Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to host its annual Rose Fest Oct. 10-11
October 10 2015 - Enjoy live music, ballet and more, 12 p.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host its annual Rose Fest Oct. 10-11 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The rose garden is in full bloom. Enjoy live music, ballet and more. Included with Garden admission. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org
DSGR to present 9th annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival
October 10 2015 - Meet special guest, actress Lauren Potter, who plays “Becky” on the hit TV show GLEE, 8:30 a.m.,
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond will present the 9th annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival at 8:30 a.m. in Innsbrook. Meet special guest, actress Lauren Potter, who plays “Becky” on the hit TV show GLEE. There will be free family-friendly entertainment and activities, a fashion show featuring individuals with Down syndrome, live music by The Groove Motive, the Great DSAGR Pumpkin Patch, exhibitor and advocacy displays, and more. Pet friendly. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://www.firstgiving.com/dsagr
Richmond area Chick-Fil-A restaurants to present Operation Cow Drop RVA 2015
October 10 2015 - Proceeds from the event will benefit the efforts of RIR CARES and Effective Ministries, 11 a.m., Free
Richmond area Chick-Fil-A restaurants will present Operation Cow Drop RVA 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richmond International Raceway. A helicopter will drop 2,500 parachuting mini Chick-Fil-A plush cows onto a huge Chick-fil-A Cow Target. Be one of the first 2,500 guests at the event to receive a free number assigned to a cow. Cows closest to the target will receive Chick-fil-A coupons and a variety of prizes. There will also be family-friendly entertainment and activities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the efforts of RIR CARES (The NASCAR Foundation) and the work of Effective Ministries’ "Schools for Niger, Africa.” Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.operationcowdrop.com
Pocahontas Chapter of VNPS to host monthly ‘Sunday Stroll at Dorey Park’
October 11 2015 - The outing is free and open to the public – novice to expert, 4 p.m., Free
UR Modlin Center to broadcast Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “Giselle”
October 11 2015 - Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, 12:55 p.m., $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will broadcast Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “Giselle” at 12:55 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet program brings the best Bolshoi Ballet productions direct from Moscow to cinemas and performing arts centers across the U.S. Tickets are $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu
RVA State of Emergency to present “No Longer Silent” Walk and Movement
October 11 2015 - The event aims to break the silence of abuse – domestic violence, sexual abuse and stalking, 2 p.m.,
Join RVA State of Emergency in their “No Longer Silent” Walk and Movement, taking place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. The event aims to break the silence of abuse – domestic violence, sexual abuse and stalking. All organizations, groups and the community are welcome. Wear purple or red or order a t-shirt at http://www.mirrormode.org For .details, call 908-2933.
Henrico Business Leaders’ Networking Breakfast Meeting planned at Westin Richmond
October 12 2015 - Speaker is Henrico Fire Chief Tony McDowell , 7 a.m., $30 to $40
The Henrico Business Leaders’ Networking Breakfast Meeting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at The Westin Richmond. Henrico Fire Chief Tony McDowell will present “ISO Certification and What that Means for County Residents.” Registration is $30 to $40. For details, call 675-7502 or visit http://www.henricobusinessleaders.com
Richmond Apartment Owners Association to hold monthly luncheon meeting
October 13 2015 - Richmond Fire Marshall will present “Landlord Requirements", 12 p.m., $20 to $30
Richmond Apartment Owners Association’s monthly luncheon meeting will be held at 12 p.m. at The Westwood Club, 6220 West Club Ln. The Richmond Fire Marshall will present “Landlord Requirements.” Cost is $20 to $30. Pre-registration is required. For details, call 675-7502 or visit http://www.richmondapartmentowners.com
Senior citizens group ‘Elderberries’ to meet at the American Legion Post #244
October 14 2015 - The program will be singer Vickie Bruce, 11:30 a.m., Free
Senior citizens group Elderberries will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post #244, located at 2522 Indale Rd. in Glen Allen. The program will be singer Vickie Bruce. All are welcome. Bring a dish; meat, dessert and beverages will be provided. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month, year-round. For details, call Brenda Anderson at 672-0074.
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
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
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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.
“We are excited to welcome Alpozio’s, adding another dimension to Virginia Center Commons’ popular mix of specialty stores, eateries and entertainment venues,” said Sheryl Raulin, mall manager at Virginia Center Commons.
The kitchen at Alpozio’s focuses on classic American favorites with Italian influence. Menu items include everything from crab cakes to ribeye with a selection of kid-friendly favorites and decadent desserts, such as strawberry shortcake and grandma’s apple pie. > Read more.
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CalendarThe 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. David Fisk, executive director of… Full text