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Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House to host family-oriented karaoke every Friday

August 01 2014 - , 6 p.m., Free
Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House, 4502 W. Broad St., will host family-oriented karaoke every Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A wide variety of songs, including Disney’s “Frozen,” can be searched from your mobile phone via the website, http://mobile.2hypemc.com Even.t is free. For details, call 358-8812.

Henrico Division of Police to host Community Day at Western Government Center

August 02 2014 - Community Day will also serve as the kick-off for National Night Out on Aug. 5, 10 a.m., Free
The Henrico Division of Police will host a free Community Day on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Western Government Center Complex, 4301 E. Parham Road. Henrico citizens and others will have an opportunity to peruse county agencies’ static displays, discover job opportunities, observe police and fire demonstrations, talk with county officials, and experience tours of the jail facility and courthouse. In addition, there will be food vendors, free entertainment, free Virginia State Police Vehicle Identification Number etching, free games, activities, and prizes for children. Virginia Blood Services and the County Bookmobile will be there as well. The event will be held rain or shine.

Henrico Police developed the event as part of Operation Summer Heat, which is a crime prevention and crime deterrence initiative that promotes a safe environment for Henrico’s summer visitors and County residents.

Community Day will also serve as the kick-off for National Night Out that will take place in neighborhoods throughout the County and the nation on the following Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.

For more information about Community Day, call the Police Division’s Prevention Services Unit at 501-4838.

Play games without batteries at Walkerton Tavern

August 04 2014 - Games include nine pins, snakes and ladders, dominoes, ring toss and others, 10 a.m., Free
All ages are invited to play with toys and games that don’t require batteries from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Rd. Games include nine pins, snakes and ladders, dominoes, ring toss and others. Admission is free. For details, call 261-6898 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

2014 Summer Movie Express continues at Regal VCC, Short Pump Aug. 5-6

August 05 2014 - 'Turbo' (Aug. 5) and 'Walking with Dinosaurs' (Aug. 6), 10 a.m., Free
The 2014 Summer Movie Express continues at Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20 and Regal Short Pump Stadium 14. The films this week are “Turbo” on August 5 and “Walking with Dinosaurs” on August 6. 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

5th annual Highland Springs Community National Night Out planned Aug. 5

August 05 2014 - Broken Bread Ministries, 6 p.m., Free
The fifth annual Highland Springs Community National Night Out will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Broken Bread Ministries, located at 506 S. Holly Ave. NNO is a unique crime/drug prevention event that promotes neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in the fight for a safer community. Admission is free. For details, call Pastor Geneva Alston at 328-2995 or Wendy Dennis at 502-5729.

Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes continues with ‘Mega-monsters: Dinosaurs’

August 06 2014 - Topics rotate throughout the summer months, 10 a.m., Free
The Summer Nature Series at Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Dr., continues with “Mega-monsters: Dinosaurs” 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


Community

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden raises admission $1

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s admission has increased by $1 across all categories. Admission is now $12 for adults; $11 for seniors ages 55 and older; and $8 for children ages 3–12. Admission remains free for children ages 3 and younger and for members.

The last price increase was in 2011, before the Garden consistently hosted Butterflies LIVE! (which is included with admission). > Read more.

Garden tails

The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.

Western Henrico Rotary helps fund Midwives For Haiti Jeep


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.

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Entertainment

‘Top Chef’ finalist to open Willow Lawn restaurant

A finalist in the Bravo television show Top Chef is bringing one of his four restaurant chains to Henrico County.

Bryan Voltaggio, who was the runner-up of the sixth season of Top Chef, (finishing second to his brother, Michael) and his business partner, Hilda Staples, will open their third Family Meal restaurant, at Henrico's Willow Lawn shopping center. The restaurant is expected to open early next year. > Read more.

US Army Field Band to perform in Henrico Aug. 3

The United States Army Field Band will present a free public performance at Deep Run Park in Henrico on Sunday, Aug 3 at 3 p.m.

Members of the band are soldiers who also serve as “musical ambassadors of the Army” and perform for schools and communities nationwide.

The Concert Band will be performing along with the Soldiers’ Chorus. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Get up and dance – square dance, that is – with the Tuckahoe Square Dance Club tonight! More musical events this weekend include family-friendly karaoke at Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House, the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus Concert and the Henrico Teen Theatre Company’s production of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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