Dart Classic raises funds for Children’s Hospital

The 34th Annual Central Virginia Dart Association (CVDA) Dart Classic was held June 8-10, at the Holiday Inn - Koger Center, as a fund raiser for Children’s Hospital in Richmond. As an American Dart Organization sanctioned event, nearly 200 darters participated in the event, some traveling from as far away as Massachusetts and New York.

Friday Family Kayak Tours

Attention Moms and/or Dads: Bring your kids (minimum age is 7) to the Dutch Gap Conservation Area to experience kayaking. Single and tandem sit-on-top kayaks are available.

Conservation learning activities for kids at Dutch Gap

Start your morning at the Dutch Gap Conservation Area and join the naturalist to explore the forest, wetlands, meadows, lagoon, vernal pool or river. All programs are $8/child (Exploring Dutch Gap by Bike and Boat is $13/child) and begin at 9 a.m. at the Henricus Visitor Center.

VSU offers activities for all ages this summer

Virginia State University is offering several free programs, as well as programs with a small fee, during the summer months from June 20 through July 28, for children seven through the senior year. 

Vacation Bible School: A fun and spiritual way to spend the summer

Colonial Heights Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School: “Sky: Everything is possible with God”
June 25-29
Register online at or call (804) 526-0424

Swift Creek Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School: July 30-Aug. 3 9 a.m. - 12 noon
1850 Branders Bridge Road, Colonial Heights
For more information: or call (804) 520-1211

St. Augustine’s Catholic Church

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, June 20
Red Cross Web of Hope Knitt/crochet classes. 10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church. 4317 School St. For more information call Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

Metro Richmond Zoo - Our Zoo to You. Central Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register online at or call the library.

Early Literacy Story Times – Summer 2012. Enon Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. No registration required.

Hundreds of volunteers spruce up the James

Hundreds of volunteers divided among 13 sites spent last Saturday picking up trash along the James River and several feeder creeks or streams; working through the hot temperatures to make the river a better, cleaner place.