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5PT Film Festival by Sierra Nevada will kick off Dominion Energy Riverrock festival weekend on May 17

Get excited about the outdoor festival by watching outdoor adventures films.

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The films aren’t announced yet but they’re sure to inspire, motivate and hopefully get everyone outside.

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Outdoor and adventure films will kick off the action-packed Dominion Energy Riverrock weekend starting on Thursday, May 17, with the 5PT Film Festival presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. at The Broadberry (2729 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220). The film festival will feature 12-15 short documentary adventure films as well as live music from the Larry Keel Experience. Doors open at 5:00pm, with films slated to start at 6:30pm. Music from the Larry Keel Experience will begin at 9:30pm. Tickets are on sale now through The Broadberry for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at the following link: https://ticketf.ly/2H6D3sC

The 5PT Film Festival focuses on the outdoor industry’s inspirational stories and is dedicated to bringing communities together. Sierra Nevada is pleased to partner with 5Point Film in an exclusive showing of their inspiring outdoor films featuring the award winners from the renowned film festival in Carbondale, CO. This partnership brings the film series to Richmond for the fifth year in a row, and the stories of passionate athletes, artists, and filmmakers told during the festival will add to the excitement surrounding Dominion Energy Riverrock.

“We’re excited to be working with 5Point Films and our partners at Sports Backers to kick off this year’s Dominion Energy Riverrock with a night of truly inspiring films,” said Pat Hazlett, Event Team Manager for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. “At the brewery, we seek to inspire adventure of all kind; our founder, Ken Grossman, is an avid hiker, cyclist, kayaker, and more — and it’s an outdoor spirit that permeates all of Sierra Nevada. We look forward to a night full of inspirational stories and a lot of fun.”

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was founded in 1980 on the values of resourcefulness, grit, outdoor wonder, music, originality, and fun. Dominion Energy Riverrock is based on these same values, and 5PT Film Festival presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will highlight the enthusiasm for outdoor adventure that Dominion Energy Riverrock brings to Richmond each year.

In addition to its support as presenting sponsor, Sierra Nevada is donating a portion of beer sales during the 5PT Film Festival to rvaMORE, a local nonprofit whose mission is to enhance trail experiences through people, tools, and advocacy. rvaMORE helps support advocacy efforts that protect access to local trails, provides over 1,000 hours of volunteer work to maintain and improve trails, and ensures continued access to local trails by educating local riders about the need to ride responsibly and obey local regulations. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. believes in sustainable enjoyment of the environment, and those values are reflected by local organizations like rvaMORE.

For more information on the 5PT Film Festival presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., visit the Dominion Energy Riverrock website. Dominion Energy Riverrock is scheduled for May 18-20, 2018, and registration for all events is now open. Follow Dominion Energy Riverrock on FacebookTwitterInstagram or YouTube to stay up to date with the latest festival information.

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Maymont Garden Glow Cancelled Tonight Due to Weather

Mother Nature is bringing the rain and the wind today so the folks at Maymont want to keep everyone safe and dry.

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Due to the forecast for severe weather during Garden Glow at Maymont tonight, we have decided to cancel the event for 10/29. We hope that you can join us on a different night through Nov. 8. If you have already purchased tickets, please check your email. bit.ly/30oc6ci

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Four charged for throwing objects at restaurant patrons, rocks at police car, and assaulting officer Tuesday night

On Tuesday night a group of individuals walked through Richmond, eventually damaging vehicles and buildings in several areas in the city and causing unrest. Four were arrested.

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On Tuesday night a group of individuals walked through Richmond, eventually damaging vehicles and buildings in several areas in the city and causing unrest. Four were arrested.

After leaving Monroe Park, the group headed west along West Main Street. At approximately 9:54 p.m., individuals in the group were observed throwing objects at patrons at a restaurant. Soon after, officers observed an individual throw a large stone and damage an RPD K-9 vehicle. A photo of the stone that was recovered is attached. Later, that same individual was seen throwing an object against a business. As officers moved to arrest this individual, a group member assaulted an officer.

An unlawful assembly was not declared and no chemical agents were deployed.

The Department consulted with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney on possible charges and charged four individuals. Their photos are attached.

Paxton Chapman was charged with obstruction of justice, carrying a concealed weapon, and pedestrian in the roadway.

Saraswati Rowe was charged with obstructing free passage.

Harrison Sellers was charged with inciting a riot and throwing a missile at an occupied vehicle.

Michael Toney was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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Become a Richmond tourism ambassador from the comfort of your own home

The free I Am Tourism workshops help participants gain a visitor’s perspective of the region and an understanding of tourism offerings.

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Richmonders have a new way to learn about the region – from home.

Richmond Region Tourism is launching a virtual version of its popular I Am Tourism ambassador workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 9-11 a.m., with a second session on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 9-11 a.m. New classes will be held monthly.

The free I Am Tourism workshops help participants gain a visitor’s perspective of the region and an understanding of tourism products and offerings.

The Oct. 28 session includes information about the economic impact of tourism and an overview of the attractions, events and activities in the Richmond region. A virtual tour led by Bill Martin, The Valentine executive director, will guide the class on a custom visit to some of his favorite places.

“The I Am Tourism program is an exciting opportunity for everyone in our community to become knowledgeable and influential representatives of the region,” said Jack Berry, Richmond Region Tourism CEO and president.

The primary reason people travel to the Richmond Region is to visit friends and family. National travel data points to this trend continuing as people continue with more car-based trips during the pandemic. The I Am Tourism classes provided an opportunity for residents to become knowledgeable ambassadors when guests visit.

“Richmond’s hospitality industry hasn’t escaped the devastating financial impact of the pandemic, but we’re seeing signs of growth and progress. The new virtual sessions are an opportunity for the entire community to help the tourism industry and the region’s economic rebound,” Berry said.

Participants must register for the Oct. 28 class by Oct. 27 at noon.

Since the I Am Tourism program launched in 2015, more than 2,600 Ambassadors have gone through the program. Richmond Region Tourism also creates custom classes for employee engagement activities for local businesses.

For more information on upcoming I Am Tourism ambassador trainings and to register, visit visitrichmondva.com.

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