Tuckahoe Town Meeting to Address 400th Anniversary, County Economy

The next town meeting of Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O'Bannon will provide information about Henrico's upcoming 400th anniversary celebration and also will feature discussion about the county's economy. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at Deep Run Recreation Center, 9910 Ridgefield Parkway.

O'Bannon and Finance Director John Vithoulkas will discuss the variety of county-hosted activities planned to mark the county's quadricentennial anniversary next year. Events scheduled for the yearlong commemoration include a Civil War symposium; an evening with best-selling author and Henrico High School graduate David Baldacci; programs about African-American and Virginia Indian culture and history; a kite and food festival; and historical bus tours. A schedule of events and more information are available at http://www.henrico400th.com.

In addition, O'Bannon and Vithoulkas will lead a discussion highlighting the positive aspects of the county's economy. They will hold a question-and-answer session as well.

Tuckahoe town meetings are open to the public. For details, call 501-4208 or visit http://www.patobannon.com.
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The following Henrico County libraries will celebrate all things Star Wars with “May the Fourth Be with You” events at 6:30 p.m.: Gayton – bring your own shirt to be a tie (dye) fighter; Tuckahoe – prepare to be a Jedi Knight at Padawan Training; and Varina – watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens while doing crafts based on the Origami Yoda books by Tom Angleberger. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org. Full text

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