

Come early for a special speaker panel discussing the important roles Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan played, not only in manned spaceflight, but also in helping launch modern computer science.

Worried about dinner? We have that covered! There will be pizza, popcorn and Tang!

Panel discussion starts @ 5:30PM

Movie starts @ 6:00PM

Saturday Happenings

From Rev. Bailey:

Santa Breakfast this Saturday at St. Andrew’s School hosted by St. Andrew’s Church. Pancake and sausage breakfast, pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and Christmas shop. Breakfast is $3/person; $10 for immediate family. 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Come on over!

Keep in mind that the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade is happening and Broad Street will be closed.

Also, Water is Life Rally and Concert, in protest against the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley fracked gas pipelines, is being held at the State Capital and then the National Theater. A state wide coalition of over 30 environmental organizations are collaborating to pull this event together.

‘The Promised Land’ at Main Street RPL Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night, downtown will be abuzz with First Friday/holiday celebrations. One event that might be of interest is a documentary screening at the Main Richmond Public Library at 6:30 pm, The Promise Land: The Story of Pocahontas Island. It tells the true story of one of if not the oldest free African American communities in the United States, as well as the life of the Island’s caretaker, Mr. Richard Stewart.

Pocahontas Island is down in Petersburg. It’s an interesting, historic enclave, something that Oregon Hill knows about. And some people may not know that Oregon Hill has a bit of ‘free African American’ history as well.

Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting Tomorrow

From email announcement:

Hello all,

OHNA will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28th, at 7 pm, at St. Andrew’s Parish House. There will be a pot luck beforehand, starting around 6:30 pm.

Re: OHNA elections
OHNA will be holding its yearly elections. I will be stepping down after 8 years as President. I’ve enjoyed my time serving the neighborhood, but I am no longer able to give the neighborhood the attention it deserves due to my grandmother’s health issues.

Please come join us in electing a new president.

Re: December OHNA meeting.
Because of the calendar this year, OHNA’s regular scheduled meeting will fall the day after Christmas. The membership decided to give itself a break this year and cancel the December meeting. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be January 23, 2018.


17th Annual Oregon Hill Turkey Bowl Tomorrow

From FaceBook event page:

this is our 17th annual thanksgiving day soccer pickup game! This game is purely for fun, to work up an appetite, and to run around and act like kids. ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME! Super friendly game of friendly soccer!

Tomorrow at 10 AM – 12 PM
316 S. Linden St. 23220 (near what was Grace Arents community garden)

Photo from a previous Turkey Bowl: