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NOVEMBER 11
The Adam Growe Quiz Show will be at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., at 7 p.m. Comedian Adam Growe is the host of Discovery Channel Canada’s “Cash Cab.” In his stand-up comedy quiz show, the audience can participate as contestants for cash prizes live on stage. Tickets are $25. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
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“A Holly Jolly Christmas on Lakeside Avenue,” Lakeside’s annual Christmas open house, will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 11 and during regular business hours on Nov. 12. Shop with 24 Lakeside retailers offering home décor, clothing, antiques and vintage treasures, toys, gourmet food and more. Enjoy complimentary rides on the Holly Jolly Trolleys on Nov. 11 – the trolleys will stop at seven spots along Lakeside Avenue. The Lakeside Farmers’ Market and Farmers’ Market TOO will be open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 11 and during regular business hours on Nov. 12. For details, visit http://www.lakesideavenue.net .
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Bronze Star recipient Tom Cossé and former U.S. Army JAG officer Charles Allen will speak at a Veteran’s Day program in Cannon Memorial Chapel on the University of Richmond campus at 1:30 p.m. Cossé served with the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group (airborne) at Ft. Bragg, N.C. and the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam from 1966-1967. He holds the Parachutist Badge and received the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Vietnam and the Presidential Unit Citation. Allen, founder and managing member of Goodman Allen & Filetti, PLLC, has been an adjunct professor of law at Richmond School of Law, Liberty University School of Law and the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s School. He was chair of the Virginia State Bar’s Committee on professionalism and is a frequent lecturer on litigation techniques. The program will also feature the university’s ROTC and an invocation by University Chaplain Craig Kocher. Law students Kate Anthony and Christopher Adams will sign the national anthem. A reception will follow in the Wilton Interfaith Center.
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Theatre IV will perform “A Year with Frog and Toad” at 7 p.m. Nov. 11, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 12 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Barksdale Theatre, 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. in the Shops at Willow Lawn. The story follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the grumpy Toad, through four fun-filled seasons. Along the way they learn life lessons, including an important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us unique. The performance is approximately two hours with an intermission and is suggested for ages four and older. The show runs through Dec. 31. Tickets are $18 to $24. For details, visit http://www.theatreivrichmond.org .

NOVEMBER 12
Boys ages 13-17 with a male adult are invited to a Boys-to-Men Forum from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. The forum will address issues such as loyalty, honesty, friendship, education, sports and the impact of their actions. Help boys transition into men with a wealth of information. Admission is free. For details, call Torrance Archie at 225-2056.
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Learn more about how Civil War era people showed their patriotic spirit for their country and their soldiers at “Patriotism: Civil War Style” at 1 p.m. at Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Rd. The presentation will discuss cockades, soldiers’ aid societies and sanitary fairs. Admission is free. For details, call Lisa Denton at 652-3409.
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Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center, 10442 Ridgefield Pkwy., will host its 14th annual Open House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a mixed-level class from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. accompanied by the Trevillian Ramblers string quartet. Local artists will discuss their works in Glenmore’s “Serenity” art exhibit from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. For details, call 741-5267 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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Laurel Hill United Methodist Church, 1919 New Market Rd., will host its Mission Fall Dinner and Auction from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu will be chicken, mashed potatoes, string beans, rolls, coffee and tea and a variety of homemade desserts. Adults are $8, children ages 3-12 are $4 and children under three are free. There will also be a craft sale. The live auction will be at 7 p.m. For details, call 795-2772.
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Singer and songwriter Josh Ritter, who recently appeared at Lewis Ginter’s “Groovin’ in the Garden” series, will perform at University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Ritter’s breakout albums, 2006’s “The Animal Years” and 2007’s “The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter,” both received critical acclaim and lead to his increasing popularity and sold-out tours. Paste Magazine has named Ritter one of the 100 greatest living songwriters. Tickets are $17 to $34. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu .

NOVEMBER 13
The Second Sunday South of the James Concert Series at Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Rd., continues at 4 p.m. Marjorie Wharton, a soprano from Philadelphia, will be joined by Russell Wilson, a pianist for the Richmond Symphony. Admission is free but a love offering will be taken. Refreshments will be served. For details, call 272-7514.
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RAMPS receives $8k grant


RAMPS (Ramp Access Made Possible by Students) recently received an $8,000 grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 75 grants totaling more than $600,137 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

RAMPS, an organization founded by then-Henrico County high school students to build ramps for local low-income residents who need them, will use the grant to purchase modular wheelchair ramp supplies. These supplies will be used by local high school RAMPS clubs, who provide volunteers to build the ramps. > Read more.

Henrico man to compete in Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals

Henrico resident Larry Loving, Jr., will compete with three other locals – Thomas Scribner (Richmond), Roscoe McGhee (Midlothian) and Larry Loving (Richmond) in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at TPC Sawgrass, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Feb. 26-Mar. 1. The foursome qualified for the national golf tournament by winning the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational, held at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Md. on June 11. That event supported the RiteCare Center for Childhood Language Disorders.

In total, 240 amateur golfers will compete in Florida. > Read more.

Henrico PAL recognizes supporters, HSHS athlete


The Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) held its Sixth Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 5 at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, celebrating accomplishments of 2014 and recognizing outstanding contributions to the organization. Henrico County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Denis Soden served as master of ceremonies and former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams served as keynote speaker. 

Among the 2014 honorees were Richmond International Raceway (Significant Supporter), Richmond Strikers Soccer Club (Significant Supporter), Henrico County Schools-Pupil Transportation (Summer Camp Supporter), Bruce Richardson, Jr. (Youth of the Year), Sandra Williams (Volunteer of the Year), Thomas Williams (Employee of the Year), Mikki Pleasants (Board Member of the Year), and Michelle Sheehan (Police Officer of the Year).   > Read more.

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Travinia brings contemporary elegance to Willow Lawn


It was another win for Willow Lawn when Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opened there six months ago, nestled in the heart of the re-made shopping center. The contemporary American Italian restaurant boasts 13 locations up and down the East Coast, with the Henrico location opening in August.

In the same week, I hit up Travinia twice, once for lunch and once for a late dinner. At lunchtime on a weekday, I was overwhelmed by the smell of garlic and by the number of working professionals in nice suits on their lunch breaks. When we first walked in, I was concerned our meal would be a little too pricey based on the décor – it’s a really nice place. Luckily, the menu has a variety of options for every budget. > Read more.

Soak up the fun

‘SpongeBob’ movie energizes with wit, laughter

There’s a ton of sugar in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Literal sugar, as SpongeBob Squarepants (Tom Kenny) and Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) inhale their own weight in cotton candy and eat ice cream, one scoop per mouthful.

At one point we burrow into the brain of our boxy yellow hero and discover the inner workings of his brain: googly-eyed cakes and candies that giggle and sing. All of which is extremely appropriate for a film like Sponge Out of Water. Because not only is the movie sweet (the “awwww” kind of sweet), but it’s the equivalent of a 30-candy bar sugar rush, zipping between ideas like a sponge on rocket skates.

The story under all this is really not that complicated. SpongeBob flips burgers at the Krusty Krab. > Read more.

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