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Learn how to make a basic rubber band bracelet at Glen Allen Library (ages 10-14)

July 14 2014 - Registration is required, 3 p.m.,

Toast New American Gastropub to host ‘Toast to RVA Day’ every Monday

July 14 2014 - This week’s charity is Safe Harbor, 11 a.m.,

2014 Summer Movie Express continues at Regal VCC, Short Pump July 15-16

July 15 2014 - 'Adventures of TinTin' (July 15) and 'Rise of the Guardians' (July 16), 10 a.m., $1

Create cool marshmallow sculptures at Varina Library (ages 5-12)

July 15 2014 - , 7 p.m.,

Belmont Rec Center to host ‘Old Time’ music on the third Tuesday of the month

July 15 2014 - All ages invited; children must be accompanied by an adult, 7 p.m., Free

Division of Recreation and Parks to present its 43rd annual summer concert

July 15 2014 - Glen Allen High School, 7 p.m., Free

Alzheimer’s Assoc. to present program on ‘Know the 10 Signs’ at Chickahominy YMCA

July 16 2014 - Advance registration is required, 1 p.m.,

Workshop on toothbrush robots (ages 10-18) to take place at Gayton Library

July 16 2014 - Registration is required, 2 p.m.,

Create an animated Doodlebot at Varina Library

July 16 2014 - Registration is required, 3:30 p.m.,

Fairfield Middle School Fresh Market to take place on Wednesdays through Aug. 13

July 16 2014 - All produce is grown in the school's garden using organic practices, 4 p.m.,

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Community

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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Entertainment

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.

Weekend Top 10


This weekend has something for everyone in your family – whether it’s improv comedy with ComedySportz or West End Comedy, or an inspirational concert from the Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company! Families will also enjoy music, games and crafts at Hidden Creek Park or reading to a therapy dog at Glen Allen Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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