Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Public Meeting on Go Ape Ropes Course Postponed

Due to internal changes, the public meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Carillon on the proposed Go Ape ropes course for Byrd Park has been postponed. A new date and time will be announced when it becomes available.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Youth Football Championship Games set for Nov. 13 at City Stadium

The department will hold its youth football championship games on Saturday, Nov. 13 at City Stadium, previously known as the University of Richmond Stadium, which is located at 601 McCloy St. Three games with players ranging in age from 8-years-old to 15-years-old will be played starting at 10 a.m. to determine the junior, midget and peewee championship teams.
The teams represent the department’s community centers located throughout the city. Approximately 1,720 children in the city play football through the department’s athletic programs at city community centers. They are led by department staff and largely supported by volunteer coaches and parents.
The games this year will include a halftime program featuring the Huguenot High School Marching Band.
Come out and support the city’s youth and get a glimpse of the football players of tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased at the gate and are $2 for children age 11 and younger and $4 for adults and children age 12 and older.
For more information, call (804) 646-1091.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cheerleading Jamboree set for Nov. 10th

The department will showcase its largest athletic program for girls at its Cheerleading Jamboree from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Landmark Theatre.

This is the department’s 25th annual cheerleading competition. The high-energy event highlights the cheering squads from department community centers as well as local high school squads and other local cheering talent from the Richmond Raiders, Virginia State University and Virginia Union University. A total of 20 teams will participate.

Tickets to the event can be purchased at the Landmark box office and are $2 in advance and $4 at the door for youth ages two through 11. For children and adults age 12 and older, tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door.

Approximately 500 children ranging in age from 4 to 14 are involved in cheerleading at the department's community centers located throughout the city.

For more information, call (804) 646-1441.

Celebrate Veterans' Day at the Carillon

The department will hold a Veterans’ Day ceremony on Thursday, November 11, at 4 p.m. at the World War I Memorial Carillon building in Byrd Park. All veterans and the public are invited to attend.
The program will feature a concert on the Carillon bells by carillonneur Lon Mitchell, presentation of colors by the Huguenot High School Color Guard, vocal selections, and the presentation of a memorial wreath.
Retired Navy Capt. Dr. Carroll Londoner will speak on “The Last Mission of World War II.”
Heywood Harrison, director of music at Zion Baptist Church and staff musician at Ebenezer Baptist Church, will provide musical accompaniment, and Rev. Cheryl Ivy Green will offer the invocation and benediction.
For more information, call (804) 646-1031

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Holiday Craftsman Sale Opens Nov. 20th

The department, in conjunction with the Pine Camp Art Program Advisory Council, will open its annual Holiday Craftsman Sale at the Pine Camp Arts and Community Center’s Spotlight Gallery on Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at 4901 Old Brook Rd.
The sale features the work of some of the area’s best artisans and includes pieces in pottery, glass, and wood as well as paintings, jewelry, silk scarves, hand knitted items, baskets, folk art, photography and sculpture. A portion of all sales will go to help provide youth art scholarships.
The sale will continue through Dec. 11 on Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call (804) 646-3674.