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Learn basic origami techniques, patterns at Fairfield Library

July 19 2014 - Registration is required, 2 p.m.,

Discover your family history at Tuckahoe Library

July 19 2014 - Registration is required, 9:30 a.m.,

Virginia Blood Services to hold blood drive at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center

July 19 2014 - , 9 a.m.,

Sisters in Crime Central Va. Tell Tale Heart Chapter to meet at Tuckahoe Library

July 19 2014 - Speaker: counterterrorism expert Allen Norton, 11 a.m.,

‘Toast to RVA Day’ at Toast New American Gastropub to benefit Safe Harbor

July 21 2014 - The featured local charity will receive 10% of all the food sales from that day, 11 a.m.,

2014 Summer Movie Express continues at Regal VCC, Short Pump July 22-23

July 22 2014 - 'Kung Fu Panda 2' (July 22) and 'Madagascar 3' (July 23), 10 a.m., $1

Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center continues

July 23 2014 - 'The Nature of Turtles', 10 a.m.,

Fairfield Middle School Fresh Market held on Wednesdays through Aug. 13

July 23 2014 - All produce is grown in the school's garden using organic practices, 4 p.m.,

VCU Med Center to present ‘Forgiving Ourselves and Others for Better Health’

July 23 2014 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 5:30 p.m., Free

SPARC SummerStarz Touring Ensemble to perform ‘All Shook Up’ at Henrico Theatre

July 23 2014 - Reservations are required, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Free

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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.

Equestrian clinic planned July 7-8 in Henrico

Henrico equestrians interested in deepening the bond between themselves and their horses have the opportunity to attend a two day clinic, held at Steppin’ High Stables on July 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic, “Become Partners with your Horse,” will be taught by multiple world champion equestrienne Terry Preiser and will focus on how riders and horses can work together to achieve more. > Read more.

Henrico school bus driver honored

The Henrico-based Hephaestus Society recently awarded its first annual community heroes award (the Hephaestus Award) to Hicham Elgharouch (pictured, center) for what it termed his "selfless acts of caring" in his duties as a Henrico County Public Schools bus driver. Henrico County Director of Pupil Transportation Josh Davis, joined Hephaestus Society President Travis Gardner, in presenting the award and an accompanying $1,500 check to Elgharouch last month.

Elgharouch was selected for his clear and demonstrated patience and for his infectious positive attitude, according to the society. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10

Grab the kids and check out these fun family-friendly events taking place this weekend! Speed over to the Henrico Theatre for the film “Turbo” or watch “Dumbo” under the stars at Clarke-Palmore House Museum. Little ones can meet Thomas the Tank Engine at CMOR-Central or play at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Don’t party too hard on the Fourth because a whole weekend of fun events await! Enjoy a classy date night without the kids at James River Cellars Winery’s second annual Smoke and Vine Festival. Another date night option is at the Richmond Funny Bone, where comedian April Macie will perform all weekend. The kids have their own options this weekend as well. Choose from storytime at Tuckahoe and Twin Hickory libraries or family-oriented karaoke at Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House – I hear they have hits from Disney’s “Frozen.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

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