Weekend Top 10
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 10/06/11
The Ryan Corbitt Trio and The Desiree Roots Trio will perform “An Evening of Jazz” at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage Performance Series. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
Several Virginia organizations will host a two day community forum on one of America’s hidden tragedies – the challenges facing America’s foster care youth. To kick off the event, Jimmy Wayne will perform on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Camp Concert Hall at the University of Richmond. Wayne, a former homeless teen and foster youth, will perform country hits while sharing stories about his life in the foster care system. The Virginia premiere of “From Place to Place” will take place at 2 p.m. at the Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary St. The documentary tells the stories of Raif, Mandy and Micah, who grew up in foster care in Montana and how they faced life aging out of the system with little support. Both events are free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.henricocasa.org .
The 9th Annual Children’s Hospital Foundation 5K/10K Walk/Run & Kids Mascot Mile will be held at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, 2924 Brook Rd. The Kids Mascot Mile for ages 5-10 starts at 8:30 a.m. All children will receive a participation ribbon and a goody bag of treats at the finish line. The 10K will start at 9 a.m. and the 5K will start at 9:15 a.m. Local radio stations will provide music throughout the race course and there will be a post-race breakfast, health fair, kid’s festival, a decorated stroller contest and more. Registration fees are $10 to $35. Total proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital Foundation. For details, call 228-5827 or visit http://www.amfamrace.com .
The 5th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival will be held rain or shine at Short Pump Town Center. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a free family festival following from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be live music from The Groove Motive, children’s entertainment, exhibitors, a pumpkin patch, prizes and a ceremony honoring all individuals with Down Syndrome. Registration fees are $5 to $10. Proceeds will benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond. For details, call 796-5141 or visit http://www.dsagr.com.
Varina High School, 7053 Messer Rd., will host its 3rd annual Blue Devil Dash 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. This flat course is set to be run/walked by the Varina community, going past John Rolfe Middle School and Baker Elementary School, as well as the greater Richmond community. A Kids’ one-mile Fun Run, for ages 12 and under, will start at 8 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. The purpose of the event is to encourage physical activity among Varina students, faculty and community members, as well as help raise funds for student activities, campus beautification and scholarships. For details, call 226-8700.
The 30th annual Festival of India will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 8-9 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. The festival offers a unique opportunity to celebrate and explore India’s diverse culture and traditions, including authentic regional food, arts, crafts and entertainment. There will also be vendors selling traditional Indian clothing, jewelry, movies and music and offering services such as fortune telling, henna and face painting. Admission is free. For details, call 346-9955 or visit http://www.thefestivalofindia.org .
The 10th Annual Ztoberfest Car Show will begin at 9 a.m. at Sheehy Nissan in Mechanicsville, 6564 Mechanicsville Tnpk. This people’s choice show will be open to Z cars of all eras, as well as to other performance-oriented Nissan and Infinity vehicles. Judging will take place at 12 p.m. and awards will be distributed at 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Best in Show, Club Choice, Dealer’s Choice, Longest Distance, Diamond in the Rough and more. Registration fees are $25 to $75. There will also be door prizes, raffles and food for sale. Proceeds will benefit ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation. For details, visit http://www.richmondzcar.com/show .
The West Broad Village FUNdraises for a Cure will launch with a celebratory “Tickled Pink Party” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Wine Loft, 4305 Whittall Way. Attendees will enjoy wine, beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and live jazz. Additionally, there will be a French Boutique Fashion Show with breast cancer survivors (some West Broad Village residents) modeling chic and unique fashions and the Sweet Spot candy store and a VCU fashion design graduate will unveil candy-crafted fashions designed for children of breast cancer survivors in a spin-off of the popular “Project Runway” show. Tickets are $75 and includes a $40 donation to Susan G. Komen. VIP tickets are $100. For details, call 360-0582.
Former Sandston resident Mildred Taylor celebrated her 106th birthday Aug. 9. Taylor, who now lives in Powhatan, is still a member of Sandston Baptist Church. She was visited the day after her birthday by several members of the church, who played for her a recording of the entire church membership singing happy birthday to her during worship. > Read more.
YMCA officials gathered last week to break ground on the new Tommy J. West Aquatic Center at the Shady Grove Family YMCA on Nuckols Road. The center, which will featured 7,600 square feet of competitive and recreational space, including water slides, play areas for children and warmer water for those with physical limitations, is the fourth phase of a $4 million expansion at the facility. West was president and CEO of Capital Interior Contractors and a founding member of the Central Virginia Region of the Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. > Read more.
The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.
‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ fails to capitalize on tasty concept
The Hundred-Foot Journey is a curious little Romeo and Juliet of a film. A family, forced out of their native India, begins a trek across Europe.
The family’s sole mode of transportation sputters and dies in a sleepy little French town, but the town’s food culture is high, and that’s a perfect place for a family of restaurateurs to settle down. There’s only one problem – the family’s rustic “Maison Mumbai” is right across the street (a hundred feet away, if the title didn’t clue you in) from a prestigious French bistro with a Michelin star, run with an iron fist by the dreaded Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren, pictured).
It’s here that a particular Romeo and Juliet story begins to develop, with Hassan (Manish Dayal) on the Indian side and Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) on the French side. > Read more.
Enjoy the final days of summer with comedian Guy Torry, the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour or mystery writer Mary Miley Theobald at Twin Hickory Library. Another great way to welcome the beginning of fall is to check out the UR Spider Football season opener with man’s best friend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Short Pump brewery offers more than just beer
I am still (happily) thinking about my entire experience at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery last week. Knowing nothing about this new brewery out of Denver, I was leery of brew-pub in the heart of Short Pump Town Center – this is not what I’d usually think of as a perfect fit, and yet, it was.
The restaurant and craft brewery opened in early June and features 10 beers made by female brewmaster Becky Hammond (pictured). This is the restaurant’s second location in Virginia; the first is in Arlington. Behind glass walls, customers watched the beer brewing in massive steel barrels. For our up-and-coming beer region, it makes sense that Short Pump would jump on board.
As I walked up to the back of the mall near the comedy club, I was taken aback by what I saw: at the top of the stairs was an overflowing restaurant with outdoor seating, large umbrellas and dangling outdoor lights. > Read more.
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CalendarVirginia resident Wes Dodd will sign copies of his book “Saving Faith” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Short Pump, 11640 W. Broad St. For details,… Full text