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Richmond Volleyball Club to host 17th annual Va. Volleyball Showcase Aug. 29-30

August 29 2014 - Richmond Volleyball Club in Henrico, ,
Richmond Volleyball Club will host the 17th Annual Virginia Volleyball Showcase on Aug. 29-30 at the Richmond Volleyball Club in Henrico.

The top 32 high school volleyball boys’ and girls’ teams from around the state will meet and compete at this annual two-day event. This will be the first opportunity for coaches, players and parents to scout out the competition. Not only will teams get to face off against district rivals, but they’ll be able to evaluate the competition from other districts and conferences. They will be watching teams not normally seen during their respective season until post-season playoffs when they battle for state championships.

This event is a favorite of players, coaches and fans as it is one of the rare times – other than state competition – when boys’ and girls’ teams are competing at the same time at the same venue.

For additional information, call 358-3000.

University of Richmond Spider Football season kicks off with ‘Bark in the Park’

August 30 2014 - , 6 p.m.,
The University of Richmond Spider Football season kicks off at 6 p.m. with Bark in the Park – a chance to bring your dog with you to the stadium to watch the Spiders in action against Morehead State. Specific seating areas have been reserved for this event in Section 110-111 for dogs and their owners. Weather permitting, there will also be a pre-game parade as well as vendors located in the dog-friendly Sweet Frog Family Fun Zone behind the North End Zone. Waiver/release form must be signed. For details, visit http://www.richmondspiders.com/bark

Working professionals invited to ‘Brown Bag Fitness’ at Echo Lake Park

September 03 2014 - The series continues through November, 12 p.m., Free
Working professionals are invited to break away from the office and stretch their legs at Brown Bag Fitness from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Echo Lake Park, 5701 Springfield Rd. Bring a bagged lunch to a series of sessions on healthy living and learn some fitness tips and exercises that you can use at home or at the office. The series continues through November. No charge. For details, call 501-5121 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Community

Celebrating 106 years

Former Sandston resident Mildred Taylor celebrated her 106th birthday Aug. 9. Taylor, who now lives in Powhatan, is still a member of Sandston Baptist Church. She was visited the day after her birthday by several members of the church, who played for her a recording of the entire church membership singing happy birthday to her during worship. > Read more.

YMCA breaks ground for aquatic center

YMCA officials gathered last week to break ground on the new Tommy J. West Aquatic Center at the Shady Grove Family YMCA on Nuckols Road. The center, which will featured 7,600 square feet of competitive and recreational space, including water slides, play areas for children and warmer water for those with physical limitations, is the fourth phase of a $4 million expansion at the facility. West was president and CEO of Capital Interior Contractors and a founding member of the Central Virginia Region of the Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. > Read more.

Rotary donates to ‘Bright Beginnings’

The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Enjoy the final days of summer with comedian Guy Torry, the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour or mystery writer Mary Miley Theobald at Twin Hickory Library. Another great way to welcome the beginning of fall is to check out the UR Spider Football season opener with man’s best friend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Bottoms up

Short Pump brewery offers more than just beer
I am still (happily) thinking about my entire experience at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery last week. Knowing nothing about this new brewery out of Denver, I was leery of brew-pub in the heart of Short Pump Town Center – this is not what I’d usually think of as a perfect fit, and yet, it was.

The restaurant and craft brewery opened in early June and features 10 beers made by female brewmaster Becky Hammond (pictured). This is the restaurant’s second location in Virginia; the first is in Arlington. Behind glass walls, customers watched the beer brewing in massive steel barrels. For our up-and-coming beer region, it makes sense that Short Pump would jump on board.

As I walked up to the back of the mall near the comedy club, I was taken aback by what I saw: at the top of the stairs was an overflowing restaurant with outdoor seating, large umbrellas and dangling outdoor lights. > Read more.

Cultural Arts Center announces 2014 fall class schedule

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is now registering participants for its fall 2014 schedule of classes.

The center will offer more than 100 classes for children and adults, covering topicssuch as culinary arts, fiber arts, visual and performance arts and more. Instruction is structured to appeal to a wide range of abilities, from beginners to experts of all ages. Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximum benefit for participants with generally no more than 15 students. > Read more.

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