Henrico County VA

Nature photographer, author Jim Fowler to attend Pocahontas Chapter of VNPS meeting

September 03 2015 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 7 p.m., Free
Nature photographer and book author Jim Fowler will bring his knowledge and exceptional pictures to the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society meeting at 7 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. He will talk about the Flora of the Green Swamp in North Carolina. The program is free and open to the public. A short business meeting will follow the presentation. For details, visit http://www.pocahontaschapter-vnps.org

Opportunity Toastmasters to meet at Shoney’s Restaurant

September 07 2015 - Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month, 7 p.m.,
Opportunity Toastmasters will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Shoney’s Restaurant, 7101 Staples Mill Rd. Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month. For details, call David Robinson at 833-3351.

Sandston Rotary Club meets every Monday at Roma’s Restaurant

September 07 2015 - , 12:30 p.m.,
The Sandston Rotary Club meets every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Roma’s Restaurant, 325 E. Williamsburg Rd. For details, visit http://www.sandstonrotary.org

Richmond Brain Aneurysm, Stroke and AVM Support Group to meet

September 08 2015 - Second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Free
The Richmond Brain Aneurysm, Stroke and AVM Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House, a guest house run by Bon Secours at 1100 Libbie Ave. Survivors are not required to have been treated at a Bon Secours hospital. The support group is sponsored by the Joe Niekro Foundation. For details, email Brenda Sawyer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Garden greens


Emily Francis (left) of Richmond Green Drinks and Cary Jamieson of The Steward School checked out the cherry tomato crop Aug. 20 at the school's Bryan Innovation Lab following a visit by members of Green Drinks. Jamieson, director of the Bryan Innovation Lab, was among the speakers who pointed out various sustainable features of the building and its surroundings, including geothermal, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy systems, as well as rain gardens and large storage cisterns (like the one pictured) to minimize groundwater pollution. > Read more.

Canterbury Recreation Association ‘wins’ the ‘Dunk Hunger’ drive


For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.

CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.

“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Henrico County has a lot to offer this Labor Day weekend! Before summer ends completely, you’ve got to try some Virginia wines at Southern Season’s weekly event, Fridays Uncorked. Check out The Comedy Dad, Alex Scott, at the Richmond Funny Bone or put your thinking caps on and take on The Escape Room. This weekend also features a two-day event at Malvern Hill and Carrington Kay at The Tin Pan. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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