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Taking the (pre) plunge

Todd Williams takes the plunge face-first.
Family, friends, staff and vendors at Free Agents Marketing gathered Feb. 2 for a "pre-plunge" party to prepare for this weekend's Polar Plunge Winter Festival in Virginia Beach. A dozen or more "Freeze Agents" practiced for this Saturday's plunge by jumping into baby pools of icy water in the Free Agents Marketing parking lot, located off West Broad St. near Innsbrook.

The pre-plunge party, like the plunge itself, raised funds for Special Olympics Virginia, a Free Agents client. More than 10,000 people are expected at the festival to watch participants plunge into the Atlantic Ocean. For information about the plunge and how to donate, visit http://www.firstgiving.com/process/teamarea/default.aspdid=41733&teamid=166523.

(Left to right) Anita Bennett, Dawn Young, Kelly Woody, Katy Holder, Adrienne Rich


Free Agents President Ken Wayland and Bon Secours Virginia Senior Vice President for Human Resources Bonnie Shelor.


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10th annual Filipino Festival coming in August


The 10th Annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 7-8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., beginning with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing with live entertainment, food and exhibits until 10 p.m. On Saturday the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full schedule of performances featuring traditional Filipino dance, music and song.

Filipino cuisine, including BBQ, pansit, lumpia, adobo, halo-halo, lechon, empanada and leche flan, will be available for purchase. The festival will also feature a children's area, church tours, exhibits, and health screenings. > Read more.

CMoR reopens at new Short Pump site

The Children’s Museum of Richmond last week opened its new Short Pump location at Short Pump Town Center, to the delight of children who attended a sneak preview of the location July 10. The new facility, located under the forthcoming LL Bean store (formerly the food court) is 8,500 square feet in size – much larger than CMoR’s former Short Pump location at West Broad Village, which opened in 2010. The new space includes The CarMax Foundation Service Station, the Silver Diner, a grocery store, a performance stage and an art studio, as well as a giant Light Bright Wall. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Henrico Police are both presenting community events tomorrow, Aug. 1. The Feria Community Resource Fair at Richmond International Raceway brings together community service providers, embassies/consulates from Latin American countries, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations that impact the Latino community. The Division of Police’s Community Day will feature demonstrations and displays from police, fire, animal protection and sheriff’s office, as well as family activities, food, entertainment and more. Other events this weekend include wine, chess and theatre! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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Innsbrook After Hours will present Tyler Farr, with special guest Parmalee, at 6 p.m. Farr began his career with years of formal voice training with the prestigious OAKE National Choir… Full text

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