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GrowRVA to host inaugural ‘4th Friday Food Truck Corral’ at CACGA

April 24 2015 - Enjoy food from great local vendors, music, art activities and more, 5 p.m.,
GrowRVA will host the inaugural “4th Friday Food Truck Corral” on April 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Enjoy food from great local vendors, music, art activities and more. Beer, wine and other beverages will also be available to purchase. Plus, fans of RVA Drink ‘n’ Draw will have another chance to mingle and create at this fun event. Proceeds from the evening will benefit CACGA’s outreach programs. For details, visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

Third annual Spring Into The Arts Festival planned at Shady Grove UMC

April 25 2015 - Festival benefits The Center for Creative Arts, located on the Shady Grove UMC campus, 10 a.m., Free
The third annual Spring Into The Arts Festival at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4825 Pouncey Tract Rd., will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival features the work of 26 of Richmond’s best artists including award-winning painters, unique hand-made jewelry, pottery, fused and stained glass, totes, hand-made candles and upcycled art. Kids can make their own art, as well. The festival benefits The Center for Creative Arts, located on the Shady Grove UMC campus. For details, visit http://www.center4creativearts.org

CASA Superhero 5K Race, Kids’ Run & Family Fun planned at St. Joseph’s Villa

April 25 2015 - Children 12 and under can participate in the kids’ race, 8 a.m.,
The 6th annual CASA Superhero 5K Race, Kids’ Run & Family Fun will start at 8 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Rd. St. Joseph’s Villa offers a flat and fast 5K course, which accommodates all levels of expertise. Children 12 and under can participate in the kids’ race. There will also be entertainment and refreshments. For details, visit http://www.casarun.com

Chickahominy, Shady Grove YMCAs to celebrate YMCA Healthy Kids Day

April 25 2015 - Free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Free
Two Henrico YMCAs will celebrate Healthy Kids Day - Chickahominy YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Rd. in Sandston, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Shady Grove YMCA, 11255 Nuckols Rd. in Glen Allen, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Healthy Kids Day is a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year’s theme is “Fitness is Fun.” Activities at Chickahominy include family group exercise classes, fun fitness activities, health screenings, nutrition education, healthy snack stations, games, prizes and more. Activities at Shady Grove include balloon art, inflatables, bike rodeo, pickleball, Zumba, Kron’s Kids, healthy snacks, crafts and more. For details, call Lauren Reyes at 729-4604 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Camp Hanover to host a free Camp Fun Day

April 26 2015 - Hay rides, campfire cooking, boating on the lake, hiking, fishing, nature walks and more, 2 p.m., Free
Camp Hanover, located at 3163 Parsleys Mill Rd., will host a free Camp Fun Day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine. Get a taste of summer camp with activities throughout the day including hay rides, campfire cooking, boating on the lake, hiking, fishing, nature walks and more. For details, visit http://www.camphanover.org

Full Circle Grief Center to offer fun for the whole family at Round Up in Innsbrook

April 26 2015 - All access pass for kids includes fishing, inflatable jousting and basketball, DJ and dancing and more, 2 p.m., $10
Full Circle Grief Center will offer fun for the whole family at Round Up from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Innsbrook. A $10 all access pass for kids includes fishing, inflatable jousting and basketball, DJ and dancing, field day games, moon bounce, face painting, arts and crafts and more. All proceeds benefit Full Circle. For details, visit http://www.fullcirclegc.org

SCAN to host 7th annual Race to Protect Children 5k Run/Walk, Children’s Festival

May 02 2015 - West Broad Village in Short Pump, 8:30 a.m.,
Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) will host its 7th annual Race to Protect Children 5k Run/Walk, Kids Run and Children’s Festival at 8:30 a.m. at West Broad Village in Short Pump. The race is flat and walker friendly. The Children’s Festival will begin at 9 a.m. and offer fun activities and performances for children and families. For details, visit http://www.grscan.com

Henrico Recreation and Parks to host KidFest Carnival at Deep Run Park

May 02 2015 - Juggling shows, clowns, flying acrobats, games, concessions and more, 1 p.m., Free
Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks will host KidFest Carnival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Deep Run Park. There will be juggling shows, clowns, flying acrobats, games, concessions and more. For details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Commonwealth Parenting to present ‘Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten’

May 07 2015 - Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 6:30 p.m., $30
Commonwealth Parenting will present “Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten,” a class for parents of pre-K children, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. This class looks at readiness signs on all levels of development from social and emotional to cognitive as well as gender differences. Cost is $30. For details, http://www.commonwealthparenting.org

Community

Local couple wins wedding at Lewis Ginter


Richmonders Jim Morgan and Dan Stackhouse were married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Mar. 7 month after winning the Say I Do! With OutRVA wedding contest in February. The contest was open to LGBT couples in recognition of Virginia’s marriage equality law, which took effect last fall. The wedding included a package valued at $25,000.

Morgan and Stackhouse, who became engaged last fall on the day marriage equality became the law in Virginia, have been together for 16 years. They were selected from among 40 couples who registered for the contest. The winners were announced at the Say I Do! Dessert Soiree at the Renaissance in Richmond in February. > Read more.

Fourth-annual Healy Gala planned


The Fourth Annual Healy Gala will be held Saturday, Apr. 11, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The event was created to honor Michael Healy, a local businessman and community leader who died suddenly in June 2011, and to endow the Mike Healy Scholarship (through the Glen Allen Ruritan Club), which benefits students of Glen Allen High School.

Healy served as the chairman of Glen Allen Day for several years and helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations. > Read more.

Ruritan Club holding Brunswick stew sale


The Richmond Battlefield Ruritan Club is holding a Brunswick stew sale, with orders accepted through March 13 and pick-up available March 14. The cost is $8 per quart.

Pick-up will be at noon, March 14, at the Richmond Heights Civic Center, 7440 Wilton Road in Varina.

To place an order, call Mike at (804) 795- 7327 or Jim at (804) 795-9116. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


There are several fun events this weekend taking place outside including the third annual Virginia Firefighter Games at Short Pump Town Center; Twin Hickory Park’s “April Showers: A Celebration of Spring” event; the Young Life Richmond West 5k in Innsbrook; and the Gold Festival on Broad which benefits Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. Fingers crossed for no rain! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


The University of Richmond will host its annual Global Family Concert this weekend – a free, family friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances. Country music fans can head to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for “An Evening of Country” featuring The Honky Tonk Experience. Enjoy the spring weather at Meadow Farm for “Sheep to Shawl” or join the Henrico Hiking Club at James River Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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