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Henricus breaks ground for colonial church

Henricus Historical Park hosted a ground-breaking ceremony May 7 for the re-creation of the 1611 colonial church and meeting hall; officials also unveiled architectural renderings and a construction timeline for the building, acknowledged donors, and honored the late Thomas K. McLaughlin, Jr., honorary town architect at Henricus.

Below, Patricia O'Bannon, Henricus board member and Tuckahoe representative to the Henrico Board of Supervisors, reads a proclamation recognizing McLaughlin as his wife Mary, daughter Mary Elizabeth, and son Tommy look on. Above, performers Kelly Kennedy and Friends serenade the crowd as they enjoy lunch following the ceremony outside Mt. Malady, a re-creation of the first English hospital in the New World.
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10th annual Filipino Festival coming in August


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.

CMoR reopens at new Short Pump site

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.
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The Henrico Teen Theatre Company will present “Happily Never After” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 1 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. A… Full text

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