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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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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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North Park Library’s “I Am Not My Hair” series wraps up with a screening and discussion of “In Our Heads About Our Hair” from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This documentary from Hemamset Angaza examines issues black women confront regarding hair, culture and self-esteem. For details, call 501-1970 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org. Full text

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