By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 10/04/12
Enjoy an evening of Celtic and Highland music with Scottish fiddler John Turner and Friends at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series, now in its fourth year, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Tickets are $12. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
Tom Leonard’s Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch will feature “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at 7 p.m. in the outdoor haybale theater. There will be cider, hot chocolate and popcorn. Admission is free. For details, call 364-5800 or visit http://www.tomleonards.com .
The movie “Frankenstein” will play at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
Gallmeyer Farms will host its second annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pumpkin Patch, 4506 Millers Ln. There will be live local music, children’s activities, pony rides, arts and crafts vendors, food and pumpkin picking. Admission is free. For details, call 222-2285 or visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com .
Gayton Road Christian Church, 12050 Ridgefield Pkwy., will hold its annual FallFest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be crafters, a yard sale, Brunswick stew, lunch plates, kids’ activities and more. For details, call 360-4464.
The Fairfield Ruritan Club will host a chicken BBQ dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Antioch Community Center, 5650 Elko Rd. For details, call 737-3125.
Willis United Methodist Church, 8360 Willis Church Rd., will host a fall festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, inflatables, games, bike safety information and more. Admission is free. For details, call 795-1895 or visit http://www.willisumc.org .
The Shady Grove Coffeehouse will continue its 12th season with Appalachian folk duo Jeni Haskins and Billy Kemp at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 11105 Cauthorne Rd. The pair performs old-time ballads, heartsongs and spirituals. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door; teens are admitted at half-price and children under 12 are free. For details, call 323-4288 or visit http://www.shadygrovecoffeehouse.com .
Theatre IV will present “The True Story of Pocahontas” at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Pocahontas is revealed as a playful, strong-minded young girl who changes her world before she will change her beliefs or herself. Admission is free but reservations are required. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
In Varina, one of the most anticipated events of the season is approaching. The 19th Annual Big Toy Parade will return on Dec 14, offering a “homey,” small-town feel that helps elicit holiday spirit among participants and spectators alike.
The parade, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the Battlefield Ruritans and Henrico County Parks and Recreation and is held in conjunction with the James River Boat Parade. It is led by a grand marshal along Old Osborne Turnpike and ends at the Osborne Boat Landing, where hundreds of community members gather to await nightfall and the arrival of lighted boats, concluding a festive holiday celebration. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/03/2013
The region's two premier youth soccer organizations – the Richmond Kickers and Richmond Strikers – have partnered to create Richmond United, a cost-free U.S. Soccer Development Academy program designed to serve the most talented players in the region. The arrangement marks the first time in U.S. Soccer Development Academy history that two member clubs have united their respective Academy programs.
Slated to begin play in the fall of 2014, Richmond United will field U13/14, U15/16 and U17/18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams. The teams will train and play home games at two of the top soccer specific complexes in the nation, Ukrop Park and Striker Park. > Read more.
Photo by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen 11/24/2013
Henricus Historical Park has a new, messy guest. Eleanor, a rare five-month-old Tamworth pig, was donated this month to the Chesterfield park by the Chesterfield County Farm Bureau as part of an effort to enhance the living history museum's partnership with the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. Eleanor and her livestock pig and goat neighbors at the park will be a special attraction for the schoolchildren and others who visit the Henricus Historical Park. Eventually, she will triple from her current 150-pound weight and grow to about two feet tall. > Read more.
Holiday events are in full swing this weekend in eastern Henrico! The Henrico Theatre will show the holiday classic “Elf” and the Concert Ballet of Virginia will perform a shortened version of “The Nutcracker” at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. On Sunday the North Airport Drive Civic Association’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at Fire Station #3. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
The new AMC television series “TURN” is currently being filmed in and around Richmond, and casting officials are seeking background actors to appear on screen.
“The background actors are profoundly important to the filmmaking process,” said Erica Arvold, casting director. “The show takes place during the Revolutionary War, and background actors contribute to the atmosphere of that era.” > Read more.
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