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APRIL 1

TRANSITION RESOURCE FAIR: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., resource fair for middle and high school students with disabilities and their parents and teachers, Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road, Midlothian; participants can gather information, ask questions and make connections at this Chesterfield County Public Schools sponsored event; register at  tinyurl.com/m85zzhu or by calling (804) 639-8660

APRIL 1-4

CIVIL WAR FALL OF RICHMOND COMMEMORATION: Sponsored by the Future of Richmond’s Past, a collaborative effort of Richmond’s historical societies, museums, national parks, tourism offices, commissions, and cultural organizations, the four-day commemoration will feature special illuminations, programs, and tours of the city’s historic areas, allowing visitors to join in Richmond’s Journey: walking in the footsteps of those who made history 150 years ago and reflecting on what past events mean to us, as a nation, today; schedules of events at ontorichmond.com and richmondsjourney.org

APRIL 3

SOUTHSIDE SPEEDWAY: 6 p.m. gates open for opening night of the season at the track, 12800 Genito Road, Midlothian; qualifying begins at 6:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m.; $8 ages 6-11, $15 adults, except $13 seniors and military; southsidespeedway.com

PASTEL SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA: Judged show opening and reception 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Uptown Gallery, 1305 W. Main St., awards ceremony and judge’s talk 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 25; continues through May 30; 353-8343

APRIL 4

DOMINION FAMILY EASTER MAYMONT: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., egg hunts, bonnet parade, magic show, puppet show, rock climbing wall, zip lines, crafts, game and entertainment; Carriage House Lawn at Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive; maymont.org

SPRING FESTIVAL WITH EASTER SCAVENGER HUNT: 12-4 p.m., snacks for purchase, activities for kids, candy, scavenger hunt. Join Passion Ministries for our first ever Spring Festival with Easter Scavenger hunt. A fun time for families. All ages welcome! The event will be held at Winterpock Recreation Center, 14411 Beach Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23838. Visit www.passionministries.org for more information

APRIL 4-5

EASTER WEEKEND WITH PETER RABBIT: 1-4 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs; concert Saturday by Richmond Concert Band on Bloemendaal House lawn; Easter brunch in Tea House Sunday by reservation; included with regular admission; lewisginter.org

APRIL 5

HAPPY EASTER!

APRIL 6-10

SPRING BREAK FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS

APRIL 7

CAREGIVER CONNECTION: 4 p.m. To 5:15 p.m., Lucy Corr Village, Assisted Living Friendship Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Boulevard, Chesterfield; Topic: Home Safety, with Kim Rideout, fire and life safety educator; Caregiver Connection helps address the needs of those who are caring for an adult with physical or cognitive deterioration, usually a parent or spouse; (804) 768-778, leidheiserd@chesterfield.gov    
 


APRIL 9

FLYING SQUIRRELS OPENING NIGHT: 6:35 p.m. The Diamond ballpark, 3001 N. Blvd.; AA affiliate of San Francisco Giants opens season vs. Bowie, followed with a dueling fireworks extravaganza with fireworks on field and over outfield wall; Squirrels at home through April 15, also at home April 23-29; facebook.com/FlyingSquirrelsBaseball

APRIL 10

TEDXRVA: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Carpenter Theatre at CenterStage, with speakers including planetary scientist Joel Levine, Lucinda Quinn of Martha Stewart Living magazine, textile artist Emily Erb, photographers Terry Brown and Gordon Stettinius and performer and motivational speaker Brandon Farbstein; $50, box office, 600 E. Grace St.; www.tedxrva.com

APRIL 10-12

RICHMOND AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,1800 Lakeside Ave.; show hours 1-5 p.m. April 11 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12; sale hours 1-5 p.m. April 10 and 9 a.m. to 5p.m. on April 11-12; included with regular garden admission; lewisginter.org

APRIL 11

WINE TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION: 6-9 p.m., Richmond Raceway Complex’s Torque Club, 600 E. Laburnum Ave.; $80 advance, $90 at door; Greater Richmond ARC event’s proceeds will be used to provide therapy scholarships and hearing aids and eyeglasses for children with developmental disabilities tickets at (804) 358-1874 Extension 214, or see richmondarc.org

THE PLAY THAT CHANGED HISTORY: OUR AMERICAN COUSIN: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Henrico; see the play that was being staged when Abraham Lincoln was shot in 1865; presented by New Old Theater Company; $10, for information, mck32@henrico.us or (804) 501-2130

APRIL 12

BOB DYLAN: 8 p.m., Altria Theater 6 N. Laurel St., Richmond; $47-$77; etix.com tickets, Altria box office, or call (800) 514-3849.

APRIL 13

HENRICO CONCERT BAND: 7:30 p.m., Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Henrico; for reservations, call (804) 501-5859, information at per22@henrico.us

APRIL 16

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION DAY: Participating school systems include Chesterfield and Henrico counties and city of Richmond; check your school system website for more

GRANDPARENT CONNECTION: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., support group for grandparents and others raising a child meets Chesterfield Community Development building, 9800 Government Center Parkway,Chesterfield; Tammy Franges, Resource Family Liaison with United Methodist Family Services will talk on “Grandparent to Parent: Managing the Transition”; (804) 768-778, leidheiserd@chesterfield.gov    

PHYSICIAN SEMINAR: Lumbar Stenosis, with Dr. David Geckle, Neurosurgical Associates, 6 p.m., free session presented by Beaufont Heath & Rehab Center, 200 High Oaks Road; (804) 320-3627 to register 

APRIL 17-19

RICHMOND SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW:  Three days of food, fashion and shopping, health, beauty and lifestyle advice, fashion trends, cooking demonstrations and celebrity guests including Jessa Duggar Seewald of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” and Gospel and neo soul performer Cynthia Jones; Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave.; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 17, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 18 and 11 am. To 5 p.m. April 19; $10 at door, $5 ages 6-12 at door; discounts available; richmondracewaycomplex.com

APRIL 18

VIRGINIA WAR MEMORIAL WALK TO REMEMBER: 8 a.m., 5 kilometer walk and run route includes Hollywood Cemetery and offers views of city skyline, the war memorial and James River; fundraiser for war memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St.; $25 for walk and run participants; free kid fun run; $25 wheelchair and handcycle race; $35 BedHead Runner, $10 for memorial flag, $35 by April 12, registration $35 on race day, T-shirts to first 1,000 to register; www.vawarmemorial.org

EARTH DAY RICHMOND: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Great Shiplock Park, 2803 Dock St., Shockoe, Pear and Dock streets; music, performances, earth-friendly events and activities, food, beverages exhibitions, etc.; earthdayrichmond.org

APRIL 20

WIDESPREAD PANIC: 8 p.m., Altria Theater 6 N. Laurel St., Richmond; $49.50; etix.com tickets, Altria box office, or call (800) 514-3849.

APRIL 22-23

ELEONE DANCE THEATER: 7 p.m. April 22, 10 a.m. April 23, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road; cutting edge dance by Philadelphia troupe; $20 April 22, $10 April 23, artsglenallen.com

APRIL 24

VIRGINIA GARDEN WEEK TOUR: CARY STREET CORRIDOR: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., walking and shuttle tour along Cary Street from South Wilton Road to West Hillcrest Avenue; hosts are the Boxwood Garden Club, The James River Garden Club, Three Chopt Garden Club and the Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton; www.vagardenweek.org

APRIL 25

ASK CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION 5K AND FUN WALK: The Diamond, 3001 N. Blvd.; following race, festival featuring live music with the Jangling Reinharts, food, and activities for the kids; race participants receive free admission to Richmond Flying Squirrels game that night; www.askwalk.org to register or donate

APRIL 30

FANCY HAT PARTY: 11 a.m. Altria Theater, with journalist Deborah Norville of Inside Edition, annual benefit for Hospital Hospitality House; luncheon includes a hat contest, fashion show and raffle; benefits Hospital Hospitality House, which provides lodging and support for patients and their loved ones who need to be close to a hospital in Richmond but not far from the feeling of home; $125 per person; call (804) 828-6901, or see hhhrichmond.org

THROUGH MAY 10

IMAGINARIUM:  Art exhibit featuring mixed media and installation works by Konst and Konstantina Konstantinov, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen’s Gumenick Family Gallery, 2880 Mountain Road, artsglenallen.com

THROUGH NOV. 30

BEARD WARS: Quirky exhibit marking the final year of the American Civil War’s sesquicentennial commemoration, Beard Wars features Richmond area photographer Terry Brown’s portraits of members of the RVA Beard League, inspired by images of Civil War generals in the Valentine’s collection, on display at The Valentine Museum, 1015 E. Clay St.; thevalentine.org