Les Crepes opens at Stony Point Fashion Park

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A taste of the flavors and romance of France can be found without leaving Richmond at Les Crepes, now open at Stony Point Fashion Park.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner or an in-between snack, the city’s only creperie offers more than 25 varieties of the thin, French-style pancake creations. Savory choices such as chicken with avocado in lemongrass sauce, or scrambled eggs, steak, salmon, vegetable and other fillings are complemented by a variety of sweet offerings laced with fruits, Nutella, caramel, ice cream and more. Guests may also suggest combinations to suit their preferences and appetites. The restaurant expects wine and beer to be available soon.

Formerly located downtown, the newly opened Les Crepes at Stony Point Fashion Park can be found in the Park District, near Dick’s Sporting Goods, and is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily.

Stony Point Fashion Park shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Stony Point Fashion Park is located at 9200

Stony Point Parkway in Richmond, Va. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s and CinéBistro, Stony Point Fashion Park offers fashion, fine dining and entertainment in a beautiful, park-like setting. For more information, visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

CharacterWorks presents Disney’s Tarzan

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Join CharacterWorks as they swing into the jungle of Africa to meet Terk, Jane, and Tarzan himself in Disney’s TARZAN!

Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes and the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, TARZAN tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan – now a man – encounters strangers like himself for the first time.

TARZAN features sensational music and lyrics by pop icon Phil Collins, including the Grammy and Oscar winning song, “You’ll Be in My Heart” and the showstopping audience favorite “Trashin’ the Camp.”

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Virginia DMV now offer tests in American Sign Language

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Through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) new testing system called SecuriTest, customers can complete knowledge exams in 16 different languages, now including American Sign Language (ASL).

Beginning last fall, SecuriTest replaced the agency’s 20-year old testing system. The web-based application reduces the need for translators to assist customers in the testing process. DMV and the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) collaborated to begin offering DMV tests in ASL this month. A native ASL signer, who is a former teacher of the Deaf, translated more than 1,100 test questions for DMV’s driver’s license, motorcycle license, and commercial driver’s license (CDL) exams. For many individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, ASL is their first language, so offering DMV tests in ASL, as opposed to just reading the questions, allows them to receive the information in the language they prefer.

Before SecuriTest, a customer who wanted to take a test in ASL had to arrange for an interpreter ahead of time through VDDHH’s Interpreter Service Program, which was not typically a same-day service. Now, those customers can walk in to any full service DMV office and take their test in ASL at a touch-screen kiosk; however, customers more comfortable using an ASL interpreter will still have the option of scheduling a qualified sign language interpreter.

Class to Teach Mental Health First Aid

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What would you do if someone you know began experiencing a mental-health challenge? Find out what you could do to help at one of the Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services’ free classes, 9 a.m-1 p.m., at the Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway, on the days indicated. Training materials are included. Select the pair of four-hour classes that best fits your interest and schedule:

Youth Mental Health First Aid will focus on how to help youths aged 12-18 who show signs of mental illness or who are in a crisis: Fridays, June 6 and 13, or Thursday and Friday, July 10 and 11.

Mental Health First Aid will discuss how to help anyone who shows signs of mental illness or who is in a crisis: Thursday and Friday, June 19 and 20, or Thursday and Friday, July 24 and 25.

For more information, or to register, contact bricklem@chesterfield.gov or 804-768-7212.

Moped Riders: Title and Register your moped today

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding moped owners and operators that the deadline to title and register their mopeds is quickly approaching.

A law that went into effect last summer requires mopeds operated on Virginia roadways to be titled and registered by July 1, 2014. A title is $10. The annual registration fee is $20.25.

Virginia law also requires every moped driver to carry a government-issued photo ID (does not have to be a driver’s license) . In addition, every driver and passenger must wear a helmet while riding a moped. Drivers must also wear a face shield, safety glasses or goggles unless the moped has a windshield.

Dominion Power looking to award $500,000 in environmental grants in Virginia

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The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, parent company of Dominion Virginia Power, will award $500,000 this year to a variety of organizations across Virginia in support of environmental stewardship initiatives. Applications requesting up to $25,000 will be accepted now through May 30.

“Dominion is privileged to partner with organizations across the Commonwealth again this year, supporting projects that make a real difference in restoring or preserving the health of our environment,” said Pamela Faggert, chief environmental officer for Dominion. “These projects go a long way in ensuring that our children and grandchildren will also be able to enjoy the great outdoors.”

Past projects funded by the Dominion Foundation have included KidWind Challenge, No Excuse Not to Recycle programs in state parks, Mechumps Creek Restoration project, and the George Washington National Forest Restoration project.

Summer Sounds Concert Series at Stony Point Fashion Park

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Enjoy live music while you stroll, shop and dine to all your favorite tunes performed by local musicians every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at Stony Point Fashion Park.

Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm – 8 pm
Sundays, 1pm – 5pm

With Special Performances on
Memorial Day – Monday, May 26 from 1pm – 5pm
Labor Day – Monday, September 1 from 1pm – 5pm

All performances are located in front of Sur La Table near the Panera Bread Entrance.
Weather permitting. Bands subject to change.

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Saturday, May 24 En’Novation (Motown, Oldies, Soul, Top 40)
Sunday, May 25 Class Act Band (Motown, Funk, Soul, R&B, 70′s Classics)
Monday, May 26 Vinyl Headlights (Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip Hop, Country)
Friday, May 30 Jangling Reinharts (Classic & Acoustic Rock ‘n’ roll, 80′s, 90′s)
Saturday, May 31 Klaxton Brown (Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Pop, Country, Big Band)

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