Henrico County VA

Lakeside Avenue to present the bike festival “Pedal & Gears”

April 30 2016 - Family-friendly bike ride, live music, food, area shop specials and more, 9:30 a.m.,
Lakeside Avenue will present the bike festival Pedal & Gears starting at 9:30 a.m. The event will begin with a free family-friendly bike ride hosted by Bike Walk Northside. Riders should gather at 9 a.m. in front of the businesses on MacArthur Avenue in the Bellevue neighborhood. The ride is approximately 2.5 miles, traveling through Bryan Park and ultimately ending at the heart of the festival activities at the Lakeside Farmer's Market. In addition to live music, food and area shop specials, there will also be events by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, I AM RVA, Sports Backers, Henrico County and more. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/pedal-gears2016

7th annual CASA Superhero Run planned at St. Joseph’s Villa

April 30 2016 - All participants are encouraged to run in the costume of a favorite superhero character, 9 a.m.,
The Henrico County and Chesterfield County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organizations will hold the seventh annual Superhero Run to support local programs for abused and neglected children. The event, which includes a 5K, a Kids’ Fun Run and a post-race fair, will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa. All participants are encouraged to run in the costume of a favorite superhero character. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes and top finishers. Activities will begin with the Kids’ Fun Run at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K race at 9:30 a.m. and a post-race fair. To register, visit http://www.casarun.com

Wegmans exhibits open April 30 at CMoR

April 30 2016 - , 9:30 a.m.,
All Richmond-area Children’s Museum of Richmond locations will unveil their newly-renovated grocery store exhibits on Saturday.

A Wegmans gift of $150,000, comprised of cash and in-kind donations, has allowed the museum to renovate its grocery store exhibits and will support CMoR’s 35th anniversary. The refreshed stores will offer pint-sized shoppers a true Wegmans shopping experience complete with play foods, mini grocery carts, check-out counters, and café tables, offering just a "little" taste of what's to come when Wegmans opens their Short Pump and Midlothian locations later this year.

Those arriving between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. will receive goodie bags filled with healthy, kid-friendly foods, while supplies last. In addition, they will have an opportunity to register for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer when she visits CMoR’s Central location on Saturday, May 7.

For details, visit http://www.c-mor.org

Confederate Hills Recreation Center to present Thomas the Train Day

May 01 2016 - Ages 2-6, 2 p.m., Free
Confederate Hills Recreation Center will present Thomas the Train Day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Be the conductor and ride the Fun Time Train, enjoy train races on the lawn and train crafts. Ages 2-6. Admission is free. For details, call 501-5135 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Modlin Center for the Arts at UR to present “Henry and Mudge”

May 01 2016 - Recommended for ages five and up, 3 p.m., $9+
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present Theatreworks USA’s production of “Henry and Mudge” on Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood. Luckily, he’s got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures! Based on the beloved children’s books by acclaimed author Cynthia Rylant. Recommended for ages five and up. Join the Modlin Center for “Modlin Arts After Words,” a post-show question-and-answer session with cast members. Tickets start at $9. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

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Walking MADD


Mothers Against Drunk Driving will present its annual Walk Like MADD 5k Dash/Walk on Apr. 16 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Walk Like MADD honors those killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. Funds raised support victim services and educational events in Virginia. > Read more.

FamFest planned for April 9


Henrico's Division of Recreation & Parks will host FamFest from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Deep Run Park.

The family event will begin with a giant ball drop and will feature colossal obstacle courses and mega-moon bounces as well as family "minute to win it" games and friendly competitions. Watch as the nationally-renowned Air Elite Dunkers leap their way into spring in the gym or get your groove on with music from Trademark or the dance troupe Future Shock. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Another great weekend of outdoor activities awaits you in Henrico! Walk MS, an annual charity run for multiple sclerosis, and the third annual Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K, to benefit the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, both take place in Innsbrook tomorrow. Another charity event, the CASA Superhero Run, will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa. On Sunday, live music can be found at Belmont Recreation Center, featuring the John Winn Quartet, and at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, where pianist Sylvia Cooper will be performing. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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