Henrico Co. to host annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Meadow Farm
July 04 2015 - Live music, patriotic activities, watermelon and new for 2015 - Circus Stella, 1 p.m., Free
Henrico County will host the annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Meadow Farm, 3400 Mountain Rd. There will be patriotic activities, games, a watermelon feast and more. Enjoy live performances by Susan Greenbaum and the Commonwealth Bluegrass Band. New in 2015 – Circus Stella, a one-ring family circus featuring rope walking, juggling, static trapeze, acrobatics and more. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Willow Lawn’s community event ‘Mommy & Me and Daddies Too’ continues
July 08 2015 - Featuring Rolie Polie Guacamole, 10 a.m., Free
The Shops at Willow Lawn’s community event Mommy & Me and Daddies Too continues with Rolie Polie Guacamole from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a morning out with live entertainment, crafts, games and programs designed to enhance parent's interaction with their children. The program continues on the second Wednesday of each month. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.willowlawn.com
Innsbrook After Hours to present country music artist Corey Smith
July 08 2015 - All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations, 6 p.m., $10 to $49
Innsbrook After Hours will present country music artist Corey Smith at 6 p.m. Smith’s 10th album, “While the Gettin’ is Good,” was funded by fans through Kickstarter. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $49. All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations – The National Constitution Plaque Initiative of the American Constitution Spirit Foundation and the Innsbrook Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com
Senior citizens group ‘Elderberries’ to meet at the American Legion Post #244
July 08 2015 - The program is “Christmas in July”, 11:30 a.m., Free
Senior citizens group Elderberries will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post #244, located at 2522 Indale Rd. in Glen Allen. The program is “Christmas in July” – Al and Esther Thompson will present a video decorating their Christmas tacky house located at 9716 Wendhurst Dr. This house has been seen on local and national TV. Hot dogs and fixings will be served. All are welcome. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month, year-round. For details, call Brenda Anderson at 672-0074.
Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center continues
July 08 2015 - “Mega-Monsters: Dinosaurs”, 10 a.m., Free
The Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Dr., continues with “Mega-Monsters: Dinosaurs” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nature center staff will open the classroom doors to visitors and share a variety of items/treasures from the nature collections. Topics rotate throughout the summer months. For details, call 262-5055 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District to offer DIY Rain Barrel Workshop
July 09 2015 - fee includes all supplies needed, 6 p.m., $50
Lewis Ginter to present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through August
July 09 2015 - enjoy live music from The Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band, 5 p.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through August. Stroll through the gardens, enjoy live music from The Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band, family activities, wine and beer, dining and shopping. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month for Fidos After 5 when leashed pets are allowed. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org
Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Tuckahoe Library
July 09 2015 - Felicia Harding-Williams will share her book “Life After the Pain: Final Chapter”, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Felicia Harding-Williams will share her book “Life After the Pain: Final Chapter” at Tuckahoe Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors
Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday
July 09 2015 - The Place at Innsbrook, 7:30 a.m.,
The Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at The Place at Innsbrook. For details, visit http://www.innsbrookrotary.org
Ages 10-14 invited to make superhero magnets at Varina Library
July 09 2015 - Materials provided, 3 p.m., Free
Ages 10-14 are invited to make superhero magnets at 3 p.m. at Varina Library. Materials provided. For details, call 290-9800 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Dr. Even Alexander, a New York Times best-selling author who has been featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz, was in town last week to promote his June 27 talk, "Proof of Heaven," at Glen Allen High School.
Alexander (pictured, at right, while Unity of Bon Air church member Harry Simmons interviews him) has written about what he considers to be his journey through the afterlife.
Tickets to this month's event are $25 and will support the new Bon Secours Hospice House being built later this year. > Read more.
The Innsbrook Rotary Club, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2015, has completed a number of volunteer projects this year and raised thousands of dollars for various organizations through three events.
The club's annual rose sale, benefit for youth live auction and Virginia Fire Games competition, combined with individual and corporate donations, have raised nearly $70,000 – money that the club contributes back to the community.
FeedMore is the beneficiary of the club's 25th anniversary project, which provides refrigerated trailers to be used for the distribution of food throughout Central Virginia. > Read more.
For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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