By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 12/01/11
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 .
“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.
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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.
The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.
The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)
The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.
The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.
The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.
Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.
There’s no excuse for kids and families to not get out of the house this weekend! The Armour House and Gardens has an “Egg-celent Egg-venture” planned and Reynolds Community College will host the Reynolds Family Palooza. If you’re looking to give back to your community, Dorey Park will host Walk Like MADD and coordinators2inc will present the annual Kids Walk for Kids. And a special event for children with special needs will be on Sunday – the Caring Bunny will be at Virginia Center Commons. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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