“Heart Failure Aware” seminar planned at Hidden Creek Recreation Center

October 18 2017 - {event_name}, 10 a.m., Free
A free educational seminar, “Heart Failure Aware,” will take place at 10 a.m. at Hidden Creek Recreation Center, 2417 Brockway Ln. Approximately 6.5 million Americans are diagnosed with heart failure, yet many have misunderstandings about the condition. During the program a health care professional will walk attendees through causes of heart failure, common symptoms, management tips and frequently prescribed medication. Attendees will also hear from a heart failure patient and have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with both speakers. To register, call 866-218-5602 or visit http://www.hfaware.com.

VCU’s 3rd Wednesdays at Regency Square series to highlight Virginia529 plans

October 18 2017 - {event_name}, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Free
VCU's Office of Continuing and Professional Education will offer free events during 3rd Wednesdays at Regency Square. Today’s topic is “Virginia529 Plan: Saving for Continuing Education.” Learn how you and your family can benefit from the tax advantages of a Virginia529 account. Sessions for the 3rd Wednesday series will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Garden Room adjacent to the food court. For details and to register, visit http://www.ocpe.vcu.edu/community.

EngAGE in Henrico County to present Medicare 101 at Libbie Mill Library

October 19 2017 - {event_name}, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Free
EngAGE in Henrico County will present Medicare 101 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St. If you are trying to navigate through the fog of Medicare benefits and options, join EngAGE and VICAP to get your questions answered. To RSVP, call 501-5065 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friendship Circle of Virginia, ALS Foundation to present ‘An Evening with Dina Hurwitz’

October 22 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., $10
The Friendship Circle of Virginia, in partnership with the ALS Foundation, will present “A True Wonder Woman and her Superhero Husband: An Evening with Dina Hurwitz” at 7 p.m. at Chabad Community Synagogue, 212 N. Gaskins Rd. Hurwitz will share her powerful story of how she and her husband, Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, who is battling ALS, and their seven young children maintain a meaningful relationship and thriving organization (Chabad in Temecula in California) despite Yitzi’s condition. The program will also feature remarks from Dr. Scott Vota, chairman of the Department of Neurology at VCU Medical Center, and an elegant dessert buffet. Admission is free but a $10 donation is suggested. To RSVP, call Paula Carl at 740-2000, ext. 0.

Henrico NAACP, McShin Foundation to hold discussion on teens, opioid abuse

October 23 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
Henrico NAACP will hold a discussion on teens and opioid abuse at 7 p.m. at Libbie Mill Library. A McShin Foundation representative will join the discussion. For details, call Dr. Hamilton-Stubbs at 273-9900 or visit http://www.henriconaacp.org.

EngAGE in Henrico County to present downsizing, decluttering program at Tuckahoe, Varina libraries

October 24 2017 - {event_name}, 1 p.m. Oct. 24 and 10 a.m. Oct. 26, Free
EngAGE in Henrico County will present the benefits of downsizing and decluttering at two programs in Henrico: Oct. 24 – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library; and Oct. 26 – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Varina Library. The Richmond Chapter of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals will provide tips on simplifying your environment as we age in place. To RSVP, call 501-5065 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Leland Melvin to discuss memoir ‘Chasing Space’ at UR’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies

October 26 2017 - {event_name}, 6 p.m., Free
As part of its 25th anniversary, the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies welcomes back 2008–09 Leader-in-Residence Leland Melvin, ’86, for a discussion of his new memoir, "Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances." "Chasing Space" traces the former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver’s “personal journey from the gridiron to the stars.” The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 6 p.m. A book signing and reception will follow. For tickets, call 289-8980.

Henrico County to host 15th annual Energy Fair

October 27 2017 - {event_name}, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free
Henrico County will host the 15th annual Energy Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Administration Building fountain courtyard at the Western Government Center. Learn about energy, green building and sustainable living. There will be exhibits on solar power, home energy audits, HVAC efficiency, weatherization, electric vehicles and more. The fair is free and open to the public. Rain or shine. For details, call 501-5763 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Autism Society of Central Va. to present “Community Engagement and Community Coaching”

October 30 2017 - {event_name}, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Free
The Autism Society of Central Virginia will present “Community Engagement and Community Coaching – Supports for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at River Road United Methodist Church, 8800 River Rd. The Medicaid Waiver programs for people with developmental disabilities (DD) in Virginia were redesigned in 2016. Two of the new services that were added to the DD Waivers are Community Engagement and Community Coaching. These services/supports are intended to help people with disabilities gain full access and inclusion into the community. To register, visit https://commengageandcoach.eventbrite.com.

UR Graduate Education Speaker Series to present panel discussion on immigration, schools

November 02 2017 - {event_name}, 6 p.m., Free
The University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies Graduate Education program will host an event that will explore the complexities of educating undocumented, immigrant and refugee children in the public school system. Panelists will include a linguistic expert, a parent advocate and a representative from the Henrico County Public School division and former Title III coordinator from the Virginia Department of Education. The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. at the UR Carole Weinstein International Center Commons. For details, visit http://spcs.richmond.edu/degrees/programs/education/speaker-series.html.

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