Richmond Hostel Committee set up a table during the annual Cap2Cap Ride Expo, east of town at Rockett’s Landing. The ride benefits the Capital Trail Foundation, the main advocate for the multi-use trail being built between Richmond and Williamsburg. It was a fun day with no rain!
We are excited to announce our first-ever benefit show on Saturday, April 13, 2013: Richmond Hostel Benefit Show with special guests: Wolf//Goat, Time Machines, Negative Gemini and Dave Watkins.
$5 | 7PM Doors\\ 8PM music | ALL AGES
All proceeds go towards funding the Richmond Hostel and supporting the Richmond community.
This event is brought to you by the dedication of hostel volunteer organizers Sarah F., Gerry L. and others. Much thanks to our venue Gallery 5 and especially to our guest musicians: Dimples (Kevin Parme), Wolf//Goat, Time Machines, Negative Gemini and Dave Watkins.
Please come out on April 13 to Richmond’s Gallery 5 at 200 West Marshall Street.
Enjoy local music talents, share your travel and hostel experiences, and mingle with the Richmond Hostel community! Most importantly, have fun while bringing the world to Richmond!!! Show your support because we need all the love and momentum RVA has to help this Hostel grow!!!!
Special Guests providing opening music @ 7:30
Feel free to RSVP and invite your friends on our Facebook event invite.
Poster design by Sarah Frostick
The Richmond Hostel Committee friends and volunteers, along with the Richmond Public Library, have hosted the Vicarious Traveler’s Series on select Saturday afternoons this winter.
We had a great series this year, with lively presentations and great audiences. From The Frugal Explorer’s Dream Trip to Australia with Emily Parlove on Jan. 5, to Budget Travel: More Bang for Your Euro with Gerry Leonard on Jan. 19 and most recently, Thailand and Cambodia with Amy Nichols-Beloon on Feb. 9. Thanks to all of our speakers!
Up next is our final installment for the season on March 16: Seeing the World by WWOOFING.
…. and what is WWOOFING?
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms! Want to know more?
Join us, and learn more about WWOOFING from speakers Katy Rugg, Flora Vassar and Emily Salle.
Saturday, March 16, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Richmond Public Library Main Branch, 101 E Franklin St., Richmond, VA.
Invite your friends and RSVP to our Facebook event.
Much thanks to the Sierra Club Falls of the James Group for their support!
As reported in The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Notable Gifts:
Sierra Club’s Falls of the James Group has awarded $5,000 to Hostelling International for the adaptive reuse of the Otis Elevator Co. building on North Second Street downtown.
Interested in learning more about the Richmond Hostel project? Follow this blog, and “like” our fan page on Facebook for updates.
Please consider giving a donation to the Richmond Hostel. Details are here. Be sure to choose “Richmond Hostel Development” as your choice on the “Program Designation” drop down menu.
In a January 15th article in The Richmond Times-Dispatch, columnist Michael Paul Williams wrote about the Richmond Hostel: Planned hostel would bring world to Richmond.
The Potomac Area Council will be hosting its annual meeting in Richmond on December 16. The meeting will be held at The Storeront, 205 East Broad Street, Richmond 23219. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to the public.
The National Vice President will be present to discuss plans on how the region will be staffed after unification.
The main business for members will be the election of new council board members following the report of the Nominating Committee. PAC bylaws permit nominations from the floor.
For more details, click here.
Style Weekly’s photo by Scott Elmquist
Great quote from the article: “There’s already a demand,” says Sarah Weisiger, the chairwoman of the Richmond Hostel Committee. “I was giving a tour to somebody and a group rang the doorbell asking if we were open.”