Richmond Jewish Food Festival planned at Weinstein JCC Jan. 15-16

January 15 2017 - {event_name}, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Free
The tenth annual Richmond Jewish Food Festival will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15-16 at the Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave. Festival attendees can enjoy homemade traditional Jewish and Israeli foods, including a selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. There will also be an Israeli market, where attendees can purchase grocery items to take home. Live music is presented both days. Admission and activities are free. For details, visit http://www.RichmondJewishFoodFestival.com.

Walkerton Tavern to host “A Cup of Cheer” Open House

January 28 2017 - {event_name}, 2 p.m., Free
Walkerton Tavern will host “A Cup of Cheer” Open House from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Warm up this winter season with some hot drinks and snacks that were available in taverns and homes from the 1700s and 1800s. Discover the fascinating history of these historical hot beverages as you speak with costumed interpreters. Musicians will also be playing tunes from the 1800s. Admission is free. For details, call 652-3409 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec.

Cook & Book Club to meet at Varina Library

January 30 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Cook & Book Club at Varina Library will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The club will explore food and food preparation, as well as the many books with food topics. The first guest will be Tom Ray, who recently retired from the Library of Virginia. He developed the Virginia cookbook collection there and has his own Virginia cookbook collection. For details, call 501-1980 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

The New Virginians to host luncheon at Meadowbrook Country Club

February 08 2017 - {event_name}, 12 p.m., $28
Registration ends Feb. 1 for The New Virginians’ luncheon on Feb. 8 at Meadowbrook Country Club, 3700 Cogbill Rd. The guest speaker will be Glenn Winters, Virginia Opera’s “Dr. Opera.” Cost is $28. The New Virginians is a social and charitable club for women new to the Richmond area. To register, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Lakeside Moose Lodge 1714 to host Chili Cook-off

March 04 2017 - {event_name}, 9 a.m., Cost varies
The Lakeside Moose Lodge 1714, located at 1207 Hilliard Rd., will host a Chili Cook-off at 9 a.m. Entrance fee is $20 through Feb. 15, $30 through March 3 and $40 on the day of the event. Judges tickets are $10 – there will be both popular judging and double blind judging. Both will be awarded cash prizes and are based on participation and attendance. Popular vote tickets are five for $5. For details, including full contest rules, email John Compton at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Community

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.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


The Richmond Raceway Complex has two exciting, albeit very different, events taking place this weekend: the Richmond Antique Extravaganza Show and Sale and Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed. If you’re searching for date night ideas, Wild Ponies will be performing at the Henrico Theatre tonight, CAT Theatre will present “Wishing Well” and The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will broadcast Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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Richmond Raceway Complex will host Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 21-22. Experience up-close encounters with a lifelike Stegosaurus, Velociraptor and the king T-Rex in this walk-thru exhibit. Kids become junior paleontologists as they dig for fossils in the Valley of the Bones. Visit the Kid’s Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, crafts and more. Tickets are $12 to $45. For details, visit http://www.discoverthedinosaurs.com. Full text

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