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Flying Squirrels seek help naming their ‘nut’

The Richmond Flying Squirrels recently announced plans for a new acorn mascot that will serve as a sidekick to Nutzy and are asking fans to vote on the name. Fans can vote online through the poll question at http://www.squirrelsbaseball.com or through the Flying Squirrels' iPhone application. Voting is open online and through the app this week, through Friday.

The five finalists are:
• Cappy
• Chippy
• Corny
• Oakley
• Zinger

Fans who have already downloaded the “Flying Squirrels App” can vote by opening the app, choosing the “Nutzy needs your help in naming a new friend” article link and submitting their vote. The application is available to download from the app store for free for fans that do not have it yet.

”Although Nutzy has many friends in the community, we thought he could use a buddy at the ballpark every night too.” said Flying Squirrels Director of Community Relations and Promotions Christina Shisler. “We chose a very fun loving acorn as Nutzy’s sidekick, and are looking forward to incorporating his antics into the festivities of each game.”

The Flying Squirrels’ new acorn mascot will be unveiled Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Empire Theater at Theater IV on Broad Street. The unveiling is free and open to the public.
Community

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
Entertainment

Muse Paintbar opens at Willow Lawn


Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.

Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.

Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.






 

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