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Learn how to make a basic rubber band bracelet at Glen Allen Library (ages 10-14)

July 14 2014 - Registration is required, 3 p.m.,
Ages 10-14 are invited to learn how to make a basic rubber band bracelet at 3 p.m. at Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9500 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Create cool marshmallow sculptures at Varina Library (ages 5-12)

July 15 2014 - , 7 p.m.,
Put your imagination to work and create cool marshmallow sculptures at 7 p.m. at Varina Library, 2001 Library Rd. For ages 5-12. For details, call 290-9800 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Workshop on toothbrush robots (ages 10-18) to take place at Gayton Library

July 16 2014 - Registration is required, 2 p.m.,
Build a toothbrush robot to race or make spatter art at 2 p.m. at Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd. For ages 10-18. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9600 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Create an animated Doodlebot at Varina Library

July 16 2014 - Registration is required, 3:30 p.m.,
Create an animated Doodlebot to do your doodling for you at 3:30 p.m. at Varina Library, 2001 Library Rd. For ages 10-18. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9800 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Henrico County Community Author Showcase to feature Vivian Stevenson

July 17 2014 - Dumbarton Library, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a new program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Vivian Stevenson will share her book “Inner Peace: An Obtainable Goal” at Dumbarton Library, 6800 Staples Mill Rd. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/authorshowcase

Fred, Julie James to present fun-filled music program at Gayton Library

July 17 2014 - , 4 p.m.,
Join Fred and Julie James for a fun-filled music program at 4 p.m. at Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd. The James’ intertwine story-telling, traditional folk tunes and creative movement into a delightful program designed to engage young audiences and their grown-ups. For details, call 290-9600 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Learn basic origami techniques, patterns at Fairfield Library

July 19 2014 - Registration is required, 2 p.m.,
Learn basic origami techniques and patterns at 2 p.m. at Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave. Make an origami creation to take home. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9300 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Discover your family history at Tuckahoe Library

July 19 2014 - Registration is required, 9:30 a.m.,
Learn about HeritageQuest and other web-based research tools to discover your family history at 9:30 a.m. at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. Good computer skills are needed. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9100 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org


Community

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.

Western Henrico Rotary installs new officers


The Western Henrico Rotary Club installed its new officers and directors for the 2014-15 year at its June 30 meeting.

The new officers are: Stuart P. Myers – president; Lee Muckey – president-elect; John Strotmeyer – vice president; Johnny Alga – secretary; Doug Westmoreland – treasurer; and Bill Sossong – sergeant-at-arms. The directors are: Adam Cherry (immediate past president), Michael Binns, Jim Brooks, Ryan Davis, Bob Glasser, Clint Ray, Ken Strickler, Darren Waggoner and Doug Westmoreland. Rotary International District 7600 Area Governor Jeff Hawkins visited the club at its meeting at the Westwood Club to install the new slate of leaders. > Read more.

Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association to salute military members June 7

The Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association (GAYAA) will honor members of the military as part of an event at Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park in Glen Allen on Saturday, June 7 at 12:30 p.m.

Association officials will present a check to the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) during the event. The GAYAA raised money by selling special camouflage hats and t-shirts to benefit the area’s wounded veterans and support VWWP’s ongoing efforts. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Grab the kids and check out these fun family-friendly events taking place this weekend! Speed over to the Henrico Theatre for the film “Turbo” or watch “Dumbo” under the stars at Clarke-Palmore House Museum. Little ones can meet Thomas the Tank Engine at CMOR-Central or play at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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.

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