James River Cellars Winery to host Fridays on the Patio

August 26 2016 - There will be live music from The Ransom Notes, food trucks and more, 6:30 p.m., $5 to $10
James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy. in Glen Allen, will host Fridays on the Patio from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be live music from The Ransom Notes and food trucks including fresh gelato and chocolate covered bacon, courtesy of De Rochonnet Delights Chocolatier. Family- and pet-friendly. General admission is $5. Tasting tickets, including souvenir glass, are $10. Children under age 16 are free. For details, visit http://www.jamesrivercellars.com

West Broad Village concludes its Rock and Roll Summer concert series

August 27 2016 - Country group Harley Boone will perform, 7 p.m., Free
West Broad Village concludes its Rock and Roll Summer concert series from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at “The Pad” next to Aloft Hotel. Country group Harley Boone will perform. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.shopwestbroadvillage.com

14th annual Seafood Splash returns to Hadad’s Lake

August 27 2016 - Enjoy all you can eat crabs, fish, chicken and more, 12 p.m., $25 to $45
The 14th annual Seafood Splash is back at Hadad’s Lake, 7900 Osborne Tnpk., from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy all you can eat crabs, fish, chicken and more. Featuring Richmond’s own J. Baxter & The Sauce Band and the area’s best DJs including Sir RJ, Lonnie B and Drake. Bring your own lawn chairs, tents and tables. Rain or shine. Tickets are $25 to $45. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/seafoodsplash2016

American country legend Lee Greenwood to headline Old Dominion Barn Dance

August 27 2016 - Henrico Theatre, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $45
American country music legend, Lee Greenwood, is slated to headline the Old Dominion Barn Dance for two big shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre. Joining Greenwood are the Old Dominion Barn Dance cast, led by producer/performer Donna Meade (Donna Dean Stevens), Lynne Carnes, Tony Jackson, Danny Menzies and the Barn Burners, Cal Newman, comedian Lee Blasingame and the Peanut City Cloggers. This show’s special guests are teen fiddle sensation, Maggie Bostain, and award-winning bluegrass band, John Grigsby and County Line. Greenwood has been performing and recording since 1962 and released more than twenty major-label albums and has charted more than 35 singles on the Billboard country music charts. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at http://www.olddominionbarndance.com or by calling 1-866-710-8942.

Henrico Concert Band to perform at Dorey Park

August 29 2016 - , 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening by the lake listening to your favorite band music. In case of inclement weather, the concert may be canceled. There will be no rain date. For details, call 501-5138 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with country artist Chris Young

September 01 2016 - Special guest TBA, 6 p.m., $20+
Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with country artist Chris Young at 6 p.m. Special guest TBA. Tickets start at $20. Gates open at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the concert series benefit the National Constitution Plaque Initiative and the Innsbrook Foundation. Rain or shine. For tickets and more information, call the IAH Hotline at 423-1779 or visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com

Lewis Ginter to host Flowers After 5, screen ‘The Lego Movie’

September 01 2016 - , 8 p.m., $8 to $13
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will celebrate the end of summer and their popular Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks exhibit with a screening of “The Lego Movie” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. during Flowers After 5. Find a spot on the terrace lawn in front of the Rose Garden to enjoy the movie. Blankets and chairs welcome. Snacks will be available for purchase. Admission is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors 55+ and $8 for children 3-12. The LEGO exhibit is included with Garden admission. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Lewis Ginter, Genworth to host ‘Genworth Free Community Day’ at the garden on Labor Day

September 05 2016 - Enjoy contemporary hip hop and R&B from The Heavy Hitter DJ Lonnie B from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Genworth will host Genworth Free Community Day at the garden on Labor Day, Sept. 5. All visitors will be admitted free between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Free admission includes music in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. under the tent in front of Bloemendaal House by The Heavy Hitter DJ Lonnie B, hosted by Kelli Lemon, presenting a mix of contemporary hip hop and R&B. This will be one of the last chances to see the Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks exhibit, which ends Sept. 18. Free admission also includes entrance to the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit and, for players of Pokemon Go, the Garden will be purchasing lures to increase the number of Pokemon at the Garden on Labor Day. The Garden is also partnering with the Lakeside Business Association as a collection site on this day for donations of school supplies benefiting Lakeside Elementary School. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Pianist, Phish-devotee Holly Bowling to perform at The Tin Pan

September 07 2016 - Debut album is “Distillation of a Dream: The Music of Phish Reimagined For Solo Piano", 8 p.m., $15
Pianist Holly Bowling will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Bowling is a classically trained pianist devoted to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of “Tweezer” from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Bowling to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arrange it for solo piano. That journey led to her debut album, “Distillation of a Dream: The Music of Phish Reimagined For Solo Piano,” a 2-CD set featuring 15 songs, three of which were transcribed from live renditions, including “Tweezer.” Tickets are $15. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com

UR Modlin Center for the Arts to present The SteelDrivers

September 09 2016 - Concert is part of the Grammy Award-winning group’s national Long Way Down Tour, 7:30 p.m., $40
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present The SteelDrivers at 7:30 p.m. at Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The concert is part of the Grammy Award-winning group’s national Long Way Down Tour. The Rounder Records bluegrass quintet is comprised of Tammy Rogers (fiddle and vocals), Gary Nichols (guitar and vocals), Mike Fleming (bass and vocals), Brent Truitt (mandolin), and Richard Bailey (banjo). Tickets are $40. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

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Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

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.
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It’s a great weekend to get outside! The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is offering two events this weekend. Accompany the group to find and document native plants present and blooming in Echo Lake Park on Saturday or take a “Sunday Stroll” at Dorey Park to observe the seasonal changes taking place. Other outdoor events this weekend include the final summer concert at West Broad Village and “Fridays on the Patio” at James River Cellars Winery in Glen Allen. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget the insect repellent! To learn more about avoiding those pesky mosquitos, check out Henrico County’s “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” event tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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