Henrico County VA

Community Brain Injury Services to present its sixth annual Mill House Pig Out

October 09 2015 - Dine in our take out, 11 a.m.,
Community Brain Injury Services will present its sixth annual Mill House Pig Out from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Mill House, 7812 Shrader Rd. Enjoy barbecue smoked by award-winning BBQ chef Elliott Buckner and paired with all the fixings, beans, coleslaw and cornbread, prepared by The Mill House Kitchen Unit. All proceeds benefit The Mill House, a Richmond-based Clubhouse-model vocational rehabilitation program serving survivors of brain injury. Dine in our take out. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/qx6uwzy

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

October 10 2015 - Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome, 10 a.m., Free
Gallmeyer Farms will host its annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Pumpkin Patch, 4506 Millers Ln. There will be live music from Nick Smith, Amy Ladd, Southern Comfort and Heart of Country, as well as a bounce house, craft vendors and local businesses, hay and pony rides, fresh fall vegetables for sale and more. Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome. No pets. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com

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
Richmond area Chick-Fil-A restaurants will present Operation Cow Drop RVA 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richmond International Raceway. A helicopter will drop 2,500 parachuting mini Chick-Fil-A plush cows onto a huge Chick-fil-A Cow Target. Be one of the first 2,500 guests at the event to receive a free number assigned to a cow. Cows closest to the target will receive Chick-fil-A coupons and a variety of prizes. There will also be family-friendly entertainment and activities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the efforts of RIR CARES (The NASCAR Foundation) and the work of Effective Ministries’ "Schools for Niger, Africa.” Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.operationcowdrop.com


Ruritans Club marks 50th anniversary

Are you old enough to remember when gas was 31 cents a gallon and you could buy a new car for $2,650? How about paying rent of $118 a month? You could have been cruisin’ down Mountain Road in a new Dodge Charger, or riding a new skateboard to Mr. Allen’s Market. That was the year – 1965 – that the world was introduced to contact lenses, Spirograph, Bounty, Get Smart, Lost in Space, Gatorade, Apple Jacks, and Spaghetti O’s.

It was also in 1965 that the Glen Allen Ruritan Club was founded – and today the Ruritans are still going strong. The Ruritans are the folks that have cleaned up Mountain Road; raised money for scholarships at local high schools through the Healy Gala; supported local schools and charities such as Lamb’s Basket, St. Joseph Villa, the Henrico Christmas Mother and the juvenile jail by cooking their locally famous barbeque; and put on Glen Allen Day for the last 19
years. > Read more.

West Broad Village donates to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

West Broad Village and its parent company, Excel Trust, recently donated more than $13,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Virginia. The money was raised during the community’s Summer Concert Series.

Pictured above, Philip Hopkins (front) accepts a $13,480.50 check from Tammy Philblad, Excel Trust regional property manager. Joining the presentation (back row, from left)are Melody Thomas, Excel Trust administrative assistant; Kendall Rumsey, Excel Trust director of marketing; Terri Q. Quinan, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Virginia Chapter executive director; and Philip’s mother Catherine Hopkins. > 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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