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Weekend Top 10


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

Lions Club donates backpacks to elementary school

The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.

Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

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Entertainment

CAT Theatre to host auditions

CAT Theatre will hold auditions for Book of Days on Sunday, Oct. 26 and Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. each day. Auditions will be held at CAT Theatre, 319 North Wilkinson Road in Henrico. Book of Days will run Jan. 23-Feb. 7 and is one of CAT’s submissions to the Acts of Faith Festival.

Book of Days, by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson is an exploration of faith, justice, and corruption, amidst the backdrop of murder – and community theatre – in small town America. Book of Days was first written for and produced by Jeff Daniels Purple Rose Theatre Company of Michigan.

Director Leslie Cline is seeking five females between the ages of 20-65 and seven males between the ages of 24-65. > Read more.

CAT Theatre opens 51st season Oct. 24


CAT Theatre’s 51st season will open with Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which will run Oct. 24 through Nov. 8. The play is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and adapted by Steven Dietz, and was the winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play.

The story follows Holmes, whose career as the world’s greatest detective seems to have reached its end until he is confronted with a case far too tempting to ignore. When the King of Bohemia faces blackmail by famed opera singer, Irene Adler, Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson find themselves falling into the trap of evil genius Professor Moriarty. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

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