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Weekend Top 10


MARCH 15
The Henrico County Adventure Series will continue with Jeff Reynolds at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrico County Administration Board Room, 4301 E. Parham Rd. Reynolds, who has over 32 years of climbing experience, will present “Expedition Mountaineering: The Facts and Fiction of Climbing Mt. Everest.” 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 Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will host its fifth annual Career Fair from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Richmond Center, 2810 N. Parham Rd. Over 50 companies will be recruiting for professional employment opportunities as well as internships for college students. The event is free to alumni, students and the public. Pre-registration is recommended but not mandatory and walk-in job seekers are welcomed. For details, visit http://www.richmondhokies.org/careerfair/jobseeker .
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The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present the Russian National Ballet’s “The Sleeping Beauty” at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. Direct from Moscow, Russia, the company of 50 is led by Elena Radchenko. Tickets are $40. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu .

MARCH 16
The West End location of Learning Rx will host The Amazing Brain, a day of free brain-related lectures, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. Topics include human brain development, sports related injuries and effects on the brain, healthy brain foods, rehabilitation of brain related injuries and art and creativity to overcome trauma. The lectures are part of Brain Awareness Week. For details, call Ed Lawrence at 612-9959 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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Soundworks Chorus, a diverse group of top-notch male singers, will perform at 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Without using instruments or fancy effects, the men will sing music that ranges from serious to silly to sacred. Admission is free. For details, call 328-4491.
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Innsbrook’s St. Patty’s Palooza will take place from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snagajob Pavilion, 4951 Lakebrook Dr. This family-friendly community-wide Irish festival supports the life-saving efforts of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation – watch heads get shaved for charity! Live music will be provided by St. Andrews Legend, Docs of Rock, the simma downs and Rosie Soul and the Rock and Roll Cowboys. There will also be food, beverages, Irish dance demos and kids’ activities. For details, visit http://www.innsbrook.com .
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The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present traditional Irish ensemble Danú at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a pre-show reception will begin at 6 p.m. in the Booth Lobby. Tickets are $36. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu.
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The Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers will perform from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd. Members will introduce shape note singing, worship music sung without accompaniment, to the public. Admission is free. For details, call 501-2130 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .

MARCH 17
Henrico County’s Paws in the Park event will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Dorey Dog Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. Activities include agility trainer demo, pet education, a St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a bonnet contest for dogs. Children will enjoy face painting, making handmade toys and visiting with the fire department. Admission is free. For details, call 795-2334 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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Capital Ale House in Innsbrook will host the 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration inside the restaurant and in the Innsbrook Shoppes Courtyard within a 3,500 square foot heated tent. The menu includes traditional Irish fare as well as over 10 different Irish and Scottish Ales on tap. Entertainment will be provided by Uisce Beatha, The Donnybrooks and the St. Andrews Legion Pipe & Drums. For details, call 780-ALES or visit http://www.capitalalehouse.com
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Your trees, please

With a nod to Arbor Day, Citizen seeks photos, descriptions of significant Henrico trees

Do you have a favorite tree in Henrico?

Do you know of a tree with an interesting story?

Do you live near an especially large, old, or otherwise unusual tree – or do you pass by one that has always intrigued you?

Arbor Day 2015 (April 24) was last week, and though the Citizen has published stories about a few special trees over the years (see sidebar) we know that our readers can lead us to more. > Read more.

Henrico’s most famous tree


Henrico's most famous tree, known as the Surrender Tree, still stood for more than a century near the intersection of Osborne Turnpike and New Market Road -- until June 2012.

It was in the shade of that tree on April 3, 1865, that Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo met Major Atherton Stevens and troops from the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry and handed over a note surrendering the city to Federal troops. Evacuation had already begun. > Read more.

ARC event raises $75k for ICDS program


The Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on April 11 netted $75,165 to benefit its Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) program.

About 350 guests sampled fine West Coast wines and craft beer from Midnight Brewery at Richmond Raceway Complex's Torque Club, along with food from local eateries. Carytown Cupcakes provided dessert. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Henrico HS student selected as student playwright for ‘New Voices for Theater’ program


A Henrico High School student was one of eight students from Virginia selected as a 2015 student playwright as part of the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community's 26th annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works, which will be held July 10-11 at VCU.

Elaina Riddell of the Center for the Arts at Henrico HS will join the other students and bring her original one-act play to life on stage at the event. In total, 150 plays were submitted to SPARC. Riddell and the other winners will work closely with New York City-based professional playwright Bruce Ward for the event. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


In the mood for some spring shopping? Eastern Henrico FISH will hold their semi-annual yard sale this weekend – funds raised assist at-risk families in Eastern Henrico County. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will hold a spring plant sale which is among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Put on your detective hat and find out “whodunnit” at the movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer,” presented by the Henrico Theatre Company May 1-17. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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