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Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road.

‘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. }

Reunion planned for Henrico HS’s first 4 classes

In honor of their 45th reunion, the Henrico High School class of 1967 will host a celebration on Sept. 29 at the Torque Club at Richmond International Raceway. The theme is "Fifty Years of Friendship" to commemorate the opening of Henrico High School in 1962. An invitation has been extended to the HHS classes of '65, '66 and '68 to join the party. These four classes represent the original student body of HHS. }

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.}

Art ‘ReFined’ in Lakeside

Local artist Kris Taylor (above) was among the visitors at a March 31 open house held at the relocated women's consignment shop ReFinery, formerly of the Bellevue area and now in Lakeside. Among the artist's oil paintings and framed etchings now on display at the shop is this favorite, "Second Sighting of the Sacred White Cow," which was inspired by a field full of cows that Taylor spotted while driving through the Colorado countryside near Ute Mountain. Taylor's work will be on display through May at ReFinery, located at 5402 Lakeside Avenue.}

Henrico woman wins $200k

Henrico resident Felicia Walker went to A&A Convenience Store on Hungary Spring Road in Henrico recently to play the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game, but the clerk was on the phone and couldn't assist her. So, instead, she bought a pair of $200,000 Jackpot scratcher tickets and took them home with her. One turned out to be the third of seven grand-prize winners.}

Lewis Ginter hosts fall plant sale

Grace Harrison of the Henrico Master Gardeners' Association demonstrates vermi composting to a visitor during Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's fall plant sale Sept. 17.
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Filipino Festival returns Aug. 12-13

The sixth-annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 12-13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 8200 Woodman Road in Henrico.

The event, designed to celebrate Filipino culture, is expected to attract nearly 10,000 visitors this year. It is sponsored by the church, and all proceeds benefit local charities sponsored by the church, including Lamb’s Basket, Laura’s Closet and the OLL Food Pantry. Admission is free.
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Fairfield constituent meeting to address senior programs

The next constituent meeting of Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank Thornton will highlight services and resources available for Henrico’s senior residents. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Road.}

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