Henrico County VA

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Fairfield Library

May 26 2016 - Suzanne Starseed will share her book “The Ecology of Learning: Re-Inventing Schools”, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Suzanne Starseed will share her book “The Ecology of Learning: Re-Inventing Schools” at Fairfield Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Lewis Ginter to present Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks May 27 to Sept. 18

May 27 2016 - Award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden, 9 a.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks May 27 to Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden including a 60-pound bumblebee, dragonfly with a 3.5-foot wingspan and a seven-foot tall red rose. The exhibit, related activities and demos are included with regular Garden admission. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org/visit/nature-connects-lego

12th annual Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival set for May 28-30

May 28 2016 - Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome, 10 a.m., Free
The 12th annual Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival will take place May 28-30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Berry Patch, 3622 Darbytown Ct. in Varina. The festival features pick-your-own strawberries for sale, live music every day, food and craft vendors, play area for children with a bounce house, hay rides, pony rides and more. Spring vegetables and pre-picked strawberries for sale, as well. Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome. Admission and parking are free. No pets. For details, visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com

8th Annual Sandston Memorial Day Parade to start at Seven Pines ES

May 30 2016 - Post-parade festivities include live music, children’s activities, food and exhibitor booths, 1 p.m., Free
The 8th Annual American Legion Post 242 & Battlefield Post 144 Sandston Memorial Day Parade will start at 1 p.m. at Seven Pines Elementary School on Beulah Road and proceed down Williamsburg Road through Sandston to Confederate Avenue. It will be preceded at noon by a veterans’ recognition ceremony at Seven Pines National Cemetery in Sandston. Post-parade festivities include live music, children’s activities, food and exhibitor booths. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Navy Veterans.” For details, call 652-1434 or visit http://www.ehba.us/parade

Applebee’s at Westpark Shopping Center to hold ‘Flapjack Fundraiser’

June 04 2016 - Proceeds will benefit the children of the Coal Pit Learning Center, 8 a.m., $10
Applebee’s at Westpark Shopping Center, 9601 W. Broad St., will host a Flapjack Fundraiser to benefit the Coal Pit Learning Center from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets are $10 each and include a meal of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverage (coffee, juice, soda or tea). Tickets can be obtained from any CPLC board member or by visiting Stevens Jewelers at 10877 W. Broad St. in Parkside Marketplace. Proceeds will benefit the children of the Coal Pit Learning Center, a preschool for low-income families. For details, contact Sarah Perkins at (804) 314-6794 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Henrico HS to host 1st annual Warrior Fund Golf Tournament in Glen Allen

June 11 2016 - In memory of Sheridan DeShawn Fuller, a 2015 graduate of HHS who died in October, 8 a.m., $75
Henrico High School will host the first-annual "Building the Dream Scholarship and Warrior Fund Golf Tournament" June 11 at The Crossings Golf Course in Glen Allen. The event will be held in memory of is a tax exempt 501 (c 3) foundation. The tournament is held in memory of Sheridan DeShawn Fuller, a 2015 graduate of Henrico High School, who died in October from leukemia.

Last year with the help of many contributors, the nonprofit foundation created to award the scholarships gave 14 scholarships worth $250 apiece to college- bound seniors who overcame major obstacles and challenges in their academic and personal lives.

After witnessing the success of this scholarship, school administrators sought to double the number and amount of the scholarships this year.

Registration for the golf tournament is $75 for an individual, $280 for a foursome or $25 per person for lunch only. Sponsorships are available at amounts ranging from $100 to $5,000. The event will begin at 8 a.m., June 11.

To register, or for details about sponsorships, send your name, email address, phone number and name(s) of golfers/lunch attendees to Coach Derick Vance at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by mail to Vance at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Avenue, Henrico VA 23227. For details, call Vance at (804) 393-6872.

Richmond Volleyball Club to host 14th annual ‘Spikes on the Green’ golf event

June 11 2016 - Four-person captain’s choice format and includes prizes for winning teams, 11:30 a.m., $100
The Richmond Volleyball Club will host its 14th annual golf tournament at The Crossings Golf Club in Glen Allen. The Spikes on the Green golf event will be a four-person captain’s choice format and includes prizes for winning teams. The day begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m., range balls at noon and a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $100 per person and includes 18 holes with cart, range balls, range time, lunch, dinner, snacks, beverages and gift bag. The day will conclude with dinner, raffle drawings and awards presentations. The proceeds from this event will directly help eligible youth in the community participate in volleyball programs. For details, call 358-3000 or visit http://www.rvc.net

Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center to host annual spaghetti dinner, concert

June 25 2016 - Country/gospel music provided by the Barker Family Band, 4:30 p.m., $7
The Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner and Benefit Concert from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple, 4204 Hermitage Rd. Meal includes hearty spaghetti and meat sauce, fresh salad, bakery bread, homemade dessert and choice of beverage. Country/gospel music provided by the Barker Family Band. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Proceeds benefit the SRCLC, a nonprofit speech and hearing clinic for children with communication disorders. For details, call 266-6699 or visit http://www.srclc.org

Virginia Home for Boys & Girls Youth Triathlon planned Aug. 20

August 20 2016 - Race fee donation includes race, t-shirt and post-race snacks, 6:30 a.m., Fees vary
The Virginia Home for Boys & Girls Youth Triathlon will take place Aug. 20 at VHBG, 8716 W. Broad St. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. with the first wave (for ages 5-9) kicking off at 8 a.m. Family Fun Day activities start at 9 a.m. and include pool, bounce house, dunk tank, DJ/karaoke, bubble soccer and food trucks. An optional four-day Youth Triathlon Camp will be held Monday, Aug. 15 to Thursday, Aug. 18. All proceeds benefit the children at VHBG. Race fee donation includes race, t-shirt and post-race snacks. Presented by Endorphin Fitness. For details, visit http://www.vhbg.org/events/fundraising-events/youth-triathlon

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Sandston Founders Club honors Sydnor


The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.

Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.

Walking MADD


Mothers Against Drunk Driving will present its annual Walk Like MADD 5k Dash/Walk on Apr. 16 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Walk Like MADD honors those killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. Funds raised support victim services and educational events in Virginia. > Read more.
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Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.






 

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