Weekly Gazette – June 27, 2022
Join the Association or Renew your Membership to contribute to the betterment of our neighborhood!
- JOIN by visiting https://ginterpark.org Membership on the menu, then JOIN GPRA. Complete the form and pay the dues securely with the card of your choice. Then, go to Membership/Manage Account, and open a Member Account, which includes you in the Directory and allows our website to automatically send renewal notices.
- Already a Member? If you have not paid dues since January 1, 2022, then annual dues are past due. Reminder notices went out in April signaling renewals due June 1. If you have a Member Account, you can view your Directory profile, which lists the date that your annual dues must be renewed.
- 43% of members who joined in 2021 have not yet renewed-if you are confused about our new automated system or whether your membership is current, email email@example.com
- Contribute toward Association-driven Beautification and neighborhood identification projects;
- Contribute toward the Tree Fund to plant new City street trees-we share city fees with Members;
- Support costs of communication to all residents in our Association area
- Support costs of social gatherings, meetings and fundraising events;
- Supoort Association charitable giving;
- Only Members may vote on Association formal positions on matters that will impact our neighborhood;
- Only Members may serve on the Association Board and may vote on candidates for the Board;
- Enjoy the intangibles, yet valuable- be engaged, be connected, be part of our positive Mission.
- Membership Makes a Difference!
Your Association Board, Committee Chairs, District Representatives and Committee Members are all volunteers who love our neighborhood and are committed to working for the greater good. Serving is a pleasure, but is much more challenging when we have insufficent manpower. Can you volunteer an hour or two a month for your neighborhood? Have specific talents, interests or skills that you’d like to share? Please contact Susan, firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
We are putting together our slate for the Board Election in the fall. If you wish to nominate or to be a candidate for a position, please contact Dr. Norma Murdoch Kitt, our Nominating Committee Chair, email@example.com
Current Volunteer Needs Areas:
- Public Safety/Traffic Safety
- Social Committee
- Environment/Infrastructure team: codes, sidewalks, streets, alleys, trees, beautification
- RPS Liaison and Reporter
- Adverstising Coordinator
Water Thirsty Trees, Please!
The hot, dry summer seson is upon us, which is life-threatening to our younger adopted street trees! So, please fill gator bags or thoroughly water young trees, so that we continue to grow a healthy neighborhood canopy. It takes just minutes and 15 gallons to fill a gator bag, so please do this once to twice weekly, and you will be rewarded with a thriving, healthy tree. Thank you!
For all that you need to know about tree care, visit: https://richmondtreestewards.org
Hot Town, Summer in the City!
This is certainly not an all-inclusive list, but intended to encourage exploration!
Farmer’s Market’s Abound! No need to go far beyond Ginter Park!
- Lakeside Farmers Market, Saturdays, 6106 Lakeside Avenue, Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, shaded vendors and indoor vendors. Here’s the website: lakesidefarmersmarket.net
- RVA Big Market, Bryan Park, Saturdays, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. growrva.com for details.
- Northside Farmers Market, Thursdays, 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 201 East Brookland Park Blvd., behind Richmond Community High School.
On Sundays, head over to Maymont!
- https://www.viator.com/mansionhouse/tours-tickets tours, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. $0–$8 for Mansion Tours
- https://maymont.org/explore/animals/nature-center 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. $0–$8, Robins Nature Center at Maymont.
- And, on Tuesdays at Maymont: https://maymont.org/calendar/community-yoga 6:00–7:00 p.m. on a pay-what-you-can basis.
- https://www.lewisginter.org/visit/events/alfresco 4:00–9:00 p.m. through September 14. Lewis Ginter. Included with garden admission.
- https://www.lewisginter.org/event/storytime-2020-03-20/2022-05-21, 10:00–10:30 a.m. Lewis Ginter BG. Included with garden admission. Also happening Saturdays!
Outdoors, Tours, Trails, “Stay-cations” in Richmond!
- Great Shiplock Park, for the Capital Trail, 2803 Dock Street, virginiacapitaltrail.org
- https://www.visitrichmondva.com/things-to-do/outdoors/ Belle Isle, Brown’s Island, Potterfield Bridge, the Low Line, James River Park System. Biking, hiking, climbing, exploring-so much to do and see!
- Hollywood Cemetery, a free self-guided tour created in collaboration with Steven K. Smith, author of The Virginia Mysteries book series. Additional Hollywood Cemetery tour options are available.
- James River Scenic Walk Guides include where to park and how to get around Belle Isle, Canal Walk, Pipeline Trail, Pony Pasture, and Potterfield Bridge. Free.
- The James River Park System attracts nearly two million visitors every year. Details about trails, bike paths, historical landmarks, and more are available.
- The Richmond Garden Trail includes 10 gorgeous sites within 10 miles, from Agecroft Hall to the VMFA.
Photo of Potterfield Bridge by Bill Draper
The Cool Comfort of Incredible Museums!
- VMFA, https://vmfa.museum
- Through Sunday July 31: Whistler to Cassat: American Painters in France. Altria and New Market Galleries, Lower Level. $0-$16.
Happy Hours; tours; childrens activities; classes.
Visit to see the stunning transformation of this world-class history museum! Tours, Banner lectures, fascinating exhibits.
The Virginia Museum of History and Culture‘s galleries, shop, and café are now open daily 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Admission is $0–$10. The E. Claiborne Robins, Jr. Research Library is open Monday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Exhibitions include The Lost Cause: Monuments, Myths, and Murals, Treasures of Virginia, and Visionary Virginians: The Folk Art Collection of Ann and William Oppenhimer. New through December 31, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, developed by the National Museum of American History and adapted for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
Monday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. July 4th Naturalization Ceremony, inside this year in Commonwealth Hall and live streamed on the VMHC Facebook and YouTube channels. The ceremony is free to attend and open to the public without registration. Note: There will be a screening process for entry. Please check back for a list of prohibited items.
- The Black hisotry Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, https://www.visitrichmondva.com/things-to-do/attractions-and-museums/black-history-museum
How About a Movie?
https://byrdtheatre.org/showtimes, 2908 W. Cary Street. Byrd Theatre, Historic landmark showing big screen classics, many featuring organist Bob Gulledge on the Mighty Wurlitzer. Masks required. This week’s showtimes include:
- Monday, June 27, 7:00 p.m. Game Face: An Inspiring Documentary About Athletes Coming Out (2015), free by advance reservation, presented by Virginia PRIDE, MonGays at the Byrd and Richmond Triangle Players
- Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 p.m. Memoria (2021), $10
- Wednesday, June 29, 7:00 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), $8
- Friday, July 1, 7:00 p.m. Independence Day (1996), $8
- Saturday, July 2, 10:00 a.m. Sing 2, (2021), $5. Note: This is showing is sensory-friendly. The lights will be up and the sound will be low.
- Sunday, July 3, 2:00 p.m. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, (1939), $8
Fun and Learning
Do check out the Richmond Public Libraries for locations, schedules, events and activities, https://rvalibrary.org/kids/#apiSlider
Viginia Pride Continues to Celebrate!
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