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Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer free farm tour

May 02 2016 - No registration is required, 12 p.m., Free
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer a free farm tour from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. This walking tour includes farm history, a stop by the bee hives and seeing the greenhouses that produce over 300,000 USDA Certified Organic herb and vegetable plants each year. Each adult will receive a free ice cream upon completion. This is an outdoor tour; dress accordingly. No registration is required. For details, call 262-7167 or visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

SBA Offers Boots to Business: Reboot Trainings May 2-3

May 02 2016 - Small Business Startup Training for Veterans and Spouses, 9 a.m., Free
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Richmond District Office has announced an upcoming “Boots to Business: Reboot” training opportunity on May 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The entrepreneurship training, for veterans and their spouses, is a two-day course introducing business ownership fundamentals.

During the events, participants learn the key steps of evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. The program introduces veterans and their spouses to a network of lifetime business support available through SBA’s network, including Veteran Business Outreach Centers, Small Business Development Centers and SCORE Counselors.

The events will take place at the SBA Resource Workforce Center at 121 Cedar Fork in Henrico. Register for the free event at http://boots2business.org/rebootapply or contact Marci Posey at (804) 253-8906 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage to hold plant sale May 3-4

May 03 2016 - Sale features a large selection of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables, 9 a.m., Prices vary
The Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage High School will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 3 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4. The sale features a large selection of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. Included are peppers, cucumbers, corn, watermelon, squash, asparagus and many varieties of tomato. Plant prices are: four packs $1.75; 3.5-inch pots $1; 4.5-inch pots $3; 6.5-inch pots $5; gallon perennials $8; 10-inch hanging baskets $10; 12-inch premium hanging baskets $15; and other plant prices vary. The Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage is located at 8301 Hungary Spring Rd.

Enjoy an evening of 20s tin pan alley jazz with Rumble Seat Revival at CACGA

May 06 2016 - Part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month, 7 p.m., $15 to $18
Enjoy an evening of 20s tin pan alley jazz with Rumble Seat Revival at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Rumble Seat Revival, a six-piece ensemble featuring dynamic vocals, guitar, upright bass, clarinet, cornet, accordion, washboard and ukulele, is dedicated to the reinvention and rejuvenation of pre-war American jazz made famous by legendary Tin Pan Alley writers and early 20th century tunesmiths. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Dinner and drinks are available for purchase. Tickets are $15 to $18. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

Retail Merchants Association’s May First Friday Forum to feature Chris Bossola

May 06 2016 - The Westin Richmond, 7:15 a.m., $30 to $40
The Retail Merchants Association’s May First Friday Forum will start at 7:15 a.m. at The Westin Richmond, 6631 W. Broad St. The speaker will be Chris Bossola, founder and CEO of Need Supply Co., who will present “Local Goes Global.” He will share about the evolution of the company into the global brand it is today. Tickets are $30 for RMA members and $40 for nonmembers. For details, visit http://www.retailmerchants.com/mayfirstfridayforum

Connor’s Heroes to host sixth annual Heroes Art Ball at SMV

May 06 2016 - Hundreds of items will be available at the silent auction, 7 p.m., $100
Connor’s Heroes will host the sixth annual Heroes Art Ball at 7 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. An average of 100 children come to Richmond for treatment for pediatric cancer every year and the Heroes Art Ball raises the money Connor's Heroes needs to offer support to these families. Proceeds from the Heroes Art Ball fund Heroes Bags and Backpacks, Heroes Art Sessions, and bone marrow transplant support. Money raised will also support The Connor's Heroes Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at VCU Massey Cancer Center. The evening starts with champagne and food from Champagne Taste. Hundreds of items will be available at the silent auction. Tickets are $100. For details, visit http://www.connorsheroes.org

Lavender Fields Herb Farm’s annual Spring Herb Faire planned May 6-7, 13-14

May 06 2016 - Free tours and classes, as well as special events on both Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free
Lavender Fields Herb Farm’s annual Spring Herb Faire will take place over two weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will be free tours and classes on topics such as raised bed gardening, cooking with herbs and vegetables and container gardening. Both Saturdays will feature the Gelati Celesti ice cream truck, Bob the Beekeeper, kids’ activities and face painting. The Glen Allen Ruritan Club will also be selling hamburgers and hot dogs on both Saturdays. Admission and parking are free. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to host Spring PlantFest May 6-7

May 06 2016 - Advice from experts, live music, and food/drinks for purchase, 9 a.m.,
The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Spring PlantFest will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7. The Garden’s plant sales are among the largest in the region with vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Get advice and answers to your questions from experts, plus enjoy live music and food and beverages for purchase. Presented by Garden volunteers. Admission to the plant sale is free; regular admission price to visit the Garden. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Art for the Journey to hold special art opening for OMA exhibit

May 06 2016 - St. Mary's Woods Retirement Community, 3 p.m., Free
Art for the Journey will hold a special art opening on Friday, May 6 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Mary's Woods Retirement Community, 1257 Marywood Ln. The event is for the Opening Minds Through Art program (OMA) exhibit that is on display May 2 through June 13. Art for the Journey is a Richmond nonprofit organization that promotes the well-being and healing of children and adults through creative expression, with a special focus on people who otherwise do not have such opportunities available. Come see how our OMA program is helping individuals in our community who have dementia to communicate through creating original pieces of visual art. For details, call Cindy Paullin at 543-4516 or visit http://www.artforthejourney.com

HATTBox Players at HATTheatre to present ‘Masquerade’ May 6-8

May 06 2016 - Musical that deals with the importance of bullying, advocating non-violent conflict resolutions, Times vary, $10 to $15
The HATTBox Players, a resident troupe of youth actors ages 8-18 at HATTheatre, will present “Masquerade” at 7:30 p.m. May 6-7 and at 2 p.m. May 8. This award winning show is a dynamic, contemporary musical that deals with the importance of bullying, advocating non-violent conflict resolutions. “Masquerade” follows two siblings as they traverse the social minefields found at their new school. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for youth and groups. HATTheatre is located at 1124 Westbriar Dr. For details, call 343-6364 or visit http://www.hattheatre.org

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Community

Walking MADD


Mothers Against Drunk Driving will present its annual Walk Like MADD 5k Dash/Walk on Apr. 16 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Walk Like MADD honors those killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. Funds raised support victim services and educational events in Virginia. > Read more.

FamFest planned for April 9


Henrico's Division of Recreation & Parks will host FamFest from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Deep Run Park.

The family event will begin with a giant ball drop and will feature colossal obstacle courses and mega-moon bounces as well as family "minute to win it" games and friendly competitions. Watch as the nationally-renowned Air Elite Dunkers leap their way into spring in the gym or get your groove on with music from Trademark or the dance troupe Future Shock. > Read more.
Entertainment

CAT Theatre announces its 53rd season


CAT Theatre will present four shows during its 53rd season, which begins this fall. All four shows will be Richmond-area premieres, including one world premiere by a local playwright.

The season will feature:

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, by Peter Colley – Oct. 14-29;

The Wishing Well, by Maryland playwright Jon Klein – Jan. 20-Feb. 4, 2017; > Read more.






 

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