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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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Architect of World Trade Center Memorial to speak in Henrico


Michael Arad, the architect of the World Trade Center Memorial, will be the keynote speaker for The 2016 Adolf-Adams JCC Forum on Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico.

Arad’s “Reflecting Absence” architectural design was selected from more than 5,000 competitive entries as the template for the Memorial’s construction in New York City. During the forum, Arad will discuss the significance and symbolism of the design, as well as his inspiration. The event, which is a highlight of the Weinstein JCC’s Patron of the Arts series, is open to the public > Read more.

Environmental Film Festival planned for February


The Sixth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) will be held Feb. 1-7, 2016 at various locations, including in Henrico County.

A partnership of The Enrichmond Foundation, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Falls of the James Group - Sierra Club, the festival will feature a number of insightful films designed to raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of the planet and Richmond citizens in particular.

A detailed schedule will be released at a time closer to the festival, but the popular children's portion has been set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. > Read more.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Start celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early with Susan Greenbaum at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. She will present “An Evening of Love Songs.” Other fun events this weekend include Henrico Rec & Parks’ 30th annual One Act Showcase; “The Lego Movie” playing at the Henrico Theatre (tickets are only $!); and Robin and Linda Williams who will be performing at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse. And homeowners will really appreciate the free Home Improvement Seminar taking place at Harvie ES. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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