Friday May 24th You are invited to the VA to honor our Nation's heros who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and those who continue to protect our freedoms by attending
a special program that begins at 11am at the VA. This takes place in the Multi-
purpose room and Senator Tim Kaine will be the Keynote Speaker.
Goochland Memorial Day Ceremony, 10am Monday, May 27th at Goochland Courthouse (inclement weather at Goochland High School Auditorium). The event features Guest of Honor Hugh Keogh, Navy Combat Veteran, President Emeritus Virginia of Commerce, colors presented by James River High School Navy JROTC Color Guard, music by Richmond's Heartstrings Ladies Chorus, honors by James M. Slay Detachment, Marine Corps League Honor Guard and WWII-Korean War Marine Veterans with static displays. Sponsored by American Legion Post 215, Goochland. Questions contact Joe 78-0513.
Richmond History Tours-From The Valentine
Don’t forget about our Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery (Mon.-Sat.) and City Center (Tues.-Sat.) walking tours.
Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour (10-11:30am)
Monday - Saturday, April 1-October 31
Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, Cherry and Albemarle streets.
NEW TIME! City Center Walks (9:30-11:30am)
Tuesday-Saturday, May 7-October 31
The History Center is pleased to partner with Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau to present a walking tour of E. Broad and Grace streets in downtown Richmond, including the CenterStage complex, the National, the Virginia State Capitol with a nod to Jefferson and Spielberg, and the former Miller & Rhoads building, now converted into a hotel and condominiums. Meet at the Richmond Visitor Center, 405 N. 3rd Street.
Hollywood Cemetery: The Women of Hollywood Specialty Walking Tour* (2-4pm)
Explore the significant role that women’s groups played in Hollywood Cemetery’s history from the Civil War to the present. Stops include gravesites of female residents who led independent lives as educators, authors, preservationists, suffragists, humanitarians or as the power behind the scenes of famous men. Meet at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets.
Capitol Square: Jefferson, Washington and Spielberg Walking Tour (2-4pm)
Designed by John Notman in 1850, Capitol Square is home to the Virginia State Capitol, the Executive Mansion, the Bell Tower, the Civil Rights Memorial and a number of monuments dedicated to Virginians who helped shape our nation’s history, including George Mason, Thomas Jefferson and Harry F. Byrd. Includes a tour of the State Capitol. Meet at Capitol Square’s 9th and Grace Street gate.
Historic Cemeteries Revisited Bus Tour (10am-1pm) Free for all veterans!
Commemorate Memorial Day with a tour of historic 18th & 19th century cemeteries in Richmond’s East End, including St. John’s Church, the African Burial Ground, Shockoe, Hebrew, Oakwood, and Woodland Cemeteries and several others. Learn about their layout, evolution as parks, artwork and notable tenants. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 x301. Meet at the History Center.
The public is invited to attend the City’s free Memorial Day Concert at the Carillon in Byrd Park on Monday, May 27 at 4 p.m.
The concert, hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, will feature a vocal performance by soprano Lisa Edwards-Burrs, associate professor of voice at Virginia State University who has performed extensively in recital, oratorio and chamber music. She will be joined by classical/jazz pianist Russell Wilson, who has also enjoyed a distinguished career as a soloist and chamber musician, as principal pianist for the Richmond Symphony, and performing with the Russell Wilson Quartet and the Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra.
The program will begin will musical pieces played on the bells of the World War I Memorial Carillon by Lawrence Robinson, the City’s Carilloneur, a title he has held from more than 50 years.
Head to the beautiful Virginia War Memorial for their annual Memorial Day service including a guest speaker, patriotic music, wreath laying and a playing of Taps. Governor Bob McDonnell is the invited speaker. 10 a.m. Free.
The Thomas Jefferson High School Corps of Cadets Alumni Band will offer an informal concert of patriotic music in the Shrine of Memory at the Virginia Memorail Day. Free. 2 p.m.
Rocketts Red Glare returns for its second year of fireworks and festivities at Rocketts Landing on Sunday, May 26 – just in time for Memorial Day.
The festivities start at 5:30 p.m. The Kings of Swing play at 6:30 p.m. And the fireworks are expected around 9 p.m.
Richmond Animal Care & Control will host its first Memorial Day adoption event Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27, from 12pm – 4 pm at the shelter at 1600 Chamberlayne Ave. All active duty and retired military service members as well as police officers and firefighters may adopt a pet at the low-cost fee of $20 with an approved application. Military identification is required. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped prior to going home. In addition, dogs are heartworm tested and cats are tested for FIV/FELV. See all adoptable pets online at www.Richmondgov.com/animals.
We have wonderful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens waiting to join your family today
The Valentine Richmond History Center will be open to the public on Monday, May 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Current Exhibits Include:
The History Center is participating as a Blue Star Museum this year. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.
We are offering FREE entrance for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Restrictions may apply.
Enjoy live music while you stroll, shop and dine to all your favorite tunes performed by local musicians - all summer long! Every Thursday through Sunday! Summer Sounds begins May 25 With The Kings Of Swing!
4pm – 8pm
RVA Air Mattress Collection
to benefit Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief!
(sponsored by Modelogic Wilhelmina, First Choice Chiropractic and Hair Theater!)
Date: Monday Memorial Day!
Where: Drop off at
2501 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23223
Items needed: New or used air mattresses, air pumps, 23x15x14 (large rubber maid bin), business/indivdual sponsors for shipping expenses.
Businesses already sponsoring donations: First Choice Chiropractic, Hair Theater
Donations are being shipped on Tuesday to
St. James Anglican Church, 1 mi away from devastated area.
You can also ship an air mattress through Amazon.com or Target to the church address below:
St. James Anglican Church Attn: Father Terry Wilson
204 S.W. 104th St Oklahoma,OK 73139
Saturday, May 25, 2013 through Friday, May 31, 2013
What's Exempt: During this seven-day period, purchases of certain supplies and equipment needed for hurricane preparedness will be exempt from sales tax. Retailers may also choose to absorb the tax on other items during the holiday period, but they are responsible for paying the tax on those items to the Department of Taxation.
Other Information: Click here
TEXT REDCOSS to 90999 10 dollar donation
TEXT STORM to 80888 (Salvation Army) 10 dollar donation