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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

Henrico Community Band to perform at Deep Run Park

June 30 2016 - There will not be a rain date, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Deep Run Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening in the park at the Nature Pavilion listening to your favorite band music. Admission is free. In case of inclement weather, the concert may be canceled. There will not be a rain date. For details, call 501-5138.

Lewis Ginter to present Flowers After 5 on Thursdays through Sept.

June 30 2016 - Enjoy live music from The Garcia Jazz Trio, 5 p.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through September. Stroll through the gardens, enjoy live music from The Garcia Jazz Trio, family activities, wine and beer, dining and shopping. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month for Fidos After 5 where leashed pets are allowed. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

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

June 30 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

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

July 01 2016 - 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.

Saturday Family Movie at Varina Library to feature “The Absent-Minded Professor”

July 02 2016 - , 2 p.m., Free
The Saturday Family Movie at Varina Library, 1875 New Market Rd., will be Disney’s 1961 film, “The Absent-Minded Professor,” starring Fred McMurray. A college professor creates havoc when he invents “flubber” to help the college basketball team win the championship. It is rated G and runs 97 minutes. The movie will start at 2 p.m. For details, call 501-1980.

Anthony Snape, with special guest Jess Labus, to perform at The Tin Pan

July 02 2016 - , 7:30 p.m., $15 to $20
Anthony Snape, with special guest Jess Labus, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Snape’s latest solo release, “Resonate,” was crowd-funded and raised an incredible $26,000 in 30 days. He’s been known to release new songs directly to his online fan base. “Pictures” beautifully captures this emotive spontaneity. Snape, inspired by Instagram, wrote, recorded, shot, edited and released the “Pictures” recording and music clip in just two weeks. Labus’ most current and pressing project is the launch of her newest album, “People Are Staring,” which she is currently launching a Pledge Music Campaign to fund. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com

Innsbrook Foundation, Innsbrook Rotary to present first “Innsbrook Taste of Virginia”

July 02 2016 - Food festival showcasing delicious dishes from local restaurants, each competing for the honorary “Taste of Virginia” title, 3:30 p.m.,
The Innsbrook Foundation and Innsbrook Rotary will present the first Innsbrook Taste of Virginia, a food festival showcasing delicious dishes from local restaurants, each competing for the honorary “Taste of Virginia” title, as well as awards for other significant categories. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. with the tastings and competition from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and fireworks around 9:15 p.m. to end the day. There will also be a Kidzone with two moon bounces, vendors and live music. Proceeds support FeedMore. Rain date is July 3. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.innsbrook.com/event/innsbrook-taste-of-virginia

“Red, White, and Lights” Fourth of July Celebration planned at Meadow Farm

July 04 2016 - New event this year features the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities, 4:30 p.m., Free
Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park. The free event begins at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. A Henrico County 4th of July Celebration has taken place annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time, expanded hours, and be highlighted by new entertainment. The Richmond Symphony and laser-light show will mark the finale of the event. The symphony will perform under “The Big Tent,” a state-of-the-art mobile stage that allows the orchestra to take its music out into the local communities. Red, White, and Lights is sponsored by Henrico County and Genworth. For details, visit http://www.henrico.us/calendar/red-white-lights

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to host annual CarMax Free Fourth of July celebration

July 04 2016 - All visitors will receive free admission throughout the day, 9 a.m., Free
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host its annual CarMax Free Fourth of July celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All visitors will receive free admission throughout the day. Activities in the Children’s Garden from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. include live music and a parade around the Children’s Garden at 2 p.m. Guests are invited to wear red, white and blue and decorate wagons and strollers. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

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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.
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Weekend Top 10


Celebrate Independence Day in Henrico! The county’s annual event is new and improved this year with a later start time, expanded hours and new entertainment, including the Richmond Symphony and a laser light show. Lewis Ginter is also offering free admission all day. On Saturday, check out the first annual Innsbrook Taste of Virginia, the family movie at Varina Library or Anthony Snape and special guest Jess Labus at The Tin Pan. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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