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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to present Flowers After 5, Fidos After 5

July 10 2014 - Stroll through the gardens and enjoy wine, music and dining al fresco, 5 p.m., $7 to $11
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. The second Thursday of each month is Fidos After 5, where leashed pets are admitted. A $2 suggested pet admission benefits the Richmond SPCA. Garden admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for children ages 3-12. For details, call 262-9887 or visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Henrico County Community Author Showcase to present author Elizabeth Rogers

July 10 2014 - She will share her book 'Yankee Gold' at Twin Hickory Library, 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. Elizabeth Rogers will share her book “Yankee Gold” at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/authorshowcase

All ages, abilities invited to a Bluegrass Coffeehouse jam session at Dorey Rec

July 10 2014 - Children must be accompanied by an adult; acoustic only, 7 p.m., Free
All ages and abilities are invited to a Bluegrass Coffeehouse jam session from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dorey Recreation Center, 7200 Dorey Park Dr. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Acoustic only. Admission is free. For details, call 795-2334 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Man Church meets every Friday morning at Joey’s Hot Dogs in Innsbrook

July 11 2014 - White Hot Ministries program, 7:15 a.m., Free
Man Church, a White Hot Ministries program, meets every Friday morning from 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. at Joey’s Hot Dogs in The Shoppes at Innsbrook. Man Church helps men be leaders of a Christian household, as well as provides an opportunity for men to worship with other men as they work toward strengthening their relationships with God. For details, call 912-6263 or visit http://www.godstrongmen.org/programs/man-church

Eastern Henrico Recreation Center to host Kid Khaos for ages 4-6

July 11 2014 - Board games, Xbox Kinect, PS3 and more, 5 p.m., Free
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., will host Kid Khaos for ages 4-6 and their families from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be a variety of board games, Xbox Kinect, PS3 and more. Admission is free. For details, call 225-2056 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

The film ‘Turbo’ to play at Henrico Theatre July 11-12

July 11 2014 - Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door, Times vary, $1
The film “Turbo” will play at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. July 11 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 12 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Henrico Theatre Company to present ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’ July 11-27

July 11 2014 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Times vary, $8 to $10
The Henrico Theatre Company will present “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” a musical comedy, July 11-27 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. while matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Tickets are $8 to $10. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine at CMoR-Central

July 12 2014 - Each show lasts 20 minutes - perfect for even the smallest of Thomas’ fans, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.,
Thomas the Tank Engine will be at the Children’s Museum of Richmond Central for live shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Join Thomas on a fun-filled, sing along adventure by helping him find his way from Knapford Station to Brendam Docks using teamwork, friendship and discovery. Each show lasts 20 minutes - perfect for even the smallest of Thomas’ fans. Space is limited. Event is free with museum admission. For details, visit http://www.c-mor.org

Bon Air Baptist Church’s annual free July Concert Series continues

July 12 2014 - American Youth Harp Ensemble, 7 p.m., Free
Bon Air Baptist Church’s annual free July Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. with the American Youth Harp Ensemble. This nationally and internationally recognized group of students ages five to 18 study, rehearse and perform in ensembles differentiated by their levels of musical proficiency. Preschool childcare is provided. For details, call 272-1475 or visit http://www.bonairbaptist.org

Under the Stars Family Film Series to present ‘Dumbo’

July 12 2014 - Clarke-Palmore House Museum, 8:30 p.m., Free
The Under the Stars Family Film Series will present “Dumbo” at 8:30 p.m. at Clarke-Palmore House Museum, 904 McCoul St. Bring a blanket or chair. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For details, call 270-2161 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

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Community

Agencies combine on new entry point to Chickahominy


Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.

The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.

Western Henrico Rotary installs new officers


The Western Henrico Rotary Club installed its new officers and directors for the 2014-15 year at its June 30 meeting.

The new officers are: Stuart P. Myers – president; Lee Muckey – president-elect; John Strotmeyer – vice president; Johnny Alga – secretary; Doug Westmoreland – treasurer; and Bill Sossong – sergeant-at-arms. The directors are: Adam Cherry (immediate past president), Michael Binns, Jim Brooks, Ryan Davis, Bob Glasser, Clint Ray, Ken Strickler, Darren Waggoner and Doug Westmoreland. Rotary International District 7600 Area Governor Jeff Hawkins visited the club at its meeting at the Westwood Club to install the new slate of leaders. > Read more.

Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association to salute military members June 7

The Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association (GAYAA) will honor members of the military as part of an event at Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park in Glen Allen on Saturday, June 7 at 12:30 p.m.

Association officials will present a check to the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) during the event. The GAYAA raised money by selling special camouflage hats and t-shirts to benefit the area’s wounded veterans and support VWWP’s ongoing efforts. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Grab the kids and check out these fun family-friendly events taking place this weekend! Speed over to the Henrico Theatre for the film “Turbo” or watch “Dumbo” under the stars at Clarke-Palmore House Museum. Little ones can meet Thomas the Tank Engine at CMOR-Central or play at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Don’t party too hard on the Fourth because a whole weekend of fun events await! Enjoy a classy date night without the kids at James River Cellars Winery’s second annual Smoke and Vine Festival. Another date night option is at the Richmond Funny Bone, where comedian April Macie will perform all weekend. The kids have their own options this weekend as well. Choose from storytime at Tuckahoe and Twin Hickory libraries or family-oriented karaoke at Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House – I hear they have hits from Disney’s “Frozen.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

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