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This weekend’s top picks in and around Henrico!
The Under the Stars Family Film Series will present “Despicable Me 2” at 8:30 p.m. at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Bring a blanket or chair. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For details, call 270-2161 or visit www.henrico.us/rec.
Virginia Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Village Shopping Center, Three Chopt Road and Patterson Avenue. All walk-ins are welcome and donors are encouraged to schedule their appointment by visiting www.vadonor.org, and using sponsor code HCEDH.
CharacterWorks, Inc. will present “Footloose” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 25-27 at The Robins Theatre at Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd. Tickets are $13 to $17. CharacterWorks is a nonprofit, after-school youth theater program for students age 4-19. For details, visit www.cworkstheater.org.
Alpha Theatre and Arts Company will present “Peter Pan” July 25-26 at Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Mechanicsville. For details, call Mimi Ellis at 266-5315 or email email@example.com.
The Henrico Theatre Company will conclude its production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” a musical comedy, July 25-27 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. while matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Tickets are $8 to $10. For details, call 501-5859 or visit www.henrico.us/rec.
West End Comedy will present a short-form improv show at 7:30 p.m. July 25-26. Similar to the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” audience members throw out suggestions and West End Comedy will act them out. The July 25 show is G rated and appropriate for all ages; July 26 is for a mature audience. Tickets are $5 to $7. For details, visit www.wecomedy.com.
The McShin Foundation’s tenth annual Pool Party will take place at 1 p.m. at the home of John and Kathy Rueger in Henrico. There will be food, live music, raffle prizes and more. For details, visit www.mcshin.org.
Learn more about letterboxing – part treasure hunt, art and exploration – from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Rd. All ages. Admission is free. For details, call 261-6898 or visit www.henrico.us/rec.
3Sports, Inc., a full-service running, cycling and triathlon shop in Henrico, will hold a Yard Sale from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at their River Road location. 3Sports is making room for new inventory and offering 40 to 60 percent off on select items. For details, visit www.threesports.com/3sports-yard-sale-saturday-july-26th.
The Virginia Business & Community Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aloft Richmond West, 3939 Duckling Dr. in West Broad Village. There will be workshops for business owners, exhibit booths from businesses and organizations within the community and information for job seekers. Admission is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/p7anen4.