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UR to host annual Spider spring game, inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt

April 19 2014 - , 12:30 p.m., Free

Take a twilight canoe trip on Four Mile Creek

April 20 2014 - Meet at Deep Bottom Park, 5:30 p.m., $12

Mirror Mode, Highland Springs HS to present The Belle of the Ball April 21-23

April 21 2014 - Enrichment program of image and etiquette workshops for young ladies ages 13-18, 5 p.m., Free

Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets 3rd Monday of each month

April 21 2014 - Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest Campus, 7 p.m., Free

Opportunity Toastmasters to meet at Shoney’s Restaurant

April 21 2014 - Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month, 7 p.m., Free

Sandston Rotary Club meets every Monday at Roma’s Restaurant

April 21 2014 - , 12:30 p.m., Free

Seminar on ‘Surgical Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy’ to be held at Lewis Ginter

April 22 2014 - Registration is recommended, 5:30 p.m., Free

Explore wildlife along the James River on a 24-foot covered pontoon boat

April 23 2014 - Meet at Deep Bottom Park, 7 a.m. or 9:30 a.m., $45

Shady Grove UMC to host food truck court on Wednesdays throughout summer

April 23 2014 - Bring chairs or blankets, 5:30 p.m.,

Eleone Dance Theatre to perform at CACGA April 23-24

April 23 2014 - Diverse repertoire of works include modern, spiritual, rhythm and blues, African and more, Times vary, $10 to $20

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Community

Varina Ruritans honor students

The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.

The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)

The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.

Baseball game to benefit Glen Allen Buddy Ball


For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.

The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.

Highland Springs field to be dedicated in honor of longtime coach Spears

The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.

Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. 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.

A fun, fuzzy ride

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise

Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.

They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.

As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.

Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.

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