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Tuckahoe Square Dance Club to host Fun Dance Night at American Legion Post 175

June 25 2016 - Singles, couples and families are invited, 8 p.m., $5
The Tuckahoe Square Dance Club will host its Fun Dance Night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at American Legion Post 175, 8700 Bell Creek Rd. The evening will feature western square dance, line dance and other dance styles all at a beginner’s level, as well as a variety of music. Singles, couples and families are invited. Dress is casual. Light, non-alcoholic refreshments will be served. Cost is $5 per person age 10 and older. For details, call Betty at 434-242-0502 or Chris at 426-6995 or visit http://www.tuckahoesquaredanceclub.com

Richmond’s iHeartRadio stations to present RVA Pet Fest June 25

June 25 2016 - West Broad Village, 9 a.m., Free
Richmond’s iHeartRadio stations will present RVA Pet Fest June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Broad Village, on the grassy field next to Keagan’s and Aloft. RVA Pet Fest features vendors from across the pet industry, demonstrations, contests, animal adoptions, a Kids’ Zone and more. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/rvapetfest

Short Pump Park to hold grand opening celebration

June 25 2016 - Dog show, music and games, "Under the Sea" water slide, airbrush tattoos, entertainment and more, 1 p.m., Free
The grand opening of the new Short Pump Park, located at 3329 Pump Rd., will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The new park has been 10 years in the making and will feature a water play-area with spray fountains and an off-leash dog park. In addition, the new park is 75 percent wooded and includes a walking trail. The grand opening will be free to the public and will include a dog show by April Dawkins and music and games with DJ Manny Green. Children can enjoy the “Under the Sea” water slide, airbrush tattoos and entertainment from Miss Sheri the Clown. For details, visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Lakeside Avenue to host annual Lakeside Day

June 25 2016 - Special sales and giveaways, kid's activities, food, live music and more, 10 a.m.,
Lakeside Avenue will host its annual Lakeside Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Businesses all over the neighborhood will be offering special sales and giveaways. There will be kid’s activities, food, live music and more. Follow “Lakeside Avenue” on Facebook for more details.

Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center to host annual spaghetti dinner, concert

June 25 2016 - Country/gospel music provided by the Barker Family Band, 4:30 p.m., $7
The Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner and Benefit Concert from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple, 4204 Hermitage Rd. Meal includes hearty spaghetti and meat sauce, fresh salad, bakery bread, homemade dessert and choice of beverage. Country/gospel music provided by the Barker Family Band. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Proceeds benefit the SRCLC, a nonprofit speech and hearing clinic for children with communication disorders. For details, call 266-6699 or visit http://www.srclc.org

VNPS Pocahontas Chapter to continue Sunday Strolls at Dorey Park

June 26 2016 - Anyone with an interest in the native landscape is welcome, from novice to expert, 4 p.m., Free
The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will continue its Sunday Strolls at Dorey Park at 4 p.m. These twice-monthly walks are an opportunity to observe the seasonal changes in the park’s interesting and diverse native plant communities. Anyone with an interest in the native landscape is welcome, from novice to expert. Contact Trip Leader Leslie Allanson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 248-1578 to register and get details on where to meet.

Summer solstice celebration planned at Elko Community Center

June 26 2016 - Enjoy food, music and crafts in this celebration of a Henrico County community and its history, 12 p.m., Free
Celebrate Nordic heritage during the summer solstice, an important holiday in Scandinavian history, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Elko Community Center, 6216 White Oak Rd. in Sandston. In November 1916, a group of approximately 100 Danish and Norwegians established the Windsor Community Farm at Elko in far eastern Henrico County. Today, this community is represented by the Windsor Club of Elko. Enjoy food, music and crafts in this celebration of a Henrico County community and its history. Admission is free. For details, call 652-1454 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Eastern Henrico Business Association to meet at Fairfield MS

June 27 2016 - HCPS Superintendent Dr. Patrick Kinlaw will give a State of the Schools Address, 6 p.m., Free
The Eastern Henrico Business Association will hold its general meeting at 6 p.m. at Fairfield Middle School, 5121 Nine Mile Rd. Dr. Patrick Kinlaw, superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools, will give a State of the Schools Address with special comments from John Montgomery, Roscoe Cooper and others. The meeting is free to attend and open to the public. For details, call 737-1700 or visit http://www.ehba.us

Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets second, fourth Mondays of each month

June 27 2016 - E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond, 7 a.m.,
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond. Each meeting features breakfast and an interesting speaker. For details, call Pete Sizemore at 288-0999.

Va. Credit Union to offer Super Saver Teen Money Camp at Tuckahoe Library June 27-July 1

June 27 2016 - Space is limited, 1 p.m., Free
Virginia Credit Union will offer the Super Saver Teen Money Camp at Tuckahoe Library June 27 to July 1 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Teens will learn how to make the most of their money and prepare for real-world financial decisions. Space is limited. Participants must commit to all five days. To register, call 290-9130 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

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Community

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
Entertainment

Muse Paintbar opens at Willow Lawn


Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.

Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.

Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.






 

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