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Gardening with Native Plants Class at Starr Hill
August 31st

Native plants are better for your yard, the local critters and the environment. Bonus for most you don’t have to deal with watering or mowing a massive grassy yard.

Join Alex Little of Green Heron Garden Co. for an in-depth class on Gardening with Native Plants! 🌱
🌳 Alex installed all planters and flora at Starr Hill Richmond and has been taking care of our plant babies since 2020.
🪴 On Wed. Aug. 31st, come learn all about planting and caring for native plants and take home a plant of your very own–all for $20!
Learn more about Green Heron Garden Co. here: https://www.greenherongardenco.com/


RVA IPA Release at Hardywood (Ownby Lane)
September 2nd

Beer hopped by the people for the people.

All of your hard work harvesting paid off! Now come try this year’s batch of our community hopped RVA IPA.
Since 2012, we have given away over 6500 hop rhizomes to interested growers to plant throughout greater Richmond. Our growers collectively supply over 50 pounds of fresh hops for RVA IPA. Vibrantly floral with notes of citrus, RVA IPA is a showcase of the terroir of Richmond and a true representation of our community’s commitment to collaboration.
RVA Food: Hardywood Pizza Kitchen open 2-9:30pm
RVA Music: TBD
WC Food: Cocina Calle
WC Music: TBD

Horror Trivia: Slashers at Strangeways (Dabney Road)
September 2nd

September is officially when you can start talking about Halloween. Trivia focused on horror movies is a niche that I’m sure one you can fill.

THIS MONTHS THEME: Slashers
Join us for drinks and horror-themed trivia at Strangeways Brewing on Dabney Rd! It may be summertime, but we’re keeping the vibes of spooky season alive and well.
– New trivia questions about all things spooky, including identifications, quotes, music, and more
– Play in teams (up to 5 members per team)
– Spooky themed prizes
– Flex your horror knowledge. This round is beginner/normie friendly!
– Open to folks 21+. Enjoy some brews!

Stone Brewing Richmond Pride Weekend
September 3-4th

Pride events are always good events. Stone Brewing has a nice mix planned for the weekend.

Saturday, 9/3/22:
12-5pm – Pride Moon Market! Featuring local LGBTQIA+ artisans and crafts-folk, held on our Mezzanine.
3-5pm – Live Music by the incredibly talented Lucas John.

Sunday, 9/4/22:
3-5pm – Pride Reading! Featuring fantastic writers from around Virginia, including Patty Smith, Charley Burton, Wendy DeGroat, Annette Marquis, and Cindy Cunningham.

BEER NEWS

Not local but interesting. Can you imagine any vendor doing the same in the United States.

Vendor applauds staff for serving free beer at Big Ten game in Dublin – Washington Post

The stadium’s vendor, Levy UK + Ireland, blamed the situation on a technical issue with its payment provider that prevented card transactions from being processed for two hours.

“We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this caused customers,” a Levy spokesman said in a statement, “and would like to thank our employees at Aviva Stadium for the spirit they showed in keeping everything going.”

Word quickly spread in the first half and before long lines began to grow at concession stands. It wasn’t just beer that was handed out, but everything available, including food.
The Omaha World-Herald reported at least one fan coming away with seven beers and many others opting for a more manageable four. French fries — or chips, as they are called on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean — proved a popular item, as did hot dogs.
“Nothing is free in Ireland — but this is!” exclaimed a Dublin native attending the game, per the newspaper.

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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.