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Twin Hickory Park will host ‘April Showers: A Celebration of Spring’

April 18 2015 - Crafts, music, storytelling and games, as well as exhibits and activities led by Henrico Extension, 1 p.m., Free
Twin Hickory Park will host “April Showers: A Celebration of Spring” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Explore spring weather and the local flora and fauna. There will be crafts, music, storytelling and games, as well as exhibits and activities led by Henrico Extension. Crafts include a rain gauge for your garden, cork sailboats, and spring foliage door decor. Other exhibitors include Henrico County Public Library, Henrico County Public Schools, and Keep Henrico Beautiful. Admission is free. For details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Young Life Richmond West End 5k planned in Innsbrook

April 18 2015 - Proceeds provide financial assistance for students wishing to attend Young Life camp, 8 a.m.,
The Young Life Richmond West End 5k will start at 8 a.m. in Innsbrook at North Shore Commons. Young Life in Richmond’s West End has over 30 volunteer leaders building relationships with students in six high schools in the county: Deep Run, Godwin, Freeman, Glen Allen, Hermitage and Tucker. All race entry fees and additional donations will be used for providing financial assistance to students wishing to attend Young Life camp this summer. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/nyh5xxw

Shady Grove Coffeehouse to present David Mallett, George Turman

April 18 2015 - Net proceeds benefit Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 8 p.m., $15 to $17
The Shady Grove Coffeehouse at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 11105 Cauthorne Rd., continues its 14th season with award-winning singer-songwriter David Mallett and Richmond folk favorite George Turman at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 to $17. Net proceeds benefit UUCC. For details, call 323-4288 or visit http://www.shadygrovecoffeehouse.com

ECPI University to host a Campus Discovery Day open house at all Richmond campuses

April 18 2015 - See interactive demonstrations, tour the campuses, meet with faculty and staff and more, 10 a.m., Free
ECPI University, including its College of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute will host a Campus Discovery Day open house at all campus locations in Richmond from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to see interactive demonstrations, tour the campuses, meet with faculty and staff and more. For details, visit http://www.ecpi.edu

Alpha Dog Club to host an American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR workshop

April 18 2015 - Dogs don’t attend, petequins are used, 9 a.m., $60
Alpha Dog Club, located at 8931 Patterson Ave., will host an American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The class will use lecture, video, discussion and practice to learn treating wounds, preparing for disasters, controlling bleeding, snout resuscitation, managing breathing and cardiac emergencies and more. Dogs don’t attend, petequins are used. Cost is $60. To register, visit http://www.alphadogclub.com

Third annual Virginia Firefighter Games planned at Short Pump Town Center

April 18 2015 - Firefighting competition, equipment demos, emergency vehicles, play area and more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free
The third annual Virginia Firefighter Games will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Short Pump Town Center, in the parking lot between Dick’s Sporting Goods and Macy’s. The event will feature a firefighting competition, equipment demonstrations, more than 25 emergency vehicles, a children’s play area with inflatable games, live music and food. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.vafiregames.org

Support Prevent Child Abuse Virginia at the ‘Gold Festival on Broad’

April 19 2015 - Food, beer, live entertainment by Honky Tonk Heroes, vendors, children’s activities and more, 1 p.m., Free
Support Prevent Child Abuse Virginia at the Gold Festival on Broad from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Gold’s Gym Plaza at West Tower. Enjoy food, beer, live entertainment by Honky Tonk Heroes, vendors, children’s activities, educational classes, a fitness expo and more. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.goldsgymplaza.com

Innsbrook Executives’ Breakfast Series continues at the Hilton Garden Inn Innsbrook

April 20 2015 - Speaker: Mark Fernandes, chief leadership officer with Luck Companies, 7:15 a.m., $30
The Innsbrook Executives’ Breakfast Series continues at 7:15 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn at Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Rd. Mark Fernandes, chief leadership officer with Luck Companies, will discuss the value of branding. Admission is $30. The breakfast series takes place on the third Monday of each month. For details, call Sandy Kuhn at 864-3756 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Richmond Apartment Owners’ ‘Think Tank’ group to meet at Martin’s on Three Chopt

April 21 2015 - The group will discuss advertising and filling vacancies, 12 p.m., Free
The Richmond Apartment Owners’ “Think Tank” group will meet at 12 p.m. on the second floor of Martin’s, located at 7035 Three Chopt Rd. The group will discuss advertising and filling vacancies. The Think Tank meets on the third Tuesday of each month and is free to attend. The meeting provides a casual setting where ideas, policies and procedures relating to the apartment industry are exchanged. RAOA members only. For details, visit http://www.richmondapartmentowners.com

Eleone Dance Theatre to perform at CACGA April 22-23

April 22 2015 - The company embodies exceptional artistry and has a diverse repertoire of works , Times vary, $10 to $20
The Eleone Dance Theatre will perform at 7 p.m. April 22 and at 10 a.m. April 23 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. The company embodies exceptional artistry and has a diverse repertoire of works that are contemporary, modern, spiritual, rhythm and blues, African, as well as hip-hop in theme. Tickets are $20 on Wednesday and $10 on Thursday. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

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Community

Local couple wins wedding at Lewis Ginter


Richmonders Jim Morgan and Dan Stackhouse were married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Mar. 7 month after winning the Say I Do! With OutRVA wedding contest in February. The contest was open to LGBT couples in recognition of Virginia’s marriage equality law, which took effect last fall. The wedding included a package valued at $25,000.

Morgan and Stackhouse, who became engaged last fall on the day marriage equality became the law in Virginia, have been together for 16 years. They were selected from among 40 couples who registered for the contest. The winners were announced at the Say I Do! Dessert Soiree at the Renaissance in Richmond in February. > Read more.

Fourth-annual Healy Gala planned


The Fourth Annual Healy Gala will be held Saturday, Apr. 11, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The event was created to honor Michael Healy, a local businessman and community leader who died suddenly in June 2011, and to endow the Mike Healy Scholarship (through the Glen Allen Ruritan Club), which benefits students of Glen Allen High School.

Healy served as the chairman of Glen Allen Day for several years and helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations. > Read more.

Ruritan Club holding Brunswick stew sale


The Richmond Battlefield Ruritan Club is holding a Brunswick stew sale, with orders accepted through March 13 and pick-up available March 14. The cost is $8 per quart.

Pick-up will be at noon, March 14, at the Richmond Heights Civic Center, 7440 Wilton Road in Varina.

To place an order, call Mike at (804) 795- 7327 or Jim at (804) 795-9116. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


There are several fun events this weekend taking place outside including the third annual Virginia Firefighter Games at Short Pump Town Center; Twin Hickory Park’s “April Showers: A Celebration of Spring” event; the Young Life Richmond West 5k in Innsbrook; and the Gold Festival on Broad which benefits Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. Fingers crossed for no rain! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


The University of Richmond will host its annual Global Family Concert this weekend – a free, family friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances. Country music fans can head to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for “An Evening of Country” featuring The Honky Tonk Experience. Enjoy the spring weather at Meadow Farm for “Sheep to Shawl” or join the Henrico Hiking Club at James River Park. 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.

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