VDDHH to host 40th anniversary open house July 27-28

The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) and 17 partner organizations will hold an open house July 27-28 to celebrate VDDHH’s 40th year of service to Virginia’s deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-defeaned and deaf-blind communities. The open house will be held at VDDHH headquarters, 1602 Rolling Hills Dr., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 27 and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 28.

Dr. Bill Hazel, Virginia’s secretary of health and human resources, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. There will also be exhibits on the latest relay services and assistive technologies, the opportunity to meet VDDHH staff and representatives from its partner organizations, and light refreshments.

Members of the public and VDDHH partners are invited to post their favorite memories of the organization on the Virginia Relay blog at http://www.varelayblog.org. The entries will be shared with guests during the open house.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For details, call 800-552-7917 (V/TTY) or visit http://www.vddhh.org.

Patient First to offer free Halloween candy x-rays

Patient First will offer free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy at all neighborhood medical centers from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 through Oct. 31.

While an adult should always inspect candy before allowing a child to enjoy their trick-or-treating rewards, the free X-ray offer gives parents an additional precaution to consider and to provide peace of mind. X-rays may detect objects such as glass, metal or plastic; however, parents still need to provide supervision, since some foreign materials may not appear in x-rays. > Read more.

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.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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