Extension, Master Gardeners to host ‘Spring Weed Control’ workshop at Belmont Rec Center

February 22 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Henrico Master Gardeners will present a series of free workshops this spring to help residents care for their lawns and gardens. The first workshop, “Spring Weed Control,” will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center. The program will focus on building a healthy turf and controlling crabgrass and weeds. To register, call 501-5160.

Fetch a Cure to offer Pen Pals Volunteer and Foster Training Seminar

February 26 2017 - {event_name}, 12:30 p.m.,
Fetch a Cure’s Pen Pals Volunteer and Foster Training Seminar will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 2SpeakDog Training Facility, 7320 Capehart Rd. Information will include: preparing for a foster dog, maintaining and reinforcing training, dog body language and behavior, handling your foster dog at events, traveling with your foster dog, and advocating for your foster dog. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Emily Clanton 93-8353 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Deep Run Recreation Center to host “Growing Your Own Food” workshop

February 28 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
Deep Run Recreation Center will host a “Growing Your Own Food” workshop for ages 18+ from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn how to plan, plant and harvest a garden of any size. Registration is required. Admission is free. For details, call 652-1437.

Free home maintenance workshop planned at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center

March 04 2017 - {event_name}, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Free
Henrico County Community Revitalization will present a free home maintenance workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. The topic will be “Outdoor Improvements.” Learn how to take care of decks and patios, how to properly paint indoor and outdoor spaces, how to design a landscape that works for you, and how to prepare your yard for spring. The workshop features local experts, practical hands-on demonstrations, exhibits and light refreshments. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. For details, call 501-7640 or visit http://www.henrico.us/revit.

Ashland Beekeepers Assoc. to offer 4-session introductory beekeeper course Mar. 6-27

March 06 2017 - {event_name}, 6:30 p.m., $60 per person; $30 additional household members
The Ashland Beekeepers Association will offer the four-session class “A Beekeeper Introductory Short Course” on Mondays, March 6-27, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Family Life Baptist Church, 206 S. Washington Hwy. in Ashland. Class topics include honey bee biology, beekeeper equipment, seasonal hive management, pest and disease management and more. An optional visit to an apiary for an actual hive inspection will be offered. Cost is $60 per person; additional members of the same household are $30 per person. To register, visit http://www.ashlandvabeekeepers.org.

Henrico Co. to host Central Virginia Disaster Survivor Day training

March 11 2017 - {event_name}, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Free
The Central Virginia Disaster Survivor Day training in Henrico County will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Henrico Public Safety Training Center at 7701 E. Parham Rd. This free course is designed to introduce you to general emergency preparedness and safety information, and to provide each registered address a free backpack to take home and develop your own disaster survival kit. Learn about weather awareness, household safety, first aid and hygiene, planning and documents and basic active shooter awareness. For details, visit http://www.survivorday.com.

Extension, Master Gardeners to host ‘Vegetable Garden’ workshop at Eastern Rec Center

March 21 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Henrico Master Gardeners will present a series of free workshops this spring to help residents care for their lawns and gardens. The second workshop, “Getting Started in the Vegetable Garden,” will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. The class will discuss how to plan, plant and harvest a vegetable garden. To register, call 501-5160.

Extension, Master Gardeners to host ‘Perennial Flower Garden’ workshop at Deep Run Rec

April 04 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Henrico Master Gardeners will present a series of free workshops this spring to help residents care for their lawns and gardens. The third workshop, “Planning and Planting the Perennial Flower Garden,” will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Deep Run Recreation Center. The session will focus on laying out a garden, selecting plants and seeds, and strategies for growing flowers that return each spring with little maintenance. To register, call 501-5160.

Extension, Master Gardeners to host ‘SMART Lawn’ workshop at Belmont Rec Center

April 20 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Henrico Master Gardeners will present a series of free workshops this spring to help residents care for their lawns and gardens. The final workshop, “Make Your Lawn a SMART Lawn,” will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center. The program will discuss how to build a healthy, attractive lawn while protecting the environment. To register, call 501-5160.

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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Given the warm weather lately, Saturday’s RVA Polar Plunge Winter Fest, benefiting Special Olympics Virginia, might actually be enjoyable! Other weekend events you’re sure to enjoy include the 14th annual Richmond Kids Expo at the Richmond Raceway Complex, the Richmond Symphony and The Taters in concert at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, and the Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion Team XXL performing at the Henrico Theatre. This is also the last weekend to check out HATTheatre’s production of “Bill W. and Dr. Bob.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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Home school students from across the region are invited to experience how economics, tobacco, and trade helped colonize the New World during Henricus Home School Day at Henricus Historical Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will be divided by age for appropriate hands-on activities and curriculum and take on trade and agriculture activities focused on exploring how they helped shape the 17th century. Admission is $14 for students and $8 for adults. Registration is required by Feb. 13 by calling 318-8797. Full text

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