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CharacterWorks to present ‘A Little Princess’ May 21-24 at CACGA

May 21 2015 - A musical version of the classic tale made famous by the 1939 Shirley Temple movie, Times vary,
CharacterWorks (formerly CYT Richmond) will present a musical version of the classic tale made famous by the 1939 Shirley Temple movie, “A Little Princess,” May 21-24 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. “A Little Princess” is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett and has been honored by School Library Journal as one of the “Top 100 Chapter Books” of all time. Performance times are 7 p.m. May 21-23 and 2 p.m. May 23-24. For details, visit http://www.cworkstheater.org

11th annual Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival planned in Varina

May 23 2015 - 5 acres of pick-your-own strawberries for sale, live music, kids' play area, hay rides and more, 10 a.m., Free
The 11th annual Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Berry Patch, 3622 Darbytown Ct. in Varina. The festival features five acres of pick-your-own strawberries for sale, live music, food and craft vendors, play areas for children, hay rides, pony rides and more. Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com

Ruritan Clubs of Eastern Henrico, Glendale, Varina to sponsor a Memorial Day Service

May 25 2015 - Following the ceremony, there will be a free luncheon for the public at the Glendale Ruritan Hall, 10 a.m., Free
The Ruritan Clubs of Eastern Henrico, Glendale and Varina will sponsor a Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m. at the Glendale National Cemetery on Willis Church Road. Varina High School ROTC and the Henrico County Police Honor Guard will provide their services. Following the ceremony, there will be a free luncheon for the public at the Glendale Ruritan Hall located at 6188 Charles City Rd.

Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday set for May 25-31

May 25 2015 - Batteries, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, bungee cords and rope, duct tape and more, ,
The Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will take place May 25-31. The sales tax holiday enables you to purchase qualifying hurricane preparedness merchandise (batteries, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, bungee cords and rope, duct tape, bottled water, cell phone chargers, first aid kits, portable generators, inverters and more) tax free from all retailers who keep these items in stock. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/k9gyogo

HCPS Special Education Advisory Committee to meet at Brookland MS

May 26 2015 - , 6:30 p.m., Free
Henrico County Public Schools’ Special Education Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the library at Brookland Middle School. For details, call Paulette Smith Cook at 869-1430.

PRSA-Richmond to meet at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club

May 27 2015 - Topic: blogging, 12 p.m.,
The Public Relations Society of America-Richmond will meet from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, 1700 Lakeside Ave. Come hear experts from both the corporate and personal blogging perspectives and learn how the format has evolved, along with opportunities to capitalize on this messaging space. Cost is free for members, $40 for nonmembers and $15 for nonmember students. To register, visit http://www.prsarichmond.org

Alzheimer’s Association to host support group for caregivers at Chickahominy YMCA

May 28 2015 - , 1 p.m., Free
Each month, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter conducts support group meetings to provide the community with an opportunity to meet for mutual support and to exchange coping skills. A group for caregivers will meet at 1 p.m. at Chickahominy YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Rd. For details, call Connie Tucker at 241-2056.

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Fairfield Library

May 28 2015 - Mechelle Esparza-Harris will share her children’s book 'Raja’s College Life', 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. Mechelle Esparza-Harris will share her children’s book “Raja’s College Life” at Fairfield Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Richmond Women’s Chorus to present ‘Let Freedom Sing’ at Henrico Theatre

May 29 2015 - With special guest Susan Greenbaum, 8 p.m., $10
The Richmond Women's Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Lynn Atkins, will present “Let Freedom Sing,” with special guest Susan Greenbaum, at 8 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets start at $10. For details, visit http://www.monumentcitymusic.org

American Legion Post 125 to host dances every Friday, Saturday

May 29 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.

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Community

Holman student named Miss Va. Coed Junior Teen


Holman Middle School student Victoria Nguyen recently was named Miss Virginia American Coed Junior Teen after competing in the Miss Virginia American Coed pageant in Williamsburg. She was the youngest competitor in her division. Nguyen now will advance to represent Virginia at the 2015 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant at Walt Disney World in Florida in November. > Read more.

Companion Extraordinaire to honor veterans May 14

Companion Extraordinaire Home Care and Skilled Services will be honoring veterans and current military members May 14 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at 5311 Lakeside Avenue.

Companion Extraordinaire dedicated a hall in its new Lakeside office as a “Wall of Honor” and will be presenting 13 military service men and women with certificates as well as placing their service photos on the wall.
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Deep Bottom trail enhanced


The James River Association and Henrico County partnered April 25 to improve a primitive hiking trail at Deep Bottom Park in Eastern Henrico County. Alumni from St. Christopher’s School volunteered to improve the primitive trail that runs alongside Four Mile Creek, a tributary of the James River. The volunteers removed overgrowth and resurfaced the trail with mulch to improve accessibility.

The park has a boat ramp and canoe launch and is a popular destination for paddling, fishing, and other recreational activities. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10


Relax this holiday weekend with Fridays Uncorked at Southern Season – taste wines from the Roman Empire! Or at James River Cellars who is hosting “Experience Virginia” – sample Virginia wine, beer, cider and mead. And what goes better with wine than strawberries – an annual tradition in Varina, the Gallmeyer Farms’ Strawberry Fields Festival is tomorrow. Other fun happenings this weekend include: “A Little Princess” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen; weekly dance at American Legion Post 125; and National Theatre Live’s “Man and Superman” at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

CAT Theatre announces 2015-16 schedule, new partnership

Final performance of 2015 season – ‘Quartet’ – starts this week

CAT Theatre’s final show of its 51st season – Quartet by Ronald Harwood – will open May 22 and run through June 6. It will be the show’s Richmond-area premiere.

The theatre also announced its four-show schedule for its 52nd season, which will begin in October and continue into June 2016, and announced a new partnership with The Bifocals Theatre Project, an outreach program into senior communities in the Richmond region. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s a beautiful weekend to spend outdoors and Henrico has many options to choose from! The 31st annual Lebanese Food Festival begins today on the grounds of St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church. The MISS Foundation’s Kindness Walk is tomorrow, as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides Walk. Take a Sunday Stroll at Dorey Park with the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society or raise money for the March of Dimes at the March for Babies in Innsbrook. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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