Henrico County VA

Smith Strong PLC to offer free seminars on estate planning, wills and trusts Oct. 7, 16

October 07 2015 - Registration is required as space is limited, Times vary, Free
Attorney Van Smith, of Smith Strong PLC, will offer free seminars on estate planning, wills and trusts at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Each attendee will receive a gift. The seminars are free and open to the public. Registration is required as space is limited. For details, call 325-1245 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Henrico County Economic Development Authority to host CATALYST Business Workshop

October 09 2015 - Reynolds Community College (Parham Road Campus), 7:30 a.m., $25
The Henrico County Economic Development Authority, an organization dedicated to encouraging the positive growth of Henrico businesses and communities, is hosting the CATALYST Business Workshop for the second straight year. This Henrico Strong 2015 event is designed for local executives interested in growing their business. The half-day workshop will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Reynolds Community College (Parham Road Campus). Andrew Rose, president and CEO of compare.com, will kick off the event with a discussion on how business owners can capitalize on evolving markets. The cost for the event is $25. Space is limited to 100 participants. For details, visit http://www.henricostrong.com

Shepherd’s Center continues its Open University fall lecture series “Lunch and Life”

October 14 2015 - A brown bag lunch precedes at noon with dessert and beverages provided, 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. Dr. Jim Somerville, storyteller and pastor of First Baptist Church, will present “The Apple and the Tree: A Loving Look at the Quirks Our Parents Pass On to Us.” 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

Commonwealth Parenting’s RVA Parents Forum Series returns to CMoR-Central

October 15 2015 - “Raising Healthy Eaters in an Unhealthy World”, 6:30 p.m., $30
Commonwealth Parenting’s RVA Parents Forum Series returns with “Raising Healthy Eaters in an Unhealthy World” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central. Topics include normative eating behaviors in young children, strategies parents can use to promote healthy eating behaviors, and how strategies can successfully reduce power struggles and promote the benefit of healthy choices. Cost is $30 and includes dinner, babysitting and interactive Q&A sessions. To register, call 545-1272.

Bon Secours for Women’s My Health Cafe to offer seminar on caring for aging parents

October 15 2015 - Speakers are from Bon Secours Medical Group and Senior Connections, 4:30 p.m., Free
Bon Secours for Women's My Health Cafe will offer a free seminar featuring a panel of experts with advice on taking care of aging parents from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital Education Room. Topics include social aspects of aging, advanced care planning, medication concerns and normal signs of aging. Speakers are from Bon Secours Medical Group and Senior Connections. To register, call 298-3500 or visit http://www.bonsecours.com/womensevents

Commonwealth Parenting to offer class for parents on babies and sleep

October 15 2015 - Find out what to expect with your newborn and into the first year of life, 6:30 p.m., Free
Commonwealth Parenting will offer the class “The Goodnight Story: What New Parents Need to Know about Babies and Sleep” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Innsbrook at 4121 Cox Rd., Suite 115. Learn about the ages and stages of sleep, how to set routines and conditions conducive to sleep, sleep safety tips and solutions for common sleep challenges. Find out what to expect with your newborn and into the first year of life. No charge. Pre-register at http://bit.ly/1gqhwcD

Anti-bullying workshop to provide tools and information to parents

October 19 2015 - Godwin High School, 6:30 p.m., Free
Henrico County Public Schools’ Family and Educator Resource Center will sponsor a Bullying-Prevention Workshop Oct. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Godwin High School, 2101 Pump Road. Representatives of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will lead the workshop, helping parents and guardians learn how to detect bullying, talk to their kids about the issue and help them with anti-bullying strategies.

The session is aimed at parents and guardians concerned that their child might be either a target or a bully, and for all interested members of the community. The workshop is free but advance registration is requested at http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/parentresourcecenter


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.

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