Capitol Opera Richmond to open 2016 season with “Le Opera Noli Me Tangere” Sept. 30-Oct. 16

September 30 2016 - Location: Henrico Theatre, Times vary, $25
Capitol Opera Richmond will open its 2016 season with “Le Opera Noli Me Tangere,” a story of love, betrayal and revenge, Sept. 30 through Oct. 16 at the Henrico Theatre. Tickets are $25. For details, visit http://www.capitoloperarichmond.com.

Fairfield Ruritan Club to host BBQ chicken dinner at Antioch School Community Center

October 01 2016 - Eat-in or take-out, 4:30 p.m., $5 to $9
The Fairfield Ruritan Club will host a barbecue chicken dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Antioch School Community Center, 5650 Elko Rd. in Sandston. The dinner includes half a barbecue chicken, potatoes, beans, bread, a beverage and dessert for $9 for adults. Meals for children 12 and younger are $5. Eat-in or take-out. Proceeds benefit the club and will be used to assist members of the community.

Junior League of Richmond to present 11th annual ‘Touch a Truck’ event at RIR

October 01 2016 - Interactive event allows children to see, touch and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, 10 a.m.,
The Junior League of Richmond will present its 11th annual Touch a Truck event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Richmond International Raceway. This unique and interactive event allows children to see, touch and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as to meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the Richmond community. Vehicles on display include tractors, backhoes, emergency responders, utility trucks, and a helicopter. There will also be entertainment, food trucks, games, area mascots and more. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://www.richmondtouchatruck.org.

Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center to host “Yoga and the Pelvic Floor” workshop

October 01 2016 - , 1 p.m., $50
Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center, 10442 Ridgefield Pkwy., will host a “Yoga and the Pelvic Floor” workshop from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The workshop will feature a presentation and practice to focus on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. Cost is $50. To register, call 741-5267 or visit http://www.glenmoreyoga.com.

American Idol Season 5 Finalist Elliott Yamin to perform at The Tin Pan

October 01 2016 - Yamin returns with his fourth album, “As Time Goes By", 8 p.m., $35 to $40
Elliott Yamin will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Yamin returns with his fourth album, “As Time Goes By,” a genre-bending collection of emotive originals highlighted by his soulful and evocative voice. Yamin launched his recording career following his appearance on American Idol Season 5 as the top three finalist. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com.

Henrico Co. to offer free home maintenance workshop at the former Dumbarton Library

October 01 2016 - The topic will be “Weatherization and Maintenance”, 9 a.m., Free
Henrico County will offer a free home maintenance workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the former Dumbarton Library at 6800 Staples Mill Rd. The topic will be “Weatherization and Maintenance” and will teach attendees about seasonal activities, such as cleaning gutters, washing siding and maintaining heating systems. It also will address how to take care of major appliances and prevent dangerous situations. There will be hands-on demonstrations, exhibits and light refreshments. For details, call 501-7640 or visit http://www.henrico.us/revit.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to host ‘October Oddities’ Oct. 1-31

October 01 2016 - Displays and activities for all ages throughout the month of October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $8 to $13
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host October Oddities Oct. 1-31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Refresh your “garden spirit” with displays and activities for all ages throughout the month of October. Enjoy vignettes designed to provoke a sense of curiosity and wonder using underappreciated oddities of nature and “horti-torture.” Pick up a Gourd Quest at the admissions desk before heading down to the Children’s Garden. Included with regular admission which is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors 55+ and $8 for children 3-12. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org.

Gallmeyer Farms to host annual Fall Festival Oct. 1-2 at The Pumpkin Patch

October 01 2016 - Pre-picked and pick-your-own pumpkins, live music, spooky hayride, food, vendors and more, 10 a.m., Free
Gallmeyer Farms will host its annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1-2 at The Pumpkin Patch, 4506 Millers Ln. Pick-your-own and pre-picked pumpkins, as well as fresh fall vegetables, will be available. There will be live music, a straw bale maze, spooky hayride, bounce house, pony rides, food, craft vendors and more. Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome. No pets. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com.

Henrico Humane Society, Henrico Rec & Parks to present annual ‘Bark in the Park’

October 01 2016 - Location: Deep Run Park, 10 a.m., Free
Henrico Humane Society and Henrico Recreation and Parks will present the ninth annual Bark in the Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. A 2K walk begins at 10:45 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults, $10 for kids age 6-12 and free for kids under six and dogs. All proceeds from the dog walk benefit HHS. Additional activities include a blessing of the animals, trick demonstrations by AJ’s K9’s, a parade of animals, dog contests, vendor fair, live music, pet adoptions, food and more. For details, visit http://www.henricohumane.org/event/bark-in-the-park.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to celebrate Rose Fest

October 02 2016 - The Latin Ballet of Virginia will perform at 12:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., 12 p.m., $8 to $13
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will celebrate Rose Fest from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rose Garden. Walk through winding paths of 1,800 roses and enjoy music and other activities. The Latin Ballet of Virginia will perform at 12:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Children can make paper roses in the Children’s Garden. Rose Fest is included with Garden admission which is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors 55+ and $8 for children 3-12. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org.

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Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale


Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Three local churches are holding events on Saturday: A Fall Veterans and Community Health Fair and Blood Drive at Antioch Baptist Church in Varina; a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in the West End; and a Community Day event at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Highland Springs. Two events are also planned in Henrico for history buffs: A tour of New Market Heights and a commemoration of the battle for Fort Harrison. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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