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Nashville recording artist Griffin House to perform at The Tin Pan

May 08 2015 - , 8 p.m., $18 to $22
Nashville recording artist Griffin House will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com

Race 13.1 to sponsor 5k race, 10k race, half-marathon at Richmond Int’l Raceway

May 09 2015 - , 7 a.m.,
Race 13.1 will sponsor a 5k race, a 10k race and a half-marathon at Richmond International Raceway. The course begins and ends at RIR. The races start at 7 a.m. To register, visit https://race131.com/races/Race-13-1-Richmond-VA or call 866-561-5651 x301.

Central Virginia Wine Festival planned in Innsbrook

May 09 2015 - 10 wineries from around the Commonwealth, food, beer sales, vendors and live music, 12 p.m.,
The Central Virginia Wine Festival will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Innsbrook Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Dr. The event will showcase 10 wineries from around the Commonwealth, food, beer sales, specialty-item and arts and crafts vendors and live music including Big Enough, 44 Diesel and The Escorts. Proceeds will benefit the general scholarship and endowment funds for the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://www.centralvirginiawinefestival.com

Rep from Family History Center to explore ways to research African American genealogy

May 09 2015 - Varina Library, 2 p.m.,
Join a guest from the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to explore ways to research African American genealogy at 2 p.m. at Varina Library, 2001 Library Rd. For details, call 290-9800 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Celebrate May Day at Henricus Historical Park

May 09 2015 - Join period-dressed historical interpreters in the merry old English traditions of the spring season, 10 a.m., $6 to $8
Celebrate May Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Henricus Historical Park. Join period-dressed historical interpreters in the merry old English traditions of the spring season. Demonstrations include dancing around the Maypole along with other songs, dances, games, and meals that celebrate the arrival of spring. All ages welcome. Admission is $6 to $8. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org

Richmond’s Gold Wing Road Riders Assoc. local Chapter D to host picnic, poker run

May 09 2015 - Dorey Park, Shelters 4-7, 9 a.m.,
Richmond’s Gold Wing Road Riders Association local Chapter D is sponsoring a special picnic and poker run “Celebrating Mom” at Dorey Park, Shelters 4-7. Event starts at 9 a.m. with registration for the poker run. There will also be games to play and lunch at noon that includes hamburgers, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts and beverages. Awards, door prizes and closing ceremonies at 1 p.m. Cost is $15 per person for adults. All motorcyclists are welcome. For details, call Debbie Dowell at 222-1303 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

We Heart Harlie and Friends 5K and Fun Run planned at Glen Allen High School

May 09 2015 - Mission is to help raise money to offset the financial strain of five medically fragile children, 9:15 a.m.,
The fourth annual We Heart Harlie and Friends 5K and Fun Run will start at 9:15 a.m. at Glen Allen High School. We Heart Harlie and Friends' mission is to help raise money to offset the financial strain of five medically fragile children. This year's goal is to help with therapies, surgeries, travel expenses, and home modifications to accommodate these girls' needs. For details, visit http://www.weheartharlieandfriends.org

Civil War Food Festival planned May 9 at Meadow Farm

May 09 2015 - Explore Civil War history using your five senses with activities, games, music and more, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Free
Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting its second "War Between the Tastes: Civil War Food Festival" on Saturday, May 9 at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road in Glen Allen.

This free family event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. and encourages guests to explore Civil War history using their five senses in various activities, games, presentations, and music from the 1860s.

Visitors will learn about the historical methods used to prepare food to feed an army of thousands. Watch a unique cooking competition where competitors will cook using techniques of the 19th century. Help create and sample popular foods of the era at a variety of interactive stations. Tasting demonstrations will be available while supplies last. Period music throughout the event will be provided by Marshall and Company.

For details, call Lisa Denton at 652-3409 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Henrico Business Leaders’ Networking Breakfast Meeting planned at Westin Richmond

May 11 2015 - Speaker: Nicole Anderson Ellis from the Route 5 Corridor Coalition, 7 a.m., $35 to $40
The Henrico Business Leaders’ Networking Breakfast Meeting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at The Westin Richmond. The speaker will be Nicole Anderson Ellis from the Route 5 Corridor Coalition. Registration is $35 to $40. For details, call 675-7502 or visit http://www.henricobusinessleaders.com

SPTC’s kid’s club for ages six and under, Short Pump Pals to meet May 12

May 12 2015 - Second Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m., Free
Short Pump Town Center’s kid’s club for ages six and under, Short Pump Pals, meets at 11 a.m. in the food court on the second Tuesday of every month. Membership is free. For details, visit http://www.shortpumpmall.com/info/sppals

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Community

Henrico’s most famous tree


Henrico's most famous tree, known as the Surrender Tree, still stood for more than a century near the intersection of Osborne Turnpike and New Market Road -- until June 2012.

It was in the shade of that tree on April 3, 1865, that Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo met Major Atherton Stevens and troops from the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry and handed over a note surrendering the city to Federal troops. Evacuation had already begun. > Read more.

ARC event raises $75k for ICDS program


The Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on April 11 netted $75,165 to benefit its Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) program.

About 350 guests sampled fine West Coast wines and craft beer from Midnight Brewery at Richmond Raceway Complex's Torque Club, along with food from local eateries. Carytown Cupcakes provided dessert. > Read more.

‘Race to Protect Children’ scheduled for Saturday


The Race to Protect Children will be held at West Broad Village Saturday, May 2, to benefit Greater Richmond SCAN.

The 1-mile Kids Run will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. The event is designed to be family friendly, and the flat course is walker-friendly.

A children’s festival will begin at 9 a.m., offering activities and performances for children and families. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10


In the mood for some spring shopping? Eastern Henrico FISH will hold their semi-annual yard sale this weekend – funds raised assist at-risk families in Eastern Henrico County. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will hold a spring plant sale which is among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Put on your detective hat and find out “whodunnit” at the movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer,” presented by the Henrico Theatre Company May 1-17. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


There are several fun events this weekend taking place outside including the third annual Virginia Firefighter Games at Short Pump Town Center; Twin Hickory Park’s “April Showers: A Celebration of Spring” event; the Young Life Richmond West 5k in Innsbrook; and the Gold Festival on Broad which benefits Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. Fingers crossed for no rain! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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