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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

11th annual Richmond Youth Peace Summit planned at St. Paul’s Baptist Church

April 25 2015 - Advance registration is required, 10 a.m.,
The 11th annual Richmond Youth Peace Summit will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Southside, 700 E. Belt Blvd. Participants ages 12-19 will have the opportunity to select from a wide variety of actively engaging 90-minute workshops of interest to teens. The summit also features performances by talented local youth and a morning panel discussion. Advance registration is required at http://goo.gl/forms/s5uwHjiOpW

Down Syndrome Assoc. of Greater Richmond to present ‘Kickin’ Back for Down Syndrome’

April 25 2015 - Center of the Universe Brewing Company, 6 p.m., $30
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond will present Kickin’ Back for Down Syndrome from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Center of the Universe Brewing Company. Enjoy craft beers, live music by Premiere, a casino table, corn hole tournament, a silent auction, casual dinner and more. Tickets are $30. Raffle tickets to win a $10,000 shopping spree at Stony Point Fashion Park start at $45. For details, visit http://www.dsagr.com

CASA Superhero 5K Race, Kids’ Run & Family Fun planned at St. Joseph’s Villa

April 25 2015 - Children 12 and under can participate in the kids’ race, 8 a.m.,
The 6th annual CASA Superhero 5K Race, Kids’ Run & Family Fun will start at 8 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Rd. St. Joseph’s Villa offers a flat and fast 5K course, which accommodates all levels of expertise. Children 12 and under can participate in the kids’ race. There will also be entertainment and refreshments. For details, visit http://www.casarun.com

Wine for Cures to present Dogwood Wine Festival at the Reynolds Building

April 25 2015 - Enjoy Virginia wineries, craft brewers, craft cider, bourbon tasting, vendors, food and more, 11 a.m., $10 to $25
Wine for Cures will present its Dogwood Wine Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Reynolds Building at 6641 W. Broad St. Enjoy Virginia wineries, craft brewers, craft cider, bourbon tasting, vendors, food, live music and more. Tickets are $20 to $25; designated drivers are $10 and general admission is $10. For details, visit http://www.dogwoodwinefestival.com

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).

Full Circle Grief Center to offer fun for the whole family at Round Up in Innsbrook

April 26 2015 - All access pass for kids includes fishing, inflatable jousting and basketball, DJ and dancing and more, 2 p.m., $10
Full Circle Grief Center will offer fun for the whole family at Round Up from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Innsbrook. A $10 all access pass for kids includes fishing, inflatable jousting and basketball, DJ and dancing, field day games, moon bounce, face painting, arts and crafts and more. All proceeds benefit Full Circle. For details, visit http://www.fullcirclegc.org

Community

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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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


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.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

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