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The Armour House & Gardens, 4001 Clarendon Rd., will host a family game night “Wii Love Games” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Introduce your kids to games that were popular in the past while still enjoying the competition of an outdoor monster Wii challenge. Admission is free. For details, call 343-3506 or visit www.henricorecandparks.com.
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., will host Generation Z Games for ages 6-12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Play basketball, air hockey, table tennis, Xbox Kinect, PS3 and more. Admission is free. For details, call 225-2056 or visit www.henricorecandparks.com.
Butterflies LIVE begins at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., and continues through Oct. 13. Tropical butterflies will transform the Conservatory’s North Wing. They tend to be most active on sunny days and in the morning and early afternoon. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Garden admission is $7 to $11. For details, visit www.lewisginter.org.
The India Association of Virginia will present a live performance of the Mohan Veena by the inventor of this unique stringed musical instrument, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, a Grammy Award winner and recipient of several national awards, performs across the world. Tabla Maestro Pandit Shuben Chatterjee will accompany. The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Tickets are $15 to $50. For details, call 482-1398.
Volunteers are needed most every Saturday weather-permitting for the cleanup and restoration of Evergreen Cemetery, which straddles the Henrico-Richmond line in the east end. For details, call John Shuck at 728-9475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Autism Society of Central Virginia 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. at the Snagajob Pavilion in Innsbrook, 4901 Lake Brook Dr. The family-friendly race includes entertainment, food, exhibitors and an expanded Kid’s Fun Zone with a 50-yard dash. The 5K Run/Walk is the chapter’s primary source of income and all funds raised will stay within the Greater Richmond area. For details, visit www.ascv5k.com.
Gallmeyer Farms will host its ninth annual Strawberry Fields Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Berry Patch, 3622 Darbytown Ct. The Berry Patch has five acres of pick-your-own strawberries. The festival features live music, hay rides and pony rides, craft vendors and local businesses, fresh local spring vegetables for sale and more. Coolers, chairs and dogs are welcome. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit www.gallmeyerfarms.com.
Rocketts Red Glare returns for its second year of fireworks and festivities at 5:30 p.m. at Rocketts Landing in Varina. Entertainment will be provided by The Kings of Swing and Mike Banks and Chris Norred. Fireworks will start around 9 p.m. Picnics are welcome and food trucks from RVA Street Foodies will be on site. The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit www.rockettsvillage.com.
The American Legion Sandston Post 242 will host several ceremonies and events in honor of Memorial Day: 12 p.m. – Memorial service at Seven Pines National Cemetery; 1 p.m. – Fifth annual Post 242 Parade on Williamsburg Rd.; and 2 p.m. – Post-parade celebration at Sandston Ball Fields (J.B. Finley Rd.) with family activities, educational booths, free food and drinks, live music and more. For details, call 737-4121 or visit www.ehba.us/parade.
Union Mortgage Group will host Innsbrook After Work’s Monday Night Jazz Series, every Monday through June 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Shoppes at Innsbrook. Concerts support Henrico County Public Schools’ music and art programs. Bring your lounge chairs. No outside food or drinks. Admission is free. For details, visit www.innsbrook.com.