‘Hiring Our Heroes’ job fair for veterans planned

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the military-to-civilian recruitment firm RecruitMilitary will collaborate on a hiring event for military veterans at Richmond International Raceway on Thursday, Aug. 16.

The Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo invites veterans who already have civilian work experience, men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, military spouses and other military family members. More than 35 employers, educational institutions and government agencies are expected to attend with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience.

General Electric will also offer free one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, resume writing and interviewing techniques for all participants.

The fair is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Interested job seekers can register at http://www.recruitmilitary.com.

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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The Armour House & Gardens will host a Nature Journaling Workshop for ages 10+ from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join instructor Lynn Wilson, a Riverine master naturalist, to learn how pen and paper can magically transform the experiences of places you love. Dress for walking outside and bring a bag lunch. Supplies are included. Cost is $20. Register in advance by calling 652-1446. Full text

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