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MARCH 1
Enjoy an evening of A Cappella music at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series, now in its fourth year, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Tickets are $12. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
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The Henrico County Adventure Series will present award-winning Virginia author, Leonard M. Adkins, at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrico County Administration Board Room, 4301 E. Parham Rd. Adkins will present “Traversing Ancient Mountains: 2,000 Miles on the Appalachian Trail,” a multimedia program accompanied by folk and classical music. Adkins has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail five times. The program is free and open to the community. For details, call 501-5147 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present An Evening with Judy Collins at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. In a career that spans more than 50 years, Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her signature blend of interpretive folk songs and contemporary themes. Tickets are $40. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu .
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The film “2001 A Space Odyssey” will play at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd., at 7 p.m. March 1 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 2. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491.
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The 37th annual Richmond Home & Garden Show will take place from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 2 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Hundreds of companies will be showcasing the latest products and designs in landscaping, decorating, remodeling and building. Admission is $8 ($7 with online coupon) and free for ages 16 and under. For details, visit http://www.richmondhomeandgarden.com .

MARCH 2
Comedian, actor and writer Dan Adhoot will be the feature comic at the Weinstein JCC’s annual Comedy Night at 8:30 p.m. Adhoot has made guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend; was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing; and can be seen on the upcoming CBS sitcom Friend Me this spring. General admission tickets are $25. For details, visit http://www.weinsteinjcc.org .
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Henricus Historical Park and Discover the James will offer a 45-minute history and nature tour aboard the Discovery Barge II, a covered 24-foot pontoon boat, at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Excursions will feature local wildlife and 17th century through modern day history at Henricus and Dutch Gap. Cost is $25. For details, call 318-8728 or visit http://www.henricus.org .
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Henrico County’s annual Kite Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. There will be children’s activities, exhibits, demonstrations by the Richmond Air Force Kite Club and more. The first 300 kids will receive a free kite. Admission is free. Rain date is March 3. For details, call Rachel Lindsey at 501-5134 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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Before “off-the-rack” shopping, most clothing was made at home. Learn more about 1860s fashion and try your hand at stitching at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd., from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. For details, call 501-2130 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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Squires Legal Services, a Henrico-based law firm, will host a legal presentation at the Metropolitan Community Church, 2501 Park Ave., from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The program will focus on family protection law and will be presented by the firm's founder, attorney Jay Squires. It will include detailed discussion of wills, medical directives and powers of attorney. At the conclusion of the program, there will be time to ask questions and make comments. The event is free and open to the public.


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

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.

Weekend Top 10


An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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