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CAT Theatre to present “Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell” May 20-June 4

May 20 2016 - 319 N. Wilkinson Rd., Times vary,
CAT Theatre, located at 319 N. Wilkinson Rd., will present “Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell” May 20 to June 4. This hilarious show is based on actual events from the spring of 1939 when the movie public is anxiously awaiting the release of Gone with the Wind. Filming has already begun, but David O. Selznick realizes the script is a dud. He calls on screenwriter Ben Hecht to save the day but, unfortunately, Hecht never read the book. With only a week before filming resumes, Selznick locks himself in his office with Hecht and Director Victor Fleming to re-write the script. For a performance schedule and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.cattheatre.com

Lewis Ginter to present Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks May 27 to Sept. 18

May 27 2016 - Award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden, 9 a.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks May 27 to Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden including a 60-pound bumblebee, dragonfly with a 3.5-foot wingspan and a seven-foot tall red rose. The exhibit, related activities and demos are included with regular Garden admission. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org/visit/nature-connects-lego

12th annual Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival set for May 28-30

May 28 2016 - Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome, 10 a.m., Free
The 12th annual Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival will take place May 28-30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Berry Patch, 3622 Darbytown Ct. in Varina. The festival features pick-your-own strawberries for sale, live music every day, food and craft vendors, play area for children with a bounce house, hay rides, pony rides and more. Spring vegetables and pre-picked strawberries for sale, as well. Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome. Admission and parking are free. No pets. For details, visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com

8th Annual Sandston Memorial Day Parade to start at Seven Pines ES

May 30 2016 - Post-parade festivities include live music, children’s activities, food and exhibitor booths, 1 p.m., Free
The 8th Annual American Legion Post 242 & Battlefield Post 144 Sandston Memorial Day Parade will start at 1 p.m. at Seven Pines Elementary School on Beulah Road and proceed down Williamsburg Road through Sandston to Confederate Avenue. It will be preceded at noon by a veterans’ recognition ceremony at Seven Pines National Cemetery in Sandston. Post-parade festivities include live music, children’s activities, food and exhibitor booths. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Navy Veterans.” For details, call 652-1434 or visit http://www.ehba.us/parade

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer daily tours of lavender field June 1-30

June 01 2016 - No registration necessary, 11 a.m., $5
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer daily tours (closed Sundays) June 1-30 of the lavender field from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The field is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance fee to the lavender field is $5 per person and includes 20 fresh cut lavender stems and a sample of lavender ice cream. Family entrance is $20 and includes 80 stems and four sample ice creams. Learn about the lavender plant itself, as well as about the oil and flowers it produces and how the farm uses them. No registration necessary. For details, call 262-7167 or visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

Henrico to hold community celebration in honor of new Varina Library opening

June 01 2016 - Library will open for business on June 2 at 9 a.m., 6 p.m., Free
Henrico County will hold a community celebration in honor of the opening of the new Varina Area Library from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The new library is located at 1875 New Market Road and will be open for business beginning Thursday, June 2 at 9 a.m. Features include a digital media lab with 3D printers, drive-up service window and book return, more public use computers and devices, a dedicated children’s area, separate teen area, study rooms, demonstration kitchen and more. Parking with a shuttle service for the opening celebration will be located at Varina High School. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/newvarina

Lewis Ginter to present ‘Flowers After 5’ on Thursday evenings through September

June 02 2016 - Live music from Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen, 5 p.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through September. Stroll through the gardens, enjoy live music from Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen, family activities, wine and beer, dining and shopping. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Tuckahoe Library

June 02 2016 - Pamela Bradley will share her book “It’s Like Magic, But Even Better”, 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. Pamela Bradley will share her book “It’s Like Magic, But Even Better” at Tuckahoe Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Retail Merchants Association’s June First Friday Forum planned at The Westin Richmond

June 03 2016 - The speaker will be Scott Hicks, senior director of data strategy at Snagajob, 7:15 a.m., $30 to $45
The Retail Merchants Association’s June First Friday Forum will start at 7:15 a.m. at The Westin Richmond, 6631 W. Broad St. The speaker will be Scott Hicks, senior director of data strategy at Snagajob. He will speak on “The Changing Face of the Hourly Job Seeker.” Tickets are $30 for RMA members and $40 for nonmembers. Walk-in rate is $5 more. For details, visit http://www.retailmerchants.com/june-first-friday-forum

Enjoy an evening of bluegrass with Copper Ridge at CACGA

June 03 2016 - Dinner and drinks are available for purchase, 7 p.m., $15 to $18
Enjoy an evening of bluegrass with Copper Ridge at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Formed in the summer of 2001, Copper Ridge is comprised of seasoned veterans of the local bluegrass scene. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Dinner and drinks are available for purchase. Tickets are $15 to $18. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

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Community

Sandston Founders Club honors Sydnor


The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.

Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.

Walking MADD


Mothers Against Drunk Driving will present its annual Walk Like MADD 5k Dash/Walk on Apr. 16 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Walk Like MADD honors those killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. Funds raised support victim services and educational events in Virginia. > Read more.
Entertainment

Cultural Arts Center announces 2016-17 schedules


Returning favorites, new acts and new dining options highlight the 2016-17 Center Season and 2nd Stage schedules at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.

CACGA's Center Season performance series will return Sept. 10 with Capitol Steps (pictured), an audience favorite that brings a unique blend of music and political comedy to the Sara Belle November Stage. The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular will perform Oct. 22, showcasing their troupe of aerialists, acrobats and contortionists. > Read more.






 

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