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APR 18
Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4825 Pouncey Tract Rd. in Glen Allen, will present a Good Friday Tenebrae Service at 7:30 p.m. The distinctive ceremony of Tenebrae (Latin for “shadows” or “darkness”) is the gradual extinguishing of candles while a series of dramatic readings and special music is presented. For details, visit http://www.shadygroveumc.net/LentandHolyWeek.
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Beyond Barbie 2014: Touchy Topics continues at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Rd. Beyond Barbie is a performance series that began in 2011 in conjunction with Susan Singer’s provocative art show Not Barbie, a series of paintings of female nudes of every size, shape, age and race. The topic tonight is “Beyond 50 - Sex, Juice and Joy.” Tickets are $10. For details, visit http://www.beyondbarbie.info.
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Join costumed guides as they offer a personal introduction to the turkeys, chickens, sheep, horses, cows and pigs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd. Admission is free. For details, call 501-2130 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com.

APR 19
For the young and the young of heart, recreational tree climbing is one of the fastest growing sports around. Professional arborists from Riverside Outfitters will present a program for ages eight and older from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. Cost is $20. For details, call 501-5147 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com.
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Learn the secrets of Walkerton Tavern in a fun, hands-on program from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Find out what happens to a marble on the floor and practice building a wall. Admission is free. For details, call 261-6898 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com.
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Volunteers are needed most every Saturday weather-permitting for the cleanup and restoration of Evergreen Cemetery, which straddles the Henrico-Richmond line in the east end. For details, call John Shuck at 728-9475 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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Richmond-based Balinese percussion ensemble Gamelan Raga Kusuma will perform at 3 p.m. at the Earth Day Global Sounds Concert at the University of Richmond. This free, family-friendly concert features Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances by several music ensembles. After the concert, audience members will have an opportunity to see and interact with the instruments, including the gamelan and drums. For details, visit http://www.ragakusuma.org.
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The Richmond Concert Band will perform “Where Have I Heard That Before?” at 2 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. The music will come from movies, television, Billboard Top 10, “classics,” Olympic opening ceremonies and more – will you remember where you’ve heard that song? The concert is free with Garden admission. For details, call 737-3767 or visit http://www.rcband.org.
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The University of Richmond’s annual Spider spring game will be played at Robins Stadium at 1 p.m. Admission is free. The inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt, open to children 13 and under, will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Milhiser Green. There will be candy and prizes. Before, during and after the spring game, fans can partake in games, interactive inflatables, face painting and Easter bag-making on Lessing Plaza at the Family Fun Zone. To register, email your child’s first and last name and age to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

APR 20
Enjoy a twilight canoe trip on Four Mile Creek, a quiet tributary of the James River, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Look for great blue herons, osprey, beaver, deer and bald eagles. The $12 fee covers basic instruction and all equipment. Meet at Deep Bottom Park, 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. For details, call 501-5147 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com.
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The 25th Annual Math Science Innovation Center Chip In for Education Golf Tournament will be held at The Golf Club at the Highlands, beginning at noon with a shotgun start. The cost is $600 for a foursome or $700 for a foursome plus sponsorship of one hole. Other levels of sponsorship and participation also are available. The event includes a putting contest and boxed lunch. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin on two holes; longest drive - men; longest drive - women; straightest drive; and longest putt. The event is sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union and benefits the Math Science Innovation Center in Henrico County. To register, visit https://mymsic.org/index.php/news/golf or call (804) 343-6525. Full text

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