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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 nonprofits sought


Do you know a great Henrico-baesd nonprofit organization? Maybe it's one that you help as a volunteer – or maybe it's one that has helped you. Perhaps it's a new one that's just getting started, or one that's been around for awhile but doesn't get much attention.
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Free legal services for seniors, disabled available Sept. 14


Seniors and disabled citizens will be able to receive free legal assistance Sept. 14 as part of 'Senior Law Day,' a partnership between Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging, and the Williams Mullen Law Firm.

The agencies will provide participants with three life-planning documents: wills, durable powers of attorney, and advance medical directives (living wills) to older adults and persons with disabilities. The documents will be prepared confidentially by volunteer attorneys and executed on site.
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Fresh Air Fund seeking local host families

The Fresh Air Fund is currently seeking families to give inner-city children a fresh air experience this summer. Each summer, more than 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program.

The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from six to 18 years old, who live in New York City.

Children on first-time visits are six to 12 years old and stay for one or two weeks. Children who are re-invited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips.
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Chickahominy YMCA offering meals to needy students

To ensure that children in the Greater Richmond and Petersburg areas have access to food year-round, the Chickahominy Family YMCA in Sandston is offering free healthy meals and snacks through its summer food program, thanks to a $5,000 grant funded by the Walmart Foundation.

The Y has partnered with the Walmart Foundation to address child hunger in communities, with a focus on increasing participation in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides free meals to children aged 18 and under while school is out. According to the Food Research and Action Center, only one in seven children who depend on free or reduced-cost meals during the school year received meals though the SFSP last summer.
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Fresh produce on sale now at St. Paul’s Baptist Church

A consortium of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Virginia State University Co-op Extension and the ACE Program is now offering fresh produce for sale Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The garden is located on a four-acre plot directly behind St. Paul’s at 4247 Creighton Rd.

All produce is organic and picked daily. Offerings include okra, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and bell peppers, as well as fresh cut flowers. Watermelon and cantaloupes will be available soon.

Proceeds benefit ACE - Another Chance to Excel. The ACE Program helps ex-offenders and disadvantaged, at-risk young adults with the educational, vocational, social and life skills they need to successfully transition back into the community, secure gainful employment and become economically self-sufficient.
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Weekend Top 10


Dinosaurs coming back to life? Pandas that know kung fu? It’s a crazy weekend in Henrico! And ComedySportz takes crazy up a notch when two teams face off in an improv battle on Friday. If you’re looking for something a little less crazy and a little more predictable, don’t forget about these recurring events: Membership meetings for Richmond Catholic Singles and family fun time at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center every Sunday. Click here for more!
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Lewis Ginter offering free admission July 4

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is again offering free admission July 4 as part of its All-American Celebration. Now in its third year, past history has seen an especially diverse group of visitors on this day with attendance ranging from 3,000-5,000 guests.

Guests on the fourth will be able to visit the garden’s Butterflies Live exhibit and participate in children’s activities. The Happy Lucky Combo will perform live music from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Children’s Garden. At 2 p.m. guests are invited to decorate themselves, strollers and wagons in red, white and blue and parade around the Children’s Garden.
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The Eastern Henrico Ruritan Club will hold a Turkey Shoot every Friday through Dec. 15 at Glen Echo Ball Field, 3812 Nine Mile Rd., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rounds cost $5 each per shooter. There are 16 shooters per round. Prizes will be awarded. Full text

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