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APRIL 13
The Network of Enterprising Women will host its 4th annual “Bucks 4 Boobs” fundraising event, to benefit Susan G. Komen-Central VA, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Willow Oaks Country Club. The event features Nashville recording artist and Virginia native Colton James. There will also be a BBQ dinner, games and a silent auction. The event is open to the public. Admission is $30. For details, visit http://www.facebook.com/Bucks4Boobs .
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The Richmond Men’s Chorus will perform “ExtrABBAganza” at 8 p.m. April 13 and at 4 p.m. April 15 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. ABBA, one of the most influential groups on the international pop music scene, has been popularized in the movies and Broadway productions of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Mama Mia! Tickets are $10 to $15 in advance and $15 to $20 at the door. For details, call 241-0446 or visit http://www.monumentcitymusic.org .
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Barksdale Theatre’s production of “Scorched Earth – A World Premiere” opens today and runs through May 20 at Barksdale’s Willow Lawn location, 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Best-selling author and Richmond native David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage. A rural Virginia community is torn apart when the tiny body of a stillborn, mixed-race baby is exhumed from the graveyard, and the neighboring church is burned to the ground. The presentation contains some profanity and is suggested for ages 14 and older. Tickets are $38 for adults, $35 for seniors and $19 for students. For details, call 282-2620 or visit http://www.barksdalerichmond.org.
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A presentation of “She Stoops to Conquer” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall at the University of Richmond. “She Stoops to Conquer” celebrates chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family. The presentation is part of the groundbreaking series National Theatre Live (NT Live), which brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. The Modlin Center for the Arts began broadcasting NT Live in October 2011. Tickets are $10 to $14.50. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu .

APRIL 14
It’s sheep shearing time at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd., from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All ages are invited to watch the process and learn more about the rare breed Gulf Coast Native sheep. Admission is free. For details, call 501-2130 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) will host a special recycling and shred ID theft event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Virginia Center Commons Mall, 10101 Brook Rd., and at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Rd. Items accepted include televisions, computers, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, telephones and cell phones, VCRs and camcorders, stereos, microwaves and more. A $7 fee is charged to recycle all TVs but other electronic devices will be collected for free. Residents can also bring up to two boxes or three paper bags of personal information to be shred for free. For more information regarding the shredding, call 501-4838. For recycling, call 340-0900 or visit http://www.cvwma.com .
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The Henrico Spring Pickleball Tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Games will be played indoors on a hardwood surface. Competition will follow a double-elimination format in four categories and will adhere to the rules set forth by the USAPA. Refreshments will be provided. For details, call 290-0305 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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“An Unforgettable Disaster: The Sinking of RMS Titanic” will take place at 2 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. In commemoration of the centenary of the Titanic disaster, Dr. Nicole Sackley of the University of Richmond will speak on its place in cultural memory. The 1955 film based on Walter Lord’s best-selling book about that night will be shown. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tuckahoe Library. For details, call 290-9100 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org .

APRIL 15
Every Sunday the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center will be open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for family fun time with kids of all ages. The gym will be split in half with different sports each week on one half and a wide variety of games and activities like ping pong, billiards, air hockey and foosball on the other. Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver provided on site. Admission is free. For details, call 225-2056.
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RVA Fashion Week will kick-off at 2 p.m. in the main plaza at Short Pump Town Center. The show will present spring and summer trends that will transition from every day to evening looks. Urban and city trends mixed with classic and sophisticated looks will be brought together by retailers from Short Pump Town Center. The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.rvafashionweek.com


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

Weekend Top 10


Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > 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.

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.

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