Every week Radio Free Richmond provides an offering of events in the city. Here's what's happening from July 25th through August 2nd.
TK Day 2014
What: A day of music, sports, and a promotion of peace, TK day celebrates the memory of Terrence Kelly whose life was lost in an act of violence.
When: Saturday, July 26th from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Nicholl Park, Richmond
Why: TK Day 2014, organized by the Terrence Kelly Youth Foundation, offers a day of fun while promoting violence prevention, education, sports, and music in a safe environment. This year marks the 10th annual celebration.
Save some seeds
What: An opportunity to learn how to save seeds from squash, peppers and melons.
When: Wednesday, July 30th from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: The Community Room at the Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Saving seeds is the first step to having a garden, and you might as well get your money's worth from the produce you already have.
McDonald's brings gospel to Richmond
What: 2014 McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, AKA, a night of gospel music hosted by four-time Grammy winner Erica Campbell
When: Friday, July 25th at 7 pm
Where: Richmond Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: The Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is an unparalleled night of contemporary gospel acts, featuring the Mississippi Mass Choir, Moses Tyson, and Uncle Reece, to name a few.
Story time at the library
What: A week of storytelling at the Richmond library branches
When: Saturday, July 26th through Wednesday July 20th, between 9:30 and 11 am
Where: Various branches of the Richmond library
Why: For the kids, these events will provide entertainment and education. For the parents, these story times may offer a brief respite from the busy summer months when the kids are out of school.
Birds in the Bay
What: An event in Point Richmond to see migratory shorebirds return to the Bay.
When: Saturday, July 26th from 8 to 10 am
Where: Shimada Friendship Park, Richmond
Why: Because the birds are back. Time to get out and walk along the trail with a naturalist to learn the different species so you can impress people with your newly-expansive knowledge of avian species.