By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 03/21/13
CAT Theatre will present Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” March 22 to April 7 at the CAT Theatre playhouse at 319 N. Wilkinson Rd. Adapted for the stage in 1945 from Agatha Christie's best-selling novel written in 1939, Director Lynn Smith has taken the challenge to keep her talented cast true to the 1940's style, with proper English accents, authentic set design, and period props. For tickets and show times, visit http://www.cattheatre.com .
Visit Henricus Historical Park March 22-23 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1622 Virginia Indian offensive which destroyed Henricus. A ceremony on Friday will honor English lives lost and perspectives of both Virginia Indians and colonists will be explored on Saturday. A candlelight tour will offer first-person accounts as if it were the evening of the offensive. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3-12. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org .
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present Les 7 Doigts de la Main’s production of “PSY” at 7:30 p.m. March 22-23 and at 2 p.m. March 24 in Alice Jepson Theatre. The Montreal-based circus company Les 7 Doigts de la Main is known for creating “circus at a human scale.” Their fourth creation, PSY, merges acrobatics of the body with acrobatics of the mind and soul by delving into the rich and surreal underworld of the human psyche. Admission is $38. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu .
University of Richmond students will host the Emotions in Motion 5k March 23 to raise awareness about mental illness and raise funds for Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, a nonprofit organization that educates the public about symptoms of depression and mental illness, in order to decrease the stigma associated with them. The run will start at the Robins Center at 11:15 a.m. Registration fees are $20 for the general public and $10 for students and persons under age 12. For details, visit http://save.donordrive.com/event/universityofrichmond .
Theatre IV will present “The Oliver Hill Story” at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Oliver Hill, Sr., a trial lawyer in Richmond, worked tirelessly against racial discrimination and helped end the doctrine of “separate but equal.” Admission is free. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd., will present a workshop on couponing with Tiffany Cutts at 2 p.m. Learn why you should use coupons, how to find and organize them, how to save on groceries and coupon etiquette. Bring coupons for the coupon swap at the end of the program. For details, call 290-9500 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org .
VCU Theater students will perform Lewis Carroll’s “The Jabberwocky” at 11 a.m. at Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd., and at 2:30 p.m. at Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave. This performance piece brings the poem’s nonsensical language to life through movement, puppetry and mask work. Intended for elementary and middle school aged students. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org .
The Simon Kidgits Club at Virginia Center Commons, 10101 Brook Rd., will present Eggstravaganza from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Food Court. There will be games, prizes, giveaways, treats, visits from the Easter Bunny and more. A Kidgits Club membership is $5. For details, call 266-9002 or visit http://www.virginiacentercommons.com .
The Center Season at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., continues with “An Afternoon with Groucho” at 2 p.m. Award winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in a two-act comedy that includes the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs. Admission is $37. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com
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.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks has several events to offer residents this weekend! Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer at Meadow Farm Museum? Learn more about the African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War at Dabbs House Museum, or check out the Henrico County Adventure Series. The Division of Fire will dedicate the new Fire Station #7 this weekend as well. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
But animated South African film has its moments
You might have seen something called Khumba while clicking through a Redbox recently (or perhaps it was nestled in some hidden corner of a DVD sale shelf). And chances are, you passed it by without much of a thought. Makes sense; that goggle-eyed cartoon zebra on the cover (a zebra that’s dangerously close to becoming Madagascar copyright infringement) doesn’t inspire much confidence.
But when Khumba starts up, it looks nothing like you’d expect. The camera gazes across the savannah and the soundtrack swells with triumphant South African vocals. > Read more.
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