Shepherd’s Center continues its Open University fall lecture series “Lunch and Life”
September 28 2016 - Speaker: Ed Slipek, architectural historian and contributing editor at Style Weekly, 12:30 p.m., Free
The Shepherd’s Center continues its Open University four-week fall lecture series “Lunch and Life” at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. Ed Slipek, architectural historian and contributing editor at Style Weekly, will present “Hiding in Plain Sight: Three Influential 20th Century Richmonders You May Never Have Heard Of.” A brown bag lunch precedes at noon with dessert and beverages provided. The series is open to all persons 50+ at no charge. For details, call 355-7282 or visit http://www.tscor.org.
Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with country artist Trace Adkins
September 28 2016 - Special guest TBA, 6 p.m., $20+
Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with country artist Trace Adkins at 6 p.m. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, the American Red Cross and has performed seven USO Tours. Special guest TBA. Tickets start at $20. Gates open at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the concert series benefit the National Constitution Plaque Initiative and the Innsbrook Foundation. Rain or shine. For tickets and more information, call the IAH Hotline at 423-1779 or visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com.
MEDARVA Stony Point Surgery Center to offer appointments for seniors
September 29 2016 - Today’s session features Dr. Vivek Sharma, orthopedic surgeon at Colonial Orthopedics, 11 a.m., Free
MEDARVA Stony Point Surgery Center is educating the senior community regarding their overall health and giving them the opportunity to make a doctor’s appointment. The fall health sessions are on Thursdays through Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon at First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Road. Today’s session features Dr. Vivek Sharma, orthopedic surgeon at Colonial Orthopedics.
Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at The Place at Innsbrook
September 29 2016 - , 7:30 a.m., Free
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.
Henrico Extension to offer workshop to help residents care for their lawns, landscaping
September 29 2016 - Topic: “Choosing the Right Tree”, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a free workshop to help residents care for their lawns and landscaping. “Choosing the Right Tree” will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. Registration is required by Sept. 26 and may be made by calling 501-5160. For details, visit http://www.henrico.us/extension.
RVA VT Alumni to present ‘Betrayal: Flint, MI Drinking Water Crisis’ with Prof. Marc Edwards
September 29 2016 - Cocktail hour with refreshments and networking begins at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., $10
The Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will present “Betrayal: The Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Crisis” with Professor Marc Edwards at 6 p.m. at the VCU Innovate Center at 1010 W. Grace St. Edwards, a nationally renowned expert on municipal water quality, first won widespread recognition for his years-long investigation into lead pollution in Washington, D.C.'s, public water system. For his key role in exposing this public health crisis, Edwards was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007. He and a team from Virginia Tech then coordinated a massive sampling program in Flint, which revealed that Flint’s water suffered from serious lead and bacterial contamination. Edwards’ research and advocacy put Flint’s water system in the international spotlight, prompting state and federal intervention and igniting a national debate on water safety. There will be a cocktail hour with light refreshments and networking preceding the talk at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/MarcEdwardsTalk.
Innsbrook After Hours concludes its 31st year with Gov’t Mule, Blackberry Smoke
September 29 2016 - Gates open at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., $20+
Innsbrook After Hours concludes its 31st year with Gov’t Mule and Blackberry Smoke at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Gates open at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the concert series benefit the National Constitution Plaque Initiative and the Innsbrook Foundation. Rain or shine. For tickets and more information, call the IAH Hotline at 423-1779 or visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com.
Cuban music group Tiempo Libre to perform at The Tin Pan
September 30 2016 - Tiempo Libre is made up of seven young Cuban musicians who individually fled Cuba for freedom, 8 p.m., $25 to $30
Three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Classically trained at Havana’s top music conservatories including La ENA (La Escuela Nacional de Arte), Tiempo Libre is made up of seven young Cuban musicians who individually fled Cuba for freedom, and upon reuniting in Miami, got together during their “free time” (“tiempo libre” in Spanish) from recording with other artists to perform the Cuban music that they loved. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com.
Capitol Opera Richmond to open 2016 season with “Le Opera Noli Me Tangere” Sept. 30-Oct. 16
September 30 2016 - Location: Henrico Theatre, Times vary, $25
Capitol Opera Richmond will open its 2016 season with “Le Opera Noli Me Tangere,” a story of love, betrayal and revenge, Sept. 30 through Oct. 16 at the Henrico Theatre. Tickets are $25. For details, visit http://www.capitoloperarichmond.com.
Fairfield Ruritan Club to host BBQ chicken dinner at Antioch School Community Center
October 01 2016 - Eat-in or take-out, 4:30 p.m., $5 to $9
The Fairfield Ruritan Club will host a barbecue chicken dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Antioch School Community Center, 5650 Elko Rd. in Sandston. The dinner includes half a barbecue chicken, potatoes, beans, bread, a beverage and dessert for $9 for adults. Meals for children 12 and younger are $5. Eat-in or take-out. Proceeds benefit the club and will be used to assist members of the community.
Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.
Three local churches are holding events on Saturday: A Fall Veterans and Community Health Fair and Blood Drive at Antioch Baptist Church in Varina; a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in the West End; and a Community Day event at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Highland Springs. Two events are also planned in Henrico for history buffs: A tour of New Market Heights and a commemoration of the battle for Fort Harrison. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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