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04 / 01 / 2017

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Bizarre Bazaar returns to Richmond Raceway Complex Mar. 31 to Apr. 2

Date: April 1, 2017

Time: Times vary

Price: $1.50 to $7

Description: The Bizarre Bazaar returns to the Richmond Raceway Complex Mar. 31 to Apr. 2. A Virginia tradition for 25 years, unique offerings include seasonal gifts and decorative accessories for the home and garden, gourmet food and cookbooks, fine linens, designer women's and children's clothing, toys, fine crafts and artwork, spring and summer perennials, furniture and jewelry. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mar. 31 and Apr. 1 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Apr. 2. Admission is $7 for adults and $1.50 for children 2-12. For details, visit www.thebizarrebazaar.com.

Bizarre Bazaar at RRC

Regency Square Mall to host arrival of the Easter Bunny with breakfast

Date: April 1, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.

Price: Free

Description: Regency Square Mall will host the arrival of the Easter Bunny with breakfast in the spring garden from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ages 10 and under. Seating is limited. To register, call 740-1518. The Easter Bunny will remain until Apr. 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday (with half-hour breaks at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.) and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (with a break from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.). Visits are free; photo packages vary in price. For details, visit www.shopregencysqmall.com.

Easter Bunny breakfast at Regency

VNPS Pocahontas Chapter to visit Radcliffe Conservation Area in Chesterfield

Date: April 1, 2017

Time: 10 a.m.

Price: Free

Description: The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will visit the John J. Radcliffe Conservation Area in southern Chesterfield at 10 a.m. The area consists of 87 acres of woodlands and swampland along the Appomattox River with 1.5 miles of trail and over 500 feet of elevated boardwalk. Anyone with an interest in the native landscape is welcome, from novice to expert. The trip may be canceled if there is heavy rain. For details, including carpool information, contact Trip Leader Richard Moss at 748-2940 or 380-7262.

Tour Radcliffe Conservation Area with VNPS

Lavender Fields to offer the class “Raised Bed Gardening”

Date: April 1, 2017

Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Price: $20

Description: Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “Raised Bed Gardening” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. From idea to harvest, the class will cover the selection of materials, what and how much to grow, along with a quick overview of the difference between traditional gardening and raised bed gardening. Learn about soil conditioning, crop rotation, ongoing care, harvesting and more. Cost is $20. To register, visit www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com or call 262-7167.

“Raised Bed Gardening” class

West End Comedy to present April Fool’s Day Funnies at Belmont Rec Center

Date: April 1, 2017

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Price: $5

Description: West End Comedy will present April Fool’s Day Funnies, a family-friendly comedy show, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Rd. West End Comedy is primarily short form improvisation, a “Whose Line Is It Anyway” style, which means there are no scripts, and audience suggestions are used to create scenes. Opening act will feature Magic by Bob. Tickets are $5. For details, call 652-1410.

April Fool’s Day Funnies

Lewis Ginter to host Virginia Daffodil Society Show Apr. 1-2

Date: April 1, 2017

Time: Times vary

Price: Included with Garden admission

Description: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host the Virginia Daffodil Society Show from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Apr. 1 and from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Apr. 2. Hundreds of delightful prize-worthy daffodils and expert growers will be on hand. The show is included with Garden admission. For details, visit www.lewisginter.org.

Va. Daffodil Society Show

Good Vibrations Chorus to perform at Libbie Mill Library

Date: April 1, 2017

Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Price: Free

Description: Good Vibrations Chorus will perform inspirational songs, patriotic tunes and popular Broadway melodies from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Libbie Mill Library. Good Vibrations Chorus consists of nearly 30 dedicated volunteers who share their love of music with audiences throughout the Richmond area. For details, call 501-1940 or visit www.henricolibrary.org.

Good Vibrations Chorus concert

Dr. Douglas Ottafi to visit RRPC Mar. 31 to Apr. 2 to speak on 'Who is Jesus Christ?'

Date: April 1, 2017

Time: Times vary

Price: Free

Description: Dr. Douglas Ottafi will visit River Road Presbyterian Church Mar. 31 through Apr. 2 to speak about the topic "Who is Jesus Christ?" Ottafi will speak Mar. 31 at 3 p.m. at Union Seminary in a lecture that is open to the public. The following day, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Ottafi will make a presentation at River Road Presbyterian Church, 8960 River Road. On Apr. 2, from 10 to 10:50 a.m., Ottafi will speak to the Adult Sunday School and then make a presentation at the church from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ottafi, the author of numerous books and articles, is the Craig Family Distinguished Professor of Reformed Theology and Justice at Davidson College, past president of the Society of Christian Ethics and former professor of theology and ethics at Union Presbyterian Seminary. For details, contact the church at 740-7083 or askus@rrpcusa.org.

"Who is Jesus Christ?" at RRPC

Richmond Spring Carnival in Midlothian planned Mar. 30 to Apr. 9

Date: April 1, 2017

Time: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. M-F and 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. S-S

Price: Free; ride cost varies

Description: The Richmond Spring Carnival will take place Mar. 30 to Apr. 9 at 6807 Midlothian Tnpk. This family-friendly event features favorite fair food, games, and rides for all ages, from fun kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides, all along a colorful midway. Admission is free; ride cost varies. Unlimited ride wristbands are $25 Monday-Thursday and $30 Friday-Sunday. Ride tickets are also available onsite for $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus one free ride. Hours are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For details, including coupon savings on rides and food, visit www.dreamlandamusements.com or call 866-666-3247.

Richmond Spring Carnival

UR Modlin Center to present banjoist Noam Pikelny

Date: April 1, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $32

Description: The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present banjoist Noam Pikelny at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Pikelny is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a string ensemble. In September of 2010, he was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Pikelny is a three-time Grammy Award Nominee. His next album, the purely solo endeavor “Universal Favorite” is released this month. Tickets are $32. For details, call 289-8980 or visit www.modlin.richmond.edu.

Banjoist Noam Pikelny at UR

Joey DeFrancesco + The People to perform at The Tin Pan

Date: April 1, 2017

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: $35 to $40

Description: Joey DeFrancesco + The People will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Touring in support of his new release on Mack Avenue Records, “Project Freedom,” DeFrancesco’s new quartet features him on the Hammond B-3 – plus contributions on keyboards, trumpet and as a vocalist. Accompanying DeFrancesco are drummer Jason Brown, guitarist Dan Wilson and saxophonist Troy Roberts – collectively billed as the People. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Joey DeFrancesco/The People at The Tin Pan

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The Sandston Library will present “Soul of a Community,” a Valentine Museum interactive history adult program, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. From early settlement to the establishment of businesses and communities, explore how African Americans in Richmond have defined the city and influenced the nation. Refreshments will be served. For details, call 501-1990 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org. Full text

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