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Weekend Top 10


DECEMBER 2
Enjoy an evening of big band music with PRIMETIME 8 at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage Performance Series, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
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“A Christmas Story” will play at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491.

DECEMBER 3
The Chick-fil-A at White Oak Village, 4443 S. Laburnum Ave., will host a fundraising campaign for the Henrico Christmas Mother from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 and include a choice of chicken or sausage biscuit or three chickin minis, hashbrowns and a drink. Tickets can be purchased at Henrico Credit Union or at Chick-fil-A White Oak. There will be children’s activities and pictures with Santa Cow. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to the Christmas Mother program. For details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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ChristkindlMarkt, a community Christmas market, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Richmond’s First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave. There will be local vendors, craftsmen and artisans selling handmade craft and food items in this European-style Christmas market. There will also be live music and children’s activities. Admission is free. For details, call 355-8637 or visit http://www.fbcrichmond.org .
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Shady Grove Coffeehouse, located at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church at 11105 Cauthorne Rd. in Glen Allen, will continue its 11th season with a concert by John Gorka at 8 p.m. “Rolling Stone” called Gorka “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door; teens are admitted at half price and children ages 12 and under are admitted free. Net proceeds benefit UUCC. For details, call 323-4288 or visit http://www.shadygrovecoffeehouse.com .
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The Great Greens Sale will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Garden evergreens for holiday decorating will be available. A floral design demonstration will follow from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org .
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Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 W. Nine Mile Rd., will hold a holiday bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, call 737-0000 or visit http://www.trinityhighlandsprings.com .
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Highland Springs United Methodist Church, 22 N. Holly Ave., will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a bake sale, silent auction, raffle, Christmas crafts and décor and breakfast and lunch will be served. Proceeds will benefit the mission work of the United Methodist Women. For details, call 737-1503 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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The 4th annual Jazz Nativity will return to Gayton Baptist Church, 13501 N. Gayton Rd., Dec. 3-4 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. each night. Highlights of the evening include classy vocal and instrumental jazz, as well as gourmet coffee and desserts from the program’s sponsor, Starbucks Coffee Company. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 11 and under. All proceeds will benefit the church’s global missions. For details, call 360-2801 or visit http://www.gaytonchurch.org .

DECEMBER 4
The University of Richmond’s 38th annual Candlelight Services of Lessons and Carols will be held at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Cannon Memorial Chapel on campus. The university’s Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale will perform new and familiar Christmas carols and anthems in the tradition of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols first held at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England on Christmas Eve 1918. Prelude music will begin 20 minutes before each service. The Rev. Craig Kochler, university chaplain, will lead the services which will conclude with the traditional lighting of candles by the congregation and the singing of “Silent Night.” Admission is free and open to the public. For details, call 289-8500.
Community

Holman student named Miss Va. Coed Junior Teen


Holman Middle School student Victoria Nguyen recently was named Miss Virginia American Coed Junior Teen after competing in the Miss Virginia American Coed pageant in Williamsburg. She was the youngest competitor in her division. Nguyen now will advance to represent Virginia at the 2015 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant at Walt Disney World in Florida in November. > Read more.

Companion Extraordinaire to honor veterans May 14

Companion Extraordinaire Home Care and Skilled Services will be honoring veterans and current military members May 14 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at 5311 Lakeside Avenue.

Companion Extraordinaire dedicated a hall in its new Lakeside office as a “Wall of Honor” and will be presenting 13 military service men and women with certificates as well as placing their service photos on the wall.
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Henrico student among 3 vying for national $10,000 scholarship

Public vote open through Friday to select winner
Henrico resident Haley Malloy is one of three national finalists for a $10,000 scholarship, whose winner will be determined by the vote of the public.

Malloy is a finalist for The Goddard School Anthony A. Martino Scholarship, which is open annually to any high school junior or senior who graduated from a Goddard School pre-kindergarten or kindergarten program. Applicants are evaluated based upon the work ethic and perseverance they have demonstrated – two key characteristics of Martino, the founder of the Goddard School franchise system. > Read more.

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Entertainment

More than monkey business

Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ is its strongest yet

“Did you know monkeys could swim?” asks Tina Fey in Monkey Kingdom. While she’s asking, a toque macaque (a two foot-long monkey with red-white fur and great hair) breast-strokes under the surface of a pond, yanking out lily pad flowers by her teeth and dragging them ashore to munch later.

Turns out monkeys can swim. And slide down telephone poles. And do the thing from Flashdance where you bring down a cascade of water on your head and shake it off in slow-motion.

All will happen in Monkey Kingdom, the eighth film in nine years from Disneynature, Disney’s wildlife documentary outlet. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Relax this holiday weekend with Fridays Uncorked at Southern Season – taste wines from the Roman Empire! Or at James River Cellars who is hosting “Experience Virginia” – sample Virginia wine, beer, cider and mead. And what goes better with wine than strawberries – an annual tradition in Varina, the Gallmeyer Farms’ Strawberry Fields Festival is tomorrow. Other fun happenings this weekend include: “A Little Princess” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen; weekly dance at American Legion Post 125; and National Theatre Live’s “Man and Superman” at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

CAT Theatre announces 2015-16 schedule, new partnership

Final performance of 2015 season – ‘Quartet’ – starts this week

CAT Theatre’s final show of its 51st season – Quartet by Ronald Harwood – will open May 22 and run through June 6. It will be the show’s Richmond-area premiere.

The theatre also announced its four-show schedule for its 52nd season, which will begin in October and continue into June 2016, and announced a new partnership with The Bifocals Theatre Project, an outreach program into senior communities in the Richmond region. > Read more.

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