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Weekend Top 10


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.
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Tournament supports adoption efforts

Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.

Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.

A.C. Moore to host winter craft day for kids

Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.

CCC seeks donations for food pantry

Commonwealth Catholic Charities is in desperate need of food donations for its community food pantry that serves the region’s low-income families, according to officials with the Henrico-based nonprofit.

After moving into its new location this past summer, the agency has dedicated a larger space for the pantry but the shelves are practically empty.

“As we head into the holidays and the weather turns colder, the need for food becomes even more critical, but unfortunately our cupboards are nearly bare,” said Jay Brown, the agency’s director for the division of housing services. “Donations of food will allow us help provide.” > Read more.

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Restaurant watch

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

‘Sizing Up!’ opens at Cultural Arts Center

The Cultural Arts Center unveils a new exhibit – "Sizing Up!" – Nov. 20-Jan. 18 in the Gumenick Family Gallery.

Artist Chuck Larivey has spent the past three years "sizing up" – creating large-scale oil paintings that are designed to engage their viewers in a monumental way by using size to captivate them and make them a part of the artistic experience.

The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public at the center, located at 2880 Mountain Road in Glen Allen. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Are you still looking for some unique holiday gifts? There are hundreds of great options your family and friends will love at the Holly Spree on Stuart Avenue, Vintage Holiday Show and New Bridge Academy’s annual Christmas Bazaar. Shopping can be stressful so some relaxing activities can be found in Henrico this weekend as well, including “Richmond’s Finest” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, the “Nutcracker Sweet” at Moody Middle School and a jazz concert at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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