Free FAFSA assistance available through GRASP

January 12 2017 - {event_name}, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Free
Great Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP) advisors will be available to meet one-on-one with students and parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to answer questions about financial aid on the following dates: Jan. 12 – Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave.; and Jan. 18 – Varina Library, 1875 New Market Rd. Both events are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration is required. Call the library or visit http://bit.ly/2iUHRlO for Jan. 12 and http://bit.ly/2hVntPY for Jan. 18.

ECPI University to host Career Discovery Day open houses at all campus locations

January 14 2017 - {event_name}, 10 a.m., Free
ECPI University will host Career Discovery Day open houses at all campus locations throughout Richmond from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience interactive demonstrations, tour the campuses, meet with faculty and staff, observe the hands-on learning environment and more. For details, visit http://www.ecpi.edu.

Virginia College Savings Plan rep to answer questions at Twin Hickory Library

January 26 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
A representative from the Virginia College Savings Plan will discuss the four different 529 plans available and answer questions from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library. For details, call 501-1920 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

McShin Academy to hold fundraiser at Jason’s Deli near Willow Lawn

January 27 2017 - {event_name}, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.,
McShin Academy will hold a fundraiser at Jason’s Deli, 1700 Willow Lawn Dr., Suite 105. Help the students of McShin Academy raise money for their spring trip to Wilmington, N.C. by eating at Jason’s Deli anytime between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Mention McShin Academy when ordering and 15% will be donated. RSVP through McShin Academy’s Group Raise link at http://www.groupraise.com/events/20947. For details, contact Stephanie Trent at 774-6662 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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Agile Writers, an organization that assists beginning writers create a first-draft novel, memoir, autobiography or screenplay in six months, will hold its first writer’s conference at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Richmond Airport. Experts will present 20 75-minute seminars on writing, editing, publishing and marketing. Registration is $85 in advance and $100 at the door. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/AWconference. Full text

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