2014 Summer Movie Express continues at Regal VCC, Short Pump July 8-9
July 08 2014 - 'The Lego Movie' (July 8) and 'Free Birds' (July 9), 10 a.m., $1
The 2014 Summer Movie Express continues at Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20 and Regal Short Pump Stadium 14. The films this week are “The Lego Movie” on July 8 and “Free Birds” on July 9. The program runs for nine weeks with select G and PG titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. throughout the summer. Tickets are $1 and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. For details, visit http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express
Senior citizens group ‘Elderberries’ to meet at the American Legion Post #244
July 09 2014 - The group meets the second Wednesday of each month, year-round, 11:30 a.m.,
Senior citizens group Elderberries will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post #244, located at 2522 Indale Rd. in Glen Allen. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month, year-round. For details, call Brenda Anderson at 672-0074.
VCU Medical Center to present ‘Finding Balance: New Technology for Knee Replacement’
July 09 2014 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 5:30 p.m., Free
VCU Medical Center will present the seminar “Finding Balance: New Technology for Knee Replacement” at 5:30 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Learn more about sensor-assisted knee replacement surgery and how the technology is helping to improve outcomes for patients with knee implants and replacements. The seminar is free and open to the public. Register online at http://www.vcuhealth.org/seminars
Tweens, teens invited to create a simple sock critter at Dumbarton Library
July 09 2014 - Socks provided, but your favorite stray is welcome, 6:30 p.m., Free
Tweens and teens are invited to create a simple sock critter at 6:30 p.m. at Dumbarton Library, 6800 Staples Mill Rd. Socks provided, but your favorite stray is welcome. For details, call 290-9400 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center begins with sharks
July 09 2014 - Topics rotate throughout the summer months, 10 a.m., Free
The Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Dr., begins with “Predators of the Sea: Sharks” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nature center staff will open the classroom doors to visitors and share a variety of items/treasures from the nature collections. Topics rotate throughout the summer months. For details, call 262-5055 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Fairfield Middle School Fresh Market to be held every Wednesday at the school
July 09 2014 - All produce is grown in the school's garden using organic practices, 4 p.m.,
The Fairfield Middle School Fresh Market will be held every Wednesday at the school, 5121 Nine Mile Rd., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., through Aug. 13. All produce is grown in the school's garden using organic practices. The effort is led by students.
Willow Lawn’s community event ‘Mommy & Me and Daddies Too’ continues
July 09 2014 - Featuring Rolie Polie Guacamole, 10 a.m., Free
The Shops at Willow Lawn’s community event Mommy & Me and Daddies Too continues with Rolie Polie Guacamole from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. outside on the plaza. Enjoy a morning out with live entertainment, crafts, games and programs designed to enhance parent's interaction with their children. The program continues on the second Wednesday of each month. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.willowlawn.com
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to present Flowers After 5, Fidos After 5
July 10 2014 - Stroll through the gardens and enjoy wine, music and dining al fresco, 5 p.m., $7 to $11
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through August. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy wine, music and dining al fresco. There will also be family activities; water play is open until 8 p.m. The second Thursday of each month is Fidos After 5, where leashed pets are admitted. A $2 suggested pet admission benefits the Richmond SPCA. Garden admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for children ages 3-12. For details, call 262-9887 or visit http://www.lewisginter.org
Henrico County Community Author Showcase to present author Elizabeth Rogers
July 10 2014 - She will share her book 'Yankee Gold' at Twin Hickory Library, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a new program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Elizabeth Rogers will share her book “Yankee Gold” at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/authorshowcase
All ages, abilities invited to a Bluegrass Coffeehouse jam session at Dorey Rec
July 10 2014 - Children must be accompanied by an adult; acoustic only, 7 p.m., Free
All ages and abilities are invited to a Bluegrass Coffeehouse jam session from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dorey Recreation Center, 7200 Dorey Park Dr. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Acoustic only. Admission is free. For details, call 795-2334 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.
The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.
The Western Henrico Rotary Club installed its new officers and directors for the 2014-15 year at its June 30 meeting.
The new officers are: Stuart P. Myers – president; Lee Muckey – president-elect; John Strotmeyer – vice president; Johnny Alga – secretary; Doug Westmoreland – treasurer; and Bill Sossong – sergeant-at-arms. The directors are: Adam Cherry (immediate past president), Michael Binns, Jim Brooks, Ryan Davis, Bob Glasser, Clint Ray, Ken Strickler, Darren Waggoner and Doug Westmoreland. Rotary International District 7600 Area Governor Jeff Hawkins visited the club at its meeting at the Westwood Club to install the new slate of leaders. > Read more.
Association officials will present a check to the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) during the event. The GAYAA raised money by selling special camouflage hats and t-shirts to benefit the area’s wounded veterans and support VWWP’s ongoing efforts. > Read more.
Don’t party too hard on the Fourth because a whole weekend of fun events await! Enjoy a classy date night without the kids at James River Cellars Winery’s second annual Smoke and Vine Festival. Another date night option is at the Richmond Funny Bone, where comedian April Macie will perform all weekend. The kids have their own options this weekend as well. Choose from storytime at Tuckahoe and Twin Hickory libraries or family-oriented karaoke at Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House – I hear they have hits from Disney’s “Frozen.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
This weekend has something for everyone in your family – whether it’s improv comedy with ComedySportz or West End Comedy, or an inspirational concert from the Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company! Families will also enjoy music, games and crafts at Hidden Creek Park or reading to a therapy dog at Glen Allen Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarThe film “Turbo” will play at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. July 11 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 12 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd.… Full text