By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 02/28/13
Enjoy an evening of A Cappella music at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series, now in its fourth year, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Tickets are $12. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present An Evening with Judy Collins at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. In a career that spans more than 50 years, Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her signature blend of interpretive folk songs and contemporary themes. Tickets are $40. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu .
The film “2001 A Space Odyssey” will play at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd., at 7 p.m. March 1 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 2. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491.
The 37th annual Richmond Home & Garden Show will take place from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 2 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Hundreds of companies will be showcasing the latest products and designs in landscaping, decorating, remodeling and building. Admission is $8 ($7 with online coupon) and free for ages 16 and under. For details, visit http://www.richmondhomeandgarden.com .
Comedian, actor and writer Dan Adhoot will be the feature comic at the Weinstein JCC’s annual Comedy Night at 8:30 p.m. Adhoot has made guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend; was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing; and can be seen on the upcoming CBS sitcom Friend Me this spring. General admission tickets are $25. For details, visit http://www.weinsteinjcc.org .
Henricus Historical Park and Discover the James will offer a 45-minute history and nature tour aboard the Discovery Barge II, a covered 24-foot pontoon boat, at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Excursions will feature local wildlife and 17th century through modern day history at Henricus and Dutch Gap. Cost is $25. For details, call 318-8728 or visit http://www.henricus.org .
Henrico County’s annual Kite Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. There will be children’s activities, exhibits, demonstrations by the Richmond Air Force Kite Club and more. The first 300 kids will receive a free kite. Admission is free. Rain date is March 3. For details, call Rachel Lindsey at 501-5134 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
Before “off-the-rack” shopping, most clothing was made at home. Learn more about 1860s fashion and try your hand at stitching at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd., from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. For details, call 501-2130 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
Squires Legal Services, a Henrico-based law firm, will host a legal presentation at the Metropolitan Community Church, 2501 Park Ave., from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The program will focus on family protection law and will be presented by the firm's founder, attorney Jay Squires. It will include detailed discussion of wills, medical directives and powers of attorney. At the conclusion of the program, there will be time to ask questions and make comments. The event is free and open to the public.
Henrico's Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is one of only 20 gardens in North America nominated for USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” contest for Best Public Garden.
The 20 public gardens nominated are:
• Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
• Buthcart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.
• Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. > Read more.
Photo by Patty Kruszewski/Henrico Citizen 02/24/2014
The Fifth Annual Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) Award Banquet, held Feb. 6 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, honored HPAL’s top volunteers and employees, including Morgan Lewis, Youth of the Year; Dale Alexander, Volunteer of the Year; Lowell Thomas, Employee of the Year, and Victor Williams, Board Member of the Year. Also honored for their support were Jim and Christi Dowd of Richmond BMW and Josh Davis of Henrico County Public Schools Pupil Transportation.
Keynote speaker for the banquet was Tim Hightower, a University of Richmond alumnus and former NFL running back. Hightower was introduced by Billy McMullen, former NFL player and a Henrico PAL board member. > Read more.
The Pocahontas Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, based in western Henrico, last year donated more than $1.3 million worth of manufacturers coupons to U.S. military personnel overseas. Throughout 2013, members and friends of the chapter clipped 952,349 manufacturers’ coupons valued at $1,350,630, which Program Chairman Carole Featherston shipped to U.S. military bases abroad. Military personnel can use the coupons when shopping in base stores.
The National Society Daughters of American Colonists is a women’s genealogical and patriotic society whose members are descended from a man or woman who rendered civil or military service in any of the American colonies prior to July 4, 1776. > Read more.
If you’re looking for a date night with someone special, Henrico is the place to be! Check out a classic 90s movie, “My Girl,” at Henrico Theatre; Circa, an innovative circus from Australia, will dazzle at the University of Richmond; and celebrate TGIF at Keagan’s Restaurant where the PJ Bottoms Band is performing. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Abstract paintings of Inge Strack (pictured) are on display through March 9 at the Gumenick Family Gallery at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Strack, a Chestefield painter of German origin, often paints in bold colors with a deep sense of emotion, focusing on brushstrokes, texture and form to find a balance. Strack’s painting is routed in the European tradition of expressionism but has found its own, unique language in following the American dream.
“I am not attempting to abstract the physical world," she said. "I draw my subject matter from inside of myself hoping to create a constant conversation between the viewer and the painting, especially since abstracts do not seem to answer but ask.” > Read more.
Do you play pickleball? Learn more about this oddly-named but fun-to-play sport tomorrow! Though it’s still pretty chilly outside, you can get a jump start on spring at the Richmond Home and Garden Show or at a workshop on raised bed gardening at Lavender Fields Herb Farm. For all our top picks this weekend in Henrico, click here! > Read more.
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