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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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Christmas Mother program kicks off

Christmas Mothers hailing from as far back as 1976 (Thelma Moore) gathered at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center Oct. 15 (at right) for the annual coffee hosted by The Henrico Christmas Mother Council.
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Henrico woman wins $10k home energy makeover contest

Princess Banks of Henrico is the winner of the Richmond Region Energy Alliance's $10,000 Richmond Home Energy Makeover Contest, officials announced Oct. 15. Banks and her husband, along with their nine-year-old daughter, will receive energy updates to their home by mid-November, including a new heating and cooling system, added insulation and duct sealing.

“The grand prize is going to a family who will see a vast improvement in their home’s energy performance,” said Bill Greenleaf, executive director of the Richmond Region Energy Alliance. “As we promised, this family won once and they will save forever.”
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Weekend Top 10


There are several charity events in Henrico this weekend – The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ 5K walk in Innsbrook, Hilliard House’s ‘Harvesting the Grape’ event and the ribbon cutting ceremony for Sophie House in Glen Allen. Admission to the first ever outdoor music festival ‘Jammin’ on the Ave’ in Lakeside will also benefit a worthy cause - the Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad. Click here for more!
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‘Step UP’ 5K to benefit Down Syndrome Association


The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond will hold its sixth-annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K and Family Festival Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Short Pump Town Center. The annual fundraiser, which attracted more than 1,300 participants and raised more than $100,000 last year, features a 5K run/walk and a free family festival that celebrates the abilities and accomplishments of children, teens and adults with Down syndrome.

“This day is a celebration of all of the amazing individuals with Down syndrome in our community,” said Allison Wixted, executive director of DSAGR. “The funds and awareness we raise directly impact these individuals and their families throughout Central Virginia.”
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Weekend Top 10


It’s the first weekend in October and we found several great fall family activities – an outdoor movie at Tom Leonard’s, “Frankenstein” at Henrico Theatre and a fall festival at Gallmeyer Farms’ Pumpkin Patch. There is also some local music playing at CACGA and the Shady Grove Coffeehouse. For all our top picks this weekend, click here!
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The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present The Gloaming at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Dublin’s The Gloaming features five of the world’s greatest Celtic musicians, including singer Iarla Ó Lionaird, fiddler Martin Hayes, hardanger fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, guitarist Dennis Cahill, and pianist Thomas Bartlett. They are recognized for extending the Irish and Celtic music traditions both literally and metaphorically. Tickets are $36. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu. Full text

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