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.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/03/2013
The region's two premier youth soccer organizations – the Richmond Kickers and Richmond Strikers – have partnered to create Richmond United, a cost-free U.S. Soccer Development Academy program designed to serve the most talented players in the region. The arrangement marks the first time in U.S. Soccer Development Academy history that two member clubs have united their respective Academy programs.
Slated to begin play in the fall of 2014, Richmond United will field U13/14, U15/16 and U17/18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams. The teams will train and play home games at two of the top soccer specific complexes in the nation, Ukrop Park and Striker Park. > Read more.
Photo by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen 11/24/2013
Henricus Historical Park has a new, messy guest. Eleanor, a rare five-month-old Tamworth pig, was donated this month to the Chesterfield park by the Chesterfield County Farm Bureau as part of an effort to enhance the living history museum's partnership with the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. Eleanor and her livestock pig and goat neighbors at the park will be a special attraction for the schoolchildren and others who visit the Henricus Historical Park. Eventually, she will triple from her current 150-pound weight and grow to about two feet tall. > Read more.
Members of Triangle II, a community service club at Hermitage High School, braved the elements Nov. 16 to serve as a spirit team at the Richmond Marathon, providing half-marathoners with cheers, motivational signs and shouts of encouragement as they ran through Bryan Park. > Read more.
Holiday events are in full swing this weekend in eastern Henrico! The Henrico Theatre will show the holiday classic “Elf” and the Concert Ballet of Virginia will perform a shortened version of “The Nutcracker” at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. On Sunday the North Airport Drive Civic Association’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at Fire Station #3. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
The new AMC television series “TURN” is currently being filmed in and around Richmond, and casting officials are seeking background actors to appear on screen.
“The background actors are profoundly important to the filmmaking process,” said Erica Arvold, casting director. “The show takes place during the Revolutionary War, and background actors contribute to the atmosphere of that era.” > Read more.
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