More than 725 volunteers braved threatening skies and occasional showers Saturday morning to collect 458 garbage bags full of trash and 280 bags full of recyclable materials.
The volunteers were participating in the 15th Annual James River Regional Cleanup, which included litter-cleanup activities at 14 sites among 11 localities between Lynchburg and Newport News, including several in the greater Richmond area. This year’s cleanup served as the kickoff for JamesRiver Week, the James River Advisory Council’s first-ever weeklong celebration of the river that will run through Sept. 20 featuring daily events and programs.
“A tremendous thank you goes to all of our volunteers and dedicated partners who made the James River Regional Cleanup a shining success for another year,” said Kimberly Conley, executive director of the James River Advisory Council. “We’re already looking forward to next year’s cleanup and to seeing our volunteers and partners at other river events between now and then, including James River Week activities over the next few days and the James River Parade of Lights on Dec. 13.”
The Women’s Club of Bon Air is actively seeking new members.
They meet on the third Thursday of every month at Willow Oaks Country Club at 10:30am.
They have several exciting activities planned for the upcoming year which starts this month and ends in May.
The purpose of this organization is to stimulate cultural, social, educational, and civic development for a better understanding of the finer things of life. The objectives of this club is to be charitable.
The majority of members are in the 60-85 year old bracket.
Please contact Susan Primm (President) at 804.330.3678 for more details.
As part of Active Aging Week, the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold an Active Aging Day on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road.
From 9:30 a.m. until noon, seniors aged 50 and older can learn about a variety of activities to help remain fit and active, including pickleball, Zumba and tai chi. For more information or to register, call Judy Jones, 804-751-4135.
Whether your passion is 5Ks or Fidos, we have an event for you! The Chesterfield Employee Association invites you to its 2nd Annual Run4Fun and inaugural Walk4Paws event on Saturday, October 4th.
The Run4Fun consists of a 5K run, jog, or walk, while the Walk4Paws is a one-mile walk for dogs and owners. Feel free to participate in the dog walk, 5K, or both!
In between the run and the walk, don’t forget to stop by the blessing of the animals with your furry friend, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi Day.
Don’t have a pet yet? No problem. Chesterfield County Animal Control will also be at the event with pets looking for homes to celebrate “no fee adoption day”. An open house will follow at 10:30 a.m.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chesterfield Humane Society.
Description: Receive free entrepreneurship training and technical assistance from Greater Richmond GATE that will equip you with the tools for self-employment. Sessions discuss eligibility, resources, expectations and benefits. Register and learn about your eligibility at www.grgate.org or call 804-952-6105.
Date: Wednesday – September 17 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Bon Air Combined Meeting Rooms A & B