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4th annual Franco’s Fashion Night Out to benefit Greater Richmond SCAN

October 08 2015 - Franco’s Fine Clothier on Lakeside Ave, 6 p.m., $25
The 4th annual Franco’s Fashion Night Out will take place at 6 p.m. at Franco’s Fine Clothier, 5321 Lakeside Ave. Featuring a menswear fashion show, showcasing the fall 2015 collections, with hors d'oeuvres by Culinard, Bourbon tasting by Buckhead's and music by DJ Christy from Choice Entertainment. Bid on silent and live auction items including an exclusive tailored garment Oxxford Clothes. Tickets are $25. All proceeds will benefit Greater Richmond SCAN. For details, visit http://www.grscan.com/francos-fashion-night-out

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

American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at Talbot’s on River Road

October 10 2015 - October is Liver Awareness Month, 11 a.m., Free
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Talbot’s at 6223 River Rd. October is Liver Awareness Month. Liver transplants are the second most common type of transplant. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative, B negative and AB blood. For details, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org

DSGR to present 9th annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival

October 10 2015 - Meet special guest, actress Lauren Potter, who plays “Becky” on the hit TV show GLEE, 8:30 a.m.,
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond will present the 9th annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival at 8:30 a.m. in Innsbrook. Meet special guest, actress Lauren Potter, who plays “Becky” on the hit TV show GLEE. There will be free family-friendly entertainment and activities, a fashion show featuring individuals with Down syndrome, live music by The Groove Motive, the Great DSAGR Pumpkin Patch, exhibitor and advocacy displays, and more. Pet friendly. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://www.firstgiving.com/dsagr

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

RVA State of Emergency to present “No Longer Silent” Walk and Movement

October 11 2015 - The event aims to break the silence of abuse – domestic violence, sexual abuse and stalking, 2 p.m.,
Join RVA State of Emergency in their “No Longer Silent” Walk and Movement, taking place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. The event aims to break the silence of abuse – domestic violence, sexual abuse and stalking. All organizations, groups and the community are welcome. Wear purple or red or order a t-shirt at http://www.mirrormode.org For .details, call 908-2933.

Short Pump Ruritan Club seeking crafters for its 25th annual craft show on Oct. 17

October 17 2015 - Short Pump Middle School, ,
The Short Pump Ruritan Club is seeking crafters for its 25th annual Short Pump Ruritan Craft Show on October 17 at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Rd. For information, call 360-2371 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 125 to hold a Yard Sale at Post 125 in Lakeside

October 17 2015 - Table rental is $10 each, 8 a.m.,
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 125 will hold a Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Post 125, 1401 Hilliard Rd. Table rental is $10 each. Funds will go to ALA Unit 125 Veteran Projects. For details, call (804) 513-8237 or (757) 639-0747.


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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