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5th annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk planned in Innsbrook

April 25 2015 - 5K run/walk and 1-mile memorial walk begin at 9:45 a.m., 7:30 a.m.,

Third annual Spring Into The Arts Festival planned at Shady Grove UMC

April 25 2015 - Festival benefits The Center for Creative Arts, located on the Shady Grove UMC campus, 10 a.m., Free

11th annual Richmond Youth Peace Summit planned at St. Paul’s Baptist Church

April 25 2015 - Advance registration is required, 10 a.m.,

Astrologer, author Kathy Rose to present ‘Lunations as Trigger Transits’

April 25 2015 - Sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research, 1 p.m., $15 to $20

Down Syndrome Assoc. of Greater Richmond to present ‘Kickin’ Back for Down Syndrome’

April 25 2015 - Center of the Universe Brewing Company, 6 p.m., $30

Woodcarving and Turning Competitions and Show planned at the Woodcraft Store

April 25 2015 - Hundreds of entries will be on display, 9 a.m., Free

CASA Superhero 5K Race, Kids’ Run & Family Fun planned at St. Joseph’s Villa

April 25 2015 - Children 12 and under can participate in the kids’ race, 8 a.m.,

First annual InspireYouth@Work Summer Opportunities Fair planned

April 25 2015 - Business dress is required, 9 a.m.,

Wine for Cures to present Dogwood Wine Festival at the Reynolds Building

April 25 2015 - Enjoy Virginia wineries, craft brewers, craft cider, bourbon tasting, vendors, food and more, 11 a.m., $10 to $25

Chickahominy YMCA to celebrate YMCA Healthy Kids Day

April 25 2015 - Family group exercise classes, fun fitness activities, health screenings, nutrition and more, 10 a.m., Free

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Anthem ‘LemonAid’ registration opens

Last summer, hundreds of Anthem LemonAid stands dotted Central Virginia and raised more than $100,000 in support of cancer treatment and research at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). This July 17-19, Anthem is inviting community members to host an Anthem LemonAid stand in support of the children who are battling the disease. During the past 13 summers, Anthem LemonAid has raised more than $1 million. All funds raised support the Hematology and Oncology Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Anthem LemonAid is Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ signature summer event. It’s free to participate and is designed for children, families, community groups and businesses alike. > Read more.

Tree seedling giveaway planned April 2-3

The Henricopolis Soil & Water Conservation District will sponsor a tree seedling giveaway on April 2 at Dorey Park Shelter 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on April 3 at Hermitage High School parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bare-root tree seedlings are available to Henrico County residents free of charge for the spring planting season.

The following seedling species will be available: apple, kousa dogwood, red maple, river birch, red osier dogwood, loblolly pine, sycamore, bald cypress, white dogwood and redbud. Quantities are limited and trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participant is allowed up to 10 trees total, not to include more than five of the same species. > Read more.

State provides online directory of Bingo games

Wondering where to go to play Bingo? Wonder no more.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) recently launched an online directory of permitted bingo games played in Virginia. Listed by locality, more than 400 regular games are available across the state. The directory will be updated monthly and can be found on VDACS’ website at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/gaming/index.shtml.

“Many Virginia charities, including volunteer rescue squads, booster clubs and programs to feed the homeless, use proceeds from charitable gaming as a tool to support their missions, said Michael Menefee, program manager for VDACS’ Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10

There are several fun events this weekend taking place outside including the third annual Virginia Firefighter Games at Short Pump Town Center; Twin Hickory Park’s “April Showers: A Celebration of Spring” event; the Young Life Richmond West 5k in Innsbrook; and the Gold Festival on Broad which benefits Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. Fingers crossed for no rain! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

The University of Richmond will host its annual Global Family Concert this weekend – a free, family friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances. Country music fans can head to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for “An Evening of Country” featuring The Honky Tonk Experience. Enjoy the spring weather at Meadow Farm for “Sheep to Shawl” or join the Henrico Hiking Club at James River Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

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