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Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Tuckahoe Library

September 03 2015 - Alice O’Hanlon will share her book “Tales of the Lioness”, 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. Alice O’Hanlon will share her book “Tales of the Lioness” at Tuckahoe Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Nature photographer, author Jim Fowler to attend Pocahontas Chapter of VNPS meeting

September 03 2015 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 7 p.m., Free
Nature photographer and book author Jim Fowler will bring his knowledge and exceptional pictures to the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society meeting at 7 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. He will talk about the Flora of the Green Swamp in North Carolina. The program is free and open to the public. A short business meeting will follow the presentation. For details, visit http://www.pocahontaschapter-vnps.org

Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at The Place at Innsbrook

September 03 2015 - , 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

Escape Room RVA is now open on Three Chopt Road behind Martin’s

September 04 2015 - Rooms are open at multiple times throughout the weekend, Times vary, $25
Escape Room RVA is now open at 7001 Three Chopt Rd., Suite 20, behind Martins. You're trapped in a room with only 60 minutes to find the secret passages, solve the codes, dodge the lasers and crack the safe to win the game. Rooms are open at multiple times throughout the weekend. Cost is $25. Register online at http://www.escaperoomrva.com

Richmond Funny Bone to present comedian Alex Scott Sept. 4-6

September 04 2015 - "The Comedy Dad", Times vary, $8 to $10
The Richmond Funny Bone, located at Short Pump Town Center, will present comedian Alex Scott at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sept. 4, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and at 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Scott was born and raised in Culpeper, Va. And spent six years serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. He then began to pursue a career in stand-up and has become known as “The Comedy Dad.” Tickets are $8 to $10. For details, visit http://www.richmondfunnybone.com

Southern Season to present its weekly program “Fridays Uncorked”

September 04 2015 - Sample a selection of favorite Virginia wines, 5 p.m., $15
Southern Season, 2250 Staples Mill Rd., will present its weekly program “Fridays Uncorked” with a selection of favorite Virginia wines. Virginia is now home to over 200 wineries and more are opening all the time. Tickets are $15. Stop by any time from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For details, visit http://www.southernseason.com

“Hairspray” (PG) to play at Henrico Theatre Sept. 4-5

September 04 2015 - Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door, Times vary, $1
The movie “Hairspray” (PG) will play at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491.

American Legion Post 125 to hold a dance with live band every Friday, Saturday

September 04 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.

18th annual Va. Volleyball Showcase planned at Richmond Volleyball Club Sept. 4-5

September 04 2015 - The showcase will bring 54 area teams together to compete for bragging rights, Times vary,
The 18th annual Virginia Volleyball Showcase will take place Sept. 4-5 at the Richmond Volleyball Club, 2921 Byrdhill Rd. The showcase will bring 54 area teams together to compete for bragging rights. For details, call Skip Weston at 400-9758 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Retail Merchants Association’s Economic Forecast Breakfast planned at The Westin Richmond

September 04 2015 - Speaker: Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 7:15 a.m.,
The Retail Merchants Association’s Economic Forecast Breakfast will present Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Lacker will share his expert perspective about the economy and what the future may hold. The Economic Forecast follows a similar format to the First Friday Forum series with coffee and networking, followed by breakfast and the presentation. The breakfast will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at The Westin Richmond, 6631 W. Broad St. To register, visit http://www.retailmerchants.com

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Emily Francis (left) of Richmond Green Drinks and Cary Jamieson of The Steward School checked out the cherry tomato crop Aug. 20 at the school's Bryan Innovation Lab following a visit by members of Green Drinks. Jamieson, director of the Bryan Innovation Lab, was among the speakers who pointed out various sustainable features of the building and its surroundings, including geothermal, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy systems, as well as rain gardens and large storage cisterns (like the one pictured) to minimize groundwater pollution. > Read more.

Canterbury Recreation Association ‘wins’ the ‘Dunk Hunger’ drive


For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.

CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.

“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Henrico County has a lot to offer this Labor Day weekend! Before summer ends completely, you’ve got to try some Virginia wines at Southern Season’s weekly event, Fridays Uncorked. Check out The Comedy Dad, Alex Scott, at the Richmond Funny Bone or put your thinking caps on and take on The Escape Room. This weekend also features a two-day event at Malvern Hill and Carrington Kay at The Tin Pan. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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