Fit4Kids offers grant funds for schools

Greater Richmond Fit4Kids will award as much as $1,000 in grant funding through its 2012 Healthy Kids Grant program to schools to improve the health and wellness of students through increased physical activity and better nutrition. Public and private schools in Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover and Richmond are eligible to apply for funding to support programs and activities that take place before, during and after school.

“We are excited about this opportunity to support schools in their efforts to improve the health and wellness of their students by increasing physical activity and improving nutrition,” said Mary Dunne Stewart, the organization’s executive director. “We look forward to learning about innovative and creative activities to address childhood overweight and obesity in the classroom and throughout the school.”

Applications must be submitted via e-mail by May 18 and must be approved by the school principal prior to submission.  Additional information about the grants and the application can be found on the Fit4Kids website at

Greater Richmond Fit4Kids was created in 2010 by the Sports Backers and is a nonprofit organization focused on improving the health and wellness of children through physical activity and healthy eating.

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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National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of “Frankenstein” returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will screen NT Live’s “Frankenstein” at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Dr. Frankenstein. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit Full text

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