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Threads Consignment Events Spring/Summer 2015 Children’s Sale - April 24 to May 2

April 24 2015 - Canterbury Shopping Center, 10616 Patterson Ave, 9 a.m.,
The Threads Consignment Events Spring/Summer 2015 Children’s Sale will begin at 9 a.m. April 24 and continue through May 2 in Canterbury Shopping Center, 10616 Patterson Ave. Clothing (newborn through junior), baby gear and equipment, toys, books and maternity clothing will be on sale. Cash, check and credit cards accepted. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/l9kc673

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class ‘All About Herbs and Veggies’

April 27 2015 - Learn proper planting times, spacing, companion planting, growing techniques and more, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “All About Herbs and Veggies” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This class builds upon your growing experience to take it to the next level. Learn proper planting times, spacing, companion planting, growing techniques, fertilization and plant rotation. Cost is $15. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

North Airport Drive Civic Assoc. to hold annual meeting at Confederate Hills Rec

April 28 2015 - , 6:30 p.m., Free
The North Airport Drive Civic Association will host its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Confederate Hills Recreation Center in Highland Springs. David Sacks, community development manager, will discuss the Community Development Block Grant – the $2 million dollars Henrico County receives from the federal government. This meeting will be focused on efforts in the Highland Springs area.

HCPS Special Education Advisory Committee to meet at Brookland MS

April 28 2015 - , 6:30 p.m., Free
Henrico County Public Schools’ Special Education Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the library at Brookland Middle School. Although this is a planning session, parents are welcome to attend. For details, call Paulette Smith Cook at 869-1430.

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class ‘Container Gardening’

April 29 2015 - Learn how to choose and arrange your plants, care for them and harvest, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “Container Gardening” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to choose and arrange your plants, care for them and harvest. Potting mix is included; container, plants and any additional extras are not included. Cost is $15. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

Zephyrus to present ‘Psalms, Sonnets & Songs: Music by William Byrd’

May 01 2015 - Trinity Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., $5 to $20
Zephyrus will present “Psalms, Sonnets & Songs: Music by William Byrd” at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd. Zephyrus is a non-profit vocal ensemble based in Charlottesville that is dedicated to the performance of music from the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. Tickets are $5 to $20 and are available at the door. For details, visit http://www.trinityrichmond.net

CACGA to present ‘An Evening of Jazz’ featuring the Desiree Roots Trio

May 01 2015 - Dinner and beverages will be available for purchase, 7 p.m., $15 to $18
Enjoy “An Evening of Jazz” featuring the Desiree Roots Trio at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Enjoy classics like “Deed I Do,” “God Bless The Child,” “I Was Telling Him About You,” and Paul McCartney's “Blackbird.” 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 beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 to $18. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to host its spring plant sale May 1-2

May 01 2015 - More than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics, 9 a.m., Free
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host its spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2. This plant sale is among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Admission to the sale is free; regular admission to visit the garden. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Movie ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ to play at Henrico Theatre May 1-2

May 01 2015 - Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door, Times vary, $1
The movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” (PG-13) will play at 7 p.m. May 1 and at 2 p.m. May 2 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Henrico Theatre Company to present ‘The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer’ May 1-17

May 01 2015 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Times vary, $8 to $10
The Henrico Theatre Company will present “The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer” May 1-17 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Evening performances start at 8 p.m. while Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $8 to $10. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

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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


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.

Weekend Top 10


The University of Richmond will host its annual Global Family Concert this weekend – a free, family friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances. Country music fans can head to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for “An Evening of Country” featuring The Honky Tonk Experience. Enjoy the spring weather at Meadow Farm for “Sheep to Shawl” or join the Henrico Hiking Club at James River Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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