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Tuckahoe Library to host the workshop ‘DIY Kitchen Cosmetics’

July 28 2014 - Registration is required, 2 p.m.,
Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr., will host the workshop “DIY Kitchen Cosmetics” at 2 p.m. Make your own moisturizing sugar scrub, tasty lip gloss and more using simple household ingredients. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9100 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Henrico Concert Band to perform at Dorey Park

July 28 2014 - Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening by the lake, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening by the lake. Admission is free. For details, call 501-5859.

Virginia Physicians for Women to offer a program for teen, preteen girls

July 29 2014 - Registration is required, 6 p.m., Free
Virginia Physicians for Women will offer a program for teen and preteen girls from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at VPFW’s Innsbrook office. There will be an open discussion about adolescent gynecology, including menstrual cycles and irregularities, breast growth, prevention of STDs, and even when to schedule that first GYN exam. The program is free and open to the community. Registration is required. For details, visit http://www.vpfw.com

Commonwealth Parenting to present ‘Fighters, Biters, Pushers & Smushers’

July 29 2014 - Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 6:30 p.m., $30
Commonwealth Parenting will present “Fighters, Biters, Pushers & Smushers” for parents of toddlers from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. Cost is $30. For details, call 545-1272 or visit http://www.commonwealthparenting.org

Summer Movie Express continues at Regal VCC, Short Pump July 29-30

July 29 2014 - 'The Croods' (July 29) and 'Epic' (July 30), 10 a.m., $1
The 2014 Summer Movie Express continues at Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20 and Regal Short Pump Stadium 14. The films this week are “The Croods” on July 29 and “Epic” on July 30. The program runs for nine weeks with select G and PG titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. throughout the summer. Tickets are $1 and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. For details, visit http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express

Fairfield Middle School Fresh Market held on Wednesdays through Aug. 13

July 30 2014 - All produce is grown in the school's garden using organic practices, 4 p.m.,
The Fairfield Middle School Fresh Market will be held every Wednesday at the school, 5121 Nine Mile Rd., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., through Aug. 13. All produce is grown in the school's garden using organic practices. The effort is led by students.

Pull apart stuff you use every day and take a look inside at Gayton Library

July 30 2014 - For middle and high school students, 2 p.m.,
Pull apart stuff you use every day and take a look inside at 2 p.m. at Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd. For middle and high school students. For details, call 290-9600 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Virginia Blood Services to hold a blood drive at Dorey Recreation Center

July 30 2014 - All walk-ins are welcome, 2 p.m., Free
Virginia Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dorey Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Rd. All walk-ins are welcome and donors are encouraged to schedule their appointment by visiting http://www.vadonor.org and u,sing sponsor code HCEDH.

Innsbrook After Hours to present the Under the Sun Tour at Innsbrook Pavilion

July 30 2014 - Featuring Blues Traveler, Smashmouth, Sugar Ray and Uncle Kracker , 6 p.m., $20
Innsbrook After Hours will present the Under the Sun Tour at 6 p.m. at the Snagajob Innsbrook Pavilion. Blues Traveler, Smashmouth, Sugar Ray and Uncle Kracker are performing. Gates open at 5 p.m. General admission is $20. For details, visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com

Henrico Teen Theatre Company to present ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ July 30 to Aug 2

July 30 2014 - Reservations are required, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Free
The Henrico Teen Theatre Company will present “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 2 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Admission is free. Reservations are required. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

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Community

Garden tails

The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.

Western Henrico Rotary helps fund Midwives For Haiti Jeep


Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.

The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.

Agencies combine on new entry point to Chickahominy


Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.

The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

New Italian restaurant opens in Short Pump

Charlottesville's Bella’s Restaurant recently opened a location in Short Pump Village, at 11408 West Broad Street. The restaurant is owned by Valeria Biesnti, a native of Rome who arrived in the U.S. at age 21 and later became a U.S. citizen. With her restaurants, Bisenti has sought to create an ambiance that welcomes diners in a casual setting, like her favorites from her hometown. > Read more.

Playing with fire

‘Dragon’ sequel is a rare part-two success story
Sequels are like toys. Any sequel worth its salt needs more stuff – more “cool,” more “new,” more of everything, really.

Just like the toys those sequels inspire. What kid’s going to want a medium-sized dragon after the first How to Train Your Dragon ended with a beast the size of a skyscraper? They want something bigger and shinier; something that lights up or shoots little plastic firebolts.

Dreamworks certainly had this in mind for How to Train Your Dragon 2 – not just for the merchandising (truly, this is the franchise that will launch a thousand dragon-themed birthday parties), but for the film itself. > Read more.

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