Henrico County VA

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Below is a list of local groups, organizations and government agencies of interest to Henrico County citizens.

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Arts and Entertainment
Chamberlayne Actors Theatre
HATTheatre
Mystery Dinner Theatre
Greater Richmond Chorus
Greater Richmond Pipes and Drums
Richmond Arts Council
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

Business
Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Greater Richmond Partnership
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Greater Richmond Technology Council
Henrico Economic Development Authority
Lakeside Business Association
National Association of Women Business Owners - Richmond chapter
Retail Merchants Association of Greater Richmond
Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce

Education
Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico Education Foundation
Henrico County Council of PTAs
Mathematics and Science Center
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
University of Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth University
World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond
Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Government
Henrico County Home Page
Henrico County Board of Supervisors
Henrico County Planning Department
Henrico County Demographics
Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover
Fairfield District Supervisor Frank Thornton
Three Chopt District Supervisor Dave Kaechele
Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia O'Bannon
Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia BioTechnology Research Park
General Assembly - 'Who's My Legislator?'

Health
Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter
CHIP (Children's Health Involving Parents) of Richmond
Greater Richmond Red Cross
Henrico County Air Quality Conditions
REACH (Richmond Enhancing Access to Community Healthcare)

History
Archeological Society of Virginia - Greater Richmond Chapter
Henrico County Historical Society
Henrico History
Pocahontas Chapter, Daughters of American Colonists

Legal
Greater Richmond Bar Foundation
Greater Richmond IP Law Professionals Association
Henrico County Bar Association
Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC)
Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association

Museums and Memorials
Agecroft Hall
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Money Museum
Meadow Farm Museum
Museum of the Confederacy
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
University of Richmond Museums
Valentine Richmond History Center
Virginia Aviation Museum
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia War Memorial

Organizations - Family
Commonwealth Parenting Center
Homeschooling Parents - Eastern Henrico
Jewish Community Federation of Richmond
Mocha Moms – Richmond West group
Newcomers Club
Richmond Area Mothers of Multiples
Richmond area stay-at-home dads
West End MOMS Club

Organizations - Non-Profit
American Cancer Society
Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond
Good Neighbor Village
Greater Richmond ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens
Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now)
Junior League of Richmond
Meals on Wheels of Greater Richmond
Relay for Life of Western Henrico
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness/Race for the Cure
United Way of Greater Richmond
Urban League of Greater Richmond
Virginia Asian Foundation

Organizations - Service
Henrico East Rotary Club
Henrico North Rotary Club
Innsbrook Rotary Club
Western Henrico Rotary Club
Eastern Henrico Ruritan Club
Glendale Ruritan Club
Fairfield Ruritan Club
Glen Allen Ruritan Club
Short Pump Ruritan Club
West End Jaycees
Varina Ruritan Club
Battlefield Park Lions Club
Glen Allen-Short Pump Lions Club

Organizations - Youth
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond
Heart of Virginia Boy Scouts Council
Girl Scout Commonwealth Council of Virginia
School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC)

Pets and Animals
Henrico Animal Protection Unit
Henrico Humane Society
Metro Richmond Zoo
Richmond SPCA
Somebuddies, Inc.

Political
Henrico County Democratic Party
Henrico County Republican Party

Public Safety
Henrico County Division of Police
Henrico County Division of Fire
Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad
Metro Richmond Crimestoppers
Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad

Religion
Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond
Islamic Society of Greater Richmond

Sports and Recreation - Organizations and Pro Teams
Greater Richmond Sailing Association
Greater Richmond Ultimate Frisbee League
James River Advisory Council
James River Woodcarvers
Richmond Flying Squirrels
Richmond Kickers
Richmond Revolution
Richmond Raiders
YMCA of Greater Richmond

Sports and Recreation - Youth Leagues
Bethlehem Little League
Chamberlayne Packers Youth Football
Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association
Glen Lea Metropolitan Youth Football League
Kanawha Football
Lakeside Youth Baseball
Laurel Panthers Youth Football Association
Parham Bears Youth Football
Sandston Babe Ruth League Baseball
Short Pump Community Center
Tuckahoe Little League
Tuckahoe Tomahawks Youth Football
Varina Athletics
Varina Youth Sports
Virginia Randolph Athletic Association

Travel
Current Traffic Camera Images
Current Local Traffic Conditions
GRTC (Greater Richmond Transit Company)
Henrico County Gasoline Prices
Richmond International Airport
Virginia Traffic Conditions


Community

Local couple wins wedding at Lewis Ginter


Richmonders Jim Morgan and Dan Stackhouse were married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Mar. 7 month after winning the Say I Do! With OutRVA wedding contest in February. The contest was open to LGBT couples in recognition of Virginia’s marriage equality law, which took effect last fall. The wedding included a package valued at $25,000.

Morgan and Stackhouse, who became engaged last fall on the day marriage equality became the law in Virginia, have been together for 16 years. They were selected from among 40 couples who registered for the contest. The winners were announced at the Say I Do! Dessert Soiree at the Renaissance in Richmond in February. > Read more.

Fourth-annual Healy Gala planned


The Fourth Annual Healy Gala will be held Saturday, Apr. 11, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The event was created to honor Michael Healy, a local businessman and community leader who died suddenly in June 2011, and to endow the Mike Healy Scholarship (through the Glen Allen Ruritan Club), which benefits students of Glen Allen High School.

Healy served as the chairman of Glen Allen Day for several years and helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations. > Read more.

Ruritan Club holding Brunswick stew sale


The Richmond Battlefield Ruritan Club is holding a Brunswick stew sale, with orders accepted through March 13 and pick-up available March 14. The cost is $8 per quart.

Pick-up will be at noon, March 14, at the Richmond Heights Civic Center, 7440 Wilton Road in Varina.

To place an order, call Mike at (804) 795- 7327 or Jim at (804) 795-9116. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Two events this weekend benefit man’s best friend – a rabies clinic, sponsored by the Glendale Ruritan Club, and an American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR workshop at Alpha Dog Club. The fifth annual Shelby Rocks “Cancer is a Drag” Womanless Pageant will benefit the American Cancer Society and a spaghetti luncheon on Sunday will benefit the Eastern Henrico Ruritan Club. Twin Hickory Library will also host a used book sale this weekend with proceeds benefiting The Friends of the Twin Hickory Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

A taste of Japan

Ichiban offers rich Asian flavors, but portions lack

In a spot that could be easily overlooked is a surprising, and delicious, Japanese restaurant. In a tiny nook in the shops at the corner of Ridgefield Parkway and Pump Road sits a welcoming, warm and comfortable Asian restaurant called Ichiban, which means “the best.”

The restaurant, tucked between a couple others in the Gleneagles Shopping Center, was so quiet and dark that it was difficult to tell if it was open at 6:30 p.m. on a Monday. When I opened the door, I smiled when I looked inside. > Read more.

One beauty of a charmer

Disney’s no-frills, live-action ‘Cinderella’ delights

Cinderella is the latest from Disney’s new moviemaking battle plan: producing live-action adaptations of all their older classics. Which is a plan that’s had questionable results in the past.

Alice in Wonderland bloated with more Tim Burton goth-pop than the inside of a Hot Topic. Maleficent was a step in the right direction, but the movie couldn’t decide if Maleficent should be a hero or a villain (even if she should obviously be a villain) and muddled itself into mediocrity.

Cinderella is much better. Primarily, because it’s just Cinderella. No radical rebooting. No Tim Burton dreck. It’s the 1950 Disney masterpiece, transposed into live action and left almost entirely untouched. > Read more.

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