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HCPS Special Education Advisory Committee to meet at Brookland MS

April 28 2015 - , 6:30 p.m., Free

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class ‘Container Gardening’

April 29 2015 - Learn how to choose and arrange your plants, care for them and harvest, 10:30 a.m., $15

Zephyrus to present ‘Psalms, Sonnets & Songs: Music by William Byrd’

May 01 2015 - Trinity Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., $5 to $20

CACGA to present ‘An Evening of Jazz’ featuring the Desiree Roots Trio

May 01 2015 - Dinner and beverages will be available for purchase, 7 p.m., $15 to $18

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to host its spring plant sale May 1-2

May 01 2015 - More than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics, 9 a.m., Free

Movie ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ to play at Henrico Theatre May 1-2

May 01 2015 - Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door, Times vary, $1

Henrico Theatre Company to present ‘The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer’ May 1-17

May 01 2015 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Times vary, $8 to $10

Richmond Coin Club’s Coin and Currency Show planned May 1-3

May 01 2015 - Clarion Richmond Hotel, Times vary, Free

6th annual VFW Battlefield Post 9808 Car Show planned in Mechanicsville

May 02 2015 - Show proceeds benefit the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Hospital and The Fisher House, 10 a.m.,

SCAN to host 7th annual Race to Protect Children 5k Run/Walk, Children’s Festival

May 02 2015 - West Broad Village in Short Pump, 8:30 a.m.,

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Community

Your trees, please

With a nod to Arbor Day, Citizen seeks photos, descriptions of significant Henrico trees

Do you have a favorite tree in Henrico?

Do you know of a tree with an interesting story?

Do you live near an especially large, old, or otherwise unusual tree – or do you pass by one that has always intrigued you?

Arbor Day 2015 (April 24) was last week, and though the Citizen has published stories about a few special trees over the years (see sidebar) we know that our readers can lead us to more. > Read more.

Henrico’s most famous tree


Henrico's most famous tree, known as the Surrender Tree, still stood for more than a century near the intersection of Osborne Turnpike and New Market Road -- until June 2012.

It was in the shade of that tree on April 3, 1865, that Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo met Major Atherton Stevens and troops from the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry and handed over a note surrendering the city to Federal troops. Evacuation had already begun. > Read more.

ARC event raises $75k for ICDS program


The Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on April 11 netted $75,165 to benefit its Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) program.

About 350 guests sampled fine West Coast wines and craft beer from Midnight Brewery at Richmond Raceway Complex's Torque Club, along with food from local eateries. Carytown Cupcakes provided dessert. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


There are several fun events this weekend taking place outside including the third annual Virginia Firefighter Games at Short Pump Town Center; Twin Hickory Park’s “April Showers: A Celebration of Spring” event; the Young Life Richmond West 5k in Innsbrook; and the Gold Festival on Broad which benefits Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. Fingers crossed for no rain! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


The University of Richmond will host its annual Global Family Concert this weekend – a free, family friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances. Country music fans can head to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for “An Evening of Country” featuring The Honky Tonk Experience. Enjoy the spring weather at Meadow Farm for “Sheep to Shawl” or join the Henrico Hiking Club at James River Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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