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
The Rinard Family to perform at the Henrico Theatre
June 24 2016 - They’ll perform beloved hymns, original creations and all your toe-tappin’ favorites, 7 p.m., $5
The Rinard Family will perform at 7 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. They’ll perform beloved hymns, original creations and all your toe-tappin’ favorites. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at http://www.henricolive.com For .details, call 652-1460.
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
All-Breed Obedience and Rally Trials planned June 25-26 at Richmond Raceway Complex
June 25 2016 - Exercises include heeling, scent discrimination, retrieving, jumping and more, 9 a.m., Free
The Richmond Dog Obedience Club will hold their All-Breed Obedience and Rally Trials June 25-26 at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Judging starts at 9 a.m. each day and ends in the afternoon. Only dogs entered in the competition are allowed at the event which is licensed by the American Kennel Club. The purpose of obedience trials is to demonstrate the dog’s ability to follow specified routines as directed by the handler. All contestants in each class level – novice, open and utility – are required to perform the same exercises so that the relative quality of the various performances may be scored. Exercises include heeling, scent discrimination, retrieving, jumping and more. The event is free and open to the public; parking is $5. Strollers are not allowed in the building. For details, visit http://www.RDOC.org
VA Comicon returns June 25 to the Richmond Raceway Complex
June 25 2016 - Meet Austin St. John, the original Red Power Ranger, 11 a.m., $14.95 to $19.95
VA Comicon returns June 25 to the Richmond Raceway Complex from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meet Austin St. John, the original Red Power Ranger, and Bob Gorman, the costume designer for GWAR. Over 100 artists and vendors will be in attendance and there will be hourly discussion panels and a costume contest. General admission is $14.95; kids 12 and under are free. Early bird admission at 10 a.m. (all ages) is $19.95. For details, visit http://www.facebook.com/vacomicon
7th annual Jack and Abby 5K Race for the NICU planned in Innsbrook
June 25 2016 - There will also be a children’s festival with moon bounce, Jonathan the Juggler, face painting and more, 8 a.m.,
The 7th annual Jack and Abby 5K Race for the NICU will start at 8 a.m. in Innsbrook’s North Shore Commons, 4951 Lake Brook Dr. The 5K run/walk and half-mile kids’ fun run support families with babies in the Bon Secours Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The event honors Jack and Abby Smith, who would have celebrated their seventh birthdays in June. There will also be a children’s festival with moon bounce, Jonathan the Juggler, face painting and more. For details, visit http://www.jackandabby.org
Tuckahoe Square Dance Club to host Fun Dance Night at American Legion Post 175
June 25 2016 - Singles, couples and families are invited, 8 p.m., $5
The Tuckahoe Square Dance Club will host its Fun Dance Night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at American Legion Post 175, 8700 Bell Creek Rd. The evening will feature western square dance, line dance and other dance styles all at a beginner’s level, as well as a variety of music. Singles, couples and families are invited. Dress is casual. Light, non-alcoholic refreshments will be served. Cost is $5 per person age 10 and older. For details, call Betty at 434-242-0502 or Chris at 426-6995 or visit http://www.tuckahoesquaredanceclub.com
Richmond’s iHeartRadio stations to present RVA Pet Fest June 25
June 25 2016 - West Broad Village, 9 a.m., Free
Richmond’s iHeartRadio stations will present RVA Pet Fest June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Broad Village, on the grassy field next to Keagan’s and Aloft. RVA Pet Fest features vendors from across the pet industry, demonstrations, contests, animal adoptions, a Kids’ Zone and more. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/rvapetfest
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
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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