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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

Celebrating 106 years

Former Sandston resident Mildred Taylor celebrated her 106th birthday Aug. 9. Taylor, who now lives in Powhatan, is still a member of Sandston Baptist Church. She was visited the day after her birthday by several members of the church, who played for her a recording of the entire church membership singing happy birthday to her during worship. > Read more.

YMCA breaks ground for aquatic center

YMCA officials gathered last week to break ground on the new Tommy J. West Aquatic Center at the Shady Grove Family YMCA on Nuckols Road. The center, which will featured 7,600 square feet of competitive and recreational space, including water slides, play areas for children and warmer water for those with physical limitations, is the fourth phase of a $4 million expansion at the facility. West was president and CEO of Capital Interior Contractors and a founding member of the Central Virginia Region of the Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. > Read more.

Rotary donates to ‘Bright Beginnings’

The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Journey to mediocrity

‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ fails to capitalize on tasty concept
The Hundred-Foot Journey is a curious little Romeo and Juliet of a film. A family, forced out of their native India, begins a trek across Europe.

The family’s sole mode of transportation sputters and dies in a sleepy little French town, but the town’s food culture is high, and that’s a perfect place for a family of restaurateurs to settle down. There’s only one problem – the family’s rustic “Maison Mumbai” is right across the street (a hundred feet away, if the title didn’t clue you in) from a prestigious French bistro with a Michelin star, run with an iron fist by the dreaded Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren, pictured).

It’s here that a particular Romeo and Juliet story begins to develop, with Hassan (Manish Dayal) on the Indian side and Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) on the French side. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Enjoy the final days of summer with comedian Guy Torry, the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour or mystery writer Mary Miley Theobald at Twin Hickory Library. Another great way to welcome the beginning of fall is to check out the UR Spider Football season opener with man’s best friend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Bottoms up

Short Pump brewery offers more than just beer
I am still (happily) thinking about my entire experience at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery last week. Knowing nothing about this new brewery out of Denver, I was leery of brew-pub in the heart of Short Pump Town Center – this is not what I’d usually think of as a perfect fit, and yet, it was.

The restaurant and craft brewery opened in early June and features 10 beers made by female brewmaster Becky Hammond (pictured). This is the restaurant’s second location in Virginia; the first is in Arlington. Behind glass walls, customers watched the beer brewing in massive steel barrels. For our up-and-coming beer region, it makes sense that Short Pump would jump on board.

As I walked up to the back of the mall near the comedy club, I was taken aback by what I saw: at the top of the stairs was an overflowing restaurant with outdoor seating, large umbrellas and dangling outdoor lights. > Read more.

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