Nominations sought for Richmond History Makers

The Valentine Richmond History Center is inviting the public to nominate this year’s Richmond History Makers. The seventh annual program recognizes everyday citizens and outstanding organizations making largely unrecognized contributions to communities within the Greater Richmond Metropolitan area. 

The nomination period will close June 30. Nominations may be submitted via A committee composed of graduates of the Leadership Metro Richmond program and previous History Maker honorees will oversee the nomination and selection process. Honorees will be notified in late July and will be recognized at the Seventh Annual Richmond History Makers Celebration Oct. 18 at the Valentine Richmond History Center. The program is presented by Dominion.

Honorees may be individuals, organizations or corporations and are selected in one of five categories. Visit or call 649-0711 for a complete set of nomination criteria.

Nominees must be living, agree to publicity and be making a difference in Richmond or one of 13 surrounding counties (see nomination form for county list).

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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