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7th annual Jack and Abby 5K Race for the NICU planned in Innsbrook

June 25 2016 - There will also be a children’s festival with moon bounce, Jonathan the Juggler, face painting and more, 8 a.m.,
The 7th annual Jack and Abby 5K Race for the NICU will start at 8 a.m. in Innsbrook’s North Shore Commons, 4951 Lake Brook Dr. The 5K run/walk and half-mile kids’ fun run support families with babies in the Bon Secours Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The event honors Jack and Abby Smith, who would have celebrated their seventh birthdays in June. There will also be a children’s festival with moon bounce, Jonathan the Juggler, face painting and more. For details, visit http://www.jackandabby.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

Community

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
Entertainment

Muse Paintbar opens at Willow Lawn


Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.

Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.

Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.






 

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