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Henrico County Recreation and Parks & Public Library

Program Guide

What’s Inside

• Event Highlights - p. 5-7

• Summer Camps - p. 12-17 • Library Programs - p. 40-55 • Summer Reading Club - p. 56

May-August 2017 Registration begins April 1.


Welcome Welcome to Henrico County’s Program Guide!

This joint publication provided by the County of Henrico offers a variety of services, events, classes, and programs available through the Division of Recreation and Parks and the Public Library. We hope you will take some time to read through the entire publication. We’re certain you will find some great activities!

Henrico County Board of Supervisors

Harvey L. Hinson Brookland

Frank J. Thornton Fairfield

Thomas M. Branin Three Chopt

Patricia S. O’Bannon Tuckahoe

Tyrone E. Nelson Varina

John A. Vithoulkas County Manager

Our Mission

The Division of Recreation and Parks exists to enhance the quality of life and to foster a sense of well being and community for the citizens of Henrico County. This is accomplished through management of resources and by facilitating leisure services and recreational opportunities in safe and well maintained environments.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

Historic Preservation Advisory Committee

The Henrico Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission represents the citizens of Henrico County and provides them with a voice in parks planning, programs, activities, and services. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the Human Services Building.

The Committee advises the Henrico County Board of Supervisors regarding the identification, interpretation, rehabilitation, protection, and preservation of historical and cultural resources located within the County. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30am at the Human Services Building.

Representing Henrico’s five magisterial districts are: Brookland........................ Thomas F. Kelley IV & Christopher M. Woody Fairfield............................. Joseph L. Coleman, Jr. & Joyce Robinson Three Chopt..................... Vikas Kapila & F. Philip Parker, Jr. Tuckahoe.......................... Mary Jo Qureshi & Anne D. Sterling Varina................................ Thurgood Ampey & Terrence Walker Board of Supervisors Representative: Frank J. Thornton School Board Representative: Beverly L. Cocke

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Representing Henrico’s five magisterial districts are: Brookland........................ Sarah W. Pace & Robin D. Smith Fairfield............................. Vee J. Davis & Charlotte W. Melton Three Chopt..................... J. Joseph Boehling, III & G. Norwood Nuckols, Jr. Tuckahoe..........................Patricia M. Eichenberger & Vacant Varina................................ Jennifer L. Thomas & Dr. Henry L. Nelson, Jr.

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Table of Contents Recreation & Parks Programs Welcome......................................................................................... 2 Registration Information............................................................ 4 Event Highlights......................................................................... 5-7 Performing Arts

Movies ............................................................................................ 8 Henrico Live.................................................................................... 9 Concerts & Shows.....................................................................9-10 Henrico Theatre Company........................................................... 10 Dance, Music & Theatre Groups................................................. 11

Camp Henrico.........................................................................12-17

Adults

Guilds............................................................................................ 24 History........................................................................................... 24 Home........................................................................................24-25 Garden.......................................................................................... 25 Music............................................................................................. 25 Nature & Outdoors..................................................................26-27 Visual Arts..................................................................................... 27 Sports............................................................................................ 27 Senior Adults................................................................................ 28 Open Gym..................................................................................... 28 Senior Clubs & Leagues............................................................... 29

Preschool

EHRC Fitness

Youth

Fitness

More Fun Stuff.............................................................................. 18 Sports............................................................................................ 18 Fitness........................................................................................... 19 History........................................................................................... 19 Home & Garden............................................................................ 19 Music............................................................................................. 20 Nature & Outdoors....................................................................... 20 More Fun Stuff.............................................................................. 20 Sports............................................................................................ 20

Tweens

History........................................................................................... 21 Home & Garden............................................................................ 21 More Fun Stuff.............................................................................. 21 Visual Arts..................................................................................... 21

Teens

Music............................................................................................. 22 Nature & Outdoors....................................................................... 22 Sports............................................................................................ 22 Visual Arts..................................................................................... 22 Helping Hands.............................................................................. 22

Therapeutic Recreation

Home & Garden............................................................................ 23 More Fun Stuff.............................................................................. 23 Visual Arts..................................................................................... 23

Class Descriptions........................................................................ 30 Class Schedule............................................................................. 31 Family............................................................................................ 32 Adult.............................................................................................. 32 Senior Adults................................................................................ 33

Community Connection

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities......................................... 34 Speaker’s Bureau......................................................................... 34 Virginia Cooperative Extension.................................................... 34 Henricopolis Soil & Water Conservation District........................ 34 HCCERT......................................................................................... 35 Citizens Fire Academy.................................................................. 35 Citizens Academy......................................................................... 35 Henricus Historical Park.............................................................. 35 The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen........................................ 36

Parks & Facilities

Recreation Centers & Facilities................................................... 37 Picnic Shelters & Gazebos........................................................... 37 Park Watch.................................................................................... 37

Contacts & Address................................................................... 38 Henrico County Map................................................................... 39

Public Library Programs Library Programs Welcome.......................................................................................40 Fairfield Area Library.............................................................. 41-42 Gayton Branch Library........................................................... 42-43 Glen Allen Branch Library......................................................43-44 Libbie Mill Library...................................................................44-46 North Park Branch Library..................................................... 46-47

Sandston Branch Library....................................................... 47-48 Tuckahoe Area Library........................................................... 48-49 Twin Hickory Area Library....................................................... 50-51 Varina Area Library................................................................. 51-53 Computer Classes........................................................................54 Digital Media Lab.........................................................................55 All Henrico Reads.........................................................................56

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Registration Information Summer Registration (Programs & Paid Camps) - Begins April 1 at 8am Summer Blast Registration - Begins April 8 at 8am 3 WAYS TO REGISTER

1 ONLINE REGISTRATION

2 WALK-IN REGISTRATION

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Saturday, April 1 & 8, 8-11am • Belmont Recreation Center • Deep Run Recreation Center • Eastern Henrico Recreation Center

Opens at 8am for each start date: April 1 & April 8 Have your credit card ready.* Available 24 hours once registration is open. Register on the go, the site is mobile friendly! Registering online for the first time? Be sure to create your account prior to the first day of registration, and add your family members too! *A processing fee (up to $3) will be applied to online transactions. This fee is nonrefundable.

Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm • Belmont Recreation Center • Confederate Hills Recreation Center • Deep Run Recreation Center • Dorey Recreation Center • Eastern Henrico Recreation Center • Recreation & Parks Admin. Office Payment Options: • Cash • Check/Money Order to County of Henrico • Credit Cards

3 MAIL Program Registration Henrico Recreation and Parks PO Box 90775, Henrico, VA 23273-0775 Mail completed form along with a check or money order payable to County of Henrico. Registration forms are available on our website and at our recreation facilities. Please note: Forms will be processed beginning Monday, April 3/10.

A $50 service charge will be assessed in addition to any check that is returned unpaid as allowed by the Code of Virginia and the Code of Henrico County.

REGISTRATION NOTES & TIPS

JUST IN CASE...

• A minimum number of participants is needed for a program to be held. (Usually evaluated one week prior.)

Refunds: Written requests for refunds must be received 10 working days prior to program start date.

• Registration may be accepted up until one business day prior to the start date, if space is available and enrollment meets the minimum number of attendees.

Satisfaction Guaranteed! If our program does not meet your expectations, send us an email or letter. We will gladly refund your money. (No refunds allowed after first scheduled day of play for adult sports leagues.)

• Participants must be the required age by the first day of the program, unless otherwise stated. • Used our online registration before? Test out your login, and make sure all of your family information is up-to-date!

Registration Questions? Call 501-7275 or email recandparks@henrico.us

Financial Assistance: Limited financial assistance is available to Henrico County residents who qualify. Required information must be approved prior to enrollment and may be submitted two weeks prior to each program guide season. (Cannot be applied to programs offered by other agencies.) Inclement Weather: Use these resources for program updates. • Henricorecandparks.com • Hotline (501-5132) • HCTV-Comcast channel 17 (Verizon channel 39)

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

If you have a disability and will need assistance or special accommodations in order to enjoy a program, select ‘yes’ for the special accommodations question during registration and call Therapeutic Recreation at 652-1449 no later than 10 working days prior to the program date. Notification is required for each program and new participants must submit paperwork 10 days prior to the start of the program.

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Event Highlights

VIRGINIA SENIOR GAMES

SENIOR PARTY IN THE PARK: WELLNESS FAIR For ages 50+.

MAY 10-13

OPEN TO ATHLETES 50 AND UP

REGISTER TODAY!

WWW.VIRGINIASENIORGAMES.ORG

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Thur, May 18, 10am-1pm Eastern Henrico Recreation Center t Music

t Carnival Games

t Health Screenings

t Vendors

Information: cun04@henrico.us

Sunday Afternoon with the Classics Sun, May 21, 2-3:30pm Deep Run Recreation Center

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EHRC Sprayground Sat, May 20, 10am-noon Eastern Henrico Recreation Center Contest and Games t Inflatables

Information: gru16@henrico.us

0 to 60mph! The American Muscle Car Explore a variety of these iconic vehicles from different manufacturers. Information: nol@henrico.us

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Free Even ts!

Event Highlights

Sandston

Memorial Day

Parade Mon, May 29, noon-4pm

t Noon - Veterans Recognition Ceremony at

Seven Pines National Cemetery t 1pm - Parade starts at Seven Pines Elementary School on Beulah Road and proceeds down Williamsburg Road through Sandston to Confederate Avenue. t 2pm - Post-parade festivities include live music, children’s activities, & exhibitor booths

Information: gru16@henrico.us

Celebrate Varina Sat, June 3, 10am-3pm Dorey Park

t Live

Music t Exhibitors t Games t Vendor Fair t Concessions available for purchase Interested in being a vendor? Call 795-2212 or email varinaruritan@gmail.com

Information: gru16@henrico.us

July 4th Celebration Henrico presents

RED WHITE

and

LIGHTS

Meadow Farm/Crump Park Tue, July 4 Gates open at 4pm

Family Fun Zone t Food Trucks t Entertainment At dusk, enjoy a concert by the Richmond Symphony and a Laser Light Show!

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Event Highlights

Under the Stars S’MORE SUMMER FUN Outdoor Movie Featuring Sing Thur, Aug 10, 6-8pm Dunncroft/Castle Point Park

Sat, Jul 29, 7:30-10:30pm Walkerton Tavern Pre-movie festivities include t Tours of the Tavern t Outdoor Games t Live Lip-Sync Battle t Free Ice Cream

Information: gru16@henrico.us

Bugstock 3: VDubs for Me!

Sun, Aug 13, noon-4pm Twin Hickory Park t VW

t Make your own s'mores

t Music

t Campfire Stories

t Outdoor Games

t Concessions for purchase

Information: den63@henrico.us

! h s a l p S t r A Sat, Aug 19, 2-4pm Deep Run Recreation Center

Cruise-In and Show t 60’s Themed Fun & Games t Music t Food Trucks

Create your own art Student Art Exhibit See real artists at work

Information: nol@henrico.us

Information: tru08@henrico.us

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Performing Arts

Movies Enjoy movies on the big screen at Henrico Theatre! Tickets and concessions are only $1 each and can be purchased at the theatre.

Mother’s Day (PG-13)

Sully (PG-13)

Fri, May 5 at 7pm Sat, May 6 at 2 & 7pm

Fri, Jul 7 at 7pm Sat, Jul 8 at 2 & 7pm

The Magnificent Seven (PG-13)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)

Fri, Jun 2 at 7pm Sat, Jun 3 at 2 & 7pm

Fri, Aug 4 at 7pm Sat, Aug 5 at 2 & 7pm

Children’s Movies

Sat, May 20

Sat, Jun 17

Puss in Boots

Penguins of Madagascar

Fri, Jul 21 & Sat, Jul 22

Fri, Aug 18 & Sat, Aug 19

Kubo and the Two Strings

Trolls

Show times: Fri at 10am and Sat at 10am & 2pm | Tickets & Concessions: $1 8

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Performing Arts Concerts & Shows Henrico Pops Chorus presents “The Magic of Broadway”

Tue, May 16, 7:30pm. Free, call for reservations. Henrico Theatre Help the Henrico Pops Chorus salute all that is great about Broadway during their annual spring concert! Fun for the entire family. Information: 501-5859 or 652-1460.

On the Air Radio Players Join us for the remainder of Henrico Live’s third season. Information: henricotheatre@henrico.us Olivia Lane

Fri, May 19, 7pm. Tickets: $10. Henrico Theatre One of Rolling Stones top 10 country artists you need to know. Olivia’s sound is a combination of mandolin, banjo, and lyrics sweetly laced with a pop energy that captures her ever-moving spirit.

Purchase tickets at www.henricolive.com Olivia Lane

Tue & Wed, Jun 13 & 14, 7:30pm. Free. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Come and join the On the Air Radio Players for “You Heard It Here First,” an old time radio show taped before a live audience. Be a part of this hour-long taping featuring live music, sound effects and the winning scripts from our seventh annual radio scriptwriting competition. No reservations required. Information: per22@henrico.us

Richmond’s Gamelan Raga Kusuma & Rumput

Fri, Jun 16, 7pm. $5. Henrico Theatre Come join us for a night of Indonesian music and dance. The evening will feature Balinese dancers from the Indonesian Embassy and Richmond’s own Gamelan Raga Kusuma and Rumput. Purchase tickets at henricolive.com. Information: 652-1460.

Henrico Concert Band Patriotic Concert

Mon, Jun 26, 7:30pm. Free, call for reservations. Henrico Theatre Celebrate all that is great about America with the Henrico Concert Band! Information: 652-1460 or 501-5859.

Chris Campbell: Be a Kid

Wed, Jun 28, 10am & 1pm. Free. Henrico Theatre Come out and enjoy the children’s music of Chris Campbell as he engages the children while also getting the rest of the family’s feet tapping! Information: 652-1460.

Henrico Community Band in the Park

Coming Soon!

Thur, Jun 29 & Jul 27, 7pm. Free. Deep Run Park Join the Henrico Community Band for two outdoor concerts. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening in the park at the Nature Pavilion listening to your favorite band music! In case of inclement weather, the concerts may be cancelled. There will be no rain dates. No reservations required. Information: per22@henrico.us

Barefoot Puppets Presents: Trickster Tales

Season 4 of Henrico Live Information: 652-1460.

Henrico Theatre Company’s 39th Season of Plays Season tickets available. Information: 501-5859.

Wed, Jul 12, 10am & 1pm. Free. Henrico Theatre This show brings traditional stories from West Africa to life with expressive rod puppets, original music, and lots of puns. It’s a high-energy show with lots of laughs! Information: 652-1460.

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Performing Arts East of Hollywood

Fri, Jul 21, 7pm. $5. Henrico Theatre Put on your boogie shoes and groove to this funky, jazz-influenced, familyfriendly rock band while they play a multitude of hits from the past 50 years! Purchase tickets at henricolive.com. Information: 652-1460.

Henrico Teen Theatre Company: Simply Cinderella

Wed-Sat, Aug 2-5, 10am & 2pm. Free, call for reservations. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen This re-telling of the classic fairy tale is fast paced and flat out funny! Overworked Cinderella swings her broom at the Fairy Godmother, thinking she’s a giant moth. Meanwhile, the Queen wants the Prince to choose a suitable bride, but he would rather play video games than dance with a girl. This upbeat, slap-happy fairy tale will delight performers and audiences alike. Information: 501-5859.

The English Channel

Fri, Aug 18, 7pm. $5. Henrico Theatre Come out and dance the night away to this British ‘60s & ‘70s pop rock cover band! Purchase tickets at henricolive.com. Information: 652-1460.

Henrico Concert Band in the Park

Mon, Aug 28, 7-8pm. Free. Dorey Park Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening in the park by the lake listening to your favorite band music with Henrico Concert Band! In case of inclement weather, the concert may be cancelled. There will be no rain date. No reservations required. Information: per22@henrico.us

Join us for the remainder of Henrico Theatre Company’s 38th Season of Plays! All performances will be held at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Showtimes are at 8pm except for Sunday matinees which are at 2:30pm. For specific showtimes, go to www.artsglenallen.com. All tickets can be purchased in person at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, by calling 501-5859 or 261-2787, or online at www.artsglenallen.com; click on Performances then Tickets.

Individual Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (55+) and students per show. Information: 501-5859 or per22@henrico.us

The Cemetery Club May 5-21 A comedy by Ivan Menchell. Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. “Very touching and humorous. An evening of pure pleasure that will make you glad you went to the theatre.” – Washington Journal Newspapers Tickets on sale Apr 3.

Jul 7-23 A musical with book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Based on the play by Miklos Laszlo. Georg and Amalia are two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930s who secretly find solace in their anonymous pen pals, little knowing their respective correspondents are none other than each other. This warm romantic comedy is funny, intelligent, honest and sentimental. “….a touch of old world elegance and nostalgia…a gem of a musical with built in charm.” Tickets on sale Jun 5.

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Performing Arts Music Groups For more information on these volunteer groups, call 501-5138.

Henrico Community Band

Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm at Tuckahoe Middle School.

Henrico Concert Band

Rehearsals are held Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm at Lakeside Baptist Church.

Henrico Pops Chorus

Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings at 7pm at Lakeside United Methodist Church.

Bluegrass Coffeehouse Thur, Jun 8, Jul 13 & Aug 10, 7-9pm. Free. Dorey Recreation Center For musicians of all ages and abilities! Come out for a few jam sessions with fellow musicians. Never been to a jam session? Now is the time to give it a try. Acoustic only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: hil078@henrico.us

Theatre Groups

Dance Groups

For more information on these groups, call 501-5138.

USA Dance, Inc. - Ballroom Dance

Henrico Theatre Company Volunteers

Come and volunteer with Henrico Theatre Company! We are always looking for volunteers to help with set construction, props, backstage crew, costume sewing, and ushering.

On the Air Radio Players

The group produces live broadcasts of 1940’s radio shows and is also interested in developing and performing original works.

Dances are held the first Saturday of each month at Brookland Middle School and the third Saturday at Deep Run Recreation Center from 7:3010:30pm. Information: Phil Sisk, 447-0175.

The Candlelight Club – Ballroom Dance

Dances are held on the third Friday of each month at Belmont Recreation Center from 7-10pm. Information: Bill Miller, 307-3626.

Colonial Dance Club – English Country Dance

The club meets every Wednesday from 7:30-9:30pm at Belmont Recreation Center. Information: Linda Salter, 266-7355.

aUDITIONS Henrico Theatre Company and On the Air Radio Players

Hirshjaeger Dancers - German Folk Dancing

Meetings are held every Friday from 7:30-10pm at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church. Information: Mark Cheek, 541-5400.

International Folk Dance Club

Meetings are held on the first, third, and fifth Fridays of each month from 7:30-10:30pm at Dumbarton Elementary School. Information: Pam Carney, 672-2734.

Square and Round Dance Clubs

Sign up to receive emails about upcoming auditions. per22@henrico.us

America’s official dance form! A free listing of our many square and round dance clubs with dates, times, and locations is available. Information: per22@henrico.us

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Camp Henrico Camp Registration All Fee-Based Camps:

Registration begins Sat, Apr 1 at 8am

Summer Blast:

Registration begins Sat, Apr 8 at 8am

Ways to Register: Register Online

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Register in Person

Belmont, Deep Run, or Eastern Henrico Recreation Centers from 8-11am on Apr 1 & 8.

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A photo ID will be required when signing out campers. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to list individuals authorized to pick up your child.

Registration Notes: • Camp registration is for Henrico County residents only through May 29. • Registration for non-Henrico County residents will be accepted beginning May 30 (if space is available). • Non-residents will be charged an additional $20 per participant per camp. • Participants must register at least one week prior to the start date (if space is still available). • Additional registration information is available on page 4.

Inclusion Services:

Families of children with disabilities that need assistance should call Mary Stanley (Therapeutic Recreation) at 652-1449 to discuss special accommodations and request an inclusion packet. Please also select ‘yes’ for the special accommodations question during registration. Packets must be completed and returned by May 12 in order to qualify for inclusion services at a camp. This does not guarantee registration; you must also register for camp(s) beginning April 1.

Emergency/Rescue Medications:

If your child requires rescue medication(s) during camp hours (for example, an inhaler or epi-pen), select ‘yes’ for the medication question during registration and call Jessica Rock at 652-1443. A medication form will be required and must be completed and signed by a parent/legal guardian and physician. Medication consent forms must be turned in at least 10 working days prior to the camp start date for approval. Camp Location Codes AH: Armour House BE: Belmont Rec Ctr

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DR: Deep Run Rec Ctr EH: Eastern Henrico Rec Ctr

HT: Henrico Theatre MF: Meadow Farm

TL: Three Lakes TH: Twin Hickory Rec Ctr

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WT: Walkerton Tavern


Camp Henrico Preschoolers (3-6) Kidz Corner Summer Camp

Ages 3-5. Kidz Corner Summer Camp offers young children fun in oneweek sessions. Campers engage in activities such as arts and crafts, hikes, science, music, stories, building, and imaginative play time with friends. Children must be toilet trained. Campers must bring a snack and drink daily. Information: pit02@henrico.us M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

Jun 26-30 Jul 3-7 Jul 10-14 Jul 17-21 Jul 24-28 Jul 31-Aug 4 Aug 7-11

8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon

$50 $40 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50

BE BE BE BE BE BE BE

6429 *6444 6445 6446 6447 6448 6449

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

Jun 26-30 Jul 3-7 Jul 10-14 Jul 17-21 Jul 24-28 Jul 31-Aug 4 Aug 7-11

8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon

$50 $40 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50

DR DR DR DR DR DR DR

6450 *6451 6452 6453 6454 6455 6456

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

Jun 26-30 Jul 3-7 Jul 10-14 Jul 17-21 Jul 24-28 Jul 31-Aug 4 Aug 7-11

8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon

$50 $40 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50

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6457 *6458 6459 6460 6461 6462 6463

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

Jun 26-30 Jul 3-7 Jul 10-14 Jul 17-21 Jul 24-28 Jul 31-Aug 4 Aug 7-11

8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon 8:30am-noon

$50 $40 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50

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6464 *6465 6466 6467 6468 6469 6470

*No camp Jul 4.

Here We Grow Garden Camp

Ages 4-6. Flowers, basil, lady bugs, mint, and butterflies - explore nature at work! Come have fun with gardening activities and crafts, like a takehome herb garden, stepping stones, rain sticks, and more! Here we grow! Information: sin10@henrico.us M-Th M-Th

Aug 7-10 Aug 14-17

9am-noon 9am-noon

$40 $40

AH WT

6478 6479

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Paid Camp Registration begins April 1

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Camp Henrico Nature Skills Camp

Ages 8-9. It takes skills to survive out here! Have a blast with traditional outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, archery, tree climbing, swimming, and an overnight campout! Learn camping skills such as building and starting a fire, setting up a tent, outdoor cooking, plant identification, and recognizing poisonous plants and snakes. The overnight campout will be held on Wednesday night. Information: hil078@henrico.us Crump Park M-F Jul 17-21

9am-3pm

$100

6735

H2O Camp

Ages 8-9. Get wild with water! You’ll have the best time swimming, canoeing, playing awesome water games, and more! Information: hil078@henrico.us Crump Park M-F Jul 24-28

9am-3pm

$100

6736

Abra-ka-doodle Art Camp

Ages 6-7. Let creativity be your guide in this fun, activity-filled indoor/ outdoor camp. You’ll doodle, paint, and use other forms of art to create your own masterpieces. We’ll study some famous artists for inspiration. Information: tru08@henrico.us

Youth (6-10)

M-F

Out to the Wild Nature Camp

Ages 8-9. Connect with nature as we spend each day exploring the great outdoors! Adventure and fun are the key ingredients in this camp, along with a heaping helping of wildlife, sunshine, and fresh air. Campers get to see animals up close, scout the woods and waterways of the park, and embark on adventures that will help establish them as stewards of the environment. Information: mon08@henrico.us Tu-F

Jun 20-23

9am-3pm

$80

TL

6767

CenterStage Camp

Aug 7-11

Ages 8-9. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen M-F Jul 10-21 9am-4pm $200

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9am-3pm

$100

AH

6741

Ages 6-7. M-F Aug 14-18

9am-noon

$50

MF

6776

Ages 8-9. M-F Aug 21-25

9am-noon

$50

MF

6778

*6518

6519

Ages 8-10. Explore your artistic side! Work with paint, clay, paper, and other basic art materials to make outstanding masterpieces! Discover a local community art center and finish the week by creating an art exhibit to showcase your work. This camp is a must for anyone curious and creative. Information: sic01@henrico.us Jul 10-14

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Which animal has bristles? Who has a gizzard instead of a stomach? What is a mule? Come help the farmer take care of the animals. Learn what it was like to live on a farm 150 years ago. After the chores are done, play old-fashioned games. Information: eik@henrico.us

Art Awakenings

M-F

$50

Life on the Farm Camp

Enjoy a performing arts camp for youth presented at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. This camp will offer workshops and training in areas of theatre, dance, and music including sessions in acting, improvisation, choreography, makeup, set painting, costuming, special effects, and more. Information: per22@henrico.us Ages 6-7. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen M-F Jun 26-Jul 7 9am-1pm $100 *No camp Jul 4.

9am-noon

6508

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Camp Henrico Youth, Tweens & Teens (6-17) Basic Basketball Camp

Ages 7-17. Basic Basketball Camp is designed to develop basketball skills through instruction of the fundamentals of the game. Both individual and team concepts will be taught. Information: gri10@henrico.us Moody MS M-Th Jul 10-13 M-Th Jul 17-20

8am-noon 8am-noon

$40 $40

6436 6438

Brookland MS M-Th Jul 24-27 M-Th Jul 31-Aug 3

8am-noon 8am-noon

$40 $40

6439 6440

Junior Golf Camp

Ages 8-16. This camp is perfect for the new golfer as well as children with some experience. Campers will learn full swing with woods/irons, short game, rules, etiquette, and course management. They will have fun with games and on-course training, preparing them for different situations. Wednesday will be spent at Windy Hill Golf Course and Friday will be a 3-hole captain’s choice fun play day, where campers can bring a playing partner. Junior golfers will also receive a properly fitting starter set of clubs and lunch on Friday. Taught by a PGA/LPGA Golf Professional. Information: tay80@henrico.us Belmont Golf Course M-F Jul 10-14 9-11am $179 6978 M-F Jul 17-21 9-11am $179 6979 Registration closes June 10. Not eligible for Financial Assistance.

Tweens (10-13) Ages 10-12. What was it like to live 150 years ago? How about 10,000 years ago? Join us as we explore the lives of our 19th century ancestors and the Native Americans before Europeans arrived. By cooking over a fire, building using antique tools, farming, and much more, you’ll become in touch with the past in a new, unique way. Information: eik@henrico.us Jun 19-23

9am-3pm

$100

MF

6770

Out to the Wild Nature Camp

Ages 10-12. Connect with nature as we spend each day exploring the great outdoors! Adventure and fun are the key ingredients in this camp, along with a heaping helping of wildlife, sunshine, and fresh air. Campers get to see animals up close, scout the woods and waterways of the park, and embark on adventures that will help establish them as stewards of the environment. Information: mon08@henrico.us Tu-F

Jun 27-30

9am-3pm

$80

TL

6769

Fighting Gravity Camp

Ages 10-12. Get your feet off the ground this summer with rock climbing, low ropes activities, trampoline fun, slacklining, tree climbing, and more! Information: hil078@henrico.us Crump Park M-F Jul 10-14

9am-3pm

Ages 10-12. Join us for a basic introduction to the sport of Adventure Racing! Participate in fun team building activities that will challenge your mind and body. Each day a focus activity will be introduced including biking, fishing, canoeing, archery and geocaching. Finish the week with an Adventure Race! Information: mur12@henrico.us Dorey Park M-F Jul 24-28

9am-3pm

$100

6739

Concepts and Creations

Back to the Past Camp

M-F

Intro to Adventure Racing

$100

6733

Ages 11-13. Are you ready for a week-long art adventure? Work with paint, clay, paper, and other basic art materials to make outstanding masterpieces. Explore a local art center and showcase your art in a public exhibit. Information: sic01@henrico.us M-F

Jul 24-28

9am-3pm

$100

WT

6530

CenterStage Camp

Ages 10-12. Enjoy a performing arts camp for youth presented at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. This camp will offer workshops and training in areas of theatre, dance, and music including sessions in acting, improvisation, choreography, makeup, set painting, costuming, special effects and more. Information: per22@henrico.us The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen M-F Jul 24-Aug 4 9am-4pm

$200

6520

Nature Skills Camp

Ages 10-12. It takes skills to survive out here! Have a blast with traditional outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, archery, tree climbing, swimming, and an overnight campout! Learn camping skills such as building and starting a fire, setting up a tent, outdoor cooking, plant identification, and recognizing poisonous plants and snakes. The overnight campout will be held on Wednesday night. Information: hil078@henrico.us Crump Park M-F Jul 31-Aug 4

Paid Camp Registration begins April 1

9am-3pm

$100

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Camp Henrico Teens (13-17)

Therapeutic Recreation

Teen Outdoor Adventure Camp

Ages 13-16. Outdoor Adventure Camp provides teens the opportunity to try stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, archery, sea kayaking, recreational climbing, a ropes course, and more. Don’t miss this exciting week of outdoor adventure! Information: hil078@henrico.us Dorey Park M-F Jun 26-30 M-F Jul 3-7 *No camp Jul 4. Crump Park M-F Aug 7-11 M-F Aug 14-18

9am-3pm 9am-3pm

$100 $80

6731 *6732

9am-3pm 9am-3pm

$100 $100

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Fishing Camp

Ages 12-14. We will explore all aspects of freshwater fishing including casting, catching, safety, knot tying, and understanding fish habitats. Campers will be introduced to various fishing patterns such as top water, bottom fishing, and everything in-between. Information: new27@henrico.us Dorey Park W-F Jul 5-7

9am-noon

$30

6713

Behind the Scenes Film Camp

Ages 13-17. Budding film directors and cinematographers will work in small groups to create their own film or documentary at Henrico Theatre! Sessions include writing, directing, visual storytelling, composition, film editing, lighting, and special effects. See your own work on the big screen at the conclusion of camp. Information: per22@henrico.us Henrico Theatre M-F Jul 31-Aug 11

9am-1pm

$100

6523

CenterStage Camp

Ages 13-15. Enjoy a performing arts camp for youth presented at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. This camp will offer workshops and training in areas of theatre, dance, and music including sessions in acting, improvisation, choreography, makeup, set painting, costuming, special effects and more. Information: per22@henrico.us The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen M-F Aug 7-18 9am-4pm

$200

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Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements, which include independence in toileting, feeding and dressing. Individuals with behavioral issues that compromise the safety of any individual (including themselves) will be reviewed amp on a case-by-case basis. Those with eople I n C intensive medical conditions requiring E xceptional P assistance of medical personnel or equipment will also be reviewed individually. Participants are expected to function with a maximum staffing support of 1:3. Therapeutic Recreation camps offer opportunities for peer interaction and development of social and life skills and a positive self-image through a variety of activities. Instructors will adapt projects and work with a variety of skill levels. Field trips to be announced prior to camp start date. To complete the registration process, a TR packet must be completed and returned by May 12.

Camp EPIC I

Ages 7-15. Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. This exciting camp has adventure written all over it! Come explore new heights as we rock climb, learn camping skills, and go on forest adventures! Information: god001@henrico.us Longdale ES M-Th Jun 26-Jul 6 *No camp Jul 4.

8am-1pm

$70

*6717

Camp EPIC II

Ages 7-15. Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. Would you like to have a sensory-filled week complete with color wars and water play? This is the camp for you! Come ready to get wet each day and expand your horizons with colors! Information: god001@henrico.us Longdale ES M-Th Jul 10-20

8am-1pm

$80

6718

Camp EPIC III

Ages 7-15. Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. Would you like to learn more about animals and their habitats? We will be hands on with slimy creatures at Three Lakes Nature Center. Information: god001@henrico.us Longdale ES M-Th Jul 24-Aug 3

8am-1pm

$80

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Camp EPIC IV

Ages 7-15. Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. Want to learn how to carry a tune? How to paint a self-portrait? This fun camp will let you explore your creative side, both musically and artistically. Information: god001@henrico.us Longdale ES M-Th Aug 7-10

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8am-1pm

$40

6720


Camp Henrico Registration for Summer Blast Camps begins April 8 at 8am and is for Henrico Residents only

2017 Camp Dates

summer BLAST Summer Blast is a free camp for Henrico residents. Participants must be rising 1st-5th and 6th-8th graders for the 2017-18 school year. Blast into summer! Unplug for a few weeks in an active, safe, fun, and enriching environment while venturing in the outdoors, playing sports, crafting, creating, laughing, and performing! Information: summerblast@henrico.us

New!

A photo ID will be required when signing out campers. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to list individuals authorized to pick up your child.

Inclusion Services Available! Families of children with disabilities that need assistance should call Mary Stanley (Therapeutic Recreation) at 652-1449 to discuss special accommodations and request an inclusion packet.

Camp is held Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-2:30pm. Seven one-week sessions are available for 2017. Please only register for one location per session, per participant. Session I: Session II: Session III: Session IV:

June 26-29 July 3-6* July 10-13 July 17-20

Session V: July 24-27 Session VI: July 31-August 3 Session VII: August 7-10

*No camp Jul 4.

Sites: Rising 1st-5th graders Adams ES Carver ES Colonial Trail ES Dorey Rec Ctr Echo Lake ES Fair Oaks ES Gayton ES Glen Lea ES Greenwood ES Hidden Creek Rec Ctr

Hunton Comm Ctr Kaechele ES Laburnum ES Maybeury ES Mehfoud ES Ratcliffe ES Rivers Edge ES Short Pump ES Springfield Park ES Varina ES

Sites: Rising 6th-8th graders Eastern Henrico Recreation Center Confederate Hills Recreation Center Elko Community Center Deep Run Recreation Center Holman Middle School

Summer Blast Camp FAQ’s 1. How do I find more information for camp? For additional details on Summer Blast go to summerblast.henricorecandparks.com. Look for the Parent Handbook which is an excellent resource for all questions you may have. The handbook will also be emailed and there will be copies at each camp site. 2. What should my child bring to camp? Campers should bring their lunch, a snack, beverage, and a refillable water bottle daily. Campers will have reading time, so campers can bring their own book, if they’d like. 3. What should my child wear to camp? Campers should wear comfortable play clothes that can get messy and closed-toe athletic shoes (tennis shoes, sneakers, etc). 4. What will my child do at camp? Have lots of fun! The staff at each site plans the activities for the whole summer. A calendar will be posted at the site the first day of camp. 5. How does the waitlist work? Should a spot become available, you will receive a call at the phone number provided offering you the opportunity to register for that space. You will have 24 hours to confirm and register. 6. How do I make changes to my registration? Changes to site location (transfers) and cancellation requests may be sent to recandparks@henrico.us. Transfers are limited depending on the availability of spaces at the site requested.

Paid Camp Registration begins April 1

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Preschool More Fun Stuff Book Cooks

Ages 3-5. Come have some fun with us! Each week we will share a story and prepare a related recipe. We will kick off the program with a reading of Caps for Sale and we will make frosty bananas. We will also read It Looked Like Spilt Milk, Katy No-Pocket, and Very Hungry Caterpillar. Information: cli04@henrico.us W

May 17-Jun 7

10-11am

$20

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Afternoon Art Delight!

Ages 3-5. Join us for an afternoon of fun art projects! A little paint, a little glue, who knows just what we’ll do? A delightful afternoon of experiences for creative little hands. Information: pit02@henrico.us M

Jul 10

2:30-3:30pm

$10

TH

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Little Tykes with Big Hearts

Ages 4-6. Does your little one have a zest for life and a giving nature? This unique intergenerational program will focus on crafts, songs, finger plays, and a performance/craft exchange on the final day. This is in conjunction with senior adults from the Friendship Café. Information: god001@henrico.us M W F

Jul 17, 19, & 21

10-11:30am

$10

DR

6526

Royals In Training

Ages 4-6. Enter the enchanting world of princes and princesses! Discover our inner “royalty” while learning good manners, making personalized crafts, dancing to your favorite tunes, and making special treats...all in royal style! Feel free to dress in your favorite royal fashion! Information: god001@henrico.us F

Jul 21

8:30-10am

$10

DR

6527

Ages 4-5. Players will learn basic skills and techniques of basketball. Skills will include ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Your future basketball star will learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship, all while having fun. Information: mcn11@henrico.us Tu Tu Tu Tu

Preschool Tennis

Ages 4-5. Tennis is a great sport that you can play your entire life and there’s no better time to get started than when you’re young! Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game and practice drills in proper strokes, serves, and volleys. With a low student-instructor ratio, your little one will receive lots of personal attention! Participants must bring their own tennis racquet. Instructor: Charles Gray. Information: sin10@henrico.us M-F Jun 26-30 8:30-9am M-F Jul 17-21 8:30-9am M-F Jul 24-28 8:30-9am M-F Aug 7-11 8:30-9am Freeman High School Tennis Courts

$12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50

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May 2-30 Jun 6-27 Jul 11-25 Aug 1-22

5-5:45pm 5-5:45pm 5-5:45pm 5-5:45pm

W May 3-31 4:45-5:30pm W Jun 7-28 4:45-5:30pm W Jul 5-26 4:45-5:30pm W Aug 2-23 4:45-5:30pm *No class May 9, 10 & Jun 20.

$15 $11.25 $11.25 $15

EH EH EH EH

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$15 $15 $15 $15

DR DR DR DR

*6617 6611 6612 6613

Preschool Soccer

Ages 4-5. Players will learn basic skills and techniques of soccer. Skills will include ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Your future soccer star will learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship, all while having fun. Information: mcn11@henrico.us Th Th Th Th

Sports

Location Codes

Preschool Basketball

May 4-Jun 1 Jun 8-29 Jul 6-27 Aug 3-24

5-5:45pm 5-5:45pm 5-5:45pm 5-5:45pm

F May 5-Jun 2 4:45-5:30pm F Jun 9-30 4:45-5:30pm F Jul 7-28 4:45-5:30pm F Aug 4-25 4:45-5:30pm *No class May 11, 12 & Jun 22.

$15 $11.25 $15 $15

EH EH EH EH

*6626 *6622 6623 6624

$15 $15 $15 $15

DR DR DR DR

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Preschool T-Ball

Ages 4-5. Players will learn basic skills and techniques of T-ball, such as catching, fielding, hitting, running the bases, and more. The class will focus on having fun while learning the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork. Information: mcn11@henrico.us M May 1-22 M Jun 5-26 M Jul 10-31 M Aug 7-21 *No class May 8.

4:45-5:30pm 4:45-5:30pm 4:45-5:30pm 4:45-5:30pm

AN: Antioch Comm Ctr AH: Armour House BE: Belmont Rec Ctr CH: Confederate Hills Rec Ctr

DH: Dabbs House DR: Deep Run Rec Ctr DO: Dorey Rec Ctr EH: Eastern Henrico Rec Ctr

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EL: Elko Comm Ctr HC: Hidden Creek Rec Ctr HT: Henrico Theatre

HU: Hunton Comm Ctr MF: Meadow Farm SA: Sandston Comm Ctr

$11.25 $15 $15 $11.25

DR DR DR DR

*6627 6628 6629 6630

TL: Three Lakes TH: Twin Hickory Rec Ctr WT: Walkerton Tavern


Youth Fitness

History

Youth Fit

Family Sleuths - The Case of the Missing Toy

Ages 7-12. Get your kids off the couch! Youth Fit will feature relays, obstacle courses, cardio, strength, and flexibility; boot-camp style. These classes will help children gain confidence while introducing the important principles of exercise in a fun atmosphere. Information: mcn11@henrico.us M May 1-22 M Jun 5-26 M Jul 10-24 M Jul 31-Aug 21 *No class Jun 19.

5-5:45pm 5-5:45pm 5-5:45pm 5-5:45pm

$15 $11.25 $11.25 $15

EH EH EH EH

6701 *6702 6703 6704

Kids Yoga

Ages 7-12. Yoga can provide many benefits to its participants including increased strength and flexibility, as well as improvements in balance and coordination. It can also help with concentration and improve a child’s self-confidence. Let your child come and explore all that yoga can do for them. Information: mcn11@henrico.us Sa May 6-Jun 3 Sa Jun 10-24 Sa Jul 8-29 Sa Aug 5-19 *No class May 13 & 27.

9-9:45am 9-9:45am 9-9:45am 9-9:45am

$11.25 $11.25 $15 $11.25

DR DR DR DR

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Jump Rope & Double Dutch

Ages 8+. Did you know that jumping rope for 10 minutes is equivalent to running an 8-minute mile? Jumping rope is an effective cardio exercise that works your arms, legs, and core. It also improves balance, strengthens bones and improves coordination. Jump into this active, heart-healthy, exciting class! Learn basic to intermediate single rope skills, partner tricks, long rope games, and double dutch. All skill levels are welcome. Instructor: JumpStarz. Information: mcn11@henrico.us W May 3-31 6-7pm W Jun 7-28 6-7pm W Jul 5-26 6-7pm W Aug 2-23 6-7pm *No class May 10 & Jun 21.

$20 $15 $20 $20

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Ages 6-12 with a registered adult. A mystery has arisen at Meadow Farm. A toy belonging to Lizzie Sheppard is missing. Use secret codes, puzzles, and riddles hidden around the farm to help uncover clues. Work together to find the culprit and reunite Lizzie with her toy. Fee is per family and all participants must register. Information: leh@henrico.us Sa

Jul 15

10-11am

$10

MF

6544

History Investigators

Ages 6-12. Parent(s) must accompany child. Join the History Investigators as we discover the secrets and treasures of our historic sites. Each investigator will receive a dossier to help in the quest. Your job will be to find hidden objects, determine the use of strange contraptions and go on a treasure hunt. Registration required. Information: leh@henrico.us Sa Sa

May 20 Jul 8

10-11am 10-11am

Free Free

DH WT

6546 6545

Home and Garden Minecraft-Inspired Pencil Holders

Ages 8-10. Make a handy accessory for your bedroom inspired by Minecraft characters. Using pixel-mosaic techniques, decorate a container that can store your pencils, paintbrushes, markers, and more! Information: mon08@henrico.us Sa

Jul 15

1-2pm

$10

TL

6766

All About Garden Plants!

Ages 6-8. Through fun crafts and outdoor activities, learn to identify garden plants, their different parts, and how they live and grow! Information: pat@henrico.us Th Aug 10 Short Pump Park

10:30-11:30am

$10

6537

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Youth Music

More Fun Stuff

Guitar for Beginners

Water Fun

Ages 7-9. This class targets the complete beginner. Learn about holding the guitar, tuning, chords, and notes. Students will develop skills to continue in music and are introduced to simple music notation. An acoustic guitar and a desire to learn are the only requirements. Instructor: Scott Martin. Information: leh@henrico.us M M

May 1-22 Jun 5-26

5-6pm 5-6pm

$20 $20

TH TH

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Ages 8-12. Come prepared to get drenched in a night with water-themed games, relays, and activities! Parents or legal guardians must sign a liability waiver provided on site at the time of drop off. Space is limited to the first 50 children. Information: pat@henrico.us Fr

May 5

6-8pm

Free

DR

6509

Creative Cooking

Ages 6-8. Learn to make your favorite foods like popcorn, macaroni and cheese, and ice cream in a non-traditional way! Try mug cooking, making foods from scratch, and more! Information: jon105@henrico.us

Nature & Outdoors

W

Jun 21

6:30-7:30pm

$10

CH

6441

Recreational Tree Climbing

Ages 8+. Professional arborists from Riverside Outfitters will take you safely to new heights, teaching the proper climbing systems to ascend and explore the canopies of trees. Instructor: Riverside Outfitters. Information: hil078@henrico.us

Sports

Sa Aug 5 Three Lakes Park

Ages 6-10. Learn to skateboard safely and improve your skills. The program is for beginner skaters. Information: gri10@henrico.us

10am-noon

$10

Summer Nature Series

6726

All ages. Join nature center staff as we open up our classroom doors to visitors with a variety of items from our nature collections. Staff will be on hand to present information and answer questions. Topics rotate throughout the summer months. Information: hac003@henrico.us Wednesdays, 10-11am at Three Lakes Nature Center

Jul 12: Predators of the Sea: Sharks Jul 26: Mega-monsters: Dinosaurs Aug 2: Ssslither!: Snakes Aug 23: The Nature of Turtles

Free!

Keep on Rollin’

F Jun 30-Jul 21 Laurel Skate Park

9-11am

$45

6432

Youth Tennis

Interested in tennis? This class will focus on the game’s fundamentals and is perfect for any skill level. Classes are taught by a Certified Tennis Teaching Professional and there is a low student-instructor ratio. Participants must bring their own tennis racquet. Instructor: Charles Gray. Information: sin10@henrico.us Ages 6-7. M-F Jun 26-30 9-9:30am M-F Jul 17-21 9-9:30am M-F Jul 24-28 9-9:30am M-F Aug 7-11 9-9:30am Freeman High School Tennis Courts

$12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50

6489 6490 6491 6492

Ages 8-11. M-F Jun 26-30 9:30-10:30am M-F Jul 17-21 9:30-10:30am M-F Jul 24-28 9:30-10:30am M-F Aug 7-11 9:30-10:30am Freeman High School Tennis Courts

$25 $25 $25 $25

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Inclusion Services Available! We want everyone to enjoy our classes and programs. If you or a family member needs assistance and/or accommodations (due to a disability) to be able to participate in any of our programs, we can help. See page 23 for more information.

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Tweens History Heirloom Lost Arts & Crafts: A Stitch in Time

Ages 9-13. Travel back in time to learn about the old art of needlework or cross stitch. In the past, cross stitch wasn’t simply done for fun, but was an important skill to learn that could be used throughout a lifetime. You will learn some easy stitches and create a mini-masterpiece to take home. Discover how this craft from the past can be given a fresh, modern twist using today’s trendy images. Information: den63@henrico.us Su

Jun 4

2-4pm

$10

TH

6715

Home and Garden Mini Leather Book Necklaces

Ages 10-12. Booklovers can create a unique piece of jewelry while learning some leatherworking and book-building techniques. These trendy little books can also function as portable journals. What better way to show your love of reading! Information: mon08@henrico.us Sa

May 27

10:30-11:30am

$10

TH

6765

Sharpie® Shoes

Visual Arts

More Fun Stuff

Needle Felting in 2D

Sew Much Fun: Youth Workshop

Su

Ages 10-13. Learn how to work loose wool into a piece of felt to form a one-of-a-kind design of your own creation. Information: cli04@henrico.us

Ages 8-12. Simple sewing projects for beginners! We will review tool and sewing machine safety, basic hand and machine stitches, fabric measuring and cutting, and project finishing. All fabric and supplies will be provided. Information: nes@henrico.us Th

Aug 17

9am-2:30pm

$20

BE

6504

May 21

2-4pm

$10

BE

6473

Sharpie® Shoes

Ages 10-12. Are you interested in Zentangle, bright colors, or cartoon characters? Use Sharpies® to create a custom pair of shoes with your own designs! They don’t even have to match! Information: tru08@henrico.us Su

May 21

2-4pm

$10

TH

6740

Comic Book Creations

Ages 10-12. Get ready to use pencils, crayons, and paper! Cartoonist Jamie Cosley is going to share tips and techniques for creating fun, original cartoon characters. Learn how to defeat writer’s block while you transform ordinary vocabulary words into silly monsters! Instructor: Jamie Wood. Information: eng061@henrico.us Sa

Jun 24

10-11:30am

$10

DR

Laurel Skate Park

Classes fill quickly. Register early!

Info: 501-7275

Please register at least one week prior to the start date.

Opens May 1, 2017

Location Codes

AN: Antioch Comm Ctr AH: Armour House BE: Belmont Rec Ctr CH: Confederate Hills Rec Ctr

DH: Dabbs House DR: Deep Run Rec Ctr DO: Dorey Rec Ctr EH: Eastern Henrico Rec Ctr

EL: Elko Comm Ctr HC: Hidden Creek Rec Ctr HT: Henrico Theatre

HU: Hunton Comm Ctr MF: Meadow Farm SA: Sandston Comm Ctr

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TL: Three Lakes TH: Twin Hickory Rec Ctr WT: Walkerton Tavern

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Teens Sports Teen Tennis

Ages 12-17. Interested in tennis? This class will focus on the game’s fundamentals and is perfect for any skill level. Classes are taught by a Certified Tennis Teaching Professional and there is a low studentinstructor ratio. Participants must bring their own tennis racquet. Instructor: Charles Gray. Information: sin10@henrico.us M-F Jun 26-30 10:30-11:30am M-F Jul 17-21 10:30-11:30am M-F Jul 24-28 10:30-11:30am M-F Aug 7-11 10:30-11:30am Freeman High School Tennis Courts

$25 $25 $25 $25

6481 6482 6483 6484

Visual Arts Needle Felting in 2D

Ages 13-17. Learn how to work loose wool into a piece of felt to form a one-of-a-kind design of your own creation. Information: cli04@henrico.us Su

Music Guitar for Beginners

Ages 10-15. This class targets the complete beginner. Learn about holding the guitar, tuning, chords, and notes. Students will develop skills to continue in music and are introduced to simple music notation. An acoustic guitar and a desire to learn are the only requirements. Instructor: Scott Martin. Information: leh@henrico.us M

May 1-22

6-7pm

$20

TH

6542

Nature & Outdoors Beginner Archery

Ages 13-17. This class will teach participants how to safely and successfully shoot a compound bow. The class will follow the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) curriculum. Appropriate for individuals with little-to-no archery experience. Information: new27@henrico.us W

Aug 16

7-8:30pm

$10

DR

May 21

4-6pm

BE

6474

Helping Hands Teen Volunteer Program

Ages 13-18. In search of volunteer hours to fill club requirements? Recreation and Parks can help you and your group meet those requirements. Gain hours for your club by helping to keep our parks beautiful, assisting at special events, providing support in one of our recreation programs, or serving popcorn at our theatre. With so much going on, the opportunities are endless! Participants will be required to attend preliminary and wrap-up meetings. Information: nes@henrico.us Preliminary: Wed, May 3 at Twin Hickory Recreation Center, 6-7pm. Wrap-Up: Wed, Aug 30 at Twin Hickory Recreation Center, 6-7pm.

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Registration begins

April 1. See page 4 for details.

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Therapeutic Recreation Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements, which include independence in toileting, feeding and dressing. Individuals with behavioral issues that compromise the safety of any individual (including themselves) will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Those with intensive medical conditions requiring assistance of medical personnel or equipment will also be reviewed individually. For specific information on a program’s minimum eligibility requirements, please call 501-5135 or email god001@henrico.us.

Home and Garden Decorated Disks

Ages 13+. Open to individuals with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Come spin a CD into a modern work of art and create an old pastime favorite - the whirligig. Information: jon105@henrico.us Th

Jun 8

6:30-8pm

$10

BE

6443

Visual Arts Seascape Showpieces

Soap Making

Ages 16+. Open to individuals with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Let your imagination bubble up as we come together to make soap and new friends. Information: roc35@henrico.us

Ages 16+. Open to individuals with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements. You’ll create a beautiful painting on canvas - an oceanic opus, a maritime masterpiece, a seascape showpiece - to take home and display. Information: sin10@henrico.us

Tu

Tu

Jul 18

6:30-8pm

$10

WT

6507

Bowling Party

Ages 18+. Open to individuals with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Come beat the late summer heat with the “cool cats” at the bowling alley. After we bowl two games, we will enjoy lunch and laughs! Bowling and lunch included in fee. Information: sic@henrico.us $15

Ages 13+. Open to individuals with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements. End the summer with a splash! A night of dancing, snacking, water balloons, and great fun! Information: sta02@henrico.us Aug 25

6:30-8pm

$10

BE

6497

$10

CH

Ages 13+. Open to individuals with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Come create works of art using a few painting techniques and masking tape! Take home two beautiful canvases that you can display in your home! Information: jon105@henrico.us W

Aug 2

6:30-8pm

$10

BE

6442

6714

Summer Splash Bash F

6:30-8pm

Masking Up Masterpieces

More Fun Stuff

Sa Aug 26 9:30am-12:30pm Bowl America Short Pump

Jun 13

6477

Henrico Recreation and Parks is proud to support Virginia Special Olympics! They provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of sports for children and adults. A full list of activities and details are available on the Special Olympics website: specialolympicsva.org. Henrico County is located in the James River Region, Area 31.

Inclusion Services Available! If you have a disability and will need assistance or special accommodations in order to enjoy any recreation programs, check the accommodation box when registering and call Therapeutic Recreation at 652-1449 no later than 10 working days prior to the program date. Notification is required for each program and new participants must submit paperwork 10 days prior to the start of the program.

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Adults History Natural Dyes

Ages 18+. Nature provides an entire pallet of color to brighten plain fibers. Learn how to dye using common and uncommon ingredients found in nature. Discover what color you get from onion skins, cochineal, walnuts, pokeberry, and more through this hands-on workshop. Take home samples and instructions. Bring your own lunch. Information: eik@henrico.us Sa

Jun 10

9am-3pm

$20

WT

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The History of Gabriel’s Rebellion

Guilds Agricultural Guild

All ages. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a supervising adult. If you enjoy gardening and the companionship of good folks, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you. The Meadow Farm Agricultural Guild meets Saturday mornings, April through September from 9-11am to work the field crops and heirloom garden. Volunteer applications are available at county recreation centers and at the garden on work evenings. Free. Information: eik@henrico.us

All ages. Join us at Spring Park in Lakeside, near where Gabriel gathered fellow slaves to plan an insurrection for the night of August 30, 1800. The ultimate goal was to gain freedom for all enslaved people by capturing the governor and Richmond. Hear a local historian set the stage for the time period and a costumed interpreter give insights into this pivotal event and its impact on the nation. Information: eik@henrico.us Sa

Aug 26

9:30-11am

Free

Spring Park

Home Cooking: The Art of Fermentation

Sewing Guild and Sewing Academy

All ages. If you enjoy a variety of textile projects this may be the volunteer opportunity for you. Members produce textile projects for Meadow Farm Museum historic programs. The Guild is for experienced tailors and the Sewing Academy is for those learning to sew. Meetings are the fourth Saturday of the month (Feb-Dec) from 9:30-11:30am at Meadow Farm Orientation Center. New members are always welcome. Free. Information: eik@henrico.us

Meadow Farm’s Saturday Live

Ages 14+. Do you love farmstead kraut? Come learn the secret to making a probiotic-rich sauerkraut. You can even spice it up a bit and make carrot cake kraut! You’ll learn to prepare many variations of your favorites. Kimchi, another fermented product, will be tasted and started in the class as well. Instructor: Sharon Munyak. Information: ola@henrico.us Su

May 7

2-4pm

$10

BE

6746

Summer Straw Hat Wreath

Ages 16+. Decorate your door for the new summer season with a unique spin. Using a summer straw hat, flowers, and ribbons you wil have the most festive house on the block! Information: sic01@henrico.us Th

May 18

6-7pm

$10

BE

6532

Yard Art: Dragonflies & Butterflies

Ages 15+. We’ll create some beautiful dragonfly and butterfly garden decor with repurposed table legs, chair spindles, and sheet metal. Assemble and adorn your new garden art with color and pizzazz. Waste not, want one! Information: ola@henrico.us Sa

Jun 10

9-11am

$10

BE

6744

May 6, Jun 3, Jul 1, & Aug 5 noon-3:30pm ~ Free! Enjoy an afternoon of interactive, living history demonstrations as you explore this mid-19th century farm. Location Codes

AN: Antioch Comm Ctr AH: Armour House BE: Belmont Rec Ctr CH: Confederate Hills Rec Ctr

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DH: Dabbs House DR: Deep Run Rec Ctr DO: Dorey Rec Ctr EH: Eastern Henrico Rec Ctr

EL: Elko Comm Ctr HC: Hidden Creek Rec Ctr HT: Henrico Theatre

HU: Hunton Comm Ctr MF: Meadow Farm SA: Sandston Comm Ctr

Division of Recreation and Parks - (804) 501-7275 (PARK)

TL: Three Lakes TH: Twin Hickory Rec Ctr WT: Walkerton Tavern


Adults Establishing a New Lawn, Renovating an Old One

Ages 18+. Fall is the best time to get your lawn looking great! We will review how to decide if you should renovate your existing lawn or establish a new one. We will then go over the steps you need to follow to maintain your lawn year round. Registration required. Information: new27@henrico.us Th

Aug 3

7-8pm

Free

EH

6727

Fall Vegetable Gardening

Ages 18+. Fall vegetable gardening can be very rewarding. In this class you will learn the specifics on how to grow cool season crops such as kale, turnips, mustard and broccoli. Registration required. Information: new27@henrico.us Tu

Fabulous Fish Wall Art DIY Wall Pallet Flower Display

Ages 16+. Spruce up your home with this beautiful wall flower display. Using pallet wood and mason jars, build a rustic piece to decorate your home with some favorite summer foliage. Information: sic01@henrico.us Sa

Jun 17

1-3pm

$15

AH

6531

Fabulous Fish Wall Art

Ages 15+. Turn repurposed fence pickets into fabulous and festive art! With pre-cut fence pickets, paints, and recycled adornments like bottle caps or buttons, you can create some very chic decor for your home. Information: ola@henrico.us Sa

Jul 8

9-11am

$10

BE

6745

A Piece of Cake - Cupcake Decorating

Ages 16+. Come learn a few different techniques to decorate cakes. Then apply your skills while making a two-toned sunflower cupcake. Information: jon105@henrico.us W

Jul 19

6-8pm

$10

CH

Free

DR

6729

Music Guitar for Beginners

Ages 16+. This class targets the complete beginner. Learn about holding the guitar, tuning, chords, and notes. Students will develop skills to continue in music and are introduced to simple music notation. An acoustic guitar and a desire to learn are the only requirements. Instructor: Scott Martin. Information: leh@henrico.us M M

May 1-22 Jun 5-26

7-8pm 7-8pm

$20 $20

TH TH

6538 6539

Ukulele for Beginners

Ages 8+. Have fun learning to play music on your ukulele. Learn about holding, tuning, strumming and chords. Please bring your own ukulele. Instructor: Scott Martin. Information: leh@henrico.us M

Jun 5-26

6-7pm

$20

TH

6543

Do you like to dance?

Container Gardening

Ages 18+. Don’t have room for a large garden? Try containers on your deck, balcony, front porch, or tucked into your courtyard. Anything can go into a container and anywhere can be a garden. Learn the ins and outs of container gardening from plant selection to care. Registration required. Information: new27@henrico.us Jun 6

7-8pm

6434

Garden

Tu

Aug 15

7-8pm

Free

BE

Try one of our dance groups! See page 11 for details.

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Garden Hacks 101

Ages 16+. Ever wanted to know how to propagate herbs in water? Or re-grow veggies from kitchen scraps? Learn these simple garden hacks and more in this hands-on class. Participants will even take home a propagated plant! Information: moo101@henrico.us W

Aug 1

6-7pm

$10

AH

6777

Ballroom English Country German Folk Square and Round

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Adults Nature & Outdoors

Eagle Tour on the James

All ages. Join us for a tour of the historic Crump Park at Meadow Farm. The history and wildlife of the park will be discussed during the tour. Registration required. Information: new27@henrico.us

Ages 18+. Experience an incredible opportunity to see resident bald eagles in their natural habitat as you cruise slowly on a 24-foot covered pontoon boat along the James River. View a bald eagle swooping out of a tree to pluck a gizzard shad from the surface of the water, or a great blue heron patiently fishing along the shoreline. Binoculars provided. Instructor: Mike Ostrander. Information: hil078@henrico.us

Sa May 20 Crump Park

Th Jul 13 Deep Bottom Park

Henrico Walking Tour

10-11:30am

Free

6533

Stand-up Paddleboarding

Ages 12+. Registration of a paying adult is required with children ages 1214. Ready to see the river from a whole new perspective? Join the latest boating craze on an Eco-trip up Four Mile Creek. In this relatively easy flatwater section you will experience a unique view just off the James, and you might see some of our local wildlife too. Expert guides will provide instruction (dry land and on-the- water). Participants must know how to swim and must not weigh more than 250 lbs max. Instructor: Riverside Outfitters. Information: hil078@henrico.us Sa Jul 8 Deep Bottom Park

noon-3pm

$15

9:30-11:30am

$10

6723

Beginner Archery

Ages 18+. This class will teach participants how to safely and successfully shoot a compound bow. The class will follow the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) curriculum. Appropriate for individuals with littleto-no archery experience. Information: new27@henrico.us Th

Jul 13

7-8:30pm

$10

DR

6535

6737

Picnic at the Parks

Sat, Jun 3 Deep Run Park ~ Meadow Farm/Crump Park ~ Three Lakes Park Maximize your fun this summer with a picnic at the park! Register early, selecting your park and your meal choices. On June 3, simply go to that park and your picnic lunch will be waiting for you – along with a surprise item! After your lunch, take some time to explore the park. And don’t forget your fishing poles, this is a state-wide, free fishing weekend.

$5 Per person Register in advance. Program # 6779.

Register by May 25.

Information: hac003@henrico.us 26

Each meal comes with an entree, side, fruit, chips, cookie, and a bottled drink. Entree Choices Subs: Turkey & Cheese, Ham & Cheese, or Breaded Chicken (with Honey Mustard or Ranch Dressing) Side Item Macaroni Salad Baked Beans Drink (20 oz bottles) Gatorade Pepsi Brisk Ice Tea Diet Pepsi Bottled Water Dr Pepper Meal includes condiments and utensils. (Condiments: mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, salt and pepper)

Picnic lunches can be picked up from 11am until 1pm at these locations: Deep Run Recreation Center Meadow Farm Orientation Center Three Lakes Nature Center

Division of Recreation and Parks - (804) 501-7275 (PARK)


Adults Visual Arts Introduction to Stained Glass

Ages 16+. Registration of a paying adult is required with participants under 18. Learn the introductory skills of working with stained glass using the copper foil method. Learn the basic skills required to make a simple window pattern to take home. Tools and some of your general supplies are provided during class. A list of additional supply needs will be provided at the first class. Plan to spend approximately $30 on glass and foil. Instructor: Celeste Miller. Information: ola@henrico.us Th Jun 15-Aug 3 *No class Jul 13.

7-9pm

$70

BE

*6742

Mosaic Windows

Ages 16+. Design and craft a beautiful mosaic window. Using a single or multi-pane window frame, create patterns and designs with colorful stained glass, broken ceramic pieces, and tiles. Finish with resin or grout to create your personal masterpiece. Information: ola@henrico.us W

6:30-8:30pm

$80

BE

6743

Sports

Family Tides

Ages 8+. Registration of a paying adult is required with children ages 8-14. Join us on a family canoeing excursion along the calm waters of Four Mile Creek. We’ll paddle up the creek leisurely, looking for great blue heron, osprey, beaver, deer, and bald eagles. Fee covers basic instruction and all equipment. Information: hil078@henrico.us Sa Jul 15 Deep Bottom Park

Jun 7-Jul 26

8-11am

$15

6725

Adult Tennis

Ages 18+. Interested in tennis? This class will focus on the game’s fundamentals and is perfect for any skill level. Classes are taught by a Certified Tennis Teaching Professional and there is a low studentinstructor ratio. Participants must bring their own tennis racquet. Instructor: Charles Gray. Information: sin10@henrico.us M-F Jun 19-23 6-7pm Freeman High School Tennis Courts

$25

6480

Inclusion Services Available! We want everyone to enjoy our classes and programs. If you or a family member needs assistance and/or accommodations (due to a disability) to be able to participate in any of our programs, we can help. See page 23 for more information.

Stay Connected 1600 Hilliard Road Henrico, VA 23228 (804) 501-GOLF belmontgolfcourse.com

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Adults Senior Adults Hats Off to You!

Ages 50+. Summer festivities only call for one thing - big hats! Come decorate a hat with flowers, gems, and bows that you’ll learn to create yourself. With a special fashion piece like this, you are sure to be the star at your next event! Hats and supplies will be provided. Information: jon105@henrico.us W

May 17

6:30-8pm

$10

CH

6437

Somethin’ Fishy Going On!

Ages 50+. A good fisherman knows all the angles! Join us for a day of fishing at Dorey Pond. Bring your pole or let us know and we will provide you with one. After a morning of fishing and some fun games, we will enjoy a hot dog picnic lunch. You can share your stories of the big one that got away! On this day, no fishing license is required. Bait provided. Information: pit02@henrico.us F Jun 2 Dorey Park

9:30am-12:30pm $10

6428

Purposeful Seniors

Ages 50+. Come gather with friends to create memories while doing good for others. This group will work with the Red Cross, Children’s Hospital, and local Christmas Mothers to fill specific needs of organizations. Information: god001@henrico.us F

Jul 14

12:30-2pm

Free

DR

6529

Advocate for the Aging’s Office Serves residents of Henrico County ages 60 and older, their family members, and caregivers by providing: • Information and referral services • Support for caregivers • Outreach to community regarding senior services EngAGE in Henrico hosts events and seminars: • Educational Events: Henrico’s Ambassador Program for Seniors, Aging in Place, and more • All events are published in the EngAGE in Henrico Newsletter For more information or to subscribe to the newsletter contact 804-501-5065 or tur060@henrico.us.

Classes fill quickly. Register early! Please register at least one week prior to the start date.

Sports/Open Gym If you are interested in participating in any of the following Open Gym programs, please come to the recreation center so we can create your Access Pass keycard. Participants or parent/legal guardian will be required to sign a liability waiver provided on site on a yearly basis for each Open Gym they plan to attend. Open Gym will not be held on County-observed holidays or when other programs are scheduled. Dates and times are subject to change. All Open Gym programs are free.

Deep Run Recreation Center: 652-1430

Eastern Henrico Recreation Center: 652-1450

Pickleball for All - Wed, 6-8:30pm Ages 12+. Ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pickleball for All - Tue, 6-9pm & Sat, 11:30am-2:30pm Ages 12+. Ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Table Tennis - Tue & Thur, 6-8:30pm Ages 12+. Ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Volleyball - Sun, 1-4:30pm Ages 13+.

Adult Basketball - Mon, 8-9:30pm & Fri, 6:30-8:30pm Ages 18+. Henrico residents only.

Table Tennis - Sat, 3-5pm Ages 12+. Ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult Badminton - Mon, 6-7:40 & Sat, 9am-noon Ages 18+.

Teen Basketball - Sat, 9-11am Ages 13-17. Henrico residents only.

Adult Volleyball - Sat, 1-3pm Ages 18+.

Adult Basketball (18+) - Mon, 6-8pm Ages 18+. Henrico residents only.

Senior Pickleball - Mon, Wed, & Fri, 8:30am-noon Ages 50+. No program Jun 18-Aug 16 on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Adult Basketball (30+) - Thur, 6-8pm Ages 30+. Henrico residents only.

Senior Volleyball - Tue & Thur, 6-8:30pm Men ages 50+ and women 40+.

Senior Open Gym - Fri, 8:30-10:30am Ages 40+. Senior Pickleball - Tue & Thur, 8:30am-noon Ages 50+. No program Jun 12-Aug 11.

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Adults Deep Run Friendship Café

Ages 60+. Senior Connections’ Friendship Cafés are neighborhood gathering places for seniors. A nutritious midday meal is served. Enjoy meeting up with good friends and participating in diverse activities to remain active and connected to the community. The program is free; however, registration is required in advance through Senior Connections (no drop-ins). The Friendship Café at Deep Run Recreation Center will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 2-Jun 1 and Fridays, Jul 7-Aug 25 from 9am-1pm. Information: Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging, 343-3000.

Tennis Clubs

Senior Clubs & Leagues Senior Leisure Clubs

Ages 60+. Meetings consist of a discussion of club business, luncheons, guest speakers or entertainment. Each club meets on a regular basis, except during July and August. Central Gardens Senior Club: Hidden Creek Rec Center (652-1450) Confederate Hills Leisure Club: Confederate Hills Rec Ctr (652-1420) GH Longbridge Seniors: Dorey Recreation Center (652-1440) Golden Angels: Belmont Recreation Center (652-1410)

Social Bridge Bunch

Ages 55+. Enjoy challenging tennis with a large dose of fun? Join these groups for round-robin style social tennis at an intermediate level of play. Both groups play at Belmont from April through November, 8:30-11:30am. Net Set: Tuesdays & Fridays Information: Ada Hammer, 387-9212 Racketeers: Mondays & Thursdays Information: Larry Cohen, 216-3876

Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Screening

Ages 50+. Come get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked and learn healthful ways to keep it under control. To ensure accuracy, do not eat breakfast before having cholesterol tested. Service provided by Westport Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Free. Appointment required. Information: Cindy Spear at (804) 243-9785.

Belmont Rec Center................................................. May 24, Jul 26, & Aug 23 Ages 50+. Bridge players with basic knowledge of the game can join fellow Confederate Hills Rec Center............................................... May 31 & Aug 30 players for fun and fellowship. Players will rotate tables throughout the Deep Run Rec Center.......................................... May 3, Jun 7, Jul 5 & Aug 2 social. Supplies are provided. Eastern Henrico Rec Center........................ May 10, Jun 14, Jul 12, & Aug 9 Walkerton Tavern....................................... May 17, Jun 21, Jul 19, & Aug 16 Confederate Hills Rec Center: Tuesdays, 9:30am-1pm (652-1420) Belmont Recreation Center: Wednesdays, 10am-1pm (652-1410) Deep Run Recreation Center: Thursdays, 10am-1pm (652-1430) Mahjong All ages. Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, intelligence, calculation, and luck! Bring friends or come alone and join our group that meets every 55+ Bowling League Friday from 1-4pm at Deep Run Recreation Center. Information: Ages 55+. Join other senior adults in Henrico for bowling, fun, and 652-1430. fellowship. Meets Mondays, 1-3pm at Shrader Lanes. Information: Betty Gleason, 755-1342.

Pinochle

Cheswick Walking Club

Ages 50+. Walk your way to improved health and fitness! This club meets on Tuesdays from 10am-noon throughout the year at Cheswick Park. On the first Tuesday of each month, a club meeting is held at Belmont Recreation Center. Visitors are welcome. Information: 652-1408.

Golf Club

Ages 50+. Senior Golfers are welcome to join the group for weekly matches. Play different area courses on Tuesdays at 10am. Information: Hilton Withers, 740-3209.

Ages 50+. Playing with two, three or four players and a unique deck of 48 cards, accumulate points by winning tricks or melding a combination of cards. Join us the third Wednesday of each month from noon-5pm at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. Information: 652-1450.

S.A.L.T./Triad Council

(Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) S.A.L.T./Triad Council is a cooperative effort and working partnership between the County of Henrico Division of Police, County of Henrico Sheriff’s Office, and senior citizens throughout Henrico. Its purpose is to develop, expand, and implement effective crime prevention and education programs for the benefit of our senior citizens and to improve the overall quality of life by making our communities a safer place to live. Monthly meetings are held at the Henrico Training Center on the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. For more information, call Community Policing at 501-5236.

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EHRC Fitness Class Descriptions 20/20/20

Ages 16+. This fun, fusion workout includes three 20-minute segments of cardio, strength/weight, and core/flexibility training, designed to maximize results in minimal time! Challenge your endurance, tone muscle, and leave feeling energetic, invigorated, and ready for more!

Balance & Stability

Ages 16+. Want to step out of your comfort zone? Come and enjoy a full body workout that will develop and improve your balance, coordination, flexibility, and stability, using body weight, stability balls, Bosu balls and more.

Boot Camp

Ages 16+. Boot Camp mixes cardio, traditional calisthenics, and body weight exercises with interval and strength training. This boot camp will leave your heart pounding while burning calories, toning muscles, getting fit, and having fun! All fitness levels are welcome!

Cardio Blast

Ages 16+. Cardio Blast combines today’s hottest music with a fun-filled, cardio-based workout. This aerobic workout will feature spontaneous, interval cardio training that will include brief, higher-intensity segments taking the workout into the anaerobic zone. Have a blast while burning calories! This class is designed for all fitness levels.

Cardio Interval Express

Ages 16+. Like to try something a little different from the usual treadmill or elliptical cardio workout? Get results quicker by joining us to experience interval training using numerous pieces of equipment to work out your cardiovascular system, such as jump ropes, steps, battling ropes, and more.

Core Conditioning

Ages 16+. Think you know your core? Come and learn what your core really is with a class that will put all of your core muscles, including the abs, hips, sides, back, glutes, and more to the test.

Guts, Butts & a Little More

Ages 16+. If you want to focus on the all-important areas of the core, hips and upper legs then this is the class for you. Learn new ways to engage a whole series of muscles you probably didn’t even know you had!

Rip™ Training

Ages 16+. The latest innovation from TRX®, the Rip™ Trainer, employs an elastic cord attached to a handle that creates a variable, unbalanced load to help you develop core strength and whole-body stabilization that mimics the way we move in everyday life. This class is perfect for everyone from beginners on up as the exercises are tailored to your specific ability level.

Stretch & Flex

Ages 16+. Want some help with stretching or working on improving your flexibility? Come join us for 30 minutes of work to relieve muscle tension or tightness and improve range of motion and overall flexibility.

Stretch and Strengthen

Ages 16+. A mostly standing class that combines strength and flexibility exercises where low to moderate weight equipment will be used to tone the major muscle groups. In addition to the strength exercises, multiple flexibility exercises will also be incorporated to increase range of motion.

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Tai Chi

Ages 16+. Tai Chi has been described as a moving yoga. The gentle yet powerful movements can be done by people of all abilities and can improve health, balance, stress levels, and let one feel a peaceful energy. This class is open to both beginner and intermediate students. Emphasis is on the ten essentials and “feeling” the movements.

Total Body Knockout

Ages 16+. Come knock-out all of your training goals in one class. Strength and cardiovascular conditioning will be achieved with interval based exercises of low, moderate, and high intensities to achieve a total body workout.

TRX®/Circuit

Ages 16+. Come and learn how to use the TRX® suspension training system in a combo class that splits the time between TRX® and a circuit training program to give you a balanced and exciting new way to work out.

TRX®/Rip™ Training

Ages 16+. This class combines TRX® suspension training and Rip™ training systems to give you an exciting combination class designed to help you work on core strength, flexibility, and your overall functional fitness.

Weight Room Workout

Ages 16+. Increase your overall fitness with this strength training class. We will use light to moderate free weights mixed in with the strength training equipment outside of the Group Exercise room. This circuit style class will leave you feeling lean, toned, and fit!

Work OUT!

Ages 16+. Leave the Group Exercise studio behind and head outdoors! This dynamic class will combine speed, agility, power, and body-weight strength drills to tap into your inner athlete. During this class we will utilize the track, bleachers, medicine balls, and more that will leave you burning calories long after your workout!

Yoga

Ages 12+. Improve balance, flexibility, posture and circulation while enhancing your ability to relax and be at peace. This introductory family class flows at the perfect pace for beginners. Learn techniques that help manage stress and improve your overall health. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Senior Wellness

Ages 50+. Come and get moving with our class that is designed to work on improving your overall physical well-being. This class will use different exercise modalities, such as joint mobility, resistance and flexibility training to improve your overall mobility, and strength to help with everyday life.

Senior Yoga

Ages 50+. Improve balance, flexibility, posture, and circulation while enhancing your ability to relax and be at peace. This introductory class flows at the perfect pace for beginners. Learn how to better manage your stress and improve your overall health and well-being by receiving instruction in yoga postures, deep relaxation, and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Zumba Gold®

Ages 50+. Zumba Gold® recreates the original Zumba® moves you love at a lower-intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.

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EHRC Fitness Eastern Henrico Recreation Center - Group Exercise Schedule The following classes are regularly offered at EHRC and are included with the Access Pass Program. Enrollment is also available for each individual class on a monthly basis. Classes do not meet on County-observed holidays. For more information, please contact the fitness staff at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. Information: 652-1450.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

8am

TRX /Circuit 8:15-9:15am

Stretch & Stregthen Rip Training 8:15-9:15am 8:15-9:15am

9am

SR Wellness 9:30-10:30am

Guts, Butts, & a Little More 9:30-10:30am

12pm

Cardio Blast 12:30-1:15pm

Boot Camp 12:30-1:15pm

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Friday

Saturday

Zumba Gold 8:15-9am

Tai Chi 9:30-10:30am

SR Wellness 9:30-10:30am

20/20/20 9:30-10:30am

Total Body Knockout 6-7pm

TRX®/Rip Training 6-6:30pm

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20/20/20 8:30-9:30am

Yoga 5-6pm

5pm 6pm

Thursday Core Conditioning 8:15-9am

Boot Camp 6-7pm

Work OUT! 6-6:30pm SR Yoga 6:15-7:15pm

Stretch & Flex 6:30-7pm

Weight Room Workout 6:45-7:30pm 7pm

Cardio Interval Express 7-7:45pm

Core Conditioning 7:15-8pm

Balance & Stability 7-7:45pm

Pricing information and detailed class dates for registering customers can be found online at connect.henricorecandparks.com or by emailing mcn11@henrico.us.

EHRC Fitness Center Pass

Henrico Residents Only

l $120/year for an individual pass l $240/year for a family pass l Includes all fitness classes held at EHRC

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Fitness Adults Hatha Yoga

Ages 16+. Learn to better manage stress and improve your overall health and well-being by receiving instruction in yoga postures, deep relaxation, deep breathing techniques, and meditation. Instructor: Edwin Carpenter. Information: mcn11@henrico.us M M M M

May 1-22 Jun 5-26 Jul 10-31 Aug 7-21

W May 3-31 W Jun 7-28 W Jul 5-26 W Aug 2-23 *No class May 10

6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm

$20 $20 $20 $15

DR DR DR DR

6599 6600 6601 6602

6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm

$20 $20 $20 $20

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Tai Chi

Ages 16+. Tai Chi has been described as a moving yoga. The gentle yet powerful movements can be done by people of all abilities and can improve health, balance, stress levels, and let one feel a peaceful energy. This class is open to both beginner and intermediate students. Emphasis is on the ten essentials and “feeling” the movements. Information: mcn11@henrico.us Instructor: Jenny Barone W May 3-31 W Jun 7-28 W Jul 5-26 W Aug 2-23

Family Yoga

Ages 12+. Improve balance, flexibility, postures and circulation while enhancing your ability to relax and be at peace. This introductory family class flows at the perfect pace for beginners. Learn techniques that help manage stress and improve your overall health. Instructor: Yoga In U. Information: mcn11@henrico.us M May 1-22 M Jun 5-26 M Jul 10-31 M Aug 7-21 *No class May 8.

6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm

$15 $20 $20 $15

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Registration begins

April 1.

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2-3pm 2-3pm 2-3pm 2-3pm

$15 $20 $20 $20

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Instructor: David Jones Th May 4-Jun 1 6-7pm Th Jun 8-29 6-7pm Th Jul 6-27 6-7pm Th Aug 3-24 6-7pm *No class May 10, 11, 17 & 18.

$15 $20 $20 $20

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TRX®/Rip™ Training

Ages 16+. This class combines TRX® suspension training and Rip™ training systems to give you an exciting combination class designed to help you work on core strength, flexibility, and your overall functional fitness. Information: mcn11@henrico.us W May 3-31 W Jun 7-28 W Jul 5-26 W Aug 2-23 *No class May 10.

6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm

$20 $20 $20 $20

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See page 4 for details.

Location Codes

AN: Antioch Comm Ctr AH: Armour House BE: Belmont Rec Ctr CH: Confederate Hills Rec Ctr

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DH: Dabbs House DR: Deep Run Rec Ctr DO: Dorey Rec Ctr EH: Eastern Henrico Rec Ctr

EL: Elko Comm Ctr HC: Hidden Creek Rec Ctr HT: Henrico Theatre

HU: Hunton Comm Ctr MF: Meadow Farm SA: Sandston Comm Ctr

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TL: Three Lakes TH: Twin Hickory Rec Ctr WT: Walkerton Tavern


Fitness Senior Yoga

Ages 50+. Improve balance, flexibility, posture, and circulation while enhancing your ability to relax and be at peace. This introductory class flows at the perfect pace for beginners. Learn how to better manage your stress and improve your overall health and well-being by receiving instruction in yoga postures, deep relaxation, and meditation. Instructor: Yoga In U. Information: mcn11@henrico.us Tu May 30-Jun 27 Tu Jul 11-25 Tu Aug 1-22 *No class Jun 20.

6:15-7:15pm 6:15-7:15pm 6:15-7:15pm

$20 $15 $20

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Water Aerobics

Ages 50+. Stay in shape by using water resistance to tone and firm muscles. Learn exercises that may be done on land but are more efficient in the water. This low-impact water exercise class can also improve your cardiovascular fitness. Wear rubber pool shoes. (No flip-flops.) Instructor: Janet Nugent. Information: mcn11@henrico.us

Seniors Senior Gentle Yoga

Ages 50+. Improve your health and quality of life! This class combines gentle postures with breathing and relaxation techniques. Strengthen your muscles while increasing your overall flexibility. No previous yoga experience required. Instructor: David Jones. Information: mcn11@henrico.us M M M M

May 1-22 Jun 5-26 Jul 10-31 Aug 7-21

10-11am 10-11am 10-11am 10-11am

F May 5-Jun 2 11am-noon F Jun 9-30 11am-noon F Jul 7-28 11am-noon F Aug 4-25 11am-noon *No class May 8, 12, 19, & Jun 19.

$20 $15 $20 $15

BE BE BE BE

*6635 *6636 6637 6638

$15 $20 $20 $20

DR DR DR DR

*6639 6640 6641 6642

W May 10-Jun 21 W Jul 5-Aug 16 Westminster Canterbury

noon-1pm noon-1pm

$35 $35

6691 6692

Zen Movement

Ages 50+. Join us for an introduction to the calming, healthful practices of Eastern Movement. The yoga asanas are gentle, easy postures for participants of any ability level, the Tai Chi form is an easy to learn introduction to this martial art, and the Qigong portion of the class consists of elementary breathing exercises that form a bridge between yoga and Tai Chi. Relax, de-stress, and enjoy! Instructor: Jenny Barone. Information: mcn11@henrico.us Tu May 2-30 Tu Jun 6-27 Tu Jul 11-25 Tu Aug 1-22 *No class May 9.

11am-noon 11am-noon 11am-noon 11am-noon

$20 $20 $15 $20

BE BE BE BE

*6705 6706 6707 6708

Zumba Gold速

Senior Wellness

Ages 50+. Come and get moving with our class that is designed to work on improving your overall physical well-being. This class will use different exercise modalities, such as joint mobility, resistance and flexibility training to improve your overall mobility, and strength to help with everyday life. Information: mcn11@henrico.us

Ages 50+. Zumba Gold速 recreates the original Zumba速 moves you love at a lower-intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba速 choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. Information: mcn11@henrico.us

M M M M

Jun 5-26 Jul 3-24 Jul 31-Aug 21 May 1-22

9:30-10:30am 9:30-10:30am 9:30-10:30am 9:30-10:30am

$20 $20 $20 $20

EH EH EH EH

6646 6647 6648 6650

F F F F

Th Th Th Th

May 4-25 Jun 1-22 Jun 29-Jul 20 Jul 27-Aug 17

9:30-10:30am 9:30-10:30am 9:30-10:30am 9:30-10:30am

$20 $20 $20 $20

EH EH EH EH

6643 6644 6645 6649

May 5-26 Jun 2-23 Jun 30-Jul 21 Jul 28-Aug 18

8:15-9am 8:15-9am 8:15-9am 8:15-9am

$15 $15 $15 $15

EH EH EH EH

6709 6710 6711 6712

Classes fill quickly. Register early! Please register at least one week prior to the start date.

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Community Connection Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

Speaker’s Bureau

Internships:

Henrico County Recreation and Parks, in association with the Henrico Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, provides a speaker’s bureau service detailing recreation programs, services, special events, parks, and facilities. Recreation staff are available to speak to groups or set up an information table at local events. All requests must be submitted in writing at least 30 days prior to the event. For more information about this service, contact Pam Kempf at 501-5149 or kem@henrico.us.

Internship opportunities are available with Henrico Recreation and Parks for students who are enrolled in an accredited college/university with an appropriate major. All Henrico County internships are posted online at www.henricojobs.com. For more information, call Human Resources at 501-7206.

Volunteers:

Looking for a way to serve the community? Henrico Recreation and Parks has a variety of volunteer positions available. For additional information on volunteering with Henrico Recreation and Parks (or any Henrico County agency), contact Human Resources at 501-4425 or visit their website at http://henrico.us/services/volunteer.

Keep Henrico Beautiful

Keep Henrico Beautiful offers County residents of all ages litter prevention and recycling programs, environmental education resources, and volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact Anne Burry at 501-4516, bur15@henruco.us, or go online to http://henrico.us/utility/keep-henrico-beautiful/.

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. We provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities in the three broad areas of: Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences. As part of the Agriculture and Natural Resources program, the Henrico Extension Office is offering several free Home and Gardening programs to be held at local recreation centers including: Planning and Planting the Perennial Flower Garden, Getting Started in the Vegetable Garden, Spring Weed Control, and Make your Lawn a SMART Lawn. There is no cost for these programs, but registration is required. Details about these programs and more can be found on our website at http://henrico.us/extension or by contacting the Henrico Extension Office at (804) 501-5160.

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Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of state government responsible under state law for natural resource conservation. We are one of 47 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Virginia. Established in 1975, Henricopolis serves the citizens of Henrico County. Our mission is to educate and guide Henrico County citizens in the sustainable use of our natural resources. Henricopolis SWCD (often referred to as “Soil and Water”) works hand in hand with state, federal and county agencies, other conservation organizations and community partners to achieve our conservation objectives. Henricopolis offers a wide variety of technical assistance programs for farmers and homeowners, as well as classroom and camp programs for school-age children. For more information, visit http://henrico.us/henricopolis.

Division of Recreation and Parks - (804) 501-7275 (PARK)


Community Connection

Severe weather, hazardous materials, and accidents - do you know what to do to protect your family, friends, and co-workers? Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) classes are 9-week sessions where participants learn how to prepare for and what to do if a disaster strikes. Classes are held in March and September. For more information, contact the Office of Emergency Management at EmergencyManager@henrico.us, 501-7183, or visit http://henrico.us/services/henrico-cert/.

Discover how your county government works for you by enrolling in the Henrico County Citizens Academy. This interactive, sixweek program, held in the spring, gives participants a behindthe-scenes glimpse into the many ways their local government functions including: • Fire • Police • Schools • Roads and Utilities • Development • Local economy and jobs Academy participants gain extensive knowledge of local government services, contacts, and resources, and after graduation, they can make a tremendous impact on the future of their community as informed and engaged citizens.

The Henrico County Citizens’ Fire Academy gives citizens an opportunity to experience and learn all aspects of fire department activities in a safe, educational and fun environment. Classes are held in the spring and fall each year. For more information, contact Henrico Fire at FireCFA@henrico.us, call 501-4900 or visit http://henrico.us/services/citizens-fire-academy.

Visit Henricus Historical Park!

Henricus, site of America’s second successful English colony is located in Chester, Virginia at the Dutch Gap Nature Preserve on the James River. This re-created site, the 1611–22 Citie of Henricus and the Powhatan Indian village of Arrohateck, is brought to life by costumed Interpreters demonstrating 17th century life. Henricus provides SOL- and STEM-aligned school programs, adult programs, day camps, scout events and tours of its 9-acre site and 15+ buildings. For more information, call 804-748-1613 or visit www.henricus.org.

For more information, call 804-501-4206 or visit http://henrico.us/services/henrico-citizens-academy.

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Community Connection The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen 2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060 • (804) 261-ARTS (2787) • www.artsglenallen.com

Exhibit Openings Vibrance: Lego Art by Brickworkz

March 30-May 21 Gumenick Family Gallery Opening Reception: Thur, March 30, 6-9pm The LEGO’s are back!! Mosaic artist, Brian Korte, uses all the hues available to create this dynamic exhibit of LEGO mosaics in a variety of subjects. This show is all about color!

Shared Space - Art and Living

May 25-July 16 Gumenick Family Gallery Opening Reception: Thur, May 25, 6-9pm With so many home décor options out there, have you ever wondered how to add handcrafted furniture, sculpture, and original wall art to your surroundings? This exhibit explores ways to mix and match artisan made pieces together to make your home uniquely your own!

Through the Arches

Center Season Thomas Pandolfi: The Music of Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow Wed, May 17, 7pm. Tickets: $30. An enchanting evening of piano with international sensation Thomas Pandolfi! Hear your favorite Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow songs from American pianist Thomas Pandolfi, an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique.

2nd Stage Shows begin at 7pm. Tickets: $13 with a subscription, $15 in advance, $17 for reserved seating or $20 at the door. Dinner and beverages available for purchase.

May 5: An Evening of Blues & Jazz Featuring The Lawrence Olds Band

May 2017, Slantwall Gallery Local painter, Mike Haubenstock, primarily paints landscapes and still life. Whether in a church, train station, hotel, or natural arches created by trees or stones, looking through arches opens a window into another world beyond. Mike originally learned to draw and paint through lessons at The Cultural Arts Center and now also serves on the Board of Directors.

Return of Zoo Valdes!

June 2017, Slantwall Gallery Marius Valdes’ colorful characters can’t help but make you smile! From Valde’s imagination, otherwise known as the ‘zoo,’ this collection features more drawings and paintings of the newest whimsical residents of Zoo Valdes.

Raise Your Glass

May 3-July 16, Glass Doors Gallery From exquisite glass flutes to decorative ceramic mugs, we raise a toast to the cup in a variety of mediums and styles.

Color Merge

May 3-July 16, Midway Gallery Lynda Ray’s encaustic paintings are containers of time – tiers of color viewed through layers of pattern to reveal traces of previous stages, compressed like a double-exposure photograph. The end result allows multiple moments to appear at once, revealing different stages of development.

June 2: An Evening of Bluegrass Featuring Tara Mills and Jimmy Stelling

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Parks & Facilities Recreation Centers & Facilities

Hosting a birthday party, family reunion, wedding, anniversary celebration, or a group meeting? Consider reserving one of our recreation centers - beautiful spaces and great rates! You can even check room availability online at connect.henricorecandparks.com. For more details, please call the location of your choice or go to henricorecandparks.com/parks. (Addresses and phone numbers can be found on page 38.)

Deep Run Recreation Center

Eastern Henrico Recreation Center

Picnic Shelters & Gazebos

Picnic Shelter and Gazebo reservations for individuals are now online at connect.henricorecandparks.com. Reservations paid for by organizations must be made in person. Proof of Henrico residency must be presented with completed reservation form and fee. We accept a driver’s license with residential address (DMV change of address card), DMV ID card, or voter registration card for individuals and an organization check with a business card or letterhead with physical address for organizations. Reservations must be made a minimum of five business days in advance and no earlier than one year in advance. See page 4 for ways to register or request a reservation. For more information, call 501-7275 or visit www.henricorecandparks.com Picnic Shelters: Available daily from 9am-2pm or 3pm-dusk. The fee for residents is $25 per time period. (Non-resident fee is $50 per time period.) Gazebos: Available daily from 9am to dusk, large gazebo $150 and $25 for a small gazebo (Non-resident fee $300 and $50 per gazebo).

Park Watch We are asking you for help in protecting YOUR parks. We need you to recognize and report any safety problems, vandalism, and crimes to the Division of Police or the Division of Recreation and Parks. Prohibited activities include disturbing, damaging, or removing natural, historic, or archaeological resources from the park. If you observe someone breaking park regulations, do not attempt to take any action yourself. Report the incident promptly and accurately to one of the numbers listed below: Emergencies.................... 911 Henrico Police.................. 501-5000 Recreation and Parks...... 501-7275 Park Services................... 727-8200

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Contacts & Addresses Recreation & Parks’ Contact Information General Information.......................................................................................................................................................... 501-PARK (7275) Inclement Weather Hotline (Sports, Programs, and Events)...................................................................................................................501-5132 Email............................................................................................................................................................................... recandparks@henrico.us Administration Fax................................................................................................................................................................................... 501-5284

Henrico County Recreational Facilities Recreation & Parks Administrative Offices/ Henrico Human Services Building.................................................501-7275.............................................................. 8600 Dixon Powers Dr., Henrico, VA 23228 Antioch School Community Center................................................652-1400.......................................................................... 5650 Elko Rd., Sandston, VA 23150 The Armour House and Gardens* .................................................652-1400...................................................................4001 Clarendon Rd., Henrico, VA 23223 Belmont Recreation Center & Golf Course*...................................Rec Ctr: 652-1410 / Golf Course: 501-4653....................1600 Hilliard Rd., Henrico, VA 23228 Brookley Road Athletic Fields ...................................................................................................................................... 10840 Brookley Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Capital Park...................................................................................................................................................................... 6900 Wilkinson Rd., Henrico, VA 23227 Cheswick Park........................................................................................................................................................................1700 Forest Ave., Henrico, VA 23229 Clarke-Palmore House Museum.....................................................652-3406.......................................................................... 904 McCoul St., Henrico, VA 23231 Confederate Hills Recreation Center*............................................652-1420.............................................................................. 302 Lee Ave., Henrico, VA 23075 Courtney Road Service Station.......................................................652-1455............................................................... 3401 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Dabbs House Museum...................................................................652-3406....................................................................3812 Nine Mile Rd., Henrico, VA 23223 Deep Bottom Park/Four Mile Creek............................................................................................................................ 9525 Deep Bottom Rd., Henrico, VA 23231 Deep Run Park & Recreation Center*............................................ 652-1430................................................................ 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy., Henrico, VA 23233 Deep Run Schoolhouse................................................................. 652-1455........................................................................... 3417 Pump Rd., Henrico, VA 23233 Dorey Park & Recreation Center*.................................................. 652-1440.................................................................. 2999 Darbytown Rd., Henrico, VA 23231 Dunncroft/Castle Point Park......................................................................................................................................4901 Francistown Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Eastern Henrico Rec Center**/Athletic Fields............................... 652-1450..............................................................1440 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, VA 23223 Echo Lake Park............................................................................................................................................................. 5701 Springfield Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Elko Community Center................................................................. 652-1440................................................................. 6216 White Oak Rd., Sandston, VA 23150 Glen Allen Softball Complex......................................................................................................................................... 2175 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Glen Echo Athletic Field.....................................................................................................................................................3808 Nine Mile Rd., Henrico, VA 23223 Henrico Theatre*........................................................................... 652-1460...................................................................305 E. Nine Mile Rd., Henrico, VA 23075 Hidden Creek Recreation Center................................................... 652-1450..................................................................... 2417 Brockway Ln., Henrico, VA 23223 Highland Springs Community Center & Park................................. 652-1460........................................................................16 South Ivy Ave., Henrico, VA 23075 Hunton Community Center & Park................................................ 652-1410..................................................11690 Old Washington Hwy., Glen Allen, VA 23059 J. Sargeant Reynolds Athletic Fields................................................................................................................................. 1699 E. Parham Rd., Henrico, VA 23228 Klehr Field................................................................................................................................................................................ 8000 Diane Ln., Henrico, VA 23227 Lakeside Athletic Complex......................................................................................................................................................... 6000 Club Rd., Henrico, VA 23228 Laurel Recreation Area & Skate Park............................................. 652-1421......................................................10301 Hungary Spring Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park............................................ 652-1455................................................................ 3400 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Meadowview Park............................................................................................................................................................4001 Clarendon Rd., Henrico, VA 23223 Osborne Park & Boat Landing......................................................................................................................................... 9530 Osborne Tnpk., Henrico, VA 23231 Pouncey Tract Park................................................................................................................................................. 4747 Pouncey Tract Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23059 R F & P Park.................................................................................................................................................................. 3400 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Robinson Park.................................................................................................................................................................... 214 Westover Ave., Henrico, VA 23223 Sandston Community Center & Recreation Area.................................................................................................................. 11 JB Finley St., Sandston, VA 23150 Short Pump Park...................................................................................................................................................................... 3401 Pump Rd., Henrico, VA 23233 Spring Park Historic Site............................................................................................................................................................. 2000 Park St., Henrico, VA 23228 Springfield Park........................................................................................................................................................... 4600 Springfield Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Three Lakes Park & Nature Center................................................ 652-1470.........................................................................400 Sausiluta Dr., Henrico, VA 23227 Tuckahoe Park............................................................................................................................................................... 2400 Little League Dr., Henrico, VA 23233 Twin Hickory Park & Recreation Center......................................... 652-1430............................................................5011 Twin Hickory Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23059 Varina Recreation Area.................................................................................................................................................... 8099 Recreation Rd., Henrico, VA 23231 Vawter Street Park/Glen Lea............................................................................................................................................... 4501 Vawter Ave., Henrico, VA 23222 Virginia Randolph Museum........................................................... 652-3409................................................................ 2200 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Virginia Randolph Recreation Area............................................................................................................................... 2175 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Walkerton Tavern*........................................................................ 652-1485................................................................ 2892 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Woodman Park....................................................................................................................................................................... 1700 Navion St., Henrico, VA 23228 Recreation Centers: *Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm **Extended Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-9pm; Friday, 8am-8pm; Saturday, 8am-5pm; Sunday: 1-5pm

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County Map Henrico County, Virginia

Public Library FA Fairfield Area Library GA Gayton Branch Library GL Glen Allen Branch Library LM Libbie Mill Library NP North Park Branch Library SA Sandston Branch Library TU Tuckahoe Area Library TW Twin Hickory Area Library VA Varina Area Library

Recreation & Parks 1 Antioch

12 Echo Lake

2 Belmont

13 Elko

3 Cheswick

14 Glen Allen

4 Clarke-Palmore

15 Glen Echo

5 Confederate Hills

16 Henrico Theatre

6 Dabbs House Museum

17 Henricus Historical Park

7 Deep Bottom

18 Hidden Creek

8 Deep Run

19 Highland Springs

9 Dorey

20 Hunton

10 Dunncroft/Castle Point

21 J. Sargeant Reynolds

11 Eastern Henrico Rec Ctr

22 Klehr

23 Laurel

24 Meadow Farm Museum/ 32 Spring Park Crump Park 33 Springfield 25 Meadowview/ 34 Three Lakes The Armour House &

Gardens

35 Tuckahoe

26 Osborne

36 Twin Hickory

27 Pouncey Tract

37 Varina

28 R F & P

38 Vawter

29 Robinson

39 Virginia Randolph Museum

30 Sandston

40 Virginia Randolph Rec

31 Short Pump

41 Walkerton Tavern

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Henrico County Public Library Programs and Events for May, June, July, and August 2017

Library Locations and Hours

OUR MISSION — We promote reading and lifelong learning, connect people with the information they need, and enrich community life.

AREA LIBRARIES

Mon – Thu: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Fri, Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM closed Sundays

Fairfield

(804) 501-1930

Libbie Mill

(804) 501-1940

1001 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico VA 23223 2100 Libbie Lake East St., Henrico VA 23230

Tuckahoe

(804) 501-1910

Twin Hickory

(804) 501-1920

Varina

(804) 501-1980

1901 Starling Dr., Henrico VA 23229 5001 Twin Hickory Rd., Glen Allen VA 23059 1875 New Market Rd., Henrico VA 23231

BRANCH LIBRARIES

Mon – Wed: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Thu:  1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Fri, Sat: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM closed Sundays

Gayton

(804) 501-1960

Glen Allen

(804) 501-1950

10600 Gayton Rd., Henrico VA 23238 10501 Staples Mill Rd., Glen Allen VA 23060

North Park

(804) 501-1970

Sandston

(804) 501-1990

8508 Franconia Rd., Henrico VA 23227 23 E. Williamsburg Rd., Sandston VA 23150

SPECIAL OFFICES

Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM closed weekends

Municipal Government & Law Library (804) 501-4780

4301 E. Parham Rd., Henrico VA 23228

Library Administrative Offices

(804) 501-1900

and Mobile Library (804) 501-1953 1700 N. Parham Rd., Henrico VA 23229

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www.henricolibrary.org

Libraries will be closed: Mon., May 29 Tue., July 4

Memorial Day Holiday Independence Day Holiday

At HCPL this summer

About the events

All kinds of things are happening at your library this summer!

Book discussions and/or readings.

• Free Comic Book Day is here again! On Saturday, May 6, teens and tweens can stop by any Henrico library and pick up a free comic book to keep.

Movie screenings.

• In May, Virginia Repertory Theatre returns with their Story Drama Workshops for preschoolers. Registration is required; see your library's listings for dates and times. • Get your daily reading habit going! Summer Reading Club starts June 1 and runs til August 31. Sign up for the challenge online, and start reading— there are great prizes for all ages to win! Check your library's listings for kickoff shows, finale parties, and events throughout the summer to have fun and celebrate your progress. • In July we accept non-perishable food donations for our Food Drive to support FeedMore and the Central Virginia Food Bank. Bring your donations to any HCPL location to help those in need. Or just drop in to cool off and relax! We'd love to see you.

Evening and weekend programs for children and families, convenient for those who are busy on weekdays. Weekly storytimes. Listen to stories, sing, and dance while helping your child acquire the skills they need to start school ready to learn. Because space is limited, we are unable to accommodate group visits at storytimes and crafts. Call your library to arrange something special for your group. Programs sponsored by or in support of the Friends of Henrico County Public Library. Learn more at henricolibrary.org/friends.

PLEASE NOTE: Photos may be taken at our public programs for use in library promotions. If you would prefer not to have your photo taken, please let the photographer or program leader know.

Unless noted, library programs are FREE and registration is not required. Library Advisory Board Gloria Logan Wilkerson, Chair Goutam Gandhi, Vice Chair Harmohinder P. Singh-Sandhu Tammy Beard Gail Atkins

Brookland District Three Chopt District Fairfield District Tuckahoe District Varina District

Jerry McKenna Library Director


Fairfield Area Library 1001 N. Laburnum Avenue Henrico, VA 23223

Mike Hatchett

Library Manager Mon – Thu Fri – Sat

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

All ages

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2017 Mon., Jul. 3 – Sat, Aug. 12

The Library of Virginia presents their annual traveling panel exhibition that honors seven African Americans for their contributions to the commonwealth.

Adults

Henrico Community Authors Showcase  Before attending, confirm schedule online or call 501-1930. Local authors sign up and share their books. Read, discuss, and connect with other writers and readers in our community. Visit henricolibrary.org/authors for the most current list of authors scheduled to attend. Thu., May 25, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Thu., Jun. 22, 7:00 PM Justin Young, author of Fiyah Starter. Thu., Jul. 27, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Thu., Aug. 24, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Self-Publishing Workshop Series Register online or call (804) 501-1930 starting May 3. Mon., Jun. 5, 6:00 PM Mon., Jun. 12, 6:00 PM Mon., Jun. 19, 6:00 PM and Mon., Jun. 26, 6:00 PM

Iris Bolling, author of several books, will share her experiences and knowledge about self publishing, including manuscript development, genre, book cover design and copyright. This 4-week workshop is limited to 8 participants. Bring your own laptop and manuscript! Come and Color

Thu., Jul. 20, 7:00 PM

Inspired by nature, these complex drawings are just for MusicFlix ¸ grownups! Coloring has been shown to reduce stress and Ages 18+ only. Explore some of the most powerful Africanrelieve anxiety. Come relax into harmony and balance. American films with soundtracks by African Americans. Thu., May 4, 6:30 PM Shaft (1971, R, 100 min.) Cool Craft Night black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and Register online or call 501-1930 starting June 26. retrieve his kidnapped daughter. Richard Roundtree and Moses Tue., Jul. 25, 7:00 PM Gunn star, with Oscar-winning music by Isaac Hayes. Learn how to turn a shadow box into a decorative bank. Using Thu., Jun. 8, 6:30 PM Waiting to Exhale (1995, R, 124 book pages, maps and other materials, we'll create a trip fund min.) Based on the novel by Terry McMillan, we follow four very using an ordinary shadow box. A great way to start saving for different African-American women and their relationships with your next trip! the men in their lives. Starring Whitney Houston and Angela Adult and Teen (grade 6+) Bassett, with Oscar-winning best song and score by Prince. Computer Classes Thu., Jul. 13, 6:30 PM Lady Sings the Blues (1972, Ages 14+. See pages 54-55 for descriptions and schedules. R, 144 min.) The story of the troubled life and career of Battles and Leaders: A Military Book legendary Jazz singer Billie Holiday. Starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, and Richard Pryor, and nominated for Best Music Discussion Group  An evening of lively discussion focused on the battles, leaders Scoring by Gil Askey. and wars that have shaped world history. From classical, to Thu., Aug. 10, 6:30 PM The Color Purple (1985, modern, novels, to biographies and histories, we will explore PG-13, 154 min.) Based on the Alice Walker novel, a black the realm of human conflict. Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering Wed., May 10, 7:00 PM Camp Ford by Johnny D. Boggs. abuse from her father and others over four decades. Starring Wed., Jul. 12, 7:00 PM War of the Rats by David Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey, with Robbins. Oscar-nominated best song and score by Quincy Jones, Lionel Wed., Aug. 9, 7:00 PM Empire of the Summer Moon Richie and others. by S. C. Gwynne. Best Sellers Book Group  Black Authors Group  Discuss the hottest international titles of the last few years. Wed., May 17, 7:00 PM Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman. Tue., May 16, 7:00 PM Blue Sky by D. Bryant Simmons. Tue., Jun. 20, 7:00 PM Perfect Find by Tia Williams. Wed., Jun. 21, 7:00 PM The Boys in the Boat by Tue., Aug. 15, 7:00 PM Grant Park by Leonard Pitts Jr. Daniel James Brown. Wed., Jul. 19, 7:00 PM Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline. Wed., Aug. 16, 7:00 PM Grunt by Mary Roach. Get Moving Through Literacy Teen (grade 6-12) Register online or call 501-1930 starting Apr. 18. Teen Food Challenge Thu., May 18, 6:30 PM Register online or call 804-501-1930 starting July 15. If you have Workshop for child care providers. Let's get up and moving any food allergies or concerns, please contact Amanda Giannini for literacy! Learn how to promote physical activity through at 804-501-1930 x6 or agiannini@henricolibrary.org. early literacy techniques. Childcare providers earn 1.5 hours of Tue., Aug. 15, 10:30 AM CE credits. Do you love reality cooking shows? Come show off your culinary skills, or learn some! Random teams are challenged to

Teens & Tweens

Build a Better World — the 2017 Summer Reading Club

develop a recipe and prepare the dish within 40 minutes—with ingredients we will only reveal to you at the competition! Each team will make a presentation to a judging panel (librarians), explaining the preparation steps, serving size, food safety concerns, nutrition value and cost of the dish. You'll learn new skills and a ton of stuff about food. There will be plenty of snacks so you don't go hungry while you cook. Kristina Yager, a 4-H Youth Development Agent and representative of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, leads the Challenge. Teen and Tween (grade 4-12)

Free Comic Book Day

Sat., May 6, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Visit the library today for a free comic book, while supplies last. Design the Teen Space

Fairfield Area Library

(804) 501-1930

FA

entries due August 31

Fairfield Area Library will be moving to a new building in 2019! Do you have ideas on what you would like to see in a new and improved Teen Room? All summer long, stop by the Adult Information Desk to borrow our "Teen Space Redesign" kit. Submit your design and favorite ideas by August 31, 2017. The top 3 favorite submissions will receive gift cards. Drop Everything and Game

Tue., Jul. 25, 3:00 PM

Take a break from the summer heat and join local tweens and teens who enjoy games of all kinds! Includes board games, card games and computer gaming. Escape Room

Thu., Aug. 10, 2:00 PM

Calling all teen and tween riddle lovers and puzzles solvers! Join us as we work together to crack the code and break out of Fairfield's very own escape room! Lip Sync Battle Wed., Aug. 23, 7:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to be Fairfield's 2nd Annual Lip Sync Battle Champion? You don't need musical skill, just bring your energy and sense of fun! Submit your song choice by August 16th to the Adult Information desk to compete. Robot Programming Workshop for Teens Register online or call 501-1930 starting Jul. 24.

Thu., Aug. 24, 2:30 PM

Grades 6-12. Learn to use computer code (programming) to make your robot dance, sing, and triumph over challenges!

Tween (grade 4-6)

Word Cloud Art Register online or call 501-1930 starting May 30.

Thu., Jun. 29, 3:00 PM

Tweens, get to know yourself and learn the foundation of leadership through the creation of your own Word Cloud Art. At all libraries May 6, 1 – 4 PM

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Teens, come get a free comic! Check your library’s listings.

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Children

Space is limited. Groups, please call to explore opportunities. Weekly Storytimes

April 24–June 3; June 26–August 19

Mother Goose (6–24 months) Toddler & Preschool (2–5 years) Family (all ages, with adult)

Preschool and Elementary (age 3-grade 5)

All ages, with adult

Mon., Jul. 3, 3:00 PM Mon., Jul. 10, 3:00 PM Mon., Jul. 17, 3:00 PM Mon., Jul. 24, 3:00 PM Mon., Jul. 31, 3:00 PM

Sat., May 13, 3:00 PM T

Lego Block Build

Wednesdays 10:00 AM Thursdays 10:00 AM Mondays afternoons in July, enjoy building with your favorite Saturdays 10:30 AM T blocks! Various block types will be provided. Infant, Toddler, Preschool (birth-age 5) DIY Butterfly Houses Craft and Play Register online or call 501-1930 starting June 6.

Tue., May 2, 10:00 AM Tue., May 16, 10:00 AM Tue., May 30, 10:00 AM

Thu., Jul. 6, 6:30 PM T

Simple crafting and play fun while we learn early literacy skills and make new friends! We meet every two weeks.

What does The Very Hungry Caterpillar turn into? Come hear Eric Carle's classic book, then paint and build your very own wooden house for some very special insects! Please plan time at the end of the program to allow paint to dry.

Preschool (3-5 years)

Elementary (grade K-5)

Story Drama Workshop Register online or call 501-1930 starting Apr. 18.

Thu., May 18, 10:00 AM

Enter a land of make-believe! Virginia Repertory Theatre teachers present an acting workshop perfect for preschoolaged kids, to complement the upcoming VA Rep Children's Theatre production of The Little Engine That Could. School Bus Safety Workshop Mon., Aug. 7, 9:30 AM

Children entering Kindergarten in the fall will practice getting on and off a school bus, learn about bus safety, and get a free box of crayons! Must be accompanied by a parent.

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Explore different emotions as you make emoji designs with Perler beads. A selection of picture books will be shared for inspiration, including Mouse Was Mad by Linda Urban; Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer; and Happy by Mies van Hout.

Elementary and Tween (grade K-6)

Summer Reading Finale: Slime Party

Tue., Aug. 22, 6:00 PM T

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a fun-filled night of slime making, featuring Dr. Seuss' Bartholomew and the Oobleck.

Celebrate MOM at our Mother's Day Celebration! Enjoy a Mother's Day book reading with crafts, activities, and refreshments. Father's Day Celebration

Sat., Jun. 17, 3:00 PM T

Celebrate DAD at our Father's Day Celebration! Enjoy a Father's Day book reading with crafts, activities, and refreshments. Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B! Thu., Jun. 22, 10:30 AM

Join us for an astounding kickoff to Build a Better World, the 2017 Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Club. Prepare for a magical summer of reading with our good friend The Amazing Mr. B, who will dazzle and delight with his feats of illusion and mystification! Act!vated Story Theatre Wed., Jul. 19, 2:30 PM

Best for ages 4+. Join us for our featured Children's Summer Reading event! Professional acting troupe Activated Story Theatre will perform their show Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale. The show is 45 minutes and will feature witty scripts, costumes, imaginative props, music, song and dance, masks and puppets, nonstop action, American Sign Language, physical comedy and audience participation.

Gayton Branch Library (804) 501-1960

10600 Gayton Road Henrico, VA 23238

Tom Bruno

Library Manager

Mon – Wed Thu Fri – Sat

10:00 AM – 9:00 PM 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Adults Afternoon Book Discussion  Mon., May 8, 1:00 PM The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. Mon., Jun. 12, 1:00 PM And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Mon., Jul. 10, 1:00 PM The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. Mon., Aug. 14, 1:00 PM Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Evening Book Discussion  Mon., May 8, 7:30 PM A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. Mon., Jun. 12, 7:30 PM The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. Mon., Jul. 10, 7:30 PM And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Mon., Aug. 14, 7:30 PM The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.

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Emoji Mania

Tue., Aug. 8, 3:00 PM

Moms and Munchkins

Declutter, Downsize & Dispose of Stuff

Sat., Jun. 17, 2:00 PM

Susan Campbell of More Than Moving presents a workshop with tips for decluttering, planning for downsizing as we age, and getting rid of unwanted things.

Great Films & Discussions ¸ Mon., Jun. 26, 6:30 PM Film TBA. Mon., Jul. 31, 6:30 PM Film TBA. Mon., Aug. 28, 6:30 PM Film TBA. Join us to view and discuss popular films and occasional DVD commentaries. Email tmoore@henricolibrary.org for information.

Teens & Tweens Teen and Tween (grade 4-12)

May the Fourth be With You!

Thu., May 4, 6:30 PM

Come be "tie (dye) fighters" and share in Star Wars lore. Bring your own shirt, or we have limited materials available. Free Comic Book Day

Sat., May 6, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Visit the library today for a free comic book, while supplies last. STEAM-Integrated Inventing with LittleBits Register online or call 501-1060 starting June 19.

Wed., Jul. 19, 2:00 PM Wed., Jul. 19, 6:30 PM

LittleBits are modular electronic building blocks you can use to make infinite inventions. Explore the Bits, complete guided and open-ended challenges, and design original inventions to solve real-world problems!

Makey-ing Music

Wed., Aug. 9, 2:00 PM Wed., Aug. 9, 6:30 PM

Music makes the world go 'round! Join your friends at the library to help Build a Better World. We'll use Makey Makey kits and a variety of fruits to create instruments and make music.

Children

Space is limited. Groups, please call to explore opportunities.

Weekly Storytimes

April 24–June 3; June 26–August 19

Mother Goose (6-24 months) Toddler (24-36 months) Preschool (ages 3-5)

Tuesdays 10:15 AM Tuesdays 11:15 AM Wednesdays 10:15 AM

Preschool (3-5 years)

Story Drama Workshop Register online or call 501-1960 starting Apr. 25.

Thu., May 25, 3:30 PM

See page 42 for description.

Preschool and Elementary (age 3-grade 5)

Krafty Kids Encourage your child's natural curiosity with creative learning and fun crafts. Books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout. Wed., May 10, 3:30 PM Butterfly crafts. Thu., Jun. 29, 3:30 PM Boat crafts: see if they float! Thu., Aug. 17, 3:30 PM Make a sun-catcher and learn about the upcoming solar eclipse.

Visit www.henricolibrary.org/events for latest events and complete event details.


Gayton continued Elementary (grade K-5)

K-1 Book Club 

Mon., May 15, 3:30 PM

A new book club for beginning readers in Kindergarten and 1st grade! Join us for an interactive look at books and find out just how fun reading can be. We will read our books during the program! Paws to R.E.A.D. Register online or call 501-1960 starting Apr. 20.

Sat., May 20, 10:30 AM T

Ages 6+. Read a story aloud to a trained therapy dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend!

Junior Robotics Workshops Register online or call 501-1960 starting 1 month before event. Ages 5-7. Presented by Engineering for Kids of Central Virginia. Sat., Jul. 8, 3:00 PM T Flying Adventures. An interactive workshop in which attendees will build a plane using LEGO bricks, gears, motors, and a tilt sensor. Thu., Jul. 13, 3:30 PM Drumming Monkeys. Young engineers will work in teams to build a monkey out of LEGO bricks, gears and motors that can be programmed to drum various beats using WeDo software. All ages, with adult

Mad Science Show

Sat., May 6, 3:00 PM T

Explore how sound is created and enjoy some family time together at this fast-paced, entertaining show about science!

Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B! Tue., Jun. 20, 6:30 PM T

See page 42 for description. Act!vated Story Theatre Mon., Jul. 17, 10:30 AM

See page 42 for description. Peter McCory, the One-Man Band

Thu., Aug. 3, 6:30 PM T

Who needs a band when you've got Peter McCrory? Musical fun for the whole family! Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Truck Visit

Sat., Aug. 26, 2:00 PM T

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a visit from the Blue Bunny Ice Cream truck!

Glen Allen Branch Library 10501 Staples Mill Road Glen Allen, VA 23060

Mon – Wed Thu Fri – Sat

10:00 AM – 9:00 PM 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

All ages

Concert Featuring the Short Pump Symphonette

Thu., Jun. 1, 7:00 PM

Enjoy a musical evening with The Short Pump Symphonette, a group of string players ranging from elementary school to high school students and adults directed by William Raposo and Chris Novelli. The program will include light & classical music from works by baroque, classical and romantic composers as well as popular themes from films & shows. Big Friends of the Library Book Sale

Fri., Jun. 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sat., Jun. 24, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Shop for summer reading or expand your home library. There will be lots of books, DVDs, and CDs, for all ages, at great prices! Tremendous variety, well sorted. Cash preferred, checks accepted. Please bring your own shopping bags if possible.

Adults

Book Discussion Group  Newcomers are always welcome. Tue., May 2, 7:00 PM Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt. Known as "human computers," these women worked at the Jet Propulsion Lab at Cal-Tech and broke the boundaries of gender and science in the exploration of the solar system. Tue., Jun. 6, 7:00 PM Factory Man by Beth Macy. The true story of John Bassett III, a Virginia small-town furniture factory owner who fought back against Asian imports and saved the jobs of his workers. Tue., Jul. 11, 7:00 PM The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. In 1790 an orphaned white girl is put to work as an indentured servant with slaves of the kitchen house. When she violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a

tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Tue., Aug. 1, 7:00 PM The Reader by Bernard Schlink.

Teens & Tweens Teen (grade 6-12)

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Wed., May 10, 7:00 PM

Northwest TAB. Help plan teen library events and earn community service credit. Call for membership details.

Teen and Tween (grade 4-12)

Free Comic Book Day

Sat., May 6, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Percy Jackson Trivia Day

Mon., Aug. 14, 3:00 PM

Ages 10+. Are you a Percy Jackson expert? Prove your knowledge and learn new facts at our Percy Jackson trivia event! We'll divide into teams and compete to see who knows the most about the Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus, Magnus Chase, and Trials of Apollo series. We will have a prize drawing for multiple copies of the next Magnus Chase book; wear something orange or purple for an extra entry in the drawing!

Children

Space is limited. Groups, please call to explore opportunities.

Weekly Storytimes

Visit the library today for a free comic book, while supplies last. Jewelry-Making for Teens Register online or call 501-1950 starting May 19.

April 24–June 3; June 26–August 19

Learn the basics of jewelry making in this two-hour workshop presented by an instructor from the Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen. Create original pieces of jewelry using glass beads, specialty tools, and creative techniques to reflect your own personal style and flair. Star Wars: The Force Awakens ¸

Story Drama Workshop Register online or call 501-1950 starting Apr. 22.

Mon., Jun. 19, 2:00 PM

Wed., Jun. 28, 1:30 PM

Start your summer off right with this fantastic new entry in the Star Wars movie series. We will be giving away a $10 movie gift card at the screening. Wear something Star Wars-related, and you will get an extra entry into this contest. Check out some Star Wars books to get started on your summer reading! Snacks will be provided. (2015, PG-13, 135 min.) Play New Board Games

Mother Goose (6–24 months) Toddler (24–36 months) Preschool (3–5 years)

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Wednesdays 10:15 AM Tuesdays 10:15 AM Tuesdays 11:00 AM

Preschool (3-5 years)

Tue., May 23, 11:00 AM

See page 42 for description.

Preschool and Elementary (age 3-grade 5)

Celebrate Spring! Create Flower Pots!

Thu., May 11, 3:30 PM

Celebrate Spring by hand-painting a terra cotta pot for planting your first flower seeds. Use paint and collage techniques taught by an instructor from the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Also learn to plant seeds and how to take care of seedlings. Limited to 25 participants. Twilight Tales T Mon., Jul. 24, 3:00 PM Thu., May 18, 6:30 PM Get a move on! Join us for Ages 10+. Join us as we play our new set of interactive stories, movement rhymes, and dancing. board and card games, and learn to play different games than Thu., Jun. 29, 6:30 PM Join us for a "Three Little Pigs" you have at home! All of the games at this event feature adventure, with stories, building activities, rhymes, and a cute easy-to-understand rules with the opportunity for more "blow your house down" craft. complex strategies. Our teen volunteers will also be on hand to Thu., Jul. 27, 6:30 PM Join us as we celebrate the teach you how to play. Make sure to grab some game and vibrant and unusual animals of the rainforest with stories, puzzle books in the library before you leave! songs, and a take home craft. Thu., Aug. 17, 6:30 PM Things that go! Join us for stories about trains, planes, and automobiles. We will chug along with songs and rhymes too, and end our trip with a craft.

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Glen Allen continued Revved Up Recycling

All ages with adult

Join us as we build a better world, starting at our local level. Denise Ritchie, Central Virginia's recycling education specialist, explores recycling fundamentals and caring for the environment in an interactive and fun program. Participants will create an art project from recycled materials.

Thu., May 25, 3:30 PM

Thu., Jul. 20, 2:00 PM

Krafty Kids

Mon., May 22, 3:30 PM Make koinobori—traditional Japanese carp-shaped windsocks. Take yours home and watch it swim in the breeze. Mon., Jun. 26, 3:30 PM Build colorful "bendy" sculptures from pipe cleaners, balsa wood, pasta, and more. Mon., Jul. 10, 3:30 PM Build a Bot! Use assorted materials to build a colorful, friendly robot. It may not walk and talk, but it will surely brighten your day! Mon., Aug. 7, 3:30 PM Make CD Scratch Art Spinners to glimmer in your window or to protect your garden. Fischer Sundae Puppets

Thu., Jul. 13, 3:30 PM

Join us for "Barn Yarns and Tall Tales," a delightful puppet program encourages children to sing-along and participate in movement activities, and features the stories "How Billy the Goat Saved Bessie the Cow" and "Little Engine #99."

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Join us for exciting Lego construction challenges and fun freestyle play. Lego and Duplo blocks provided. Elementary and Tween (grade K-6)

Family Film ¸

Tue., Jul. 25, 3:00 PM The Eagle Huntress (2016, G,

87 min.) This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl fighting to overcome incredible obstacles to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. A powerful and enchanting tale of determination and perseverance.

Evening Book Discussion 

2100 Libbie Lake East Street Henrico, VA 23230

Tue., May 16, 7:00 PM Something Must Be Done

Deborah Lammers

Tue., Jun. 20, 7:00 PM The Husband's Secret by

Library Manager Mon – Thu Fri – Sat

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

About Prince Edward County by Kristen Green. Liane Moriarty.

Tue., Jul. 18, 7:00 PM Dreamland: The True Tale of

America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones.

Tue., Aug. 15, 7:00 PM Siracusa by Delia Ephron.

Tue., Jun. 20, 10:30 AM

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See pg. 42 for description. Summer Reading Finale: Mad Science

Thu., Aug. 10, 3:00 PM

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a spectacular Mad Science show that will amaze and entertain!

Computer and Digital Media Classes Various ages. See pages 54-55 for descriptions and schedules.

Tue., May 2, 7:00 PM Tue., Jun 6, 7:00 PM Tue., Jul 11, 7:00 PM Tue., Aug 1, 7:00 PM

Come practice speaking English in an informal setting!

Afternoon Book Discussion  Feel free to bring your lunch! Newcomers are always welcome. Tue., May 16, 1:00 PM Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County by Kristen Green. Tue., Jun. 20, 1:00 PM The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. Tue., Jul. 18, 1:00 PM Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones. Tue., Aug. 15, 1:00 PM Siracusa by Delia Ephron.

So you're turning 65—now what?

Tue., Jun. 13, 7:00 PM

If you or someone you know is about to turn 65, there are important decisions that need to be made. Independent agent Mary Kate Creasy will explain Medicare enrollment periods, the rules on drug plans and how to avoid penalties, and distinct plan designs for your lifestyle or situation. Kitchen Gardens

Wed., Jun. 14, 7:00 PM

All Ages

The Bookless Discussion  A Quirky, Questionable, and Clever Reader's Club. This enthusiastic bunch of readers meets every other month to discuss a variety of genres and styles in order to plumb the depths of the book world and expand our T.B.R.s. Mon., May 1, 7:00 PM Fantasy, fairytales, and folklore. Mon., Jul. 3, 7:00 PM Young adult literature. ESL Conversation Café

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Thu., Aug. 3, 2:30 PM

Mr. Smith will speak about his popular series for children, "The Virginia Mysteries," where he gets his ideas, and what it's like being an author. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B

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Elementary (grade K-5)

Steven K. Smith, Mystery Author 

Container Gardening

Wed., May 17, 7:00 PM

Don't have room for a full garden? Try containers on your deck, balcony, front porch, or tucked into your courtyard. Anything can go in a container and anywhere can be a garden! Presented by Henrico Extension Office.

Henrico Community Authors Showcase 

Before attending, confirm schedule online or call 501-1940. Read, discuss, and connect with other writers and readers in our community. Visit henricolibrary.org/authors for the most current list of authors scheduled to attend. Thu., May 18, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Thu., Jun. 15, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Thu., Jul. 20, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Thu., Aug. 17, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Quirky, Questionable, and Clever Book Discussion  Are you drawn to the strange and unusual? Fantastic fiction with fuzzy realities? Dysfunctional families? Protagonists with more than a little bit of sass? Join the book discussion group where we regularly dissect text while dissolving into giggles. Mon., Jun. 5, 7:00 PM Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty. Mon., Aug. 7, 7:00 PM Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne.

Many of us love the idea of growing fresh vegetables but don't have the space or time. Kitchen gardens are a new trend that combines vegetable, fruits, herbs, and flowers in a garden right outside your back door. Presented by Henrico Extension Service. Nerd Night: Wonder Woman and Legendary Ladies 

Mon., Jun. 26, 7:00 PM

Ages 18+. Join us for a discussion of your favorite women in comics! Nerd Night is a quarterly discussion group for everyone from super fans to the uninitiated enthusiast. We talk about anime and manga, science fiction, fantasy, comic books and cartoons with a different topic each meeting. The Wild In-Between: a Creative Writing Workshop Register online or call 501-1940 starting June 8. Sat., Jul. 8, 2:00 PM

James River Park System Artist-in-Residence Lauren Miner presents a creative writing workshop, where you will examine the ways of engaging with the natural world, see what other writers have said on the subject, and try your hand at some creative writing exercises. Whether you gravitate toward poetry, stories, essays, graphic narratives, or some combination of the above, this workshop will inspire you to connect more deeply with the world around you and communicate those ideas through the written word. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring a favorite notebook and/or writing instrument. All skill levels welcome.

Visit www.henricolibrary.org/events for latest events and complete event details.


Libbie Mill continued Photo Restoration Register online or call 501-1940 starting June 24.

Tue., Jul. 25, 6:30 PM

Babysitting Workshop Register online or call 501-1940 starting May 19. Tue., Jul. 18, 1:00 – 4:00 PM and

Learn to give old photographs new life! We will be going Thu., Jul. 20, 1:00 – 4:00 PM over how to mend rips and tears, heal blemishes and foxing, Ages 12-18. The Henrico Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension and correct any color issues on a sample photo. Prerequisite: offers a two-day workshop covering fun activities to do with Beginning Photoshop or equivalent knowledge of the program. children, making healthy snacks, handling emergencies, and the business of babysitting. Teens MUST commit to attend both Urban Oasis: Exploring the James River Park System with Nathan Burrell days; finishers receive a tote bag and a certificate. Registration is required for this workshop and space is limited. Tue., Aug. 8, 7:00 PM James River Park System Superintendent Nathan Burrell shares Game Night his unique perspective on the park. From the Pony Pasture to Thu., Jun. 22, 7:00 PM the new T. Tyler Potterfield Pedestrian Bridge, the park has Stop by and play a board game! Games and snacks provided; something for everyone! you bring the devious strategy. LEED Building in Henrico County Maker Mondays Wed., Aug. 16, 7:00 PM

Henrico County's Energy Manager and experts from the green building industry share information on Henrico County's commitment to the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) green building rating for new building projects, highlighting green features at Libbie Mill Library.

Adult and Teen (grade 6+)

Crafternoon

Sat., May 6, 2:00 PM Sat., Jun. 17, 2:00 PM Sat., Jul. 15, 2:00 PM Sat., Aug. 12, 2:00 PM

Ages 14+. Looking for a new creative outlet? Join us once a month on Saturday for a relaxing afternoon exploring different crafts and techniques with fabric, glue, paper, and paint. Great for both beginners and veteran homemakers alike!

Teens & Tweens Teen (grade 6-12)

Teen Art Guild

Tue., May 23, 7:00 PM Thu., Jun. 29, 2:30 PM Tue., Jul. 18, 7:00 PM Tue., Aug. 22, 2:30 PM

Hands-on creativity! The Teen Art Guild will do a variety of art, craft and drawing projects, discuss different styles of art and give you an opportunity to share work with peers. REMINDER: You don't have to paint like Picasso to join! Come hang out, meet other teens and enjoy getting creative! Teen Writers Guild

Tue., May 30, 7:00 PM Tue., Jun. 20, 7:00 PM Tue., Jul. 25, 7:00 PM Tue., Aug. 29, 7:00 PM

Play with your words! We will have writing challenges, talk about the craft of writing, do some more writing and share your work at the end of the night (if you want to). Did I mention that there will be snacks too? Writing is hard work and needs snacks! Come hang out, meet other writers in our area. Don't forget to bring a pen or pencil! Anime Club Wed., May 31, 7:00 PM Wed., Jun. 28, 7:00 PM Wed., Jul. 26, 7:00 PM Wed., Aug. 30, 7:00 PM

Do you love anime? Want to learn more about it? Join us as we gather to watch and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting, we'll screen a different anime and enjoy everything from classic titles to new favorites.

Mon., Jul. 10, 2:30 PM Mon., Jul. 24, 2:30 PM Mon., Aug. 7, 2:30 PM Mon., Aug. 21, 2:30 PM

Join us for our summer Maker Monday series, where we'll use everyday objects (and our amazing brains) to build some really awesome things! Projects will be announced in June. No registration is required, but limited to 20 teens. Come early! Robot Programming Workshop for Teens Register online or call (804) 501-1940 starting Jun. 11.

Thu., Jul. 11, 2:30 PM

Grades 6-12. Learn to use computer code (programming) to make your robot dance, sing, and triumph over challenges! Improv! Register online or call 501-1940 starting 1 month before event.

Wed., Jul. 19, 6:30 PM Mon., Aug. 28, 6:30 PM

Ages 12-14. Do you enjoy acting and/or comedy? Do you like letting loose and having a good time? Then join us as we get silly doing improv comedy at the library! Join us in learning fun improv games used by groups and theaters all over the world. Only for those who enjoy having fun, laughing, and trying something new! No experience necessary, no wrong answers. Escape Room Register online or call 501-1940 starting July 1.

Wed., Aug. 2, 7:00 PM

Makey Makey Fun Register online or call 501-1940 starting June 20.

Thu., Jul. 27, 3:00 PM

Ages 9-12. Makey Makey lets you become part of the machine and allows you to use your body to run a computer. Join us for some makey makey fun and see what you can create. Fun With Ozobots Register online or call 501-1940 starting July 8.

Wed., Aug. 9, 3:30 PM

Ozobots are some of the world's smallest programmable robots that respond to colored lines. They are smart, cute, fun! Come to the library to play with an Ozobot and learn the basics of computer science. Acting Out At The Library! Register online or call 501-1940 starting July 22. Wed., Aug. 23, 6:00 PM

Ages 10-12. Come join us in Children's for Improv! Improv teaches kids to think fast on their feet, allows for selfexpression and encourages team building. All this while exercising all of their senses AND having a bunch of silly fun! What's not to like? All abilities welcome.

Children

Space is limited. Groups, please call to explore opportunities. Weekly Storytimes

April 24–June 3; June 26–August 19

Lapsit Lambs (newborns/prewalkers) Mother Goose (6–24 months)

Toddler (24–36 months) Preschool (3–5 years) Family (all ages, with parent)

Infant and Toddler (birth-age 3)

Play, Learn, And Grow

Grades 6-12. Calling all riddle lovers and puzzle solvers! Come work together to crack the code and break out of Libbie Mill's very own escape room!

Thu., Jun. 8, 10:30 AM

Teen and Tween (grade 4-12)

Preschool (3-5 years)

Free Comic Book Day

Sat., May 6, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Visit the library today for a free comic book, while supplies last.

Tween (grade 4-6)

Minecraft Club Register online or call 501-1940 starting Apr. 17.

Wed., May 17, 6:00 PM Wed., Jun. 28, 6:00 PM Tue., Jul. 18, 6:00 PM Wed., Aug. 16, 6:00 PM

Ages 8-12. Come play Minecraft with us! You can join in with other kids on our dedicated server in the same Minecraft world. Creative or survival? You decide! Registration is required, but waived if you bring a laptop with your own copy of Minecraft. Stop Motion Workshop Register online or call 501-1940 starting June 12.

Tue., Jul. 11, 3:00 PM

Ages 9-12. Be your own director! Join us to make your own stop motion film using iPads and free software.

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Playing leads to early learning and prepares infants and toddlers for kindergarten. Make new friends and enjoy the fun!

Busy Hands Ages 3-5 with an adult. Space is limited. Wed., May 3, 3:30 PM Join us to make a perfect parakeet pal that will sit on your arm! Wed., Jun. 7, 3:30 PM Calling all little engineers! Join us for some creative learning and fun as we build a better world by creating your own castle out of recycled materials. Wed., Jul. 5, 3:30 PM Chomp, chomp, gulp, gulp— let's celebrate sharks! Join us for creative learning and fun as we make hungry sharks to eat up all those pesky little fish. Science and Stories Wed., May 17, 10:30 AM

What could be better than storytime? Science and stories! Enjoy a special 45 minute storytime with science experiments and discovery stations. Story Drama Workshop Register online or call 501-1940 starting Apr. 24.

Wed., May 24, 10:30 AM

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Libbie Mill continued Junior Great Books, Level I Register online or call 501-1940 ext. 2491 starting June 9. Mon., Jul. 10, 3:30 PM Mon., Jul. 17, 3:30 PM Mon., Jul. 24, 3:30 PM and Mon., Jul. 31, 3:30 PM

School Bus Safety Workshop

Tue., Aug. 8, 11:00 AM

See page 42 for description.

Elementary (grade K-5)

Cece Bell Celebration!

Wed., May 3, 6:30 PM T

Fans of the book El Deafo will not want to miss this event during Children's Book Week! Cece Bell will join us via Skype to talk to us about her books. Stick around to create a craft inspired by El Deafo and hear a reading from her latest works. Please note that Cece's Skype visit is a high probability but is still tentative based on her schedule. Nature Study Register online or call 501-1940 starting 1 month before event. Grade 3-5 with an adult. We'll begin in the Storytime Room, then take a short walk to Jordan's Branch Creek to explore and learn about living things in their natural environment. Sat., Jun. 3, 2:00 PM T Plants and Pollinators. Sat., Jun. 24, 10:00 AM T Incredible Insects and their amazing transformations. Fri., Aug. 18, 10:00 AM Animal Signs. Use powers of observation to identify animals by the clues they leave.

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Age 7-11. This four-meeting summer course will inspire close reading and rich discussion of world literature using the Shared Inquiry method. Children will hone their critical thinking and communication skills with fiction, essays, and poetry. Red Ink Writer's Club

Tue., Jul. 11, 6:00 PM T Tue., Aug. 1, 6:00 PM T

Grade 2-5. Have you got it in you to be a writer? We bet you do! The Red Ink Writer's Club is a fun, safe place to support our writing habits. Participants each write based on a provided prompt, and then bring it to the meeting to share it with the group. Get a prompt to start you off at the Libbie Mill children's reference desk, or by emailing Awnali at amills@henricolibrary.org. Robot Programming Workshop for Kids Register online or call 501-1940 starting Jun. 20.

Sat., Jul. 22, 2:30 PM T

Grades 3-5. Learn to use computer code (programming) to make your robot dance, sing, and triumph over challenges! Family (all ages, with adult)

Marimba Madness with Mr. Roman

Sat., May 6, 2:00 PM T

Learn about the marimba and hear Mr. Roman perform several musical pieces on it. All ages are invited for percussion fun!

(804) 501-1970

8508 Franconia Road Henrico, VA 23227

Louise Perry

Library Manager Mon – Wed Thu Fri – Sat

10:00 AM – 9:00 PM 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

All ages

Builders & Makers Club

Tue., Jun. 20, 6:00 PM Mon., Jun. 26, 6:00 PM Mon., Jul. 10, 6:00 PM Tue., Jul. 18, 6:00 PM Mon., Jul. 24, 6:00 PM Tue., Aug. 1, 6:00 PM Mon., Aug. 7, 6:00 PM Tue., Aug. 15, 6:00 PM

Adults

Book Discussion Group  Mon., May 15, 7:00 PM When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Mon., Jun. 19, 7:00 PM Dimestore by Lee Smith. Mon., Aug. 21, 7:00 PM Book of Aron by Jim Shepard. Mon., Jul. 17, 7:00 PM My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Birds in Your Backyard

Tue., May 16, 7:00 PM

A representative from the Virginia Cooperative Extension will discuss birds and bird watching in Central Virginia. While you're at the library, ask about our books on bird houses, bird feeders and bird watching. Apps for Beginners Sat., Jun. 17, 2:00 PM

Sat., May 20, 2:30 PM T

Journey to Candy Castle as you play life-sized Candy Land with the entire family. One play through should be about 15 minutes. A library representative will contact you to schedule your exact start time. Hosted by the Northside Teen Advisory Board. Family Games Sat., Jun. 10, 2:00 PM T

Bring the family for an afternoon of strategic, brain building fun, with board games and other activities for all ages. Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B Wed., Jun. 21, 6:30 PM T

See page 42 for description. Act!vated Story Theatre Mon., Jul. 17, 2:30 PM

Ages 4+. See page 42 for description. Summer Reading Finale: Peter McCory, the One-Man Band Sat., Aug. 19, 10:30 AM T

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a morning of musical fun for the whole family!

Adult and Teen (grade 6+)

Wreath-Making Workshop Register online or call 501-1970 starting May 27.

Wed., Jun. 28, 6:00 PM

Make a patriotic summer wreath using mesh, ribbon and your own creativity. Supplies are provided. Be sure to check out our craft and decorating books!

Teens & Tweens Teen and Tween (grade 4-12)

Free Comic Book Day

Sat., May 6, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Visit the library today for a free comic book, while supplies last. Amazing Race, Library Edition Tue., May 23, 6:00 PM

Ages 10+. Tweens and Teens race around the world. Complete the challenges in the least amount of time and win the race!

You've heard there's an app for that, but what are apps? How do you get them? How do you know which ones you need and which ones are best? Our Teen Tech Coaches present a workshop to help you navigate the wide world of apps!

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A high energy puppet show with lots of laughs courtesy of the acclaimed Barefoot Puppets! Kids will love cheering for Anansi the spider as he works his tricks on other animals. Life-Sized Candyland Register online or call 501-1940 starting Apr. 20.

North Park Branch Library

Join us all summer long to build and make. You bring the ingenuity and creativity, we will supply different materials, projects, and craft books at each session. All ages, groups and families are welcome!

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Trickster Tales with Barefoot Puppets

Many of your favorite library programs are made possible with the support of tax-deductible contributions to the Friends of Henrico County Public Library! Visit henricolibrary.org/Friends or ask a librarian how you can help.

Life-size Games Fight summer boredom while playing your favorite board games on a life-size scale! Join your friends for cooperative learning and competitive fun, and pick up some books too! Wed., Jul. 12, 6:00 PM Life-size Jenga. Wed., Jul. 26, 6:00 PM Life-size Monopoly. Wed., Aug. 9, 6:00 PM Hungry Hungry Hippos. Wed., Aug. 23, 6:00 PM Life-size Sorry.


North Park continued Teen Screen ¸ Watch a movie while learning to make a craft inspired by the theme. August's movie theme is Summer Camp! Wed., Aug. 2, 6:00 PM Troop Beverly Hills (1989, PG, 120 min.) Wed., Aug. 16, 6:00 PM Meatballs (1979, PG, 92 min.) Wed., Aug. 30, 6:00 PM Ernest Goes to Camp (1987, PG, 93 min.) Tween (grade 4-6)

Tween Club

Tue., May 9, 6:00 PM

Ages 11-13. Tweens, come join the club that is all about you! Give advice about programs and services for tweens, talk about books, make crafts and participate in other activities.

Children

Space is limited. Groups, please call to explore opportunities. Weekly Storytimes

Wed., May 17, 10:30 AM

See page 42 for description.

Preschool and Elementary (age 3–grade 5)

Krafty Kids Join us for some creative learning and fun. Craft books and materials related to the theme are available for checkout to help encourage your child's natural curiosity. Thu., May 11, 4:00 PM Mother's Day craft Sat., May 13, 11:00 AM T Mother's Day craft Thu., Jun 22, 4:00 PM Summer craft Sat., Jun. 24, 11:00 AM T Summer craft Thu., Jul. 13, 4:00 PM Summer craft Sat., Jul. 15, 11:00 AM T Summer craft Thu., Aug. 10, 4:00 PM Summer craft Sat., Aug. 12, 11:00 AM T Summer craft Family (all ages, with adult)

Family Movies ¸

April 24–June 3; June 26–August 19

Toddler (24–36 months) Preschool (3–5 years)

Preschool (age 3–5)

Story Drama Workshop Register online or call 501-1970 starting Apr. 17.

Mondays 10:30 AM Wednesdays 10:30 AM

Thu., May 25, 6:30 PM T Finding Dory (2016,

PG, 105 min.) Lovable yet forgetful fish Dory searches for her parents with friends Nemo and Marlin.

Thu., Jun. 29, 6:30 PM T The BFG (2016, PG 117

min.) Join Sophie and her "big friendly giant" as they collect dreams and warn the Queen about other dangerous giants. Based on Roald Dahl's novel and directed by Steven Spielberg. Thu., Jul. 27, 6:30 PM T E.T. (1982, PG, 115 min.) A young boy and his friends help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. Thu., Aug. 10, 6:30 PM T

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with the family film Field of Dreams (1989, PG, 107 min.). A family is mysteriously motivated to transform their farm into a baseball diamond complete with ghostly players. Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B Wed., Jun. 21, 10:30 AM

See pg. 42 for description. Act!vated Story Theatre Tue., Jul. 18, 10:30 AM

See pg. 42 for description.

Sandston Branch Library 23 E. Williamsburg Road Sandston, VA 23150

Cristina Ramirez Library Manager

Mon – Wed Thu Fri – Sat

10:00 AM – 9:00 PM 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sandston Book Club 

Wed., May 10, 7:00 PM Marbles: Mania, Depression,

Michelangelo & Me by Ellen Forney.

Wed., Jun. 14, 7:00 PM Packing for Mars: The

Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach. Wed., Jul. 12, 7:00 PM The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. Wed., Aug. 9, 7:00 PM The World is a Carpet by Anna Badkhen. Bullet Journaling Wed., May 17, 5:00 PM

All are invited to learn about bullet journaling, an easy way to goal set, plan, be more organized, create a to-do list and so much more. Refreshments provided. Alzheimer's Association Presentation and Memory Cafe Wed., May 24, 1:00 PM

An informative presentation from the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter from 1-2 pm, with an opportunity to answer questions, engage in discussion and enjoy socialization. From 2-3 pm, The Memory Cafe is a safe, comfortable, engaging environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can laugh, learn, and be socially engaged with others traveling the same journey. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Senior Film Series ¸ Coffee and snacks will be provided for your viewing pleasure. Tue., Jun. 6, 2:00 PM Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002, PG, 108 min.) Accompanies the books Motown: The Sound of Young America by Adam White and Barney Ales; Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound by Andrea Davis Pinkney; and To Be Loved: An Autobiography by Berry Gordy. Sat., Jul. 1, 2:00 PM Theremin (1993, PG, 85 min.) Based on the book Us Conductors: a Novel by Sean Michaels. A real theremin will be on display to play with! Tue., Aug. 1, 2:00 PM Wattstax (1973, R, 102 min.) Related to the book Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon. Valentine Interactive History Refreshments will be served. Tue., Jun. 13, 7:00 PM Soul of a Community. From early settlement to the establishment of businesses and communities, explore how African Americans in Richmond have defined the city and influenced the nation. Tue., Jul. 11, 7:00 PM Congregating Faith. The history of religious diversity within the city, and how communities emerged driven by shared faith and places of worship. Tue., Aug. 8, 7:00 PM A Tale of Two Stores. Revisit the glory days of Richmond's downtown as a shopping and social destination through two of Richmond's former department stores. Bon Secours Program: Advanced Care Planning (Medical Directives) Wed., Jun. 14, 1:00 PM

A presentation from Bon Secours by Rebecca Gruszkos, LCSW. Refreshments will be provided.

Build a Better World — the 2017 Summer Reading Club

Coloring for Adults and Other Relaxation Crafts & Arts Fri., Jun. 23, 2:00 PM Fri., Jul. 28, 2:00 PM Fri., Aug. 25, 2:00 PM

Explore the artistic world, and make a crafty project to take home. We'll have coffee and snacks, and listen to music designed to boost your creativity. Technology Petting Zoo Wed., Jun. 28, 3:00 PM Wed., Jul. 26, 3:00 PM Wed., Aug. 23, 3:00 PM

Learn about technology and enjoy coffee and snacks.

Teens & Tweens

Sandston Branch Library

(804) 501-1990

SA

Teen (grade 6-12)

Revenge of the Fifth

Fri., May 5

A galaxy far, far away is coming to your library! Celebrate of the dark side of Star Wars by checking out your favorite books and movies, take a picture with our props, and enter our trivia contest. Costumes welcome! The Maker's Lab: Build-A-Bot Register online or call 501-1990 starting June 14. Wed., Jul. 5, 2:00 PM

Bring your creative imagination ... utilizing household materials and manipulating current technology, you will turn ordinary items into your very own ROBOT! Join us in the Meeting Room for this awesome program while perusing our collection for the latest book. Limited to 8 teens.

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Sandston continued Pinhole Photography for Teens Register online or call 501-1990 starting July 3.

Wed., Aug. 2, 1:00 PM

Learn the science behind photography! We'll look back at the history of photography and view some of the first photographs, discuss how photography has changed over the last century, and make rudimentary photographs using pinhole cameras (supplied). This program requires sunny skies; registrants will be notified if rescheduling is necessary.

Teen and Tween (grade 4-12)

Free Comic Book Day

Sat., May 6, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Visit the library today for a free comic book, while supplies last.

Children

Preschool and Elementary (age 3-grade 5)

Summer Reading Finale: Magic Show

Space is limited. Groups, please call to explore opportunities. Weekly Storytimes

Thu., Aug. 17, 6:30 PM T

April 24–June 3; June 26–August 19

Toddler & Preschool (2–5 years) Pajama Storytime (2–5 years) Preschool (3-5 years)

Tuesdays 10:30 AM Thursdays 6:30 PM T All ages, with adult Make & Play Saturday

Krafty Kids

Tue., May 9, 11:00 AM Tue., Jul. 11, 11:00 AM Tue., Aug. 8, 11:00 AM

Tuckahoe Area Library

(804) 501-1910

1901 Starling Drive Henrico, VA 23229

Kara Rothman

Library Manager Mon – Thu Fri – Sat

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Adults Adult and Teen (grade 6+)

Computer Classes Ages 14+. See pages 54-55 for descriptions and schedules. First-Time Homebuying Seminar Sylvia Watford from Virginia Credit Union will present a seminar for first-time homebuyers. Bring all of your questions to this interactive and informative workshop. Introduction to Zentangle: Watercolor Bookmarks Register online or call 501-1910 starting May 8.

Wed., Jun. 7, 6:00 PM

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. As a meditational art form, it creates a "relaxed focus" as we make original, unique, and beautiful images. This fun introductory class will cover some methods of creating areas to pattern, easy-to-work patterns, and how to add shading effects.

Adult, Teen, and Tween (grade 4+)

Get ready for the Great American Eclipse! Thu., Aug. 10, 2:00 PM

On August 21, the Richmond area will see a near total solar eclipse. Learn what causes a solar eclipse, what can be observed during an eclipse and how often they occur. Safe viewing will be discussed. If it is a sunny day, we will go outside and view the sun through safe viewing glasses.

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Educational free play with Lego and snap circuits! Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B See pg. 42 for description. Act!vated Story Theatre

See pg. 42 for description.

See pg. 42 for description.

Thu., Jun. 22, 2:30 PM

Wed., Jul. 19, 10:30 AM

Tuckahoe Area Library

Thu., May 18, 6:30 PM

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Join us for some creative learning and fun as we create a craft related to story time or theme of the day. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available. Space is limited. Story Drama Workshop Register online or call 501-1990 starting Apr. 15.

Tue., May 16, 10:30 AM

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Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with an interactive magic show featuring M + M Magic.

Henrico Community Authors Showcase 

Before attending, confirm schedule online or call 501-1910. Local authors share their books. Visit henricolibrary.org/authors for the most current list of authors scheduled to attend. Thu., May 4, 7:00 PM Justin Young, author of Fiyah Starter. Thu., Jun. 1, 7:00 PM Charm, author of Flaws and Cause. Thu., Jul. 6, 7:00 PM John Schuler, author of My History, with Humor by Abraham Lincoln. Thu., Aug. 3, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Naturalization Information Session Sat., May 6, 11:00 AM U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will present information for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applications. Topics covered: naturalization process and test; rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. ESL Conversation Cafe Wed., May 10, 7:00 PM Wed., Jun. 14, 7:00 PM Practice speaking English in an informal setting!

Afternoon Fiction Readers' Group  Thu., May 11, 1:00 PM The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. A failing bookshop. A stolen rare Poe book. A mysterious package. A cantankerous man transformed. Thu., Jun. 8, 1:00 PM The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey. A young orphan girl struggles to take charge of her own life in 1960s Scotland. Thu., Jul. 13, 1:00 PM All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani, a story of Loretta Young, Clark Gable, and 1930s Hollywood. Thu., Aug. 10, 1:00 PM The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro, based on a true unsolved art theft at Boston's Gardner Museum in 1990. Evening Fiction Readers' Group 

Thu., May 11, 7:30 PM The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by

Gabrielle Zevin. A failing bookshop. A stolen rare Poe book. A mysterious package. A cantankerous man transformed.

Thu., Jun. 8, 7:30 PM The Flight of Gemma Hardy by

Margot Livesey. A young orphan girl struggles to take charge of her own life in 1960s Scotland. Thu., Jul. 13, 7:30 PM All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani, a story of Loretta Young, Clark Gable, and 1930s Hollywood. Thu., Aug. 10, 7:30 PM The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro, based on a true unsolved art theft at Boston's Gardner Museum in 1990. Real Stories Book Group 

Tue., May 16, 7:00 PM Growing Up by Russell Baker. Tue., Jun. 20, 7:00 PM Into Thin Air: A Personal

Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer.

Tue., Jul. 18, 7:00 PM And the Band Played On:

Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts.

Tue., Aug. 15, 7:00 PM Having Our Say: The Delany

Sisters' First 100 Years by Sarah and Annie Delaney. Not Just for Kids  Adults-only discussion of the best in children's and teen literature. Tue., May 23, 7:00 PM Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Tue., Jun. 27, 7:00 PM The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall. Tue., Jul. 25, 7:00 PM London Eye by Siobhan Dowd. Tue., Aug. 22, 7:00 PM Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. Americana Music with Danny Willis Wed., Jun. 21, 7:00 PM

Take a musical journey back in time with musician Danny Willis, a vocalist, instrumentalist and music historian whose diverse musical background includes vaudeville, swing, klezmer and more. Genealogy Basics Using Family Search

Tue., Jul. 18, 2:00 PM

Local genealogist Sylvia Elchinger will present an introduction to the Family Search website and provide helpful tips on using it in researching your family history. Mad Hot Ballroom ¸

Sat., Aug. 5, 12:00 PM

A documentary following New York City public school students as they enter ballroom dance competitions and transform their lives. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch. (2005, PG, 105 min.)

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Teens & Tweens Teen (grade 6-12)

Super-Saver Teen Money Camp Register online or call 501-1910 starting May 26.

Mon., Jun. 26, 1:00 PM Tue., Jun. 27, 1:00 PM Wed., Jun. 28, 1:00 PM Thu., Jun. 29, 1:00 PM and Fri., Jun. 30, 1:00 PM

Toddler (24–36 mo.) Preschool (3–5 yrs.)

Family (all ages, with adult)

Mondays 10:15 AM Tuesdays 10:15 AM Wednesdays 10:15 AM Mondays 11:00 AM Tuesdays 11:00 AM Wednesdays 11:00 AM Thursdays 10:30 AM Saturdays 10:30 AM T

Preschool (3-5 years)

Virginia Credit Union presents a free workshop to teach middle and high school students how to manage money, with handson learning activities, computer research time, and group interaction. Participants must commit to attend all five days. Pet Portraits Register online or call 501-1910 starting June 8.

Sat., Jul. 8, 1:00 PM

Bring a photograph of your pet or favorite animal to create drawings and a large scale acrylic painting! Practice on a smaller scale, then move on to color mixing and texture techniques to create a large scale portrait of your furry friend. Presented by The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). Teen Food Challenge Register online or call 501-1910 starting July 10. If you have any food allergies or concerns, please contact Aimee Haley at 501-1910 ext. 6 or ahaley@henricolibrary.org. Wed., Aug. 9, 10:30 AM

Busy Hands Ages 3-5 with adult. Join us for creative learning and fun! Space is limited. Thu., May 11, 11:15 AM Mother's Day craft. Thu., Jun. 8, 11:15 AM Paper bag hats. Thu., Jun. 22, 11:15 AM Recycled Robot. Thu., Jul. 13, 11:15 AM Paper bag house. Thu., Jul. 27, 11:15 AM Pasta and bead sculpture. Thu., Aug. 10, 11:15 AM Paper sand castle. Story Drama Workshop Register online or call 501-1910 starting Apr. 25. Thu., May 25, 10:30 AM

Ages 3-5. See page 42 for description. School Bus Safety Workshop

Thu., Aug. 10, 9:30 AM

See page 42 for description.

Preschool and Elementary (age 3-grade 5)

See page 41 for description.

Sat., May 6, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Krafty Kids Ages 3-9 with adult. Join us for creative learning and fun! Space is limited. Tue., May 9, 3:30 PM Flower craft. Tue., Jun. 6, 3:30 PM Necktie snakes. Tue., Jul. 11, 3:30 PM Paper mosaic. Tue., Aug. 8, 3:30 PM Stick houses.

Wed., Aug. 2, 2:00 PM

Elementary (grade K-5)

Teen and Tween (grade 4-12)

Free Comic Book Day

Visit the library today for a free comic book, while supplies last. Code Breakers with Scratch Register online or call 501-1910 starting July 3. Create your own games, animations, and stories! Learn how fun coding can be using Scratch 2.0 drag and drop blocks to make something new. All experience levels welcome.

Teen, Tween, and Elementary (grade K-12)

Homework Help Register online or call 501-1910 starting 1 month before event. Half-hour time slots will be assigned at 6pm.

Thu., May 4, 6:00 PM Thu., May 11, 6:00 PM Thu., May 18, 6:00 PM Thu., May 25, 6:00 PM

National Honor Society students from Tucker High School are available on the lower level to help with homework. Full STEAM Ahead! Register online or call 501-1910 starting Apr. 13.

Sat., May 13, 2:00 PM

Ages 8+. Explore, create, and invent at interactive stations featuring littleBits electronic building block sets, Makey Makeys, cool experiments, and more! Learn science, engineering, and art concepts through hands-on activities. Hosted by the West End Teen Advisory Board.

Children

Space is limited. Groups, please call to explore opportunities.

Weekly Storytimes

April 24–June 3; June 26–August 19

Lapsit Lambs (newborns/prewalkers) Mother Goose (6–24 mo.)

Tuesdays 9:30 AM Wednesdays 9:30 AM Saturdays 9:30 AM T

Paws to R.E.A.D. Register online or call 501-1910 starting 1 month before event.

Thu., Jun. 1, 4:00 PM Thu., Jul. 6, 4:00 PM Thu., Aug. 3, 4:00 PM

Ages 6-9. Read a story aloud to a trained therapy dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend! Elementary Explorers

Wed., Jun. 21, 3:30 PM Wed., Jul. 12, 3:30 PM Wed., Aug. 16, 3:30 PM

Grades 3-5. Join us as we explore science topics through fun, hands-on activities, challenges and demonstrations.

Elementary and Tween (grade K-6)

Young Authors' Club T Register online or call 501-1910 starting June 19. Wed., Jul. 19, 6:30 PM

Ages 8+. Join Ginjer Clarke, nonfiction author of books featuring animals, action and adventure. We'll mix it up with creative writing and entertainment. Bring your stories to life through the power of your imagination! Roblox Studio: Build and Play Register online or call 501-1910 x 5 starting July 24.

Thu., Aug. 24, 2:00 PM

Grades 3-5. Come to the computer lab and learn how to work together and build a game using Roblox Studio. No experience is necessary. Attendees will need a free Roblox account.

All ages with adult

May the Fourth be With You: Padawan Training

Thu., May 4, 6:30 PM T

Celebrate Star Wars and prepare future Jedi Knights! Butterfly Release

Sat., May 20, 11:15 PM T

Starting in early May, watch the fascinating metamorphosis of our Painted Lady caterpillars as they change into beautiful butterflies. Then join us for their release into our garden on the 20th! Family Fun with the Central Virginia Botanical Artists

Sat., Jun. 3, 1-4 PM T

Ages 6+. Come see how the artists of Central Virginia Botanical Artists (CVABA) develop their beautiful botanical artwork. Learn to draw a flower in perspective, see a demonstration about fiber arts and participate in other hands-on activities in celebration of their June exhibit at the library, “Groundwork: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers, Roots, and Rhizomes.” Activities will be available for all members of the family, from school-age children through adults. Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B Tue., Jun. 20, 2:30 PM

See page 42 for description. Act!vated Story Theatre Mon., Jul. 17, 6:30 PM T

See page 42 for description. Tiny Town

Thu., Jul. 20, 3:30 PM

Take a stroll down Main Street and enjoy interactive activities at a post office, a hospital, a construction site and more. Summer Reading Finale: Peter McCory, the One-Man Band

Sat., Aug. 19, 3:00 PM T

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with an afternoon of musical fun for the whole family! All libraries

Teen Art Contest

June 1 – August 31 We're looking for artwork to help us build a better Teen Scene website! Submissions accepted all summer. See your library for details.

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Twin Hickory Area Library

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Twin Hickory Area Library (804) 501-1920

5001 Twin Hickory Road Glen Allen, VA 23059

Hillary Burns

Library Manager Mon – Thu Fri – Sat

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

All ages

Concert by Susan Greenbaum

Tue., May 16, 7:00 PM

Our summer concert series starts with a performance by Richmond singer-songwriter Susan Greenbaum. Robotics Demo Mon., Jun. 5, 7:00 PM

Touch, see and ask! Visit our meeting room to see a sensational demo by FRC 1086 Blue Cheese, Deep Run High School's 2016 World Champion robotics team. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a parent. Concert on the Lawn

Tue., Jun. 27, 6:30 PM

Join us for an outdoor concert and refreshments to celebrate Twin Hickory Library's 10 year anniversary. The Robert Jospe Express Quartet will perform a mix of jazz, rock, funk and Latin music with a contemporary electric sound. Jazz by Sharon Rae North Tue., Jul. 11, 7:00 PM

The summer concert series continues with Jazz singer Sharon Rae North and her amazing vocals. Hammered Dulcimer Concert

Tue., Aug. 8, 7:00 PM

Our final music concert of the summer features Bob Wadsworth on his hammered dulcimer.

Adults

On the Back Roads Again

Tue., May 2, 7:00 PM

Learn what makes Virginia and its people so charming! Times-Dispatch author and photographer duo Bill Lohmann and Bob Brown talk about their latest book, On the Back Roads Again: More People, Places and Pie from Around Virginia. Nonfiction Book Discussion Group  Wed., May 3, 7:00 PM Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits by Kevin Roose. Wed., Jun. 7, 7:00 PM The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Anderson Brower. Wed., Jul. 5, 7:00 PM The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner. Wed., Aug. 2, 7:00 PM Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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Afternoon Book Discussion Group  Wed., May 10, 1:00 PM God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson. Wed., Jun. 14, 1:00 PM The Martian by Andy Weir. Wed., Jul. 12, 1:00 PM The Widow by Fiona Barton. Wed., Aug. 9, 1:00 PM Love in Lowercase by Francesc Miralles. Evening Book Discussion Group  Mon., May 22, 7:00 PM The Widow by Fiona Barton. Mon., Jun. 26, 7:00 PM The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. Mon., Jul. 31, 7:00 PM A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Mon., Aug. 28, 7:00 PM The Martian by Andy Weir. Henrico Community Authors Showcase  Before attending, confirm schedule online or call 501-1920. Local authors sign up and share their books. Read, discuss, and connect with other writers and readers in our community. Visit henricolibrary.org/authors for the most current list of authors scheduled to attend. Thu., May 11, 7:00 PM Jill Harrington, author of The Lupus Recovery Diet. Thu., Jun. 8, 7:00 PM Justin Young, author of Fiyah Starter. Thu., Jul. 13, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Thu., Aug. 10, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Scrabble Craft Register online or call 501-1920 starting Apr. 6. Sat., May 6, 2:00 PM

Join us as we make fun scrabble coasters. Use your mind and wordsmith skills to design a coaster out of scrabble tiles. Artists Walker Evans and Edward Hopper Thu., May 18, 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Allison of VMFA explores the work and lives of painter Edward Hopper and photographer Walker Evans, artists who celebrated America without filter, focusing on common people, lives and places. Part of the Dr. Bob Singer Senior Series. Musical Memories

Thu., Jun. 15, 2:00 PM

Join us for a nostalgic afternoon of listening to beloved music from decades past. We'll reminisce about the memories these cherished tunes uncover and maybe have a sing-along! Part of the Dr. Bob Singer Senior Series.

Teens and Tweens Teen (grade 6-12)

Teen Writers Guild

Tue., May 30, 6:00 PM Tue., Jun. 27, 6:00 PM Tue., Jul. 25, 6:00 PM Tue., Aug. 29, 6:00 PM

Meet with fellow young writers in the area to discuss the craft, share work, and explore great writing. Pinhole Photography for Teens Register online or call 501-1920 starting June 8.

Sat., Jul. 8, 1:00 PM

Learn the science behind photography and construct a pinhole camera to create photographs! We'll look back at the history of photography, discuss how photography has changed in the last century, and make rudimentary photographs using supplied pinhole cameras.

Build A Better World: Zine Making + the Power of the (small) Press Register online or call 501-1920 starting July 5.

Sat., Aug. 5, 1:00 PM

Learn to make a traditional 1/2 page zine and a folded pocket zine in this interactive workshop! We'll make zines that reflect issues that are important to us using paper, collage, and drawings. Plus, we'll learn about the history of zine culture and the use of small press publications in American activism.

Teen and Tween (grade 4-12)

Free Comic Book Day

Sat., May 6, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Visit the library today for a free comic book, while supplies last. Inventing + Prototyping with LittleBits! Register online or call 501-1920 starting 1 month before event.

Wed., Jun. 14, 6:00 PM Wed., Jul. 5, 6:00 PM Wed., Aug. 23, 6:00 PM

Use our 160-piece LittleBits Workshop Set to create prototypes of your own inventions, or follow guided challenges to get inspired! LittleBits are modular electronic sets that make inventing accessible, easy, and fun. 3D Printing Workshop for Teens Register online or call 501-1920 starting 1 month before event.

Wed., Jun. 21, 6:00 PM Wed., Jul. 12, 6:00 PM Wed., Aug. 9, 6:00 PM

Design objects and print with the library's 3D printers! We'll discuss real-world applications of 3D printing technology, get familiar with the machines, and practice designing in 3D so you can submit designs to be printed at the library.

Children

Space is limited. Groups, please call to explore opportunities.

Weekly Storytimes

April 24–June 3; June 26–August 19

Mother Goose (6–24 months)

Mondays 10:30 AM Wednesdays 9:30 AM Saturdays 9:30 AM T Toddler (24–36 months) Tuesdays 9:30 AM Toddler Music (24–36 months) Wednesdays 10:30 AM Thursdays 10:30 AM Toddler & Preschool (2–5 years) Mondays 9:30 AM Preschool (3–5 years) Tuesdays 10:30 AM Thursdays 9:30 AM Family (all ages, with adult) Saturdays 10:30 AM T Twilight Tales (all ages, with adult) Wednesdays 7:00 PM T Preschool (3-5 years)

Busy Hands Join us for a story, then crafts!

Mon., May 15, 3:30 PM Sidewalk Chalk Art Tue., May 23, 3:30 PM Sidewalk Chalk Art Mon., Jun. 12, 3:30 PM Colorful Tropical Fish Tue., Jun. 27, 3:30 PM Colorful Tropical Fish Mon., Jul. 17, 3:30 PM Outdoor Paintings with Pizzazz! Tue., Jul. 25, 3:30 PM Outdoor Paintings with Pizzazz! Mon., Aug. 14, 3:30 PM Jazzamataz Junk Art Tue., Aug. 22, 3:30 PM Jazzamataz Junk Art

Story Drama Workshop Register online or call 501-1920 starting Apr. 29.

Tue., May 30, 10:30 AM

See page 42 for description.

Visit www.henricolibrary.org/events for latest events and complete event details.


Twin Hickory continued School Bus Safety Workshop

Thu., Aug. 3, 9:30 AM

See page 42 for description.

Preschool and Elementary (age 3-grade 5)

Three Little Pigs Puppet Show Wed., Aug. 23, 10:30 AM

Come to our big meeting room to enjoy the antics of 3 engineering pigs and 1 big bad wolf! Summer Reading Finale: Shelly & Rainbow

Thu., Aug. 24, 3:00 PM

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with singing and dancing to the music of Shelly & Rainbow. From blues to rock to folk, with instruments like dobro, banjo and ukulele, we'll all be singing and dancing! Elementary (grade K-5)

Stories 'n' Such Join us for a story and a craft. Materials and books related to the theme will be available to encourage your child's curiosity. Thu., May 11, 3:30 PM Mom-Pop Art. Thu., Jul. 13, 3:30 PM Cereal box houses. Thu., Aug. 10, 3:30 PM Paper bag art.

Butterfly Drama

Building Challenge

Thu., May 18, 3:30 PM

Wed., Aug. 30, 2:00 PM

Thu., Jun. 15, 3:30 PM

Can You Solve the Puzzle Room?

Ages 4 and up will learn fun facts about butterflies, then create costumes to make a drama about their life cycle! Investigating Disaster If you enjoy the "I Survived" series, join us to learn more about the Hindenburg incident through video and an experiment. What a Disaster!

Thu., Jul. 6, 3:30 PM

If you enjoy the "I Survived" series, come learn about Pompeii's disaster of 79AD and the science of volcanoes. Lego Inventions

Tue., Jul. 18, 7:00 PM T

Grades K-6. Get creatively inspired by an interactive Lego robotics program led by members of FRC 1086 Blue Cheese, Deep Run's 2016 World Champion robotics team! Family Workshop: Building a Robot

Thu., Aug. 3, 7:00 PM T

Seeking a fun family project? Bridget Westhoven of FRC 1086 Blue Cheese, Deep Run's 2016 World Champion robotics team, will share the process and story behind how her family built their own robot from scratch, expanding on what they learned through FIRST Robotics.

Grades K-3. Join us as we learn about theme park design and then we will create our own rides! Elementary and Tween (grade K-6)

Mon., Aug. 28, 3:00 PM

Grades 3-6. Pirates! Jewel thieves! Teams will be given a progression of wacky clues to help them discover amazing treasure. Once program is underway, the room is in "lockdown." Family (all ages, with adult)

Family Time

Tue., May 9, 7:00 PM T

Join us for Family Bingo! Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B Wed., Jun. 21, 2:30 PM

See page 42 for description. Act!vated Story Theatre Tue., Jul. 18, 2:30 PM

See page 42 for description.

Varina Area Library Adults

Kareemah Hamdan

Thu., May 4, 10:00 AM Tue., May 16, 6:00 PM Sat., May 27, 2:00 PM Moderated and timed. Thu., Jun. 1, 10:00 AM Tue., Jun. 20, 6:00 PM Sat., Jun. 24, 2:00 PM Moderated and timed. Thu., Jul. 6, 10:00 AM Tue., Jul. 18, 6:00 PM Sat., Jul. 22, 2:00 PM Moderated and timed. Thu., Aug. 3, 10:00 AM Tue., Aug. 15, 6:00 PM Sat., Aug. 26, 2:00 PM Moderated and timed.

1875 New Market Road Henrico, VA 23231 Library Manager Mon – Thu Fri – Sat

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

All ages

Computer and Digital Media Classes Various ages. See pages 54-55 for descriptions and schedules. National Readathon Day Sat., May 20

Join readers across the country and Varina and celebrate the joy of reading for the third National Readathon Day. Bring your own reads or check out ours. Find us in our central staircase seating area. Bring a cushion or pillow and plan to stay a while. The History of Comics Wed., May 24, 7:00 PM

Learn the secret powers behind these vintage reads as Virginia Commonwealth University's Special Collections librarian and comic book guru, Cindy Jackson shares her "super" knowledge of graphic novels and comic books. Comic Con Sat., Jun. 24, 1:00 PM

If you are a fan of characters, books and fun, the Varina Library Comic Con is the place to be. Fans of all ages are encouraged to attend. There will be vendors, presenters, gaming, cosplay, crafts and more throughout the library! Celebrating Silent Films ¸ Sat., Jul. 8, 11:00 AM

Make yourself comfortable on our grand staircase seating for a variety of classic silent comedies and dramas of the early days of film. Pause for a short, or stay a while for a longer feature.

The Writer's Corner

Join us in the Collaboration Zone for an informal meetup to discuss writing of all kinds. We will have two un-moderated monthly meetups culminating with a moderated and timed discussion of a portion of your work. Please bring an open mind, patience, and a kind heart! Get Started with Your Family History Sat., May 6, 2:00 PM

Join presenters from the LDS Church Family History Center and get started on your family's genealogy. Bring the information you have and Sylvia and Jody will take you out on the internet and show you how to get started. Destination Creation Explore the many crafting opportunities to make something special for yourself, your friends or your home—and enjoy new crafting experiences with new and old friends! Mon., May 8, 6:30 PM Create beautiful suncatchers and explore other home decor ideas found in our library collection and online. Mon., Jun. 12, 6:30 PM Make your own embossed greeting cards. Materials will be supplied. Mon., Jul. 10, 6:30 PM Theme TBA. Mon., Aug. 14, 6:30 PM Theme TBA.

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Henrico Community Authors Showcase  Before attending, confirm schedule online or call 501-1980. Local authors sign up and share their books. Read, discuss, and connect with other writers and readers in our community. Visit henricolibrary.org/authors for the most current list of authors scheduled to attend. Mon., May 8, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Mon., Jun. 12, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Mon., Jul. 10, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Mon., Aug. 14, 7:00 PM Speaker TBA. Book Chat in the Afternoon  Tue., May 9, 3:00 PM The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Tue., Jun. 13, 3:00 PM Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith. Tue., Jul. 11, 3:00 PM The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden. Tue., Aug. 8, 3:00 PM All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. A Pollinator's Paradise: What do they Seek?

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Mon., May 15, 7:00 PM

Maymont Park horticulturalist Peggy Singlemann explores the relationship between flowers and different pollinators. Learn some of the tricks of the experienced gardener to bring your landscape to life. Knit & Lit

Tue., May 16, 2:00 PM Tue., Jun. 20, 2:00 PM Tue., Jul. 18, 2:00 PM Tue., Aug. 15, 2:00 PM

Are you a knitter or have always wanted to learn? Drop in with your needles and yarn and join us the third Tuesday of the month to share ideas, skills or knit socially. The library will supply teaching and knitting related books. SEE BACK COVER

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Varina continued Wednesday Night Mystery Group 

Minecraft for Teens Register online or call 501-1980 starting Apr. 27.

Donald Thomas.

Join with others on our dedicated server in the same Minecraft world. Creative or survival? You decide! Registration is not required if you bring a laptop with your own copy of Minecraft. Teen Volunteer Fair

Wed., May 24, 7:00 PM Police by Jo Nesbo. Wed., Jun. 28, 7:00 PM Death on a Pale Horse by

Wed., Jul. 26, 7:00 PM Ordinary Grace by William

Kent Krueger.

Wed., Aug. 23, 7:00 PM Hotel Paradise by Martha

Not High Noon ¸ A monthly celebration and discussion of the American Western movie genre. Wed., May 17, 2:00 PM Silverado (1985, PG-13, 135 min.) Four disparate heroes prepare to battle a crooked sheriff for personal reasons ranging from mercenary to altruistic. A High Noon-style showdown caps this rousing retro western. Wed., Jun. 21, 2:00 PM The Misfits (1961, NR, 125 min.) The final film of stars Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. Gable stars as Gay Langland, an aging hand traveling the byways and working at rodeos with two comrades. The three hatch a scheme to corral some misfit mustangs and sell them, but Gay's new girlfriend (Monroe), is appalled by the plan. Wed., Jul. 19, 2:00 PM Shane (1953, NR, 118 min.). A simple story of a Wyoming range war is elevated to nearmythic status. Alan Ladd plays the title character, a mysterious drifter who rides into a tiny homesteading community and accepts the hospitality of a farming family. Wed., Aug. 16, 2:00 PM Back to the Future III (1990, PG, 118 min.) Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) receives a 70-year-old letter from his inventor friend, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), who writes that he has retreated to the past to live out a relatively quiet life in the Old West. When research reveals that Doc died shortly after writing the letter, Marty uses their timetraveling car to warn the Doc about his impending demise. Coloring and Other Relaxation

Thu., May 18, 2:00 PM Sat., May 27, 2:00 PM

Relax while coloring a beautiful design or making some other creation of your choice while listening to a selection from a recent best seller. Pencils and printed designs will be supplied for those attending, or bring your own materials for your creations in progress. Take some time and enjoy the sharing. ESL Conversation Cafe

Thu., May 18, 7:00 PM Thu., Jun. 15, 7:00 PM Thu., Jul. 20, 7:00 PM Thu., Aug. 17, 7:00 PM

Practice speaking English in an informal setting! Maggie Walker's Richmond

Tue., May 23, 6:30 PM

Park Guide Ben Anderson of the Maggie L. Walker National Historical Site presents a 45-minute virtual tour of Richmond to sites with important connections to Walker's life. Cook & Book Club  Join a gathering of cooking enthusiasts in our demonstration kitchen, then browse and borrow our collection of cookbooks. Tue., May 23, 7:00 PM Registration required starting Apr. 22. Explore the world of crepes and other things French with Monique of Monique's Crepes. Mon., Jul. 31, 7:00 PM What could be better for a summer meal than a barbecue? Join our guest Bar-B-Q and grilling specialist to learn some tips and sample his specialties. Mon., Aug. 28, 7:00 PM Chef Jessie Widener joins us to explore her specialty of pastries and desserts. Learn some new techniques and hear stories in the life of a chef.

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Grimes. Making Mealtime Count for Singles and Couples Register online or call 501-1980 starting May 6. Tue., Jun. 6, 6:30 PM and

Tue., Jun. 13, 6:30 PM

It can be difficult to plan meals and stay in a budget. Kim Edmonds of the Henrico County Extension Office will help you get it together in this two-part program. Battles and Leaders: Military Book Discussion Group  A lively discussion on the battles, leaders and wars that have shaped world history. See Fairfield (page 41) for more dates. Wed., Jun. 14, 7:00 PM Steel My Soldiers Hearts by David Hackworth. Naturalization Information Session Mon., Aug. 7, 6:30 PM

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will present information for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applications. Topics covered: naturalization process and test; rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship.

Adult and Teen (grade 6+)

Latitude: Make a Sextant Register online or call 501-1980 starting June 18.

Tue., Jul. 18, 6:30 PM

Create a sextant from "junk" and learn the basics of navigation from celestial bodies an essential part of navigation. The Upcycled Lab: Pressed Flower Compositions Register online or call 501-1980 starting July 11. Fri., Aug. 11, 3:00 PM

Create your own cards or collections of scanned flowers, using the scanner and basic Photoshop. Bring in your own flowers to scan in, or flowers will be provided. What's a Compass? Register online or call 501-1980 starting July 29.

Tue., Aug. 29, 6:30 PM

Dissect the functions of a compass, and learn how to read a map using a compass!

Teens & Tweens Teen (grade 6-12)

Anime Club

Wed., May 10, 7:00 PM Sat., Jun. 17, 3:00 PM Sat., Jul. 15, 3:00 PM Sat., Aug. 12, 3:00 PM

Do you love Anime? Haven't seen any, but you're curious? Come enjoy Japanese animation with us, both newer titles and classics. Watch and discuss different Anime each time we meet. Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Thu., May 11, 6:30 PM

Help plan teen library events and earn community service credit. Call for membership details.

Sat., May 27, 3:00 PM

Sat., Jun. 3, 1:00 PM

Do you need volunteer hours for school, or want to give back to your community? Representatives from local organizations can sign your up for volunteer opportunities on the spot. Learn about opportunities and fun programs for teens just like you! Babysitting Workshop Register online or call 501-1980 starting May 20. Tue., Jul. 25, 1:00 – 4:00 PM and Thu., Jul. 27, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Two-day workshop for ages 12-18. See page 45 for description. Robot Programming Workshop for Teens Register online or call 501-1980 starting Jun. 6.

Thu., Jul. 6, 2:00 PM

Grades 6-12. Learn to use computer code (programming) to make your robot dance, sing, and triumph over challenges! The Maker's Lab Register online or call 501-1980 starting 1 month before event. Tue., Jul. 11, 2:00 PM Build-A-Bot. Bring your creative imagination—utilizing household materials and manipulating current technology, you will turn ordinary items into your very own ROBOT!!! Join us for this awesome program and peruse our teen collection for the latest book. Thu., Aug. 3, 6:30 PM Stopmotion Storytelling. Learn how to make a stop motion "trailer" of your favorite book or animate an original story of your own! PowerPoint Karaoke Wed., Jul. 12, 7:00 PM

Come show off your improv skills with a short PowerPoint presentation. The catch? You've haven't seen the presentation beforehand! Improvise your way through, and win prizes! TOPS: Turning Out Playful Solutions for Teens with Diabetes Sat., Jul. 29, 1:00 PM Sat., Aug. 26, 1:00 PM

Meet other teens living with diabetes. This workshop get the hands busy creating and teens with diabetes relating. Build a healthy community through art, food and fun.

Teen and Tween (grade 4-12)

May the Fourth be With You!

Thu., May 4, 6:30 PM

Watch Star Wars: the Force Awakens while you create themed crafts based on the Origami Yoda books by Tom Angleberger. Come dressed as your favorite character—there will be a 3D printed prize for the best costume! Free Comic Book Day

Sat., May 6, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Visit the library today for a free comic book, while supplies last. Upcycled Lab Register online or call 501-1980 starting 1 month before event. Sat., May 13, 1:00 PM Cosplay Creations. Learn how to make Cosplay costumes by reconstructing clothing, found objects, and recycled materials in time for next month's Comic Con! Registration required, space is limited. Wed., Aug. 9, 3:00 PM Terrariums. Build a Better World by upcycling recycled materials into sustainable planters for your own indoor garden!

Visit www.henricolibrary.org/events for latest events and complete event details.


Varina continued Building Club

Tue., Aug. 15, 6:00 PM Creative Wonders with Artist

Thu., Aug. 3, 7:00 PM T Thu., Aug. 10, 7:00 PM T Thu., Aug. 17, 7:00 PM T

Sarah Hand. Build a Better World using recycled paper products to make beautiful works of art. Resident artist and illustrator Sarah Hand shares her creative process with participants. Minecraft Building Competition Register online or call 501-1980 starting June 13.

Thu., Jul. 13, 6:00 PM

If you love to build in Minecraft, this competition is for you! We will give you a theme, like a tree house, roller coaster or a library! Then you will have an hour to build something within that theme. You may work solo or in teams, it's up to you. The winner will get a 3D printed prize! Fantasy Maps

Thu., Jul. 20, 6:30 PM

Preschool and Elementary (age 3-grade 5)

Nature Study: Butterflies

Mon., May 1, 6:30 PM T Mon., May 8, 6:30 PM T Mon., May 15, 6:30 PM T

Love Hyrule? Gotham City? Bring your favorite story or game to life by creating your own map of that world! Or create your own fantasy world and create a map of it. If you like, we'll display your map at the library for a while. All supplies provided. Giant Sized Icebreaker Jenga

Join us as we learn all about butterflies! Watch as a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, observe a variety of butterflies on our wildflowers, and make your own butterfly art. Block Party

It's the game you know and love, only giant—and with an ice breaker twist! Create a Vision Board

Come build and explore with Lego and other blocks! Construction

Wed., Aug. 23, 3:00 PM or 6:30 PM

Wed., Aug. 30, 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM

Explore different ways to motivate yourself, set and reach goals, and make a cool looking vision board to display for yourself. Great way to start the school year!

Tween (grade 4-6)

Minecraft for Tweens Register online or call 501-1980, starting 1 month before event.

Sat., May 6, 3:00 PM Sat., Aug. 5, 3:00 PM

Join with others on our dedicated server in the same Minecraft world. Creative or survival? You decide! Registration is not required if you bring a laptop with your own copy of Minecraft.

Children

Space is limited. Groups, please call to explore opportunities. Weekly Storytimes

April 24–June 3; June 26–August 19

Lapsit Lambs (infants/pre-walkers) Thursdays 10:30 AM Mother Goose (6–24 months) Wednesdays 9:30 AM Toddler (24–36 months) Thursdays 9:30 AM Preschool (3–5 years) Wednesdays 10:30 AM Family (all ages w/adult) Saturdays 10:30 AM T Pajama Storytime (all ages w/adult) Tuesdays 6:30 PM T Sensory Storytime (1-5 yrs., all abilities) Tuesdays 10:30 AM Sensory Storytime engages children through movement, music, stories, sensory activities and play. This welcoming, encouraging and supportive program is smaller and more adaptive than other storytimes. An early intervention professional will be assisting. Preschool (3-5 years)

Story Drama Workshop Register online or call 501-1980 starting Apr. 30.

Wed., May 31, 10:30 AM

See page 42 for description. School Bus Safety Workshop

Sat., Aug. 5, 9:30 AM T

See page 42 for description.

Sat., May 20, 2:00 PM T Sat., Jun. 17, 2:00 PM T

Fri., Jul. 28, 3:00 PM

Come explore the wonderful world of construction! Learn about different vehicles and experience construction through play. Elementary (grade K-5)

Paws to R.E.A.D. Register online or call 501-1980 starting Apr. 18.

Thu., May 18, 6:30 PM T Thu., Jun. 15, 6:30 PM T

Ages 6+. Read a story aloud to a trained therapy dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend! K-1 Book Club  Mon., May 22, 7:00 PM T

A new book club for Kindergarten and First graders! Join us for an interactive look at books and find out just how fun reading can be. We will read our books during the program! Kaleidoscopes

Thu., May 25, 6:30 PM T

Make a simple kaleidoscope and learn about these beautiful toys. Gardening Basics

Wed., Jun. 14, 3:30 PM Wed., Jun. 21, 3:30 PM Wed., Jun. 28, 3:30 PM

Interested in growing your own food or flowers? Come play in the dirt with us! We will do experiments, read books, and start our own seedlings. Art Night Mon., Jul. 3, 7:00 PM T Mon., Jul. 10, 7:00 PM T Mon., Jul. 17, 7:00 PM T Mon., Jul. 24, 7:00 PM T

Bring your artistic side and make jewelry, robots and more! Check out some of our great art books so you can make more projects at home. Family Fun: Rockets Register online or call 501-1980 starting June 8.

Join us as we practice building with a variety of different materials. Learn about bridges and other awesome structures around the world. Building My Plate Register online or call 501-1980 starting July 5. Please indicate any food allergies or sensitivities Sat., Aug. 5, 2:00 PM T

Food meets math this summer in Varina! Measure, create and cook a healthy treat with Virginia Cooperative Extension staff. Moana Coding Register online or call 501-1980 starting July 9.

Wed., Aug. 9, 7:00 PM T

Use code to take Moana characters on an adventure. A great way to learn about basic coding! Robot Programming Workshop for Kids Register online or call 501-1980 starting Jul. 10.

Thu., Aug. 10, 3:00 PM

Grades 3-5. Learn to use computer code (programming) to make your robot dance, sing, and triumph over challenges! Marble Runs

Wed., Aug. 23, 3:00 PM

Come show off your engineering skills, or learn new ones, by building marble runs! All materials will be provided.

All ages, with adult

Krafty Kids Join us for some creative learning and fun as we make. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child's natural curiosity. Thu., May 11, 7:00 PM T Fun treats for mom. Thu., Jun. 8, 7:00 PM T Make a craft. Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B Thu., Jun. 22, 6:30 PM T

See page 42 for description. Bubble Mania

Thu., Jul. 13, 7:00 PM T

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of bubbles! Learn about some of the fun ways to make your own bubbles. Family Fun

Sat., Jul. 15, 3:00 PM T Sat., Jul. 22, 3:00 PM T

Come to the library for family fun and games! Learn a variety of new games to play together as a family. Act!vated Story Theatre Wed., Jul. 19, 6:30 PM T

See page 42 for description. Summer Reading Finale: Harry Potter Mon., Aug. 21, 7:00 PM T

Join us to celebrate the end of Summer Reading with the wonderful world of Harry Potter. Fun for the whole family! Costumes welcome.

Sat., Jul. 8, 3:00 PM T

Learn about rockets and build and launch your own! Minecraft Coding Register online or call 501-1980 starting July 2.

Wed., Aug. 2, 7:00 PM T

Use code to take Alex or Steve on an adventure. A great way to learn about basic coding!

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Henrico County Public Library • Computer Classes

Computer Classes for adults and teens, ages 14+ Registration with your library card IS REQUIRED for these classes unless otherwise noted. Seating is limited and vacant seats will be filled 15 minutes after the start of class. Classes are typically 2 hours long. Registration begins 1 month before each class. To register, visit henricolibrary.org/classes and click through to the events calendar, or call the library hosting the desired class: Fairfield—501-1930 Libbie Mill—501-1940 Tuckahoe—501-1910 Twin Hickory—501-1920 Varina—501-1980

Basics

Computer Basics: Keyboard & Mouse If you know little or nothing about computers, this is the place to start! Mon., May 15, 2:00 PM Tuckahoe Thu., Jun. 15, 6:30 PM Libbie Mill Tue., Jun. 20, 2:00 PM Fairfield Mon., Aug. 14, 2:00 PM Tuckahoe Tue., Aug. 22, 2:00 PM Fairfield Tue., Aug. 22, 2:00 PM Libbie Mill Computer Basics: Working with Windows Learn about Microsoft Office software and its functions; become familiar with basic commands in Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer. Prerequisite: familiarity with keyboard and mouse. Thu., May 4, 10:00 AM Varina Mon., Jun. 5, 2:00 PM Tuckahoe Tue., Jun. 20, 2:00 PM Varina Wed., Jun. 21, 2:00 PM Fairfield Thu., Jun. 22, 6:30 PM Libbie Mill Thu., Jul. 6, 10:00 AM Varina Tue., Aug. 1, 2:00 PM Varina Computer Basics: File Management for Windows Don’t know what to do with all those computer files? We’ll help you get organized. Prerequisite: Working with Windows or comparable knowledge. Thu., Jun. 29, 6:30 PM Libbie Mill Mon., Jul. 17, 2:00 PM Tuckahoe Internet Basics: Getting Started on the Web Learn your way around the Web with a hands-on guided tour. Prerequisite: familiarity with keyboard and mouse. Thu., May 4, 10:00 AM Twin Hickory Thu., May 11, 10:00 AM Varina Mon., Jun. 19, 2:00 PM Tuckahoe Thu., Jul. 6, 6:30 PM Libbie Mill Thu., Jul. 6, 6:30 PM Twin Hickory Tue., Jul. 11, 10:00 AM Varina Thu., Aug. 3, 2:00 PM Tuckahoe Wed., Aug. 23, 2:00 PM Fairfield

Microsoft Office

Word I: Introduction Learn how to use basic features of Microsoft Word. Prerequisite: familiarity with keyboard and mouse. Tue., May 9, 10:00 AM Twin Hickory Tue., May 9, 6:00 PM Varina Thu., May 25, 6:30 PM Tuckahoe Thu., Jun. 1, 2:00 PM Twin Hickory Tue., Jun. 6, 2:00 PM Libbie Mill Tue., Jun. 6, 2:00 PM Varina Thu., Jun. 15, 6:30 PM Tuckahoe Tue., Jul. 11, 2:00 PM Twin Hickory Thu., Jul. 13, 6:30 PM Libbie Mill Tue., Jul. 18, 10:00 AM Varina Tue., Jul. 18, 2:00 PM Fairfield Tue., Aug. 1, 2:00 PM Twin Hickory Thu., Aug. 3, 2:00 PM Varina Thu., Aug. 17, 6:30 PM Tuckahoe Word II: Formatting Make your Word documents look polished and professional. Prerequisite: Word I or comparable knowledge of basic Word. Tue., Jun. 6, 2:00 PM Twin Hickory Tue., Jun. 13, 2:00 PM Libbie Mill Thu., Jul. 13, 2:00 PM Twin Hickory Thu., Jul. 20, 2:00 PM Fairfield Thu., Jul. 20, 6:30 PM Libbie Mill Thu., Jul. 20, 6:30 PM Tuckahoe Thu., Aug. 10, 2:00 PM Twin Hickory Thu., Aug. 24, 6:30 PM Tuckahoe Excel I: Introduction Learn the basic features of Microsoft Excel. Prerequisite: Word I or comparable knowledge of basic Word. Tue., May 2, 6:30 PM Tuckahoe Thu., May 11, 6:30 PM Twin Hickory Tue., May 23, 2:00 PM Libbie Mill Thu., Jun. 8, 2:00 PM Varina Thu., Jun. 8, 6:30 PM Twin Hickory Tue., Jun. 13, 2:00 PM Tuckahoe Wed., Jul. 5, 6:30 PM Tuckahoe Tue., Jul. 18, 10:00 AM Twin Hickory Thu., Jul. 20, 2:00 PM Varina Thu., Jul. 27, 6:30 PM Libbie Mill Tue., Aug. 1, 2:00 PM Tuckahoe Thu., Aug. 3, 10:00 AM Twin Hickory Tue., Aug. 15, 6:00 PM Varina Excel II: Charts & Formatting Create simple charts using existing data and the chart wizard, make a detailed monthly budget using formulas and formatting tools, and work with printing and page setup. Prerequisite: Excel I or comparable knowledge of Excel. Tue., May 9, 6:30 PM Tuckahoe Tue., May 30, 2:00 PM Libbie Mill Tue., Jun. 13, 6:30 PM Twin Hickory Wed., Jul. 12, 6:30 PM Tuckahoe Thu., Jul. 20, 10:00 AM Twin Hickory Thu., Aug. 3, 6:30 PM Libbie Mill Tue., Aug. 8, 2:00 PM Tuckahoe Tue., Aug. 15, 10:00 AM Twin Hickory

Powerpoint Learn how to create slide shows with text, graphics and animation. Prerequisite: Word I or comparable knowledge of basic Word. Tue., May 2, 2:00 PM Libbie Mill Thu., May 18, 6:30 PM Twin Hickory Wed., May 24, 2:00 PM Tuckahoe Thu., Jun. 15, 10:00 AM Twin Hickory Thu., Jun. 22, 2:00 PM Fairfield Tue., Jul. 11, 2:00 PM Tuckahoe Tue., Jul. 25, 6:30 PM Twin Hickory Tue., Aug. 8, 2:00 PM Libbie Mill Thu., Aug. 17, 6:30 PM Twin Hickory Publisher I: Introduction Learn how to create flyers and brochures with text, borders, and graphics. Prerequisite: Word I or comparable knowledge of Word. Thu., May 4, 6:30 PM Libbie Mill Tue., May 16, 2:00 PM Fairfield Mon., May 22, 2:00 PM Tuckahoe Tue., May 23, 2:00 PM Twin Hickory Tue., May 30, 6:00 PM Varina Tue., Jun. 20, 10:00 AM Twin Hickory Thu., Jun. 22, 2:00 PM Varina Thu., Jun. 22, 6:00 PM Varina Thu., Jun. 29, 6:30 PM Tuckahoe Thu., Aug. 10, 6:30 PM Libbie Mill Wed., Aug. 16, 6:30 PM Tuckahoe Thu., Aug. 17, 10:00 AM Varina Publisher II: Newsletters & More Learn to be more creative with Publisher and how to turn your work into a web page. Prerequisite: Publisher I or comparable knowledge. Thu., May 11, 6:30 PM Libbie Mill Wed., May 17, 2:00 PM Fairfield Thu., May 25, 6:30 PM Twin Hickory Thu., Jul. 27, 6:30 PM Tuckahoe Thu., Aug. 17, 6:30 PM Libbie Mill Tue., Aug. 22, 6:30 PM Twin Hickory

Social

Intro to Facebook Learn Facebook basics and how to create a Facebook account. Prerequisites: A working email address that can be accessed from the library, familiarity with keyboard and mouse, basic knowledge of the Internet. Tue., May 9, 2:00 PM Libbie Mill Thu., May 18, 2:00 PM Fairfield

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Unless noted, ALL CLASSES REQUIRE REGISTRATION, starting 1 month before each class. Register online at henricolibrary.org/events, or contact your library. If registering more than one student, please call to confirm we have the correct registration for your group. Classes are in high demand. Please be on time, and be aware that if you are late 10 minutes or more for a class, your seat may be given away. Introduction to the Digital Media Lab Fri., May 5, 10:00 AM for Adult and Teen (grade 6+) Libbie Mill Fri., Jul. 21, 3:00 PM for Adult and Teen (grade 6+) Libbie Mill This quick class will show you the equipment and software available in the Digital Media Lab at Libbie Mill. We will cover the basics for the Adobe Creative Suite, 3D printing, VHS transfer, podcasting, scanning and green screens. Show and Tell in the DML Sat., Jun. 17, 2:30 PM for All ages with adult Libbie Mill Drop by the Digital Media Lab with your whole family! Stop by any time during the program to explore a fun activity and learn about some cool technology. Whether you spend five minutes or an hour working together, everyone will have a good time. DML Petting Zoo Tue., May 23, 6:00 PM for All ages Varina Tue., Jun. 27, 6:00 PM for All ages Varina Tue., Jul. 25, 6:00 PM for All ages Varina Tue., Aug. 22, 6:00 PM for All ages Varina Tinker and explore all of our Digital Media Lab equipment and software during our Petting Zoo hours! A more in depth hands on experience into all the programs offered at Varina. Learn to Code Workshop Sat., Jun. 3, 2:30 PM for Teen (grade 5-12) Libbie Mill Tue., Jun. 27, 6:30 PM for Adults Libbie Mill Tue., Aug. 15, 6:30 PM for Adults Libbie Mill Wed., Aug. 16, 2:30 PM for Teen (grade 5-12) Libbie Mill Learn to code! Learn how to make a computer do what you want! We will teach some basic programming concepts and play with coding. 3D Printing Workshop Wed., May 3, 6:30 PM for Teens (grade 5-12) Libbie Mill Wed., May 10, 6:30 PM for Adults Libbie Mill Sat., May 13, 2:30 PM for Parent and Child (grade K-5 with an adult)* Libbie Mill Wed., Jul. 12, 2:30 PM for Teens (grade 5-12) Libbie Mill Wed., Jul. 12, 6:00 PM for Teens and Tweens (grade 4-12) Twin Hickory Sat., Jul. 15, 2:30 PM for Parent and Child (grade K-5 with an adult)* Libbie Mill Sat., Jul. 29, 2:30 PM for Adults Libbie Mill Sat., Jul. 29, 3:00 PM for Parent and Child (grade K-5 with an adult)* Varina Mon., Aug. 7, 6:30 PM for Parent and Child (grade K-5 with an adult)* Varina Thu., Aug. 17, 6:30 PM for Adult and Teen (grade 6+) Varina See 3D printing in action! During this workshop, you will learn how to create your own 3D designs, download pre-made 3D models, and see an object being printed on the library's Ultimaker2 3D printer. Bring a USB flash drive so you can save your design. Blender Basics Sat., Aug. 12, 2:30 PM for Adult and High School (grade 9+) Libbie Mill Learn how to take your 3D design skills to the next level! In this class we'll review the basics of Blender, a free and professional open source 3D design software. Prerequisite: 3D Printing Workshop is encouraged but not required.

Adobe Photoshop Basics Tue., May 16, 6:00 PM for Teens (grade 6-12) Libbie Mill Fri., May 19, 10:00 AM for Adults Libbie Mill Adobe Photoshop is powerful image-editing software with infinite possibilities! This class is a basic overview of tools and concepts that are fundamental for getting started in Photoshop. Beginner experience with photography is encouraged but not required. Digital Painting Wed., Jul. 26, 6:30 PM for Adult and Teen (grade 6+) Varina Mon., Aug. 21, 6:30 PM for Adult and Teen (grade 6+) Varina Unleash your inner artist and join us in the DML for a fun and social digital paint night. This program will teach you the basics of Photoshop necessary to paint your own masterpiece. We will use only a mouse and a computer to paint in Photoshop, no mess! You may choose to follow along with the instructor or paint your own creation. Bring your family and friends! Digital Camera Basics Wed., Aug. 23, 6:30 PM for Adults Libbie Mill Ever wonder what all those buttons are on your digital camera? Learn what your camera is capable of! In this workshop we'll discuss basic photography concepts and discover how to control and adjust certain settings on our cameras. Please bring your personal camera/device to class or feel free to join (camera-less) to listen and learn! Video Shooting Basics Fri., Jun. 16, 2:30 PM for Adults Libbie Mill Wed., Jun. 21, 6:30 PM for High School (grade 9-12) Libbie Mill If you enjoy making videos, learn how to make them even better! In this workshop we'll discuss shooting tips and tricks to get you started, as well as different camera shots and how to use them. You'll get a chance to put your new skills to the test while creating your own video in class! Students are encouraged to bring their own recording devices if possible (digital camera, camera phone, tablet — anything that can record video will work!) Introduction to Podcasting Tue., May 2, 6:00 PM for Adults Libbie Mill Tue., May 9, 6:00 PM for Teens (grade 6-12) Libbie Mill Learn the basics of audio recording and editing with Audacity sound editing software.

Henrico County Public Library • Digital Media Labs

OPEN LAB and RESERVABLE LAB HOURS AVAILABLE

*Parent-child classes: Parents, when registering online for these classes please register yourself and enter your child's age in the notes section before submitting. Classes are 90 minutes, but you can leave early if your little one gets the wiggles.

Build a Better World — the 2017 Summer Reading Club

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Henrico County Public Library • 2017 Summer Reading Club

2017 SUMMER

READING CLUB JUNE 1 – AUGUST 31

One piece at a time. Through

books, games, and learning activities, we discover new ways of looking at the world around us—and ways we might make the world a better place!

Finish your reading goal this summer for a chance to win fun prizes from your library! Watch your library for complete details. PRIZES SPONSORED BY

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Henrico program guide summer 2017  
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