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2014 Summer Movie Express continues at Regal VCC, Short Pump July 8-9

July 08 2014 - 'The Lego Movie' (July 8) and 'Free Birds' (July 9), 10 a.m., $1

Senior citizens group ‘Elderberries’ to meet at the American Legion Post #244

July 09 2014 - The group meets the second Wednesday of each month, year-round, 11:30 a.m.,

VCU Medical Center to present ‘Finding Balance: New Technology for Knee Replacement’

July 09 2014 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 5:30 p.m., Free

Tweens, teens invited to create a simple sock critter at Dumbarton Library

July 09 2014 - Socks provided, but your favorite stray is welcome, 6:30 p.m., Free

Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center begins with sharks

July 09 2014 - Topics rotate throughout the summer months, 10 a.m., Free

Fairfield Middle School Fresh Market to be held every Wednesday at the school

July 09 2014 - All produce is grown in the school's garden using organic practices, 4 p.m.,

Willow Lawn’s community event ‘Mommy & Me and Daddies Too’ continues

July 09 2014 - Featuring Rolie Polie Guacamole, 10 a.m., Free

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to present Flowers After 5, Fidos After 5

July 10 2014 - Stroll through the gardens and enjoy wine, music and dining al fresco, 5 p.m., $7 to $11

Henrico County Community Author Showcase to present author Elizabeth Rogers

July 10 2014 - She will share her book 'Yankee Gold' at Twin Hickory Library, 7 p.m., Free

All ages, abilities invited to a Bluegrass Coffeehouse jam session at Dorey Rec

July 10 2014 - Children must be accompanied by an adult; acoustic only, 7 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

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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