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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

Lions Club donates backpacks to elementary school

The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.

Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Film industry training program planned for this weekend

The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), in partnership with the Virginia Film Office, will offer "Get Your Start in the Film Industry," a two-day seminar designed to prepare workers for film, television and commercial projects in Virginia. The course will be held Oct. 4-5 at the Workforce Development and Conference Center, 1651 Parham Road in Henrico, on the campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

The training will be taught by Gary Romolo Fiorelli, an accomplished assistant director for film and television projects, which include the television series Sons of Anarchy and ABC’s current drama Mistresses. > Read more.

The Boathouse to open at Short Pump Town Center

The Boathouse restaurant will open at Short Pump Town Center in the spring, its third location in the region.

“People have asked us to come to the West End for years,” said owner Kevin Healy. “When the opportunity arose, we knew had to jump on it.”

The new restaurant will be located in a 5,800-square-foot space under the Hyatt House Hotel at the town center and will include a large outdoor patio. > Read more.

Getting a ‘mouf’-ful

Boka Kantina exceeds its strong food truck reputation
Already a fan of Boka fare from outdoor events with the Tako Truck, I was delighted to learn of the new restaurant, and eager to see if its reputation held up after putting down brick-and-mortar roots.

Would the food lose its zest if I wasn’t enjoying it in the great outdoors? Would it seem pedestrian served from an ordinary kitchen instead of a truck?

Would the tacos be less satisfying as an antidote to normal lunch hunger – instead of being ingested to stave off desperate hunger after a long afternoon of crowds, sun, and tedious lines? > Read more.

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