5th annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk planned in Innsbrook
April 25 2015 - 5K run/walk and 1-mile memorial walk begin at 9:45 a.m., 7:30 a.m.,
The 5th annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held at Innsbrook’s North Shore Commons. Registration and check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. A welcome rally and fundraising awards will follow at 9 a.m. and the 5K run/walk and 1-mile memorial walk begin at 9:45 a.m. All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception. Online registration ends April 22. To register and begin fundraising, visit http://tinyurl.com/kzjlzbb
Third annual Spring Into The Arts Festival planned at Shady Grove UMC
April 25 2015 - Festival benefits The Center for Creative Arts, located on the Shady Grove UMC campus, 10 a.m., Free
The third annual Spring Into The Arts Festival at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4825 Pouncey Tract Rd., will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival features the work of 26 of Richmond’s best artists including award-winning painters, unique hand-made jewelry, pottery, fused and stained glass, totes, hand-made candles and upcycled art. Kids can make their own art, as well. The festival benefits The Center for Creative Arts, located on the Shady Grove UMC campus. For details, visit http://www.center4creativearts.org
11th annual Richmond Youth Peace Summit planned at St. Paul’s Baptist Church
April 25 2015 - Advance registration is required, 10 a.m.,
The 11th annual Richmond Youth Peace Summit will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Southside, 700 E. Belt Blvd. Participants ages 12-19 will have the opportunity to select from a wide variety of actively engaging 90-minute workshops of interest to teens. The summit also features performances by talented local youth and a morning panel discussion. Advance registration is required at http://goo.gl/forms/s5uwHjiOpW
Astrologer, author Kathy Rose to present ‘Lunations as Trigger Transits’
April 25 2015 - Sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research, 1 p.m., $15 to $20
Down Syndrome Assoc. of Greater Richmond to present ‘Kickin’ Back for Down Syndrome’
April 25 2015 - Center of the Universe Brewing Company, 6 p.m., $30
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond will present Kickin’ Back for Down Syndrome from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Center of the Universe Brewing Company. Enjoy craft beers, live music by Premiere, a casino table, corn hole tournament, a silent auction, casual dinner and more. Tickets are $30. Raffle tickets to win a $10,000 shopping spree at Stony Point Fashion Park start at $45. For details, visit http://www.dsagr.com
Woodcarving and Turning Competitions and Show planned at the Woodcraft Store
April 25 2015 - Hundreds of entries will be on display, 9 a.m., Free
The Woodcarving and Turning Competitions and Show for the Greater Richmond area will be held at the Woodcraft Store, 9862 W. Broad St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hundreds of entries will be on display. Demonstrations by the James River Woodcarvers and various woodturners will take place throughout the day. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, call 653-7063.
CASA Superhero 5K Race, Kids’ Run & Family Fun planned at St. Joseph’s Villa
April 25 2015 - Children 12 and under can participate in the kids’ race, 8 a.m.,
The 6th annual CASA Superhero 5K Race, Kids’ Run & Family Fun will start at 8 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Rd. St. Joseph’s Villa offers a flat and fast 5K course, which accommodates all levels of expertise. Children 12 and under can participate in the kids’ race. There will also be entertainment and refreshments. For details, visit http://www.casarun.com
First annual InspireYouth@Work Summer Opportunities Fair planned
April 25 2015 - Business dress is required, 9 a.m.,
The first annual InspireYouth@Work Summer Opportunities Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 121 Cedar Fork Rd., near the intersection of Laburnum and Nine Mile Rd. This unique, free job fair is an opportunity for youth ages 14-21 to interact with government, businesses and not-for-profit organizations and apply for their summer job, volunteer and leadership development openings. Business dress is required. Register online at http://www.inspireyouthatwork.org
Wine for Cures to present Dogwood Wine Festival at the Reynolds Building
April 25 2015 - Enjoy Virginia wineries, craft brewers, craft cider, bourbon tasting, vendors, food and more, 11 a.m., $10 to $25
Wine for Cures will present its Dogwood Wine Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Reynolds Building at 6641 W. Broad St. Enjoy Virginia wineries, craft brewers, craft cider, bourbon tasting, vendors, food, live music and more. Tickets are $20 to $25; designated drivers are $10 and general admission is $10. For details, visit http://www.dogwoodwinefestival.com
Chickahominy YMCA to celebrate YMCA Healthy Kids Day
April 25 2015 - Family group exercise classes, fun fitness activities, health screenings, nutrition and more, 10 a.m., Free
Richmonders Jim Morgan and Dan Stackhouse were married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Mar. 7 month after winning the Say I Do! With OutRVA wedding contest in February. The contest was open to LGBT couples in recognition of Virginia’s marriage equality law, which took effect last fall. The wedding included a package valued at $25,000.
Morgan and Stackhouse, who became engaged last fall on the day marriage equality became the law in Virginia, have been together for 16 years. They were selected from among 40 couples who registered for the contest. The winners were announced at the Say I Do! Dessert Soiree at the Renaissance in Richmond in February. > Read more.
The Fourth Annual Healy Gala will be held Saturday, Apr. 11, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The event was created to honor Michael Healy, a local businessman and community leader who died suddenly in June 2011, and to endow the Mike Healy Scholarship (through the Glen Allen Ruritan Club), which benefits students of Glen Allen High School.
Healy served as the chairman of Glen Allen Day for several years and helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations. > Read more.
The Richmond Battlefield Ruritan Club is holding a Brunswick stew sale, with orders accepted through March 13 and pick-up available March 14. The cost is $8 per quart.
Pick-up will be at noon, March 14, at the Richmond Heights Civic Center, 7440 Wilton Road in Varina.
To place an order, call Mike at (804) 795- 7327 or Jim at (804) 795-9116. > Read more.
There are several fun events this weekend taking place outside including the third annual Virginia Firefighter Games at Short Pump Town Center; Twin Hickory Park’s “April Showers: A Celebration of Spring” event; the Young Life Richmond West 5k in Innsbrook; and the Gold Festival on Broad which benefits Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. Fingers crossed for no rain! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
The University of Richmond will host its annual Global Family Concert this weekend – a free, family friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances. Country music fans can head to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for “An Evening of Country” featuring The Honky Tonk Experience. Enjoy the spring weather at Meadow Farm for “Sheep to Shawl” or join the Henrico Hiking Club at James River Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarChickahominy YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Rd. in Sandston, will celebrate YMCA Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “Fitness is Fun.” There will be family… Full text