Henrico County VA

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to hold its Winter Symposium Feb. 10-12

February 10 2016 - “Horticultural Harmony: Toward Beautiful and Resilient Compositions", 9 a.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will hold its Winter Symposium, “Horticultural Harmony: Toward Beautiful and Resilient Compositions,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10-12. Hear nationally renowned gardening experts and explore ideas about how we bring people and plants together to create more harmonious, ecologically sensitive, and sublimely beautiful environments. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Innsbrook Wellness Committee to present “How to Get FOOD in Your Food!”

February 11 2016 - Presented by Chele Brandon, a health and wellness coach, 12 p.m., Free
The Innsbrook Wellness Committee will present “How to Get FOOD in Your Food!” on Feb. 11 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Markel, 4501 Highwoods Pkwy., Carpenter Room A & B. The seminar will feature a guide to reading food labels and choosing healthy alternatives on a budget. Presented by Chele Brandon, a health and wellness coach. A free light lunch will be provided for all those that register. Admission is free. To register, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Professor and science writer Margaret Wertheim to visit The Steward School Feb. 15-16

February 15 2016 - Community workshop - Feb. 15; Fair, lecture - Feb. 16, Times vary, Free
Professor and science writer Margaret Wertheim will present “The Intersection of Nature, Technology, Arts and Math: Contributing to the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef” at The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd. Wertheim is director and co-founder of the Institute for Figuring.

Wertheim will engage the RVA community in building The Steward School Satellite Reef – using the art of crochet, science knowledge and math - at a community workshop on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Fiber Arts and Science Fair will be held on Feb. 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibitors include VCUArts, VMFA, U of R knitting club, James River Association and VCU Rice Center. Immediately following the Fair, Wertheim will engage critical thinking at a lecture from 6 p.m. till around 7:30 p.m.

Part of the school’s Bryan Innovation Lab Visiting Innovators Program, all events are free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.stewardschool.org/visiting-innovators-program

Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia to present “Paths to Getting Published”

February 27 2016 - Libbie Mill Library, 2 p.m., Free
Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia will present “Paths to Getting Published – Mystery Authors Tell Their Tales” from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Libbie Mill Library. Author Mary Burton gathers fellow Sisters in Crime writers for a free and engaging conversation on publication options for writers. Other “Virginia is for Mysteries Volume II” authors join the activities after the discussion to elaborate on publication experiences, award door prizes, sell and sign their new book, and share cake with attendees. For details, visit http://www.sistersincrimecentralvirginia.com

Community

Architect of World Trade Center Memorial to speak in Henrico


Michael Arad, the architect of the World Trade Center Memorial, will be the keynote speaker for The 2016 Adolf-Adams JCC Forum on Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico.

Arad’s “Reflecting Absence” architectural design was selected from more than 5,000 competitive entries as the template for the Memorial’s construction in New York City. During the forum, Arad will discuss the significance and symbolism of the design, as well as his inspiration. The event, which is a highlight of the Weinstein JCC’s Patron of the Arts series, is open to the public > Read more.

Western Henrico Rotary Club makes Thanksgiving donation to Coal Pit families


Members of the Western Henrico Rotary Club (WHRC) celebrated Thanksgiving a few days early on Nov. 23, making their annual donation of turkey dinners to 28 Coal Pit Learning Center families.

Among the WHRC members who visited Coal Pit for the giveway were Clint Ray and Lila Marcela Waggoner, pictured with 3-year-old Emily and 4-year-old Jaeda. > Read more.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


If you like theatre and music (especially if you’re in need of a date night idea for Valentine’s Day), you’re going to love some events taking place this weekend in Henrico! The county’s 30th annual One Act Showcase ends this weekend and Jewish Family Theatre will begin their production of “The Sisters Rosenweig.” Bluegrass fans will enjoy the McShin Foundation’s fifth annual Bluegrass Concert/Benefit at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church. Balsam Range will perform at the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond and The Tin Pan will host two Valentine’s Day events featuring Doctors of Jazz and The Bob Blagg Trio. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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