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Lewis Ginter to present Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks May 27 to Sept. 18

May 27 2016 - Award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden, 9 a.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks May 27 to Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden including a 60-pound bumblebee, dragonfly with a 3.5-foot wingspan and a seven-foot tall red rose. The exhibit, related activities and demos are included with regular Garden admission. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org/visit/nature-connects-lego

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer daily tours of lavender field June 1-30

June 01 2016 - No registration necessary, 11 a.m., $5
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer daily tours (closed Sundays) June 1-30 of the lavender field from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The field is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance fee to the lavender field is $5 per person and includes 20 fresh cut lavender stems and a sample of lavender ice cream. Family entrance is $20 and includes 80 stems and four sample ice creams. Learn about the lavender plant itself, as well as about the oil and flowers it produces and how the farm uses them. No registration necessary. For details, call 262-7167 or visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

Eastern Henrico Business Association to meet at Fairfield MS

June 27 2016 - HCPS Superintendent Dr. Patrick Kinlaw will give a State of the Schools Address, 6 p.m., Free
The Eastern Henrico Business Association will hold its general meeting at 6 p.m. at Fairfield Middle School, 5121 Nine Mile Rd. Dr. Patrick Kinlaw, superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools, will give a State of the Schools Address with special comments from John Montgomery, Roscoe Cooper and others. The meeting is free to attend and open to the public. For details, call 737-1700 or visit http://www.ehba.us

Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets second, fourth Mondays of each month

June 27 2016 - E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond, 7 a.m.,
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond. Each meeting features breakfast and an interesting speaker. For details, call Pete Sizemore at 288-0999.

Va. Credit Union to offer Super Saver Teen Money Camp at Tuckahoe Library June 27-July 1

June 27 2016 - Space is limited, 1 p.m., Free
Virginia Credit Union will offer the Super Saver Teen Money Camp at Tuckahoe Library June 27 to July 1 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Teens will learn how to make the most of their money and prepare for real-world financial decisions. Space is limited. Participants must commit to all five days. To register, call 290-9130 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

EngAGE in Henrico to present “Decluttering and Downsizing – Making Room for Yourself”

June 28 2016 - Tuckahoe Library, 1 p.m., Free
EngAGE in Henrico County will present “Decluttering and Downsizing – Making Room for Yourself” at 1 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library. For those who have accumulated decades of necessary or cherished items, having to make decisions about them can be stressful and emotionally draining. There is more to it than just sorting and packing. Light refreshments will be provided. Register by June 27 to 501-5065 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Richmond chapter of the Public Relations Society of America to meet June 29

June 29 2016 - Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, 12 p.m., $15+
The Richmond chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will meet at noon at the Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, 1700 Lakeside Ave. The speaker is Clay Risen, New York Times senior staff editor at the Op-Ed desk. Through a Q&A format, Risen will be sharing about his role as an op-ed editor at one of the world’s most important and influential news outlets. Cost is free for members, $40 for nonmembers and $15 for nonmember students. Register online at http://www.prsarichmond.org

Community blood drive planned at at 11254 Patterson Ave.

June 29 2016 - In memory of Leslie DiPasqua Goldman who died in February from Acute Myeloid Leukemia, 1 p.m., Free
A community blood drive, in memory of Leslie DiPasqua Goldman who died in February from Acute Myeloid Leukemia, will take place from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 11254 Patterson Ave. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Big Bang Boom to perform 2 shows at the Henrico Theatre

June 29 2016 - , 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Free
Big Bang Boom will perform at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre. Big Bang Boom’s live show is so high energy that both parents and children find it hard to stay in their seats! From calling the kids on stage for the “SpongeBob Chorus” to the “Parents vs. Kids Hokey-Pokey Challenge,” Big Bang Boom has made certain that there is no sitting down at this fun energetic show. Admission is free. For details, call 652-1460 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center to start June 29

June 29 2016 - “Predators of the Sea: Sharks”, 10 a.m., Free
The Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Dr., begins with “Predators of the Sea: Sharks” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nature center staff will open the classroom doors to visitors and share a variety of items/treasures from the nature collections. Topics rotate throughout the summer months. For details, call 652-1448.

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Community

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.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
Entertainment

Muse Paintbar opens at Willow Lawn


Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.

Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.

Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.






 

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