Henrico County VA

Rosh Chodesh Society to present 7-session course for women titled ‘Soulmates’

November 30 2014 - The first topic is 'Two Halves, One Whole: The Cosmic Root of Love', 7:15 p.m.,
The Rosh Chodesh Society will present its first series of women’s classes. The new course, titled Soulmates, offers insights into the Jewish secrets to meaningful relationships. The first topic is “Two Halves, One Whole: The Cosmic Root of Love.” The seven-session course will be held on Sundays from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Chabad of Virginia, 212 Gaskins Rd. For details, call 740-2000 x8 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Eastern Henrico Rec Center to host Craft Like Crazy on first Monday of each month

December 01 2014 - In December, participants will have the opportunity to mold fun fabric creations, 6 p.m., Free
Ages 8-17 are invited to Craft Like Crazy on the first Monday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. In December, participants will have the opportunity to mold fun fabric creations. Admission is free. For details, call 225-2056 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

CMoR Short Pump to host Kindergarten Readiness Forum Dec. 2

December 02 2014 - Registration ends Dec. 1, 10 a.m., Free
The Children's Museum of Richmond will host a Kindergarten Readiness Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at CMoR Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. in West Broad Village. Public and private school representatives will discuss the process of selecting the right kindergarten and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of parenting and school experts. The forum is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration ends Dec. 1. Childcare is available by reservation only. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/kl928zo

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer ‘Fresh Garland Making’ class

December 02 2014 - Registration is required, 10:30 a.m., $30
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd., will present a “Fresh Garland Making” class from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Make a six-foot garland from fresh cut evergreen boughs which you can drape outside or bring it in for the fresh smell of the holiday season. Cost is $30. Basic materials provided. Registration is required. For details, call 262-7167 or visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

Community

MADD to host candlelight vigil Dec. 2 at UR

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.

Tournament supports adoption efforts

Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.

Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.

A.C. Moore to host winter craft day for kids

Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Authentically Italian

Bella’s feels – and tastes – like Italy should
Short Pump is known for its share of chain restaurants and strip malls, but diners looking for something more distinct can certainly find it without heading downtown or to nearby Charlottesville.

In fact, local husband-and-wife restaurateurs Valeria Bisenti and Doug Muir brought a taste of Charlottesville (and Italy) to Short Pump when they took a chance and opened Bella’s second location in the same shopping strip as Wal-Mart and Peter Chang China Cafe. (Bella’s original location is on Main Street in downtown Charlottesville.)

For a local Italian restaurant, Bella’s is as “Mom and Pop” as its gets. Valeria is Mom, and Doug is Pop. Since its opening about six months ago, diners have been eating rich comfort foods and drinking Italian wines. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

‘Sizing Up!’ opens at Cultural Arts Center

The Cultural Arts Center unveils a new exhibit – "Sizing Up!" – Nov. 20-Jan. 18 in the Gumenick Family Gallery.

Artist Chuck Larivey has spent the past three years "sizing up" – creating large-scale oil paintings that are designed to engage their viewers in a monumental way by using size to captivate them and make them a part of the artistic experience.

The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public at the center, located at 2880 Mountain Road in Glen Allen. > Read more.

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