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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

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

Bon Air Baptist Church’s annual free July Concert Series continues

July 12 2014 - American Youth Harp Ensemble, 7 p.m., Free
Bon Air Baptist Church’s annual free July Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. with the American Youth Harp Ensemble. This nationally and internationally recognized group of students ages five to 18 study, rehearse and perform in ensembles differentiated by their levels of musical proficiency. Preschool childcare is provided. For details, call 272-1475 or visit http://www.bonairbaptist.org

Jammin’ on the James concert series at Wilton House Museum continues

July 12 2014 - Featuring Tom Cunningham Orchestra, 6 p.m., Free
The Jammin’ on the James concert series at Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Rd., will feature the Tom Cunningham Orchestra from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on Wilton’s scenic terrace overlooking the James River. There will also be complimentary tours and children’s activities. Rain or shine. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. For details, visit http://www.wiltonhousemuseum.org/events

Belmont Rec Center to host ‘Old Time’ music on the third Tuesday of the month

July 15 2014 - All ages invited; children must be accompanied by an adult, 7 p.m., Free
Visit Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Rd., on the third Tuesday of the month for “Old Time” music. This jam session (acoustic only) will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All ages invited; children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free. For details, call 262-4924.

Division of Recreation and Parks to present its 43rd annual summer concert

July 15 2014 - Glen Allen High School, 7 p.m., Free
Enjoy the best of the big band sound as the Division of Recreation and Parks presents its 43rd annual summer concert featuring The Continentals at 7 p.m. at Glen Allen High School. Admission is free. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec


Community

Agencies combine on new entry point to Chickahominy


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.

Western Henrico Rotary installs new officers


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.

Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association to salute military members June 7

The Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association (GAYAA) will honor members of the military as part of an event at Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park in Glen Allen on Saturday, June 7 at 12:30 p.m.

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.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


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.

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


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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