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Henrico Concert Band to perform at Dorey Park

August 25 2014 - Bring a blanket or lawn chair, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening by the lake. Admission is free. For details, call 501-5859.

Toast New American Gastropub to host ‘Toast to RVA Day’ every Monday

August 25 2014 - This week’s charity is Light the Night Campaign/LLS, 11 a.m. to midnight,
Toast New American Gastropub, 7007 Three Chopt Rd., will host Toast to RVA Day every Monday from 11 a.m. to midnight where the featured local charity will receive 10% of all the food sales from that day. This week’s charity is Light the Night Campaign/LLS. Take out included. For details, visit http://www.toastrva.com/events

DMV’s mobile service center to park at Dumbarton, Twin Hickory libraries Aug. 25-26

August 25 2014 - , 9 a.m., Free
The DMV’s mobile customer service center will be at Dumbarton Library on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at Twin Hickory Library on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. DMV2Go is equipped to process a variety of transactions including driver’s license renewal, updating an address, getting copies of driving records and obtaining vehicle titles.

Virginia Blood Services to hold a blood drive at Glen Allen Library

August 26 2014 - All walk-ins are welcome, 11 a.m., Free
Virginia Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd. All walk-ins are welcome and donors are encouraged to schedule their appointment by visiting http://www.vadonor.org and u,sing sponsor code HCEDH. For details, call Andrea Brown at 290-9522.

Best-selling author K.L. Randis to speak at Belmont Recreation Center

August 26 2014 - Event to recognize 20 years of work by Henrico CASA - Register by Aug. 15, 5:30 p.m., Free
Best-selling author K.L. Randis will discuss her novel, “Spilled Milk,” as well as her personal story of child abuse and child abuse prevention at 5:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center as part of an event to recognize 20 years of work by Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) on behalf of abused and neglected children. Admission is free and open to the public. Register by Aug. 15 to 501-1673 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Commonwealth Parenting to present ‘Back Talk: Dealing with a Disrespectful Child’

August 27 2014 - Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 12 p.m., $25
Commonwealth Parenting will present “Back Talk: Dealing with a Disrespectful Child (Parents of Children ages 4-11)” from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. Cost is $25. For details, call 545-1272 or visit http://www.commonwealthparenting.org

Henrico Community Band to perform at Deep Run Park

August 28 2014 - Bring a blanket or lawn chair, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening at the Nature Pavilion. Admission is free. For details, call 501-5859.

VDACS to offer free pesticide disposal at Springfield Road Landfill in Glen Allen

August 28 2014 - Participants should complete a pesticide registration form in advance, , Free
The Va. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) will offer free pesticide disposal at the Springfield Road Landfill in Glen Allen. The program allows for the collection of unwanted, outdated or banned pesticides so that they may be disposed of in a safe manner. Participants should complete a pesticide registration form in advance. The form is available at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pesticides/disposal.shtml

American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital-Forest

August 28 2014 - Types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this time, 11 a.m., Free
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest Campus, 1602 Skipwith Rd. Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this time. For details, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Fairfield Library

August 28 2014 - Brenda Anderson will share her book 'The Preacher’s Son', 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. Brenda Anderson will share her book “The Preacher’s Son” at Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/authorshowcase

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Community

Rotary donates to ‘Bright Beginnings’

The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.

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Entertainment

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


There are several fun events planned for families this weekend. CMoR Central will offer free admission to those who have completed their HCPL Summer Reading Club goal; Walkerton Tavern is hosting a family game night; and family-friendly karaoke will take place at Aunt Sarah’s. Families can also get Movin’ & Groovin’ at Dorey Park or purchase children’s books at Tuckahoe Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

‘Planes’ sequel crashes

‘Fire and Rescue’ proves too predictable, boring

Planes: Fire and Rescue opens with a dedication to the hero firefighters of the world. It’s an admirable notion, and it makes sense, given that this is a film about planes that fight fires.

But here it might be a little out of place, as Planes: Fire and Rescue has a few things on its mind besides supporting the men and women who routinely throw themselves into burning buildings.

Like money. Lots and lots of money – into the 11-figures-and-counting range. In case you weren’t aware, 2006’s Cars was the biggest moneymaker Disney had in decades – not because of how much green the film printed at the box office, but because a combination of toys, games and snack foods stamped with the Cars seal of approval routinely pulls in tens of billions of dollars per year. > Read more.

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