Business Volunteers Sought for High School Mock Interview Program

The Henrico Business Council is seeking business volunteers for the 2011 Henrico Mock Interview Program, which allows high school students the chance to "interview" for jobs and receive advice from professionals in various fields.

The interviews will be conducted at J.R. Tucker High School on Jan. 21 and Varina High School on March 10. Both events will include morning and afternoon sessions.

For details, contact Debbie Jackson at 783-9316 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The mock interview program was selected this year as the Region I winner of the 2010 Creating Excellence Business and Industry Partnership Award. The award is made annually by the Virginia Department of Education to recognize exemplary projects that promote excellence in Career and Technical Education. 

The program was also recognized this year as a National Association of Counties 2010 Achievement Award Winner.

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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