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Commonwealth Parenting to present ‘Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten’

May 07 2015 - Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 6:30 p.m., $30
Commonwealth Parenting will present “Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten,” a class for parents of pre-K children, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. This class looks at readiness signs on all levels of development from social and emotional to cognitive as well as gender differences. Cost is $30. For details, http://www.commonwealthparenting.org

Chabad of Virginia’s annual Community LAG B’Omer Celebration planned May 7

May 07 2015 - A BBQ dinner is available for purchase, 5 p.m., Free
Chabad of Virginia’s annual Community LAG B'Omer Celebration will take place May 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chabad, 212 Gaskins Rd. The event features a candy hunt, beer tasting, bon fire marshmallows and squirt gun games. A BBQ dinner is available for purchase. Admission is free. For details, call 740-2000 or visit http://www.chabadofva.org

Celebrate May Day at Henricus Historical Park

May 09 2015 - Join period-dressed historical interpreters in the merry old English traditions of the spring season, 10 a.m., $6 to $8
Celebrate May Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Henricus Historical Park. Join period-dressed historical interpreters in the merry old English traditions of the spring season. Demonstrations include dancing around the Maypole along with other songs, dances, games, and meals that celebrate the arrival of spring. All ages welcome. Admission is $6 to $8. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org

We Heart Harlie and Friends 5K and Fun Run planned at Glen Allen High School

May 09 2015 - Mission is to help raise money to offset the financial strain of five medically fragile children, 9:15 a.m.,
The fourth annual We Heart Harlie and Friends 5K and Fun Run will start at 9:15 a.m. at Glen Allen High School. We Heart Harlie and Friends' mission is to help raise money to offset the financial strain of five medically fragile children. This year's goal is to help with therapies, surgeries, travel expenses, and home modifications to accommodate these girls' needs. For details, visit http://www.weheartharlieandfriends.org

Civil War Food Festival planned May 9 at Meadow Farm

May 09 2015 - Explore Civil War history using your five senses with activities, games, music and more, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Free
Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting its second "War Between the Tastes: Civil War Food Festival" on Saturday, May 9 at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road in Glen Allen.

This free family event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. and encourages guests to explore Civil War history using their five senses in various activities, games, presentations, and music from the 1860s.

Visitors will learn about the historical methods used to prepare food to feed an army of thousands. Watch a unique cooking competition where competitors will cook using techniques of the 19th century. Help create and sample popular foods of the era at a variety of interactive stations. Tasting demonstrations will be available while supplies last. Period music throughout the event will be provided by Marshall and Company.

For details, call Lisa Denton at 652-3409 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Willow Lawn’s community event ‘Mommy & Me and Daddies Too’ continues with Mister G

May 13 2015 - The program continues on the second Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m., Free
The Shops at Willow Lawn’s community event Mommy & Me and Daddies Too continues with Mister G from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 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

MISS Foundation’s Kindness Walk: Remembering Those We Love planned in Innsbrook

May 16 2015 - Kindness Project is collecting supplies for Child Life at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, 9 a.m.,
The MISS Foundation's Kindness Walk: Remembering Those We Love will start at 9 a.m. in the Innsbrook Picnic Area, 4222 Cox Rd. The Kindness Walk is an international memorial walk to remember all of the beloved children who are gone too soon, and to honor all of the mothers, fathers, families and communities by participating in Kindness Projects as a way to continue their child's legacy. The Kindness Project will be collecting supplies for Child Life at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/kindnesswalk

Henrico Humane Society’s Bark in the Park and 2K Dog Walk planned at Deep Run Park

May 16 2015 - Vendors, dog contests, inflatables and face painting for kids, dog adoptions, music and food, 10 a.m.,
The Henrico Humane Society’s Bark in the Park and 2K Dog Walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. There will be vendors, dog contests, inflatables and face painting for kids, dog adoptions, music and food. Admission is free to the general public. Registration for the dog walk is $25 for adults and $10 for children 6-12. All proceeds from the dog walk benefit Henrico Humane Society. For details, visit http://www.henricohumane.org/events/bark-park

Community

Henrico’s most famous tree


Henrico's most famous tree, known as the Surrender Tree, still stood for more than a century near the intersection of Osborne Turnpike and New Market Road -- until June 2012.

It was in the shade of that tree on April 3, 1865, that Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo met Major Atherton Stevens and troops from the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry and handed over a note surrendering the city to Federal troops. Evacuation had already begun. > Read more.

ARC event raises $75k for ICDS program


The Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on April 11 netted $75,165 to benefit its Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) program.

About 350 guests sampled fine West Coast wines and craft beer from Midnight Brewery at Richmond Raceway Complex's Torque Club, along with food from local eateries. Carytown Cupcakes provided dessert. > Read more.

‘Race to Protect Children’ scheduled for Saturday


The Race to Protect Children will be held at West Broad Village Saturday, May 2, to benefit Greater Richmond SCAN.

The 1-mile Kids Run will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. The event is designed to be family friendly, and the flat course is walker-friendly.

A children’s festival will begin at 9 a.m., offering activities and performances for children and families. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Henrico HS student selected as student playwright for ‘New Voices for Theater’ program


A Henrico High School student was one of eight students from Virginia selected as a 2015 student playwright as part of the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community's 26th annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works, which will be held July 10-11 at VCU.

Elaina Riddell of the Center for the Arts at Henrico HS will join the other students and bring her original one-act play to life on stage at the event. In total, 150 plays were submitted to SPARC. Riddell and the other winners will work closely with New York City-based professional playwright Bruce Ward for the event. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


In the mood for some spring shopping? Eastern Henrico FISH will hold their semi-annual yard sale this weekend – funds raised assist at-risk families in Eastern Henrico County. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will hold a spring plant sale which is among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Put on your detective hat and find out “whodunnit” at the movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer,” presented by the Henrico Theatre Company May 1-17. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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