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MARCH 22
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 .
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The Henrico County Adventure Series concludes with Mountainfilm from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Each year in Telluride, Colorado, Mountainfilm celebrates cultures unique to mountain communities with short films. Admission is free. For details, call 501-5147 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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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 .
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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 .

MARCH 23
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 .
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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 .
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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 .
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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 .
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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 .

MARCH 24
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
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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