Money camps offered for teens
Virginia Credit Union is partnering with local libraries to offer money camps that will provide financial education to teens in the Greater Richmond region.
VaCU is continuing the program following the success of last year’s financial workshops and seminars, which drew nearly 10,000 adults and students.
The financial workshops are free and offered to help high school students better understand the financial world through hands-on activities, computer research skills and interaction with other peers.
Virginia Credit Union’s financial education staff will host two local workshops to teach students how to make the most of their money.
The July 11-15 workshop is scheduled at the Tuckahoe Library on Starling Drive in Henrico, while the July 18-22 workshop will be held at the Richmond Public Library Main Branch on East Franklin Street.
Each class at the Tuckahoe Library will be held in the TU Computer Lab, and the Richmond Main Library’s classes will be held in its computer lab.
The camps run from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each day of the week is dedicated to a different topic. Budgeting and credit tips will be given on Mondays, careers and taxes on Tuesday, car buying on Wednesday, renting vs. buying a home on Thursdays and savings and inheritance on Friday.
Registration is open to everyone at http://www.vacu.org/Learn/Seminars.aspxor at (804) 323-6800. Since registration is limited, all participants must commit to attend for the entire week.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.
Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.
Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.
Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.
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The Cultural Arts Center unveils a new exhibit – "Sizing Up!" – Nov. 20-Jan. 18 in the Gumenick Family Gallery.
Artist Chuck Larivey has spent the past three years "sizing up" – creating large-scale oil paintings that are designed to engage their viewers in a monumental way by using size to captivate them and make them a part of the artistic experience.
The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public at the center, located at 2880 Mountain Road in Glen Allen. > Read more.
Are you still looking for some unique holiday gifts? There are hundreds of great options your family and friends will love at the Holly Spree on Stuart Avenue, Vintage Holiday Show and New Bridge Academy’s annual Christmas Bazaar. Shopping can be stressful so some relaxing activities can be found in Henrico this weekend as well, including “Richmond’s Finest” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, the “Nutcracker Sweet” at Moody Middle School and a jazz concert at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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