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SEPT. 28
The Company Store will perform at 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. The Company Store mixes together the ingredients of America’s own music – fiddle melodies from Virginia’s Appalachians, tight harmonies from Kentucky’s bluegrass and moving spirituals from the Carolina hills. Admission is free but reservations are required. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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University of Richmond will host the popular Family Weekend Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Schola Cantorum, Women’s Chorale, Jazz Ensemble and others will perform. The UR Taiko Ensemble will perform outside, weather permitting, at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free; no tickets are required. For details, call 289-8277 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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The Friends of the Twin Hickory Library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. For details, call 290-9200 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org .
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Threads Consignment Events will present the Fall/Winter Children’s Sale Sept. 28 to Oct. 7 in the Canterbury Shopping Center, 10618 Patterson Ave. Items for sale include new and gently-used clothing, toys, books, puzzles, furniture, baby equipment, maternity wear and more. Threads is a sponsor of the annual Autism Society of Central Virginia 5K. Hours vary. For details, visit http://www.threadsevents.com .

SEPT. 29
Henrico Humane Society’s fifth annual Bark in the Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. A 2K dog walk will begin at 11 a.m. There will also be live music, children’s activities, pet-related vendors, a pet costume contest and more. Dogs will enjoy the new, fully-fenced-in Dorey Dog Park which features dog exercise equipment, “misting stations” disguised as fire hydrants and low water fountains just for pets. Registration is $25 for the 2K walk. Admission is free. Rain date is Sept. 30. For details, call HHS at 262-6634 or visit http://www.henricohumane.org .
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The Festival of India will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 29-30 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. There will be classical and modern live performances, as well as East-West fusion dance and music. Traditional Indian clothing, jewelry, movies, music and souvenirs will be available for purchase and a variety of Indian cuisine, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies, will be prepared fresh in front of patrons. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.thefestivalofindia.org .
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Safe Harbor’s third annual yard sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the old Best Products location, 4909 Marshall St. Items for sale include furniture, electronics, home goods, collectibles, clothes and accessories, toys, books, movies, DVDs and more. All proceeds benefit Safe Harbor’s work to provide shelter, counseling and support groups for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. For details, visit http://www.safeharborshelter.com .
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The fourth annual Richmond Walk Now for Autism Speaks will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. There will be children’s activities, a resource fair, refreshments and live entertainment by The Diggity Dudes. Families will have a chance to meet firefighters and police officers from Henrico and Hanover counties. For details, visit http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/richmond .
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Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will host its Fall Herb Faire and Open House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be classes, demonstrations and a farm tour. Admission and parking are free. For a schedule of events, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com .

SEPT. 30
Richmond’s Tony Cosby and his band of thespians will present The Sam Cooke Experience, a musical and theatrical tribute to gospel great and R&B legend Sam Cooke, at 3 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. WLEE radio personality Jack Gravely will be the guest M.C. for this variety show starring the talents of home spun thespian troupe Theatre&Co and features local recording artist Delores Fox and Justin Morris of the Soul Stirrers. Tickets are available to Barkys, 18 E. Broad St., and The Gospel Book Store, Fairfield Commons Mall on Nine Mile Rd. For details, call Tony Cosby at 218-6970 or visit http://www.sowerinc.com


Community

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.

Agencies combine on new entry point to Chickahominy


Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.

The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.

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Entertainment

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.

New Italian restaurant opens in Short Pump

Charlottesville's Bella’s Restaurant recently opened a location in Short Pump Village, at 11408 West Broad Street. The restaurant is owned by Valeria Biesnti, a native of Rome who arrived in the U.S. at age 21 and later became a U.S. citizen. With her restaurants, Bisenti has sought to create an ambiance that welcomes diners in a casual setting, like her favorites from her hometown. > Read more.

Henrico native to appear on Travel Channel show


A Henrico native will appear on the third episode of the Travel Channel's new grilling competition series “American Grilled.”

The episode, filmed in Charlottesville, will premier July 16 at 9 p.m. and feature Glen Allen-native Rex Holmes, a patent lawyer who operates http://SavoryReviews.com a blo,g centered around tasty recipes and BBQ.

The show features hardcore grilling enthusiasts from across the country going head-to-head for a chance to compete for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights when they are crowned the ultimate “grill master.” > Read more.

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