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Willow Lawn’s community event ‘Mommy & Me and Daddies Too’ continues

July 08 2015 - Featuring Rolie Polie Guacamole, 10 a.m., Free
The Shops at Willow Lawn’s community event Mommy & Me and Daddies Too continues with Rolie Polie Guacamole from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a morning out with live entertainment, crafts, games and programs designed to enhance parent's interaction with their children. The program continues on the second Wednesday of each month. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.willowlawn.com

Innsbrook After Hours to present country music artist Corey Smith

July 08 2015 - All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations, 6 p.m., $10 to $49
Innsbrook After Hours will present country music artist Corey Smith at 6 p.m. Smith’s 10th album, “While the Gettin’ is Good,” was funded by fans through Kickstarter. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $49. 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

Senior citizens group ‘Elderberries’ to meet at the American Legion Post #244

July 08 2015 - The program is “Christmas in July”, 11:30 a.m., Free
Senior citizens group Elderberries will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post #244, located at 2522 Indale Rd. in Glen Allen. The program is “Christmas in July” – Al and Esther Thompson will present a video decorating their Christmas tacky house located at 9716 Wendhurst Dr. This house has been seen on local and national TV. Hot dogs and fixings will be served. All are welcome. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month, year-round. For details, call Brenda Anderson at 672-0074.

Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center continues

July 08 2015 - “Mega-Monsters: Dinosaurs”, 10 a.m., Free
The Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Dr., continues with “Mega-Monsters: Dinosaurs” 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 262-5055 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District to offer DIY Rain Barrel Workshop

July 09 2015 - fee includes all supplies needed, 6 p.m., $50
The Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District will offer a DIY Rain Barrel Workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henrico County Human Services building, 8600 Dixon Powers Dr. Participants will learn how to build, install and maintain a rain barrel, while learning about water conservation practices. The $50 fee includes all supplies needed. For details, call Stacey Heflin at 501-5289 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Lewis Ginter to present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through August

July 09 2015 - enjoy live music from The Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band, 5 p.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through August. Stroll through the gardens, enjoy live music from The Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band, family activities, wine and beer, dining and shopping. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month for Fidos After 5 when leashed pets are allowed. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Tuckahoe Library

July 09 2015 - Felicia Harding-Williams will share her book “Life After the Pain: Final Chapter”, 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. Felicia Harding-Williams will share her book “Life After the Pain: Final Chapter” at Tuckahoe Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday

July 09 2015 - The Place at Innsbrook, 7:30 a.m.,
The Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at The Place at Innsbrook. For details, visit http://www.innsbrookrotary.org

Ages 10-14 invited to make superhero magnets at Varina Library

July 09 2015 - Materials provided, 3 p.m., Free
Ages 10-14 are invited to make superhero magnets at 3 p.m. at Varina Library. Materials provided. For details, call 290-9800 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

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

July 10 2015 - 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

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Community

Short Pump Rotary volunteers help with rebuild, repair


On June 13, the Short Pump Rotary Club partnered with Schnabel Engineering for a day of volunteer work with Rebuilding Together Richmond. Team members (among them [from left] Chris Rufe, Melissa Abraham, Rick Naschold, and Micky Ogburn) completed a variety of repairs and home improvements ranging from painting and landscaping to cabinet installation and fence building.

“It was a privilege to be involved in this project," said club president Melissa Abraham. "The homeowner kept thanking the volunteers, but I think all of us would agree we are the ones who actually benefited. It was an opportunity to help a community member, fellowship with great people and improve our handyman skills." > Read more.

‘Proof of Heaven’ coming to Glen Allen


Dr. Even Alexander, a New York Times best-selling author who has been featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz, was in town last week to promote his June 27 talk, "Proof of Heaven," at Glen Allen High School.

Alexander (pictured, at right, while Unity of Bon Air church member Harry Simmons interviews him) has written about what he considers to be his journey through the afterlife.

Tickets to this month's event are $25 and will support the new Bon Secours Hospice House being built later this year. > Read more.
Entertainment

A triumphant return

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ is a magnificent, emotional ride

Explaining the nuts and bolts of Pixar’s new, exciting, innovative Inside Out – really digging into the film’s shape-and-color explanation of the human mind – would take up the entirety of this review. And probably three or four more (if movies had instruction manuals, Inside Out’s would be the size and general poundage of a cinder block).

It’s a complicated movie. So here’s the gist, in as simply-put terms can be. > Read more.






 

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