Volunteers collect hundreds of bags of trash during 15th Annual James River Regional Cleanup

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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 looking for new members

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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.

 

Parks and Recreation presents Active Aging Day, Sept. 24

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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.

CEA Run4Fun 5K on Oct. 4th

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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.

Greater Richmond GATE Entrepreneurship Information Sessions at Bon Air Library

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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

Make the James River Tire-less on September 13th

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The James River Association (JRA) is hosting its second annual “The Tire-less James” cleanup in an effort to remove old tires from the James River.

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 volunteers will take part in a massive one-day tire cleanup focused on the James. JRA is again proud to partner with Virginia Canals & Navigations Society and the Boy Scouts of America for this event. Bridgestone Americas has returned to support JRA’s efforts by hauling all tires collected during the cleanup. Through their Tires4Ward program, Bridgestone will find alternate uses for each tire collected by reusing, recycling or repurposing them.

During last year’s inaugural event, over 500 tires were removed from a section of the James River between Lynchburg and Richmond. This year, JRA is hoping to increase that number as “The Tire-less James” is extended to the entire length of the river.

“The James River faces numerous challenges on a daily basis, with pollution being one of the largest. By engaging volunteers in large scale cleanups like “The Tire-less James,“ JRA can have a direct and positive impact on the river here and now, “ said Pat Calvert, Upper James River Keeper.

Happy Camper Fest 2014 – Sept. 28th

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Be sure not to miss the happiest fest in RVA, Happy Camper Fest!

Happy Camper Fest
September 28, 2014
Noon – 5:30PM

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
2408 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220

This wonderful all-ages event will be full of great music, awesome kid activities, wonderful local vendors, tasty local brews and food trucks, fun camp themed areas, special guests, and much more, all for 2 great local causes – Fetch a Cure’s Pixie’s Pen Pals and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond & Tri-Cities.

Come rock to the sounds of great local musicians such as Susan Greenbaum and Downbeat Switch while enjoying some of your favorite food trucks and Hardywood beers.

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