Humane Society earns grant
The Henrico Humane Society was one of nine organizations nationwide selected recently to receive a $5,000 grant through the second annual CarMax Cares Community Service Award program.
The organization received the money thanks to the efforts of local CarMax sales operations manager Melissa Golden, who has volunteered with HHS for the past 14 years, serving as president and secretary during that time, as well as fundraising chair for the past 12 years.
The award recognizes the efforts of CarMax employees nationwide for their personal volunteer efforts, then provides a grant to the nonprofits they designate. Winners of the award were honored at the company’s largest recognition event of the year. Each has selected a non-profit organization to receive a $5,000 grant on their behalf from The CarMax Foundation.
The Henrico Humane Society will use the grant to help cover medical expenses for the animals for which it cares.Golden is pictured above, presenting the check to HHS Board President Courtney Morano, as other board members look on.
Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.
At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.
Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.
The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.
Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.
CAT Theatre’s 51st season will open with Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which will run Oct. 24 through Nov. 8. The play is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and adapted by Steven Dietz, and was the winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play.
The story follows Holmes, whose career as the world’s greatest detective seems to have reached its end until he is confronted with a case far too tempting to ignore. When the King of Bohemia faces blackmail by famed opera singer, Irene Adler, Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson find themselves falling into the trap of evil genius Professor Moriarty. > Read more.
If you’re in the mood for a little music this weekend, you won’t be disappointed! Pete Peterkin, a finalist on America’s Got Talent, will present a musical tribute to the legendary Ray Charles at CACGA tomorrow. Fans of gospel music can head to Sandston Baptist Church for an Eastern Henrico FISH benefit concert. Richmond native and American Idol Season 5 finalist Elliott Yamin will perform at the Weinstein JCC. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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