Henrico County VA

Christmas Mother applications begin Oct. 29

The 2012 Henrico Christmas Mother Program will take applications on Mondays Oct. 29 through Nov. 19 at the Christmas Mother Warehouse on Dabbs House Road, across from the Eastern Government Center. Times vary - on Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19, applications will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and on Nov. 12, applications will be accepted from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Citizens should bring the following information to apply: proof of county residency (such as a lease or utility bill); Social Security cards for all household members; proof of income for all household members (SSI, disability or salary); proof of disability (for disabled adults); and proof of custody, if necessary.

A Henrico County Christmas Mother Council representative will review applications and documentation and, if applicants are found eligible, will assign a time for them to return to the warehouse to shop during the second or third week of December.

For more information, visit http://www.henricochristmasmother.org or call 236-9741.
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HandsOn Day set for Oct. 17

HandsOn Day 2015, which will feature 1200 volunteers serving more than 65 nonprofits in Greater Richmond, will take place Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the projects in Henrico or surrounding communities that need volunteers are: installing GardenFest lights Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, distribution center assistance at Feedmore, pumpkin carving with residents at SupportOne, work and play at Housing Families First, paint for independence at Heart Havens, spruce up the shelter and clean sweep at Harbor House at Safe Harbor, pinwheel project at REAP and Kidney Walk prep at National Kidney Foundation Serving VA. > Read more.

Online tool helps identify best native plants for pollinators

Virginians who want to plant beneficial plants for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds have a new resource at their fingertips. The online Virginia Native Plant Finder now lets users search for native plant species that benefit pollinators. The tool, which is managed by the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, is free and easy to use; searches can be completed on desktops, tablets or smartphones.

Native plants are those that grow where they evolved; they have traits that enable them to adapt to local conditions. The Virginia Native Plant Finder lets users create their own custom native plant lists by selecting from dropdown menus. > Read more.

The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band to perform Oct. 15

Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting a concert by The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. This free concert will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature Soldier-Musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band.

Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. This group tours more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small. > Read more.


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Richmond Apartment Owners Association’s monthly luncheon meeting will be held at 12 p.m. at The Westwood Club, 6220 West Club Ln. The Richmond Fire Marshall will present “Landlord Requirements.” Cost… Full text

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