Ages 12+. Suffering from cabin fever? Join us for a series of presentations celebrating the great outdoors! Speakers will share their experiences across America and around the world. The series concludes with some spectacular short films on mountain culture! Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. All free. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour of the James
Fri, Mar 13, 7:30-9pm, Henrico County Administrative Board Room
During the summer and fall of 2014, Ryan Abrahamsen and Andy Thompson set out on a pontoon raft mounted with six cameras on top of a telescoping 10-foot pole, the first 360-degree, surface-level photo tour of an entire river-the James River. The Tour of the James was initiated as part of Envision the James, a collaborative effort with the National Geographic Society, the Chesapeake Bay Conservancy and the James River Association. At the end of their 340 mile journey, they had taken more than 360,000 panoramic images and created a visual map of the James River, showcasing the scenic and historic beauty of the river, from the headwaters to the Chesapeake Bay. During this presentation, Ryan and Andy will share their photographs and stories of this incredible journey.
A Fly Fishing Journey
Fri, Mar 20, 7:30-9pm, Henrico County Administrative Board Room
Fly fishing has taken Tee Clarkson to some incredible places, from catching giant tarpon in the Gulf of Mexico, to chasing permit fish on the flats of Guanaja, Honduras, to exploring the small streams of Virginia in search of native Brook Trout. The day after he graduated from college, he headed west to the Rockies and a job rowing a drift boat on the fabled Green River. He has spent summers on the river guiding fly anglers for trout, on the Gunnison River in Colorado, and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. He spent two winters exploring and guiding in Chile and Argentina. He has also fished the flats in Los Roques, Venezuela, and the British Virgin Islands. During this presentation, Tee will introduce us to the incredible places and more equally incredible people he has met on his journeys.
Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour
Fri, Mar 27, 7-10pm, Henrico Theatre
Each year in Telluride, Colorado, Mountainfilm celebrates cultures unique to mountain communities with an international rendezvous of legendary mountaineers, environmentalists, filmmakers, authors, scientists, and artists. The mission of Mountainfilm is to educate and inspire audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, and environments worth preserving. Don’t miss this opportunity to view incredible outdoor films!
Sunday Afternoon with the Classics – The Mustang: 50 Years of an American Icon
Sun, Mar 15, 2-3:30pm, Deep Run Park
Enjoy a multimedia presentation and have an opportunity to get up close and personal with examples of the Ford Mustang, automobile. Few cars are so instantly recognizable, or as widely adored, as the first-generation Mustang. Unveiled at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the Mustang was a sleek and sporty car, named for a fighter plane with a slight European flavor. Dave Dickey, Richmond Region AACA member and Central VA MCA Club representative, will be your guide for an afternoon immersion into 50 years, five vehicle generations, and an overview of the nine million Mustangs that have enriched the American landscape.Rain date: Sun, Mar 29, 2-3:30pm. Information: email@example.com
Sat, Apr 4, 10am-1pm, Dorey Park
Let’s go fly a kite in honor of National Kite Month! Spend the day kite flying and sampling tasty treats from your local food trucks. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Play that Changed History: “Our American Cousin”
Sat, April 11, 4 & 7pm $10. Henrico Theatre
‘Our American Cousin’ was the famous play that President Abraham Lincoln was enjoying when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865. See the play during this special 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination.
!New Old Theater rediscovers America’s best known lost play! One hundred and fifty years after the death of President Lincoln. New Old Theater announces a new production of Tom Taylor’s delightful comedy Our American Cousin. Our American Cousin premiered in 1858 running for 140 nights in New York and 400 in London before 1865. It was seen by hundreds of thousands of people and influenced fashion, cartoons, and slang expressions on both sides of the Atlantic. One character in the play became the most recognized comic character of the 19th Century stage….Lord Dundreary!
New Old Theater is presenting this comedy/melodrama at the Henrico Theater thanks to generous support from the Henrico Historical Society. Although the play’s length has been shortened somewhat, audiences will enjoy all of the original social satire, comedy, romance, and excitement of this eccentric story. Period musical accompaniment and songs will be provided by the multi-talented company of players using authentic period acting techniques. Our American Cousin is appropriate for all ages!
Tickets are required. Information: email@example.com or 501-2130.
Sheep to Shawl
Sat, Apr 11, noon-4pm, Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park
Visit Meadow Farm to learn about wool and the methods used to process this unique fiber. Participate in hands-on activities such as carding, spinning and weaving. Make a wooly craft with the Friends of Meadow Farm. Watch members of Clotho’s Spinning Guild as they demonstrate the expert skills needed to produce a shawl and other products. Learn how sheep can be good listeners during a sheep dog demonstration. Enjoy historic music as while strolling the grounds of this beautiful 19th-century farm site. It’s sure to be a fun learning experience, or maybe the start of a new lifelong hobby! Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
April Showers: A Celebration of Spring
Sat, Apr 18, 1-4pm, Twin Hickory Park
April showers bring May flowers and at Twin Hickory they bring much more! Join us for learning and fun as we explore spring weather and the local flora and fauna. In this all-around celebration of spring, there will be crafts, music, storytelling, games, as well as exhibits and activities led by Henrico Extension. Crafts include a rain gauge for your garden, cork sailboats, and spring foliage door decor. Other exhibitors include Henrico County Public Library, Henrico County Public Schools, and Keep Henrico Beautiful. Information: email@example.com
Sunday Afternoon with the Classics – Henry Ford’s Ladies: The Model T & A Automobiles
Sun, Apr 19, 2-3:30pm, The Armour House & Gardens
Enjoy a multimedia presentation and have an opportunity to get up close and personal with examples of the Ford Model T and Model A automobiles.Named the world’s most influential cars of the 20th century, Henry Ford’s Model T and Model A automobiles are regarded as the first affordable vehicles that opened travel up to the middle-class American. Over 19 million were purchased between 1908 and 1932. Morris Cameron of the Richmond Region AACA will be your tour guide for an afternoon immersion into the mobilization of America and these unique automobiles! Rain date: Sun, Apr 26, 2-3:30pm. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Tai Chi Day
Sat, Apr 25, 9:30am-noon, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center
Come out and be part of this international event! On the last Saturday in April, World Tai Chi Day will be celebrated in every time zone in the world! Starting at 10am in the first time zone and moving in a wave around the world, groups will gather together to practice Tai Chi. All are welcome! 9:30am: Warm up and learn basic Sun Style technique. 10am: World Tai Chi Celebration, group participation. 10:30am-12pm: Demonstrations. Instructor: Jack Fuller. Information: email@example.com
All-Star Game Day
Sun, Apr 26, 2-5pm, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center
If you love sports, games, contests, and challenges, this event is for you! Challenge your abilities on one of the giant inflatables, play life-size games, or compete to see if you have the athletic ability of a champion. The event will also feature a variety of fitness and sports demonstrations, along with several special guests. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat, May 2, 1-4pm, Deep Run Park
Step right up to the fun at the KidFest Carnival! Join us for juggling shows and clowns; and get your picture taken with our larger-than-life ringmaster on stilts. Meet animals, fly through the air like an acrobat, play games, enjoy cotton candy and popcorn giveaways, and have more fun than you can even imagine as Deep Run Park transforms into a carnival just for an afternoon! Concessions will be available to purchase. Information: email@example.com