Wednesday, March 23, 2011

City to Celebrate Tennis

The department in partnership with the Richmond Tennis Association will hold a Tennis Night in America celebration on Thursday, March 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arthur Ashe Center.
Tennis Night in American is a national program of the United States Tennis Association to register youth for tennis classes with park and recreation departments and community centers throughout the month of March. It also introduces the new QuickStart Tennis program to the public.
QuickStart Tennis focuses on children age 10 and younger and uses smaller courts, larger rackets and bigger tennis balls so that children can quickly learn and enjoy the sport.
The Richmond event will include the opportunity for parents to register their children age 10 and younger for tennis classes, as well as games, clinics, prizes, free snacks, information on coaching and team management and fun for all. It is free to attend.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Department to Present Pine Camp Plan for Comment

The department has developed a campus plan for its Pine Camp Arts and Community Center grounds which it will present to the public for comment on Wednesday, March 30. The plan is based on the two public meetings the department held in January and March to discuss ideas to guide the long-term development of the property.
The meeting will be held at the Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, located at 4901 Old Brook Road, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spotlight Gallery to Feature Local Seniors in Exhibition

Local art lovers will have an opportunity to view artwork created by area seniors at Richmond’s Spotlight Gallery in an exhibit hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. The exhibit, titled “Continuing to Create! A Senior Group Art Exhibition,” will open with a reception from 6 - 8 p.m. on April 1 at the gallery, located at the department’s Pine Camp Arts and Community Center at 4901 Old Brook Rd.
Gallery visitors will be able to meet the artists at the reception and purchase artwork done in a wide array of media. “Senior citizens in our community are displaying a lifetime of experiences in their beautiful creations,” said Shaunn Casselle, a recreation instructor for the department and co-curator of the show.
The exhibit will be on display beginning April 1 through April 29. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The reception is free to attend and open to the public.