‘Henrico In Motion’ bike event scheduled for May 14

The Henrico portion of the Virginia Capital Trail officially opened last fall along Route 5, and bikers, runners, walkers and others quickly have turned it into a preferred mode of transportation through Eastern Henrico.

But there’s one last unofficial portion of the trail that will open to the public for the first time next week, and Henrico County officials are planning to celebrate it in style.

They’ll join with members of the public at Dorey Park Saturday, May 14, to dedicate a trail marker and the 0.4-mile connector trail that links the park to the Capital Trail. The event is part of Henrico In Motion, which also will feature a BMX Pros stunt show, a bike safety rodeo, live music and other events. It’s sponsored by Visit Henrico, the county government’s tourism wing, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Performers will include Richmond-native Evan McKeel, a finalist on The Voice’s ninth season; Marna & Macy and the 64 Crayons Band; and the Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion dance group.

Children will also enjoy an inflatable obstacle course, rock wall and backyard games. The event also will include living history villages (depicting different areas of Henrico County’s history), including living history encampments and a live battle reenactment.

The connector trail is 10 feet in width and links the Capital Trail to the park, as well as rest facilities and services, such as the new Henrico Welcome Center inside Dorey Recreation Center.

The staffed center will be open seven days a week through Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, to provide maps, brochures, county and trail information and historical exhibits to visitors. It will feature a folk art exhibit initially.

Attendees are encourage to bring their bikes. Dorey Park is located at 2999 Darbytown Road in Varina.
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Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications through Oct. 27


The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its next volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

Applications for the 2018 training program will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 27. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 16 through March 22. > Read more.

Henrico Schools to host Oct. 30 job fair


Henrico Schools will host a job fair Oct. 30.

The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfield branch library, is designed to attract potential full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers. > Read more.

Henrico Police to participate in ‘Tip a Cop’ Oct. 21


Henrico County Police Division and the Virginia Division of Capitol Police are participating in “Tip-A-Cop” to Support the Special Olympics Saturday, Oct. 21.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that day at Red Robin, 11784 West Broad Street, members of the two agencies will be working for tips as a donation to the Special Olympics. > Read more.

Participants sought for ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’


The Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook, and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Richmond is seeking participants.

The event, one of three walks the association will hold in its service area this year (the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck walk was held Oct. 7 and the Fredericksburg walk Oct. 14) raises money to help the association fight the disease, which affects more than 26,000 people in the metro Richmond region. > Read more.

Fairfield meeting Oct. 25 to focus on cybersecurity


Henrico County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Wednesday, Oct. 25 to discuss cybersecurity.

Thornton also has invited candidates who will be seeking election to local offices on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to introduce themselves. > Read more.

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