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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
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Tree seedling giveaway planned April 2-3


The Henricopolis Soil & Water Conservation District will sponsor a tree seedling giveaway on April 2 at Dorey Park Shelter 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on April 3 at Hermitage High School parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bare-root tree seedlings are available to Henrico County residents free of charge for the spring planting season.

The following seedling species will be available: apple, kousa dogwood, red maple, river birch, red osier dogwood, loblolly pine, sycamore, bald cypress, white dogwood and redbud. Quantities are limited and trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participant is allowed up to 10 trees total, not to include more than five of the same species. > Read more.

State provides online directory of Bingo games


Wondering where to go to play Bingo? Wonder no more.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) recently launched an online directory of permitted bingo games played in Virginia. Listed by locality, more than 400 regular games are available across the state. The directory will be updated monthly and can be found on VDACS’ website at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/gaming/index.shtml.

“Many Virginia charities, including volunteer rescue squads, booster clubs and programs to feed the homeless, use proceeds from charitable gaming as a tool to support their missions, said Michael Menefee, program manager for VDACS’ Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. > Read more.

Local couple wins wedding at Lewis Ginter


Richmonders Jim Morgan and Dan Stackhouse were married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Mar. 7 month after winning the Say I Do! With OutRVA wedding contest in February. The contest was open to LGBT couples in recognition of Virginia’s marriage equality law, which took effect last fall. The wedding included a package valued at $25,000.

Morgan and Stackhouse, who became engaged last fall on the day marriage equality became the law in Virginia, have been together for 16 years. They were selected from among 40 couples who registered for the contest. The winners were announced at the Say I Do! Dessert Soiree at the Renaissance in Richmond in February. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10


Two events this weekend benefit man’s best friend – a rabies clinic, sponsored by the Glendale Ruritan Club, and an American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR workshop at Alpha Dog Club. The fifth annual Shelby Rocks “Cancer is a Drag” Womanless Pageant will benefit the American Cancer Society and a spaghetti luncheon on Sunday will benefit the Eastern Henrico Ruritan Club. Twin Hickory Library will also host a used book sale this weekend with proceeds benefiting The Friends of the Twin Hickory Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

A taste of Japan

Ichiban offers rich Asian flavors, but portions lack

In a spot that could be easily overlooked is a surprising, and delicious, Japanese restaurant. In a tiny nook in the shops at the corner of Ridgefield Parkway and Pump Road sits a welcoming, warm and comfortable Asian restaurant called Ichiban, which means “the best.”

The restaurant, tucked between a couple others in the Gleneagles Shopping Center, was so quiet and dark that it was difficult to tell if it was open at 6:30 p.m. on a Monday. When I opened the door, I smiled when I looked inside. > Read more.

One beauty of a charmer

Disney’s no-frills, live-action ‘Cinderella’ delights

Cinderella is the latest from Disney’s new moviemaking battle plan: producing live-action adaptations of all their older classics. Which is a plan that’s had questionable results in the past.

Alice in Wonderland bloated with more Tim Burton goth-pop than the inside of a Hot Topic. Maleficent was a step in the right direction, but the movie couldn’t decide if Maleficent should be a hero or a villain (even if she should obviously be a villain) and muddled itself into mediocrity.

Cinderella is much better. Primarily, because it’s just Cinderella. No radical rebooting. No Tim Burton dreck. It’s the 1950 Disney masterpiece, transposed into live action and left almost entirely untouched. > Read more.

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