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The Rinard Family to perform at Henrico Theatre

July 31 2015 - , 7 p.m., $5
The Rinard Family will perform a collection of toe-tappin’ favorites, beloved hymns and original tunes at 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Purchase tickets ($5) at http://www.henricolive.com

Legacy Chess Academy to present Team Championships at Brookdale Imperial Plaza

August 01 2015 - Guaranteed first and second place of each section will receive trophies, 9 a.m.,
Legacy Chess Academy will present Team Championships from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Brookdale Imperial Plaza, 1717 Bellevue Ave. There will be a Scholastic Team Tournament (2 Sections, K5 and K12), an Adult Team Tournament and an Individual Open Tournament. Teams are groups of four. Winner of each section will receive cash and trophy prize that will be determined by number of participants. Guaranteed first and second place of each section will receive trophies. To register, visit http://www.meetup.com/henrico-chess-club

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class “Canning Your Summer Harvest”

August 01 2015 - , 10:30 a.m., $50
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “Canning Your Summer Harvest” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This class will cover canning (from beginning to end), freezing and drying techniques of the most popular herbs and vegetables, as well as how to store your ready-made items like salsas and sauces. Cost is $50. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

Henrico Police to host ‘Community Day’ at Western Government Center

August 01 2015 - Games, activities, food, entertainment, displays, VIN etching and more, 10 a.m., Free
The Henrico County Division of Police will host Community Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Western Government Complex at 4301 E. Parham Rd. Enjoy free games and activities throughout the day, food, entertainment, the “sidewalk of services,” VIN etching by H.E.A.T., a job fair, and demonstrations and displays from police, fire, animal protection and sheriff’s office. Learn about the Division’s latest initiative Operation Summer Heat. Community Day is also the kick off for National Night Out, taking place on the following Tuesday, Aug. 4. For details, call 501-4838 or visit http://www.henricopolice.org

Ages 8-17 invited to ‘Craft Like Crazy’ on the first Monday of each month

August 03 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. A different craft will be featured each month. Registration is required. Admission is free. For details, call 225-2056.

Annual Highland Springs Community National Night Out planned Tuesday

August 04 2015 - Broken Bread Ministries on S. Holly Avenue, 6 p.m., Free
The annual Highland Springs Community National Night Out will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Broken Bread Ministries, located at 506 S. Holly Ave. NNO is a unique crime/drug prevention event that promotes neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in the fight for a safer community. Admission is free. For details, call Pastor Geneva Alston at 328-2995.

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class “Raised Bed Gardening”

August 04 2015 - , 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “Raised Bed Gardening” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The class will cover soil conditioning, crop rotation, ongoing care, harvesting and more. Cost is $15. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

VCU Med. Center to present the seminar “Getting Back in Shape After a Heart Attack”

August 06 2015 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 5:30 p.m., Free
VCU Medical Center will present the seminar “Getting Back in Shape After a Heart Attack” at 5:30 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Doctors from the VCU Pauley Heart Center will talk about the latest treatment options – from coronary stents to implantable heart pumps – that can help the heart recover. The seminar is free and open to the public. Register online at http://www.vcuhealth.org/seminars

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Tuckahoe Library

August 06 2015 - Richard Minnerly will share his book “Human Nature: A New Theory of Psychology”, 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. Richard Minnerly will share his book “Human Nature: A New Theory of Psychology” at Tuckahoe Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Lewis Ginter to present ‘Flowers After 5’ on Thursday evenings through August

August 06 2015 - Enjoy live music from Triple Crossing Jazz Project, 5 p.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through August. Stroll through the gardens, enjoy live music from Triple Crossing Jazz Project, family activities, wine and beer, dining and shopping. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month for Fidos After 5 where leashed pets are allowed. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

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Community

10th annual Filipino Festival coming in August


The 10th Annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 7-8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., beginning with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing with live entertainment, food and exhibits until 10 p.m. On Saturday the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full schedule of performances featuring traditional Filipino dance, music and song.

Filipino cuisine, including BBQ, pansit, lumpia, adobo, halo-halo, lechon, empanada and leche flan, will be available for purchase. The festival will also feature a children's area, church tours, exhibits, and health screenings. > Read more.

CMoR reopens at new Short Pump site

The Children’s Museum of Richmond last week opened its new Short Pump location at Short Pump Town Center, to the delight of children who attended a sneak preview of the location July 10. The new facility, located under the forthcoming LL Bean store (formerly the food court) is 8,500 square feet in size – much larger than CMoR’s former Short Pump location at West Broad Village, which opened in 2010. The new space includes The CarMax Foundation Service Station, the Silver Diner, a grocery store, a performance stage and an art studio, as well as a giant Light Bright Wall. > Read more.
Entertainment

Minion mania

Spinoff is predictably silly, devoid of plot

In Minions, those jibberjabbering little corncob things from Despicable Me have finally earned their own feature film. Specifically, three of them: Kevin (tall), Stuart (plays the ukulele) and Bob (loves his teddy bear), all voiced by co-director Pierre Coffin.

After tracing the evolution of Minionkind – we don’t know what they are, but we know they’re hardwired to serve the baddest villain around – our three Minion heroes set off upon a quest to save their species and find the newest, nastiest villain overlord. > Read more.






 

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