Virginia Repertory Theatre’s ‘Coffee & Conversations’ to take place at Willow Lawn
March 11 2014 - The topic will be 'Indispensable Interns', 9:30 a.m.,
Coffee & Conversations – informal, moderated discussions with Virginia Repertory Theatre’s leading actors, directors and designers – will continue at 9:30 a.m. at Willow Lawn. The topic will be “Indispensable Interns.” Admission is free and open to the public; a $3 free-will donation is encouraged. For details, visit http://www.va-rep.org/coffee.html
Seminar on ‘Gynecologic Cancers: Prevention and Screening’ to take place at Lewis Ginter
March 13 2014 - Registration is recommended, 5:30 p.m., Free
Henrico County Adventure Series begins with ‘A Walk Across Virginia’
March 14 2014 - Henrico County Administration Board Room, 7:30 p.m., Free
Dabbs House Museum to present ‘United States Colored Troops in the Civil War’
March 15 2014 - , 1 p.m., Free
Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Rd., will present “Glorious March to Liberty: United States Colored Troops in the Civil War” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. African Americans made up 10% of the entire Union army during the Civil War – learn about who these men were and why they fought and died for their freedom. Admission is free. For details, call 652-3411 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class ‘Container Gardening’
March 15 2014 - Class includes handout and potting mix, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd., will offer the class “Container Gardening” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to choose, plant, care for and harvest from your container. Class includes handout and potting mix. Cost is $15. To register, call 262-7167 or visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com
Hot Spot program at Chickahominy YMCA to present program on coping with loss
March 17 2014 - Rev. Curtis Bowman will speak, 10 a.m.,
The Hot Spot program at the Chickahominy YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Rd., will present “How to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One” at 10 a.m. in the pavilion. Rev. Curtis Bowman will speak. A light lunch will be provided. Hot Spot events and activities are open to the community for active older adults age 55 and older. For details, call 737-9622 or visit http://www.chickahominyymca.org
Commonwealth Parenting to offer the workshop ‘Finding Calm for Parents of Children 12+’
March 19 2014 - The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump, 12 p.m., $25
Commonwealth Parenting will offer the workshop “Finding Calm for Parents of Children 12 and Over” from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. This class will help parents keep a cool head as they help their teen negotiate the challenges of these sometimes stressful years. Cost is $25. For details, visit http://www.commonwealthparentingcenter.org
Commonwealth Parenting to offer the workshop ‘Parenting the Impulsive Child 5-11 years’
March 19 2014 - The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump, 6 p.m., $25
Commonwealth Parenting will offer the workshop “Parenting the Impulsive Child 5-11 years” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. If your child has been described as busy, distracted, inattentive or impulsive, take the scare out of the descriptive labels and discuss parenting techniques that work well with children coping with attention issues. Cost is $25. For details, visit http://www.commonwealthparentingcenter.org
Seminar ‘Preventing Chronic Disease with Healthy Habits’ to take place at Lewis Ginter
March 26 2014 - Registration is recommended, 5:30 p.m., Free
The 20 public gardens nominated are:
• Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
• Buthcart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.
• Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. > Read more.
The National Society Daughters of American Colonists is a women’s genealogical and patriotic society whose members are descended from a man or woman who rendered civil or military service in any of the American colonies prior to July 4, 1776. > Read more.
The 387-gram “Manna Pack Rice” packs were shipped to the FMSC warehouse to be distributed to countries where children are malnourished or simply do not have enough food to survive. > Read more.
You might have seen something called Khumba while clicking through a Redbox recently (or perhaps it was nestled in some hidden corner of a DVD sale shelf). And chances are, you passed it by without much of a thought. Makes sense; that goggle-eyed cartoon zebra on the cover (a zebra that’s dangerously close to becoming Madagascar copyright infringement) doesn’t inspire much confidence.
But when Khumba starts up, it looks nothing like you’d expect. The camera gazes across the savannah and the soundtrack swells with triumphant South African vocals. > Read more.
If you’re looking for a date night with someone special, Henrico is the place to be! Check out a classic 90s movie, “My Girl,” at Henrico Theatre; Circa, an innovative circus from Australia, will dazzle at the University of Richmond; and celebrate TGIF at Keagan’s Restaurant where the PJ Bottoms Band is performing. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
“I am not attempting to abstract the physical world," she said. "I draw my subject matter from inside of myself hoping to create a constant conversation between the viewer and the painting, especially since abstracts do not seem to answer but ask.” > Read more.
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