AROUND THE PARK
Sunday, September 7 | Byrd Park and The Carillon Walking Tour
Join Richmond History Tours from 2 to 4 p.m. for a walking tour of historic Byrd Park. A trained master guide will enable participants to experience familiar aspects of the park in a new way. The tour highlights Dogwood Dell, The Carillon, Arts in the Park, Shields Lake, the Pump House and the adjacent Carillon neighborhood. Meet at the Christopher Columbus statue at the southern end of the Boulevard. $15 per person or $5 for The Valentine History Center members and children under 12. Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online at richmondhistorytours.com.
Monday, September 8 | Full Moon Series at the Sugar Pad
This will be the second in a series of events focused on transforming the Sugar Pad into a public asset. Set to coincide with the sunset and moon-rise each month, the series will provide a monthly entertainment venue. The September event is a Celebration of Cycling. Random prizes will be awarded. Intermediate Terminal, 3101 Wharf St. 7 to 10 p.m. Contact Rick Tatnall at Replenish Richmond at [email protected] or www.replenishrichmond.com/sugar-pad-project.
Saturday, September 13 | 15th Annual James River Regional Cleanup
Join the FoJRP and JRAC from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. as we clean up the James River watershed. Volunteers collect hundreds of bags of trash and recyclable materials. To register go to www.jrac-va.org/events/cleanup/cleanup-sites.asp and choose the location of your choice. Richmond locations include Reedy Creek and Pony Pasture. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and refreshments will be provided between noon & 1 p.m.
Saturday, September 13 | Life at the Falls: 17th Century Richmond Walking Tour
Learn about the failed English settlements at "the Falls," the development of trading posts along the river, and the bloody clashes that marked the seventeenth-century landscape. Meet in front of St. John's Church in Church Hill, 2401 E. Broad St., 9:30 a.m.-12 noon. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring your own water and your receipt. Cost $10 per person, pre-registration required via Paypal, calling 804-222-8595, or emailing [email protected].
Sunday, September 14 | 6th Shockoe-on-the-Half Shell
Shockoe On-the-Half-Shell is a celebration of oysters. Join some of Richmond's most loved seafood chefs for an amazing array of delicious oyster foods and other local dishes. The festival also features cold beverages and live local music. The event is free to attend, and food and beverages are available for purchase.12-5 p.m., 17th Street Farmers' Market.
Friday, September 19, 6:00 p.m. through Saturday, September 20, 9:00 a.m. | Family Camp-Out: Creatures of the James
Take an evening hike through Maymont in search of native nocturnal creatures, make s'mores and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night in your tent on grounds, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; one adult must register for every four children. Register online (https://maymont.org/creatures-james-campout-registration) by September 17. Fees apply. For more information, visit www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1670&cerid=0&cdt=9%2f19%2f2014 or call 804-358-7166, ext. 324.
Saturday, September 27 | James River Loop 8-Miler
This classic trail run starts and finishes on the grounds of Maymont and ventures onto the Buttermilk and North Bank trails as they loop through the James River Park System. Be prepared to run on rocks and roots, through mud and sand, and over the natural obstacles on these single-track trails. Please note: This is not an event for walkers. Maymont, 1700 Hampton St.. 6 a.m.-9 a.m. Must be at least 9 years old to participate in the 8-mile trail run. Fee for event participants is required. See Maymont X-Country Festival at www.sportsbackers.org.