GRASP to provide free college financial aid counseling, assistance with FAFSA
February 11 2016 - Twin Hickory Library, 5 p.m., Free
GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) will provide free college financial aid counseling and assistance with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library. One-hour appointments can be made by calling the library at 290-9300. For more information, visit http://www.grasp4va.org
Professor and science writer Margaret Wertheim to visit The Steward School Feb. 15-16
February 15 2016 - Community workshop - Feb. 15; Fair, lecture - Feb. 16, Times vary, Free
Professor and science writer Margaret Wertheim will present “The Intersection of Nature, Technology, Arts and Math: Contributing to the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef” at The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd. Wertheim is director and co-founder of the Institute for Figuring.
Wertheim will engage the RVA community in building The Steward School Satellite Reef – using the art of crochet, science knowledge and math - at a community workshop on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Fiber Arts and Science Fair will be held on Feb. 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibitors include VCUArts, VMFA, U of R knitting club, James River Association and VCU Rice Center. Immediately following the Fair, Wertheim will engage critical thinking at a lecture from 6 p.m. till around 7:30 p.m.
Part of the school’s Bryan Innovation Lab Visiting Innovators Program, all events are free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.stewardschool.org/visiting-innovators-program
HCPS to hold a teacher hiring event at Glen Allen High School
February 20 2016 - Registration ends Feb. 10, 9 a.m., Free
Henrico County Public Schools will hold a teacher hiring event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. HCPS is seeking teachers for all content areas, as well as school counselors, librarians, psychologists and social workers. Staff members will be on hand from the human resources department, and individual schools will have representatives on hand to talk with interested applicants. Attendees are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resumes to share with school administrators. The event will be held at Glen Allen High School. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/HCPShiring
Michael Arad, the architect of the World Trade Center Memorial, will be the keynote speaker for The 2016 Adolf-Adams JCC Forum on Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico.
Arad’s “Reflecting Absence” architectural design was selected from more than 5,000 competitive entries as the template for the Memorial’s construction in New York City. During the forum, Arad will discuss the significance and symbolism of the design, as well as his inspiration. The event, which is a highlight of the Weinstein JCC’s Patron of the Arts series, is open to the public > Read more.
Members of the Western Henrico Rotary Club (WHRC) celebrated Thanksgiving a few days early on Nov. 23, making their annual donation of turkey dinners to 28 Coal Pit Learning Center families.
Among the WHRC members who visited Coal Pit for the giveway were Clint Ray and Lila Marcela Waggoner, pictured with 3-year-old Emily and 4-year-old Jaeda. > Read more.
If you like theatre and music (especially if you’re in need of a date night idea for Valentine’s Day), you’re going to love some events taking place this weekend in Henrico! The county’s 30th annual One Act Showcase ends this weekend and Jewish Family Theatre will begin their production of “The Sisters Rosenweig.” Bluegrass fans will enjoy the McShin Foundation’s fifth annual Bluegrass Concert/Benefit at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church. Balsam Range will perform at the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond and The Tin Pan will host two Valentine’s Day events featuring Doctors of Jazz and The Bob Blagg Trio. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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