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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to host its annual Rose Fest Oct. 10-11

October 10 2015 - Enjoy live music, ballet and more, 12 p.m.,

Gallmeyer Farms to host its annual Fall Festival at The Pumpkin Patch

October 10 2015 - Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome, 10 a.m., Free

DSGR to present 9th annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival

October 10 2015 - Meet special guest, actress Lauren Potter, who plays “Becky” on the hit TV show GLEE, 8:30 a.m.,

Richmond area Chick-Fil-A restaurants to present Operation Cow Drop RVA 2015

October 10 2015 - Proceeds from the event will benefit the efforts of RIR CARES and Effective Ministries, 11 a.m., Free

Pocahontas Chapter of VNPS to host monthly ‘Sunday Stroll at Dorey Park’

October 11 2015 - The outing is free and open to the public – novice to expert, 4 p.m., Free

UR Modlin Center to broadcast Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “Giselle”

October 11 2015 - Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, 12:55 p.m., $14

RVA State of Emergency to present “No Longer Silent” Walk and Movement

October 11 2015 - The event aims to break the silence of abuse – domestic violence, sexual abuse and stalking, 2 p.m.,

Henrico Business Leaders’ Networking Breakfast Meeting planned at Westin Richmond

October 12 2015 - Speaker is Henrico Fire Chief Tony McDowell , 7 a.m., $30 to $40

Richmond Apartment Owners Association to hold monthly luncheon meeting

October 13 2015 - Richmond Fire Marshall will present “Landlord Requirements", 12 p.m., $20 to $30

Senior citizens group ‘Elderberries’ to meet at the American Legion Post #244

October 14 2015 - The program will be singer Vickie Bruce, 11:30 a.m., Free

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More cyclists on the way

Riders to pass through county on East Coast Greenway tour
From October 4-9, 35 cyclists will be riding through Henrico County as part of a 325-mile tour of the East Coast Greenway (ECG) route from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Raleigh, NC.

A 2,900-mile trail route that extends from the Canadian border at Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, The East Coast Greenway is heading into its 25th year. The Week A Year (WAY) Tour is an annual ride and fundraiser that has been working its way south since the first WAY Tour launched from Calais, Maine in 2011. Riders cover a different section of the Greenway each year and are on target to complete the route in Key West in 2019. > Read more.

Henrico woman wins $1M in Va. Lottery game

When Amanda Spiller of Henrico saw that she’d won the $1 million prize in the Virginia Lottery’s $100 Million Cash Extravaganza game, it didn’t immediately sink in.

“I was in shock. . . complete shock,” she said. “I had to double and triple check.”

She bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 2750 Hungary Spring Road in Henrico. She had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. She chose the cash option. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. > Read more.

The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band to perform Oct. 15

Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting a concert by The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. This free concert will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature Soldier-Musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band.

Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. This group tours more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small. > Read more.


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Richmond Apartment Owners Association’s monthly luncheon meeting will be held at 12 p.m. at The Westwood Club, 6220 West Club Ln. The Richmond Fire Marshall will present “Landlord Requirements.” Cost… Full text

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