Colin James named UR Dept. of History 2014-15 Douglas Southall Freeman Professor
October 30 2014 - He will present a lecture on “Smiling Before, During, and After the Terror”, 7:30 p.m., Free
The University of Richmond's Department of History 2014-15 Douglas Southall Freeman Professor, Colin Jones, will present a lecture on “Smiling Before, During, and After the Terror” at 7:30 p.m. in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley room. Admission is free and open to the public. Jones, professor of history and leader in the field of French history between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, is in residence at Richmond this semester teaching a course called, “Modern France and the World.”
SCAN to convene fall symposium ‘The Death of Innocence’ at St. Mary’s Hospital
October 30 2014 - Register by by Oct. 23, 1 p.m.,
VCU Medical Center to present the seminar ‘Simple Steps to Preventing Diabetes’
November 05 2014 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 5:30 p.m., Free
VCU Medical Center will present the seminar “Simple Steps to Preventing Diabetes” at 5:30 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Learn how to assess your risk for developing diabetes and simple ways to dramatically lower the chances of developing the disease. The seminar is free and open to the public. Register online at http://www.vcuhealth.org/seminars
UR Dept. of History to present ‘Overthrowing Robespierre, Ending Terror’
November 06 2014 - Guest speaker is 2014-15 Douglas Southall Freeman Professor, Colin Jones, 7:30 p.m., Free
The University of Richmond's Department of History 2014-15 Douglas Southall Freeman Professor, Colin Jones, will present a lecture on “Overthrowing Robespierre, Ending Terror” at 7:30 p.m. in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley room. Admission is free and open to the public. Jones, professor of history and leader in the field of French history between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, is in residence at Richmond this semester teaching a course called, “Modern France and the World.”
Virginia Society of Association Executives to hold monthly seminar, breakfast
November 06 2014 - Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump, 8:30 a.m.,
The Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) will hold its monthly seminar and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump, 12042 W. Broad St. The guest speaker is Jeff Ukrop. To register, call 747-4971 or visit http://www.vsae.org
Third annual UkeFest VA planned at CACGA Nov. 7-8
November 07 2014 - Experience concerts, workshops, open-mic and jam sessions, vendors and more, Times vary, Costs vary
The third annual UkeFest VA, a music filled weekend featuring regional ukulele aficionados and nationally renowned ukulele performers, will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Experience concerts, workshops for the beginner to the advanced player, open-mic and jam sessions, and an array of vendors and artisans that focus on the ukulele and related products. For details, visit http://www.ukefestva.com
Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.
At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.
Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.
The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.
Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.
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The Urban Tavern opened in August, replacing the former Shackelford’s space at 10498 Ridgefield Parkway in Short Pump. Because of local and longtime devotion to Shackleford’s, Urban Tavern has some big shoes to fill.
Without any background information, I headed to the restaurant for dinner on a Wednesday night, two months after its opening.
On a perfect fall evening, four out of eight outdoor tables were taken, giving the impression that the restaurant was busier than it was. On the inside, a couple tables were taken, and a few folks were seated at the bar. > Read more.
Judith Viorst’s 1972 picture book isn’t exactly overflowing with movie-worthy material. Boy has bad day. Boy is informed that everyone has bad days sometimes. Then, the back cover.
In the film, the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad-ness is blown up to more extreme size. Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould) has a bum day every day, while the rest of his family (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey) exist in a constant bubble of perfection and cheery optimism – to the point that the family is so wrapped up in their own success that Alexander’s being ignored.
So on the eve of his 12th birthday, Alexander makes a wish: just once, he’d like his family to see things from his perspective; to experience the crushing disappointment of one of those no good, very bad days. Once he has blown out the candle on his pre-birthday ice cream sundae, his family’s fate is sealed: one full day of crippling disasters for all of them. > Read more.
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CalendarAngela Easterling, an Americana/alternative country singer-songwriter from South Carolina, and guitarist Brandon Turner will perform at 2:30 p.m. at Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd. Easterling will also discuss… Full text