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Weekend Top 10


MARCH 1
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 .
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The Henrico County Adventure Series will present award-winning Virginia author, Leonard M. Adkins, at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrico County Administration Board Room, 4301 E. Parham Rd. Adkins will present “Traversing Ancient Mountains: 2,000 Miles on the Appalachian Trail,” a multimedia program accompanied by folk and classical music. Adkins has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail five times. The program is free and open to the community. For details, call 501-5147 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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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 .
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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.
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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 .

MARCH 2
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 .
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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 .
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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 .
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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 .
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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.
Community

Holman student named Miss Va. Coed Junior Teen


Holman Middle School student Victoria Nguyen recently was named Miss Virginia American Coed Junior Teen after competing in the Miss Virginia American Coed pageant in Williamsburg. She was the youngest competitor in her division. Nguyen now will advance to represent Virginia at the 2015 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant at Walt Disney World in Florida in November. > Read more.

Companion Extraordinaire to honor veterans May 14

Companion Extraordinaire Home Care and Skilled Services will be honoring veterans and current military members May 14 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at 5311 Lakeside Avenue.

Companion Extraordinaire dedicated a hall in its new Lakeside office as a “Wall of Honor” and will be presenting 13 military service men and women with certificates as well as placing their service photos on the wall.
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Henrico student among 3 vying for national $10,000 scholarship

Public vote open through Friday to select winner
Henrico resident Haley Malloy is one of three national finalists for a $10,000 scholarship, whose winner will be determined by the vote of the public.

Malloy is a finalist for The Goddard School Anthony A. Martino Scholarship, which is open annually to any high school junior or senior who graduated from a Goddard School pre-kindergarten or kindergarten program. Applicants are evaluated based upon the work ethic and perseverance they have demonstrated – two key characteristics of Martino, the founder of the Goddard School franchise system. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Music lovers unite! There are several great concerts this weekend beginning with Innsbrook After Hours who will be kicking off their 30th season with Foreigner, Lee Brice, and Rusted Root & The Wailers. The Richmond Women’s Chorus will present “Let Freedom Sing” at the Henrico Theatre tonight; The Taters will perform tomorrow at The Tin Pan; and the Richmond Choral Society will present “Sentimental Journey III” on Sunday at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

More than monkey business

Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ is its strongest yet

“Did you know monkeys could swim?” asks Tina Fey in Monkey Kingdom. While she’s asking, a toque macaque (a two foot-long monkey with red-white fur and great hair) breast-strokes under the surface of a pond, yanking out lily pad flowers by her teeth and dragging them ashore to munch later.

Turns out monkeys can swim. And slide down telephone poles. And do the thing from Flashdance where you bring down a cascade of water on your head and shake it off in slow-motion.

All will happen in Monkey Kingdom, the eighth film in nine years from Disneynature, Disney’s wildlife documentary outlet. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Relax this holiday weekend with Fridays Uncorked at Southern Season – taste wines from the Roman Empire! Or at James River Cellars who is hosting “Experience Virginia” – sample Virginia wine, beer, cider and mead. And what goes better with wine than strawberries – an annual tradition in Varina, the Gallmeyer Farms’ Strawberry Fields Festival is tomorrow. Other fun happenings this weekend include: “A Little Princess” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen; weekly dance at American Legion Post 125; and National Theatre Live’s “Man and Superman” at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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