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Armour House and Gardens to host a Ladies Night Out

February 28 2015 - Indulge in a manicure, quick-sew an infinity scarf, or socialize playing board or card games, 6 p.m., $7.50
Armour House and Gardens will host a Ladies Night Out from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Indulge in a manicure, quick-sew an infinity scarf, or socialize playing board or card games. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is $7.50. For details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Armour House & Gardens to present ‘Plant Hunters: Virginia’s Botanical Adventurers’

February 28 2015 - , 10 a.m., $6
Armour House and Gardens will present “Plant Hunters: Virginia’s Botanical Adventurers” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Throughout time, explorers have traveled through Virginia collecting plant samples and garden specimens. Find out about these intrepid explorers and learn how to make a simple plant press so that you can start a herbarium with plants from your own backyard. Cost is $6. For details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

University of Richmond’s Modlin Center to stream NT Live’s ‘Treasure Island’

February 28 2015 - Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, 3 p.m., $7 to $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will stream National Theatre Live’s “Treasure Island” at 3 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

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

On the Air Radio Players to present ‘Here Comes Mr. Jordon’ at CACGA March 3-4

March 03 2015 - Part of the Acts of Faith Festival, 7:30 p.m., Free
On the Air Radio Players will present “Here Comes Mr. Jordon” at 7:30 p.m. March 3-4 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. This live radio adaptation of the classic film “Here Comes Mr. Jordon” tells the story of a prematurely deceased boxer who gets another chance at life thanks to two helpful angels. Part of the Acts of Faith Festival. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.otarp.com

Chabad of Virginia to host ‘Purim Royale Casino and Game Night’

March 04 2015 - Megillah reading masquerade, a kids zone, hamentash baking, professional casino games and more, 6:30 p.m., $35 to $60
Chabad of Virginia, 212 Gaskins Rd., will host Purim Royale Casino and Game Night from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be Megillah reading masquerade, a kids zone, hamentash baking, Purim crafts and games, breakfast and professional casino games for the adults. Casino pricing is $35 per person or $60 per couple. For details, call 740-2000 or visit http://www.chabadofva.org

Community Author Showcase continues with Mary Rodwell at Tuckahoe Library

March 05 2015 - Children’s book is titled 'The Great I Am', 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. Mary Rodwell will share her children’s book “The Great I Am” at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors .

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

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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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Entertainment

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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