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Henricus Historical Park to host its annual Henricus Educator Open House

April 23 2015 - Open to all teachers, administrators and their immediate family members, 2 p.m., Free
Henricus Historical Park will host its annual Henricus Educator Open House from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be guided site tours (including the new 17th Century Church and Meeting House), demonstrations from school programs, make-and-take activities, and discussions about new and upcoming SOL- and STEM-aligned programs. Open to all teachers, administrators and their immediate family members. Admission is free. To register, call 318-8797.

Henrico County Community Author Showcase to present Zachary Duresky

April 23 2015 - Duresky will share his book 'Desiree Fern' at Fairfield Library, 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. Zachary Duresky will share his book “Desiree Fern” at Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Henrico retirement community Lakewood Manor to host benefit golf tournament

April 23 2015 - Independence Golf Club in Chesterfield, 10 a.m.,
Lakewood Manor, a faith-based continuing care retirement community in Henrico, will present its 2015 benefit golf tournament at Independence Golf Club in Chesterfield. Registration opens at 10 a.m. with free range balls. Shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. Registration fees include greens and cart fees, box lunch and dinner. Proceeds benefit the Endowed Fund for Benevolence. For details, visit http://www.vbh.org/foundation/golf

Bon Secours to offer free mammogram screenings at Willow Oaks Country Club

April 23 2015 - 'Pink Pearls of Wisdom' dinner to follow, 9 a.m., Free
Bon Secours will offer free mammogram screenings from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Willow Oaks Country Club, 6228 Forest Hill Ave., followed by “Pink Pearls of Wisdom,” an event celebrating breast health, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy dinner, wine tasting, education on healthy eating for breast cancer prevention, treatment, survivorship, mammogram scheduling and more. Admission is free. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/ma6o367

David Esleck Trio to perform at The Tin Pan

April 23 2015 - 8982 Quioccasin Rd, 7 p.m., $10
The David Esleck Trio will perform at 7 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Tickets are $10. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com

Man Church meets every Friday morning at Joey’s Hot Dogs in Innsbrook

April 24 2015 - A White Hot Ministries program, 7:15 a.m., Free
Man Church, a White Hot Ministries program, meets every Friday morning from 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. at Joey’s Hot Dogs in The Shoppes at Innsbrook. Man Church helps men be leaders of a Christian household, as well as provides an opportunity for men to worship with other men as they work toward strengthening their relationships with God. For details, call 912-6263 or visit http://www.godstrongmen.org/programs/man-church

Troubadours Community Theatre Group to present ‘West Side Story’ April 24-25

April 24 2015 - Henrico Theatre, Times vary,
The Troubadours Community Theatre Group will present the American classic “West Side Story” live on stage at the Henrico Theatre for three performances only: April 24 at 7:30 p.m. and April 25 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For details, call 874-8551 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ndz6sk2

Threads Consignment Events Spring/Summer 2015 Children’s Sale - April 24 to May 2

April 24 2015 - Canterbury Shopping Center, 10616 Patterson Ave, 9 a.m.,
The Threads Consignment Events Spring/Summer 2015 Children’s Sale will begin at 9 a.m. April 24 and continue through May 2 in Canterbury Shopping Center, 10616 Patterson Ave. Clothing (newborn through junior), baby gear and equipment, toys, books and maternity clothing will be on sale. Cash, check and credit cards accepted. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/l9kc673

5th annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk planned in Innsbrook

April 25 2015 - 5K run/walk and 1-mile memorial walk begin at 9:45 a.m., 7:30 a.m.,
The 5th annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held at Innsbrook’s North Shore Commons. Registration and check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. A welcome rally and fundraising awards will follow at 9 a.m. and the 5K run/walk and 1-mile memorial walk begin at 9:45 a.m. All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception. Online registration ends April 22. To register and begin fundraising, visit http://tinyurl.com/kzjlzbb

Third annual Spring Into The Arts Festival planned at Shady Grove UMC

April 25 2015 - Festival benefits The Center for Creative Arts, located on the Shady Grove UMC campus, 10 a.m., Free
The third annual Spring Into The Arts Festival at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4825 Pouncey Tract Rd., will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival features the work of 26 of Richmond’s best artists including award-winning painters, unique hand-made jewelry, pottery, fused and stained glass, totes, hand-made candles and upcycled art. Kids can make their own art, as well. The festival benefits The Center for Creative Arts, located on the Shady Grove UMC campus. For details, visit http://www.center4creativearts.org

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Local couple wins wedding at Lewis Ginter

Richmonders Jim Morgan and Dan Stackhouse were married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Mar. 7 month after winning the Say I Do! With OutRVA wedding contest in February. The contest was open to LGBT couples in recognition of Virginia’s marriage equality law, which took effect last fall. The wedding included a package valued at $25,000.

Morgan and Stackhouse, who became engaged last fall on the day marriage equality became the law in Virginia, have been together for 16 years. They were selected from among 40 couples who registered for the contest. The winners were announced at the Say I Do! Dessert Soiree at the Renaissance in Richmond in February. > Read more.

Fourth-annual Healy Gala planned

The Fourth Annual Healy Gala will be held Saturday, Apr. 11, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The event was created to honor Michael Healy, a local businessman and community leader who died suddenly in June 2011, and to endow the Mike Healy Scholarship (through the Glen Allen Ruritan Club), which benefits students of Glen Allen High School.

Healy served as the chairman of Glen Allen Day for several years and helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations. > Read more.

Ruritan Club holding Brunswick stew sale

The Richmond Battlefield Ruritan Club is holding a Brunswick stew sale, with orders accepted through March 13 and pick-up available March 14. The cost is $8 per quart.

Pick-up will be at noon, March 14, at the Richmond Heights Civic Center, 7440 Wilton Road in Varina.

To place an order, call Mike at (804) 795- 7327 or Jim at (804) 795-9116. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10

There are several fun events this weekend taking place outside including the third annual Virginia Firefighter Games at Short Pump Town Center; Twin Hickory Park’s “April Showers: A Celebration of Spring” event; the Young Life Richmond West 5k in Innsbrook; and the Gold Festival on Broad which benefits Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. Fingers crossed for no rain! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

The University of Richmond will host its annual Global Family Concert this weekend – a free, family friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances. Country music fans can head to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for “An Evening of Country” featuring The Honky Tonk Experience. Enjoy the spring weather at Meadow Farm for “Sheep to Shawl” or join the Henrico Hiking Club at James River Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

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