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 .
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.
Members of Triangle II, a community service club at Hermitage High School, braved the elements Nov. 16 to serve as a spirit team at the Richmond Marathon, providing half-marathoners with cheers, motivational signs and shouts of encouragement as they ran through Bryan Park. > 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.
American Tap Room’s new Willow Lawn location offers breath-taking atmosphere, but average dishes
On a rare warm night in late November, the newly opened American Tap Room was, to my surprise, bright and packed with guests – many eating outside.
I didn’t have a clue what to expect from this unheard-of restaurant in an unexpected spot – right in the heart of Willow Lawn. I came to learn it’s not unheard of; it’s a restaurant chain out of Northern Virginia.
“It definitely improves the look of Willow Lawn,” said my friend, who ventured to the new spot with me on a Monday night for dinner one week after the restaurant opened. > Read more.
Free Birds offers some giggles, but more eye-rolling
Thanksgiving season is upon us – a time for friends, family, and recklessly indulgent overeating. As we settle into our annual turkey-induced food coma, there’s no better time to take in a festive holiday film. And Free Birds, for better or worse, has the distinguished honor of being one of the only Thanksgiving-themed movies currently on the market.
The film stars Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson as Reggie and Jake, two turkeys who can’t stand the Thanksgiving tradition of watching their neighbors be plucked and served for dinner. > Read more.
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