If you want to talk bike infrastructure and Richmond’s scooters head over to Canon & Draw tonight at 5:30.
The Central Section of the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association* is hosting the third installment of the Richmond Urbanism Happy Hour series which kicked off earlier this year and has featured guest speakers related to bike infrastructure development and Richmond’s scooter policies and programs.
Join guest speaker Sarah Shaughnessy from Richmond City Health District to discuss the Vision Zero Scorecard, as produced by the Richmond Complete Streets Coalition as a part of her work at Virginia Department of Health.
This session is graciously hosted by Canon & Draw in Uptown (1529 W. Main St) which can be accessed on GRTC’s 5 bus and there is also bike parking available in the area.
Thanks to Virginia APA (Central Section), RVA Rapid Transit, and Sports Backers’ Bike Walk RVA for coordinating this free event. Bring your traffic safety and complete streets planning questions!
Don’t Give the Cold Shoulder to the Science Museum’s Next Cold Themed After Dark
Science Museum of Virginia has a flurry of ice and snow-themed activities.
Snow has been lacking in the Commonwealth this winter but a trip to the Science Museum on Friday will allow you to enjoy winter without the soggy socks and cold nose.
Calling all magical snow queens, quirky and courageous princesses and reindeer-loving outdoorsmen: the Science Museum of Virginia is inviting guests to come in out of the cold and warm up to a flurry of ice and snow-themed activities at the February Science After Dark.
The Frozen Science event on February 21 will feature swimming pools full of a snow-like sensory polymer, paper snowflake making, Super Cool liquid nitrogen demos, a soap cloud activity, snowball catapult making, winter character crafts and a live planetarium show in the Dome at 7:00 p.m.
Because of the popularity of the feature film with younger guests, the Museum will show “Frozen” (PG) on the Dome’s 76-foot screen twice during the event, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress like their favorite character from the film.
The Museum’s four floors of exhibits and labs will be open during the event, including the touring exhibition “Giant Insects,” featuring enormous robotic insects, numerous interactive stations and terrariums with live bugs.
Weather permitting, the Richmond Astronomical Society will be on the front lawn with telescopes letting guests stargaze after the sun goes down.
Friday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Guests of all ages are invited to attend. Guests named Elsa, Anna, Kristoff or Olaf get free admission! (Some sort documentation to verify the name with the same spelling as the character is required and must be shown in-person when tickets are purchased.)
Science After Dark admission is $10 online prior to the day of the event. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $15.50 for adults; $13.50 for youth (ages 6 – 12) and seniors (ages 60 and older) and $10 for preschool-aged children (ages 3 – 5). Science After Dark admission is free for Museum members, children under 2, educators, military and college students with a valid ID.
Admission includes exhibits and event programming. Guests can add “Frozen” for $5; members may use a Dome pass if they wish. Dome feature film tickets are available for purchase only at Guest Services the night of the event. The Dome seats 250 guests.
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
Food and drinks, including craft beer, are available for purchase during Science After Dark in The Periodic Table café.
Photos and Game Summary: Poor Second Half Dooms VCU Against George Mason
VCU (17-7,7-4 Atlantic): 67
GMU (14-10,3-8 Atlantic): 72
The short story: Senior guard De’Riante Jenkins supplied a game-high 16 points for VCU, but George Mason built a big second-half lead and held off a late charge by the Rams Wednesday night.
- Jenkins provided 13 of his points in the first half as VCU built a 33-30 lead. He knocked down 6-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range
- Senior guard Issac Vann supplied 13 points, four assists and three rebounds for the Black & Gold
- Freshman guard Bones Hyland scored eight of his 11 points in the second half for the Rams, while junior forward Marcus Santos-Silva kicked in 11 and seven rebounds
- George Mason forward AJ Wilson powered the Patriots with 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks
- VCU led 33-30 at the break, but a slow start to the second half snowballed into a 10-2 George Mason run; VCU closed to within 42-41 on a jumper by senior guard Malik Crowfield at the 11:27 mark, but the Patriots responded with a backbreaking 16-0 run over, punctuated by a pair of Josh Oduro layups in transition, to take a commanding 58-41 lead with 6:31 remaining
- Hyland led a late VCU blitz with eight points down the stretch, and Jenkins hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 42 seconds left to pull the Rams within 67-64, but they could get no closer
- George Mason outrebounded VCU 48-27 and collected 15 offensive boards. The Patriots were 20-of-29 at the line
- The Rams lead the all-time series record against the Patriots 42-21
- The Black and Gold are 13-2 at home this season
- VCU forced 19 turnovers
VCU will head to the Robins Center Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 15 to face crosstown rival Richmond for the second meeting of the season. The game is slated for a 4 p.m. tip and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
Science Museum Cuts the Heart on Valentine’s Day
Science Museum of Virginia pulls heartstrings this Valentine’s Day with sheep heart dissection.
I would Tell-Tale you more but that would be in Poe form and the wrong heart. We’ll sheepishly walk away and let the Science Museum get to the very sharp point.
How does the Science Museum of Virginia celebrate Valentine’s Day? With hearts, of course. But, the Museum is not celebrating the iconic red symbol representing love; it is celebrating the organ that pumps blood throughout the body.
On Valentine’s Day, the Museum is offering special sheep heart dissection demonstrations to help guests understand the structure and function of the vital organ.
From cow eyeballs to dogfish sharks, the Museum offers dissection demonstrations to give guests a better understanding of animal biology. A four-chambered sheep heart is close to the same size and functions in the same manner as a human heart. Watching staff get hands-on while describing each element and layer of the organ helps guests grasp the complexity of the body, and how all biological systems are interrelated.
Is there any truth to the phrase “pulling on heart strings?” Guests who attend the demo will find out!
The Museum will offer three sheep heart dissection demonstrations on Friday, Feb. 14, at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Guests of all ages are welcome to attend the demonstration, but don’t forget: it is a dissection.
The heart dissection demos are included with Museum admission, which is $15.50 for adults, $13.50 for youth and seniors and $10 for preschool-age children. Museum members and children two and under are admitted free. The Museum offers discounts for military, teachers and EBT cardholders.
For more information, visit www.smv.org.
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220