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Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday set for May 25-31

May 25 2015 - Batteries, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, bungee cords and rope, duct tape and more, ,
The Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will take place May 25-31. The sales tax holiday enables you to purchase qualifying hurricane preparedness merchandise (batteries, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, bungee cords and rope, duct tape, bottled water, cell phone chargers, first aid kits, portable generators, inverters and more) tax free from all retailers who keep these items in stock. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/k9gyogo

Alzheimer’s Association to host support group for caregivers at Chickahominy YMCA

May 28 2015 - , 1 p.m., Free
Each month, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter conducts support group meetings to provide the community with an opportunity to meet for mutual support and to exchange coping skills. A group for caregivers will meet at 1 p.m. at Chickahominy YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Rd. For details, call Connie Tucker at 241-2056.

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Fairfield Library

May 28 2015 - Mechelle Esparza-Harris will share her children’s book 'Raja’s College Life', 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. Mechelle Esparza-Harris will share her children’s book “Raja’s College Life” at Fairfield Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Richmond Women’s Chorus to present ‘Let Freedom Sing’ at Henrico Theatre

May 29 2015 - With special guest Susan Greenbaum, 8 p.m., $10
The Richmond Women's Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Lynn Atkins, will present “Let Freedom Sing,” with special guest Susan Greenbaum, at 8 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets start at $10. For details, visit http://www.monumentcitymusic.org

American Legion Post 125 to host dances every Friday, Saturday

May 29 2015 - All dances are open to the public, 8 p.m., $7 to $8
American Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will hold a dance with a live band every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee are provided; drinks are available for purchase. All dances are open to the public. Cost is $7 on Fridays and $8 on Saturdays and benefits American Legion Post 125, a nonprofit veterans organization. For details, call 716-0800.

Latin Ballet to present student/faculty production ‘Give Peace a Chance’ May 29-31

May 29 2015 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 7 p.m., $5 to $10
The Latin Ballet’s student and faculty production “Give Peace a Chance” will take place at 7 p.m. May 29 and at 2 p.m. May 30-31 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. The music of the Beatles has influenced the world for over 50 years with their message of hope, true love, peace and harmony. The students and faculty of the Latin Ballet will dance to the philosophic music of the Beatles in the styles of Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet, Flamenco, Middle Eastern Dance, Dance Theatre, Salsa, Capoeira and Hip Hop. Tickets are $5 to $10. For details, visit http://www.latinballet.com

Innsbrook After Hours to present Foreigner, special guest Craig Wayne Boyd

May 29 2015 - All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations, 6 p.m., $15 to $99
Innsbrook After Hours will present Foreigner, with special guest Craig Wayne Boyd, at 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $99. All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations – The National Constitution Plaque Initiative of the American Constitution Spirit Foundation and the Innsbrook Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer class on ‘All About Herbs and Veggies’

May 30 2015 - This class builds upon your growing experience to take it to the next level, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “All About Herbs and Veggies” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This class builds upon your growing experience to take it to the next level. Learn proper planting times, spacing, companion planting, growing techniques, fertilization and plant rotation. Cost is $15. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

Twin Hickory Library to host a workshop on Chinese painting

May 30 2015 - Registration is required, 2 p.m., Free
Twin Hickory Library will host a workshop on Chinese painting from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Under the instruction of artist Shaoqiang Chen, participants will create a simple work with calligraphy strokes, water and ink composition, and contrast. Participants will also gain a better sense of how to appreciate Chinese art works. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9200 x5 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Ruby Carver Elementary School to host all-new ‘Carver Fest’

May 30 2015 - Carnival games, a dunk tank, live music, silent auction, raffles and more, 3 p.m.,
Ruby Carver Elementary School will host its all-new Carver Fest from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be carnival games, a dunk tank, live music and more. Silent auction and raffle items include a Walt Disney vacation for a family of four, season passes to Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens, concert tickets, Andy Jenks’ voice on your voicemail and more. For details, visit http://www.rubycarverpta.com

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Community

Holman student named Miss Va. Coed Junior Teen


Holman Middle School student Victoria Nguyen recently was named Miss Virginia American Coed Junior Teen after competing in the Miss Virginia American Coed pageant in Williamsburg. She was the youngest competitor in her division. Nguyen now will advance to represent Virginia at the 2015 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant at Walt Disney World in Florida in November. > Read more.

Companion Extraordinaire to honor veterans May 14

Companion Extraordinaire Home Care and Skilled Services will be honoring veterans and current military members May 14 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at 5311 Lakeside Avenue.

Companion Extraordinaire dedicated a hall in its new Lakeside office as a “Wall of Honor” and will be presenting 13 military service men and women with certificates as well as placing their service photos on the wall.
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Deep Bottom trail enhanced


The James River Association and Henrico County partnered April 25 to improve a primitive hiking trail at Deep Bottom Park in Eastern Henrico County. Alumni from St. Christopher’s School volunteered to improve the primitive trail that runs alongside Four Mile Creek, a tributary of the James River. The volunteers removed overgrowth and resurfaced the trail with mulch to improve accessibility.

The park has a boat ramp and canoe launch and is a popular destination for paddling, fishing, and other recreational activities. > Read more.

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Entertainment

More than monkey business

Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ is its strongest yet

“Did you know monkeys could swim?” asks Tina Fey in Monkey Kingdom. While she’s asking, a toque macaque (a two foot-long monkey with red-white fur and great hair) breast-strokes under the surface of a pond, yanking out lily pad flowers by her teeth and dragging them ashore to munch later.

Turns out monkeys can swim. And slide down telephone poles. And do the thing from Flashdance where you bring down a cascade of water on your head and shake it off in slow-motion.

All will happen in Monkey Kingdom, the eighth film in nine years from Disneynature, Disney’s wildlife documentary outlet. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Relax this holiday weekend with Fridays Uncorked at Southern Season – taste wines from the Roman Empire! Or at James River Cellars who is hosting “Experience Virginia” – sample Virginia wine, beer, cider and mead. And what goes better with wine than strawberries – an annual tradition in Varina, the Gallmeyer Farms’ Strawberry Fields Festival is tomorrow. Other fun happenings this weekend include: “A Little Princess” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen; weekly dance at American Legion Post 125; and National Theatre Live’s “Man and Superman” at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

CAT Theatre announces 2015-16 schedule, new partnership

Final performance of 2015 season – ‘Quartet’ – starts this week

CAT Theatre’s final show of its 51st season – Quartet by Ronald Harwood – will open May 22 and run through June 6. It will be the show’s Richmond-area premiere.

The theatre also announced its four-show schedule for its 52nd season, which will begin in October and continue into June 2016, and announced a new partnership with The Bifocals Theatre Project, an outreach program into senior communities in the Richmond region. > Read more.

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