Hot Spot program at Chickahominy YMCA to present program on coping with loss
March 17 2014 - Rev. Curtis Bowman will speak, 10 a.m.,
The Hot Spot program at the Chickahominy YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Rd., will present “How to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One” at 10 a.m. in the pavilion. Rev. Curtis Bowman will speak. A light lunch will be provided. Hot Spot events and activities are open to the community for active older adults age 55 and older. For details, call 737-9622 or visit http://www.chickahominyymca.org
Commonwealth Parenting to offer the workshop ‘Finding Calm for Parents of Children 12+’
March 19 2014 - The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump, 12 p.m., $25
Commonwealth Parenting will offer the workshop “Finding Calm for Parents of Children 12 and Over” from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. This class will help parents keep a cool head as they help their teen negotiate the challenges of these sometimes stressful years. Cost is $25. For details, visit http://www.commonwealthparentingcenter.org
Commonwealth Parenting to offer the workshop ‘Parenting the Impulsive Child 5-11 years’
March 19 2014 - The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump, 6 p.m., $25
Commonwealth Parenting will offer the workshop “Parenting the Impulsive Child 5-11 years” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. If your child has been described as busy, distracted, inattentive or impulsive, take the scare out of the descriptive labels and discuss parenting techniques that work well with children coping with attention issues. Cost is $25. For details, visit http://www.commonwealthparentingcenter.org
Author Lesléa Newman to discuss her most recent book ‘October Mourning’ at UR
March 20 2014 - Reception and book signing will follow Newman’s presentation, 4:30 p.m., Free
Henrico County Adventure Series continues with ‘Asia, Africa and Alaska’
March 21 2014 - Speaker is wildlife photographer Ken Conger, 7:30 p.m., Free
2014 VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair to take place at CACGA March 21-22
March 21 2014 - Workshops, speakers, an extensive resource fair, family activities and more, Times vary,
The 2014 VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair will take place March 21-22 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Hear from keynote speaker Susan Wise Bauer, author of “The Well Trained Mind,” and featured speaker Julie Bogart of Brave Writer. There will be workshops, speakers, an extensive resource fair, family activities and more. For details, visit http://www.vahomeschoolers.org/conference-2014
Wild Birds Unlimited of Henrico to host interactive event featuring live raptors
March 22 2014 - WBU has partnered with AWARE (Alliance of Wild Animal Rehabilitators & Educators), 1 p.m.,
Wild Birds Unlimited of Henrico, 3404 Pump Rd. #3, has partnered with AWARE (Alliance of Wild Animal Rehabilitators & Educators) and will present an educational and interactive event featuring live raptors from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will educate attendees about the need to preserve habitats, the value of predators in the balance of nature, and the characteristics of native Virginia raptor species. For details, visit http://www.richmond.wbu.com
Call Federal Credit Union Expo, Annual Meeting to take place at The Westin Richmond
March 22 2014 - , 11 a.m., Free
The Call Federal Credit Union Expo and Annual Meeting will begin at 11 a.m. at The Westin Richmond, 6631 W. Broad St. Expo workshops include: Retire Your Mortgage, Retirement Planning Considerations, Financial Tips for Your Teen, First Time Home Buying and Finding & Financing Your Next Car. Workshops are free and open to the public. For details, call 274-1200 or visit http://www.callfcu.org
Astrologer Misty Kuceris to present ‘April 2014: The Big Transition’ at Weinstein JCC
March 22 2014 - Sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research, 1 p.m., $15 to $20
Seminar ‘Preventing Chronic Disease with Healthy Habits’ to take place at Lewis Ginter
March 26 2014 - Registration is recommended, 5:30 p.m., Free
The 20 public gardens nominated are:
• Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
• Buthcart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.
• Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. > Read more.
The National Society Daughters of American Colonists is a women’s genealogical and patriotic society whose members are descended from a man or woman who rendered civil or military service in any of the American colonies prior to July 4, 1776. > Read more.
The 387-gram “Manna Pack Rice” packs were shipped to the FMSC warehouse to be distributed to countries where children are malnourished or simply do not have enough food to survive. > Read more.
The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks has several events to offer residents this weekend! Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer at Meadow Farm Museum? Learn more about the African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War at Dabbs House Museum, or check out the Henrico County Adventure Series. The Division of Fire will dedicate the new Fire Station #7 this weekend as well. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
You might have seen something called Khumba while clicking through a Redbox recently (or perhaps it was nestled in some hidden corner of a DVD sale shelf). And chances are, you passed it by without much of a thought. Makes sense; that goggle-eyed cartoon zebra on the cover (a zebra that’s dangerously close to becoming Madagascar copyright infringement) doesn’t inspire much confidence.
But when Khumba starts up, it looks nothing like you’d expect. The camera gazes across the savannah and the soundtrack swells with triumphant South African vocals. > Read more.