Henrico County VA

Alpha Dog Club to host American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR workshop Feb. 21, 25

February 21 2015 - Dogs don’t attend - petequins are used, Times vary, $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. Feb. 21 and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 25. The class will use lecture, video, discussion and practice to learn treating wounds, preparing for disasters, controlling bleeding, snout resuscitation and more. Dogs don’t attend, petequins are used. Cost is $60. To register, visit http://www.alphadogclub.com

VCU Medical Center to present the seminar ‘New Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation’

February 26 2015 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 5:30 p.m., Free
VCU Medical Center will present the seminar “New Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation” at 5:30 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Doctors from the VCU Pauley Heart Center will discuss hybrid ablation – a new procedure that combines a surgical procedure and catheter ablation to treat a-fib. The seminar is free and open to the public. Register online at http://www.vcuhealth.org/seminars

Belmont Recreation Center to offer the workshop ‘Ukranian Folk Art Eggs’

February 26 2015 - Eggs are created using a wax-resist method to add unique designs and color to the egg shell, 6 p.m., $31.25
Belmont Recreation Center will offer the workshop “Ukranian Folk Art Eggs” for ages 16+ from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ukranian Easter Eggs date back to ancient times. These decorative eggs are created using a wax-resist method to add unique designs and color to the egg shell. Cost is $31.25. For details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer ‘Raised Bed Gardening’ class

March 02 2015 - Learn about soil conditioning, crop rotation, ongoing care and harvesting, 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

Ages 8-17 invited to ‘Craft Like Crazy’ on the first Monday of each month

March 02 2015 - Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 6 p.m., Free
Ages 8-17 are invited to Craft Like Crazy on the first Monday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. In March, participants will have the opportunity to try watercolors. Admission is free. For details, call email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer ‘Beginner’s Herb & Vegetable Gardening’ class

March 03 2015 - Learn where and how to start, soil preparation, plant selection 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

VCU Medical Center to present seminar on weight loss surgery at Lewis Ginter

March 05 2015 - , 5:30 p.m., Free
VCU Medical Center will present the seminar “Weight Loss Surgery: Not Just for Obesity Anymore” at 5:30 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Learn about the cutting-edge technologies and research that are transforming weight loss surgery, curing metabolic diseases and improving one’s overall health. The seminar is free and open to the public. Register online at http://www.vcuhealth.org/seminars

Community

Henrico PAL recognizes supporters, HSHS athlete


The Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) held its Sixth Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 5 at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, celebrating accomplishments of 2014 and recognizing outstanding contributions to the organization. Henrico County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Denis Soden served as master of ceremonies and former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams served as keynote speaker. 

Among the 2014 honorees were Richmond International Raceway (Significant Supporter), Richmond Strikers Soccer Club (Significant Supporter), Henrico County Schools-Pupil Transportation (Summer Camp Supporter), Bruce Richardson, Jr. (Youth of the Year), Sandra Williams (Volunteer of the Year), Thomas Williams (Employee of the Year), Mikki Pleasants (Board Member of the Year), and Michelle Sheehan (Police Officer of the Year).   > Read more.

‘Fresh Start’ offered for single moms

The Fresh Start For Single Mothers and Their Children Community Outreach Project will host “Necessary Ingredients” on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 12 and continuing through May 7, at Velocity Church, 3300 Church Road in Henrico. Dinner and childcare will be provided free of charge.

The program is designed as a fun and uplifting event for single mothers that is designed to provide support, new friendships, encouragement and motivation. Each event will include weekly prizes and giveaways. > Read more.

‘Secret Keeper Girl - Crazy Hair Tour’ returning to West End Assembly of God

Hundreds of 'tweens' and their moms will attend the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour at West End Assembly of God on Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m., a popular Bible-based tour geared toward building and strengthening relationships between mothers and their daughters (typically ages 8 to 12).

The event will feature a full fashion show, oversized balloon sculptures and confetti cannons – all in the name of inner beauty, Biblical modesty and vibrant purity. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10


For our Top 10 calendar events 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.

Weekend Top 10


The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks has some great activities planned this weekend. The Eastern Henrico Recreation Center will host “Generation Z – Let it Snow;” an Introduction to Fencing workshop; and “Art Sparks in the Park.” On Sunday, the Henrico Hiking Club – designed to offer a beginner hiking experience for participants with little to no previous experience at different local parks – will meet at Crump Park. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is also busy this weekend – hosting Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys tonight and the 6th annual Bluegrass Marathon Jam tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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