UR Modlin Center for the Arts to present The SteelDrivers

September 09 2016 - Concert is part of the Grammy Award-winning group’s national Long Way Down Tour, 7:30 p.m., $40
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present The SteelDrivers at 7:30 p.m. at Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The concert is part of the Grammy Award-winning group’s national Long Way Down Tour. The Rounder Records bluegrass quintet is comprised of Tammy Rogers (fiddle and vocals), Gary Nichols (guitar and vocals), Mike Fleming (bass and vocals), Brent Truitt (mandolin), and Richard Bailey (banjo). Tickets are $40. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Willie Nelson added to Innsbrook After Hours schedule

September 15 2016 - Special guest Aaron Lewis, 6 p.m., $20+
Willie Nelson will perform at Innsbrook After Hours Sept. 15, with guest Aaron Lewis, concert series officials announced Aug. 4. Tickets will go on sale Aug. 10, with $20 early-bird general admission tickets available through Aug. 16 at http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com
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With a six-decade career and more than 200 albums, Nelson has earned countless awards as a musician and amassed credentials as an author, actor, and activist.

In the past five years alone, he has delivered 10 new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, headlined Farm Aid (an event he co-founded in 1985), received his fifth-degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, Tex. during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company (Willie’s Reserve) and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Rocker-turned-country singer Aaron Lewis will open the show as Nelson’s special guest. Lewis, the front man of the rock band Staind, will release his solo album Sinner the next day (Sept. 16). The first single off that album. “That Ain’t No Country,” is currently playing on country radio stations nationwide. The title track for the album is a duet with Nelson.

Crafters wanted for 26th annual Short Pump Ruritan Craft Show Oct. 15

October 15 2016 - Short Pump Middle School, Time TBA,
Crafters are wanted for the 26th annual Short Pump Ruritan Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Rd. For an application, call 360-2371 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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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.

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.
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It’s a great weekend to get outside! The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is offering two events this weekend. Accompany the group to find and document native plants present and blooming in Echo Lake Park on Saturday or take a “Sunday Stroll” at Dorey Park to observe the seasonal changes taking place. Other outdoor events this weekend include the final summer concert at West Broad Village and “Fridays on the Patio” at James River Cellars Winery in Glen Allen. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget the insect repellent! To learn more about avoiding those pesky mosquitos, check out Henrico County’s “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” event tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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