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Registration now open for Virginia Senior Games, to be held in Henrico County this May

The games will be held May 10th through the 13th and will feature a wide array of athletic and non-athletic events alike.

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From Henrico Recreation & Parks:

“Life Begins at 50 with Fitness and Gold!” This is what the Virginia Senior Games are all about as they enter their 39th year of promoting healthy lifestyles for Virginia residents! Presented annually by the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, the 2017 games, to be held May 10-13, are being hosted by Henrico County Recreation & Parks. Interested participants can register online through April 15. Those who register by February 28 will receive a discounted administration fee!

Virginia Senior Games strive to provide something for everyone 50 and better! From swimming to tennis, events are chosen to include the non-athletic as well as the athletic, to accommodate all skill levels, and to promote an atmosphere of competition and fun. The games attract more than 1,000 senior athletes who compete in Olympic-style events for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals. This year’s events include Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Pickleball, Racquetball, Road Race, Shuffleboard, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball.

The Virginia Senior Games is a qualifying competition for the National Senior Games, which take place every other year. VSG is also an open event, so that no scores or times are required for entry.  Athletes can compete in multiple sports, and out-of-state sportspersons are welcome.  Competition adheres to National Senior Games rules, and medals are awarded in each age category (5-year increments).  Additionally, athletes and their guests are treated to an annual Athletes’ Party and Wellness Fair, based on a new festive theme each year and offering activities, musical entertainment, and snacks, all in keeping with a showcase for services and resources for healthy lifestyles in Virginia.

To learn more about Virginia Senior Games, visit the event website.

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Ukrop’s Monument 10K Shows Off this Year’s Shirt

If your New Year’s resolutions included running in the Ukrop’s 10K today would be a good day to register.

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Your first look at the 2022 Ukrop’s participant shirt, designed by Hamilton Glass. Register here to get yours. The price goes up tomorrow January 4th so don’t hesitate if you want to save a few bucks.

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Glen Allen mosque hoping to clear misconception about Islam at community open house this Saturday

“Muslims are opening the doors of our Mosques to our neighbors to provide them with an opportunity to get to know the Muslim community,” said GainPeace Director Dr. Sabeel Ahmed.

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On Saturday, December 4th, a Glen Allen mosque is inviting the community to a Mosque Open House. The purpose of the open house, says the Islamic Center of Richmond, is to address the increase in Islamophobia and to provide an opportunity for the neighbors to get acquainted with Muslim neighbors while at the same time deepening their understanding of the Islamic faith.

Two Muslim organizations are hosting this event: GainPeace and the Islamic center of Richmond Mosque. GainPeace is a national Islamic organization that conducts several educational forums and provides literature and opportunity for our fellow Americans to learn the facts about Islam.

“Muslims are opening the doors of our Mosques to our neighbors to provide them with an opportunity to get to know the Muslim community,” said GainPeace Director Dr. Sabeel Ahmed. “The current political climate has created an environment of mistrust, and also a curiosity in public to learn more about Islam and these Mosque Open Houses will educate them and take any questions on Islam.” Dr. Ahmed added, “The open house will also create opportunities to form alliances between the Muslim-Americans and their neighbors to better the community.”

The Mosques will serve lunch to guests.

The Islamic Center of Richmond is located at 8481 Hungary Road in Glen Allen. The event takes place Saturday, December 4, 11 am to 1:30 pm.

What to expect:

  • The social hour includes Henna design for ladies, face painting for kids, Islamic Artifacts table, Ask Imam Booth, try the Hijab booth, and exclusive VR (Virtual Reality) glasses to let viewers experience Islam in 360 degrees
  • Break for lunch
  • Presentation on Islam, common misconceptions, working together with other faiths, etc.
  • Question and answer session
  • Tour of the Mosque, witnessing of the Congregation Prayer, and gift-giving to guests

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Hermitage Richmond hosting second annual “Illumination on the Lawn”

From December 4 until January 6, the grounds at Hermitage Richmond will be transformed into a spectacular winter wonderland display of holiday lights and reindeer from 6-9 p.m. each evening. This ongoing event is free to attend for the whole family — including pets.

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This holiday season, Hermitage Richmond is inviting the community to bundle up and enjoy some festive fun and holiday magic.

The senior living community in Ginter Park is inviting the community to join them for their second annual holiday tradition at Hermitage Richmond — Illumination on the Lawn.

From December 4 until January 6, the grounds at Hermitage Richmond will be transformed into a spectacular winter wonderland display of holiday lights and reindeer from 6-9 p.m. each evening. This ongoing event is free to attend for the whole family — including pets.

“We are thrilled to once again bring to life our new Richmond annual tradition, and look forward to bringing the joy of the holidays to everyone with our festive light displays,” said Amy Chapman, Executive Director of Hermitage Richmond. “There are brand new displays this year that are sure to amaze our residents, as well as new and returning guests of all ages!”

Hermitage Richmond is located at 1600 Westwood Ave., Richmond, VA 23227.

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