Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to celebrate Rose Fest

October 02 2016 - The Latin Ballet of Virginia will perform at 12:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., 12 p.m., $8 to $13
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will celebrate Rose Fest from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rose Garden. Walk through winding paths of 1,800 roses and enjoy music and other activities. The Latin Ballet of Virginia will perform at 12:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Children can make paper roses in the Children’s Garden. Rose Fest is included with Garden admission which is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors 55+ and $8 for children 3-12. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org.

Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center to host “Intro to Healing Touch” workshop

October 02 2016 - , 1 p.m., $10
Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center, 10442 Ridgefield Pkwy., will host an “Introduction to Healing Touch” workshop from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Healing touch is a form of energy where practitioners use their hands to support physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Cost is $10. To register, call 741-5267 or visit http://www.glenmoreyoga.com.

“Party on the Avenues” planned at intersection of Patterson, Libbie Avenues

October 02 2016 - Local food, craft beer, live music and a Kids Zone , 12 p.m., Free
Party on the Avenues, a street festival celebrating the shopping, food and charm of the Libbie/Grove/Patterson Avenues area of Henrico, will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the intersection of Patterson and Libbie Avenues (Libbie Avenue will be closed from Patterson to Guthrie). There will be local food, craft beer, live music and a Kids Zone with jugglers, face painting, moon bounces, games and more. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.partyontheavenues.com.

NOVA of Virginia Aquatics to present 8th annual Short Pump Mile and Express

October 02 2016 - Location: Short Pump Town Center near American Family Fitness, 7:30 a.m., $15
NOVA of Virginia Aquatics will present the 8th annual C&F Bank/Mix 98.1 Short Pump Mile and Express Fun Run. The race will be held behind Short Pump Town Center near American Family Fitness, with the first heat starting at 7:30 a.m. This is Richmond’s largest timed youth road race. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, medal and refreshments. Awards will be given to age group and overall winners. The School Participation Competition, sponsored by Pediatric Dentistry of Virginia, will award the top five schools with the most participants a total of $2,000 to be used for their physical education programs. Cost is $15. For details, visit http://www.shortpumprace.com.

Shepherd’s Center continues its Open University lecture series “Lunch and Life”

October 05 2016 - Speaker: Robin Starr, CEO of Richmond SPCA, 12:30 p.m., Free
The Shepherd’s Center continues its Open University four-week fall lecture series “Lunch and Life” at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. Robin Starr, CEO of Richmond SPCA, will present “The Richmond SPCA: Building on Ellen Glasgow’s Legacy.” A brown bag lunch precedes at noon with dessert and beverages provided. The series is open to all persons 50+ at no charge. For details, call 355-7282 or visit http://www.tscor.org.

The Havana Cuba All-Stars to present “Cuban Nights” at UR Modlin Center for the Arts

October 05 2016 - Pre-show Artistic Viewpoint Discussion planned at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., $34
The Havana Cuba All-Stars will present “Cuban Nights” at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts, Alice Jepson Theatre. The All-Stars stay true to an acoustic base and the traditions of the Cuban musical art form, while adding their fresh sound and inventive songwriting to create an extraordinary musical legacy of this wonderful country. Join the Modlin Center for the pre-show Artistic Viewpoint Discussion with University of Richmond Professor of Music Mike Davison at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $34. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu.

Local pipeline, gas distribution companies to host pipeline safety, awareness program

October 05 2016 - Program designed to train first responders in the community, 5:30 p.m., Free
Local pipeline and gas distribution companies will host a pipeline safety and awareness program to train first responders at 5:30 p.m. at The Tin Pin, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. The event will include a complimentary meal and incident exercise for first responders in the community. First responder training will be provided at no cost. The pipeline and gas companies are working to establish the communication network needed to effectively manage an emergency situation. Continuing education credits may be awarded to attendees. For details or to register for the meeting, visit http://va.pipelnie-awareness.com.

MEDARVA Stony Point Surgery Center to offer appointments for seniors

October 06 2016 - Today’s session features Dr. William Benson, ophthalmologist, 11 a.m., Free
MEDARVA Stony Point Surgery Center is educating the senior community regarding their overall health and giving them the opportunity to make a doctor’s appointment. The fall health sessions are on Thursdays through Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon at First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Road. Today’s session features Dr. William Benson, ophthalmologist.

5th annual Franco’s Fashion Night Out planned at Franco’s Fine Clothier

October 06 2016 - Proceeds benefit Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN), 6 p.m., $30 or $50
The 5th annual Franco’s Fashion Night Out will take place at 6 p.m. at Franco’s Fine Clothier, 5321 Lakeside Ave. The event features a runway fashion show highlighting menswear from Franco’s and women’s special occasion dresses from Lex’s of Carytown, a live and silent auction showcasing sportswear from Rodd and Gunn, a tapas-style international menu, sampling of Virginia and New Zealand wines and more. Admission is $30 for singles and $50 for couples. Proceeds benefit Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN). For details, visit http://www.grscan.com/francos-fashion-night-out.

Sister Hazel members Ken Block, Drew Copeland to perform at The Tin Pan

October 07 2016 - This intimate, acoustic show is in support of their new album, “Lighter In The Dark", 8 p.m., $35 to $40
Ken Block and Drew Copeland, best known as two of the five members of the platinum-selling southern rock band Sister Hazel, will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. This intimate, acoustic show is in support of their new album, “Lighter In The Dark,” that topped Billboard charts. Fans can expect a high energy show with some brand-new Sister Hazel songs like “Kiss Me Without Whiskey” and “That Kind of Beautiful,” as well as popular fan favorites like “All For You.” Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com.

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Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale


Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

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.
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Weekend Top 10


Three local churches are holding events on Saturday: A Fall Veterans and Community Health Fair and Blood Drive at Antioch Baptist Church in Varina; a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in the West End; and a Community Day event at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Highland Springs. Two events are also planned in Henrico for history buffs: A tour of New Market Heights and a commemoration of the battle for Fort Harrison. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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