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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
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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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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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