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11th annual Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival planned in Varina

May 23 2015 - 5 acres of pick-your-own strawberries for sale, live music, kids' play area, hay rides and more, 10 a.m., Free
The 11th annual Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Berry Patch, 3622 Darbytown Ct. in Varina. The festival features five acres of pick-your-own strawberries for sale, live music, food and craft vendors, play areas for children, hay rides, pony rides and more. Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com

Ruby Carver Elementary School to host all-new ‘Carver Fest’

May 30 2015 - Carnival games, a dunk tank, live music, silent auction, raffles and more, 3 p.m.,
Ruby Carver Elementary School will host its all-new Carver Fest from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be carnival games, a dunk tank, live music and more. Silent auction and raffle items include a Walt Disney vacation for a family of four, season passes to Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens, concert tickets, Andy Jenks’ voice on your voicemail and more. For details, visit http://www.rubycarverpta.com

Henrico Historical Park to host Family Fun Day

May 30 2015 - Registration is required by May 28, 10 a.m., $5 to $11
Henrico Historical Park will host Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes stationed activities, demonstrations, and crafts. The day will revolve around Colonial-era fields, gardens, and domesticated animals. Visitors will be able to participate in all activities throughout the day at their own pace. Picnics are welcome. Admission is $5 to $11. Registration is required by May 28. For details, call 318-8797 or visit http://www.henricus.org

Community

Holman student named Miss Va. Coed Junior Teen


Holman Middle School student Victoria Nguyen recently was named Miss Virginia American Coed Junior Teen after competing in the Miss Virginia American Coed pageant in Williamsburg. She was the youngest competitor in her division. Nguyen now will advance to represent Virginia at the 2015 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant at Walt Disney World in Florida in November. > Read more.

Companion Extraordinaire to honor veterans May 14

Companion Extraordinaire Home Care and Skilled Services will be honoring veterans and current military members May 14 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at 5311 Lakeside Avenue.

Companion Extraordinaire dedicated a hall in its new Lakeside office as a “Wall of Honor” and will be presenting 13 military service men and women with certificates as well as placing their service photos on the wall.
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Deep Bottom trail enhanced


The James River Association and Henrico County partnered April 25 to improve a primitive hiking trail at Deep Bottom Park in Eastern Henrico County. Alumni from St. Christopher’s School volunteered to improve the primitive trail that runs alongside Four Mile Creek, a tributary of the James River. The volunteers removed overgrowth and resurfaced the trail with mulch to improve accessibility.

The park has a boat ramp and canoe launch and is a popular destination for paddling, fishing, and other recreational activities. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Relax this holiday weekend with Fridays Uncorked at Southern Season – taste wines from the Roman Empire! Or at James River Cellars who is hosting “Experience Virginia” – sample Virginia wine, beer, cider and mead. And what goes better with wine than strawberries – an annual tradition in Varina, the Gallmeyer Farms’ Strawberry Fields Festival is tomorrow. Other fun happenings this weekend include: “A Little Princess” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen; weekly dance at American Legion Post 125; and National Theatre Live’s “Man and Superman” at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

CAT Theatre announces 2015-16 schedule, new partnership

Final performance of 2015 season – ‘Quartet’ – starts this week

CAT Theatre’s final show of its 51st season – Quartet by Ronald Harwood – will open May 22 and run through June 6. It will be the show’s Richmond-area premiere.

The theatre also announced its four-show schedule for its 52nd season, which will begin in October and continue into June 2016, and announced a new partnership with The Bifocals Theatre Project, an outreach program into senior communities in the Richmond region. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s a beautiful weekend to spend outdoors and Henrico has many options to choose from! The 31st annual Lebanese Food Festival begins today on the grounds of St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church. The MISS Foundation’s Kindness Walk is tomorrow, as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides Walk. Take a Sunday Stroll at Dorey Park with the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society or raise money for the March of Dimes at the March for Babies in Innsbrook. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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