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Henrico Theatre Company to present ‘The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer’ May 1-17

May 01 2015 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Times vary, $8 to $10
The Henrico Theatre Company will present “The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer” May 1-17 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Evening performances start at 8 p.m. while Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $8 to $10. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

‘Planning for Divorce’ workshop planned at Hall & Hall, PLC May 5

May 05 2015 - The workshop will focus on financial and legal issues and opportunities in divorce, 10 a.m., Free
Virginia Society of CPAs, Hall & Hall and YountHyde & Barbour will present a “Planning for Divorce” workshop on May 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hall & Hall, PLC, at 12090 W. Broad St. The workshop will focus on financial and legal issues and opportunities in divorce. A complimentary light lunch will be served from noon to 12:45 p.m. To register, call Bobbie Dukes at 553-1900 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Henrico County Community Author Showcase to feature Zachary Duresky

May 07 2015 - He will share his book “Desiree Fern” at Tuckahoe Library, 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. Zachary Duresky will share his book “Desiree Fern” at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Commonwealth Parenting to present ‘Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten’

May 07 2015 - Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 6:30 p.m., $30
Commonwealth Parenting will present “Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten,” a class for parents of pre-K children, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. This class looks at readiness signs on all levels of development from social and emotional to cognitive as well as gender differences. Cost is $30. For details, http://www.commonwealthparenting.org

Chabad of Virginia’s annual Community LAG B’Omer Celebration planned May 7

May 07 2015 - A BBQ dinner is available for purchase, 5 p.m., Free
Chabad of Virginia’s annual Community LAG B'Omer Celebration will take place May 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chabad, 212 Gaskins Rd. The event features a candy hunt, beer tasting, bon fire marshmallows and squirt gun games. A BBQ dinner is available for purchase. Admission is free. For details, call 740-2000 or visit http://www.chabadofva.org

Nashville recording artist Griffin House to perform at The Tin Pan

May 08 2015 - , 8 p.m., $18 to $22
Nashville recording artist Griffin House will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com

Race 13.1 to sponsor 5k race, 10k race, half-marathon at Richmond Int’l Raceway

May 09 2015 - , 7 a.m.,
Race 13.1 will sponsor a 5k race, a 10k race and a half-marathon at Richmond International Raceway. The course begins and ends at RIR. The races start at 7 a.m. To register, visit https://race131.com/races/Race-13-1-Richmond-VA or call 866-561-5651 x301.

Central Virginia Wine Festival planned in Innsbrook

May 09 2015 - 10 wineries from around the Commonwealth, food, beer sales, vendors and live music, 12 p.m.,
The Central Virginia Wine Festival will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Innsbrook Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Dr. The event will showcase 10 wineries from around the Commonwealth, food, beer sales, specialty-item and arts and crafts vendors and live music including Big Enough, 44 Diesel and The Escorts. Proceeds will benefit the general scholarship and endowment funds for the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://www.centralvirginiawinefestival.com

Rep from Family History Center to explore ways to research African American genealogy

May 09 2015 - Varina Library, 2 p.m.,
Join a guest from the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to explore ways to research African American genealogy at 2 p.m. at Varina Library, 2001 Library Rd. For details, call 290-9800 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Celebrate May Day at Henricus Historical Park

May 09 2015 - Join period-dressed historical interpreters in the merry old English traditions of the spring season, 10 a.m., $6 to $8
Celebrate May Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Henricus Historical Park. Join period-dressed historical interpreters in the merry old English traditions of the spring season. Demonstrations include dancing around the Maypole along with other songs, dances, games, and meals that celebrate the arrival of spring. All ages welcome. Admission is $6 to $8. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org

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Community

Henrico’s most famous tree


Henrico's most famous tree, known as the Surrender Tree, still stood for more than a century near the intersection of Osborne Turnpike and New Market Road -- until June 2012.

It was in the shade of that tree on April 3, 1865, that Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo met Major Atherton Stevens and troops from the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry and handed over a note surrendering the city to Federal troops. Evacuation had already begun. > Read more.

ARC event raises $75k for ICDS program


The Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on April 11 netted $75,165 to benefit its Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) program.

About 350 guests sampled fine West Coast wines and craft beer from Midnight Brewery at Richmond Raceway Complex's Torque Club, along with food from local eateries. Carytown Cupcakes provided dessert. > Read more.

‘Race to Protect Children’ scheduled for Saturday


The Race to Protect Children will be held at West Broad Village Saturday, May 2, to benefit Greater Richmond SCAN.

The 1-mile Kids Run will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. The event is designed to be family friendly, and the flat course is walker-friendly.

A children’s festival will begin at 9 a.m., offering activities and performances for children and families. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Henrico HS student selected as student playwright for ‘New Voices for Theater’ program


A Henrico High School student was one of eight students from Virginia selected as a 2015 student playwright as part of the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community's 26th annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works, which will be held July 10-11 at VCU.

Elaina Riddell of the Center for the Arts at Henrico HS will join the other students and bring her original one-act play to life on stage at the event. In total, 150 plays were submitted to SPARC. Riddell and the other winners will work closely with New York City-based professional playwright Bruce Ward for the event. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


In the mood for some spring shopping? Eastern Henrico FISH will hold their semi-annual yard sale this weekend – funds raised assist at-risk families in Eastern Henrico County. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will hold a spring plant sale which is among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Put on your detective hat and find out “whodunnit” at the movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer,” presented by the Henrico Theatre Company May 1-17. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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