By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 03/01/12
Enjoy an evening of Celtic music with Poisoned Dwarf and Lilt at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage Performance Series, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Waterwalk: A Passage of Ghosts” from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Henrico County Administration Board Room. Steven Faulkner, a professor at Longwood University, will discuss the 1,000 mile voyage he and his son Justin took in their 16-foot canoe, Natty Bumpo. Admission is free and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For details, call Dee Donnelly at 501-5147.
The Autism Society of Central Virginia will hold its 5th annual Recreation Resource Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at River Road United Methodist Church, 8800 River Rd. Organizations providing recreational and social opportunities to children, youth and adults with autism spectrum disorders will be on hand to share information about their programs. For details, visit http://www.asacv.org .
The film “Superman: The Movie” will play at 7 p.m. March 2 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 3 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
Henrico County’s annual Kite Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. The event, hosted by the Richmond Air Force Kite Club, will feature kite flying demonstrations, exhibits, contests and games and live family entertainment provided by Henrico County Public Schools and local band Sky Run. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Rain date is March 4. For details, visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
The 12th annual Kids’ Carniball – Destination France will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central, 2626 W. Broad St. There will be French flag-themed art projects, face painting, balloon giveaways, a moon bounce, magicians, a cheese and juice tasting, French toast provided by Silver Diner and more. Carniball is included with museum admission. For details, call 474-7000 or visit http://www.c-mor.org .
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., will present a Rock & Roll Jubilee at 7 p.m. Journey back to 1958 and be a part of the studio audience for the live broadcast of a fictitious radio station as they channel the spirits of the founding fathers of rock n’ roll. Featured artists include Elvis, Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers and more. The Jubilee includes 1950s’ period advertisements, skits and more. Tickets are $20. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
The Modlin Center for the Arts will present Cirque Mechanics’ “Boom Town” at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre at the University of Richmond. Cirque Mechanics brings together veterans of world-renowned companies such as Cirque du Soleil and the Moscow Circus to continue the exploration of performers and machines through acrobatics, dance, aerial work, trampolines and more. Tickets are $38. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu .
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Amtrak, America's Railroad® is offering the public an opportunity to view an Exhibit Train, a unique traveling display showcasing the railroad's history, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3-4 at Amtrak’s Staples Mill Road station. Memorabilia, such as vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware and period uniforms will be on display. Children can also visit Chuggington Depot, based on the popular children’s animated television series on Disney Junior, for train-themed kids’ activities. For details, visit http://www.amtrak40th.com .
The Harvesters will perform at 6 p.m. at Pioneer Baptist Church, 3140 Darbytown Rd. Admission is free. For details, call 795-1051 or visit http://www.pioneerbaptistrichmondva.org
The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.
Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.
The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.
Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.
The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.
Take in a show at several locations this weekend! West End Comedy will provide laughs at HATTheatre; the production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” will close Sunday; and the youth theatre company CharacterWorks will present “Footloose” at The Steward School. Another show perfect for the kids – “Despicable Me 2” is playing at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center tonight. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
‘Earth to Echo’ aims to become this generation’s ‘ET’
It’s no secret that all found-footage genre movies are the same. Grab a couple of characters, give one of them a camera, and expose them to something supernatural that’s content to lurk just off-screen until the last five minutes. Everything else will just fall into place.
But that formula isn’t particularly family friendly, if only because that thing waiting a few feet to the left of the cast is usually plotting their violent doom.
That’s what sets Earth to Echo apart from the pack. It, too, follows a group of characters armed with a camera and a tendency to encounter unknown life forms. But all those familiar parts have been rearranged just enough to make it suitable for a much younger audience. > Read more.
An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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