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Wegmans exhibits open April 30 at CMoR

April 30 2016 - , 9:30 a.m.,
All Richmond-area Children’s Museum of Richmond locations will unveil their newly-renovated grocery store exhibits on Saturday.

A Wegmans gift of $150,000, comprised of cash and in-kind donations, has allowed the museum to renovate its grocery store exhibits and will support CMoR’s 35th anniversary. The refreshed stores will offer pint-sized shoppers a true Wegmans shopping experience complete with play foods, mini grocery carts, check-out counters, and café tables, offering just a "little" taste of what's to come when Wegmans opens their Short Pump and Midlothian locations later this year.

Those arriving between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. will receive goodie bags filled with healthy, kid-friendly foods, while supplies last. In addition, they will have an opportunity to register for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer when she visits CMoR’s Central location on Saturday, May 7.

For details, visit http://www.c-mor.org

Weinstein JCC, VCIC to present “Martin: His Life, His Love, His Legacy”

May 01 2016 - A panel discussion follows the performance, moderated by VCIC President and CEO Jonathan Zur, 3 p.m., $10 to $15
The Weinstein JCC, in partnership with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, will present “Martin: His Life, His Love, His Legacy” at 3 p.m. The production, which was written by Richmonder Valerie Davis, explores the “real” life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while also spotlighting the Jewish connection to the civil rights movement. A panel discussion follows the performance, moderated by VCIC President and CEO Jonathan Zur. Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for members. To purchase tickets, call 285-6500 or visit http://www.weinsteinjcc.org

Confederate Hills Recreation Center to present Thomas the Train Day

May 01 2016 - Ages 2-6, 2 p.m., Free
Confederate Hills Recreation Center will present Thomas the Train Day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Be the conductor and ride the Fun Time Train, enjoy train races on the lawn and train crafts. Ages 2-6. Admission is free. For details, call 501-5135 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

“Music without Walls” concert series to feature the John Winn Quartet

May 01 2016 - Belmont Recreation Center, 5 p.m., Free
Music without Walls, an intimate outdoor concert series, will feature the John Winn Quartet at Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Rd, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Admission is free. For details, call 652-1401 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Shady Grove UMC to present “Simple Gifts” with pianist Sylvia Cooper

May 01 2016 - Concert and sing-a-long fully benefits The Center for Creative Arts Scholarship Fund, 3 p.m., $5 to $15
Shady Grove United Methodist Church will present “Simple Gifts,” sacred and secular selections with pianist Sylvia Cooper, at 3 p.m. The afternoon concert and sing-a-long fully benefits The Center for Creative Arts Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and students. Donations appreciated. For tickets, call 360-2687 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Modlin Center for the Arts at UR to present “Henry and Mudge”

May 01 2016 - Recommended for ages five and up, 3 p.m., $9+
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present Theatreworks USA’s production of “Henry and Mudge” on Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood. Luckily, he’s got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures! Based on the beloved children’s books by acclaimed author Cynthia Rylant. Recommended for ages five and up. Join the Modlin Center for “Modlin Arts After Words,” a post-show question-and-answer session with cast members. Tickets start at $9. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer free farm tour

May 02 2016 - No registration is required, 12 p.m., Free
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer a free farm tour from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. This walking tour includes farm history, a stop by the bee hives and seeing the greenhouses that produce over 300,000 USDA Certified Organic herb and vegetable plants each year. Each adult will receive a free ice cream upon completion. This is an outdoor tour; dress accordingly. No registration is required. For details, call 262-7167 or visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

SBA Offers Boots to Business: Reboot Trainings May 2-3

May 02 2016 - Small Business Startup Training for Veterans and Spouses, 9 a.m., Free
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Richmond District Office has announced an upcoming “Boots to Business: Reboot” training opportunity on May 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The entrepreneurship training, for veterans and their spouses, is a two-day course introducing business ownership fundamentals.

During the events, participants learn the key steps of evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. The program introduces veterans and their spouses to a network of lifetime business support available through SBA’s network, including Veteran Business Outreach Centers, Small Business Development Centers and SCORE Counselors.

The events will take place at the SBA Resource Workforce Center at 121 Cedar Fork in Henrico. Register for the free event at http://boots2business.org/rebootapply or contact Marci Posey at (804) 253-8906 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage to hold plant sale May 3-4

May 03 2016 - Sale features a large selection of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables, 9 a.m., Prices vary
The Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage High School will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 3 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4. The sale features a large selection of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. Included are peppers, cucumbers, corn, watermelon, squash, asparagus and many varieties of tomato. Plant prices are: four packs $1.75; 3.5-inch pots $1; 4.5-inch pots $3; 6.5-inch pots $5; gallon perennials $8; 10-inch hanging baskets $10; 12-inch premium hanging baskets $15; and other plant prices vary. The Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage is located at 8301 Hungary Spring Rd.

Moody MS Athletic Golf Tournament to benefit PTA Raider Athletic Booster

May 21 2016 - Belmont Golf Course, 8 a.m., Fees vary
The Moody Middle School Athletic Golf Tournament, to benefit the Moody Middle School PTA Raider Athletic Booster, will start at 9 a.m. at Belmont Golf Course, 1600 Hilliard Rd. The cost is $75 for adults and $50 for students (under age 18) and includes 18 holes of golf and cart, light breakfast, goody bag, bag lunch and prizes for closest to pin and longest drive. The funds will help provide Moody’s thirteen athletic teams with new equipment, uniforms, first aid supplies, and field maintenance. Event will be held rain or shine unless Belmont closes the course. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/MoodyGolfTournament

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Walking MADD


Mothers Against Drunk Driving will present its annual Walk Like MADD 5k Dash/Walk on Apr. 16 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Walk Like MADD honors those killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. Funds raised support victim services and educational events in Virginia. > Read more.

FamFest planned for April 9


Henrico's Division of Recreation & Parks will host FamFest from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Deep Run Park.

The family event will begin with a giant ball drop and will feature colossal obstacle courses and mega-moon bounces as well as family "minute to win it" games and friendly competitions. Watch as the nationally-renowned Air Elite Dunkers leap their way into spring in the gym or get your groove on with music from Trademark or the dance troupe Future Shock. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Another great weekend of outdoor activities awaits you in Henrico! Walk MS, an annual charity run for multiple sclerosis, and the third annual Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K, to benefit the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, both take place in Innsbrook tomorrow. Another charity event, the CASA Superhero Run, will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa. On Sunday, live music can be found at Belmont Recreation Center, featuring the John Winn Quartet, and at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, where pianist Sylvia Cooper will be performing. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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