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Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Business After Hours’

March 05 2015 - The Torque Club at Richmond International Raceway, 5:30 p.m., $15 to $40
The Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce will host Business After Hours, a casual after-work social featuring tabletop exhibits and refreshments, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Torque Club at Richmond International Raceway. Admission is $15 to $40. For details, call 783-9323.

Retail Merchant’s Association to present its First Friday Forum Luncheon at UR

March 06 2015 - The topic will be “Richmond 2015: Countdown to the Races", 11:15 a.m., $30 to $45
The Retail Merchant’s Association will present its First Friday Forum Luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Jepson Center at the University of Richmond. The topic will be “Richmond 2015: Countdown to the Races.” Hear from experts on how the races will impact businesses, as Richmond 2015 shares updates and information on the upcoming races, including the final race route. Cost is $30 to $45. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/FirstFridayMarch

Va. Tech Alumni Association to host the RVA Career Expo at CACGA

March 09 2015 - The expo is free and open to the general public, 10 a.m., Free
The Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will host the RVA Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Employers attending include Altria, UVA Health System, Southern States, Nationwide, Child Fund International, AIG, Brown Distributing, VDOT, Wells Fargo and more. The expo is free and open to the general public – you don’t have to be a Hokie to participate. To register, visit http://www.richmondhokies.org/careerexpo

HBL Networking Breakfast Meeting planned at The Westin Richmond

March 09 2015 - Guest speaker: Jeff Schapiro, political columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7 a.m., $35 to $40
The Henrico Business Leaders’ Networking Breakfast Meeting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at The Westin Richmond. Jeff Schapiro, political columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, will cover the 2015 Virginia Legislative Session. Registration is $35 to $40. For details, call 675-7502 or visit http://www.henricobusinessleaders.com

Community

Henrico PAL recognizes supporters, HSHS athlete


The Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) held its Sixth Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 5 at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, celebrating accomplishments of 2014 and recognizing outstanding contributions to the organization. Henrico County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Denis Soden served as master of ceremonies and former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams served as keynote speaker. 

Among the 2014 honorees were Richmond International Raceway (Significant Supporter), Richmond Strikers Soccer Club (Significant Supporter), Henrico County Schools-Pupil Transportation (Summer Camp Supporter), Bruce Richardson, Jr. (Youth of the Year), Sandra Williams (Volunteer of the Year), Thomas Williams (Employee of the Year), Mikki Pleasants (Board Member of the Year), and Michelle Sheehan (Police Officer of the Year).   > Read more.

‘Fresh Start’ offered for single moms

The Fresh Start For Single Mothers and Their Children Community Outreach Project will host “Necessary Ingredients” on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 12 and continuing through May 7, at Velocity Church, 3300 Church Road in Henrico. Dinner and childcare will be provided free of charge.

The program is designed as a fun and uplifting event for single mothers that is designed to provide support, new friendships, encouragement and motivation. Each event will include weekly prizes and giveaways. > Read more.

‘Secret Keeper Girl - Crazy Hair Tour’ returning to West End Assembly of God

Hundreds of 'tweens' and their moms will attend the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour at West End Assembly of God on Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m., a popular Bible-based tour geared toward building and strengthening relationships between mothers and their daughters (typically ages 8 to 12).

The event will feature a full fashion show, oversized balloon sculptures and confetti cannons – all in the name of inner beauty, Biblical modesty and vibrant purity. > Read more.

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Travinia brings contemporary elegance to Willow Lawn


It was another win for Willow Lawn when Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opened there six months ago, nestled in the heart of the re-made shopping center. The contemporary American Italian restaurant boasts 13 locations up and down the East Coast, with the Henrico location opening in August.

In the same week, I hit up Travinia twice, once for lunch and once for a late dinner. At lunchtime on a weekday, I was overwhelmed by the smell of garlic and by the number of working professionals in nice suits on their lunch breaks. When we first walked in, I was concerned our meal would be a little too pricey based on the décor – it’s a really nice place. Luckily, the menu has a variety of options for every budget. > Read more.

Soak up the fun

‘SpongeBob’ movie energizes with wit, laughter

There’s a ton of sugar in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Literal sugar, as SpongeBob Squarepants (Tom Kenny) and Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) inhale their own weight in cotton candy and eat ice cream, one scoop per mouthful.

At one point we burrow into the brain of our boxy yellow hero and discover the inner workings of his brain: googly-eyed cakes and candies that giggle and sing. All of which is extremely appropriate for a film like Sponge Out of Water. Because not only is the movie sweet (the “awwww” kind of sweet), but it’s the equivalent of a 30-candy bar sugar rush, zipping between ideas like a sponge on rocket skates.

The story under all this is really not that complicated. SpongeBob flips burgers at the Krusty Krab. > Read more.

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