Fairfield constituent meeting to highlight supplier-diversity program

The next constituent meeting of Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will spotlight Henrico County’s efforts to help small, women-owned and minority-owned (SWAM) businesses participate in the county’s procurement process.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 16 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Thornton will be joined by Marvis W. Marshall, supplier relations manager for the Division of Purchasing and Support Services.

The division, which is part of the Department of General Services, has been recognized as a local-government leader in promoting supplier diversity. Last year, the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council presented awards to the division and Marshall for their work with and on behalf of vendors seeking to do business with the county.

For details, call (804) 501-4208.

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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Reynolds Community College will host a Fall Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the commons area of Burnette Hall on the Parham Road Campus. The fair will connect participants to employers from a variety of industries, including business (sales and marketing), accounting, health care, technology, and more. The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://bit.ly/2aQd5cK. Full text

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