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Henrico Teen Theatre Company to present “Happily Never After” July 29 to Aug. 1

July 29 2015 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Free
The Henrico Teen Theatre Company will present “Happily Never After” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 1 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. A marriage counselor has opened an office in the kingdom to see how famous fairy tale couples are faring, and everywhere he looks – disaster. Admission is free. Reservations are required. All ages. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

2015 Electric Football World Championships, Convention planned July 31 to Aug. 2

July 31 2015 - Three-day convention features players and enthusiasts from across the country gathering for competitive play, Times vary, Fees vary
The 2015 Electric Football World Championships and Convention will be held July 31 to Aug. 2 at the Four Points Sheraton at 4700 S. Laburnum Ave. Sponsored by Tudor Games and The Miniature Football Coaches Association with tournaments for advanced, beginner and youth players. The three-day convention features players and enthusiasts from across the country gathering for competitive play. There will be information on local, national and international electric football leagues. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 31, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 1, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2. Player fees vary. Spectators are free. Advance registration required at http://www.tudorgames.com/efwcc-15-badge.html

Southern Season to present its weekly program “Fridays Uncorked”

July 31 2015 - Sample wines from Napa Valley, 5 p.m., $15
Southern Season, 2250 Staples Mill Rd., will present its weekly program “Fridays Uncorked” with wines from Napa Valley. One of the premier Region II vineyard areas in the heat summation surveys, Napa has come alive over the last decades proving the exception to the rule with awe inspiring Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, as well as those odd Blaufrankisch, Valdigue and the like. Tickets are $15. Stop by any time from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For details, visit http://www.southernseason.com

The Rinard Family to perform at Henrico Theatre

July 31 2015 - , 7 p.m., $5
The Rinard Family will perform a collection of toe-tappin’ favorites, beloved hymns and original tunes at 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Purchase tickets ($5) at http://www.henricolive.com

Legacy Chess Academy to present Team Championships at Brookdale Imperial Plaza

August 01 2015 - Guaranteed first and second place of each section will receive trophies, 9 a.m.,
Legacy Chess Academy will present Team Championships from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Brookdale Imperial Plaza, 1717 Bellevue Ave. There will be a Scholastic Team Tournament (2 Sections, K5 and K12), an Adult Team Tournament and an Individual Open Tournament. Teams are groups of four. Winner of each section will receive cash and trophy prize that will be determined by number of participants. Guaranteed first and second place of each section will receive trophies. To register, visit http://www.meetup.com/henrico-chess-club

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class “Canning Your Summer Harvest”

August 01 2015 - , 10:30 a.m., $50
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “Canning Your Summer Harvest” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This class will cover canning (from beginning to end), freezing and drying techniques of the most popular herbs and vegetables, as well as how to store your ready-made items like salsas and sauces. Cost is $50. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

Henrico Police to host ‘Community Day’ at Western Government Center

August 01 2015 - Games, activities, food, entertainment, displays, VIN etching and more, 10 a.m., Free
The Henrico County Division of Police will host Community Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Western Government Complex at 4301 E. Parham Rd. Enjoy free games and activities throughout the day, food, entertainment, the “sidewalk of services,” VIN etching by H.E.A.T., a job fair, and demonstrations and displays from police, fire, animal protection and sheriff’s office. Learn about the Division’s latest initiative Operation Summer Heat. Community Day is also the kick off for National Night Out, taking place on the following Tuesday, Aug. 4. For details, call 501-4838 or visit http://www.henricopolice.org

Feria Community Resource Fair planned at Richmond International Raceway

August 01 2015 - Presented by Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Comcast, 10 a.m., Free
The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Comcast will host the Feria Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Richmond International Raceway. The “Feria” brings together community service providers, embassies/consulates from Latin American countries, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations that impact the Latino community, and invites attendees to learn about various services and resources available to them. Companies and organizations will be providing workshops and seminars throughout the day on various topics in Spanish such as health, business, education, family services, emergency awareness and wellness. For families, there will be activities for children, food, arts and crafts, and music. Admission is free and open to all. For details, visit http://www.vahcc.com/page/FeriaCommunityResourceFair

Ages 8-17 invited to ‘Craft Like Crazy’ on the first Monday of each month

August 03 2015 - Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 6 p.m., Free
Ages 8-17 are invited to Craft Like Crazy on the first Monday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. A different craft will be featured each month. Registration is required. Admission is free. For details, call 225-2056.

Annual Highland Springs Community National Night Out planned Tuesday

August 04 2015 - Broken Bread Ministries on S. Holly Avenue, 6 p.m., Free
The annual Highland Springs Community National Night Out will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Broken Bread Ministries, located at 506 S. Holly Ave. NNO is a unique crime/drug prevention event that promotes neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in the fight for a safer community. Admission is free. For details, call Pastor Geneva Alston at 328-2995.

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10th annual Filipino Festival coming in August


The 10th Annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 7-8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., beginning with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing with live entertainment, food and exhibits until 10 p.m. On Saturday the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full schedule of performances featuring traditional Filipino dance, music and song.

Filipino cuisine, including BBQ, pansit, lumpia, adobo, halo-halo, lechon, empanada and leche flan, will be available for purchase. The festival will also feature a children's area, church tours, exhibits, and health screenings. > Read more.

CMoR reopens at new Short Pump site

The Children’s Museum of Richmond last week opened its new Short Pump location at Short Pump Town Center, to the delight of children who attended a sneak preview of the location July 10. The new facility, located under the forthcoming LL Bean store (formerly the food court) is 8,500 square feet in size – much larger than CMoR’s former Short Pump location at West Broad Village, which opened in 2010. The new space includes The CarMax Foundation Service Station, the Silver Diner, a grocery store, a performance stage and an art studio, as well as a giant Light Bright Wall. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Henrico Police are both presenting community events tomorrow, Aug. 1. The Feria Community Resource Fair at Richmond International Raceway brings together community service providers, embassies/consulates from Latin American countries, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations that impact the Latino community. The Division of Police’s Community Day will feature demonstrations and displays from police, fire, animal protection and sheriff’s office, as well as family activities, food, entertainment and more. Other events this weekend include wine, chess and theatre! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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