Alzheimer’s Assoc. to present program on ‘Know the 10 Signs’ at Chickahominy YMCA
July 16 2014 - Advance registration is required, 1 p.m.,
The Alzheimer’s Association will present the program “Know the 10 Signs” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Chickahominy YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Rd. Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.
Workshop on toothbrush robots (ages 10-18) to take place at Gayton Library
July 16 2014 - Registration is required, 2 p.m.,
Build a toothbrush robot to race or make spatter art at 2 p.m. at Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd. For ages 10-18. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9600 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Create an animated Doodlebot at Varina Library
July 16 2014 - Registration is required, 3:30 p.m.,
Create an animated Doodlebot to do your doodling for you at 3:30 p.m. at Varina Library, 2001 Library Rd. For ages 10-18. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9800 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Fairfield Middle School Fresh Market to take place on Wednesdays through Aug. 13
July 16 2014 - All produce is grown in the school's garden using organic practices, 4 p.m.,
The Fairfield Middle School Fresh Market will be held every Wednesday at the school, 5121 Nine Mile Rd., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., through Aug. 13. All produce is grown in the school's garden using organic practices. The effort is led by students.
Henrico County Community Author Showcase to feature Vivian Stevenson
July 17 2014 - Dumbarton Library, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a new program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Vivian Stevenson will share her book “Inner Peace: An Obtainable Goal” at Dumbarton Library, 6800 Staples Mill Rd. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/authorshowcase
Fred, Julie James to present fun-filled music program at Gayton Library
July 17 2014 - , 4 p.m.,
Join Fred and Julie James for a fun-filled music program at 4 p.m. at Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd. The James’ intertwine story-telling, traditional folk tunes and creative movement into a delightful program designed to engage young audiences and their grown-ups. For details, call 290-9600 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to present Flowers After 5 on Thursdays through Aug.
July 17 2014 - , 5 p.m., $7 to $11
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through August. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy wine, music and dining al fresco. There will also be family activities; water play is open until 8 p.m. Garden admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for children ages 3-12. For details, call 262-9887 or visit http://www.lewisginter.org
Under the Stars Family Film Series to present ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’
July 18 2014 - Deep Run Park, 8:30 p.m., Free
The Under the Stars Family Film Series will present “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” at 8:30 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. Bring a blanket or chair. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For details, call 270-2161 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Darius Rucker to perform at RIR’s Classic Amphitheater
July 18 2014 - , 7 p.m., $25 to $60
Hootie & The Blowfish frontman turned American Country music sensation, Darius Rucker, will perform at 7 p.m. at RIR’s Classic Amphitheater. Tickets are $25 to $60. For details, visit http://www.rir.com/Ticket-Info/Concerts.aspx
Gallmeyer Farms to host second annual Sweet Corn Festival
July 19 2014 - Live music, picnic areas, kids play zones, hay and pony rides, vendors and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free
The Gallmeyer Farms 2nd Annual Sweet Corn Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4506 Millers Ln. There will be live music, picnic areas (coolers and chairs welcome), kids play zones, hay and pony rides, vendors and more. Admission and parking are free. No pets. For details, visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com
Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.
The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.
The Western Henrico Rotary Club installed its new officers and directors for the 2014-15 year at its June 30 meeting.
The new officers are: Stuart P. Myers – president; Lee Muckey – president-elect; John Strotmeyer – vice president; Johnny Alga – secretary; Doug Westmoreland – treasurer; and Bill Sossong – sergeant-at-arms. The directors are: Adam Cherry (immediate past president), Michael Binns, Jim Brooks, Ryan Davis, Bob Glasser, Clint Ray, Ken Strickler, Darren Waggoner and Doug Westmoreland. Rotary International District 7600 Area Governor Jeff Hawkins visited the club at its meeting at the Westwood Club to install the new slate of leaders. > Read more.
Association officials will present a check to the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) during the event. The GAYAA raised money by selling special camouflage hats and t-shirts to benefit the area’s wounded veterans and support VWWP’s ongoing efforts. > Read more.
Grab the kids and check out these fun family-friendly events taking place this weekend! Speed over to the Henrico Theatre for the film “Turbo” or watch “Dumbo” under the stars at Clarke-Palmore House Museum. Little ones can meet Thomas the Tank Engine at CMOR-Central or play at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Don’t party too hard on the Fourth because a whole weekend of fun events await! Enjoy a classy date night without the kids at James River Cellars Winery’s second annual Smoke and Vine Festival. Another date night option is at the Richmond Funny Bone, where comedian April Macie will perform all weekend. The kids have their own options this weekend as well. Choose from storytime at Tuckahoe and Twin Hickory libraries or family-oriented karaoke at Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House – I hear they have hits from Disney’s “Frozen.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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