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Community Calendarcalendar week of July 24,, 2011

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The Anderson Gallery of Virginia Commonwealth University presents a Wednesday evening Happy Hour program called “Hands On: Felt-making for Nomads” on July 27th from 5 to 7 pm. Create your own design in this wool felt-making workshop led by Hope Ginsburg, whose project Sponge is headquartered at the Gallery, and acquire new skills for crafting bowls, socks, or a weatherproof house for life on the steppes.For more information visit  The Anderson Gallery is located at 907 1/2 West Franklin Street.

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is currently registering for its summer classes for kids and adults. Classes run June through August.  The Visual Arts Center is located at 1812 West Main Street.  For more information visit

The Dragon Boat Festival returns to Rocketts Landing on July 30 from 8 am to 4 pm for another year of racing dragon boats on the James River. The race will feature 40-foot canoes decorated with ornate Chinese dragon heads. Each boat will be filled with a team of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson. Teams from Richmond companies will participate in the races.  

Each year, thousands of Purple Martin’s return to roost in the Pear Trees next to the Historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market during their annual migration from South America. Bring your family and bring your camera while capturing the breathtaking spender and aerial ballet of these migratory birds that return each year to rest and recoup from their journey. The Market is located on 17th Street downtown. For more information call 676-0477 or visit us online at

Ellwood’s Cafe features live music on most Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 8 pm.  Open Mic night is on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  Ellwood’s Cafe is located at 10 S. Thompson Street.  For more information visit

The Richmond Public Library’s Main Branch features FUN FRIDAY’s every Friday this summer.  Children’s activities start at 10 am  and activities for Tweens start at 3 pm. Join the library staff each Friday for fun games, movies, stories and crafts celebrating the exciting Summer Reading Program called "Amazing Tales".  Main Branch of the library is located at 101 East Franklin Street.  For more information visit

The William Byrd Community House  invites families to our Annual Carnival on August 19 from 4-8 pm. This family friendly event features games, prizes, food and music.  The event will be held at the William Byrd Community House athletic fields. This event is open to the public.  William Byrd is located at 224 S. Cherry St near VCU.  For more information call 643-2717.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Friday Art and Wine in the Best Cafe and galleries of VMFA.  Themed-guided tours of the galleries are given at 7 and 7:30 pm each friday night.  VMFA is located at 200 North Boulevard in Richmond. For more information visit

Join the fight against homelessness by donating gently used furniture and household items to the next CARITAS Furniture Bank on August 27th for Donation Saturday, held the fourth Saturday of each month, from 9 AM to 2 PM. The CARITAS Furniture Bank is located at 1125 East Commerce Road, just south of downtown Richmond off the Maury Street exit.  For more information call 358-5008.



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    July 27th, 2011

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