American Legion Post 233 to host Music Jam every fourth Thursday of the month

August 25 2016 - Anyone is welcome to play or sing, 6 p.m., Free
The American Legion Post 233, 8088 Recreation Rd., will host a country/gospel/bluegrass Music Jam at 6 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month. Anyone is welcome to play or sing. Admission is free. Food and drinks are available. Doors open at 5 p.m.

CACGA to host Happy Hour art class for adults

August 26 2016 - Project: “Wine and Legos” with Brian Korte from Brickworkz, 7 p.m., $85
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host a Happy Hour art class for adults from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Wine and Legos” with Brian Korte from Brickworkz will show you the creative process and guide you in designing a Lego mosaic of your own. Enjoy light refreshments and wine while creating a Lego masterpiece that you can take home. Cost is $85. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

James River Cellars Winery to host Fridays on the Patio

August 26 2016 - There will be live music from The Ransom Notes, food trucks and more, 6:30 p.m., $5 to $10
James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy. in Glen Allen, will host Fridays on the Patio from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be live music from The Ransom Notes and food trucks including fresh gelato and chocolate covered bacon, courtesy of De Rochonnet Delights Chocolatier. Family- and pet-friendly. General admission is $5. Tasting tickets, including souvenir glass, are $10. Children under age 16 are free. For details, visit http://www.jamesrivercellars.com

Document native plants at Echo Lake Park Aug. 27

August 27 2016 - Presented by the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, 9 a.m., Free
The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will find and document native plants present and blooming at this time of year in Echo Lake Park on Saturday, Aug. 27. This free event is open to the public. The group will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot located at 5701 Springfield Rd., just off Staples Mill Road at I-295 in Glen Allen. The park is a wonderfully preserved example of a traditional passive recreational area from the 1930s transformed into a municipal park with a variety of dry, rolling, oak-hickory woods, sunny openings, trailside borders, fencerows, a near-pristine, shaded, trail-bordered shoreline, bushy thickets, and wetlands and long-time fishing lake. Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes or boots, bring water and snacks, and insect and sun protection. A notepad to record plants observed, and standard pictorial ID guides are ideally suited for this event. For more information, contact Trip Leader Robert Wright at 571-228-8144 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Henrico County to host “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” at Fairfield MS

August 27 2016 - Live demos, educational materials, free insect repellent (while supplies last) and more, 8 a.m., Free
In an effort to prevent the potential spread of Zika virus, Henrico County is hosting "Fight-the-Bite TODAY," a free event designed to help citizens learn how to prevent mosquito bites and reduce Asian tiger mosquito populations, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fairfield Middle School, 5121 Nine Mile Road. Citizens are invited to stop by during the event to pick up free EPA-registered insect repellent, while supplies last. Educational materials and tools will be available, and various community partners and emergency preparedness agencies also will be present. Live demonstrations and Pick-a-Day to Fight-the-Bite interactive sessions will provide residents the resources to prevent mosquito bites. For details, visit http://www.henrico.us/calendar/fight-bite-today or call 501-4276.

North Park Library to host Summer Finale Party

August 27 2016 - , 3 p.m., Free
North Park Library will host a Summer Finale Party with cool treats and lots of fun at 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the North Park Library. For details, call 501-1970.

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer free farm tour

August 27 2016 - No registration is required, 12 p.m., Free
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer a free farm tour from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. This walking tour includes farm history, a stop by the bee hives and seeing the greenhouses that produce over 300,000 USDA Certified Organic herb and vegetable plants each year. Each adult will receive a free ice cream upon completion. This is an outdoor tour; dress accordingly. No registration is required. For details, call 262-7167 or visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

West Broad Village concludes its Rock and Roll Summer concert series

August 27 2016 - Country group Harley Boone will perform, 7 p.m., Free
West Broad Village concludes its Rock and Roll Summer concert series from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at “The Pad” next to Aloft Hotel. Country group Harley Boone will perform. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.shopwestbroadvillage.com

14th annual Seafood Splash returns to Hadad’s Lake

August 27 2016 - Enjoy all you can eat crabs, fish, chicken and more, 12 p.m., $25 to $45
The 14th annual Seafood Splash is back at Hadad’s Lake, 7900 Osborne Tnpk., from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy all you can eat crabs, fish, chicken and more. Featuring Richmond’s own J. Baxter & The Sauce Band and the area’s best DJs including Sir RJ, Lonnie B and Drake. Bring your own lawn chairs, tents and tables. Rain or shine. Tickets are $25 to $45. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/seafoodsplash2016

Richmond Gun Show set for Aug. 27-28 at Richmond Raceway Complex

August 27 2016 - There will be over 800 tables in two buildings, Hours vary, $10
The Richmond Gun Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Richmond Raceway Complex. There will be over 800 tables in two buildings. Admission is $10. Children under age 12 are free. For details, visit http://www.showmastersgunshows.com

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County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
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