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Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Tuckahoe Library

September 03 2015 - Alice O’Hanlon will share her book “Tales of the Lioness”, 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. Alice O’Hanlon will share her book “Tales of the Lioness” at Tuckahoe Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Nature photographer, author Jim Fowler to attend Pocahontas Chapter of VNPS meeting

September 03 2015 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 7 p.m., Free
Nature photographer and book author Jim Fowler will bring his knowledge and exceptional pictures to the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society meeting at 7 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. He will talk about the Flora of the Green Swamp in North Carolina. The program is free and open to the public. A short business meeting will follow the presentation. For details, visit http://www.pocahontaschapter-vnps.org

Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at The Place at Innsbrook

September 03 2015 - , 7:30 a.m.,
The Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at The Place at Innsbrook. For details, visit http://www.innsbrookrotary.org

“Hairspray” (PG) to play at Henrico Theatre Sept. 4-5

September 04 2015 - Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door, Times vary, $1
The movie “Hairspray” (PG) will play at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491.

American Legion Post 125 to hold a dance with live band every Friday, Saturday

September 04 2015 - All dances are open to the public, 8 p.m., $7 to $8
American Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will hold a dance with a live band every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee are provided; drinks are available for purchase. All dances are open to the public. Cost is $7 on Fridays and $8 on Saturdays and benefits American Legion Post 125, a nonprofit veterans organization. For details, call 716-0800.

18th annual Va. Volleyball Showcase planned at Richmond Volleyball Club Sept. 4-5

September 04 2015 - The showcase will bring 54 area teams together to compete for bragging rights, Times vary,
The 18th annual Virginia Volleyball Showcase will take place Sept. 4-5 at the Richmond Volleyball Club, 2921 Byrdhill Rd. The showcase will bring 54 area teams together to compete for bragging rights. For details, call Skip Weston at 400-9758 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Retail Merchants Association’s Economic Forecast Breakfast planned at The Westin Richmond

September 04 2015 - Speaker: Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 7:15 a.m.,
The Retail Merchants Association’s Economic Forecast Breakfast will present Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Lacker will share his expert perspective about the economy and what the future may hold. The Economic Forecast follows a similar format to the First Friday Forum series with coffee and networking, followed by breakfast and the presentation. The breakfast will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at The Westin Richmond, 6631 W. Broad St. To register, visit http://www.retailmerchants.com

Bikram Hot Yoga’s West End location to hold event for nonprofit SpeakUp

September 05 2015 - Feature a discussion and Q&A session on how yoga can help people with anxiety and depression, 12:30 p.m., $50
Bikram Hot Yoga’s West End location at 3621 Cox Rd. will hold an event from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to build awareness and financial support for SpeakUp (the CKG Foundation), an organization that fights depression stigmas and symptoms. The event will feature a discussion and Q&A session on how yoga can help people with anxiety and depression, and a demonstration focusing on the most helpful Bikram Yoga postures. Minimum donation is $50. For details, visit http://www.BikramYogaRichmond.com

Richmond Nat’l Battlefield Park to present a special event focusing on Malvern Hill Sept. 5-6

September 05 2015 - Military events that occurred during the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War, Times vary, Free
Richmond National Battlefield Park will present a special event focusing on Malvern Hill during the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War on Sept. 5-6. The program will feature authors and historians speaking on the military events that occurred in the area during those three conflicts, living history volunteers portraying soldiers of each war and firing demonstrations showing the weapons and equipment of each period. All events are free. For a complete schedule of activities, visit http://www.nps.gov/rich

Opportunity Toastmasters to meet at Shoney’s Restaurant

September 07 2015 - Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month, 7 p.m.,
Opportunity Toastmasters will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Shoney’s Restaurant, 7101 Staples Mill Rd. Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month. For details, call David Robinson at 833-3351.

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Emily Francis (left) of Richmond Green Drinks and Cary Jamieson of The Steward School checked out the cherry tomato crop Aug. 20 at the school's Bryan Innovation Lab following a visit by members of Green Drinks. Jamieson, director of the Bryan Innovation Lab, was among the speakers who pointed out various sustainable features of the building and its surroundings, including geothermal, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy systems, as well as rain gardens and large storage cisterns (like the one pictured) to minimize groundwater pollution. > Read more.

Canterbury Recreation Association ‘wins’ the ‘Dunk Hunger’ drive


For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.

CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.

“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.
Entertainment

‘Uncanny Valley’ coming to HATTheatre


5th Wall Theatre will present “Uncanny Valley” by Thomas Gibbons at HATTheatre, 1124 Westbriar Dr., Sept. 10 through Oct. 3. Starring award-winning actors Jacqueline Jones and Alexander Sapp, and directed by Morrie Piersol. Talkbacks will follow select performances. > Read more.






 

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