Weekend Top 10


NOVEMBER 4
Watch the movie “Rango” under the stars from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hunton Community Center, 11690 Old Washington Hwy. All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a blanket. Admission is free. For details, call 262-4924.
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The film “Meet Me in St. Louis” will play at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491.

NOVEMBER 5
Varina Episcopal Church, 2385 Mill Rd., will host its Fall Treasures Extravaganza from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be a multi-family yard sale and homemade baked goods for sale including cakes, pies, cookies, brownies and breads. There will also be hotdogs, chips and drinks for sale, as well as chili by the bowl or quart. For details, call 795-5340.
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Enjoy a day of living history presentations and historic displays highlighting Henrico neighborhoods, schools, churches and civic organizations at “Hunt for Henrico History” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Guests are invited to bring in a family photograph, document or memento to have photographed or scanned for inclusion in the public archive preserving collective histories. Experts will be on hand to offer advice for the care and storage of family treasures. Admission is free. For details, call 501-1611.
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The Richmond Men’s Chorus and Richmond Women’s Chorus annual Fall Gala will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Richmond Triangle Players Theater, 1300 Altamont Ave. Both choirs will perform and Catering for All Occasions, The Tobacco Company and Mario’s will provide catered dishes. There will also be a full cash bar, auction items and raffles. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Each ticket comes with 2 drinks. For details, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/207662.
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Stratford University and the American Heart Association will hold Health Fair 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stratford’s Richmond campus, 11104 W. Broad St. in Glen Allen. Event activities include McGruff the Crime Dog and his ID station, ambulance tours, free games, raffles and prizes, kid dance demonstrations, healthy body-weight information, free health screenings, senior citizen workout routine, free massages, smoothies and more. Doctors will also be available to answer questions. Admission and parking are free. For details, call 916-6480.
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Tricky Britches will perform at 8 p.m. at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse, located at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Glen Allen, 11105 Cauthorne Rd. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The Coffeehouse is family-friendly, smoke and alcohol free. For details, visit http://www.shadygrovecoffeehouse.com.
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The “Don’t Hate, Celebrate!” Diversity Thrift Fashion Show will be held at 8 p.m. at the Gay Community Center of Richmond, 1407 Sherwood Ave. The show will demonstrate how clothes from Diversity Thrift can add style to any wardrobe and stretch your fashion budget. Magnolia Jackson Pickett Burnside will host and there will be performances by the RAMifications of VCU and other acts. There will also be a DJ and cash bar. Tickets to the show are $10 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for kids. VIP tickets are $25 and include a pre-show reception with drinks and hors d’oeurvres starting at 6 p.m. in the GCCR Gallery, reserved front or second row seating at the show and free admission to the after-show party. All other tickets will be seated on a first-come/first-serve basis. For tickets and details, visit http://www.diversityfashionshow.eventbrite.com.

NOVEMBER 6
Rigby’s Dance Jig will perform a ballroom dance variety show at 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Dancers of all ages and backgrounds will showcase Salsa, Rhumba, East Coast Swing, Waltz and more. Admission is free. For details, call 328-4491.
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One of Israel’s most celebrated novelists, Meir Shaley, will discuss and sign copies of his new book “My Russian Grandmother and her American Vacuum Cleaner” at 7 p.m. at the Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave. Shaley is also the author of the award-winning “A Pigeon and a Boy,” which was published in the U.S. in 2007. Call 285-6500 to purchase tickets.
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The project:HOMES "Renew Crew" (above) recently assisted an elderly member of the Laurel Presbyterian Church in Henrico by clearing brush, trimming hedges and raking leaves in her yard.

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More than 2,000 people participated in the the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter's annual Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Nov. 5 at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook. The event raised more than $436,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support programs and research.

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Weekend Top 10


The past couple of days haven’t felt like it, but it’s finally December and this weekend is packed with holiday events. Kicking the weekend off is Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Finding Christmas” at West End Assembly of God. Gayton Baptist Church’s annual Jazz Nativity starts tonight. Another annual favorite is tomorrow – the tree lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. In search of Christmas concerts? The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show tomorrow at the Collegiate School and the Richmond Choral Society will perform Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The film “It’s a Wonderful Life” will play at 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491. Full text

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