Celebrate with a Book event returns to Regency Square Mall
December 21 2013 - A variety of genres will be represented, 12 p.m., Free
The third Celebrate with a Book event will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Regency Square Mall, 1420 N. Parham Rd., on the first floor in front of Macy’s South. The participating authors include best sellers, panelists, workshop leaders, first time and award winning authors. A variety of genres will be represented – from children’s books to nonfiction and romance. For details, visit http://www.celebratewithabook.com
Celebrate the holidays at Sandston Library
December 23 2013 - There will be a special story time with music and a craft, 2 p.m.,
Sandston Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Rd., will celebrate the holidays at 2 p.m. There will be a special story time with music and a craft. For details, call 290-9900 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Glen Allen Library to host Jane Austen Film Festival Dec. 30-31
December 30 2013 - Middle and high school students welcome, 2:30 p.m.,
Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd., will host a Jane Austen Film Festival from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 30-31. Celebrate her December birthday with a different film based on her books each day. Middle and high school students welcome. For details, call 290-9500 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Children ages 5+ invited to ring in the New Year at Twin Hickory Library
December 31 2013 - Enjoy fun activities and countdown to the New Year at noon, 11 a.m.,
Children ages five and older are invited to ring in the New Year at 11 a.m. at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. Enjoy fun activities and countdown to the New Year at noon. For details, call 290-9200 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
In Varina, one of the most anticipated events of the season is approaching. The 19th Annual Big Toy Parade will return on Dec 14, offering a “homey,” small-town feel that helps elicit holiday spirit among participants and spectators alike.
The parade, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the Battlefield Ruritans and Henrico County Parks and Recreation and is held in conjunction with the James River Boat Parade. It is led by a grand marshal along Old Osborne Turnpike and ends at the Osborne Boat Landing, where hundreds of community members gather to await nightfall and the arrival of lighted boats, concluding a festive holiday celebration. > Read more.
If you're looking for something a little different from the standard, ho-hum restaurant experience, look no further than The Village shopping center. Among the recent success stories to put down roots in The Village is Estilo, created by the owners of the gastropub Toast (featured in a Feb. 21 review in the Citizen), only a few steps away.
Estilo – which translates to style – offers a taste of Peru, Chile and Bolivia, among other countries, and a menu that rotates regularly through the rest of Central and South America. > Read more.