Twin Hickory Library to show “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”

February 17 2017 - {event_name}, 3:30 p.m., Free
Twin Hickory Library will show “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971, G, 98 minutes) from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl, the movie stars Gene Wilder. For details, call 501-1920 x4 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

Glen Allen Library to host Valentine Museum interactive program

February 18 2017 - {event_name}, 2:30 p.m., Free
Learn about the iconic people and places that shaped Richmond history and its landmarks as the Valentine Museum presents an interactive history program from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Glen Allen Library. For details, call 501-1950 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

Coding workshop for tweens, teens at Tuckahoe Library

February 20 2017 - {event_name}, 2 p.m., Free
Create your own games, animations and stories at Code Breakers from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library. Learn how fun coding can be using Scratch 2.0. All experience levels welcome. For tweens and teens. Registration is required. For details, call 501-1910 x5 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

North Park Library’s “I Am Not My Hair” series concludes with movie, discussion

February 21 2017 - {event_name}, 6 p.m., Free
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.

Gayton Library to screen NOVA program “Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped”

February 22 2017 - {event_name}, 10:30 a.m., Free
The following libraries will screen the NOVA program “Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped” from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Libbie Mill Library – Feb. 16; and Gayton Library – Feb. 22. Following the showing of this 60-minute film, 30 minutes will be provided for questions and discussion with a memory loss specialist. Space is limited. Sponsored by National Clinical Research. To reserve a space, call 672-2995 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Twin Hickory Library to host lecture, exhibit on the history of jazz music

February 22 2017 - {event_name}, 6 p.m., Free
Twin Hickory Library will host a lecture and exhibit on the history of jazz music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Presented by Earle R. Gullins, Jr., history professor at ODU and president of the Lee Morgan Jazz Club. Enjoy a journey through jazz history, from Scott Joplin to Wynton Marsalis, and explore the many idioms of jazz. For details, call 501-1920 x5 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Fairfield Library

February 23 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on the second Monday and every Thursday of the month at various libraries. Ariel Wilkerson will share her children’s book “Riley and How It All Started” at Fairfield Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors.

Get technology questions answered at North Park Library

February 25 2017 - {event_name}, 2 p.m., Free
Tech-savvy teens will be available at 2 p.m. at North Park Library to help answer questions about your tablet, phone or email. Bring your personal device and any user names/passwords you might need. For details, call 501-1970 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

Cook & Book Club at Varina Library to highlight chocolate

February 27 2017 - {event_name}, 6:30 p.m., Free
The Cook & Book Club at Varina Library will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Demo Kitchen. The club will explore food and food preparation, as well as the many books with food topics. Today’s topic is chocolate. For details, call 501-1980 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

Libbie Mill Library to host 3D Printing Workshop for students in grades 5-12

March 01 2017 - {event_name}, 6:30 p.m., Free
Libbie Mill Library will host a 3D Printing Workshop for students in grades 5-12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to create your own 3D designs, download pre-made 3D models, and see an object being printed on the library’s Ultimaker2 3D printer. Bring a thumb-drive so you can save your design. Registration is required. For details, call 501-1940 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

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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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Weekend Top 10


Given the warm weather lately, Saturday’s RVA Polar Plunge Winter Fest, benefiting Special Olympics Virginia, might actually be enjoyable! Other weekend events you’re sure to enjoy include the 14th annual Richmond Kids Expo at the Richmond Raceway Complex, the Richmond Symphony and The Taters in concert at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, and the Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion Team XXL performing at the Henrico Theatre. This is also the last weekend to check out HATTheatre’s production of “Bill W. and Dr. Bob.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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