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JUNE 15
Harmony in Hanover continues with Robbin Thompson at 7 p.m. at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Tickets are $25 and include a reception at 6 p.m. Proceeds from Harmony in Hanover support the Foundation’s mission to restore, preserve and utilize Hanover Tavern as an historic, educational, community and cultural resource center. For details, call 537-5050 or visit http://www.hanovertavern.org.

JUNE 16
As part of its tenth anniversary celebration, One Voice Chorus will perform “The Best of One Voice Chorus” at 7 p.m. at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 5200 Grove Ave. Selections drawn from the chorus’ ten-year history will present a variety of styles – spirituals, classical and jazz – including a special favorite, Robert Ray’s “Gospel Mass.” A pre-concert conversation will begin at 6 p.m. Adult admission is a $15 donation; children ages 12 and under are free. For details, call 231-0324 or visit http://www.onevoicechorus.org .
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The Central Virginia CPR Council will continue to offer free hands-only cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes to anyone who wishes to attend for three days in June known as the Great Days of CPR. The second location will be at The Diamond, 3001 N Boulevard. CPR Night at the Diamond during the Squirrels game will be a series of quick Hands-Only CPR demonstrations throughout the night, starting at 5 p.m., giving attendees a chance to try Hands-Only CPR before and during the baseball game. A final opportunity will be June 18. For details, call 254-1147 or visit http://www.vacpr.org .
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Call Federal Credit Union, 3660 Mayland Ct., will hold a free community shred event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Anyone in the community is welcome to shred their documents in a secure and confidential fashion at no charge. For details, call 249-6888 or visit http://www.callfcu.org .
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All ages are invited to enjoy the movie “The Muppets” at 8:30 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. Bring a blanket and experience the thrill of outdoor movies. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For details, call Rachel Moore at 501-5134 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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Antioch Baptist Church, 3868 Antioch Church Rd. in Sandston, will host a Community Day Celebration from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be activities for all ages including cake walks, games and prizes, face painting, live entertainment and more. The event is free and open to the community. For details, call 737-0500.
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Highland Springs United Methodist Church, 22 N. Holly Ave., will host a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items for sale include homemade cakes, pies, breads, cookies, canned jams and jellies and more. All proceeds benefit local mission work. For details, call 737-1503.
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Pint-sized food lovers and even the pickiest eaters will have a blast getting crafty with cuisine as Super Duper Mini Chefs makes its annual spring appearance at Virginia Center Commons Mall, 10101 Brook Rd. Starting at 2 p.m., kids will be able to create pasta art and jewelry, play Nickelodeon’s new “iCarly: Groovy Foodie!” game for the Nintendo DS and explore the creativity of cuisine through a combination of demos and interactive activities. Donations to the Central Virginia Food Bank are encouraged. For details, visit http://www.facebook.com/VirginiaCenterCommons .

JUNE 17
Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Rd., will host an old-fashioned ice cream social from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy Bruster’s ice cream, tour the historic house, play old-fashioned games and listen to music. Admission is free. For details, call Rachel Moore at 501-5134 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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Celebrate Father’s Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., beginning at 1 p.m. Special activities include a concert by The Jangling Reinharts in the Bloemendaal House, classic cars, children’s activities and a Father’s Day buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, sides, desserts and drinks. Regular Garden admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for children ages 3-12 and free for children under three. For details, call 262-9887 or visit http://www.lewisginter.org


Community

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden raises admission $1

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s admission has increased by $1 across all categories. Admission is now $12 for adults; $11 for seniors ages 55 and older; and $8 for children ages 3–12. Admission remains free for children ages 3 and younger and for members.

The last price increase was in 2011, before the Garden consistently hosted Butterflies LIVE! (which is included with admission). > Read more.

Garden tails

The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.

Western Henrico Rotary helps fund Midwives For Haiti Jeep


Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.

The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.

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Entertainment

US Army Field Band to perform in Henrico Aug. 3

The United States Army Field Band will present a free public performance at Deep Run Park in Henrico on Sunday, Aug 3 at 3 p.m.

Members of the band are soldiers who also serve as “musical ambassadors of the Army” and perform for schools and communities nationwide.

The Concert Band will be performing along with the Soldiers’ Chorus. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Take in a show at several locations this weekend! West End Comedy will provide laughs at HATTheatre; the production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” will close Sunday; and the youth theatre company CharacterWorks will present “Footloose” at The Steward School. Another show perfect for the kids – “Despicable Me 2” is playing at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center tonight. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Is there an Echo in here?

‘Earth to Echo’ aims to become this generation’s ‘ET’
It’s no secret that all found-footage genre movies are the same. Grab a couple of characters, give one of them a camera, and expose them to something supernatural that’s content to lurk just off-screen until the last five minutes. Everything else will just fall into place.

But that formula isn’t particularly family friendly, if only because that thing waiting a few feet to the left of the cast is usually plotting their violent doom.

That’s what sets Earth to Echo apart from the pack. It, too, follows a group of characters armed with a camera and a tendency to encounter unknown life forms. But all those familiar parts have been rearranged just enough to make it suitable for a much younger audience. > Read more.

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