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

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.

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

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Fairfield Library

August 25 2016 - Iris Bolling will share her book “The Heart Series”, 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. Iris Bolling will share her book “The Heart Series” at Fairfield Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors

Lewis Ginter to present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through September

August 25 2016 - Enjoy live music from Reflections Big Band, 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 Reflections Big Band, 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

J.R. Tucker HS Drama Boosters to hold silent auction at Crossroads Art Center

August 25 2016 - Proceeds benefit the theatre department's trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, 6 p.m., $10
J.R. Tucker High School Drama Boosters will hold a silent auction from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Rd. Items up for bid include sports tickets, weekend getaways, restaurant gift certificates, spa treatments, jewelry, photography packages and more. Proceeds benefit the theatre department who has been selected for the second time in three years to perform at the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Fewer than 50 schools are selected each year from across the US and Canada. Tucker’s last performance earned a nomination for the Freedom of Expression Award from Amnesty International. Light appetizers included. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at https://squareup.com/store/jrtshoestringplayers

American Legion Post 233 to host Music Jam every fourth Thursday of the month

August 25 2016 - Anyone is welcome to play or sing, 6 p.m., Free
The American Legion Post 233, 8088 Recreation Rd., will host a country/gospel/bluegrass Music Jam at 6 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month. Anyone is welcome to play or sing. Admission is free. Food and drinks are available. Doors open at 5 p.m.

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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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