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American Legion Post 125 to host dances every Friday, Saturday

May 29 2015 - All dances are open to the public, 8 p.m., $7 to $8
American Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will hold a dance with a live band every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee are provided; drinks are available for purchase. All dances are open to the public. Cost is $7 on Fridays and $8 on Saturdays and benefits American Legion Post 125, a nonprofit veterans organization. For details, call 716-0800.

Latin Ballet to present student/faculty production ‘Give Peace a Chance’ May 29-31

May 29 2015 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 7 p.m., $5 to $10
The Latin Ballet’s student and faculty production “Give Peace a Chance” will take place at 7 p.m. May 29 and at 2 p.m. May 30-31 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. The music of the Beatles has influenced the world for over 50 years with their message of hope, true love, peace and harmony. The students and faculty of the Latin Ballet will dance to the philosophic music of the Beatles in the styles of Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet, Flamenco, Middle Eastern Dance, Dance Theatre, Salsa, Capoeira and Hip Hop. Tickets are $5 to $10. For details, visit http://www.latinballet.com

Innsbrook After Hours to present Foreigner, special guest Craig Wayne Boyd

May 29 2015 - All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations, 6 p.m., $15 to $99
Innsbrook After Hours will present Foreigner, with special guest Craig Wayne Boyd, at 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $99. All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations – The National Constitution Plaque Initiative of the American Constitution Spirit Foundation and the Innsbrook Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com

The Taters to perform at The Tin Pan

May 30 2015 - An eclectic mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country and Americana, 6:30 p.m., $5
The Taters will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Members of the band are Craig Evans (vocals, bass, piano); Brad Tucker (vocals, guitar, bass); Greg Marrs (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo); and Chris Mendez (vocals, drums, percussion). The Taters’ sound has been described as roots-pop – an eclectic mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country and Americana – and a mix of Mavericks, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Beatles. Tickets are $5. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer class on ‘All About Herbs and Veggies’

May 30 2015 - This class builds upon your growing experience to take it to the next level, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “All About Herbs and Veggies” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This class builds upon your growing experience to take it to the next level. Learn proper planting times, spacing, companion planting, growing techniques, fertilization and plant rotation. Cost is $15. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

Twin Hickory Library to host a workshop on Chinese painting

May 30 2015 - Registration is required, 2 p.m., Free
Twin Hickory Library will host a workshop on Chinese painting from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Under the instruction of artist Shaoqiang Chen, participants will create a simple work with calligraphy strokes, water and ink composition, and contrast. Participants will also gain a better sense of how to appreciate Chinese art works. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9200 x5 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Ruby Carver Elementary School to host all-new ‘Carver Fest’

May 30 2015 - Carnival games, a dunk tank, live music, silent auction, raffles and more, 3 p.m.,
Ruby Carver Elementary School will host its all-new Carver Fest from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be carnival games, a dunk tank, live music and more. Silent auction and raffle items include a Walt Disney vacation for a family of four, season passes to Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens, concert tickets, Andy Jenks’ voice on your voicemail and more. For details, visit http://www.rubycarverpta.com

NCGR-Richmond Chapter to host class on ‘Astro Mythology: The Myth We Are Living’

May 30 2015 - Weinstein JCC, 1 p.m., $15 to $20
“Astro Mythology: The Myth We Are Living” will be the topic of an introductory workshop by astrologer Olivia Woodford at 1 p.m. at the Weinstein JCC. Woodford will present how the birth chart reveals one’s personal mythology, or the larger story of the individual’s life. Sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. Admission is $15 to $20. To register, call 740-1133 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Henrico Historical Park to host Family Fun Day

May 30 2015 - Registration is required by May 28, 10 a.m., $5 to $11
Henrico Historical Park will host Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes stationed activities, demonstrations, and crafts. The day will revolve around Colonial-era fields, gardens, and domesticated animals. Visitors will be able to participate in all activities throughout the day at their own pace. Picnics are welcome. Admission is $5 to $11. Registration is required by May 28. For details, call 318-8797 or visit http://www.henricus.org

Innsbrook After Hours to present Lee Brice, special guests

May 30 2015 - All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations, 6 p.m., $20 to $99
Innsbrook After Hours will present Lee Brice, with special guests Josh Abott Band, Bryson Jennings and Ben Gallaher, at 6 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $99. All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations – The National Constitution Plaque Initiative of the American Constitution Spirit Foundation and the Innsbrook Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com

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Community

Holman student named Miss Va. Coed Junior Teen


Holman Middle School student Victoria Nguyen recently was named Miss Virginia American Coed Junior Teen after competing in the Miss Virginia American Coed pageant in Williamsburg. She was the youngest competitor in her division. Nguyen now will advance to represent Virginia at the 2015 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant at Walt Disney World in Florida in November. > Read more.

Companion Extraordinaire to honor veterans May 14

Companion Extraordinaire Home Care and Skilled Services will be honoring veterans and current military members May 14 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at 5311 Lakeside Avenue.

Companion Extraordinaire dedicated a hall in its new Lakeside office as a “Wall of Honor” and will be presenting 13 military service men and women with certificates as well as placing their service photos on the wall.
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Deep Bottom trail enhanced


The James River Association and Henrico County partnered April 25 to improve a primitive hiking trail at Deep Bottom Park in Eastern Henrico County. Alumni from St. Christopher’s School volunteered to improve the primitive trail that runs alongside Four Mile Creek, a tributary of the James River. The volunteers removed overgrowth and resurfaced the trail with mulch to improve accessibility.

The park has a boat ramp and canoe launch and is a popular destination for paddling, fishing, and other recreational activities. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Music lovers unite! There are several great concerts this weekend beginning with Innsbrook After Hours who will be kicking off their 30th season with Foreigner, Lee Brice, and Rusted Root & The Wailers. The Richmond Women’s Chorus will present “Let Freedom Sing” at the Henrico Theatre tonight; The Taters will perform tomorrow at The Tin Pan; and the Richmond Choral Society will present “Sentimental Journey III” on Sunday at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

More than monkey business

Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ is its strongest yet

“Did you know monkeys could swim?” asks Tina Fey in Monkey Kingdom. While she’s asking, a toque macaque (a two foot-long monkey with red-white fur and great hair) breast-strokes under the surface of a pond, yanking out lily pad flowers by her teeth and dragging them ashore to munch later.

Turns out monkeys can swim. And slide down telephone poles. And do the thing from Flashdance where you bring down a cascade of water on your head and shake it off in slow-motion.

All will happen in Monkey Kingdom, the eighth film in nine years from Disneynature, Disney’s wildlife documentary outlet. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Relax this holiday weekend with Fridays Uncorked at Southern Season – taste wines from the Roman Empire! Or at James River Cellars who is hosting “Experience Virginia” – sample Virginia wine, beer, cider and mead. And what goes better with wine than strawberries – an annual tradition in Varina, the Gallmeyer Farms’ Strawberry Fields Festival is tomorrow. Other fun happenings this weekend include: “A Little Princess” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen; weekly dance at American Legion Post 125; and National Theatre Live’s “Man and Superman” at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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