‘Charlottesville 12’ member to speak in Henrico

Virginia Trailblazer Charles Alexander, one of the “Charlottesville 12” who integrated Charlottesville schools in 1959, will speak and answer questions at the Dumbarton Area Library, located at 6800 Staples Mill Rd., on Monday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. No tickets or registration required.

In anticipation of his visit, a documentary film about desegregation in Virginia, “Locked Out: The Fall of the Massive Resistance” that features Mr. Alexander, will be screened at North Park Branch Library, located at 8508 Franconia Rd., on Feb. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and at Fairfield Area Library, located at 1001 N. Laburnum Ave.

For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org .

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It’s a great weekend to get outside! The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is offering two events this weekend. Accompany the group to find and document native plants present and blooming in Echo Lake Park on Saturday or take a “Sunday Stroll” at Dorey Park to observe the seasonal changes taking place. Other outdoor events this weekend include the final summer concert at West Broad Village and “Fridays on the Patio” at James River Cellars Winery in Glen Allen. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget the insect repellent! To learn more about avoiding those pesky mosquitos, check out Henrico County’s “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” event tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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