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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 The program allows for the collection of unwanted, outdated or banned pesticides so that they may be disposed of in a safe manner.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

Richmond Volleyball Club to host 17th annual Va. Volleyball Showcase Aug. 29-30

August 29 2014 - Richmond Volleyball Club in Henrico, ,
Richmond Volleyball Club will host the 17th Annual Virginia Volleyball Showcase on Aug. 29-30 at the Richmond Volleyball Club in Henrico.

The top 32 high school volleyball boys’ and girls’ teams from around the state will meet and compete at this annual two-day event. This will be the first opportunity for coaches, players and parents to scout out the competition. Not only will teams get to face off against district rivals, but they’ll be able to evaluate the competition from other districts and conferences. They will be watching teams not normally seen during their respective season until post-season playoffs when they battle for state championships.

This event is a favorite of players, coaches and fans as it is one of the rare times – other than state competition – when boys’ and girls’ teams are competing at the same time at the same venue.

For additional information, call 358-3000.

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

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Community

Rotary donates to ‘Bright Beginnings’

The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

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 event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


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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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Bottoms up

Short Pump brewery offers more than just beer
I am still (happily) thinking about my entire experience at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery last week. Knowing nothing about this new brewery out of Denver, I was leery of brew-pub in the heart of Short Pump Town Center – this is not what I’d usually think of as a perfect fit, and yet, it was.

The restaurant and craft brewery opened in early June and features 10 beers made by female brewmaster Becky Hammond (pictured). This is the restaurant’s second location in Virginia; the first is in Arlington. Behind glass walls, customers watched the beer brewing in massive steel barrels. For our up-and-coming beer region, it makes sense that Short Pump would jump on board.

As I walked up to the back of the mall near the comedy club, I was taken aback by what I saw: at the top of the stairs was an overflowing restaurant with outdoor seating, large umbrellas and dangling outdoor lights. > Read more.

Cultural Arts Center announces 2014 fall class schedule

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is now registering participants for its fall 2014 schedule of classes.

The center will offer more than 100 classes for children and adults, covering topicssuch as culinary arts, fiber arts, visual and performance arts and more. Instruction is structured to appeal to a wide range of abilities, from beginners to experts of all ages. Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximum benefit for participants with generally no more than 15 students. > Read more.

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