Weekend Top 10
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.
Former Sandston resident Mildred Taylor celebrated her 106th birthday Aug. 9. Taylor, who now lives in Powhatan, is still a member of Sandston Baptist Church. She was visited the day after her birthday by several members of the church, who played for her a recording of the entire church membership singing happy birthday to her during worship. > Read more.
YMCA officials gathered last week to break ground on the new Tommy J. West Aquatic Center at the Shady Grove Family YMCA on Nuckols Road. The center, which will featured 7,600 square feet of competitive and recreational space, including water slides, play areas for children and warmer water for those with physical limitations, is the fourth phase of a $4 million expansion at the facility. West was president and CEO of Capital Interior Contractors and a founding member of the Central Virginia Region of the Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. > Read more.
The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.
Enjoy the final days of summer with comedian Guy Torry, the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour or mystery writer Mary Miley Theobald at Twin Hickory Library. Another great way to welcome the beginning of fall is to check out the UR Spider Football season opener with man’s best friend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Short Pump brewery offers more than just beer
I am still (happily) thinking about my entire experience at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery last week. Knowing nothing about this new brewery out of Denver, I was leery of brew-pub in the heart of Short Pump Town Center – this is not what I’d usually think of as a perfect fit, and yet, it was.
The restaurant and craft brewery opened in early June and features 10 beers made by female brewmaster Becky Hammond (pictured). This is the restaurant’s second location in Virginia; the first is in Arlington. Behind glass walls, customers watched the beer brewing in massive steel barrels. For our up-and-coming beer region, it makes sense that Short Pump would jump on board.
As I walked up to the back of the mall near the comedy club, I was taken aback by what I saw: at the top of the stairs was an overflowing restaurant with outdoor seating, large umbrellas and dangling outdoor lights. > Read more.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is now registering participants for its fall 2014 schedule of classes.
The center will offer more than 100 classes for children and adults, covering topicssuch as culinary arts, fiber arts, visual and performance arts and more. Instruction is structured to appeal to a wide range of abilities, from beginners to experts of all ages. Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximum benefit for participants with generally no more than 15 students. > Read more.
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