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UPCOMING

Central Virginia Coin and Currency Show
JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE – CHESTER CAMPUS

August 27, 2016 9:30am–5:00pm. 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, VA.
Free parking, admission, and appraisals.
centralvirginiacoinclub.org
(804) 350-1140

CONTINUING THIS MONTH

Fall Herb and Vegetable Gardening 101 Class
LAVENDER FIELDS HERB FARM

Dates: August 2, 10.30 – 11 am. August 6, 10.30 – 11 am. August 13, 1 – 1.30 pm. August 26, 10.30 – 11 am. Learn all the basics of home herb & vegetable gardening and then go out into the garden and see all of it in action. Learn where & how to start, soil preparation, plant selection, ongoing care, and some good gardening habits. Leave false starts behind with class time and garden time to get you moving forward. $12 pp. Online registration at lavenderfieldsfarm.com. 11300 Winfrey Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059, 804.262.7167.

Raised Bed Gardening Class
LAVENDER FIELDS HERB FARM

Dates: August 6, 1 – 1.30 pm, August 13, 10.30 – 11 am. August 24, 10.30 – 11 am. August 27, 10.30 – 11 am. Find out how easy it is to grow all the herbs and vegetables you need in the convenience of a raised bed. See the different styles as we discuss all the ways to garden with raised beds. From idea to harvest, we cover the selection of your materials, what and how much to grow along with a quick overview of the difference between traditional gardening to raised bed gardening. Raised beds make it quick and easy to get instant results that will keep you coming back for more. Learn all about soil conditioning, crop rotation, ongoing care, harvesting along with touring the garden to discuss several different building options and placement ideas. $12 pp. Online registration at lavenderfieldsfarm.com. 11300 Winfrey Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059, 804.262.7167.

Rick-Rack
RICK’S CUSTOM FRAME + GALLERY

Rick-Rack is an annual exhibition of custom framed artwork by the staff members of Rick’s Custom Frame + Gallery. The 2016 Annual Show includes work by Lindsay Clements, Laura Garrett, Eric Johnston, Amber Jones, Matthew P. Shelton, and Kimberly Tetlow. The exhibition runs June 13 - September 10, 2016 with an opening reception on Friday, June 17 from 6 to 8 pm. 5702 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226.
ricksframe.com
(804) 288-0001

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2

Caregiver Connection Support Group
LUCY CORR VILLAGE
Caregiver Connection helps address the needs of those who are caring for an adult with physical or cognitive deterioration, usually a parent or spouse. Topic: My loved one has Dementia: Question and Answer session. Our speaker will be answering questions and giving tips to caregivers on how to cope when a loved one has dementia. 4:00-5:15pm. Assisted Living Friendship Room, Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield, VA.
(804) 768-7878
http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents

Business Over Lunch
CAMERON FOUNDATION

Come hear about all of the great things United Way is doing in your community! Guest Speakers: Betty Hobbs and Gigi Amateau. 11:45-1pm. 228 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, VA 23803.$12: Member lunch, $15: Non-Member lunch, or bring your own lunch for free.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

Third Day & Steven Curtis Chapman
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center

Awakening Events and SMG Richmond are proud to announce THIRD DAY together with STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN presented by Food For The Hungry at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center Sunday, Aug. 7. Tickets for this intensely powerful night go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, June 13 and can be purchased at the Dominion Arts Center box office, eTix.com and by phone at (800) 514-3849. This will be the most unique tour experience ever for the Christian music industry. With the talents and artistry of two Christian music icons woven together to create a truly unforgettable evening. THIRD DAY & STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN sharing the stage together as one group, performing songs together from their two amazing catalogs of music that have garnered critical acclaim as well as built a following of millions worldwide.
(800) 514-3849

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

Tri-Cities Night at the Diamond: Flying Squirrels VS. Trenton Thunder
THE DIAMOND

Mark your calendar now for August 9th! Tickets are “FREE”! Tickets will be available in the Chamber Office later this month but you can reserve your tickets today by clicking here because there is a limited amount. Showcase your business with the Flying Squirrels. 7:05pm. 3001 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

The Foundry Series: VMI in the Civil War
The program begins at 6:00 PM, for drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. Few schools played a larger role in the Civil War than the Virginia Military Institute. The Tredegar Society welcomes author and VMI alum Dr. Richard McMurray for a talk that explores how the success of the VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market so infuriated Northern officers that they burned much of the campus to the ground, and how the Cadets continued to impact their regiments during the war.
The American Civil War Museum’s Historic Tredegar site is located at 500 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219. The cost for the event is $10; $8 for members.
(804) 649-1861, ext. 113

DCI Big, Loud & Live 13
Drum Corps International (DCI) returns to the big screen for the 13th year with “DCI Big, Loud & Live 13.” Broadcast live from the DCI World Championship Prelims, the performances of 15 of the top drum corps in the world will be showcased as they compete at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Presented by Fathom Events and DCI, this event will be shown in select movie theaters nationwide. Time: 6:30 p.m. ET. Tickets available at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

11TH Annual Filipino Festival
OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Free admission. Friday, August 12th, 5-10pm. Saturday, August 13th, 10am-10pm. Filipino food, fun, and dancing. Live performances by: D’Originals, Remnants Rock-N-Soul, Pinoy Republik, Soul Proprietor. 8200 Woodman Rd, Henrico, VA.
filipinofestival.org

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

Reliving the Summer of 1864 at Dutch Gap
Henricus Historical Park

The day-long event will include Union and Confederate re-enactors demonstrating infantry weapons and tactics, combat engineering and fortifications and cannon drills. Visitors will also see what life what like for civilian women as refugees on the bluff overlooking the scenic and mighty James River. Admission is $6 for children (ages 3-12), $8 for adults and Henricus patrons are free.
(804) 318-8797
Henricus.org

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

Summer Fest
St. John’s Catholic Church will hold their Summer Fest on Saturday, August 20th from 10 am to 5 pm at 813 W. Nine Mile Rd., Highland Springs, VA 23075-1124. We promise a day of great entertainment, delicious food, shopping, and much more. Sample our famous BBQ, scrumptious ribs, and succulent turkey legs. Come have fun: pony rides, live music, Chinese auction, cash raffle, vendors, crafts, baked goods, face painting, play games, win prizes and more. Applications being accepted for Vendors and Crafters spaces $15.00. Free admission. For more information call Gail Wulf at 804-292-9920 or email stjohnscommunityfestival@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

Piano Duet and Lecture
CAMP CONCERT HALL, MODLIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Piano duet by Joanne Kong, Director of Accompaniment and Coordinator of Chamber Ensembles, and Paul Hanson, Instructor, Department of Music, University of Richmond “Experiencing Rodin”. Judith Sobol, Executive Director, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Reception and viewing of the exhibition Rodin, The Human Experience: Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections. Harnett Museum of Art, University Museums, Modlin Center for the Arts. 6:00-8:30pm.



THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

Exhibition Walk-Through
HARNETT MUSEUM OF ART, MODLIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Judith Sobol, Executive Director, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. In conjunction with the exhibition Rodin, The Human Experience: Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections. 11:00-11:30am.

MCHF’s Summer Concert Series - Quantico Marine Corps Band
National Museum of the Marine Corps

Come join us for a summer evening of great music! Performing at our final concert of the summer is the Quantico Marine Corps Band. The Quantico Marine Corps Band has performed during our summer concert series every year since 2010! Established in 1918, the Quantico Marine Corps Band is one of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corps. Under the operational control of the Commander, National Capital Region/Marine Corps Base Quantico, the unit is comprised of active duty Marines who, upon completion of demanding military and musical training, are selected to perform as musical ambassadors of America’s premier military force.
The concert is outdoors on the Museum’s entry plaza. Bring lawn chairs or picnics blankets to sit on. Concessions will be available. 7:00pm-8:00pm. Free Admission. Free Parking. National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

Open House, Welcome Week
LORA ROBINS GALLERY OF DESIGN FROM NATURE, UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS

Explore the museum’s diverse collection of gemstones, rocks, shells, and cultural artifacts,
take part in a scavenger hunt, and learn more about the University Museums. Pick up a special gift and enjoy free refreshments. Open to new and returning students,
and the public is invited. 1:00-3:00pm.

AUGUST 27-28

Annual Railroad Heritage Weekend
TWEETSIE RAILROAD

Train enthusiasts, Blue Ridge Mountain lovers and history buffs will want to mark their calendars for Railroad Heritage Weekend at Tweetsie Railroad on August 27 and 28, 2016. This unique weekend-long event celebrates the history of Tweetsie Railroad and mountain culture, including special excursions on trains pulled by Tweetsie Railroad’s historic steam locomotives, tours of the park’s unique locomotive repair shop, and exhibits and demonstrations. As part of Railroad Heritage Weekend, Tweetsie Railroad will showcase mountain culture that has survived throughout the centuries. The Cherokee dancers and crafts from the Tsa-La-Gi Touring Program will present shows at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. Tweetsie Railroad will also open its Memorabilia Room to visitors, offering an opportunity to view historic artifacts from the ET&WNC and theme park’s long history. Tweetsie Railroad is located on U.S. Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina. For more information about the 2016 season at Tweetsie Railroad, visit Tweetsie.com or call 877.TWEETSIE (877.893.3874).

MONDAY, AUGUST 29

Seed You in September: Fall Lawn Care
MIDLOTHIAN LIBRARY

The change in seasons from summer to fall presents an optimal time for the renovation and establishment of cool-season turfgrasses and a period of preparation for warm-season grasses before their winter dormancy. 3:00pm. Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian, VA.
Contact: Space is limited, call the Extension Office at 751-4401 or email vce@chesterfield.gov to register for this seminar.