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Chick-fil-A at White Oak Village to host spirit night for Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition

August 31 2015 - Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the organization, 5 p.m.,
The Chick-fil-A at White Oak Village will host a spirit night to benefit the Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition. Ten percent of all sales from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. will be donated to the organization. Tell the cashier that you are with Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition.

Henrico to present a “Music and Movie Night in the Park” at Dorey Park

August 31 2015 - Henrico Concert Band will perform; An outdoor showing of the movie “Up” will follow, 7 p.m., Free
Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks will present a Music and Movie Night in the Park from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Dorey Park. The Henrico Concert Band will start the evening with music from favorite movies and television shows. An outdoor showing of the movie “Up” will follow. For details, call 501-5138.

Buz and Ned’s “Helping Hams for Charity” program to benefit ASCV every Monday in August

August 31 2015 - Buz and Ned’s will donate 10 percent of sales to ASCV, 6 p.m.,
The Autism Society of Central Virginia will be the beneficiary of Buz and Ned’s “Helping Hams for Charity” program every Monday in August from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Buz and Ned’s will donate 10 percent of sales to ASCV. For details, visit http://www.buzandneds.com/helpinghams

HopeTree Foster Care to hold orientation for those interested in becoming a foster parent

September 01 2015 - Virginia Baptist Resource Center, 6 p.m.,
HopeTree Foster Care will hold an orientation for those interested in becoming a foster parent at 6 p.m. at the Virginia Baptist Resource Center, 2828 Emerywood Pkwy. For details, call 201-9006 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Tin Pan to hold Tribute Night auditions

September 02 2015 - Performing bands are Johnny Lee Long Band, Suggesting Rhythm and The Hullabaloos, 6:30 p.m., $5
The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd., will hold Tribute Night auditions from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2. The following bands will be performing: Johnny Lee Long Band (tribute to jazz/funk stylings), Suggesting Rhythm (tribute to Grateful Dead) and The Hullabaloos (tribute to 60s pop-British rock to Woodstock). Tribute Nights at The Tin Pan highlight either a specific musician/band or era of music. The winning band will play at an upcoming Tribute Night. Tickets are $5. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Tuckahoe Library

September 03 2015 - Alice O’Hanlon will share her book “Tales of the Lioness”, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Alice O’Hanlon will share her book “Tales of the Lioness” at Tuckahoe Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Nature photographer, author Jim Fowler to attend Pocahontas Chapter of VNPS meeting

September 03 2015 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 7 p.m., Free
Nature photographer and book author Jim Fowler will bring his knowledge and exceptional pictures to the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society meeting at 7 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. He will talk about the Flora of the Green Swamp in North Carolina. The program is free and open to the public. A short business meeting will follow the presentation. For details, visit http://www.pocahontaschapter-vnps.org

Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at The Place at Innsbrook

September 03 2015 - , 7:30 a.m.,
The Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at The Place at Innsbrook. For details, visit http://www.innsbrookrotary.org

Retail Merchants Association’s Economic Forecast Breakfast planned at The Westin Richmond

September 04 2015 - Speaker: Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 7:15 a.m.,
The Retail Merchants Association’s Economic Forecast Breakfast will present Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Lacker will share his expert perspective about the economy and what the future may hold. The Economic Forecast follows a similar format to the First Friday Forum series with coffee and networking, followed by breakfast and the presentation. The breakfast will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at The Westin Richmond, 6631 W. Broad St. To register, visit http://www.retailmerchants.com

Short Pump Town Center’s kid’s club “Short Pump Pals” to meet in the food court

September 08 2015 - Second Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m., Free
Short Pump Town Center’s kid’s club for ages six and under, Short Pump Pals, meets at 11 a.m. in the food court on the second Tuesday of every month. Membership is free. For details, visit http://www.shortpumpmall.com/info/sppals

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Community

Canterbury Recreation Association ‘wins’ the ‘Dunk Hunger’ drive


For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.

CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.

“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.

Bike collection planned at Henrico concert Aug. 22


The last Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer outdoor concert at West Broad Village, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Short Pump, will feature a salute to the upcoming UCI Road World Cycling Championships, coming to the Richmond region next month. As an all-girl band entertains the public with an AC/DC and Foreigner tribute, representatives from West Broad Village will accept donations of children’s new and lightly used bicycles for redistribution to youngsters at the Virginia Homes for Boys and Girls. > Read more.
Entertainment

Shear brilliance

‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ surprises, delights

Have people in the United States even heard of Shaun the Sheep? I certainly hadn’t.

I walked into Shaun the Sheep Movie knowing precisely two things about the film: one, it’s the product of Aardman Animations, the stop-motion animation studio responsible for Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run. And two, it’s got a cartoon sheep in it. That’s it.

But walking out, I was a total Shaun the Sheep convert – blown away by Shaun the Sheep Movie’s unassuming, good-natured, sheepy charms. (Also, it turns out Shaun the Sheep – originally a TV series – used to air on the Disney Channel. Maybe I’m just out of the loop). > Read more.






 

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