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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

Richmond Volleyball Club to host 17th annual Va. Volleyball Showcase Aug. 29-30

August 29 2014 - Richmond Volleyball Club in Henrico, ,

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

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to present a ‘Growing Herbs & Fall Vegetables’ class

August 30 2014 - Register in advance online, 10:30 a.m., $15

Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour to stop at Sam’s Club at 9440 W. Broad Street

August 30 2014 - Enjoy backyard barbecue demos and samples while teams cook for cash prizes, 10 a.m., Free

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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

Weekend Top 10


For our Top 10 calendar events 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.

Cultural Arts Center announces 2014 fall class schedule

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is now registering participants for its fall 2014 schedule of classes.

The center will offer more than 100 classes for children and adults, covering topicssuch as culinary arts, fiber arts, visual and performance arts and more. Instruction is structured to appeal to a wide range of abilities, from beginners to experts of all ages. Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximum benefit for participants with generally no more than 15 students. > Read more.

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