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Seminar on ‘Surgical Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy’ to be held at Lewis Ginter

April 22 2014 - Registration is recommended, 5:30 p.m., Free
The seminar “Surgical Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy” will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Dr. Jonathan Isaacs, from the VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center, will talk about a new surgical nerve decompression treatment option that may offer relief for patients with diabetic neuropathy. The seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. For details, call 828-0123 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Explore wildlife along the James River on a 24-foot covered pontoon boat

April 23 2014 - Meet at Deep Bottom Park, 7 a.m. or 9:30 a.m., $45
Explore the abundant wildlife along the James River while slowly cruising on a 24-foot covered pontoon boat from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Meet at Deep Bottom Park, 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. Cost is $45. For details, call 501-5147 or visit http://www.discoverthejames.com

Shady Grove UMC to host food truck court on Wednesdays throughout summer

April 23 2014 - Bring chairs or blankets, 5:30 p.m.,
Shady Grove United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Pouncey Tract and Shady Grove roads, will host a food truck court from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Bring chairs or blankets. For details, visit http://www.shadygroveumc.net

Eleone Dance Theatre to perform at CACGA April 23-24

April 23 2014 - Diverse repertoire of works include modern, spiritual, rhythm and blues, African and more, Times vary, $10 to $20
Eleone Dance Theatre will perform at 7 p.m. April 23 and at 10 a.m. April 24 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The company has a diverse repertoire of works that are contemporary modern, spiritual, rhythm and blues, African and hip-hop in theme. Evening performance is $20 and the matinee is $10. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

VSCPA to present ‘Financial Fitness Workshop: Are You Financially Prepared for Divorce?’

April 24 2014 - Registration is due by April 22, 10 a.m., Free
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and Wells Fargo Advisors will present an informative seminar on gaining the confidence and knowledge on financial topics needed to get through the divorce process on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at VSCPA, 4309 Cox Rd. Topics will include asset and debt management, budgeting, taxes, child support, retirement planning and more. The event is free and includes a complimentary continental breakfast. Registration is due by April 22. To register, call 800-341-8189 or visit http://tinyurl.com/lzfr4fo

Tuckahoe Library to present a hands-on workshop on Pinterest

April 24 2014 - Registration is required, 6:30 p.m.,
Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr., will present a hands-on workshop on Pinterest at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required by calling 290-9100.

Varina District meetings to highlight county budget, crime prevention in Varina

April 24 2014 - Henrico Theatre, 10 a.m., Free
Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will hold two Community Conversations meetings to discuss with residents Henrico County’s budget and crime prevention efforts in Varina. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road; and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. Nelson will lead the discussions with County Manager John A. Vithoulkas and representatives of the Division of Police. For details about the Community Conversations meetings, call (804) 501-4208.

Innsbrook Saves the Earth Week to host festival, annual lake cleanup April 24-25

April 24 2014 - , Times vary,
Innsbrook Saves the Earth Week will present the Go Green Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24. Receive a free Chick-fil-A sandwich coupon for donating to Goodwill; pledge to give 60 minutes of your time to help the environment with Keep Virginia Beautiful; and enjoy food trucks and a Farmer’s Market with Relay Foods, in-season crops, homemade soaps and lotions, GrowRVA and more. Innsbrook will host the 8th annual lake clean up from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 25. Gather with coworkers and neighboring businesses and clean up the lakes found in Innsbrook. Boats and kayaks will be brought in. For details, visit http://www.innsbrook.com

River City Band to perform at Henrico Theatre

April 25 2014 - Reservations are required, 7 p.m., Free
River City Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Admission is free. Reservations are required. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com

The Four Freshmen to perform at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

April 25 2014 - The Four Freshmen was one of the top vocal groups in the 1950s, 7 p.m., $32
The Four Freshmen will perform at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The Four Freshmen was one of the top vocal groups in the 1950s and formed the bridge between the '40s ensembles like Mel-Tones and the harmony-based rock & roll bands such as the Beach Boys, Spanky & Our Gang and the Manhattan Transfer. Tickets are $32. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

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Community

MADD walk raises more than $26,000

The Central Virginia chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hosted its annual Walk Like MADD fundraiser April 12 at Dorey Park in Varina. More than 20 teams of walkers raised money from individual donors by participating in the walk, and in total the event generated more than $26,000 in donations for the organization. > Read more.

Varina Ruritans honor students

The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.

The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)

The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.

Baseball game to benefit Glen Allen Buddy Ball


For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.

The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

A fun, fuzzy ride

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise

Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.

They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.

As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.

Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.

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