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MAY 11
The Modlin Center for the Arts will present Compagnia T.P.O.’s “Farfalle” at 7:30 p.m. May 11 and at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 12 in Cousins Studio Theatre at the University of Richmond. The technological centerpiece of “Farfalle” (Butterflies) is the CCC or “children’s cheering carpet,” a special sensor-covered mat, which interacts with dancers and the audience in real, enchanted time. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 0-12. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu.
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The Henrico Theatre Company will perform “See How They Run” at 8 p.m. May 11-12 and at 2:30 p.m. May 13 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The farce by Philip King tells the story of two American actors, two maids and four clergymen. The production continues through May 20. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. For details, call Amy Perdue at 501-5859 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .

MAY 12
The Ultimate Recycling Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Millhiser Gymnasium at the University of Richmond. The sale features reusable student discards including small refrigerators, microwaves, electronics, furniture, clothing, shoes, housewares, kitchen items, holiday décor, office supplies, books, linens and more. Proceeds benefit UR Green and Falls of the James Group, Sierra Club. For details, call 562-2500.
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The 34th annual Virginia Senior Games will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Springs Rd. Watch senior athletes compete in basketball, track and field and more. There will also be inflatables, face painting and games for children, local wellness vendors and free health screenings. Admission is free. For details, call 290-0305 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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The County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will host KidFest, a day in the park that’s tailored just for kids, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. Enjoy games, arts and crafts, information booths and listen to the acoustic sounds of local band Juniper Green. Kids can also participate in ZumbAtomic, an interactive dance fitness program led by Tamara Schwerin of Young Audiences of Virginia. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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The Henrico County Division of Police will hold a rabies clinic for dogs and cats from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Vaccination shots cost $10 and must be paid in cash. A rabies tag and certificate of inoculation are included. Dog licenses will also be available. Pets from all localities are welcome. Cats must be held in carriers. For details, call 727-8801.
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Broken Bread Ministries will host a car wash from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Farmer’s Foods, 50 S. Airport Dr. in Highland Springs. Funds raised will support youth attending BBM’s annual youth retreat. For details, call 502-5729.
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The Virginia Renaissance Faire will open for its 11th year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12-13 at Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Rd. The faire continues for five weekends with each weekend featuring a different theme. There will be period costumes, shopping, music, hands-on historical crafts and re-enactments, archery, jousting displays, children’s activities, food, drinks and more. Admission is $9 for adults and free for children ages five and below. For details, call 703-508-5036 or visit http://www.varf.org .

MAY 13
In honor of Mother’s Day, learn about Mrs. Sheppard from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd. Mrs. Sheppard was a mother of eight and head of the household at Meadow Farm in 1860. Admission is free. For details, call 501-2130 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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All ages are invited to an Old-fashioned Ice Cream Social from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clarke-Palmore House Museum, 904 McCoul St. Enjoy Bruster’s ice cream, tour the historic house and play old-fashioned games while listening to period music. Admission is free. For details, call 652-3411 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
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MADD to host candlelight vigil Dec. 2 at UR

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.

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.

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Weekend Top 10


The Dominion GardenFest of Lights Grand Illumination takes place tonight at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! This year’s theme is “A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden,” which celebrates the Garden’s history. You can also celebrate Thanksgiving again – tomorrow at Henricus Historical Park. More great events – Lavender Fields Herb Farm and Wilton House Museum will both host their holiday open house events this weekend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

A hero is born

Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ lovable robot Baymax delight
It may be time for Olaf to step down as our nation’s reigning cartoon character. Big Hero 6, the latest animated feature from Disney, contains a challenger to the throne: Baymax (Scott Adsit), another lovably chubby white wonder, who will bring joy to children’s hearts and invade every home in America inside a six-foot pile of Disney merchandise.

Big Hero 6 (based ever so slightly on a Marvel comic of the same name) is the story of Baymax – and also his closest companion Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter). And then also their four friends, all of whom join together to form the titular superhero team.

At first, though, it’s only Hiro, a young boy and an engineering prodigy, who’d rather spend his time in underground robot fight clubs than do something productive with his gifts. > Read more.

Authentically Italian

Bella’s feels – and tastes – like Italy should
Short Pump is known for its share of chain restaurants and strip malls, but diners looking for something more distinct can certainly find it without heading downtown or to nearby Charlottesville.

In fact, local husband-and-wife restaurateurs Valeria Bisenti and Doug Muir brought a taste of Charlottesville (and Italy) to Short Pump when they took a chance and opened Bella’s second location in the same shopping strip as Wal-Mart and Peter Chang China Cafe. (Bella’s original location is on Main Street in downtown Charlottesville.)

For a local Italian restaurant, Bella’s is as “Mom and Pop” as its gets. Valeria is Mom, and Doug is Pop. Since its opening about six months ago, diners have been eating rich comfort foods and drinking Italian wines. > Read more.

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