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MARCH 15
The Henrico County Adventure Series will continue with Jeff Reynolds at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrico County Administration Board Room, 4301 E. Parham Rd. Reynolds, who has over 32 years of climbing experience, will present “Expedition Mountaineering: The Facts and Fiction of Climbing Mt. Everest.” 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 Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will host its fifth annual Career Fair from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Richmond Center, 2810 N. Parham Rd. Over 50 companies will be recruiting for professional employment opportunities as well as internships for college students. The event is free to alumni, students and the public. Pre-registration is recommended but not mandatory and walk-in job seekers are welcomed. For details, visit http://www.richmondhokies.org/careerfair/jobseeker .
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The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present the Russian National Ballet’s “The Sleeping Beauty” at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. Direct from Moscow, Russia, the company of 50 is led by Elena Radchenko. Tickets are $40. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu .

MARCH 16
The West End location of Learning Rx will host The Amazing Brain, a day of free brain-related lectures, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. Topics include human brain development, sports related injuries and effects on the brain, healthy brain foods, rehabilitation of brain related injuries and art and creativity to overcome trauma. The lectures are part of Brain Awareness Week. For details, call Ed Lawrence at 612-9959 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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Soundworks Chorus, a diverse group of top-notch male singers, will perform at 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Without using instruments or fancy effects, the men will sing music that ranges from serious to silly to sacred. Admission is free. For details, call 328-4491.
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Innsbrook’s St. Patty’s Palooza will take place from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snagajob Pavilion, 4951 Lakebrook Dr. This family-friendly community-wide Irish festival supports the life-saving efforts of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation – watch heads get shaved for charity! Live music will be provided by St. Andrews Legend, Docs of Rock, the simma downs and Rosie Soul and the Rock and Roll Cowboys. There will also be food, beverages, Irish dance demos and kids’ activities. For details, visit http://www.innsbrook.com .
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The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present traditional Irish ensemble Danú at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a pre-show reception will begin at 6 p.m. in the Booth Lobby. Tickets are $36. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu.
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The Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers will perform from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd. Members will introduce shape note singing, worship music sung without accompaniment, to the public. Admission is free. For details, call 501-2130 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .

MARCH 17
Henrico County’s Paws in the Park event will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Dorey Dog Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. Activities include agility trainer demo, pet education, a St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a bonnet contest for dogs. Children will enjoy face painting, making handmade toys and visiting with the fire department. Admission is free. For details, call 795-2334 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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Capital Ale House in Innsbrook will host the 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration inside the restaurant and in the Innsbrook Shoppes Courtyard within a 3,500 square foot heated tent. The menu includes traditional Irish fare as well as over 10 different Irish and Scottish Ales on tap. Entertainment will be provided by Uisce Beatha, The Donnybrooks and the St. Andrews Legion Pipe & Drums. For details, call 780-ALES or visit http://www.capitalalehouse.com
Community

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.

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.

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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.

Cultural Arts Center announces 2014 fall class schedule

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is now registering participants for its fall 2014 schedule of classes.

The center will offer more than 100 classes for children and adults, covering topicssuch as culinary arts, fiber arts, visual and performance arts and more. Instruction is structured to appeal to a wide range of abilities, from beginners to experts of all ages. Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximum benefit for participants with generally no more than 15 students. > Read more.

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The Short Pump Ruritan Club is seeking crafters for its 24th annual craft show, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Road.… Full text

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