‘Hockey For Hope’ cancer-fighting game scheduled June 18

Richmond Hockey Fights Cancer (RHFC) will host its annual 'Hockey for Hope' game tomorrow from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at SkateNation Plus in Short Pump. The charity event matches RHFC and the Virginia Hockey All-Stars (a (a combination team including players from the Henrico Firefighters, Sperry Marine Hockey
Club of Charlottesville and members of other local charity organizations).

All team members have been personally affected by cancer in some way. Now in its seventh year, Hockey For Hope raises funds to fight cancer and to promote prevention and awareness. RHFC donates 100 percent of the proceeds from the event to cancer-related charities, such as NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer, the American Cancer Society and Ride for Kids (part of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation), among others.

RHFC organizers hope to exceed the $18,000 they raised at last year’s event.

The game will be followed by an auction for autographed team jerseys and NHL memorabilia, including a Mario Lemieux signed puck and an autographed stick from the Buffalo Sabers.

General admission tickets ($5) are available at the door, and $20 VIP tickets may be purchased from any team or RHFC board member. VIP tickets give exclusive access to an upstairs party room, sponsored by Capital Ale House. VIP tickets will include a sandwich and two drinks. A player reception will be held in the party room after the game.

For details, visit http://teamrhfc.com/.

SkateNation Plus is located at 4350 Pouncey Tract Road.
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YMCA event will focus on teen mental health


The YMCA, in partnership with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and PartnerMD, will host a free event May 2 to help parents learn how to deal with teen mental health issues. “When the Band-Aid Doesn’t Fix It: A Mom’s Perspective on Raising a Child Who Struggles” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Shady Grove Family YMCA,11255 Nuckols Road. The event will focus on education, awareness, and understanding the issues facing teens today. > Read more.

Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.
Entertainment

Restaurant Watch


Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

 

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Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “Raised Bed Gardening” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. From idea to harvest, the class will cover the selection of materials, what and how much to grow, along with a quick overview of the difference between traditional gardening and raised bed gardening. Learn about soil conditioning, crop rotation, ongoing care, harvesting and more. Cost is $20. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com or call 262-7167. Full text

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