This Week in Richmond: Your guide to the city's best events

blogimage.jpgEvery 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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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