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
Virginia Center Commons to host a seasonal community job fair inside JCPenney Court
October 10 2015 - Local businesses and retailers are looking to fortify their sales force for the holiday season, 11 a.m., Free
Virginia Center Commons will host a seasonal community job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside JCPenney Court. Local businesses and retailers looking to fortify their sales force for the holiday season will review resumes and conduct on-the-spot interviews. Applicants are encouraged to arrive early to secure the best positions, bring proper identification and dress to impress. For details, call 266-9000 or visit http://www.virginiacentercommons.com .
American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at Talbot’s on River Road
October 10 2015 - October is Liver Awareness Month, 11 a.m., Free
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Talbot’s at 6223 River Rd. October is Liver Awareness Month. Liver transplants are the second most common type of transplant. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative, B negative and AB blood. For details, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org
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
Gallmeyer Farms to host its annual Fall Festival at The Pumpkin Patch
October 10 2015 - Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome, 10 a.m., Free
Gallmeyer Farms will host its annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Pumpkin Patch, 4506 Millers Ln. There will be live music from Nick Smith, Amy Ladd, Southern Comfort and Heart of Country, as well as a bounce house, craft vendors and local businesses, hay and pony rides, fresh fall vegetables for sale and more. Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome. No pets. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com
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.
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 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.
Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting a concert by The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. This free concert will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature Soldier-Musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band.
Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. This group tours more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small. > Read more.
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