vol. 9 / holiday presence

vol. 9 / holiday presence



Ooo, an evening edition of Here! So fancy. Tomorrow’s a holiday, and we’re off, too. (Is your turkey thawed? If not, you need a new plan.)

We like the connotation of the word “here,” meaning being present. Tomorrow, appreciate the momentary slowing of life as you gather with friends and family.

Happy Thanksgiving! 



First things first. This holiday weekend, amid the family chaos, football and food comas, we challenge you to dedicate a quiet moment to plan out a volunteer opportunity in Richmond.

The holidays often inspire us to act, but non-profits need support year-round. No pressure to get this done by Sunday. Instead, think into 2018 and pledge a weekend, a day, an afternoon. How can your unique skills meet the needs of our city? Definitely get some friends involved.

To get started, try HandsOn Greater Richmond’s search function to connect to a variety of organizations. We’re plotting a Here. volunteer day for the Spring.






Why not use Black Friday as an excuse to explore the plethora of new shops and old standbys Richmond has to offer? You’ll support local, in a more peaceful experience than the frenzy of the mall or outlets. Our plan is to park and walk these neighborhoods.

CHURCH HILL: Dear Neighbor, Roaring Pines, Gather Home & Garden

BROAD ST: Ledbury, Little Nomad, Rider Boot Co., Verdalina, Mod & Soul, Rosewood Clothing Co.

BONUS: bbgb is always magical.

It seems everyone is hosting a market this season. We have eyes on Saturday’s RVA Artisan Market at Studio Two Three.



For many, family time will be in abundance this weekend. There comes a point when you need an escape – either with or from the family – to maintain sanity.

WITH: Get outside. We're in for gorgeous weather, so walk Belle Isle, Maymont, University of Richmond – anywhere! Hit a playground, break out the bikes, throw a ball. Let an unplanned moment in the fresh air do the work.

FROM: Oh, you didn’t tell the fam that you scored (last-minute) tickets to killer local favorite J Roddy Walston And The Business rocking The Broadberry? Sorry (not sorry). Bye!



November 24-26 / 7pm

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