By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 10/11/12
Coordinators2inc, a nonprofit lifetime adoption resource located in Henrico, will hold its fifth annual golf tournament at 8 a.m. at The Crossings Golf Club in Glen Allen. The event will include practice range balls, 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, beverage tickets, prizes and more. Proceeds will support the Waiting Child Program which works to find homes for kids in foster care. For details, visit http://www.c2adopt.org .
The Heritage Bluegrass Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Admission is free but reservations are required. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
Tom Leonard’s Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch will feature “Sesame Street: A Magic Halloween” 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 .
Hilliard House will host “Harvesting the Grape” from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy. in Glen Allen. There will be wine tastings, live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, raffles, a silent auction and more. Admission is $75. All proceeds benefit the women and children of Hilliard House. For details, visit http://www.hilliardhouse.org/events/signature-event .
The National Alliance on Mental Illness will host NAMIWalks Virginia at 9 a.m. at 4951 Lake Brook Dr. in Innsbrook. This family and community event hopes to raise awareness, educate people about mental illness and celebrate hope and wellness. The 5K walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Registration is free but walkers are encouraged to fundraise. There will also be children’s activities, vendors, raffles, music, Nutzy from the Flying Squirrels, food and more. For details, visit http://www.nami.org/walks .
Lakeside Avenue’s first ever outdoor music festival “Jammin’ on the Ave” will start at 11 a.m. at the corner of Lakeside Avenue and Clarke Street. The Five and Dimers, Cha-Cha’s Cadillac and Roadkill Roy will provide entertainment. There will be a moon bounce and face painting for the kids, as well as vendors, food and beer. Admission is a $5 donation to Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad.
The Henrico High School 50th Anniversary Warrior Jubilee Celebration will begin at 8 a.m. with a 5K run/walk at the school. A special program of art, music and dance, at which many of the school’s original and former faculty will be recognized, will be held at 11 a.m. in the auditorium. Author David Baldacci and “Tonight Show” comedian Brett Leake will speak. The festivities will conclude with catered dining in the school’s cafeterias, a display of school memorabilia and tours of the Henrico High School campus. All present and former students and faculty are welcome. For details, visit http://www.henricowarriorjubilee.com .
The Pamunkey River Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 8209 Shady Grove Rd., in rooms 111-113. The Richmond Audubon Society will give a presentation on Backyard Birding. Members will display horticulture from their gardens and their own creative floral designs for judging. All are welcome. For details, call Susan Blankinship at 932-3451.
The Sophie House will host a community family event and ribbon cutting at its new community center located at 11220 Nuckols Rd. Tour the new center and learn how Sophie House provides supportive services for single women and their children. The event will feature a craft walk, vendors, live music, kids’ activities, prizes, food and more. Admission is free and canned goods donations will be accepted. For details, call 658-5214 or visit http://www.thesophiehouse.com .
The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.
The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)
The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.
The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.
The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.
Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.
There’s no excuse for kids and families to not get out of the house this weekend! The Armour House and Gardens has an “Egg-celent Egg-venture” planned and Reynolds Community College will host the Reynolds Family Palooza. If you’re looking to give back to your community, Dorey Park will host Walk Like MADD and coordinators2inc will present the annual Kids Walk for Kids. And a special event for children with special needs will be on Sunday – the Caring Bunny will be at Virginia Center Commons. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Is it heresy to say – in this bastion-of-tradition capital of the Old South – that it's time for Southern fried chicken to take a step back and make way for a new fried chicken king?
Count me among the new believers bowing to Bonchon Chicken's delectable double-fried bliss. Hand-brushed with signature garlic soy or hot sauce, flash-fried once and then again, the decadent drums and wings take "crisp" to a new level. If you're eating with a crowd and everyone bites in at once, be warned: you might need ear plugs to handle the din. > Read more.
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