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Mending Walls Artwork Stolen

Stealing this art makes no sense and just seems to be a hurtful act.

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Spotted on the Mending Walls Facebook.

Mending Walls has been about bringing people together through creative means. It is baffling that someone would try to silence this conversation.

Our purpose is to inspire empathy and connection. We were very excited to invite you all to see the final display created by the wonderful local artist who we’ve been highlighting over the last couple of weeks in collaboration with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Richmond, VA)

The art was installed on November 17th and by the morning of the 18th artwork work was missing without a trace.

Events like this assures us that our work and purpose is causing change.

“If your voice had no power, they would not try to silence you.”

Mending Walls is a public art project that brings together public artists from different cultures and backgrounds to create murals that address where we are now in society and how we can move forward through understanding and collaboration. They’re responsible for many of the iconic murals you see in town.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Street Closures and No Parking Zones Announced for Saturday’s Armstrong/Walker Classic Parade

Alumnae of Maggie L. Walker and Armstrong High Schools along with residents and businesses will revive a long-standing tradition, the Armstrong/Walker Classic Parade occurring this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon through the streets of downtown.

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Towing will be enforced starting at 6 a.m. Saturday followed by street closures.

The Richmond Police Department is asking everyone to take safety precautions and drive with caution and care as families congregate for the celebration.

The following streets will be closed to public traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 26:

  • 8th Street @ Leigh Street
  • 4th Street @ Leigh Street (West Bound and East Bound Lanes)
  • 3rd Street @ Clay and 3rd and Jackson Street (No South Bound Traffic)
  • 2nd Street @ Clay Street
  • 1st Street @ Jackson Street
  • Clay Street @ Saint James
  • Adams @ Clay Street
  • Leigh @ Adams (Traffic Control needed to allow traffic flow South Bound and North Bound during Parade-No left or Right Turns onto Leigh Street)
  • Jackson Street @ St. Peters
  • Judah Street @ West Duval
  • West Clay @ Brook Road
  • Belvidere and Leigh Street (Traffic Control needed to allow traffic flow South Bound and North Bound during Parade-No left or Right Turns onto Leigh Street)
  • I-95 Exit Ramp to Leigh Street
  • Goshen Street @ West Clay Street
  • Hancock @ West Catherine
  • Harrison @ West Catherine
  • West Moore @ North Harrison
  • West Catherine @ Norton
  • West Catherine @ Kinney Street
  • West Catherine @ Bowe Street
  • Lombardy @ West Broad Street
  • Lombardy @ Allen Avenue
  • Lombardy @ Brook Road
  • Admiral Street @ Brook Road

Information is subject to change. Please follow RPD on Twitter at @RichmondPolice.

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Thanksgiving Meal for All

Thanksgiving is not easy for everyone.

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Happening tomorrow from 11 am-2 pm! Join The Giving Heart for their annual Community Thanksgiving Feast. This event is free and open to those in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area.

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Model Railroad Show Pulling Into Science Museum

If your family is causing you holiday stress head over to the Science Museum of Virginia and ride the rails. In your imagination only please the trains are too small for actually riding.

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The Science Museum of Virginia’s annual tradition returns the weekend after Thanksgiving. Model train club displays will fill the Dewey Gottwald Center for the 44th Model Railroad Show presented by Dominion Energy.

The three-day event features eight different train displays with various scaled locomotives riding through intricate landscapes and miniature cities. Created by HO, O and N-scale model train enthusiasts from across Virginia, guests will enjoy seeing the wide variety of classic and unique scenes.

While at the Museum during Model Railroad Show weekend, guests can enjoy a feature in The Dome. Two new films are playing: “Birth of Planet Earth” at noon and 3 p.m., and “Antarctica” at 2 p.m. The popular Sesame Street-inspired astronomy show “One World, One Sky” is showing at 10 a.m. and the action-packed giant screen film “Superpower Dogs” runs at 11 a.m.

Guests can also help with a collaborative railroad scene and make a conductor hat in The Forge, and Museum educators will offer daily demos at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. In addition to the activities, the “Speed,” “Boost,” “Bringing the Dead to Life,” “Birds of the Commonwealth” and “Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™” exhibitions will all be open for guests to explore.

Guests can head outside to see the Science Museum’s vintage train cars, take a trackless train ride on the Teddy Bear Express between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and watch a blacksmith forge custom metal pieces from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When:
The Model Railroad Show takes place Friday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 28.

The Science Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day for the general public. The Science Museum is offering members exclusive, early access hours from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. each day.

Who:
To manage the flow of guests, the Science Museum will follow timed entry to the Model Railroad Show with 75 tickets available in each 15-minute timeslot. Attendees, including members, should pre-purchase tickets on the Science Museum’s website to help ensure they get the timeslot they would like. Onsite tickets will be sold in person based on availability. Guests may visit the Science Museum at any point before or after they explore the model trains during regular business hours.

Model Railroad Show activities are free with Science Museum admission. Members and children two and under are admitted free. The Science Museum offers discounts for military, teachers and EBT cardholders. Qualifying guests should call 804.864.1400 for details about reserving those tickets with the discount code.

Features in The Dome are $5. Seating is limited to 250 guests and is first come, first served. The gift shop will be open each day of the show, but concessions will be closed.

Why:
The Model Railroad Show is a holiday tradition that families look forward to—and create lasting memories during—each year. Science Museum staff and the model railroad participants are both excited to see guests enjoying the train-themed STEM-packed fun.

How:
The Science Museum is grateful for Dominion Energy’s continued support of the Model Railroad Show as they return as presenting sponsor for the fourth year.

Where:
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

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