Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class ‘Container Gardening’
April 29 2015 - Learn how to choose and arrange your plants, care for them and harvest, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “Container Gardening” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to choose and arrange your plants, care for them and harvest. Potting mix is included; container, plants and any additional extras are not included. Cost is $15. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com
Zephyrus to present ‘Psalms, Sonnets & Songs: Music by William Byrd’
May 01 2015 - Trinity Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., $5 to $20
Zephyrus will present “Psalms, Sonnets & Songs: Music by William Byrd” at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd. Zephyrus is a non-profit vocal ensemble based in Charlottesville that is dedicated to the performance of music from the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. Tickets are $5 to $20 and are available at the door. For details, visit http://www.trinityrichmond.net
CACGA to present ‘An Evening of Jazz’ featuring the Desiree Roots Trio
May 01 2015 - Dinner and beverages will be available for purchase, 7 p.m., $15 to $18
Enjoy “An Evening of Jazz” featuring the Desiree Roots Trio at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Enjoy classics like “Deed I Do,” “God Bless The Child,” “I Was Telling Him About You,” and Paul McCartney's “Blackbird.” The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Dinner and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 to $18. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to host its spring plant sale May 1-2
May 01 2015 - More than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics, 9 a.m., Free
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host its spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2. This plant sale is among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Admission to the sale is free; regular admission to visit the garden. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org
Movie ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ to play at Henrico Theatre May 1-2
May 01 2015 - Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door, Times vary, $1
Henrico Theatre Company to present ‘The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer’ May 1-17
May 01 2015 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Times vary, $8 to $10
The Henrico Theatre Company will present “The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer” May 1-17 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Evening performances start at 8 p.m. while Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $8 to $10. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Richmond Coin Club’s Coin and Currency Show planned May 1-3
May 01 2015 - Clarion Richmond Hotel, Times vary, Free
The Richmond Coin Club's Coin and Currency Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 1-2 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at the Clarion Richmond Hotel, 3207 N. Boulevard. There will be over 50 tables of dealers buying, selling, and trading. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit http://www.richmondcoinclub.com
6th annual VFW Battlefield Post 9808 Car Show planned in Mechanicsville
May 02 2015 - Show proceeds benefit the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Hospital and The Fisher House, 10 a.m.,
SCAN to host 7th annual Race to Protect Children 5k Run/Walk, Children’s Festival
May 02 2015 - West Broad Village in Short Pump, 8:30 a.m.,
Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) will host its 7th annual Race to Protect Children 5k Run/Walk, Kids Run and Children’s Festival at 8:30 a.m. at West Broad Village in Short Pump. The race is flat and walker friendly. The Children’s Festival will begin at 9 a.m. and offer fun activities and performances for children and families. For details, visit http://www.grscan.com
Henrico Recreation and Parks to host KidFest Carnival at Deep Run Park
May 02 2015 - Juggling shows, clowns, flying acrobats, games, concessions and more, 1 p.m., Free
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.
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.
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.
It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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.
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.
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