Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to present ‘A Million Blooms’ March 30 to June 2
March 30 2013 - A celebration of spring with millions of blooms throughout the spring season, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will present “A Million Blooms” March 30 to June 2. The event is a celebration of spring with millions of blooms throughout the spring season including daffodils, cherry blossoms, tulips, irises, roses and peonies. Special events include Easter weekend, Mother’s Day, the Spring Plant Sale and plant shows, and activities in the Children’s Garden. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org
Butterflies LIVE runs through Oct. 13 at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
May 24 2013 - Tropical butterflies will transform the Conservatory’s North Wing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $7 to $11
Butterflies LIVE begins at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., and continues through Oct. 13. Tropical butterflies will transform the Conservatory’s North Wing. They tend to be most active on sunny days and in the morning and early afternoon. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Garden admission is $7 to $11. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org
Create a decorative glass vase at Varina Library
May 29 2013 - Materials will be supplied, 7 p.m.,
Create a decorative glass vase with glass etching and stencil painting at 7 p.m. at Varina Library, 2001 Library Rd. Materials will be supplied. To register, call 290-9800 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Groovin in the Garden to present Carbon Leaf at Lewis Ginter
May 30 2013 - Special guest is Will Hoge, 6 p.m., $15 to $20
Groovin in the Garden will present Carbon Leaf at 6 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Special guest is Will Hoge. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For details, visit http://www.groovininthegarden.com
Henricus Historical Park, Discover the James to offer nature, history tour
June 02 2013 - Aboard the Discovery Barge II, a covered 24-foot pontoon boat, Times vary, $25
Henricus Historical Park and Discover the James will offer a 45-minute history and nature tour aboard the Discovery Barge II, a covered 24-foot pontoon boat, at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Excursions will feature local wildlife and 17th century through modern day history at Henricus and Dutch Gap. Cost is $25. For details, call 318-8728 or visit http://www.henricus.org
The Sandston Kitchen will celebrate its official grand opening on Memorial Day, May 27. The restaurant is located in the site of the former Sandston Pharmacy at 2 West Williamsburg Road. It serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. > Read more.
I was overjoyed to head back for another meal at Ironfish by Pescados, considered the Best New Restaurant in 2011 by both the Richmond Times Dispatch and Richmond Magazine. I agree whole-heartedly with their ratings. Since I first visited the restaurant for my birthday in January, I was waiting for the perfect special occasion to return. I couldn’t wait another year, obviously.
Run by the same restaurateurs as Pescados Latin Caribbean Seafood in Midlothian and Eat in Oregon Hill, Ironfish offers the same unique dishes and top-level customer service. > Read more.
Paul Tran, along with his wife Ellen will open up Pho 1 Grill, a Vietnamese restaurant, in June in the Towne Center West Shopping Center.
Tran has been serving up Vietnamese food since the mid-’80s, his first being Que Huong on Rigsby Road. He also owned Mr. Chan’s on Horsepen Road and Saigon Gourmet on Hull Street Road. > Read more.
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