2014 Summer Movie Express continues at Regal VCC, Short Pump July 22-23
July 22 2014 - 'Kung Fu Panda 2' (July 22) and 'Madagascar 3' (July 23), 10 a.m., $1
The 2014 Summer Movie Express continues at Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20 and Regal Short Pump Stadium 14. The films this week are “Kung Fu Panda 2” on July 22 and “Madagascar 3” on July 23. The program runs for nine weeks with select G and PG titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. throughout the summer. Tickets are $1 and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. For details, visit http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express
Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center continues
July 23 2014 - 'The Nature of Turtles', 10 a.m.,
The Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Dr., continues with “The Nature of Turtles” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nature center staff will open the classroom doors to visitors and share a variety of items/treasures from the nature collections. Topics rotate throughout the summer months. For details, call 262-5055 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Commonwealth Parenting to present workshop on babies, sleep at St. Mary’s Hospital
July 24 2014 - Pre-registration is required, 6:30 p.m., Free
Commonwealth Parenting will present “The Goodnight Story: What New Parents Need to Know” at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital, Room 164. Learn about the ages and stages of sleep, how to set routines and conditions conducive to sleep, sleep safety tips and solutions for common sleep challenges. Admission is free. Pre-registration is required. For details, call 545-1272 or visit http://www.commonwealthparenting.org
Under the Stars Family Film Series to present ‘Despicable Me 2’
July 25 2014 - Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 8:30 p.m., Free
The Under the Stars Family Film Series will present “Despicable Me 2” at 8:30 p.m. at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Bring a blanket or chair. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For details, call 270-2161 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Learn more about letterboxing at Walkerton Tavern
July 26 2014 - All ages, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Free
Learn more about letterboxing – part treasure hunt, art and exploration – from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Rd. All ages. Admission is free. For details, call 261-6898 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Commonwealth Parenting to present ‘Fighters, Biters, Pushers & Smushers’
July 29 2014 - Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 6:30 p.m., $30
Commonwealth Parenting will present “Fighters, Biters, Pushers & Smushers” for parents of toddlers from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. Cost is $30. For details, call 545-1272 or visit http://www.commonwealthparenting.org
Summer Movie Express continues at Regal VCC, Short Pump July 29-30
July 29 2014 - 'The Croods' (July 29) and 'Epic' (July 30), 10 a.m., $1
The 2014 Summer Movie Express continues at Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20 and Regal Short Pump Stadium 14. The films this week are “The Croods” on July 29 and “Epic” on July 30. The program runs for nine weeks with select G and PG titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. throughout the summer. Tickets are $1 and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. For details, visit http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express
Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.
The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.
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.
An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Just like the toys those sequels inspire. What kid’s going to want a medium-sized dragon after the first How to Train Your Dragon ended with a beast the size of a skyscraper? They want something bigger and shinier; something that lights up or shoots little plastic firebolts.
Dreamworks certainly had this in mind for How to Train Your Dragon 2 – not just for the merchandising (truly, this is the franchise that will launch a thousand dragon-themed birthday parties), but for the film itself. > Read more.
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