Twin Hickory Library to host a workshop on Chinese painting
May 30 2015 - Registration is required, 2 p.m., Free
Twin Hickory Library will host a workshop on Chinese painting from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Under the instruction of artist Shaoqiang Chen, participants will create a simple work with calligraphy strokes, water and ink composition, and contrast. Participants will also gain a better sense of how to appreciate Chinese art works. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9200 x5 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Ruby Carver Elementary School to host all-new ‘Carver Fest’
May 30 2015 - Carnival games, a dunk tank, live music, silent auction, raffles and more, 3 p.m.,
Ruby Carver Elementary School will host its all-new Carver Fest from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be carnival games, a dunk tank, live music and more. Silent auction and raffle items include a Walt Disney vacation for a family of four, season passes to Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens, concert tickets, Andy Jenks’ voice on your voicemail and more. For details, visit http://www.rubycarverpta.com
NCGR-Richmond Chapter to host class on ‘Astro Mythology: The Myth We Are Living’
May 30 2015 - Weinstein JCC, 1 p.m., $15 to $20
Henrico Historical Park to host Family Fun Day
May 30 2015 - Registration is required by May 28, 10 a.m., $5 to $11
Henrico Historical Park will host Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes stationed activities, demonstrations, and crafts. The day will revolve around Colonial-era fields, gardens, and domesticated animals. Visitors will be able to participate in all activities throughout the day at their own pace. Picnics are welcome. Admission is $5 to $11. Registration is required by May 28. For details, call 318-8797 or visit http://www.henricus.org
Innsbrook After Hours to present Lee Brice, special guests
May 30 2015 - All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations, 6 p.m., $20 to $99
Innsbrook After Hours will present Lee Brice, with special guests Josh Abott Band, Bryson Jennings and Ben Gallaher, at 6 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $99. All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations – The National Constitution Plaque Initiative of the American Constitution Spirit Foundation and the Innsbrook Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com
Richmond Choral Society to present ‘Sentimental Journey III’ at Henrico Theatre
May 31 2015 - A jazz trio will accompany the chorus, 4 p.m., $10 to $17.50
The Richmond Choral Society will present “Sentimental Journey III” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. The concert includes jazz and swing music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. A jazz trio will accompany the chorus. Tickets are $10 to $17.50. For details, visit http://www.richmondchoralsociety.org
Innsbrook After Hours to present Rusted Root & The Wailers
May 31 2015 - All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations, 6 p.m., $15 to $79
Innsbrook After Hours will present Rusted Root & The Wailers at 6 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $79. All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations – The National Constitution Plaque Initiative of the American Constitution Spirit Foundation and the Innsbrook Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com
Ages 8-17 invited to ‘Craft Like Crazy’ on the first Monday of each month
June 01 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.
Varina District Supervisor Nelson to hold Community Conversations meetings June 1-2
June 01 2015 - June 1 (Dorey Park Rec Center) and June 2 (Henrico Theatre), Times vary, Free
Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will hold Community Conversations meetings on June 1 at 7 p.m. at Dorey Park Recreation Center; and on June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre. Nelson will discuss the history, present conditions and plans for the district in eastern Henrico County. For details, call 501-4208.
On the Air Radio Players to present ‘You Heard It Here First’ at CACGA June 2-3
June 02 2015 - This old-time radio show features live music and sound effects, 7:30 p.m., Free
On the Air Radio Players will present “You Heard It Here First” at 7:30 p.m. June 2-3 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. This old-time radio show features live music and sound effects. The performance will once again feature the winners from the fifth annual radio script-writing competition. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.otarp.com
Holman Middle School student Victoria Nguyen recently was named Miss Virginia American Coed Junior Teen after competing in the Miss Virginia American Coed pageant in Williamsburg. She was the youngest competitor in her division. Nguyen now will advance to represent Virginia at the 2015 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant at Walt Disney World in Florida in November. > Read more.
Companion Extraordinaire dedicated a hall in its new Lakeside office as a “Wall of Honor” and will be presenting 13 military service men and women with certificates as well as placing their service photos on the wall.
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The James River Association and Henrico County partnered April 25 to improve a primitive hiking trail at Deep Bottom Park in Eastern Henrico County. Alumni from St. Christopher’s School volunteered to improve the primitive trail that runs alongside Four Mile Creek, a tributary of the James River. The volunteers removed overgrowth and resurfaced the trail with mulch to improve accessibility.
The park has a boat ramp and canoe launch and is a popular destination for paddling, fishing, and other recreational activities. > Read more.
“Did you know monkeys could swim?” asks Tina Fey in Monkey Kingdom. While she’s asking, a toque macaque (a two foot-long monkey with red-white fur and great hair) breast-strokes under the surface of a pond, yanking out lily pad flowers by her teeth and dragging them ashore to munch later.
Turns out monkeys can swim. And slide down telephone poles. And do the thing from Flashdance where you bring down a cascade of water on your head and shake it off in slow-motion.
All will happen in Monkey Kingdom, the eighth film in nine years from Disneynature, Disney’s wildlife documentary outlet. > Read more.
Relax this holiday weekend with Fridays Uncorked at Southern Season – taste wines from the Roman Empire! Or at James River Cellars who is hosting “Experience Virginia” – sample Virginia wine, beer, cider and mead. And what goes better with wine than strawberries – an annual tradition in Varina, the Gallmeyer Farms’ Strawberry Fields Festival is tomorrow. Other fun happenings this weekend include: “A Little Princess” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen; weekly dance at American Legion Post 125; and National Theatre Live’s “Man and Superman” at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
CAT Theatre’s final show of its 51st season – Quartet by Ronald Harwood – will open May 22 and run through June 6. It will be the show’s Richmond-area premiere.
The theatre also announced its four-show schedule for its 52nd season, which will begin in October and continue into June 2016, and announced a new partnership with The Bifocals Theatre Project, an outreach program into senior communities in the Richmond region. > Read more.
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