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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.
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Anthem ‘LemonAid’ registration opens


Last summer, hundreds of Anthem LemonAid stands dotted Central Virginia and raised more than $100,000 in support of cancer treatment and research at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). This July 17-19, Anthem is inviting community members to host an Anthem LemonAid stand in support of the children who are battling the disease. During the past 13 summers, Anthem LemonAid has raised more than $1 million. All funds raised support the Hematology and Oncology Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Anthem LemonAid is Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ signature summer event. It’s free to participate and is designed for children, families, community groups and businesses alike. > Read more.

Tree seedling giveaway planned April 2-3


The Henricopolis Soil & Water Conservation District will sponsor a tree seedling giveaway on April 2 at Dorey Park Shelter 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on April 3 at Hermitage High School parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bare-root tree seedlings are available to Henrico County residents free of charge for the spring planting season.

The following seedling species will be available: apple, kousa dogwood, red maple, river birch, red osier dogwood, loblolly pine, sycamore, bald cypress, white dogwood and redbud. Quantities are limited and trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participant is allowed up to 10 trees total, not to include more than five of the same species. > Read more.

State provides online directory of Bingo games


Wondering where to go to play Bingo? Wonder no more.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) recently launched an online directory of permitted bingo games played in Virginia. Listed by locality, more than 400 regular games are available across the state. The directory will be updated monthly and can be found on VDACS’ website at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/gaming/index.shtml.

“Many Virginia charities, including volunteer rescue squads, booster clubs and programs to feed the homeless, use proceeds from charitable gaming as a tool to support their missions, said Michael Menefee, program manager for VDACS’ Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. > Read more.

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It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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There are several fun events this weekend taking place outside including the third annual Virginia Firefighter Games at Short Pump Town Center; Twin Hickory Park’s “April Showers: A Celebration of Spring” event; the Young Life Richmond West 5k in Innsbrook; and the Gold Festival on Broad which benefits Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. Fingers crossed for no rain! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


The University of Richmond will host its annual Global Family Concert this weekend – a free, family friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances. Country music fans can head to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for “An Evening of Country” featuring The Honky Tonk Experience. Enjoy the spring weather at Meadow Farm for “Sheep to Shawl” or join the Henrico Hiking Club at James River Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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