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MARCH 2
Enjoy an evening of Celtic music with Poisoned Dwarf and Lilt at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage Performance Series, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
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Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Waterwalk: A Passage of Ghosts” from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Henrico County Administration Board Room. Steven Faulkner, a professor at Longwood University, will discuss the 1,000 mile voyage he and his son Justin took in their 16-foot canoe, Natty Bumpo. Admission is free and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For details, call Dee Donnelly at 501-5147.
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The Autism Society of Central Virginia will hold its 5th annual Recreation Resource Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at River Road United Methodist Church, 8800 River Rd. Organizations providing recreational and social opportunities to children, youth and adults with autism spectrum disorders will be on hand to share information about their programs. For details, visit http://www.asacv.org .
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The film “Superman: The Movie” will play at 7 p.m. March 2 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 3 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .

MARCH 3
Henrico County’s annual Kite Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. The event, hosted by the Richmond Air Force Kite Club, will feature kite flying demonstrations, exhibits, contests and games and live family entertainment provided by Henrico County Public Schools and local band Sky Run. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Rain date is March 4. For details, visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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The 12th annual Kids’ Carniball – Destination France will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central, 2626 W. Broad St. There will be French flag-themed art projects, face painting, balloon giveaways, a moon bounce, magicians, a cheese and juice tasting, French toast provided by Silver Diner and more. Carniball is included with museum admission. For details, call 474-7000 or visit http://www.c-mor.org .
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The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., will present a Rock & Roll Jubilee at 7 p.m. Journey back to 1958 and be a part of the studio audience for the live broadcast of a fictitious radio station as they channel the spirits of the founding fathers of rock n’ roll. Featured artists include Elvis, Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers and more. The Jubilee includes 1950s’ period advertisements, skits and more. Tickets are $20. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
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The Modlin Center for the Arts will present Cirque Mechanics’ “Boom Town” at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre at the University of Richmond. Cirque Mechanics brings together veterans of world-renowned companies such as Cirque du Soleil and the Moscow Circus to continue the exploration of performers and machines through acrobatics, dance, aerial work, trampolines and more. Tickets are $38. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu .
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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Amtrak, America's Railroad® is offering the public an opportunity to view an Exhibit Train, a unique traveling display showcasing the railroad's history, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3-4 at Amtrak’s Staples Mill Road station. Memorabilia, such as vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware and period uniforms will be on display. Children can also visit Chuggington Depot, based on the popular children’s animated television series on Disney Junior, for train-themed kids’ activities. For details, visit http://www.amtrak40th.com .

MARCH 4
The Harvesters will perform at 6 p.m. at Pioneer Baptist Church, 3140 Darbytown Rd. Admission is free. For details, call 795-1051 or visit http://www.pioneerbaptistrichmondva.org
Community

Celebrating 106 years

Former Sandston resident Mildred Taylor celebrated her 106th birthday Aug. 9. Taylor, who now lives in Powhatan, is still a member of Sandston Baptist Church. She was visited the day after her birthday by several members of the church, who played for her a recording of the entire church membership singing happy birthday to her during worship. > Read more.

YMCA breaks ground for aquatic center

YMCA officials gathered last week to break ground on the new Tommy J. West Aquatic Center at the Shady Grove Family YMCA on Nuckols Road. The center, which will featured 7,600 square feet of competitive and recreational space, including water slides, play areas for children and warmer water for those with physical limitations, is the fourth phase of a $4 million expansion at the facility. West was president and CEO of Capital Interior Contractors and a founding member of the Central Virginia Region of the Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. > Read more.

Rotary donates to ‘Bright Beginnings’

The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Journey to mediocrity

‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ fails to capitalize on tasty concept
The Hundred-Foot Journey is a curious little Romeo and Juliet of a film. A family, forced out of their native India, begins a trek across Europe.

The family’s sole mode of transportation sputters and dies in a sleepy little French town, but the town’s food culture is high, and that’s a perfect place for a family of restaurateurs to settle down. There’s only one problem – the family’s rustic “Maison Mumbai” is right across the street (a hundred feet away, if the title didn’t clue you in) from a prestigious French bistro with a Michelin star, run with an iron fist by the dreaded Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren, pictured).

It’s here that a particular Romeo and Juliet story begins to develop, with Hassan (Manish Dayal) on the Indian side and Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) on the French side. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Enjoy the final days of summer with comedian Guy Torry, the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour or mystery writer Mary Miley Theobald at Twin Hickory Library. Another great way to welcome the beginning of fall is to check out the UR Spider Football season opener with man’s best friend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Bottoms up

Short Pump brewery offers more than just beer
I am still (happily) thinking about my entire experience at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery last week. Knowing nothing about this new brewery out of Denver, I was leery of brew-pub in the heart of Short Pump Town Center – this is not what I’d usually think of as a perfect fit, and yet, it was.

The restaurant and craft brewery opened in early June and features 10 beers made by female brewmaster Becky Hammond (pictured). This is the restaurant’s second location in Virginia; the first is in Arlington. Behind glass walls, customers watched the beer brewing in massive steel barrels. For our up-and-coming beer region, it makes sense that Short Pump would jump on board.

As I walked up to the back of the mall near the comedy club, I was taken aback by what I saw: at the top of the stairs was an overflowing restaurant with outdoor seating, large umbrellas and dangling outdoor lights. > Read more.

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