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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., will host Christ Lutheran Handbell Choir at 7 p.m. For details, call 262-7315.
ComedySportz will present their hilarious, fast-paced and clean comedy at 8 p.m. July 1 and at 7 p.m. July 2 at the ComedySportz Improv Theatre, located at 8906-H West Broad St. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of audience suggestions. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and the national anthem is even played before each match. The audience then votes for the winners. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details, call 266-9377 or visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.
American Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will hold a dance with a live band every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee are provided; drinks are available for purchase. All dances are open to the public. Cost is $7 on Fridays and $8 on Saturdays and benefits American Legion Post 125, a nonprofit veterans organization. For details, call 716-0800.
Rebuild America and Faith Landmarks Ministries will present a Neighborhood Block Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside Hudson Gym at Highland Springs High School. There will be music, games, prizes, free food, a bounce house, free haircuts, free medical screenings, grocery giveaway, clothing giveaway and more. Rain or shine. For details, call 591-2971 or visit www.rebuildamerica.tv.
Henricus Historical Park will come alive with merriment of the 17th century during the Colonial Games, Songs and Dance event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join Henricus historical interpreters and experience first-hand the games, music and dance of 17th-century Virginia. There will also be live music and light refreshments. Admission to the day-long event is $6 for children ages 3-12 and $8 for adults; free for Henricus patrons. For details, call 318-8797 or visit www.henricus.org.
The Tuckahoe Square Dance Club will host its Fun Dance Night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pinchbeck Elementary School, 1275 Gaskins Rd. The evening will feature western square dance, line dance and other dance styles all at a beginner’s level, as well as a variety of music. Singles, couples and families are invited. Dress is casual. Light, non-alcoholic refreshments will be served. Cost is $5 per person age 10 and older. For details, call Betty at 434-242-0502 or Chris at 426-6995 or visit www.tuckahoesquaredanceclub.com.
Alpha Dog Club, located at 8931 Patterson Ave., will host an American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. The class will use lecture, video, discussion and specially designed “petequins” (as used in veterinary schools) to learn treating wounds, preparing for disasters, controlling bleeding, snout resuscitation, managing breathing and cardiac emergencies and more. Cost is $60. To register, visit www.alphadogclub.com.
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer a free farm tour from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This walking tour includes farm history, a stop by the bee hives and seeing the greenhouses that produce over 300,000 USDA Certified Organic herb and vegetable plants each year. Each adult will receive a free ice cream upon completion. This is an outdoor tour; dress accordingly. No registration is required. For details, call 262-7167 or visit www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com.
The Academy of Kung Fu, 8904 W. Broad St., will host a free women’s self-defense class from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The class is designed to teach women how to defend themselves against the five most common attacks they could encounter. Space is limited. To register, visit www.vakungfu.com or call 346-3478.
The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will continue its Sunday Strolls at Dorey Park at 4 p.m. These twice-monthly walks are an opportunity to observe the seasonal changes in the park’s interesting and diverse native plant communities. Anyone with an interest in the native landscape is welcome, from novice to expert. Contact Trip Leader Leslie Allanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-1578 to register and get details on where to meet.