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‘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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County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
Entertainment

Muse Paintbar opens at Willow Lawn


Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.

Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.

Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.






 

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