Henrico County VA

O’Bannon to serve on Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee

Henrico County Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon has been designated to serve on the Virginia Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee.

The committee works to define and implement the Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan, which guides efforts to promote compatibility among communication systems used by public safety agencies at the local, regional and state levels. > Read more.

Henrico CASA seeks volunteers for training as child advocates

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, Sept. 10 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.

The free, 14-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Monday, Oct. 17 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer advocate must apply by Friday, Aug. 19, be at least 21 years old and have regular access to a computer. > Read more.

‘Evening with Henry Winkler’ event to benefit Henrico Schools

The Henrico Education Foundation will host a Nov. 3 fundraiser at Glen Allen High School with actor and author Henry Winkler, who is best known for his role as Fonzie in the 1970s sitcom "Happy Days."

The event, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will include remarks and conversation with Winkler; coffee and dessert; and a book sale and signing.

Tables of eight for the event are $150 and may be purchased at http://www.henricogives.org or by calling (804) 652-3869, ext. 3. Individual tickets will be released in early fall. > Read more.
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4th Congressional District Republican forum planned Tuesday

Henrico Sheriff Mike Wade and Chesterfield resident Jackee Gonzalez – the two candidates seeking the Republican nomination to run for the newly redrawn 4th Congressional District seat in November – will meet at a candidate forum June 7 at the Eastern Henrico Government Center.

The 90-minute event will begin at 7 p.m. and will be moderated by Henrico Republican Party Chairman Eddie Whitlock.

The winner of the June 14 Republican primary will face the winner of the Democratic primary that same day between Virginia state Senator Donald McEachin and Chesapeake City Council member Ella Ward. > Read more.

State makes copies of heroin documentary available free

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said announced today that DVDs of "Heroin: The Hardest Hit," a documentary on the impact of heroin and prescription drugs on the Commonwealth of Virginia, now are available through the Virginia Attorney General's office, which produced the film.

Organizations, schools, businesses or individuals may request a free DVD featuring either the full 43-minute film or a shorter 30-minute film designed for easy presentation, Attorney General Mark Herring announced June 6. > Read more.

Henrico Extension to offer free plant clinics in June

The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will help residents diagnose problems with their plants and landscaping at a series of free walk-up clinics in June.

The clinics are scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday of the month at the Lakeside Farmers’ Market, 6110 Lakeside Avenue.

Henrico Master Gardeners will be on hand to help residents identify insects and diseases that may be affecting their plants and answer questions about gardening, landscaping and lawn care. > Read more.

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Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.

County plans Fourth of July event

Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.

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