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Working professionals invited to Brown Bag Fitness at Twin Hickory Park

September 17 2014 - The series continues through November, 12 p.m., Free
Working professionals are invited to break away from the office and stretch their legs at Brown Bag Fitness from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Twin Hickory Park, 5011 Twin Hickory Rd. Bring a bagged lunch to a series of sessions on healthy living and learn some fitness tips and exercises that you can use at home or at the office. The series continues through November. No charge. For details, call 501-5121 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

HCPL’s Geek the Library campaign set to begin at Tuckahoe Library

September 17 2014 - For tweens and teens, 7 p.m.,
Construct a coaster out of recycled household materials and then test your design with marbles at 7 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. Part of HCPL’s Geek the Library campaign. For tweens and teens. For details, call 290-9100 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Henrico’s own magician Mr. B to perform at Dumbarton Library

September 18 2014 - Learn a magic trick at the end of the show, 6:30 p.m.,
Enjoy a spectacular magic show with Henrico’s own magician, Mr. B, at 6:30 p.m. at Dumbarton Library, 6800 Staples Mill Rd. Learn a magic trick at the end of the show. For details, call 290-9400 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

UR Modlin Center for the Arts to present ‘The Intergalatic Nemesis: Target Earth’

September 18 2014 - Live-Action Graphic Novel, 7:30 p.m., $17 to $34
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present “The Intergalatic Nemesis: Target Earth,” a live-action graphic novel, at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. Telling an all-ages adventure story set in the 1930s, The Intergalactic Nemesis mashes up comic-book and radio-play formats into a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, a new art form, the Live-Action Graphic Novel. Tickets are $17 to $34. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Deep Run Recreation Center to host ‘Generation Z Games – Water Play!’

September 19 2014 - Space is limited to the first 50 children, 6 p.m., Free
Deep Run Recreation Center, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy., will host Generation Z Games – Water Play! for ages 6-12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy water-themed games, relays and other activities. Space is limited to the first 50 children. Admission is free. For details, call 290-0305 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to hold a fall plant sale Sept. 19-20

September 19 2014 - Sale is free to attend with Garden admission, Times vary,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will hold a fall plant sale from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20. Regional vendors will be selling rare and interesting plants, unique landscape objects and other items for your garden. The sale is free with Garden admission. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Oak Hall Baptist Church in Sandston to host a free community block party

September 20 2014 - Children's activities, K9 unit demo, cornhole/basketball tourneys, music, food and more, 12 p.m., Free
Oak Hall Baptist Church, 1877 Old Hanover Rd. in Sandston, will host a free community block party from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be children’s activities, a bounce house, K9 unit demonstration, cornhole and basketball tournaments (registration required), car show, music, BINGO, food and more. All are invited. For tournament registration and more information, call 737-5812 or visit http://www.oakhallbc.org

Children’s Hospital Foundation Four Mile Walk/Run planned

September 20 2014 - Superkid Adventure Obstacle Course set up for ages 5-10, 8:30 a.m.,
The Children’s Hospital Foundation Four Mile Walk/Run will start at 8:30 a.m. at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Brook Road Campus. Walkers and runners of all ages can participate in the four mile course, while the Superkid Adventure Obstacle Course provides a special opportunity and challenge for children between the ages of 5-10. There will be post-race refreshments, kids’ activities, costume contest, music and more. For details, visit http://www.chfrace.org

USA Dance to host Ballroom Dance Exhibition at Regency Square Mall

September 20 2014 - , 1:30 p.m., Free
USA Dance will host a Ballroom Dance Exhibition on the second floor of Regency Square Mall from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Professional and amateur dancers will be providing exhibitions of the various ballroom dances. The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.usadance.org

Electronics Recycling & Stop ID Theft document shredding event planned in Henrico

September 20 2014 - Bring up to two boxes or three paper grocery bags of personal information to shred for free, 10 a.m.,
An Electronics Recycling & Stop ID Theft document shredding event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1400 Best Plaza Drive. Items accepted free of charge include computer systems and accessories, printers, scanners, VCRs, stereos and microwave ovens; televisions cost $7 to recycle. Bring up to two boxes or three paper grocery bags of personal information to shred for free. For details, call 340-0900 (recycling) and 501-4838 (shredding).

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Community

Commonwealth Parenting, CMoR-Short Pump to present 6-part parenting forum series

As part of its 30th anniversary year and partnership with the Children's Museum of Richmond, Commonwealth Parenting will present a six-part RVA Parents Forum Series to address some of the toughest issues confronting parents.

Parenting experts and family educators will tackle topics ranging from bullying to alcohol, sex to divorce, and technology and stress. Parents will learn how to identify potential problems.

"We're excited about bringing this much-needed forum series to parents in central Virginia. Through our valuable partnership with Commonwealth Parenting, we can have a deeper impact in the community through parent and caregiver education," said Karen Coltrane, president and CEO of the Children's Museum of Richmond. > Read more.

Celebrating 106 years

Former Sandston resident Mildred Taylor celebrated her 106th birthday Aug. 9. Taylor, who now lives in Powhatan, is still a member of Sandston Baptist Church. She was visited the day after her birthday by several members of the church, who played for her a recording of the entire church membership singing happy birthday to her during worship. > Read more.

YMCA breaks ground for aquatic center

YMCA officials gathered last week to break ground on the new Tommy J. West Aquatic Center at the Shady Grove Family YMCA on Nuckols Road. The center, which will featured 7,600 square feet of competitive and recreational space, including water slides, play areas for children and warmer water for those with physical limitations, is the fourth phase of a $4 million expansion at the facility. West was president and CEO of Capital Interior Contractors and a founding member of the Central Virginia Region of the Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Check out these three B’s in Henrico this weekend: books, bluegrass and “Born Yesterday.” Other activities to participate in – and feel good about – are the 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup and the 5th annual Richmond Out of the Darkness Community Walk. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

When the cliche stands tall

Inspirational football movie tries too hard for its own good
When the Game Stands Tall is based on a true story – an unbelievable true story that takes the word “inspiring” about as far as it can go.

It’s a film about Bob Ladouceur, coach of the De La Salle High Spartans, a California high school football team with 12 consecutive undefeated seasons (a staggering 151 games won in a row).

Along the way, Ladouceur (played by Jim Caviezel) faced the kind of hardship most football coaches (thankfully) can only imagine – suffering a near-fatal heart attack, the death of a star player, and rebuilding the team after that 151-game streak came to a humiliating end. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Enjoy political comedy at its finest with The Capitol Steps at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Methodist and Baptist churches unite for the fourth annual Mission Footprint 5K, taking place at Trinity UMC. Or in honor of Grandparent’s Day on Sunday, treat them to A Grand Family Affair or maybe a movie – the 1978 film “Superman” is at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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