UR to host annual Spider spring game, inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt
April 19 2014 - , 12:30 p.m., Free
Joseph Bryan Park Nature Program to highlight birds
April 19 2014 - Nature Center, 10:30 a.m.,
Riverside Outfitters to present workshop on recreational tree climbing
April 19 2014 - Deep Run Park, 10 a.m., $20
For the young and the young of heart, recreational tree climbing is one of the fastest growing sports around. Professional arborists from Riverside Outfitters will present a program for ages eight and older from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. Cost is $20. For details, call 501-5147 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Learn the secrets of Walkerton Tavern
April 19 2014 - Find out what happens to a marble on the floor and practice building a wall, 10 a.m., Free
Learn the secrets of Walkerton Tavern in a fun, hands-on program from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Find out what happens to a marble on the floor and practice building a wall. Admission is free. For details, call 261-6898 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Volunteers needed on Saturdays for cleanup, restoration of Evergreen Cemetery
April 19 2014 - , Times vary,
University of Richmond to host Earth Day Global Sounds Concert
April 19 2014 - Featuring Richmond-based Balinese percussion ensemble Gamelan Raga Kusuma, 3 p.m., Free
Richmond-based Balinese percussion ensemble Gamelan Raga Kusuma will perform at 3 p.m. at the Earth Day Global Sounds Concert at the University of Richmond. This free, family-friendly concert features Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances by several music ensembles. After the concert, audience members will have an opportunity to see and interact with the instruments, including the gamelan and drums. For details, visit http://www.ragakusuma.org
Take a twilight canoe trip on Four Mile Creek
April 20 2014 - Meet at Deep Bottom Park, 5:30 p.m., $12
Enjoy a twilight canoe trip on Four Mile Creek, a quiet tributary of the James River, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Look for great blue herons, osprey, beaver, deer and bald eagles. The $12 fee covers basic instruction and all equipment. Meet at Deep Bottom Park, 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. For details, call 501-5147 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Mirror Mode, Highland Springs HS to present The Belle of the Ball April 21-23
April 21 2014 - Enrichment program of image and etiquette workshops for young ladies ages 13-18, 5 p.m., Free
Mirror Mode and Highland Springs High School will present The Belle of the Ball, an enrichment program of image and etiquette workshops for young ladies ages 13-18, from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. April 21-23 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. There will be speakers, workshops, giveaways and a free prom dress; participation in all three days is required. Workshops will empower young ladies on the importance of having good self-esteem, how to make a positive lasting impression and how to be young ladies. Registration is required. For details, visit http://www.mirrormode.org/belle_of_the_ball_2014
Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets 3rd Monday of each month
April 21 2014 - Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest Campus, 7 p.m., Free
Opportunity Toastmasters to meet at Shoney’s Restaurant
April 21 2014 - Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month, 7 p.m., Free
Opportunity Toastmasters will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Shoney’s Restaurant, 7101 Staples Mill Rd. Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month. For details, call David Robinson at 833-3351.
The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)
The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.
The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.
Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.
Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.
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