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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

Virginia Repertory Theatre to present “The Golden Goose” July 8 through Aug. 7

July 08 2016 - The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, Times vary, $16
Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “The Golden Goose” July 8 through Aug. 7 at The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and shows that even the meek among us have great things to offer. Length is one hour. Suggested for ages three and up. Tickets are $16. For details, call 282-2620 or visit http://www.va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html

Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets the second, fourth Mondays of each month

July 25 2016 - E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond, 7 a.m.,
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond. Each meeting features breakfast and an interesting speaker. For details, call Pete Sizemore at 288-0999.

Alzheimer’s Association to host support group meeting for caregivers

July 26 2016 - St. Mary’s Hospital, 6 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 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital, 5801 Bremo Road, Room 163. 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.

Retail Merchants Association to host Connect@ at BES Studios in Varina

July 26 2016 - , 5 p.m., $15 to $20
The Retail Merchants Association’s signature networking event, Connect@, will meet at BES Studios at 5711 Old Osborne Tnpk. in Varina from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy light hor d’ourves and drinks, and make meaningful connections at this upbeat after-hours event. Cost is $15 for RMA members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, visit http://www.retailmerchants.com/connect-bes-studios

SPARC to present “K.C. @ Bat” at the Henrico Theatre

July 27 2016 - , 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.,
SPARC will present "K.C. @ Bat" at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre. Based on Ernest Thayer’s beloved 1888 poem, Casey at the Bat, the fictional baseball legend of Casey and the town of Mudville springs vividly to life in the present day. For details, call 652-1460 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center continues with “Ssslither! Snakes”

July 27 2016 - Topics rotate throughout the summer months, 10 a.m., Free
The Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Dr., continues with “Ssslither! Snakes” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nature center staff will open the classroom doors to visitors and share a variety of items/treasures from the nature collections. Topics rotate throughout the summer months. For details, call 652-1448.

Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with Third Eye Blind

July 27 2016 - Gates open at 5 p.m. , 6 p.m., $15+
Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with Third Eye Blind at 6 p.m. Although often lumped into the post-grunge category, Third Eye Blind sported a brighter sound than many of their late-’90s peers, taking as much influence from classic pop/rock traditions as the angst-ridden music that dominated the decade. The group scored its first hit in 1997, and after taking a break during the early 2000s, the band returned in 2009 with its fourth studio album, “Ursa Major.” Tickets start at $15. Gates open at 5 p.m. 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

Henrico Teen Theatre Company to present “Jack & The Three Sillies” July 27-30

July 27 2016 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Free
The Henrico Teen Theatre Company will present “Jack & The Three Sillies” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 27-30 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Admission is free. For reservations, call 501-5859.

Innsbrook After Hours to present “Return of the Red Eye Summer Tour”

July 28 2016 - Headlining the tour are Slightly Stoopid and SOJA, 6 p.m., $15+
Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with the “Return of the Red Eye Summer Tour.” Headlining the tour are Slightly Stoopid and SOJA. Special guests are The Grouch & Eligh and Zion I. 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

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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.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


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.
Entertainment

Good food and fun, bargain prices

Pelon’s serves up a good mix of variety, value

I first stumbled into Pelon's on a Wednesday night, lured by the promise of $2 tacos and beers. At those prices, I had assumed the place was a hole in the wall, and was pleasantly surprised by the spacious, pleasant interior.

Having spent my teen summers in Virginia Beach surfing, I also felt instantly at home amid the ocean-themed decor. From the ride-the-waves posters lining the walls and the TV displaying non-stop surfing footage, to the foosball table and enormous spools serving as tables, Pelon's is a delight for beach lovers and surfing fans. Reading the menu is part of the entertainment here, as patrons browse burrito choices that include Rip Tide, The Curl, Hawaiian Pipeline and Big Kahuna. > Read more.






 

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