Extension Office to hold free consumer information workshop

The Henrico County Extension Office will offer a free workshop about the changing financial landscape of consumer rights and protection on Wednesday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again on Thursday, March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive (the March 9 workshop will be held in the board room; the March 10 session will take place in the demonstration kitchen).

"Destination Information" will cover several consumer-rights topics, including how to manage credit during a difficult economy, ways to avoid financial tricks and traps, and steps to take to protect privacy and avoid identity theft. The workshop also will provide an update on the new U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The Extension Office is holding the workshop in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, set for March 6-12.

"Destination Information" is open to the public. Space is limited, however, and registration is required. Call 501-5160 to register or to obtain additional information.

Patient First to offer free Halloween candy x-rays

Patient First will offer free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy at all neighborhood medical centers from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 through Oct. 31.

While an adult should always inspect candy before allowing a child to enjoy their trick-or-treating rewards, the free X-ray offer gives parents an additional precaution to consider and to provide peace of mind. X-rays may detect objects such as glass, metal or plastic; however, parents still need to provide supervision, since some foreign materials may not appear in x-rays. > Read more.

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.

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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The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host the Virginia Cultural Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12. Shop a variety of handcrafted and unique giftware from around the Commonwealth at one convenient location. Vendors include Carol Busto Basketry, Tailored Touches, Three Beading Hearts, Once in a Blue Moon Marbling, One Little World and more. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.artsglenallen.com. Full text

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