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
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
Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with The Band Perry
June 24 2016 - Special guests are John King and Cale Dodds, 6 p.m., $15+
Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with The Band Perry. The Band Perry is an American country group composed of frontwoman Kimberly Perry and her brothers, Reid and Neil. Special guests are John King and Cale Dodds. Gates open at 5 p.m. Show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $15. 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
Short Pump Park to hold grand opening celebration
June 25 2016 - Dog show, music and games, "Under the Sea" water slide, airbrush tattoos, entertainment and more, 1 p.m., Free
The grand opening of the new Short Pump Park, located at 3329 Pump Rd., will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The new park has been 10 years in the making and will feature a water play-area with spray fountains and an off-leash dog park. In addition, the new park is 75 percent wooded and includes a walking trail. The grand opening will be free to the public and will include a dog show by April Dawkins and music and games with DJ Manny Green. Children can enjoy the “Under the Sea” water slide, airbrush tattoos and entertainment from Miss Sheri the Clown. For details, visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Lakeside Avenue to host annual Lakeside Day
June 25 2016 - Special sales and giveaways, kid's activities, food, live music and more, 10 a.m.,
Lakeside Avenue will host its annual Lakeside Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Businesses all over the neighborhood will be offering special sales and giveaways. There will be kid’s activities, food, live music and more. Follow “Lakeside Avenue” on Facebook for more details.
Summer solstice celebration planned at Elko Community Center
June 26 2016 - Enjoy food, music and crafts in this celebration of a Henrico County community and its history, 12 p.m., Free
Eastern Henrico Business Association to meet at Fairfield MS
June 27 2016 - HCPS Superintendent Dr. Patrick Kinlaw will give a State of the Schools Address, 6 p.m., Free
The Eastern Henrico Business Association will hold its general meeting at 6 p.m. at Fairfield Middle School, 5121 Nine Mile Rd. Dr. Patrick Kinlaw, superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools, will give a State of the Schools Address with special comments from John Montgomery, Roscoe Cooper and others. The meeting is free to attend and open to the public. For details, call 737-1700 or visit http://www.ehba.us
Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets second, fourth Mondays of each month
June 27 2016 - E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond, 7 a.m.,
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond. Each meeting features breakfast and an interesting speaker. For details, call Pete Sizemore at 288-0999.
Va. Credit Union to offer Super Saver Teen Money Camp at Tuckahoe Library June 27-July 1
June 27 2016 - Space is limited, 1 p.m., Free
Virginia Credit Union will offer the Super Saver Teen Money Camp at Tuckahoe Library June 27 to July 1 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Teens will learn how to make the most of their money and prepare for real-world financial decisions. Space is limited. Participants must commit to all five days. To register, call 290-9130 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
EngAGE in Henrico to present “Decluttering and Downsizing – Making Room for Yourself”
June 28 2016 - Tuckahoe Library, 1 p.m., Free
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.
The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.
As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.
Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.
Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.
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