By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 11/03/11
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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 .
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 .
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.
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.
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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