RVA Tour de Cure Family Fun Ride, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes planned in Innsbrook

September 24 2016 - Event also features a wellness expo, food, live entertainment, kid’s activities and more, 6 a.m.,
The 2016 RVA Tour de Cure Family Fun Ride and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will be held at the Innsbrook Pavilion starting at 6 a.m. The RVA Tour de Cure Family Fun Ride is a 10 mile route through Innsbrook and nearby neighborhoods with the option to do a loop to get to 20 miles. There is also a 5K Step Out Walk, wellness expo, food, live entertainment, kid’s activities and more. The event raises funds for education, programs, research and advocacy, and to recognize, highlight and empower those living every day with diabetes while raising awareness surrounding diabetes. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/diabetes-innsbrook2016.

LINC volunteer attorneys, financial planners to present workshop at Sandston Library

September 24 2016 - Learn how to financially prepare for a loved-one’s long term illness, 2 p.m., Free
When a loved one’s life is threatened by illness or injury, bills and bank accounts are often an afterthought. However, medical costs are the number one cause of bankruptcy in the United States. Join LINC (Legal Information Network for Cancer) volunteer attorneys and financial planners at 2 p.m. at Sandston Library for a primer on how to financially prepare for a loved-one’s long term illness. For details, call 501-1990 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

St. Andrew’s UMC to host Fall Children’s Consignment Sale

September 24 2016 - Gently used children’s clothing, Halloween costumes, gear, toys and more will be on sale, 8 a.m.,
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 9801 Fort King Rd., will host a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Gently used children’s clothing, Halloween costumes, gear, toys and more will be on sale. Items will be half-off from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit St. Andrew’s Kidz Kupboard, which provides weekend meals to families in need. For details, call 270-2869 or visit http://www.saumcva.org.

Fair Oaks Baptist Church to host annual Community Day

September 24 2016 - Food, games, relays, music and more, 12 p.m., Free
Fair Oaks Baptist Church, 1701 E. Nine Mile Rd. in Highland Springs, will host its annual Community Day event from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This free event features food, games, relays, music, representatives from community service departments (fire, police, health care agencies), singing and fellowship.

‘Pleasure Garden’ at Walkerton Tavern to benefit Meadow Farm

September 24 2016 - To aid in raising funds for the construction of a period kitchen building at the Meadow Farm Living History Museum, 4 p.m., $20
To aid in raising funds for the construction of a period kitchen building at the Meadow Farm Living History Museum, the Friends of Meadow Farm and the Henrico County Historical Society will recreate a Pleasure Garden at Walkerton Tavern from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The pleasure garden was an early form of a London amusement park – a place for an evening of outdoor entertainment with manicured walks and fountains, refreshments, concerts and exotic street entertainers. Admission is $20. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 839-2407 or at http://www.henricohistoricalsociety.org.

Varina Library to host 3D Printing Workshop for Teens

September 24 2016 - Registration is required, 2 p.m., Free
Varina Library will host a 3D Printing Workshop for Teens at 2 p.m. Learn how to create your own 3D designs, download pre-made 3D models, and see an object being printed on the library's printer. Bring a flash drive so you can save your designs. Registration is required. For details, call 501-1980 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

Richmond National Battlefield Park to commemorate the battle for Fort Harrison Sept. 24-25

September 24 2016 - Two days of special programs, including tours, cannon and rifle demonstrations and ranger-led bike tours of the site, Times vary, Free
Richmond National Battlefield Park will commemorate the battle for Fort Harrison with two days of special programs, including tours, cannon and rifle demonstrations and ranger-led bike tours of the site. Each day Sept. 24-25 will follow the same schedule: a ranger tour of the civilian conservation corps at 10 a.m.; cannon and rifle demonstrations at 11 a.m.; a ranger tour of the battle site at noon; cannon and rifle demonstrations at 1 p.m.; a six-mile ranger-led bike tour at 2:30 p.m.; and cannon and rifle demonstrations at 3 p.m. On Saturday, a second ranger tour of the battle site also will be offered at 4:30 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. For details, contact Richmond National Battlefield Park at (804) 226-1981 or visit http://www.nps.gov/rich or https://www.facebook.com/RichmondNPS.

Deep Run High School PTSA to hold multi-family yard sale

September 24 2016 - Location: school parking lot, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.,
Deep Run High School PTSA will hold a multi-family yard sale in the school parking lot from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center to host Yin Yoga/Hot Stone Retreat

September 25 2016 - , 2 p.m., $75
Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center, 10442 Ridgefield Pkwy., will host a Yin Yoga/Hot Stone Retreat from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The retreat includes a yin yoga practice with new poses, extended deep relaxation with warm stones on and around the body, and spa-inspired snack. Cost is $75. To register, call 741-5267 or visit http://www.glenmoreyoga.com.

VT CPAP to host student information session about MPA, other graduate degrees

September 26 2016 - Delegates Jennifer McClellan and Chris Peace are featured speakers/panelists, 6 p.m., Free
Virginia Tech's Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP) will host a student information session about the master of public administration (MPA) degree, and other graduate certificate programs, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the VT Richmond Center at 2810 N. Parham Rd., Suite 300. Delegates Jennifer McClellan and Chris Peace are featured speakers/panelists. Faculty moderator, Leisha LaRiviere, will lead the speakers through questions regarding mentoring in the public sector and the collaborative work conducted with professional public administrators. Dinner is offered. To register, visit https://goo.gl/forms/qDW9onlUGpdeMfxk2.

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Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale


Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Three local churches are holding events on Saturday: A Fall Veterans and Community Health Fair and Blood Drive at Antioch Baptist Church in Varina; a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in the West End; and a Community Day event at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Highland Springs. Two events are also planned in Henrico for history buffs: A tour of New Market Heights and a commemoration of the battle for Fort Harrison. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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