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MARCH 1
Enjoy an evening of A Cappella music at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series, now in its fourth year, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Tickets are $12. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
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The Henrico County Adventure Series will present award-winning Virginia author, Leonard M. Adkins, at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrico County Administration Board Room, 4301 E. Parham Rd. Adkins will present “Traversing Ancient Mountains: 2,000 Miles on the Appalachian Trail,” a multimedia program accompanied by folk and classical music. Adkins has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail five times. 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 Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present An Evening with Judy Collins at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. In a career that spans more than 50 years, Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her signature blend of interpretive folk songs and contemporary themes. Tickets are $40. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu .
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The film “2001 A Space Odyssey” will play at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd., at 7 p.m. March 1 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 2. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491.
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The 37th annual Richmond Home & Garden Show will take place from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 2 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Hundreds of companies will be showcasing the latest products and designs in landscaping, decorating, remodeling and building. Admission is $8 ($7 with online coupon) and free for ages 16 and under. For details, visit http://www.richmondhomeandgarden.com .

MARCH 2
Comedian, actor and writer Dan Adhoot will be the feature comic at the Weinstein JCC’s annual Comedy Night at 8:30 p.m. Adhoot has made guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend; was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing; and can be seen on the upcoming CBS sitcom Friend Me this spring. General admission tickets are $25. For details, visit http://www.weinsteinjcc.org .
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Henricus Historical Park and Discover the James will offer a 45-minute history and nature tour aboard the Discovery Barge II, a covered 24-foot pontoon boat, at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Excursions will feature local wildlife and 17th century through modern day history at Henricus and Dutch Gap. Cost is $25. For details, call 318-8728 or visit http://www.henricus.org .
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Henrico County’s annual Kite Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. There will be children’s activities, exhibits, demonstrations by the Richmond Air Force Kite Club and more. The first 300 kids will receive a free kite. Admission is free. Rain date is March 3. For details, call Rachel Lindsey at 501-5134 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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Before “off-the-rack” shopping, most clothing was made at home. Learn more about 1860s fashion and try your hand at stitching at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd., from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. For details, call 501-2130 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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Squires Legal Services, a Henrico-based law firm, will host a legal presentation at the Metropolitan Community Church, 2501 Park Ave., from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The program will focus on family protection law and will be presented by the firm's founder, attorney Jay Squires. It will include detailed discussion of wills, medical directives and powers of attorney. At the conclusion of the program, there will be time to ask questions and make comments. The event is free and open to the public.


Community

Varina Ruritans honor students

The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.

The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)

The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.

Baseball game to benefit Glen Allen Buddy Ball


For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.

The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.

Highland Springs field to be dedicated in honor of longtime coach Spears

The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.

Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.

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Entertainment

A fun, fuzzy ride

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise

Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.

They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.

As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.

Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


There’s no excuse for kids and families to not get out of the house this weekend! The Armour House and Gardens has an “Egg-celent Egg-venture” planned and Reynolds Community College will host the Reynolds Family Palooza. If you’re looking to give back to your community, Dorey Park will host Walk Like MADD and coordinators2inc will present the annual Kids Walk for Kids. And a special event for children with special needs will be on Sunday – the Caring Bunny will be at Virginia Center Commons. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

A new meaning for fried chicken

Is it heresy to say – in this bastion-of-tradition capital of the Old South – that it's time for Southern fried chicken to take a step back and make way for a new fried chicken king?

Count me among the new believers bowing to Bonchon Chicken's delectable double-fried bliss. Hand-brushed with signature garlic soy or hot sauce, flash-fried once and then again, the decadent drums and wings take "crisp" to a new level. If you're eating with a crowd and everyone bites in at once, be warned: you might need ear plugs to handle the din. > Read more.

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