Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from July 24th through July 30th.
A Farmers’ Market in Civic Center
What: The Richmond Certified Farmers’ Market
When: Friday, July 24th, from 8 am to 5 pm
Where: Civic Center Plaza and Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: Stop by the weekly farmers’ market for some quality produce right in the city’s civic center.
Bobbie Love at the Baltic
What: Bobbie Love and the Sugar Sweet return to the Baltic
When: Friday, July 24th, at 9:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: The upbeat rock stylings of Bobbie Love and the Sugar Sweet is one of the best regular shows at the Point Richmond bar and music venue.
Redesigning a Richmond Park
What: A day festival in John F. Kennedy Park focusing on new plans for the space
When: Saturday, July 25th, from 11 am to 2 pm
Where: John F. Kennedy Park, Richmond
Why: With large swaths of green space, John F. Kennedy Park is brimming with potential. Come out to learn what’s in store for the park while enjoying free food and books for kids.
Quilting at the Richmond Art Center
What: A quilting workshop at the Richmond Art Center
When: Sunday, July 26th, from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: The Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: The Richmond Art Center hosts some of the best art workshops in the city, and this quilting is a chance to make your own handcrafted blanket.
Learning About the RPD’s Marine Unit
What: A talk at the Richmond Museum of History about how the Richmond Police Department Marine Unit protects the city’s 32 miles for shoreline.
When: Sunday, July 26th, from 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: SS Red Oak Victory, 1337 Canal Boulevard, Richmond
Why: The RPD’s Marine Unit is one of the city’s least visible but no less important departments that protects the city. This event is a chance to learn what they do, and all proceeds go to benefit the department.
Zumba on Main Street
What: Richmond Main Street Initiative’s weekly free Zumba class
When: Thursday, July 29th, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: BBK Center for Health and Healing, 310 9th Street, Richmond
Why: Zumba is a fun, high-energy dance workout, and Richmond Main Street Initiative’s regular Thursday classes are a great time to learn a few moves while burning some calories.
What: An event to trade excess produce from your garden with your neighborhoods.
When: Thursday, July 29th, from 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: Richmond Public Library Main Branch, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Have a few too many zucchinis, but not enough tomatoes? Come by the crop swap and you might just find what you’re looking for — while offloading some of your own excess produce.