Shepherd’s Center continues its Open University fall lecture series “Lunch and Life”
September 28 2016 - Speaker: Ed Slipek, architectural historian and contributing editor at Style Weekly, 12:30 p.m., Free
The Shepherd’s Center continues its Open University four-week fall lecture series “Lunch and Life” at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. Ed Slipek, architectural historian and contributing editor at Style Weekly, will present “Hiding in Plain Sight: Three Influential 20th Century Richmonders You May Never Have Heard Of.” A brown bag lunch precedes at noon with dessert and beverages provided. The series is open to all persons 50+ at no charge. For details, call 355-7282 or visit http://www.tscor.org.
Henrico Extension to offer workshop to help residents care for their lawns, landscaping
September 29 2016 - Topic: “Choosing the Right Tree”, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a free workshop to help residents care for their lawns and landscaping. “Choosing the Right Tree” will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. Registration is required by Sept. 26 and may be made by calling 501-5160. For details, visit http://www.henrico.us/extension.
RVA VT Alumni to present ‘Betrayal: Flint, MI Drinking Water Crisis’ with Prof. Marc Edwards
September 29 2016 - Cocktail hour with refreshments and networking begins at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., $10
The Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will present “Betrayal: The Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Crisis” with Professor Marc Edwards at 6 p.m. at the VCU Innovate Center at 1010 W. Grace St. Edwards, a nationally renowned expert on municipal water quality, first won widespread recognition for his years-long investigation into lead pollution in Washington, D.C.'s, public water system. For his key role in exposing this public health crisis, Edwards was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007. He and a team from Virginia Tech then coordinated a massive sampling program in Flint, which revealed that Flint’s water suffered from serious lead and bacterial contamination. Edwards’ research and advocacy put Flint’s water system in the international spotlight, prompting state and federal intervention and igniting a national debate on water safety. There will be a cocktail hour with light refreshments and networking preceding the talk at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/MarcEdwardsTalk.
Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center to host “Yoga and the Pelvic Floor” workshop
October 01 2016 - , 1 p.m., $50
Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center, 10442 Ridgefield Pkwy., will host a “Yoga and the Pelvic Floor” workshop from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The workshop will feature a presentation and practice to focus on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. Cost is $50. To register, call 741-5267 or visit http://www.glenmoreyoga.com.
Henrico Co. to offer free home maintenance workshop at the former Dumbarton Library
October 01 2016 - The topic will be “Weatherization and Maintenance”, 9 a.m., Free
Henrico County will offer a free home maintenance workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the former Dumbarton Library at 6800 Staples Mill Rd. The topic will be “Weatherization and Maintenance” and will teach attendees about seasonal activities, such as cleaning gutters, washing siding and maintaining heating systems. It also will address how to take care of major appliances and prevent dangerous situations. There will be hands-on demonstrations, exhibits and light refreshments. For details, call 501-7640 or visit http://www.henrico.us/revit.
Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center to host “Intro to Healing Touch” workshop
October 02 2016 - , 1 p.m., $10
Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center, 10442 Ridgefield Pkwy., will host an “Introduction to Healing Touch” workshop from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Healing touch is a form of energy where practitioners use their hands to support physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Cost is $10. To register, call 741-5267 or visit http://www.glenmoreyoga.com.
Shepherd’s Center continues its Open University lecture series “Lunch and Life”
October 05 2016 - Speaker: Robin Starr, CEO of Richmond SPCA, 12:30 p.m., Free
The Shepherd’s Center continues its Open University four-week fall lecture series “Lunch and Life” at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. Robin Starr, CEO of Richmond SPCA, will present “The Richmond SPCA: Building on Ellen Glasgow’s Legacy.” A brown bag lunch precedes at noon with dessert and beverages provided. The series is open to all persons 50+ at no charge. For details, call 355-7282 or visit http://www.tscor.org.
Local pipeline, gas distribution companies to host pipeline safety, awareness program
October 05 2016 - Program designed to train first responders in the community, 5:30 p.m., Free
Local pipeline and gas distribution companies will host a pipeline safety and awareness program to train first responders at 5:30 p.m. at The Tin Pin, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. The event will include a complimentary meal and incident exercise for first responders in the community. First responder training will be provided at no cost. The pipeline and gas companies are working to establish the communication network needed to effectively manage an emergency situation. Continuing education credits may be awarded to attendees. For details or to register for the meeting, visit http://va.pipelnie-awareness.com.
Richmond Fertility Workshop 2016 planned at the University of Richmond
October 08 2016 - An educational workshop for couples and individuals faced with the challenges of infertility, 8:30 a.m., $10
The Richmond Fertility Workshop 2016, an educational workshop for couples and individuals faced with the challenges of infertility, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Jepson Alumni Center at the University of Richmond. Speakers and breakout sessions will cover topics such as assisted reproductive technologies, third party reproduction, funding fertility treatments, finding support, male-factor infertility, pregnancy loss and more. Cost is $10 per person and includes coffee and lunch. To register, visit http://www.richmondfertilityworkshop.com.
Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.
Three local churches are holding events on Saturday: A Fall Veterans and Community Health Fair and Blood Drive at Antioch Baptist Church in Varina; a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in the West End; and a Community Day event at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Highland Springs. Two events are also planned in Henrico for history buffs: A tour of New Market Heights and a commemoration of the battle for Fort Harrison. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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