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Green Top Outdoor Expo starts Saturday


The Green Top Outdoor Expo will be held this weekend at the Green Top store, just north of Virginia Center Commons at 10150 Lakeridge Parkway in Ashland. The store, which is the largest independent hunting and fishing retailer on the East Coast, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The expo will feature factory representatives from more than 120 top sporting goods brands, an 80-gun raffle, seminars, product giveaways, family entertainment and more.
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Pearce Memorial Scholarship Craft and Home Show scheduled for Oct. 7


The fourth-annual Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship Craft and Home Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at The Berea Baptist Church, 15475 Ashland Road in Rockville. The event, hosted in memory of Pearce (pictured, inset), who was a 22-year-old Henrico County Sheriff's Deputy at the time of his death in a car accident in 2014, will feature vendors, crafters, children's activities and fair-style games, a bounce house, a silent auction, raffle items, live music and a hot food and a bake sale.
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Lewis Ginter to host Fall PlantFest Sept. 15-16


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Fall PlantFest plant sale will take place Friday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Forty-two vendors will offer a variety of plants and garden/nature-related items for sale. Local Master Gardeners and volunteers also will be available to offer suggestions and answer questions.
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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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‘Stilettoes Stomping Cancer’ shop night planned Sunday

Care Advantage, Inc. and Stein Mart are sponsoring a shop night fundraiser to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Cure by Design. The ‘Stilettoes Stomping Cancer’ shop night will be held Sunday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Stein Mart location in Short Pump.

There will be live music and entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, door prizes and more. Attendees will also gain fashion and styling tips and discounts while shopping for the perfect outfit to wear to Cure by Design, another American Cancer Society fundraiser. Cure by Design is a fashion show, auction and reception fundraiser being held on Oct. 27 at the John Marshall Ballroom.
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Toastmasters District 66 invites corporate executives to a morning of education about Toastmasters International and a presentation by Cathy Lewis, host of Hampton Roads’ public radio program “Hearsay” on WHRV-FM. Lewis will speak on “Leadership Language in an Uncivil World” and she will share her mission to convince businesses that they have the capacity and the obligation to help change the contentious conversational landscape in America today. The event, which will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Wegmans Short Pump, is intended for business leaders. Registration is required for this free breakfast. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/LeadershipLanguage66. Full text

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