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  1. May

    1. The Elves and the Shoemaker
      12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
      Elves & the Shoe Maker

      Elves & the Shoe Maker

      The Grimm Brothers’ classic tale of the poor cobbler who gets some unexpected help from some tiny friends….friends who come to his shop in the middle of the night to do their job. Lots of music, lots of laughs, and the lots of heart as the audience learns the value of work and compassion. The perfect Springtime treat!

      12:00 pm
      The Elves and the Shoemaker
    2. Science After Dark
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The science may be small, but this event is bigger than ever before! Join us for a Nano-science extravaganza! Learn all about dwarf planets in a special all-live Cosmic Expedition taking off at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm and see “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”! at 8:30 pm in The Dome.

      5:00 pm
      Science After Dark
    3. Close to Home | Opening Reception
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Paintings and Ceramics by Amy HR Donahue, Dan Michael, Kathleen Walsh, & Fonda Cody.


      Close to Home | Gallery Flux

      Paintings and Ceramics by Amy HR Donahue, Dan Michael, Kathleen Walsh, & Fonda Cody.

      Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7th from 5:30-8:00pm

      Ashland First Thursday Opening Reception: Thursday, June 4th, from 5:30-8:00pm

      On exhibit May 7 – June 27


      The artists in this show find inspiration “close to home” and can be identified by their own unique style. These plein air artists concentrated their work for this exhibition on the beauty of a landscape painting. In the body of work, each artist captures an element in nature and emphasizes that element as the subject and focus.


      Dan Michael | A Pastel Painter

      Dan’s work always includes a ribbon of light. The artist explains, “These arrangements of pastel marks go beyond a mechanical process, they are orchestrated to try and capture the elusive qualities of light and atmosphere that display the extraordinary characteristics of common subject matter”.


      Kathleen Walsh | Oil Plein Air Painter

      Kathleen is inspired by nature. She seems ‘at home’ when venturing out to capture a landscape. “Landscape is my guide. Nature the muse. Just being outdoors awakens the senses; melds surprise, consideration and wonder.”


      Amy HR Donahue | Oil Plein Air Painter

      Amy is praised for the attention to detail in her work. She makes a small painting feel large! “Everywhere I travel scenes beg to be painted. Light and vivid color captivate me.”


      Fonda Cody | Ceramic Artist

      Fonda’s work has a natural appearance on the surface, including layering of rustic earth tones. “This process of discovery fuels my creativity in working with each media as I develop an awareness of their possibilities and limitations.

      5:30 pm
      Close to Home | Opening Reception
    4. Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Lots of silliness and a heartwarming story for the whole family: Our hero, Danny Boy, found his Million Dollar Baby (Sweet Adeline), at the Five-and-Ten-Cent Store – you get the picture! Classic barbershop harmonies are sung in a classic barbershop setting as this original musical unfolds on the Mill stage. Written by the Mill’s own Tom Width and Paul Deiss. March 26-May 16, 2015 $59.50 Dinner Theatre $41.25 Theatre Only Call to make reservations (804)748-5203 or visit us online at Matinee Dates: 4/8/15, 4/18/15, 4/26/15, 5/2/15, 5/10/15, 5/16/15

      8:00 pm
      Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical
  2. May

    1. Bioenergetics: Arts Meet Gentle Science in Sickness and in Health
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm

      See 20 novel experiences that convey the importance of the powerhouses in the cells of our body – mitochondria! This collaborative exhibition between faculty and students in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering and School of Arts with the Science Museum of Virginia presents two and three dimensional artistic interpretations that will inspire and encourage guests to make informed lifestyle choices!

      9:30 am
      Bioenergetics: Arts Meet Gentle Science in Sickness and in Health
    2. Wicked Plants
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm

      Step into a macabre world where plants hold the power as you discover the biochemical, physical and neurological processes between plants and the human body. From poisonous to carnivorous to just plain nasty, learn about these diabolical botanical plants inside of a decrepit home – including some of the most infamous plants in history!

      9:30 am
      Wicked Plants
    3. Family Law Seminar
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      This is an educational session for anyone with legal questions about divorce. At this seminar, Attorney Michael Donner will explain the legal ramifications of: – Divorce – Custody, visitation and child support – Spousal support – Division of property in a divorce – Family law matters in the Juvenile Court – Protective orders – remedies against abusive spouses Seminar is free but registration is requested. Seating is limited at each session. To register, please visit or call 804-285-7900.

      10:00 am
      Family Law Seminar
    4. Henrico Humane Society’s Bark in the Park
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Henrico Humane is excited to partner again this year with Henrico County Parks and Recreation to bring you a day of fun for the ENTIRE family – 4-legged friends are welcome!! The day begins with our annual dog walk… it’s literally a walk in the park! Participate in the 2K dog walk, enter your pup(s) in fun contests, visit rescue organizations and animal-friendly businesses nearby, and meet tons of amazing animal lovers right here in the Richmond area!

      10:00 am
      Henrico Humane Society’s Bark in the Park
    5. Humpback Whales at the Dome
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Embark on an amazing adventure into the hidden world of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammal, the humpback whale. Join a team of researchers and dive into the waters surrounding Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga to uncover the secrets of these 50-foot, 48-ton animals. Find out how humans have impacted the lives of humpback whales, watch new discoveries bubble to the surface and discover surprises that will take your breath away.

      10:00 am
      Humpback Whales at the Dome
    6. Robot Explorers at the Dome
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience the wonders of our planetary neighborhood through the eyes of robots. Journey to the most exotic destinations in the solar system and delve into the golden age of space exploration – the number of discoveries during this time was astronomical! Robot Explorers features a live astronomy presentation.

      10:00 am
      Robot Explorers at the Dome

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