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Virginia Blood Services to hold a blood drive at Glen Allen Library

August 26 2014 - All walk-ins are welcome, 11 a.m., Free

Best-selling author K.L. Randis to speak at Belmont Recreation Center

August 26 2014 - Event to recognize 20 years of work by Henrico CASA - Register by Aug. 15, 5:30 p.m., Free

Commonwealth Parenting to present ‘Back Talk: Dealing with a Disrespectful Child’

August 27 2014 - Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 12 p.m., $25

Henrico Community Band to perform at Deep Run Park

August 28 2014 - Bring a blanket or lawn chair, 7 p.m., Free

VDACS to offer free pesticide disposal at Springfield Road Landfill in Glen Allen

August 28 2014 - Participants should complete a pesticide registration form in advance, , Free

American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital-Forest

August 28 2014 - Types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this time, 11 a.m., Free

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Fairfield Library

August 28 2014 - Brenda Anderson will share her book 'The Preacher’s Son', 7 p.m., Free

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to present Flowers After 5 on Thursdays through Aug.

August 28 2014 - Stroll through the gardens and enjoy wine, music and dining al fresco, 5 p.m., $8 to $12

Mary Miley Theobald to discuss her new book ‘The Impersonator’ at Twin Hickory Library

August 30 2014 - , 1 p.m., Free

Learn about the story of slaves Tom and Pharoah at Meadow Farm Museum

August 30 2014 - The slaves informed Meadow Farm’s Mosby Sheppard of a planned slave insurrection , 1 p.m., Free

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Community

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.

Dragon boats invade the James

Hundreds of spectators filled the banks of the James River to watch two dozen teams of competitors in the Walgreen’s Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival at Rocketts Landing Aug. 2. The event included a number of races, as well as several cultural performances. The sport is billed as the fastest growing water sport in the world.(Photo by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen) > Read more.

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‘Planes’ sequel crashes

‘Fire and Rescue’ proves too predictable, boring

Planes: Fire and Rescue opens with a dedication to the hero firefighters of the world. It’s an admirable notion, and it makes sense, given that this is a film about planes that fight fires.

But here it might be a little out of place, as Planes: Fire and Rescue has a few things on its mind besides supporting the men and women who routinely throw themselves into burning buildings.

Like money. Lots and lots of money – into the 11-figures-and-counting range. In case you weren’t aware, 2006’s Cars was the biggest moneymaker Disney had in decades – not because of how much green the film printed at the box office, but because a combination of toys, games and snack foods stamped with the Cars seal of approval routinely pulls in tens of billions of dollars per year. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


This weekend in Henrico, you can learn about fall herbs or mad science. Enjoy some laughs from West End Comedy or Three-Penny Theatre’s production of “The Rivah Home Companion.” For music lovers, Jennifer Nettles is in concert tonight and the fifth annual GWAR-B-Q takes place tomorrow at Hadad’s Lake. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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