Children’s gardening class planned
The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering an eight-week class to teach children about basic gardening, food safety and healthy snacking.
The class, From Garden to Table, will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays from March 20 through May 8 at the Armour House and Gardens, 4001 Clarendon Road. The class is geared for students in third, fourth and fifth grades and will be limited to about 12 students. The cost is $30. The deadline for registration is Friday, March 15.
Working with master gardeners and Extension agents, students will grow plants in the Armour House’s greenhouse and children’s garden. Lessons will incorporate science, math, literature and social studies in group and individual activities that are hands-on and fun.
Part of the Junior Master Gardener program, the class will cover basic gardening, growing techniques, thrifty gardens, food safety, healthy snacks, life skills, career exploration, service learning and leadership development.
The 10th Annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 7-8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., beginning with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing with live entertainment, food and exhibits until 10 p.m. On Saturday the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full schedule of performances featuring traditional Filipino dance, music and song.
Filipino cuisine, including BBQ, pansit, lumpia, adobo, halo-halo, lechon, empanada and leche flan, will be available for purchase. The festival will also feature a children's area, church tours, exhibits, and health screenings. > Read more.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond last week opened its new Short Pump location at Short Pump Town Center, to the delight of children who attended a sneak preview of the location July 10. The new facility, located under the forthcoming LL Bean store (formerly the food court) is 8,500 square feet in size – much larger than CMoR’s former Short Pump location at West Broad Village, which opened in 2010. The new space includes The CarMax Foundation Service Station, the Silver Diner, a grocery store, a performance stage and an art studio, as well as a giant Light Bright Wall. > Read more.
Spinoff is predictably silly, devoid of plot
In Minions, those jibberjabbering little corncob things from Despicable Me have finally earned their own feature film. Specifically, three of them: Kevin (tall), Stuart (plays the ukulele) and Bob (loves his teddy bear), all voiced by co-director Pierre Coffin.
After tracing the evolution of Minionkind – we don’t know what they are, but we know they’re hardwired to serve the baddest villain around – our three Minion heroes set off upon a quest to save their species and find the newest, nastiest villain overlord. > Read more.
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