Henrico Theatre Company to present ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’ July 11-27
July 11 2014 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Times vary, $8 to $10
The Henrico Theatre Company will present “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” a musical comedy, July 11-27 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. while matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Tickets are $8 to $10. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Learn about slime through hands-on activities at Fairfield Library
July 24 2014 - Registration is required, 2 p.m.,
Learn about slime and its basic ingredients in a series of hands-on activities at 2 p.m. at Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave. Includes a take home science project, “Slime in Activity Cup.” Registration is required. For details, call 290-9300 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Fairfield Library
July 24 2014 - Lashawn Hewlett-Wilson will share her book 'Forbidden Fruit', 7 p.m.,
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a new program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Lashawn Hewlett-Wilson will share her book “Forbidden Fruit” at Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/authorshowcase
Commonwealth Parenting to present workshop on babies, sleep at St. Mary’s Hospital
July 24 2014 - Pre-registration is required, 6:30 p.m., Free
Commonwealth Parenting will present “The Goodnight Story: What New Parents Need to Know” at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital, Room 164. Learn about the ages and stages of sleep, how to set routines and conditions conducive to sleep, sleep safety tips and solutions for common sleep challenges. Admission is free. Pre-registration is required. For details, call 545-1272 or visit http://www.commonwealthparenting.org
Innsbrook After Hours to present O.A.R., Phillip Phillips at Innsbrook Pavilion
July 24 2014 - Special guest - Saints of Valory, 5:30 p.m., $21
Innsbrook After Hours will present O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips, with Saints of Valory, at 5:30 p.m. at the Snagajob Innsbrook Pavilion. Gates open at 5 p.m. General admission is $21. For details, visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com
Lewis Ginter to present Flowers After 5 on Thursdays through August
July 24 2014 - Stroll through the gardens and enjoy wine, music and dining al fresco, 5 p.m., $7 to $11
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through August. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy wine, music and dining al fresco. There will also be family activities; water play is open until 8 p.m. Garden admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for children ages 3-12. For details, call 262-9887 or visit http://www.lewisginter.org
Under the Stars Family Film Series to present ‘Despicable Me 2’
July 25 2014 - Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 8:30 p.m., Free
The Under the Stars Family Film Series will present “Despicable Me 2” at 8:30 p.m. at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Bring a blanket or chair. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For details, call 270-2161 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Virginia Blood Services to hold blood drive at Village Shopping Center
July 25 2014 - All walk-ins are welcome, 2 p.m., Free
Virginia Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Village Shopping Center, Three Chopt Road and Patterson Avenue. All walk-ins are welcome and donors are encouraged to schedule their appointment by visiting http://www.vadonor.org and u,sing sponsor code HCEDH.
CharacterWorks, Inc. to present ‘Footloose’ at The Steward School July 25-27
July 25 2014 - CharacterWorks is a nonprofit, after-school youth theater program for students age 4-19, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $13 to $17
CharacterWorks, Inc. will present “Footloose” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 25-27 at The Robins Theatre at Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd. Tickets are $13 to $17. CharacterWorks is a nonprofit, after-school youth theater program for students age 4-19. For details, visit http://www.cworkstheater.org
Alpha Theatre and Arts Company to present ‘Peter Pan’ July 25-26
July 25 2014 - Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Mechanicsville, ,
Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.
The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.
Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.
The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.
Take in a show at several locations this weekend! West End Comedy will provide laughs at HATTheatre; the production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” will close Sunday; and the youth theatre company CharacterWorks will present “Footloose” at The Steward School. Another show perfect for the kids – “Despicable Me 2” is playing at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center tonight. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
But that formula isn’t particularly family friendly, if only because that thing waiting a few feet to the left of the cast is usually plotting their violent doom.
That’s what sets Earth to Echo apart from the pack. It, too, follows a group of characters armed with a camera and a tendency to encounter unknown life forms. But all those familiar parts have been rearranged just enough to make it suitable for a much younger audience. > Read more.
An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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