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Dumbarton, Twin Hickory, Fairfield libraries to host Teen Open Mic Nights Aug. 13, 19, 21

August 13 2014 - Line-up is first-come, first-served, 6:30 p.m., Free
The following libraries will host Teen Open Mic Nights: Dumbarton – Aug. 13; Twin Hickory – Aug. 19; and Fairfield – Aug. 21. Come perform for a live audience and bring your best dance moves, music, poetry or other hidden talent to share. Line-up is first-come, first-served. Register at http://www.henricolibrary.org or call the participating library.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to present Flowers After 5 on Thursdays through Aug.

August 21 2014 - Stroll through the gardens and enjoy wine, music and dining al fresco, 5 p.m., $8 to $12
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. Garden admission is $8 to $12. For details, call 262-9887 or visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Fairfield Library to host the final Teen Open Mic Night

August 21 2014 - Line-up is first-come, first-served, 6:30 p.m.,
Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave., will host the final Teen Open Mic Night at 6:30 p.m. Come perform for a live audience and bring your best dance moves, music, poetry or other hidden talent to share. Line-up is first-come, first-served. Register at http://www.henricolibrary.org or call 290-9300.

Program on elder law, estate planning planned at The Village at ManorCare

August 21 2014 - Register by Aug. 18, 12 p.m., Free
Have your questions answered about elder law, estate planning and veteran’s aid and attendance at a workshop from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at The Village at ManorCare, 2125 Hilliard Rd. The Lunch & Learn program will be presented by Phoebe Hall, of Hall & Hall, PLC. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Register by Aug. 18 by calling 266-9666.

Hear from ‘Sciencetellers’ at Varina, Twin Hickory Library

August 21 2014 - Sciencetellers combine storytelling, comedy and exciting science experiments, 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.,
Hear from “Sciencetellers” at 3:30 p.m. at Varina Library and at 7 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library. Sciencetellers combine storytelling, comedy and exciting science experiments into a dynamic and highly interactive learning experience for elementary age school children. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Take a tour of the barn at Dorey Recreation Center with Farmer Sheila

August 21 2014 - Sing farm songs, make a cow craft and more, 11 a.m., Free
Visit the barn at Dorey Recreation Center, 7200 Dorey Park Dr., at 11 a.m. for a tour with Farmer Sheila. Sing farm songs, make a cow craft and walk through a hay bale obstacle course. Admission is free. For details, call 225-2056 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Innsbrook After Hours to present Scotty McCreery at Innsbrook Pavilion

August 21 2014 - Gates open at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., $20
Innsbrook After Hours will present Scotty McCreery at 6 p.m. at the Snagajob Innsbrook Pavilion. Gates open at 5 p.m. General admission is $20. For details, visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com

Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House to host family-friendly karaoke on Fridays

August 22 2014 - , 6 p.m.,
Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House, 4502 W. Broad St., will host family-oriented karaoke every Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A wide variety of songs, including Disney’s “Frozen,” can be searched from your mobile phone via the website, http://mobile.2hypemc.com Even.t is free. For details, call 358-8812.

HCPL to offer free admission to CMoR-Central for completing Summer Reading Club

August 22 2014 - Choose from one of two sessions, Times vary, Free
Celebrate finishing your Summer Reading Club goal with free admission to the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central, 2626 W. Broad St. Space is limited. Choose from Session I: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or Session II: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Walkerton Tavern to host Family Game Night

August 22 2014 - Indoor and outdoor games for the whole family, 6 p.m., Free
Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Rd., will host a Family Game Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy an evening playing indoor and outdoor games with the family. Admission is free. For details, 261-6898 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

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Community

Rotary donates to ‘Bright Beginnings’

The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


There are several fun events planned for families this weekend. CMoR Central will offer free admission to those who have completed their HCPL Summer Reading Club goal; Walkerton Tavern is hosting a family game night; and family-friendly karaoke will take place at Aunt Sarah’s. Families can also get Movin’ & Groovin’ at Dorey Park or purchase children’s books at Tuckahoe Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

‘Planes’ sequel crashes

‘Fire and Rescue’ proves too predictable, boring

Planes: Fire and Rescue opens with a dedication to the hero firefighters of the world. It’s an admirable notion, and it makes sense, given that this is a film about planes that fight fires.

But here it might be a little out of place, as Planes: Fire and Rescue has a few things on its mind besides supporting the men and women who routinely throw themselves into burning buildings.

Like money. Lots and lots of money – into the 11-figures-and-counting range. In case you weren’t aware, 2006’s Cars was the biggest moneymaker Disney had in decades – not because of how much green the film printed at the box office, but because a combination of toys, games and snack foods stamped with the Cars seal of approval routinely pulls in tens of billions of dollars per year. > Read more.

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