Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Register for Summer Camp!

Registration for the 2015 Great Summer Escape Day Camp is open to everyone starting March 2. Located at 12 sites across the city, individuals age six to 12 will have the opportunity to participate in academic, artistic, and athletic programming that develop new interests and increase self-esteem. This year's theme, "All Aboard", will bring the story of locomotives to life through hands-on-activities, historic train artifacts, movies and museum exhibits. The kids will also partake in regular camp activities such as arts, crafts, hiking, and swimming.

$250 for the first child
$225 for the second child
$200 for the third child or more
$400 for non-city residents

Taking place at Pine Camp Cottage, teens age 13 to 15 will have the opportunity to challenge themselves at the 2015 Teen Summer Camp, “Generation Z”. Teens will be able to work with their peers to complete projects, partake in multiple water activities on the James River, learn various music styles, and have an introduction to non-traditional interactive games. This will put them on a path to gain self-confidence, independence, and success. Registration is open for City residents only.

$300 for June 22 - August 21 (entire summer)
$150 per session
Must register two weeks prior to the start of one of the four offered sessions

Both nine week programs operate Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting June 22 and continuing through August 21.

To register online:
- Go to www.Richmondgov.com/parks and click on the icon for the online registration
- Create an account / username and password if you have never registered for a program before
- Search for summer camp
- Add your camp / programs / classes to the cart
- Checkout by paying with a Discover, Visa, MasterCard or debit card

or in person:
- Take application and all supporting documents to the community center of your choice

For more information, please call 804-646-5733

Kickers to Hold Youth Soccer Clinic

The Richmond Kickers will host a Pre Season Soccer Clinic for kids age five to 12.  Learn drills, skills, and the basics of the game of soccer! Participants can also register for the upcoming soccer season onsite! Lunch will be provided to all participants!

Saturday, March 21
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bellemeade Community Center
1800 Lynhaven Avenue
Richmond, VA  23225

Please call 804-646-8235 to pre-register or for more information.

Monday, February 23, 2015

City Celebrates First African-American Majority of the Richmond City Council

WHO:             Mayor Dwight C. Jones
                     Michelle Mosby, President Richmond City Council, 9th District

HONORING:  Henry L. Marsh, III
                     Willie J. Dell
                     Walter T. Kenney
                     Claudette Black McDaniel
                     Chuck Richardson

WHAT:            Celebration of the first African-American majority of the Richmond City Council.

WHERE:        Hippodrome Theater
                     528 North 2nd Street
                     Richmond, VA, 23219

WHEN:    Wednesday, February 25 at 7 p.m.


The public is invited to a celebration of the first African-American majority of the Richmond City Council on Wednesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at the Hippodrome Theater. This majority was elected to Council of the City of Richmond in 1977 under the City’s new system of voting districts.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. This is a non-ticketed event and seating will be available on a first come-first serve basis.