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Outdoorsy Events--Inside & Out 
  
Thursday March 3rd 7:30 p.m. at the Short Pump Blue Ridge Mountain Sports.

Towne Center West 12020 West Broad Street Henrico, VA 23233

Doug Ammons will present a movie, Wildwater: A Love Story.  Tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit our friends at James River Outdoor Coalition, which always benefits the James River Park System. Should be fun!
 
Saturday, March 5th 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Ivy-Clipping along Buttermilk Trail. If you are interested in this never-ending and important task that frees trees from English ivy, please email our volunteer coordinator, Elaine Marolla at ElaineMarolla@yahoo.com.
  
Friday & Saturday March 11th & 12th Banff Mountain Film Festival
6:30 p.m. James River High School 3700 James River Road, Midlothian, VA 23113 Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation Department presents this annual event.
BANFF Mountain Film Festival 

Tickets in Advance (through Chesterfield Parks & Rec by Thursday, March 10th)  

  • Children 4 and under are free
  • Friday night - $5 per Adult; $2 for 18 & under - Course# 21493
  • Saturday Night - $5 per Adult; $2 for 18 & under - Course# 21494
  • Both Nights - $8 per Adult; $3 for 18 & under - Course# 21495

Tickets at the Door  

  • Children 4 and under are free
  • $7 per Adult; $4 for 18 & under

For more information, contact 804-748-1623 Email: losenn@chesterfield.gov 

  
Saturday, March 12th & 26th 10 a.m. Heron Rookery Tour: $5 adults; $1 kids Sponsored by Richmond Audubon. Park at north end of 14th St. bridge. Bring cameras and binoculars.
   
Saturday, March 12th & 26th 2 p.m. Richmond Slave Trail Walk $5 Join Ralph White for this moving 2 mile walk. Meet at Ancarrow's Landing parking lot. Brander St. off Maury St.  646-8911
  
March 14th Fun & Fish at Pescados China Street

 

FOJRP will be the benefactor of Pescados China Street's (626 China Street on Oregon Hill) fundraising event Monday, March 14th. They'll donate 15% of all the day's sales including lunch, dinner and bar sales.  That's an amazingly generous promotion. If you haven't been to Pescados yet, March 14th is a must!  The menu is fresh, creative and incredibly tasty...and for fish phobes, there's plenty of carnivorous or vegetarian alternatives. Invite your friends, family -- and anyone else who loves the Park and excellent food. You can go anytime that day to support the Friends: lunch (11:30-2 p.m.), cocktails or dinner (5-10 p.m.)  
 
Check out Pescados' web site and see you there!
James River Park License Plate (almost) Cruising Along

Our license plate bill is a part of HB 1418 and passed the Senate last month. We can't wait for the governor to sign that piece of paper. In the meantime, if you sent in an application long ago, you might get a call or email from us so we can update your plate expiration date and the like. We want to have perfectly accurate applications to turn into DMV in July when the bill will go into effect. If you have sold the vehicle you sent us the form for, we would need a new form from you by June 1st to insure you get your plates as soon as possible. Thanks for your help with all this paperwork.

 

DMV has told us that FOJRP can accept completed applications until June 1st. (Remember, we need to hit 1001 on the road before it becomes a revenue stream for FOJRP.) Just $25 to show your pride in one of the best places in Richmond. Please send in your application now and help spread the word to park-lovers around town. 

  

 

You can get all the information and the application and pay by check or with PayPal at www.jamesriverpark.org. We really appreciate your help (and patience) in making this plate a reality. 

 

Friends of James River Park
PO 4453
Richmond, Virginia 23220