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.
The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.
Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.
The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.
Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.
The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.
An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Charlottesville's Bella’s Restaurant recently opened a location in Short Pump Village, at 11408 West Broad Street. The restaurant is owned by Valeria Biesnti, a native of Rome who arrived in the U.S. at age 21 and later became a U.S. citizen. With her restaurants, Bisenti has sought to create an ambiance that welcomes diners in a casual setting, like her favorites from her hometown. > Read more.
A Henrico native will appear on the third episode of the Travel Channel's new grilling competition series “American Grilled.”
The episode, filmed in Charlottesville, will premier July 16 at 9 p.m. and feature Glen Allen-native Rex Holmes, a patent lawyer who operates http://SavoryReviews.com a blo,g centered around tasty recipes and BBQ.
The show features hardcore grilling enthusiasts from across the country going head-to-head for a chance to compete for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights when they are crowned the ultimate “grill master.” > Read more.
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