Institute for Real Estate Management Chapter 38 (IREM) to meet at Country Club of VA

August 25 2016 - Topic: The state of the economy, 8 a.m., $35 to $45
The Institute for Real Estate Management Chapter 38 (IREM) will meet from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Country Club of Virginia, 6031 St. Andrew’s Ln., for a panel discussion between experts in multiple fields on the state of local, state and national economy and how legislation on all levels might affect the economies. Additional topics to include federal rates and the upcoming election. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. To register online, visit http://www.centralvairem38.com

Henricus to host Discovery Days Program Series for children 3-10

August 25 2016 - Register by Aug. 22, 10 a.m.,
Children ages 3-10 are invited to learn about 17th-century songs and games during the Henricus Discovery Days Program Series from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Henricus Historical Park. Listen to colonial songs and explore the site. There will also be hands-on activities including making a small musical instrument and playing English and Indian children’s games. Register by Aug. 22 to 318-8797. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org

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

August 25 2016 - , 7:30 a.m., Free
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

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Fairfield Library

August 25 2016 - Iris Bolling will share her book “The Heart Series”, 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. Iris Bolling will share her book “The Heart Series” at Fairfield Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Lewis Ginter to present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through September

August 25 2016 - Enjoy live music from Reflections Big Band, 5 p.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through September. Stroll through the gardens, enjoy live music from Reflections Big Band, family activities, wine and beer, dining and shopping. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month for Fidos After 5 where leashed pets are allowed. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

J.R. Tucker HS Drama Boosters to hold silent auction at Crossroads Art Center

August 25 2016 - Proceeds benefit the theatre department's trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, 6 p.m., $10
J.R. Tucker High School Drama Boosters will hold a silent auction from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Rd. Items up for bid include sports tickets, weekend getaways, restaurant gift certificates, spa treatments, jewelry, photography packages and more. Proceeds benefit the theatre department who has been selected for the second time in three years to perform at the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Fewer than 50 schools are selected each year from across the US and Canada. Tucker’s last performance earned a nomination for the Freedom of Expression Award from Amnesty International. Light appetizers included. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at https://squareup.com/store/jrtshoestringplayers

American Legion Post 233 to host Music Jam every fourth Thursday of the month

August 25 2016 - Anyone is welcome to play or sing, 6 p.m., Free
The American Legion Post 233, 8088 Recreation Rd., will host a country/gospel/bluegrass Music Jam at 6 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month. Anyone is welcome to play or sing. Admission is free. Food and drinks are available. Doors open at 5 p.m.

CACGA to host Happy Hour art class for adults

August 26 2016 - Project: “Wine and Legos” with Brian Korte from Brickworkz, 7 p.m., $85
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host a Happy Hour art class for adults from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Wine and Legos” with Brian Korte from Brickworkz will show you the creative process and guide you in designing a Lego mosaic of your own. Enjoy light refreshments and wine while creating a Lego masterpiece that you can take home. Cost is $85. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

James River Cellars Winery to host Fridays on the Patio

August 26 2016 - There will be live music from The Ransom Notes, food trucks and more, 6:30 p.m., $5 to $10
James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy. in Glen Allen, will host Fridays on the Patio from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be live music from The Ransom Notes and food trucks including fresh gelato and chocolate covered bacon, courtesy of De Rochonnet Delights Chocolatier. Family- and pet-friendly. General admission is $5. Tasting tickets, including souvenir glass, are $10. Children under age 16 are free. For details, visit http://www.jamesrivercellars.com

Document native plants at Echo Lake Park Aug. 27

August 27 2016 - Presented by the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, 9 a.m., Free
The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will find and document native plants present and blooming at this time of year in Echo Lake Park on Saturday, Aug. 27. This free event is open to the public. The group will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot located at 5701 Springfield Rd., just off Staples Mill Road at I-295 in Glen Allen. The park is a wonderfully preserved example of a traditional passive recreational area from the 1930s transformed into a municipal park with a variety of dry, rolling, oak-hickory woods, sunny openings, trailside borders, fencerows, a near-pristine, shaded, trail-bordered shoreline, bushy thickets, and wetlands and long-time fishing lake. Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes or boots, bring water and snacks, and insect and sun protection. A notepad to record plants observed, and standard pictorial ID guides are ideally suited for this event. For more information, contact Trip Leader Robert Wright at 571-228-8144 or .(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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