Hohner selects ARC for project

Hohner, Inc, recently selected the Greater Richmond ARC to package more that 5,000 Blues Band harps for sale nationwide in music outlets. This is the third year that Hohner, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of musical instruments with its U.S. headquarters in Richmond, has selected ARC (a not-for-profit organization that serves people with developmental disabilities) for a project.

The work is being carried out by adults with special needs in ARC’s Industrial Services program (including John Gentry, pictured). Providing opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities is especially critical as employment opportunities are fewer for those with disabilities than for those without, says the organization.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve Hohner while providing training and work for individuals with developmental disabilities,” added ARC’s director of business development, Michael Foley.

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.

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NAMI Central Virginia and the VCU Health Department of Psychiatry are sponsoring a free event featuring world-renowned psychiatrist and actor Dr. Mohan Agashe titled “Schizophrenia in Film.” The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center. The evening reflects Dr. Agashe’s efforts around “Health in Cinema.” The feature-film “Devrai” will be shown. “Devrai” is about a young man’s journey through life with schizophrenia, the effects felt by the family, and interactions with the doctor. A Q&A period will follow the film and light refreshments will be served. To register, call 285-1749 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Full text

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