Free classes at Reynolds Goochland Campus during Community Night
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College will offer free classes on its Goochland Campus during Community Night on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The college will offer concurrent one-hour sessions with the first starting at 6 p.m.
Classes available during the first session include: Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Emerging Technologies: Hybrids and Electric Vehicles, Computers and the Latest Software: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Goochland Campus Tour, Pathways for Education Careers, Fall Floral Design and Winter Storage for Your Lawn & Garden Equipment. The second session of classes include: Get a Job, Ask the Car Guys, Buying Computers and Electronics, Community College – Something for Everybody, Basic Spanish in 40 Minutes, Garden Renovation and Vehicle Maintenance – Oils, Filters and Fluids.
While on campus attendees can apply to the college, register for Spring 2012 classes and enjoy guided tours of the facilities. Class sizes are limited and while pre-registration is suggested, it is not required. The Goochland Campus is located at 1851 Dickinson Rd. near the Goochland Courthouse. To view a full list of available free classes, visit http://www.reynolds.edu/goochland
Former Sandston resident Mildred Taylor celebrated her 106th birthday Aug. 9. Taylor, who now lives in Powhatan, is still a member of Sandston Baptist Church. She was visited the day after her birthday by several members of the church, who played for her a recording of the entire church membership singing happy birthday to her during worship. > Read more.
YMCA officials gathered last week to break ground on the new Tommy J. West Aquatic Center at the Shady Grove Family YMCA on Nuckols Road. The center, which will featured 7,600 square feet of competitive and recreational space, including water slides, play areas for children and warmer water for those with physical limitations, is the fourth phase of a $4 million expansion at the facility. West was president and CEO of Capital Interior Contractors and a founding member of the Central Virginia Region of the Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. > Read more.
The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.
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Short Pump brewery offers more than just beer
I am still (happily) thinking about my entire experience at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery last week. Knowing nothing about this new brewery out of Denver, I was leery of brew-pub in the heart of Short Pump Town Center – this is not what I’d usually think of as a perfect fit, and yet, it was.
The restaurant and craft brewery opened in early June and features 10 beers made by female brewmaster Becky Hammond (pictured). This is the restaurant’s second location in Virginia; the first is in Arlington. Behind glass walls, customers watched the beer brewing in massive steel barrels. For our up-and-coming beer region, it makes sense that Short Pump would jump on board.
As I walked up to the back of the mall near the comedy club, I was taken aback by what I saw: at the top of the stairs was an overflowing restaurant with outdoor seating, large umbrellas and dangling outdoor lights. > Read more.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is now registering participants for its fall 2014 schedule of classes.
The center will offer more than 100 classes for children and adults, covering topicssuch as culinary arts, fiber arts, visual and performance arts and more. Instruction is structured to appeal to a wide range of abilities, from beginners to experts of all ages. Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximum benefit for participants with generally no more than 15 students. > Read more.
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