Richmond Sportable Spokes players Colin Egan (left) and Brandon Sharpe (second from right) take advantage on a fast-break opportunity against the Long Island Lightning during a game earlier this month at the University of Richmond. The game was part of Sportable’s Roll on Richmond Juniors Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, an inaugural National Wheelchair Basketball Association sanctioned event.

Chase Throckmorton of the Richmond Sportable Spokes.

Ronnie Nickerson of the Richmond Sportable Spokes

A player for the Fairfax Falcons sizes up the competition.

Players from the Triangle Thunder (N.C.) and the Long Island Lightning compete.

Players from the Triangle Thunder (N.C.) and the Long Island Lightning compete.

Blake Rush (left) and Tyler Berry of the Richmond Sportable Spokes.

Coach Matt Deans of the Richmond Sportable Spokes draws out plays on an i-Pad while (at right) Program Director Becky Lehman looks on.

Tyrell Eddy of the Richmond Sportable Spokes.

The Richmond Sportable Spokes and Fairfax Falcons face off.

Blake Rush of the Richmond Sportable Spokes looks for an open teammate in a game against the Long Island Lightning.

Blake Rush of the Richmond Sportable Spokes takes a shot against the Long Island Lightning.>

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.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.


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FETCH a Cure’s sixth annual Mutt Strutt will take place at 1 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. The walk raises funds for FETCH a Cure’s Companions in Crisis Program, which provides financial assistance to help families pay for life-saving treatments for their pets who have been diagnosed with cancer. A vendor fair with kid zone and pet demos will follow. For details, visit http://www.fetchacure.org. Full text

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