Smith Strong PLC to offer free seminars on estate planning, wills and trusts Oct. 7, 16
October 07 2015 - Registration is required as space is limited, Times vary, Free
Richmond Montessori School to hold open house for early childhood students
October 08 2015 - Tour the school and meet students and teachers, 5:30 p.m., Free
Richmond Montessori School, located at 499 N. Parham Rd., will hold an open house for early childhood students (age two through kindergarten) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tour the school and meet students and teachers. To register, call 741-0040.
4th annual Franco’s Fashion Night Out to benefit Greater Richmond SCAN
October 08 2015 - Franco’s Fine Clothier on Lakeside Ave, 6 p.m., $25
The 4th annual Franco’s Fashion Night Out will take place at 6 p.m. at Franco’s Fine Clothier, 5321 Lakeside Ave. Featuring a menswear fashion show, showcasing the fall 2015 collections, with hors d'oeuvres by Culinard, Bourbon tasting by Buckhead's and music by DJ Christy from Choice Entertainment. Bid on silent and live auction items including an exclusive tailored garment Oxxford Clothes. Tickets are $25. All proceeds will benefit Greater Richmond SCAN. For details, visit http://www.grscan.com/francos-fashion-night-out
Tom Leonard’s free Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch continues
October 09 2015 - “The Jetsons Haunted Halloween”, 7 p.m., Free
Tom Leonard’s free Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch continues with “The Jetsons Haunted Halloween” at 7 p.m. in the outdoor haybale theater. There will be cider and hot chocolate. Friday night movies are held the first four Fridays in October. Tom Leonard’s is located at 4150 Tom Leonard Dr. near Short Pump. For details, call 364-5800.
Community Brain Injury Services to present its sixth annual Mill House Pig Out
October 09 2015 - Dine in our take out, 11 a.m.,
Community Brain Injury Services will present its sixth annual Mill House Pig Out from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Mill House, 7812 Shrader Rd. Enjoy barbecue smoked by award-winning BBQ chef Elliott Buckner and paired with all the fixings, beans, coleslaw and cornbread, prepared by The Mill House Kitchen Unit. All proceeds benefit The Mill House, a Richmond-based Clubhouse-model vocational rehabilitation program serving survivors of brain injury. Dine in our take out. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/qx6uwzy
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
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
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.
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CalendarRegency Square will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a party Sat., Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the mall at 1420 Parham Rd. The event is free… Full text