Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer a ‘Raised Bed Gardening’ class
March 27 2015 - Learn about soil conditioning, crop rotation, ongoing care, harvesting and more, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will host a “Raised Bed Gardening” class from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn about soil conditioning, crop rotation, ongoing care and harvesting along with touring the garden to discuss several different building options and placement ideas. Cost is $15. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com
Alpha Dog Club to offer an American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR workshop
March 28 2015 - The class will use lecture, video, discussion and practice, 9 a.m., $60
Alpha Dog Club, located at 8931 Patterson Ave., will host an American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The class will use lecture, video, discussion and practice to learn treating wounds, preparing for disasters, controlling bleeding, snout resuscitation, managing breathing and cardiac emergencies and more. Dogs don’t attend, petequins are used. Cost is $60. To register, visit http://www.alphadogclub.com
Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer workshop on ‘Beginner’s Herb & Vegetable Gardening’
March 31 2015 - Learn where and how to start, soil preparation, plant selection, ongoing care and more, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will host a workshop on “Beginner’s Herb & Vegetable Gardening” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn where and how to start, soil preparation, plant selection, ongoing care and some good gardening habits. Cost is $15. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com
Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer class on ‘Container Gardening’
April 01 2015 - Potting mix is included; container, plants and any additional extras are not included, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “Container Gardening” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to choose and arrange your plants, care for them and harvest. Potting mix is included; container, plants and any additional extras are not included. Cost is $15. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com
Lunch and Life series of The Shepherd’s Center’s Open University continues
April 01 2015 - Guest speaker: Bernie Henderson, CEO of Woody Funeral Home, 12:30 p.m., Free
The Lunch and Life series of The Shepherd’s Center’s Open University will present Bernie Henderson, CEO of Woody Funeral Home, who will speak on “Commemorating D-Day at Normandy 70 Years Later.” His presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. It will be preceded at noon by a brown bag lunch with beverages and dessert provided by the church. Admission is free. For details, call 355-7282 or visit http://www.tscor.org
Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Tuckahoe Library
April 02 2015 - Hilary Dixon will share her children’s book 'Maggie Sinclair, Will You Please Fix Your Hair?', 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. Hilary Dixon will share her children’s book “Maggie Sinclair, Will You Please Fix Your Hair?” at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors
Richmonders Jim Morgan and Dan Stackhouse were married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Mar. 7 month after winning the Say I Do! With OutRVA wedding contest in February. The contest was open to LGBT couples in recognition of Virginia’s marriage equality law, which took effect last fall. The wedding included a package valued at $25,000.
Morgan and Stackhouse, who became engaged last fall on the day marriage equality became the law in Virginia, have been together for 16 years. They were selected from among 40 couples who registered for the contest. The winners were announced at the Say I Do! Dessert Soiree at the Renaissance in Richmond in February. > Read more.
The Fourth Annual Healy Gala will be held Saturday, Apr. 11, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The event was created to honor Michael Healy, a local businessman and community leader who died suddenly in June 2011, and to endow the Mike Healy Scholarship (through the Glen Allen Ruritan Club), which benefits students of Glen Allen High School.
Healy served as the chairman of Glen Allen Day for several years and helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations. > Read more.
The Richmond Battlefield Ruritan Club is holding a Brunswick stew sale, with orders accepted through March 13 and pick-up available March 14. The cost is $8 per quart.
Pick-up will be at noon, March 14, at the Richmond Heights Civic Center, 7440 Wilton Road in Varina.
To place an order, call Mike at (804) 795- 7327 or Jim at (804) 795-9116. > Read more.
Cinderella is the latest from Disney’s new moviemaking battle plan: producing live-action adaptations of all their older classics. Which is a plan that’s had questionable results in the past.
Alice in Wonderland bloated with more Tim Burton goth-pop than the inside of a Hot Topic. Maleficent was a step in the right direction, but the movie couldn’t decide if Maleficent should be a hero or a villain (even if she should obviously be a villain) and muddled itself into mediocrity.
Cinderella is much better. Primarily, because it’s just Cinderella. No radical rebooting. No Tim Burton dreck. It’s the 1950 Disney masterpiece, transposed into live action and left almost entirely untouched. > Read more.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen’s 2nd Stage series will present “An Evening of Country” with The Honky Tonk Experience, April 9-10 at 7 p.m. in the center’s Cardinal Ballroom.
Formed in the spring of 2003, The Honky Tonk Experience performs country classics and current country music, from Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings to Dwight Yoakam and Dale Watson. The “Experience” is composed of five local musicians – Brad Spivey, Mike Lucas, Mark Watts, Clark Ball and Ryland Tinnell. The group has shared the stage with several national acts, including Travis Tritt, BR5-49, Dale Watson, Webb Wilder and Junior Brown. > Read more.
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