Henrico County VA

Mountain Road Corridor Holiday Celebration planned for Dec. 3

Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will host the Mountain Road Corridor Holiday Celebration from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning at the Courtney Road Service Station, 3401 Mountain Rd. The station, built around 1925, will be open for tours until 2 p.m.

Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Rd., will have an open house from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be tours, music, dancing and refreshments.

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., will light its 60-foot cedar tree, strung with a thousand lights, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The event will also feature holiday carols, free hot chocolate and cookies along with a special visit from Santa.

The day will conclude at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd. Celebrate Christmas as they did in 1860 and enjoy guided lantern tours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All events are free. For details, visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
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HandsOn Day set for Oct. 17

HandsOn Day 2015, which will feature 1200 volunteers serving more than 65 nonprofits in Greater Richmond, will take place Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the projects in Henrico or surrounding communities that need volunteers are: installing GardenFest lights Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, distribution center assistance at Feedmore, pumpkin carving with residents at SupportOne, work and play at Housing Families First, paint for independence at Heart Havens, spruce up the shelter and clean sweep at Harbor House at Safe Harbor, pinwheel project at REAP and Kidney Walk prep at National Kidney Foundation Serving VA. > Read more.

Online tool helps identify best native plants for pollinators

Virginians who want to plant beneficial plants for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds have a new resource at their fingertips. The online Virginia Native Plant Finder now lets users search for native plant species that benefit pollinators. The tool, which is managed by the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, is free and easy to use; searches can be completed on desktops, tablets or smartphones.

Native plants are those that grow where they evolved; they have traits that enable them to adapt to local conditions. The Virginia Native Plant Finder lets users create their own custom native plant lists by selecting from dropdown menus. > Read more.

Growlers to Go opens in Short Pump; opening celebration Oct. 15

Growlers to Go has opened its second area location – in Short Pump, next to Trader Joe's.

Unlike the flagship store on the Boulevard in Richmond, this location is equipped with a Tasting Room, offering customers the opportunity to drink pints or tasting wheels as well as order snacks on premises. > Read more.


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