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JAN. 4
The film “My Fair Lady” will play at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd., at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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Wear your pajamas, bring a pillow and watch a classic holiday flick starring Dr. Seuss’ meanest and greenest character at 2 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. All ages welcome. For details, call 290-9200 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org .
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Comedian Tony Rock will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club in Short Pump Town Center. Rock, younger brother of comedian Chris Rock, has been on television and the big screen and his “Comedy Central Presents” special aired in 2010. Tickets are $15 to $17. For details, call 521-8900 or visit http://www.richmondfunnybone.com .

JAN. 5
The Greater Richmond Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Kroger Training Center, 2235 Staples Mill Rd. Guest speakers Lois Hofstra and Earl Rogers will give an overview of the Road Scholar – Adventures in Learning program. There will be an opportunity for questions and input. For details, visit http://www.aauwbonairva.org .
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IMANI Place, 6 W. Nine Mile Rd., will host an Epiphany/3 King’s Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live animals, period costumes, local talent, poetry, music, dancers, a Kids Corner, food and more. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, call 486-9200.
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Andy Vaughan & The Driveline will perform at 8 p.m. at McCook’s Lakeside Grill, 5516 Lakeside Ave. Enjoy a night of country music, honky-tonk and western swing. For details, call 266-2717.
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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Ave., will begin its Season of Light January performance series with an All-Bach Concert at 8 p.m. The Eckhart Ensemble, a baroque orchestra, and Sanctuary, St. Stephens’ Compline choir, will perform. A light reception will follow. Admission is $15; students are admitted free. For details, visit http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/performance .
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Kitchen Thyme, 7801 W. Broad St., will host an indoor winter market every Saturday through April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be up to 15 local food vendors and artisans each week. For details, call 396-2665 or visit http://www.kitchenthymerva.com .

JAN. 6
Messiah Lutheran Church, 8154 Atlee Rd., will host its sixth annual Epiphany Celebration at 6:30 p.m. There will be activities for young children and a reception will include “Epiphany Cakes” that contain a surprise. A sprig of Christmas greens may be brought to burn that will be used for Ash Wednesday. Donations of gloves, scarves and socks will be collected for the homeless. For details, call 776-7134.
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Children ages 4-5 are invited to “Enchanting Icicles,” a workshop on how these icy marvels are formed, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Dr. Cost is $6. To register, call 262-5055.
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

New Henrico biscuit shop thrives with grandmother’s recipe

Tim Laxton rises at 4:30 a.m. every day for a biscuit. But he’s not rushing out to any restaurant to get his favorite Southern comfort food; he’s baking his own from scratch and serving them up from his bakery on Lakeside Avenue.

Laxton opened Early Bird Biscuit Co. & Bakery in early July and since then biscuits have been flying out of there.

The self-taught baker draws hungry crowds in with a biscuit of the day like the Old Bay Cheddar, but the buttermilk biscuits are the staple.

“On a Saturday I generally make about 400 biscuits with my two hands,” Laxton said. “I’m constantly making biscuits all day long.” > 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.

CAT Theatre announces cast of Sherlock Holmes play

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

The plot follows what seems to be the end of the career of the world’s greatest detective as 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 faithful companion, Dr. Watson, find themselves falling into the trap of evil genius Professor Moriarty. As Holmes says, “The game is afoot Watson, and it is a dangerous one!” > Read more.

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