Commonwealth Parenting to present ‘Back Talk: Dealing with a Disrespectful Child’
August 27 2014 - Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 12 p.m., $25
Commonwealth Parenting will present “Back Talk: Dealing with a Disrespectful Child (Parents of Children ages 4-11)” from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. Cost is $25. For details, call 545-1272 or visit http://www.commonwealthparenting.org
Henrico Community Band to perform at Deep Run Park
August 28 2014 - Bring a blanket or lawn chair, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening at the Nature Pavilion. Admission is free. For details, call 501-5859.
VDACS to offer free pesticide disposal at Springfield Road Landfill in Glen Allen
August 28 2014 - Participants should complete a pesticide registration form in advance, , Free
The Va. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) will offer free pesticide disposal at the Springfield Road Landfill in Glen Allen. The program allows for the collection of unwanted, outdated or banned pesticides so that they may be disposed of in a safe manner. Participants should complete a pesticide registration form in advance. The form is available at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pesticides/disposal.shtml
American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital-Forest
August 28 2014 - Types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this time, 11 a.m., Free
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest Campus, 1602 Skipwith Rd. Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this time. For details, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org
Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Fairfield Library
August 28 2014 - Brenda Anderson will share her book 'The Preacher’s Son', 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a new program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Brenda Anderson will share her book “The Preacher’s Son” at Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/authorshowcase
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to present Flowers After 5 on Thursdays through Aug.
August 28 2014 - Stroll through the gardens and enjoy wine, music and dining al fresco, 5 p.m., $8 to $12
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through August. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy wine, music and dining al fresco. There will also be family activities; water play is open until 8 p.m. Garden admission is $8 to $12. For details, call 262-9887 or visit http://www.lewisginter.org
Mary Miley Theobald to discuss her new book ‘The Impersonator’ at Twin Hickory Library
August 30 2014 - , 1 p.m., Free
Historian, author and mystery writer, Mary Miley Theobald, will discuss her new book “The Impersonator” at 1 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. Theobald will share little-known facts about Prohibition, why the 1920s mark the real start of women’s liberation, and why it is the perfect decade in which to set a mystery. For details, call 290-9200 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Learn about the story of slaves Tom and Pharoah at Meadow Farm Museum
August 30 2014 - The slaves informed Meadow Farm’s Mosby Sheppard of a planned slave insurrection , 1 p.m., Free
Learn about the story of Tom and Pharoah from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd. On Aug. 30, 1800, these slaves informed Meadow Farm’s Mosby Sheppard of a planned slave insurrection and secured their role in Meadow Farm and Virginia history. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Lavender Fields Herb Farm to present a ‘Growing Herbs & Fall Vegetables’ class
August 30 2014 - Register in advance online, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will present a “Growing Herbs & Fall Vegetables” class from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The class will discuss planning your gardening area from containers to raised beds to large scale, planting and arranging what goes where and when, as well as the best growing conditions and soil mixes. Cost is $15. Register in advance at http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com
Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour to stop at Sam’s Club at 9440 W. Broad Street
August 30 2014 - Enjoy backyard barbecue demos and samples while teams cook for cash prizes, 10 a.m., Free
The Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour will stop at Sam’s Club at 9440 W. Broad Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local barbecue enthusiasts are invited to join Pitmaster Michael McDearman for an afternoon of free backyard barbecue demos and samples while competition teams cook for cash prizes and top recognitions. Admission is free. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/kjlcvkf
Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.
The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.
While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.
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Planes: Fire and Rescue opens with a dedication to the hero firefighters of the world. It’s an admirable notion, and it makes sense, given that this is a film about planes that fight fires.
But here it might be a little out of place, as Planes: Fire and Rescue has a few things on its mind besides supporting the men and women who routinely throw themselves into burning buildings.
Like money. Lots and lots of money – into the 11-figures-and-counting range. In case you weren’t aware, 2006’s Cars was the biggest moneymaker Disney had in decades – not because of how much green the film printed at the box office, but because a combination of toys, games and snack foods stamped with the Cars seal of approval routinely pulls in tens of billions of dollars per year. > Read more.
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