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Richmond Folk Festival/Richmond Zine Festival/Richmond Record Fair

Of course, for anyone who does not already know, this is the weekend of the Richmond Folk Festival. I am always surprised by how many locals still do not understand that this is not folk rock as in Bob Dylan, but folk musics and traditions of all types from all over the world. It’s an incredible chance to grow your musical tastes and it happens right next to Oregon Hill. Yes, there are community concerns about how Venture Richmond is using the Folk Festival to push inappropriate riverfront development, but that should not stop people from enjoying what the festival itself has to offer.

And that’s not all that’s happening this weekend…Whurk Magazine, ‘Virginia Cultural Review’, has a nice article on the Richmond Zine Festival, which takes place this Saturday at the Main Public Library, Oregon Hill’s City public library branch. (One footnote- although the festival is billed as the ninth annual one, Throttle Magazine started and sponsored a few earlier renditions of the Richmond Zine Festival years earlier)

If that is not enough, Oregon Hill’s Vinyl Conflict record store is co-sponsoring the Richmond Record Fair at Hardywood Brewery on Sunday. The description has “20+ tables spanning all genre, tones, culture, subgenre, sub-sub-genre, feedback, texture, vibrations and libations”. It includes a concert by local band The Milkstains.

Here’s hoping that everyone has a great weekend.

Councilperson Agelasto To Hold 5th District Meeting On October 7th

From press release:

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

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:

· Leaf Collection Schedule and Alley Maintenance Program
Mr. Bobby Vincent, Deputy Director of Operations
Richmond Department of Public Works

· Monroe Park Conservancy Update
Ms. Alice Massie, President
Monroe Park Conservancy

· Richmond Real Estate Tax Credits for Certain Rehabilitated, Replaced or New Structures
Representative from the Richmond City Council Office of the Assessor of Real Estate

· Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Update
Representative from the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities

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

WHEN Wednesday, October 7, 2015
6:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE World War Memorial Carillon
0 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 Future Richmond Central 5th Voter District Meetings

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

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Byrd House Market Closed Tuesday For Bike Race

From email announcement:


Byrd House Market will be closed on Tuesday, Sep. 22 due to road and expressway exit ramp closures to accommodate the UCI Road World Championship races that day.
These closures will be in effect from 8:45 am to 5:45 pm, Sunday, 9/20 through Tuesday 9/22. Click here for details.
Deer Run Farm, Tomten Farm and Agriberry will Renegade on the Byrd House Market grounds to serve their CSA and local customers who typically walk to market.
A handful of our vendors will be at Lakeside Farmers Market that afternoon from 3:30-6:30 pm: Faith Farm Foods, Ninja Kombucha, and Agriberry.

Thank you all for your patience during this time of disruption and excitement.
See you on Sep. 29!


Belle Isle History Hike

From description:

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 11-1 p.m., Belle Isle at James River
Join the James River Park System for a family friendly hike to one of Richmond’s historic gems, Belle Isle. Learn about the geologic and human history of the area and the role Richmond played in the development of our nation. Please bring water, a snack and good shoes. Register for this event by visiting the James River Park System calendar page (, then click on the calendar event and follow registration instructions. Event is free to the public. Meet at Tredegar Parking Area. Contact: Tyler Twyford, (804) 687-0701

Solar Oven Picnic Scheduled for Sunday

A “solar oven picnic” is scheduled for this Sunday morning and early afternoon in Riverside Park.

From Solar Cookers International:

Most solar cookers work on basic principles: sunlight is converted to heat energy that is retained for cooking. Sunlight is the “fuel.” A solar cooker needs an outdoor spot that is sunny for several hours and protected from strong wind, and where food will be safe.

From FaceBook event page:

Cook and share food using only solar ovens at the top of the grassy slope in Oregon Hill’s Riverside Park. If it rains or it is too overcast the event will be postponed.

Seeing as the forecast is partly cloudy, this may have a 50% chance of happening, but as with the recent neighborhood yard sale, this event is an experiment that will hopefully improve with re-iteration.