Adventure Henrico: Scuba Diving (Running Time: 21 minutes) — Breathing under water is as easy as one, two three, well maybe four — days of training that is. Join HCTV staffers Ben and Steve as they dive into an adventure that begins in the classroom and ends 60 feet beneath the water’s surface. Earning their PADI Open Water Dive Certifications was a little trickier than they thought. Kick your fins along with them as they sink or swim through the doorway of a new world in Adventure Henrico: SCUBA Diving.
Art Within, The: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen (Running time: 18 minutes) — The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Henrico’s premiere art, theater and dance venue, dates back to 1911. Formerly the Glen Allen School, this magnificent building was transformed in 1999 to offer a variety of art classes, showings, galleries and performances. Join HCTV as we explore all that the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen has to offer, and find The Art Within.
At Your Leisure: What’s New in Henrico’s Parks? [Retired from Broadcast] (Running time: 26 minutes) — With an ever expanding range of recreational opportunities, Henrico’s Division of Recreation and Parks truly has something for everyone. Join us as we take a look at some of the new and upcoming attractions across the county.
At Your Leisure: What’s New in Rec and Parks Programming? [Retired from Broadcast](Running time: 27 minutes) — This new edition of “At Your Leisure” samples more of Henrico’s vast recreational offerings. Join HCTV as we drop in on a baby sign language class, a benefit event for the Henrico Humane Society, a belly dancing class, a Frank Sinatra tribute concert, and a sunset canoe paddling expedition.
Caring for the Animals: Livestock to Lizards in Henrico Recreation (Running time: 34 minutes) — Henrico’s Meadow Farm Museum and Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium both offer unique opportunities for residents and visitors to learn about many different animal species. Recreation and Parks’ experienced staff takes great pride in caring for these animals daily, from cleaning and feeding to shelter and health care. Join HCTV as we explore how keeping these animals happy and healthy is a priority in Caring for the Animals: Livestock to Lizards in Henrico Recreation.
First Pitch, The: History of the Tuckahoe Little League (Running time: 18 minutes) — In the late 1950s baseball became America’s favorite pastime, and it was every young boy’s dream to play the game. For the kids in Henrico, there was no organized league that would allow them to play—until a group of fathers joined forces to form the Tuckahoe Little League. Through the years, the league has prospered and multiple generations of boys and girls have experienced baseball and softball on first-class fields. The tradition continues today, and HCTV takes you back to those glory years in The First Pitch: History of the Tuckahoe Little League.
Four Centuries of Conflict and Confusion: The History of Dutch Gap (Running time: 22 minutes) — The history of Dutch Gap and the people who lived there spans four centuries of conflict and confusion. The Dutch Gap canal, located on the James River near the 17th-century Citie of Henricus, was originally constructed during the Civil War to shortcut the seven-mile loop around Farrar’s Island. Join HCTV as we learn about Dutch Gap, how it got its name, and the many wars and battles fought throughout its history.
Get Your Game On: Open Gym (Running time: 14 minutes) — Whether your game is pickleball, table tennis, volleyball, badminton or basketball, you can hit the courts in Henrico County’s Open Gym program! Open Gym invites all ages and levels of experience (or inexperience) to get active and healthy without paying for expensive gym memberships or costly fitness classes. Join HCTV as we watch teens to seniors discover the benefits of exercise and meeting new friends in Get Your Game On: Open Gym.
Henrico Holiday, A (Running time: 20 minutes) — Come celebrate the holidays with HCTV as we explore the sights and sounds of the season right here in Henrico. Travel with us back to 1860 when modest ornaments garnished the hallways at Meadow Farm. Learn how America adapted decking the halls during the Great Depression at the Clarke-Palmore House. Have a seat at the Henrico Theatre for the “Holiday Spectacular” and drift along with us down the James River to see the sparkling Parade of Lights. And of course, illuminate your spirit with thousands of colorful lights, animated Santas and shining stars adorning the rooftops of Henrico’s own larger-than-life homes, all right here in A Henrico Holiday.
History of Recreation and Parks, The (Running time: 22 minutes) — For more than four decades, Henrico’s Division of Recreation and Parks has been committed to helping residents pursue good health and good times. With more than 4 million park visitors each year, the division has embraced the responsibility of caring for more than 3,600 acres of parkland, 140 recreational buildings and 35 historic sites. But the Division of Recreation & Parks had humble beginnings, with a few recreational activities organized at local schools. Join HCTV as we learn about the history of Recreation & Parks, and how the division has grown to serve the residents of Henrico.
Hosting in Henrico: It’s Tournament Time! (Running time: 4 minutes) — Whether you need one field or ten for your next tournament, Henrico County’s award-winning sports complexes can meet your needs. Henrico, which partially surrounds the capital city Richmond, Virginia, is the perfect Mid-Atlantic location. With the intersection of two major interstates and an international airport in the county, transportation and accommodations couldn’t be more convenient. Henrico boasts beautiful parks, cultural sites, and museums, and is within driving distance from Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Let us show you why Henrico is the place to play!
On the Green: Belmont Golf Course (Running time: 25 minutes) –Henrico County’s Belmont Golf Course was first established in 1917 as Hermitage Country Club on Hilliard Road. The golf course hosted such prestigious events as the Valentine Invitational, The Richmond Open, and the 1949 PGA Championship. Henrico purchased the property in 1977 and named the golf course Belmont. The 18-hole course is open to the public, and is one of the area’s finest recreational venues. Join HCTV as we meet the golfers and explore the history, fun and challenges of the course in “On the Green: Belmont Golf Course.”
Play Ball: The Babe Ruth 14 Year-Old World Series at Glen Allen Stadium [Retired from Broadcast] (Running time: 29 minutes) — We built it, and they came! In August 2007, Henrico County showcased its crown jewel of youth sports venues: the new Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park. Ten teams from around the country competed in the prestigious Babe Ruth 14 Year-Old World Series. Join HCTV as we play ball!
Senior Living in Henrico [Retired from Broadcast] (Running time: 28 minutes) — Retirement is a time to enjoy life and to explore new opportunities. Henrico County offers a variety of programs to keep seniors mentally and physically active. Getting together for activities like Bowling, Tai Chi, Croquet, Line Dancing, and Water Aerobics gives seniors a chance to socialize, stay healthy, make friends, and live their lives to the fullest.
Still in the Game: Adult Sports in Henrico (Running time: 18 minutes) — Softball, Rugby, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Cricket, Kickball, Golf, Lacrosse and more. . . whatever the game, adults in Henrico looking for a way to stay active and competitive turn to Henrico’s Adult Sports Leagues. Our Division of Recreation and Parks maintains pristine fields and organized scheduling to assist adult league players throughout their sport season. HCTV follows the action in Still in the Game: Adult Sports in Henrico.
Strumming up the Past: Henrico’s Bluegrass Music (Running time: 24 minutes) — Bluegrass represents a distinctly American style of music, a beautiful blend of old-timey, Celtic, gospel, country and blues. Henrico County is keeping the music alive by organizing a bluegrass jam each month at Dorey Park. If you’ve stood before the microphone and or clapped from the audience, you know there’s something about bluegrass that tugs on your soul.
Therapeutic Recreation in Henrico County (Running time: 23 minutes) — Therapeutic Recreation in Henrico County provides the opportunity for residents with physical and intellectual disabilities to participate in activities that benefit them socially, emotionally and physically. Join HCTV as we highlight programs including arts and crafts, sports, games, dance and drama offered by Henrico Recreation and Parks. Learn from recreation therapists, coaches, participants and parents as they describe the importance of these activities and how our disabled community benefits from these innovative programs.
Under the Lights: Richmond International Raceway [Retired from Broadcast] (Running time: 22 minutes) — From the first dirt track race in 1946 to today’s unique three-quarter mile speedway, Richmond International Raceway has evolved into one of the most popular auto racing tracks in the country. HCTV talks to Jeff Gordon, Hermie Sadler, Bill France Jr. and others on why drivers and fans alike love RIR! You’ll see original footage from the early 50s through the fast-paced action of today.
Voices from Mountain Road: The Historic Mountain Road Corridor [Retired from Broadcast] (Running time: 36 minutes) — The history of Henrico County is filled with stories of dreams, intrigue, ambition and courage — many of which happened in the historic Mountain Road corridor. See these stories come to life, and learn about the remarkable Virginians who changed the course of American history.