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Green Top Outdoor Expo starts Saturday


The Green Top Outdoor Expo will be held this weekend at the Green Top store, just north of Virginia Center Commons at 10150 Lakeridge Parkway in Ashland. The store, which is the largest independent hunting and fishing retailer on the East Coast, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The expo will feature factory representatives from more than 120 top sporting goods brands, an 80-gun raffle, seminars, product giveaways, family entertainment and more.
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Pearce Memorial Scholarship Craft and Home Show scheduled for Oct. 7


The fourth-annual Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship Craft and Home Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at The Berea Baptist Church, 15475 Ashland Road in Rockville. The event, hosted in memory of Pearce (pictured, inset), who was a 22-year-old Henrico County Sheriff's Deputy at the time of his death in a car accident in 2014, will feature vendors, crafters, children's activities and fair-style games, a bounce house, a silent auction, raffle items, live music and a hot food and a bake sale.
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Lewis Ginter to host Fall PlantFest Sept. 15-16


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Fall PlantFest plant sale will take place Friday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Forty-two vendors will offer a variety of plants and garden/nature-related items for sale. Local Master Gardeners and volunteers also will be available to offer suggestions and answer questions.
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New Active RVA certification recipient to be announced May 17


Active RVA, a program of Sports Backers, has announced the addition of a development certification to the Active RVA Awards.

The Active RVA Certification and Awards program highlights and recognizes organizations throughout the Richmond region that create a culture of daily physical activity and encourage active lifestyles. Certifications for cevelopment and early childhood education are new in 2017, and they join workplaces and schools as areas that can be Active RVA-certified for supporting physical activity.
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Anthem LemonAid opens registration for July 14-16


Registration for Anthem LemonAid is now open, and Richmond-area families, businesses and community organizations can look forward to joining together this summer to support local kids with cancer.

It’s free to participate and supplies are provided; just register to set up a lemonade stand the weekend of July 14-16. Every registered participant will receive lemonade mix, cups, a pitcher, a banner, stickers and sunglasses.
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READ Center to hold free tutor training


If you can read this, you could help someone you can’t.

More than 18,500 adults in Henrico County struggle to read basic text. The READ Center’s mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills so they can fulfill their roles as citizens, workers, and family members.
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Volunteers sought for Cap2Cap bike ride


Volunteers are needed for the VCU Health Cap2Cap Bike ride, which will take place Saturday, May 13. Hundreds of riders will converge on the Virginia Capital Trail for the event, which is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles, and there are multiple opportunities for students to earn community service hours.
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YMCA event will focus on teen mental health


The YMCA, in partnership with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and PartnerMD, will host a free event May 2 to help parents learn how to deal with teen mental health issues. “When the Band-Aid Doesn’t Fix It: A Mom’s Perspective on Raising a Child Who Struggles” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Shady Grove Family YMCA,11255 Nuckols Road. The event will focus on education, awareness, and understanding the issues facing teens today.
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The READ Center will hold a Volunteer Orientation from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 2 and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 4. The Center's mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop reading and communication skills so they can fulfill their roles as citizens, workers and family members, and improve their quality of life. The Center provides classes and one-to-one tutoring and there is an ongoing need for volunteers willing to tutor students in reading, writing, basic math and digital skills. Training is provided, no experience needed. The READ Center is located at 4915 Radford Ave., Suite 204. To register, contact Dawniece Trumbo at 288-9930 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Full text

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