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

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

Brews and bites done right

Urban Tavern’s big, bold themes impress

The Urban Tavern opened in August, replacing the former Shackelford’s space at 10498 Ridgefield Parkway in Short Pump. Because of local and longtime devotion to Shackleford’s, Urban Tavern has some big shoes to fill.

Without any background information, I headed to the restaurant for dinner on a Wednesday night, two months after its opening.

On a perfect fall evening, four out of eight outdoor tables were taken, giving the impression that the restaurant was busier than it was. On the inside, a couple tables were taken, and a few folks were seated at the bar. > Read more.

A terrible, horrible movie. . . that’s actually pretty good

‘Alexander’ provides uncomplicated family fun
It’s not surprising in the least that Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day doesn’t much resemble the book it’s based upon.

Judith Viorst’s 1972 picture book isn’t exactly overflowing with movie-worthy material. Boy has bad day. Boy is informed that everyone has bad days sometimes. Then, the back cover.

In the film, the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad-ness is blown up to more extreme size. Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould) has a bum day every day, while the rest of his family (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey) exist in a constant bubble of perfection and cheery optimism – to the point that the family is so wrapped up in their own success that Alexander’s being ignored.

So on the eve of his 12th birthday, Alexander makes a wish: just once, he’d like his family to see things from his perspective; to experience the crushing disappointment of one of those no good, very bad days. Once he has blown out the candle on his pre-birthday ice cream sundae, his family’s fate is sealed: one full day of crippling disasters for all of them. > Read more.

Deep Run HS plans fall musical

Tickets for Deep Run High School’s fall musical production – Aida – will go on sale Nov. 3. The Elton John-Tim Rice pop opera, inspired by Verdi’s classic opera, tells the story of enslaved Nubian princess Aida, who falls for captain of the guard Radames, who is betrothed to the Egyptian princess.

Performances will be held Nov. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each day. > Read more.

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