West End Comedy to perform improv at HATTheatre Aug. 28-29
August 28 2015 - , 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7
West End Comedy will end their fifth season with an all-ages show on Aug. 28 and a mature show on Aug. 29 – both starting at 7:30 p.m. at HATTheatre, 1124 Westbriar Dr. West End Comedy performs short-form improv similar to the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Audience members throw out suggestions and West End Comedy will act them out. Tickets are $5 to $7. For details, visit http://www.wecomedy.com
Young Chefs Academy to host open house
August 29 2015 - Create back-to-school snack recipes, learn kitchen safety tips, enjoy samples and more, 12:30 p.m.,
Young Chefs Academy, located at 2230 John Rolfe Pkwy., will host an open house with Food Network Magazine on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Attendees will explore their creative culinary sides and participate in unique cooking experiences during the open house event. Sponsored by the California Grape Board, Sara Lee and Horizon Organic Milk, the event will allow children to create back-to-school snack recipes, learn kitchen safety tips, enjoy samples and win fun prizes. Young Chefs Academy is a place of discovery, learning, creativity and fun for children ages 3-18 who enjoy cooking. They offer camps, birthday parties, and a year-round culinary curriculum. For details, visit http://www.youngchefsacademy.com
Designer Irene Pittman to give a demonstration of upholstery basics
August 29 2015 - Tuckahoe Library, 10 a.m., Free
Designer Irene Pittman will give a demonstration of upholstery basics from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library. For details, call 290-9100 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Celebrate the end of summer reading at North Park Library
August 29 2015 - , 3 p.m., Free
Celebrate the end of summer reading with cool treats and lots of fun from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at North Park Library, 8508 Franconia Rd. For details, call 290-9700 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer class on “Fall Container Gardening”
August 29 2015 - Potting mix is included; container, plants and any additional extras are not included, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “Fall 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
L.L. Bean to hold job fair for new store at Short Pump Town Center
August 30 2015 - The company is looking to hire 100 employees to support operations through various positions, 11 a.m., Free
L.L. Bean is opening a new store at Short Pump Town Center this fall. The store will hold a job fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Short Pump Town Center. The company is looking to hire 100 employees to support operations through various positions. For details about the positions available, visit http://tinyurl.com/llbeanjobfair
Chick-fil-A at White Oak Village to host spirit night for Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition
August 31 2015 - Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the organization, 5 p.m.,
The Chick-fil-A at White Oak Village will host a spirit night to benefit the Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition. Ten percent of all sales from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. will be donated to the organization. Tell the cashier that you are with Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition.
Henrico to present a “Music and Movie Night in the Park” at Dorey Park
August 31 2015 - Henrico Concert Band will perform; An outdoor showing of the movie “Up” will follow, 7 p.m., Free
Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks will present a Music and Movie Night in the Park from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Dorey Park. The Henrico Concert Band will start the evening with music from favorite movies and television shows. An outdoor showing of the movie “Up” will follow. For details, call 501-5138.
Buz and Ned’s “Helping Hams for Charity” program to benefit ASCV every Monday in August
August 31 2015 - Buz and Ned’s will donate 10 percent of sales to ASCV, 6 p.m.,
The Autism Society of Central Virginia will be the beneficiary of Buz and Ned’s “Helping Hams for Charity” program every Monday in August from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Buz and Ned’s will donate 10 percent of sales to ASCV. For details, visit http://www.buzandneds.com/helpinghams
HopeTree Foster Care to hold orientation for those interested in becoming a foster parent
September 01 2015 - Virginia Baptist Resource Center, 6 p.m.,
For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.
CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.
“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.
The last Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer outdoor concert at West Broad Village, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Short Pump, will feature a salute to the upcoming UCI Road World Cycling Championships, coming to the Richmond region next month. As an all-girl band entertains the public with an AC/DC and Foreigner tribute, representatives from West Broad Village will accept donations of children’s new and lightly used bicycles for redistribution to youngsters at the Virginia Homes for Boys and Girls. > Read more.
CAT Theatre is hosting the Red Eye 10s Coast-to-Coast Play Festival Sept. 18-19. Hosts of the festival across the country cast, rehearse and perform six, contest-winning ten-minute plays from MFA students at Hollins University in the same twenty-four hour period.
On Sept. 18, CAT will host a kick-off meeting at which the plays will be randomly cast and actors will meet with their directors and read the play for the first time. From 9 p.m. until 5 p.m. the following day, casts will rehearse in different venues in the region, convening at CAT in the late afternoon for technical rehearsals. > Read more.
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