By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 11/10/11
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 .
“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 .
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/16/2013
Virginia Blood Services (VBS), the sole supplier of blood for more than 20 hospitals throughout the state of Virginia, is in need of blood donors to help replenish the local blood supply over the holidays.
A decline in blood donations is typical during the winter months as people become busy with holiday activities and travel. Patient needs remain steady, however, making it important for people to visit a VBS donor site or mobile drive to give blood. > Read more.
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.
It’s the final weekend before Christmas – but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare! Relax with half-a-million twinkling lights, enjoy Theatre IV on Tour’s production of “A Christmas Carol” or experience the 11th annual “Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Metro Richmond Zoo.” Another way to relax before the Big Day is with a good book. You can find a vast array of books, covering many genres, and meet authors at the Celebrate with a Book event on Saturday. 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.
A number of Henrico students are performing in the Richmond Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, which runs through Dec. 23. Pictured above, left to right are: back row – Elizabeth Sjovald (Mother Ginger), Deema Meguid, Maya Link (Mogi top) and Sophie Rounds (Mother Ginger) and front row – Sarah Echols (Chinese) and Carter Echols (Chinese). > Read more.
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