Weekend Top 10
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.
Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.
The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
Three local churches are holding events on Saturday: A Fall Veterans and Community Health Fair and Blood Drive at Antioch Baptist Church in Varina; a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in the West End; and a Community Day event at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Highland Springs. Two events are also planned in Henrico for history buffs: A tour of New Market Heights and a commemoration of the battle for Fort Harrison. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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