J.R. Tucker HS Drama Boosters to hold silent auction at Crossroads Art Center

August 25 2016 - Proceeds benefit the theatre department's trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, 6 p.m., $10
J.R. Tucker High School Drama Boosters will hold a silent auction from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Rd. Items up for bid include sports tickets, weekend getaways, restaurant gift certificates, spa treatments, jewelry, photography packages and more. Proceeds benefit the theatre department who has been selected for the second time in three years to perform at the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Fewer than 50 schools are selected each year from across the US and Canada. Tucker’s last performance earned a nomination for the Freedom of Expression Award from Amnesty International. Light appetizers included. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at https://squareup.com/store/jrtshoestringplayers

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County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
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Express your creativity by making screen prints and stamps with upcycled materials at Varina Library at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 and 25. Participants should plan to attend both days. Register… Full text

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