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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

Henrico Theatre Company to present “Father of the Bride” July 8-24

July 08 2016 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Times vary, $8 to $10
The Henrico Theatre Company continues its 38th season with “Father of the Bride” July 8-24 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. A comedy by Caroline Francke, from the novel by Edward Streeter. Evening performances start at 8 p.m. and matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Reservations are required. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Virginia Repertory Theatre to present “The Golden Goose” July 8 through Aug. 7

July 08 2016 - The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, Times vary, $16
Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “The Golden Goose” July 8 through Aug. 7 at The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and shows that even the meek among us have great things to offer. Length is one hour. Suggested for ages three and up. Tickets are $16. For details, call 282-2620 or visit http://www.va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html

Neighborhood Block Party planned at Highland Springs HS

July 23 2016 - Music, games, prizes, free food, a bounce house, free haircuts, free medical screenings and more, 11 a.m., Free
Rebuild America and Faith Landmarks Ministries will present a Neighborhood Block Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside Hudson Gym at Highland Springs High School. There will be music, games, prizes, free food, a bounce house, free haircuts, free medical screenings, grocery giveaway, clothing giveaway and more. Rain or shine. For details, call 591-2971 or visit http://www.rebuildamerica.tv

The Academy of Kung Fu to host free women’s self-defense class

July 23 2016 - Space is limited, 1:30 p.m., Free
The Academy of Kung Fu, 8904 W. Broad St., will host a free women’s self-defense class from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The class is designed to teach women how to defend themselves against the five most common attacks they could encounter. Space is limited. To register, visit http://www.vakungfu.com or call 346-3478.

Tuckahoe Square Dance Club to host Fun Dance Night at Pinchbeck ES

July 23 2016 - Singles, couples and families are invited, 8 p.m., $5
The Tuckahoe Square Dance Club will host its Fun Dance Night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pinchbeck Elementary School, 1275 Gaskins Rd. The evening will feature western square dance, line dance and other dance styles all at a beginner’s level, as well as a variety of music. Singles, couples and families are invited. Dress is casual. Light, non-alcoholic refreshments will be served. Cost is $5 per person age 10 and older. For details, call Betty at 434-242-0502 or Chris at 426-6995 or visit http://www.tuckahoesquaredanceclub.com

VNPS Pocahontas Chapter to continue its Sunday Strolls at Dorey Park

July 24 2016 - Anyone with an interest in the native landscape is welcome, from novice to expert, 4 p.m., Free
The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will continue its Sunday Strolls at Dorey Park at 4 p.m. These twice-monthly walks are an opportunity to observe the seasonal changes in the park’s interesting and diverse native plant communities. Anyone with an interest in the native landscape is welcome, from novice to expert. Contact Trip Leader Leslie Allanson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 248-1578 to register and get details on where to meet.

Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets the second, fourth Mondays of each month

July 25 2016 - E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond, 7 a.m.,
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond. Each meeting features breakfast and an interesting speaker. For details, call Pete Sizemore at 288-0999.

Alzheimer’s Association to host support group meeting for caregivers

July 26 2016 - St. Mary’s Hospital, 6 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 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital, 5801 Bremo Road, Room 163. 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.

Retail Merchants Association to host Connect@ at BES Studios in Varina

July 26 2016 - , 5 p.m., $15 to $20
The Retail Merchants Association’s signature networking event, Connect@, will meet at BES Studios at 5711 Old Osborne Tnpk. in Varina from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy light hor d’ourves and drinks, and make meaningful connections at this upbeat after-hours event. Cost is $15 for RMA members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, visit http://www.retailmerchants.com/connect-bes-studios

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Community

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.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


There are some great events this weekend in Henrico that will take your mind off the incredible heat. Highland Springs residents are invited to a Neighborhood Block Party with music, games, food and giveaways. The Tuckahoe Square Dance Club will host a dance at Pinchbeck Elementary School. There are still a few spots left for a free women’s self-defense class at The Academy of Kung Fu. And the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will continue its Sunday Strolls at Dorey Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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