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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.
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19th Annual Asian American Celebration planned May 21

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia will hold its 19th Annual Asian American Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. in Richmond, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Our Heritage," in recognition of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage month, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1992. > Read more.

Sandston Founders Club honors Sydnor

The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.

Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.


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CharacterWorks, a Christian theater group for youth, will present Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” May 26-29 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. This new musical, which retells the… Full text

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