Henrico County VA

Henrico County Community Author Showcase to feature Zachary Duresky

May 07 2015 - He will share his book “Desiree Fern” at Tuckahoe Library, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Zachary Duresky will share his book “Desiree Fern” at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Rep from Family History Center to explore ways to research African American genealogy

May 09 2015 - Varina Library, 2 p.m.,
Join a guest from the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to explore ways to research African American genealogy at 2 p.m. at Varina Library, 2001 Library Rd. For details, call 290-9800 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Mad Science of Central Va. to present dazzling demonstrations of ‘Fire and Ice’

May 12 2015 - Dumbarton Library, 6:30 p.m.,
Mad Science of Central Virginia will present dazzling demonstrations of “Fire and Ice” at 6:30 p.m. at Dumbarton Library, 6800 Staples Mill Rd. There will be science experiments including bubbling potions, chemical reactions and carbon dioxide gas frozen to 109 degrees below zero. For details, call 290-9400 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

‘Gone with the Wind’ collector, historian John Wiley, Jr. to discuss his book

May 13 2015 - 'The Scarlett Letters: The Making of the Film Gone with the Wind', 7 p.m.,
“Gone with the Wind” collector and historian John Wiley, Jr. will discuss his book “The Scarlett Letters: The Making of the Film Gone with the Wind” at 7 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. He tells the story behind the making of the classic 1939 film through a collection of letters written by author Margaret Mitchell. For details, call 290-9200 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Varina Library to host Hawaiian luau for teens

May 14 2015 - , 6:30 p.m.,
Teens are welcome to a Hawaiian luau at 6:30 p.m. at Varina Library, 2001 Library Rd. Enjoy a laid back evening of Hawaiian fun. For details, call 290-9800 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Twin Hickory Library

May 14 2015 - Christine Fuselier will share her book 'The Business of You', 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Christine Fuselier will share her book “The Business of You” at Twin Hickory Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Community

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.

‘Race to Protect Children’ scheduled for Saturday


The Race to Protect Children will be held at West Broad Village Saturday, May 2, to benefit Greater Richmond SCAN.

The 1-mile Kids Run will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. The event is designed to be family friendly, and the flat course is walker-friendly.

A children’s festival will begin at 9 a.m., offering activities and performances for children and families. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Henrico HS student selected as student playwright for ‘New Voices for Theater’ program


A Henrico High School student was one of eight students from Virginia selected as a 2015 student playwright as part of the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community's 26th annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works, which will be held July 10-11 at VCU.

Elaina Riddell of the Center for the Arts at Henrico HS will join the other students and bring her original one-act play to life on stage at the event. In total, 150 plays were submitted to SPARC. Riddell and the other winners will work closely with New York City-based professional playwright Bruce Ward for the event. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


In the mood for some spring shopping? Eastern Henrico FISH will hold their semi-annual yard sale this weekend – funds raised assist at-risk families in Eastern Henrico County. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will hold a spring plant sale which is among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Put on your detective hat and find out “whodunnit” at the movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer,” presented by the Henrico Theatre Company May 1-17. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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.

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Henrico Recreation and Parks and Senior Connections will again sponsor Senior Party in the Park and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center.… Full text

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