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

Bifocals at CAT Theatre to hold auditions for the 2016-17 season Aug. 22-24

August 22 2016 - Directors are looking for men and women 50 and older to fill a total of 21 roles in four one-act light-hearted plays, Times vary, Free
Bifocals at CAT Theatre will hold auditions for the 2016-17 season at 10 a.m. on Aug. 22; noon on Aug. 23; and 2 p.m. on Aug. 24 at CAT Theatre, 319 North Wilkinson Rd. Directors Una Harrison, Cindy Yuoconis, Michelle Black and H. Lynn Smith are looking for men and women 50 and older to fill a total of 21 roles in four one-act light-hearted plays. Actors can choose to prepare a one- to two-minute monologue and/or to read from the scripts. Actors are paid. For details, contact Alison Eichler at 338-8225 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit http://www.cattheatre.com

Upcycled Lab: Printmaking and Stamping at Varina Library Aug. 23, 25

August 23 2016 - Participants should plan to attend both days, 2 p.m., Free
Express your creativity by making screen prints and stamps with upcycled materials at Varina Library at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 and 25. Participants should plan to attend both days. Register online at http://www.henricolibrary.com or call 501-1980.

Fairfield Library to host Summer Finale Party

August 24 2016 - , 2 p.m., Free
Fairfield Library will host a Summer Finale Party with cool treats and lots of fun at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfield Library. For details, call 501-1930.

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class “Raised Bed Gardening”

August 24 2016 - , 10:30 a.m., $12
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “Raised Bed Gardening” from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The class covers the selection of materials, what and how much to grow, and a quick overview of the difference between traditional gardening and raised bed gardening. Tour the garden to discuss several different building options and placement ideas. Cost is $12. Register online at http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

North Park Library to host The Great Water Balloon Dodge

August 24 2016 - , 1 p.m., Free
North Park Library will host The Great Water Balloon Dodge at 1 p.m. All ages. This is an outdoor event guaranteed to get you wet. For details, call 501-1970.

Alzheimer’s Association to host support group meeting for caregivers

August 25 2016 - Chickahominy YMCA, 1 p.m., Free
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter will host a support group meeting for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's or dementia at 1 p.m. at Chickahominy YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Road, Sandston. The meeting is designed to provide an opportunity for participants to meet for mutual support and to exchange coping skills. For details, call (804) 967-2580.

Institute for Real Estate Management Chapter 38 (IREM) to meet at Country Club of VA

August 25 2016 - Topic: The state of the economy, 8 a.m., $35 to $45
The Institute for Real Estate Management Chapter 38 (IREM) will meet from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Country Club of Virginia, 6031 St. Andrew’s Ln., for a panel discussion between experts in multiple fields on the state of local, state and national economy and how legislation on all levels might affect the economies. Additional topics to include federal rates and the upcoming election. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. To register online, visit http://www.centralvairem38.com

Henricus to host Discovery Days Program Series for children 3-10

August 25 2016 - Register by Aug. 22, 10 a.m.,
Children ages 3-10 are invited to learn about 17th-century songs and games during the Henricus Discovery Days Program Series from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Henricus Historical Park. Listen to colonial songs and explore the site. There will also be hands-on activities including making a small musical instrument and playing English and Indian children’s games. Register by Aug. 22 to 318-8797. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org

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

August 25 2016 - , 7:30 a.m., Free
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

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Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

County plans Fourth of July event


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.
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