April 4th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

henrico tree seedlings
This Thursday afternoon (at Dorey Park) & Friday morning (Hermitage High School):

Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District

Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District

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March 31st, 2015 by RichmondBargains

henrico tree seedlings giveaway

    Tree Seedling Giveaway

    Bare-root tree seedlings are available to Henrico County residents FREE OF CHARGE for the spring planting season! Trees beautify our surroundings, increase property values, help save energy and protect our watershed. Trees are provided by the VA Department of Forestry and Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District. Quantities are limited and trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each resident is allowed up to 10 trees total, not to include for than 5 of the same species. For more information, contact Charlie Lively at 501-5176 or liv042@henrico.us.

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    Dorey Park Shelter 2 7200 Dorey Park Drive 2:30pm-6:30pm

    Friday, April 3, 2015

    Hermitage High School Parking Lot Hungary Springs and Parham Roads 8:30am-1:30pm

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July 7th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

henrico parks and rec

Henrico County’s “Under the Stars Family Film Series” brings free outdoor movies to three parks around the county this month:

    “Bring your blanket or chair and come to the park for an evening viewing of your favorite family films. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: 270-2161.

    Dumbo: Sat, Jul 12, 8:30pm, Clarke-Palmore House Museum (904 McCoul St, Henrico, VA 23231)
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Fri, Jul 18, 8:30pm, Deep Run Park (9900 Ridgefield Pkwy, Three Chopt, VA 23233)
    Despicable Me 2: Fri, Jul 25, 8:30pm, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (1440 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223)”

Reminder: the City of Richmond shows free outdoor movies all summer, too

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February 18th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

henrico county library

This Friday and Saturday, February 21 & 22, Friends of the Tuckahoe Library hold their semi-annual Used Book Sale. Adult books will be sold Friday and Saturday; children’s books will be sold on Saturday only. Hours: 10am-4pm

1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229-4564
(804) 290-9100

Varina Library Friends will have a used book sale this Saturday, 2/22, from 10am-3pm.

2001 Library Rd.
Henrico, VA 23231‑5826
(804) 290‑9800

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August 19th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

tuckahoe library

The Friends of Tuckahoe Library Semi-Annual Used Book Sale will be held this Friday and Saturday, August 23 & 24, from 10am-4pm each day.

1901 Starling Drive
Henrico, VA 23229-4564
(804) 290-9100

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April 23rd, 2013 by RichmondBargains

hcp camps

Henrico County residents:

Registration for Henrico County’s summer Parks & Recreation programs and camps begins this Saturday, April 27th, at 8 a.m. If you set up a “HCRP Connect” account you may register online at that time [convenience fee applies], or you can register in person at several recreation centers around the county.

The “At Your Leisure” Summer Program Guide can be viewed online, and program details are listed through HCRP Connect (sort by category: camps).

My son enjoyed two weeks of the Wee Wonders preschool morning camp last summer, and the cost was a very reasonable $30! Elementary schools offer free “Summer Blast” camp sessions:

For students who have completed grades K-4 during the 2012-2013 school year. Summer Blast Camp provides recreational activities that foster creativity and growth through arts and crafts, music, sports, creative dramatics, indoor and outdoor games, history, nature, special events, and more

Popular locations (i.e. West End) fill up quickly, so it’s important to register as soon as possible to get your top choice.

(Non-county residents may register for preschool camps starting May 28, if space is available.)

The City of Richmond summer program guide is available for viewing here, and Chesterfield County’s is here. Both have already opened registration.

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March 25th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

henrico trees

The Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District will give away tree seedlings March 28-29 to help residents improve their property values, conserve energy and protect local watersheds.

Henrico County residents can pick up bare-root seedlings from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 in shelter 1 at Dorey Park, 7200 Dorey Park Drive; and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 in the parking lot of Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road.

Residents may select as many as 10 seedlings but not more than five of any one species. The seedlings will be available while supplies last and will include sycamore, red maple, red oak, green ash, red osier dogwood, river birch, white pine, red bud, white dogwood, bald cypress, loblolly pine and sourwood.

For information, call (804) 501-5175, send an email to hswcd@co.henrico.va.us or go to www.co.henrico.va.us/swcd.

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March 19th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

twin hickory book sale

Twin Hickory Library used book sale is this Friday and Saturday:

Huge variety of books at bargain prices! Shop Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23, 9am to 4pm. Book sales benefit the Friends of Twin Hickory Library.

Twin Hickory Library
5001 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059-2509
(804) 290-9200

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February 18th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

tuckahoe library book sale flyer

Always a favorite of mine, the Tuckahoe Friends of the Library Used Book Sale will be held this Friday 2/22 and Saturday 2/23, from 10am to 4pm each day.

    1901 Starling Drive
    Henrico, VA 23229-4564
    (804) 290-9100

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November 12th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

We made a trip to Henrico’s Springfield Road landfill last week, and I was of course intrigued by the “Too Good to Waste” shelter across from the trash receptacles. (It’s possible I haven’t been to the dump since I was a kid!)

From the fall 2008 Henrico Today:

Are your old household items ready for a new home? Don’t want to throw them away, but not sure if you can recycle them? Henrico is offering a third way for those used-but-still usable toys, appliances, furniture and similar products. The county recently completed renovations and reopened its “Too Good to Waste” site at the Springfield Landfi ll residential use area. Henrico residents can drop off their outgrown, replaced, no-longer-needed but too-good to-waste items, which in turn are made available free of charge to residents who can reuse the goods. The process extends the life of a usable item, saves space in the county landfill and can save folks a few bucks, too.

The Too Good to Waste site features a new, larger storage shed; additional dumpster bays and a Goodwill donation box; and new exit and recycling lanes to enhance traffic flow. For a $3 drop-off charge, residents can deposit an array of materials at the shed. Items left range from toys, housewares, coffee tables, filing cabinets and exercise equipment to vanities, toilets, lawn equipment and a variety of building materials. The Goodwill box is provided for gently used clothing, shoes and household items. Most items are available at no cost to residents on a first-come, first-served basis…

The Too Good to Waste site is open to county residents from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days per week (except certain holidays), at the Springfield Landfill residential use area, 10600 Fords Country Lane. For more information, call 747-1865 or log on to www.henricodpu.org.

The only inhabitant at the time of our visit was a basketball hoop; I expect weekends bring more action as people clean out their houses. A sign prohibits loitering and places a limit of two visits per day.

Must be a Henrico County resident to use the Springfield site, and each landfill trip costs $3. Frequent dump flyers can purchase ticket books: 10 tickets for $27.00 or a book of 15 tickets for $40.00. Each ticket is good for one trip.

Do other localities have similar sections? I *know* some of you must have good stories you’re dying to share about treasures found at the dump!

(Remember FREE mulch? More info here)

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