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This weekend’s top picks in and around Henrico!
The Rinard Family will perform a collection of toe-tappin’ favorites, beloved hymns and original tunes at 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Purchase tickets ($5) at www.henricolive.com.
The Henrico Teen Theatre Company will present “Happily Never After” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 31 to Aug. 1 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. A marriage counselor has opened an office in the kingdom to see how famous fairy tale couples are faring, and everywhere he looks – disaster. Admission is free. Reservations are required. All ages. For details, call 501-5859 or visit www.henrico.us/rec.
Southern Season, 2250 Staples Mill Rd., will present its weekly program “Fridays Uncorked” with wines from Napa Valley. One of the premier Region II vineyard areas in the heat summation surveys, Napa has come alive over the last decades proving the exception to the rule with awe inspiring Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, as well as those odd Blaufrankisch, Valdigue and the like. Tickets are $15. Stop by any time from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For details, visit www.southernseason.com.
The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Comcast will host the Feria Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Richmond International Raceway. The “Feria” brings together community service providers, embassies/consulates from Latin American countries, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations that impact the Latino community, and invites attendees to learn about various services and resources available to them. Companies and organizations will be providing workshops and seminars throughout the day on various topics in Spanish such as health, business, education, family services, emergency awareness and wellness. For families, there will be activities for children, food, arts and crafts, and music. Admission is free and open to all. For details, visit www.vahcc.com/page/FeriaCommunityResourceFair.
The Henrico County Division of Police will host Community Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Western Government Complex at 4301 E. Parham Rd. Enjoy free games and activities throughout the day, food, entertainment, the “sidewalk of services,” VIN etching by H.E.A.T., a job fair, and demonstrations and displays from police, fire, animal protection and sheriff’s office. Learn about the Division’s latest initiative Operation Summer Heat. Community Day is also the kick off for National Night Out, taking place on the following Tuesday, Aug. 4. For details, call 501-4838 or visit www.henricopolice.org.
The McShin Foundation’s 10th annual Pool Party will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ridgetop Recreation Association, 901 Ridgetop Rd. Hamburgers, hot dogs and side dishes will be served and there will be raffle prizes, voter registration, games and more. Politicians are welcome. Cost is $3 to swim. For details, visit www.mcshinfoundation.org/content/pool-party.
ECPI University, including its College of Health Science Medical Careers Institute, is hosting its Campus Discovery Day open houses at all campus locations throughout Richmond from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to see interactive demonstrations, tour the campuses, meet with faculty and staff, observe the hands-on learning environment and more. Campuses in Henrico are located at 4305 Cox Rd. and 2809 Emerywood Pkwy., Suite 400. For details, visit www.ecpi.edu.
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “Canning Your Summer Harvest” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This class will cover canning (from beginning to end), freezing and drying techniques of the most popular herbs and vegetables, as well as how to store your ready-made items like salsas and sauces. Cost is $50. To register, visit www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com.
Legacy Chess Academy will present Team Championships from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Brookdale Imperial Plaza, 1717 Bellevue Ave. There will be a Scholastic Team Tournament (2 Sections, K5 and K12), an Adult Team Tournament and an Individual Open Tournament. Teams are groups of four. Winner of each section will receive cash and trophy prize that will be determined by number of participants. Guaranteed first and second place of each section will receive trophies. To register, visit www.meetup.com/henrico-chess-club.
Dar Williams will perform at 7 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit www.tinpanrva.com.