Weekend Top 10
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 06/14/12
Harmony in Hanover continues with Robbin Thompson at 7 p.m. at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Tickets are $25 and include a reception at 6 p.m. Proceeds from Harmony in Hanover support the Foundation’s mission to restore, preserve and utilize Hanover Tavern as an historic, educational, community and cultural resource center. For details, call 537-5050 or visit http://www.hanovertavern.org.
As part of its tenth anniversary celebration, One Voice Chorus will perform “The Best of One Voice Chorus” at 7 p.m. at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 5200 Grove Ave. Selections drawn from the chorus’ ten-year history will present a variety of styles – spirituals, classical and jazz – including a special favorite, Robert Ray’s “Gospel Mass.” A pre-concert conversation will begin at 6 p.m. Adult admission is a $15 donation; children ages 12 and under are free. For details, call 231-0324 or visit http://www.onevoicechorus.org .
The Central Virginia CPR Council will continue to offer free hands-only cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes to anyone who wishes to attend for three days in June known as the Great Days of CPR. The second location will be at The Diamond, 3001 N Boulevard. CPR Night at the Diamond during the Squirrels game will be a series of quick Hands-Only CPR demonstrations throughout the night, starting at 5 p.m., giving attendees a chance to try Hands-Only CPR before and during the baseball game. A final opportunity will be June 18. For details, call 254-1147 or visit http://www.vacpr.org .
Call Federal Credit Union, 3660 Mayland Ct., will hold a free community shred event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Anyone in the community is welcome to shred their documents in a secure and confidential fashion at no charge. For details, call 249-6888 or visit http://www.callfcu.org .
All ages are invited to enjoy the movie “The Muppets” at 8:30 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. Bring a blanket and experience the thrill of outdoor movies. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For details, call Rachel Moore at 501-5134 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
Antioch Baptist Church, 3868 Antioch Church Rd. in Sandston, will host a Community Day Celebration from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be activities for all ages including cake walks, games and prizes, face painting, live entertainment and more. The event is free and open to the community. For details, call 737-0500.
Highland Springs United Methodist Church, 22 N. Holly Ave., will host a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items for sale include homemade cakes, pies, breads, cookies, canned jams and jellies and more. All proceeds benefit local mission work. For details, call 737-1503.
Pint-sized food lovers and even the pickiest eaters will have a blast getting crafty with cuisine as Super Duper Mini Chefs makes its annual spring appearance at Virginia Center Commons Mall, 10101 Brook Rd. Starting at 2 p.m., kids will be able to create pasta art and jewelry, play Nickelodeon’s new “iCarly: Groovy Foodie!” game for the Nintendo DS and explore the creativity of cuisine through a combination of demos and interactive activities. Donations to the Central Virginia Food Bank are encouraged. For details, visit http://www.facebook.com/VirginiaCenterCommons .
Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Rd., will host an old-fashioned ice cream social from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy Bruster’s ice cream, tour the historic house, play old-fashioned games and listen to music. Admission is free. For details, call Rachel Moore at 501-5134 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
Celebrate Father’s Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., beginning at 1 p.m. Special activities include a concert by The Jangling Reinharts in the Bloemendaal House, classic cars, children’s activities and a Father’s Day buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, sides, desserts and drinks. Regular Garden admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for children ages 3-12 and free for children under three. For details, call 262-9887 or visit http://www.lewisginter.org
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.
Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.
Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.
At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.
Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.
The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.
Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.
The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), in partnership with the Virginia Film Office, will offer "Get Your Start in the Film Industry," a two-day seminar designed to prepare workers for film, television and commercial projects in Virginia. The course will be held Oct. 4-5 at the Workforce Development and Conference Center, 1651 Parham Road in Henrico, on the campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.
The training will be taught by Gary Romolo Fiorelli, an accomplished assistant director for film and television projects, which include the television series Sons of Anarchy and ABC’s current drama Mistresses. > Read more.
The Boathouse restaurant will open at Short Pump Town Center in the spring, its third location in the region.
“People have asked us to come to the West End for years,” said owner Kevin Healy. “When the opportunity arose, we knew had to jump on it.”
The new restaurant will be located in a 5,800-square-foot space under the Hyatt House Hotel at the town center and will include a large outdoor patio. > Read more.
Boka Kantina exceeds its strong food truck reputation
Already a fan of Boka fare from outdoor events with the Tako Truck, I was delighted to learn of the new restaurant, and eager to see if its reputation held up after putting down brick-and-mortar roots.
Would the food lose its zest if I wasn’t enjoying it in the great outdoors? Would it seem pedestrian served from an ordinary kitchen instead of a truck?
Would the tacos be less satisfying as an antidote to normal lunch hunger – instead of being ingested to stave off desperate hunger after a long afternoon of crowds, sun, and tedious lines? > Read more.
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