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

The Maker’s Lab at Varina Library to present The Future Is Now

August 31 2016 - Turn your smartphone into a holographic display using common household materials, 2 p.m., Free
The Maker’s Lab at Varina Library will present The Future Is Now at 2 p.m. Turn your smartphone into a holographic display using common household materials and watch “Back to the Future Part II.” Meet in the Teen Department. Register online at http://www.henricolibrary.com or call 501-1980.

Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with country artist Chris Young

September 01 2016 - Special guest TBA, 6 p.m., $20+
Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with country artist Chris Young at 6 p.m. 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

Lewis Ginter to host Flowers After 5, screen ‘The Lego Movie’

September 01 2016 - , 8 p.m., $8 to $13
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will celebrate the end of summer and their popular Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks exhibit with a screening of “The Lego Movie” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. during Flowers After 5. Find a spot on the terrace lawn in front of the Rose Garden to enjoy the movie. Blankets and chairs welcome. Snacks will be available for purchase. Admission is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors 55+ and $8 for children 3-12. The LEGO exhibit is included with Garden admission. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

The Tin Pan to host Bill Kirchen, Austin de Lone’s “Transatlanticana” CD release party

September 02 2016 - , 8 p.m., $20 to $25
The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd., will host Bill Kirchen and Austin de Lone’s “Transatlanticana” CD release party at 8 p.m. Kirchen, the “Founding Father of Americana,” and de Lone, the “Godfather of Pub Rock,” cut the album in Austin and London, capturing on disc the best of their 30-year collaboration. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com

The film “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” to play at Henrico Theatre Sept. 2-3

September 02 2016 - Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door, Times vary, $1
The film “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” (rated PG-13) will play at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491.

American Legion Post 125 to hold dance with a live band every Friday, Saturday

September 02 2016 - All dances are open to the public, 8 p.m., $7 to $8
American Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will hold a dance with a live band every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee are provided; drinks are available for purchase. All dances are open to the public. Cost is $7 on Fridays and $8 on Saturdays and benefits American Legion Post 125, a nonprofit veterans organization. For details, call 716-0800.

ComedySportz to present their hilarious, fast-paced and clean comedy Sept. 2-3

September 02 2016 - , Times vary, $10 to $12
ComedySportz will present their hilarious, fast-paced and clean comedy at 8 p.m. Sept. 2 and at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the ComedySportz Improv Theatre, located at 8906-H West Broad St. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of audience suggestions. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and the national anthem is even played before each match. The audience then votes for the winners. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details, call 266-9377 or visit http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com

Lewis Ginter, Genworth to host ‘Genworth Free Community Day’ at the garden on Labor Day

September 05 2016 - Enjoy contemporary hip hop and R&B from The Heavy Hitter DJ Lonnie B from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Genworth will host Genworth Free Community Day at the garden on Labor Day, Sept. 5. All visitors will be admitted free between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Free admission includes music in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. under the tent in front of Bloemendaal House by The Heavy Hitter DJ Lonnie B, hosted by Kelli Lemon, presenting a mix of contemporary hip hop and R&B. This will be one of the last chances to see the Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks exhibit, which ends Sept. 18. Free admission also includes entrance to the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit and, for players of Pokemon Go, the Garden will be purchasing lures to increase the number of Pokemon at the Garden on Labor Day. The Garden is also partnering with the Lakeside Business Association as a collection site on this day for donations of school supplies benefiting Lakeside Elementary School. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Goochland Chapter of Virginia Oath Keepers to hold monthly meeting

September 06 2016 - Goochland Public Library, 7 p.m., Free
The Goochland Chapter of Virginia Oath Keepers, serving Henrico, Hanover, Louisa, Goochland and Powhatan, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Goochland Public Library, located at 3075 River Road West. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call Doug Shackelford at 556-2409.

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Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
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It’s a great weekend to get outside! The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is offering two events this weekend. Accompany the group to find and document native plants present and blooming in Echo Lake Park on Saturday or take a “Sunday Stroll” at Dorey Park to observe the seasonal changes taking place. Other outdoor events this weekend include the final summer concert at West Broad Village and “Fridays on the Patio” at James River Cellars Winery in Glen Allen. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget the insect repellent! To learn more about avoiding those pesky mosquitos, check out Henrico County’s “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” event tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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