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5th annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk planned in Innsbrook

April 25 2015 - 5K run/walk and 1-mile memorial walk begin at 9:45 a.m., 7:30 a.m.,
The 5th annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held at Innsbrook’s North Shore Commons. Registration and check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. A welcome rally and fundraising awards will follow at 9 a.m. and the 5K run/walk and 1-mile memorial walk begin at 9:45 a.m. All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception. Online registration ends April 22. To register and begin fundraising, visit http://tinyurl.com/kzjlzbb

Chickahominy, Shady Grove YMCAs to celebrate YMCA Healthy Kids Day

April 25 2015 - Free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Free
Two Henrico YMCAs will celebrate Healthy Kids Day - Chickahominy YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Rd. in Sandston, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Shady Grove YMCA, 11255 Nuckols Rd. in Glen Allen, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Healthy Kids Day is a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year’s theme is “Fitness is Fun.” Activities at Chickahominy include family group exercise classes, fun fitness activities, health screenings, nutrition education, healthy snack stations, games, prizes and more. Activities at Shady Grove include balloon art, inflatables, bike rodeo, pickleball, Zumba, Kron’s Kids, healthy snacks, crafts and more. For details, call Lauren Reyes at 729-4604 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis planned in Innsbrook

April 26 2015 - Enjoy live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials and more, 3 p.m.,
The 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will start at 3 p.m. in Innsbrook’s North Shore Commons. Enjoy live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials and more. Proceeds benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. For details, contact Walk Coordinator Jamie Pugh at 931-9022 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Local couple wins wedding at Lewis Ginter


Richmonders Jim Morgan and Dan Stackhouse were married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Mar. 7 month after winning the Say I Do! With OutRVA wedding contest in February. The contest was open to LGBT couples in recognition of Virginia’s marriage equality law, which took effect last fall. The wedding included a package valued at $25,000.

Morgan and Stackhouse, who became engaged last fall on the day marriage equality became the law in Virginia, have been together for 16 years. They were selected from among 40 couples who registered for the contest. The winners were announced at the Say I Do! Dessert Soiree at the Renaissance in Richmond in February. > Read more.

Fourth-annual Healy Gala planned


The Fourth Annual Healy Gala will be held Saturday, Apr. 11, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The event was created to honor Michael Healy, a local businessman and community leader who died suddenly in June 2011, and to endow the Mike Healy Scholarship (through the Glen Allen Ruritan Club), which benefits students of Glen Allen High School.

Healy served as the chairman of Glen Allen Day for several years and helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations. > Read more.

Ruritan Club holding Brunswick stew sale


The Richmond Battlefield Ruritan Club is holding a Brunswick stew sale, with orders accepted through March 13 and pick-up available March 14. The cost is $8 per quart.

Pick-up will be at noon, March 14, at the Richmond Heights Civic Center, 7440 Wilton Road in Varina.

To place an order, call Mike at (804) 795- 7327 or Jim at (804) 795-9116. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10


It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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There are several fun events this weekend taking place outside including the third annual Virginia Firefighter Games at Short Pump Town Center; Twin Hickory Park’s “April Showers: A Celebration of Spring” event; the Young Life Richmond West 5k in Innsbrook; and the Gold Festival on Broad which benefits Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. Fingers crossed for no rain! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


The University of Richmond will host its annual Global Family Concert this weekend – a free, family friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances. Country music fans can head to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for “An Evening of Country” featuring The Honky Tonk Experience. Enjoy the spring weather at Meadow Farm for “Sheep to Shawl” or join the Henrico Hiking Club at James River Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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