Henrico County VA

County to offer free blood pressure checks, cholesterol screenings for ages 50+

December 17 2014 - Confederate Hills Recreation Center, 9 a.m., Free
Henrico County will offer free blood pressure checks and cholesterol screenings for ages 50+ from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Confederate Hills Recreation Center, 302 Lee Ave. To ensure accuracy, do not eat breakfast before having cholesterol tested. Services are provided by Westport Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Call Cindy Spear at 243-9785 to make an appointment.

Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group to meet at HDH Forest

December 22 2014 - Patients, caregivers and friends share their knowledge and experiences, 7 p.m., Free
The Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets the third Monday of each month (except July and August) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest Campus, 1620 Skipwith Rd. Patients, caregivers and friends share their knowledge and experiences and provide mutual support and encouragement. For details, visit http://www.richmond.myeloma.org

American Red Cross to hold blood drive at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest

December 26 2014 - Eligible donors with all blood types are needed, 11 a.m.,
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest Campus, 1602 Skipwith Rd. All those who attempt to donate blood through Jan. 4, 2015, will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. Eligible donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with type O negative, A negative or B negative. For details, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org

NAMI-Central Va. to sponsor Family-to-Family Education Program at St. Mary’s Hospital

January 05 2015 - 12-week series of classes to start Jan. 5 , 6 p.m., Free
NAMI of Central Virginia will sponsor a free Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families of individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness. The 12-week series of classes will take place on Tuesdays starting Jan. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital. The course will cover coping skills, medications, listening and communication techniques, problem-solving skills, recovery, self-care and more. To register, call Jeff Conley at 285-1749 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Community

MADD to host candlelight vigil Dec. 2 at UR

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.

Tournament supports adoption efforts

Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.

Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.

A.C. Moore to host winter craft day for kids

Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.

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One of the most unique holiday traditions in Henrico, the James River Parade of Lights, takes place tomorrow. The viewing spot in Henrico will be at Osborne Park in Varina. Another annual event in the east end is the Eastern Henrico Holiday Extravaganza, taking place this year at The Armour House & Gardens and the Dabbs House Museum. In the West End, the Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Under the Same Stars” at West End Assembly of God will conclude its run on Sunday. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Firing up a winner

Halligan blends local theme with tasty classics
A Halligan fan for years, I regularly patronized the Shockoe Bottom location before the roomier Short Pump site opened. Call me cornball, but I am a sucker for the decor – dominated by a fire engine with beer taps extending from the sides – as well as the story behind it.

Owner Shawn Gregory, a retired Henrico firefighter, outfitted the Halligan West location with a 1967 fire truck that his own father rode in his early career at the Highland Springs station.

Among other firefighter memorabilia incorporated into the theme are buckets and firefighter helmets suspended from the ceiling to serve as lamps, and fire hoses wound into the railing of the patio. The walls are covered with tools, photos, badges, and memorabilia from fire companies around the country, and Gregory rents a small "VIP" party deck on top of the fire engine and donates proceeds to charity, including a burn foundation. > Read more.

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