Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to present ‘A Million Blooms’ March 30 to June 2
March 30 2013 - A celebration of spring with millions of blooms throughout the spring season, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will present “A Million Blooms” March 30 to June 2. The event is a celebration of spring with millions of blooms throughout the spring season including daffodils, cherry blossoms, tulips, irises, roses and peonies. Special events include Easter weekend, Mother’s Day, the Spring Plant Sale and plant shows, and activities in the Children’s Garden. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org
Henrico Rec and Parks, Senior Connections to present ‘Senior Party in the Park’
May 23 2013 - Confederate Hills Recreation Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free
Henrico Recreation and Parks and Senior Connections will present “Senior Party in the Park: The Fabulous 50s” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Confederate Hills Recreation Center, 302 Lee Ave. Enjoy music, games, entertainment, demonstrations, exhibits, vendors, food and more. Admission is free. For details, call Jennifer Snead at 501-5114 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Learn about the Library’s new check-out program for digital power meters at Tuckahoe
May 23 2013 - Presented by Henrico County energy manager, 7 p.m., Free
Learn about energy savings and the Library’s new free check-out program for digital power meters at 7 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. The Henrico County energy manager will discuss how to review your Dominion Virginia Power bill, basic electric concepts and the benefits of the Kill-A-Watt 4400 Meters. For details, call 290-9130 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Armour House & Gardens to host ‘Wii Love Games’ family game night
May 24 2013 - , 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Free
The Armour House & Gardens, 4001 Clarendon Rd., will host a family game night “Wii Love Games” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Introduce your kids to games that were popular in the past while still enjoying the competition of an outdoor monster Wii challenge. Admission is free. For details, call 343-3506 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center to host Generation Z Games for ages 6-12
May 24 2013 - Play basketball, air hockey, table tennis, Xbox Kinect, PS3 and more, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Free
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., will host Generation Z Games for ages 6-12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Play basketball, air hockey, table tennis, Xbox Kinect, PS3 and more. Admission is free. For details, call 225-2056 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Man Church meets every Friday morning at Joey’s Hot Dogs in Innsbrook
May 24 2013 - A White Hot Ministries program, 7:15 a.m. to 8 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
Butterflies LIVE runs through Oct. 13 at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
May 24 2013 - Tropical butterflies will transform the Conservatory’s North Wing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $7 to $11
Butterflies LIVE begins at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., and continues through Oct. 13. Tropical butterflies will transform the Conservatory’s North Wing. They tend to be most active on sunny days and in the morning and early afternoon. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Garden admission is $7 to $11. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org
Autism Society of Central Virginia 5K Run/Walk to be held at Snagajob Pavilion
May 25 2013 - Entertainment, food, exhibitors and an expanded Kid's Fun Zone, 8 a.m.,
The Autism Society of Central Virginia 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. at the Snagajob Pavilion in Innsbrook, 4901 Lake Brook Dr. The family-friendly race includes entertainment, food, exhibitors and an expanded Kid’s Fun Zone with a 50-yard dash. The 5K Run/Walk is the chapter’s primary source of income and all funds raised will stay within the Greater Richmond area. For details, visit http://www.ascv5k.com
Gallmeyer Farms to host 9th annual Strawberry Fields Festival at The Berry Patch
May 25 2013 - Coolers, chairs and dogs are welcome, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free
Gallmeyer Farms will host its ninth annual Strawberry Fields Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Berry Patch, 3622 Darbytown Ct. The Berry Patch has five acres of pick-your-own strawberries. The festival features live music, hay rides and pony rides, craft vendors and local businesses, fresh local spring vegetables for sale and more. Coolers, chairs and dogs are welcome. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com
Volunteers needed on Saturdays for cleanup, restoration of Evergreen Cemetery
May 25 2013 - , Times vary, Free
The Sandston Kitchen will celebrate its official grand opening on Memorial Day, May 27. The restaurant is located in the site of the former Sandston Pharmacy at 2 West Williamsburg Road. It serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. > Read more.
I was overjoyed to head back for another meal at Ironfish by Pescados, considered the Best New Restaurant in 2011 by both the Richmond Times Dispatch and Richmond Magazine. I agree whole-heartedly with their ratings. Since I first visited the restaurant for my birthday in January, I was waiting for the perfect special occasion to return. I couldn’t wait another year, obviously.
Run by the same restaurateurs as Pescados Latin Caribbean Seafood in Midlothian and Eat in Oregon Hill, Ironfish offers the same unique dishes and top-level customer service. > Read more.
Paul Tran, along with his wife Ellen will open up Pho 1 Grill, a Vietnamese restaurant, in June in the Towne Center West Shopping Center.
Tran has been serving up Vietnamese food since the mid-’80s, his first being Que Huong on Rigsby Road. He also owned Mr. Chan’s on Horsepen Road and Saigon Gourmet on Hull Street Road. > Read more.
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