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05 / 05 / 2017

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to host Spring PlantFest May 5-6

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6

Price: Free

Description: Spring PlantFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6. Now in its 30th year, the plant sale features approximately 40 vendors from around the region offering a wide array of plants, shrubs, trees and garden-themed items. A tool sharpener will be on-site and for a fee will sharpen hand tools, knives and scissors with same-day service. Knowledgeable, helpful Garden volunteers and Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and offer suggestions. Rain or shine. For details, call 262-9887 or visit www.lewisginter.org.

Spring PlantFest at Lewis Ginter

Lavender Fields Herb Farm’s annual Spring Herb Faire planned May 5-6, 12-13

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Price: Free

Description: Lavender Fields Herb Farm’s annual Spring Herb Faire will take place over two weekends, May 5-6 and May 12-13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Shop from over 200 varieties of certified organic herb and veggie plants. There will be free tours, demonstrations and classes on topics such as raised bed gardening, cooking with herbs and vegetables, and container gardening. Both Saturdays will feature free face painting and a children’s planting activity. The Glen Allen Ruritan Club will also be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and slaw on both Saturdays. There will be a special Mother’s Day giveaway May 12-13. Admission and parking are free. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com.

Lavender Fields Herb Farm’s Spring Herb Faire

Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition to hold 2nd annual golf tournament at The Crossings Golf Course

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 11 a.m.

Price: $100 per person

Description: The Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition will hold its second annual golf tournament at The Crossings Golf Course in Glen Allen. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $100 per person and includes green fee and cart, range balls, silent auction, post-round cookout and awards presentation. Register online at www.toosmart2start.com. The Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition’s mission is to promote health and wellness in Henrico County with a primary focus on reducing youth substance abuse.

Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition golf tournament

Henrico-based Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care to host lecture by Marjorie Thompson

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Price: Free

Description: Henrico-based Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care will host a lecture by Marjorie Thompson at 5:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Ave. Noted author of “Soul Feast,” Thompson will speak on “Grounded in Compassion: Fostering Spiritual Practice in an Age of Terror and Twitter.” A Q&A with Thompson and a reception will follow. This 50th Anniversary event is free and open to the public. For details, call 282-8332 or visit www.vipcare.org or Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care on Facebook.

VIPCare lecture by Marjorie Thompson

Deep Run Recreation Center to host Water Fun for ages 8-12

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Price: Free

Description: Deep Run Recreation Center will host a night of water-themed games, relays and activities from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Parent or legal guardian must sign a liability waiver provided on site at the time of drop off. Space is limited to the first 50 children. For ages 8-12. Event is free. For details, call 652-1441 or visit www.henrico.us/rec.

Water Fun for Kids at Deep Run Rec

7th annual Heroes Art Ball to benefit Connor’s Heroes

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Price: $125 per person

Description: The 7th annual Heroes Art Ball, to benefit Connor’s Heroes Pediatric Cancer Research Fund, will take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. There will be food, cocktails, craft beer, a silent auction of items for trips, services and gifts, and a live auction featuring dozens of pieces of art created by Richmond’s top artists with Hero children. Tickets are $125 per person. For details, visit http://501auctions.com/heroesartball.

Connor’s Heroes' Heroes Art Ball

Enjoy an evening of blues and jazz featuring The Lawrence Olds Band at CACGA

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 7 p.m.

Price: $15 to $20

Description: Enjoy an evening of blues and jazz featuring The Lawrence Olds Band at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Based in Richmond, The Lawrence Olds Band is a traditional blues and jazz ensemble performing classic repertoire and original material. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Dinner and beverages will also be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 to $20. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit www.artsglenallen.com.

The Lawrence Olds Band at CACGA

The 2016 film “Mother’s Day” to play at Henrico Theatre May 5-6

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: Times vary

Price: $1

Description: The 2016 film “Mother’s Day” (rated PG-13) will play at 7 p.m. May 5 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 6 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491.

Film “Mother’s Day” at Henrico Theatre

Henrico Theatre Company to present “The Cemetery Club” May 5-21 at CACGA

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: Times vary

Price: $8 to $10

Description: The Henrico Theatre Company will present “The Cemetery Club” May 5-21 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. This comedy by Ivan Menchell is about three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. All performances are at 8 p.m. except for Sunday matinees which are at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (55+) and students. For details, call 501-5859 or visit www.henrico.us/rec.

HTC's “The Cemetery Club” at CACGA

All-musical improv troupe to present Cinco de Mayo show at CSZ Richmond

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 10:15 p.m.

Price: $5

Description: Richmond’s original all-musical improv troupe returns with a special Cinco de Mayo show at 10:15 p.m. at ComedySportz Richmond, 8906-H W. Broad St. Late night comedy for the adult crowd. Tickets are $5 online at www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Cinco de Mayo show at CSZ Richmond

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Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) will hold its eighth-annual awards banquet March 30 at Glen Allen H.S. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is open to the public and will include recognition of individuals and organizations responsible for Henrico PAL’s 10 years of success in the community. Keynote speaker for the event is the new University of Richmond Spiders Head Football Coach Russ Huseman. National PAL Executive Director Joseph Persichini and former Henrico PAL and 2011 National PAL Youth of the Year winner Aubrey Temple are also scheduled to speak. For information about the event, contact Sgt. (Retired) Kenneth Ragland at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 878-1830. Full text

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