Meadow Farm Museum to host volunteer open house
March 15 2014 - No experience necessary, 1 p.m., Free
Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd., will host a volunteer open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meadow Farm is looking for adult and youth (ages 10+) volunteers to conduct tours, work in the gift shop, demonstrate historic trades and agriculture, sew and make history come alive. No experience necessary. Admission is free. For details, call 501-2130 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Chabad of Virginia to host Purimfest
March 15 2014 - There will be local craft brews, sushi, hamentaschen, games and more, 8:30 p.m., $18
Chabad of Virginia, 212 N. Gaskins Rd., will host Purimfest, an adult Purim party, at 8:30 p.m. The night will begin with a sing-a-long havadalah ceremony followed by the Megillah reading. There will also be local craft brews, sushi, hamentaschen, games and more. Suggested donation is $18. Ages 21 and older. For details, call 740-2000 or visit http://www.chabadofva.org
Innsbrook to host its fifth annual St. Paddy’s Palooza
March 15 2014 - Watch volunteers have their heads shaved to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, 12 p.m., Free
Innsbrook will host its fifth annual St. Paddy’s Palooza from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Innsbrook Pavilion, 4951 Lake Brook Dr. There will be live music, pony rides, a hot air balloon, artisan market, food and more. Watch volunteers have their heads shaved to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that supports finding cures for childhood cancer. For details, visit http://www.innsbrook.com or http://tinyurl.com/stpaddyspalooza.
Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class ‘Container Gardening’
March 15 2014 - Class includes handout and potting mix, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd., will offer the class “Container Gardening” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to choose, plant, care for and harvest from your container. Class includes handout and potting mix. Cost is $15. To register, call 262-7167 or visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com
Richmond Men’s Chorus to present ‘At the Rivah’ at CACGA
March 16 2014 - , 4 p.m., $10 to $15
The Richmond Men’s Chorus will present “At the Rivah” at 4 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Tickets are $10 to $15. For details, call 241-0446 or visit http://www.monumentcitymusic.org
Hot Spot program at Chickahominy YMCA to present program on coping with loss
March 17 2014 - Rev. Curtis Bowman will speak, 10 a.m.,
The Hot Spot program at the Chickahominy YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Rd., will present “How to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One” at 10 a.m. in the pavilion. Rev. Curtis Bowman will speak. A light lunch will be provided. Hot Spot events and activities are open to the community for active older adults age 55 and older. For details, call 737-9622 or visit http://www.chickahominyymca.org
Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets the third Monday of each month
March 17 2014 - , 7 p.m.,
Richmond Apartment Owners’ ‘Think Tank’ group to meet at Piccadilly Café
March 18 2014 - The topic is Dealing with Pet Issues, 12 p.m., Free
The Richmond Apartment Owners’ “Think Tank” group will meet at 12 p.m. at Piccadilly Café, 8004 W. Broad St. The topic is Dealing with Pet Issues. The Think Tank meets on the third Tuesday of each month and is free to attend. The meeting provides a casual setting where ideas, policies and procedures relating to the apartment industry are exchanged. For details, visit http://www.richmondapartmentowners.com
Henrico Business Leaders Third Wednesday Social to take place at American Tap Room
March 19 2014 - , 4 p.m.,
The Henrico Business Leaders Third Wednesday Social will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the American Tap Room, 1601 Willow Lawn Dr., Suite 840. There is no charge for this informal networking get-together. Special HBL refreshment rates will be offered. For details, visit http://www.henricobusinessleaders.com
Commonwealth Parenting to offer the workshop ‘Finding Calm for Parents of Children 12+’
March 19 2014 - The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump, 12 p.m., $25
Commonwealth Parenting will offer the workshop “Finding Calm for Parents of Children 12 and Over” from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. This class will help parents keep a cool head as they help their teen negotiate the challenges of these sometimes stressful years. Cost is $25. For details, visit http://www.commonwealthparentingcenter.org
The 20 public gardens nominated are:
• Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
• Buthcart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.
• Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. > Read more.
The National Society Daughters of American Colonists is a women’s genealogical and patriotic society whose members are descended from a man or woman who rendered civil or military service in any of the American colonies prior to July 4, 1776. > Read more.
The 387-gram “Manna Pack Rice” packs were shipped to the FMSC warehouse to be distributed to countries where children are malnourished or simply do not have enough food to survive. > Read more.
If you’re looking for a date night with someone special, Henrico is the place to be! Check out a classic 90s movie, “My Girl,” at Henrico Theatre; Circa, an innovative circus from Australia, will dazzle at the University of Richmond; and celebrate TGIF at Keagan’s Restaurant where the PJ Bottoms Band is performing. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
“I am not attempting to abstract the physical world," she said. "I draw my subject matter from inside of myself hoping to create a constant conversation between the viewer and the painting, especially since abstracts do not seem to answer but ask.” > Read more.
Do you play pickleball? Learn more about this oddly-named but fun-to-play sport tomorrow! Though it’s still pretty chilly outside, you can get a jump start on spring at the Richmond Home and Garden Show or at a workshop on raised bed gardening at Lavender Fields Herb Farm. For all our top picks this weekend in Henrico, click here! > Read more.
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