VNPS Pocahontas Chapter to meet at Lewis Ginter

April 06 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The speaker will be Robert Wright, an environmental scientist who loves the animal and plant life of the Richmond region, and is fortunate enough to make a living exploring it. His talk, “Married to the Job: What's Not to LOVE About Environmental Science?” will provide a visual feast featuring Virginia flora and fauna found on projects that require environmental solutions. A short business meeting will follow the presentation. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.vnps.org/pocahontas.

Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets every second, fourth Mondays

April 10 2017 - {event_name}, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Free
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond. Each meeting features breakfast and an interesting speaker. For details, call Pete Sizemore at 288-0999.

Henrico Business Leaders’ monthly breakfast to feature Mark Smith of Midas

April 10 2017 - {event_name}, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., $35 to $40
The Henrico Business Leaders will hold its monthly breakfast meeting on the second Monday of every month from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Westin Richmond. The speaker will be Mark Smith of Midas. Cost is $35 to $40. To register, visit http://www.henricobusinessleaders.com.

Senior citizens group Elderberries to meet at American Legion Post #244

April 12 2017 - {event_name}, 11:30 a.m., Free
Senior citizens group Elderberries will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post #244, located at 2522 Indale Rd. in Glen Allen. Everyone is welcome. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month, year-round. For details, call Brenda Anderson at 672-0074.

New Virginians’ luncheon planned at Jefferson-Lakeside Country Club

April 12 2017 - {event_name}, 11:30 a.m., $28
Registration is due Apr. 5 for the New Virginians’ luncheon Apr. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Jefferson-Lakeside Country Club, 1700 Lakeside Ave. The annual Fashion Show (“Hey, Girlfriend!”) will be held. Cost is $28. The New Virginians is a social and charitable club for women new to the Richmond area. To register, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at The Place at Innsbrook

April 13 2017 - {event_name}, 7:30 a.m., Free
The Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at The Place at Innsbrook. For details, visit http://www.innsbrookrotary.org.

Virginia Orchid Society to meet at Strange’s in Short Pump

April 16 2017 - {event_name}, 2 p.m., Free
The Virginia Orchid Society will meet at 2 p.m. at Strange’s Florist & Garden Center, 12111 W. Broad St. Meetings are held the third Sunday of the month from September to May. Meetings are free and open to all orchid lovers, beginners or experienced. For details, visit http://www.vaorchidsociety.org.

Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets the second, fourth Mondays of each month

April 24 2017 - {event_name}, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Free
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond. Each meeting features breakfast and an interesting speaker. For details, call Pete Sizemore at 288-0999.

Short Pump Rotary Group meets every Tuesday

April 25 2017 - {event_name}, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free
The Short Pump Rotary Group meets every Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Keagan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in West Broad Village.

Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at The Place at Innsbrook

April 27 2017 - {event_name}, 7:30 a.m., Free
The Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at The Place at Innsbrook. For details, visit http://www.innsbrookrotary.org.

Community

Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Dress for Success Central Virginia will celebrate five years of empowering women to achieve economic independence at “Making HERstory: 5th Anniversary Gala & Fashion Show” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport, 4700 South Laburnum Ave. Dress for Success provides hundreds of women with professional attire; all clothing comes from public donations. When donated clothing is soiled, damaged or outdated, Dress for Success challenges local designers to create high fashion garments for the organization’s Recycled Fashion Show. Much like Dress for Success transforms the lives of women around the world, designers transform these unsuitable garments into amazing works of art. Tickets are $55. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/HERstory2017. Full text

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