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Dumbarton, Twin Hickory, Fairfield libraries to host Teen Open Mic Nights Aug. 13, 19, 21

August 13 2014 - Line-up is first-come, first-served, 6:30 p.m., Free

Henrico Business Leaders Third Wednesday Social planned at The Wine Loft

August 20 2014 - Special HBL refreshment rates will be offered, 4 p.m., Free

Innsbrook After Hours to present Gov’t Mule, Blackberry Smoke at Innsbrook Pavilion

August 20 2014 - Gates open at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., $16.50

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to present Flowers After 5 on Thursdays through Aug.

August 21 2014 - Stroll through the gardens and enjoy wine, music and dining al fresco, 5 p.m., $8 to $12

Fairfield Library to host the final Teen Open Mic Night

August 21 2014 - Line-up is first-come, first-served, 6:30 p.m.,

Program on elder law, estate planning planned at The Village at ManorCare

August 21 2014 - Register by Aug. 18, 12 p.m., Free

Hear from ‘Sciencetellers’ at Varina, Twin Hickory Library

August 21 2014 - Sciencetellers combine storytelling, comedy and exciting science experiments, 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.,

Take a tour of the barn at Dorey Recreation Center with Farmer Sheila

August 21 2014 - Sing farm songs, make a cow craft and more, 11 a.m., Free

Innsbrook After Hours to present Scotty McCreery at Innsbrook Pavilion

August 21 2014 - Gates open at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., $20

HCPL to offer free admission to CMoR-Central for completing Summer Reading Club

August 22 2014 - Choose from one of two sessions, Times vary, Free

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Community

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.

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Cultural Arts Center seeks artists, designs for holiday displays

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is seeking artists, crafters, and creative groups for three opportunities allowing creative thinkers and doers to design and display imaginative holiday decorations.

The center is seeking designs for:

• Illumination 2014 – A Festival of Trees: Artists can celebrate the holiday season by creating a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree filled with decorations to suit any unique or traditional theme. Past trees exhibited have included Buzz Lightyear; HEROES; Santa tree; Musicology; and many others. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.

‘Planes’ sequel crashes

‘Fire and Rescue’ proves too predictable, boring

Planes: Fire and Rescue opens with a dedication to the hero firefighters of the world. It’s an admirable notion, and it makes sense, given that this is a film about planes that fight fires.

But here it might be a little out of place, as Planes: Fire and Rescue has a few things on its mind besides supporting the men and women who routinely throw themselves into burning buildings.

Like money. Lots and lots of money – into the 11-figures-and-counting range. In case you weren’t aware, 2006’s Cars was the biggest moneymaker Disney had in decades – not because of how much green the film printed at the box office, but because a combination of toys, games and snack foods stamped with the Cars seal of approval routinely pulls in tens of billions of dollars per year. > Read more.

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