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Henrico Recreation and Parks will host Salsa at Sunset at Deep Run Park on Friday, Sept. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be group instruction, food trucks and dancing. Bring a chair and water bottle. Family-friendly. Admission is free. For details, email or visit


The Henrico Theatre Company will present “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 8 p.m. Sept. 15-16 and at 3 p.m. Sept. 17. A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her Black fiance home to meet them. Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance, they quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family – especially in 1967. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors 55+ and students. The show continues the next two weekends. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host its annual Fall PlantFest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15-16 in Parking Lot C. Dozens of vendors will be selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics and other garden-related items. Knowledgeable Garden volunteers will be on hand to help shoppers select the best plants. Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will be available to answer questions. Leashed dogs allowed. No admission fee to attend the sale; regular admission to visit the Garden. PlantFest is presented by Garden volunteers and a portion of vendor proceeds will be donated to the Garden. For details, visit


St. Mary and St. Philopater Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church, 2101 Fordson Road in Henrico, will host its Fourth Annual Egyptian Festival on Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy authentic Egyptian food, culture and music, kid’s activities, Henna tattoos, face painting, photos with pharaohs, a pharaoh show, church tours and more. Admission is free. Click here for details.


Henrico County will host Soulful Sunday on Sept. 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. This annual celebration honors the contributions of African Americans to art, music, food and religion, and the enduring marks Black heritage has had on American society. The event features dance and music performances, children’s activities, product and food vendors, historical portrayals, and more. Admission is free. For details, visit

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