RIR to host its 10th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 10 2013 - Bring items for FeedMore and Toys for Tots, 6:30 p.m.,
Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., will host its 10th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The festive evening includes an illumination of the track’s Christmas tree, music and fun for the entire family, as well as a visit from the jolly old elf. Local Henrico schools will also be participating. Attendees are encouraged to bring items for the Central Virginia Foodbank and the Marine Toys for Tots toy drive. RIR will match all donations received at the track. For details, visit http://www.rir.com
Varina Library to host Christmas Party
December 10 2013 - Crafts, refreshments, stories from Mrs. Claus and a visit by Santa, 7 p.m.,
Varina Library, 2001 Library Rd., will host its Christmas Party from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be crafts, refreshments, stories from Mrs. Claus and a visit by Santa. For details, call 290-9800 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
On the Air Radio Players to present ‘Christmastime around the Dial’ Dec. 10-11
December 10 2013 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 7:30 p.m., Free
The On the Air Radio Players will present “Christmastime around the Dial,” an old-time holiday radio show, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Be a part of the studio audience for this hour-long taping featuring live music and sound effects. Admission is free. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Henrico Business Leaders to host 2nd annual Holiday Party at Stratford University
December 11 2013 - Seasonal music, cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres, 5 p.m.,
The Henrico Business Leaders will host its second annual Holiday Party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Stratford University, 11104 W. Broad St. There will be seasonal music, cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres from Stratford University's prestigious School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. Pre-registration is required. Guests must be in attendance with a member. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/HBLparty
Fairfield Library to host its annual Holiday Party
December 11 2013 - Play games, make a craft and visit with Santa, 7 p.m.,
Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave., will host its annual Holiday Party from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Play games, make a craft and visit with Santa. For details, call 290-9300 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
AOA Christmas Luncheon to be held at the Sandston Recreation Center
December 11 2013 - Registration deadline is Dec. 9, 12 p.m., $5
The AOA Christmas Luncheon at the Sandston Recreation Center will begin at 12 p.m. Share your favorite dish and bring a gift ($1 to $5) for a Gift Grab game. Registration for lunch (due by Dec. 9) is $5. For details, call the Chickahominy YMCA at 737-9622.
Coachmen Quartet from Staunton, Va. to perform Christmas Concert
December 13 2013 - St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.,
The Coachmen Quartet from Staunton, Virginia will perform their Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 8801 Fort King Rd. An optional freewill offering will be accepted. For details, call 740-0980.
1946 film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to play at Henrico Theatre Dec. 13-14
December 13 2013 - Both evening performances include seasonal singing and dancing (a la the Rockettes), Times vary, $1
The 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life” will play at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. Both evening performances will include seasonal singing and dancing (a la the Rockettes) and pre-movie fun. For details, call 328-4491 or 501-5859 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
CACGA’s Center Season to present ‘Richmond Divas 5 Golden Rings’ Dec. 13-14
December 13 2013 - Enjoy an evening filled with traditional, contemporary and fun holiday music, 7 p.m., $27
The Center Season at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., will present “Richmond Divas 5 Golden Rings” at 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14. Enjoy an evening filled with traditional, contemporary and fun holiday music with the Richmond Divas – Debra Wagoner, Cathy Motley-Fitch and Desiree Roots. Tickets are $27. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com
Gayton Kirk to present ‘A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story for Christmas’ Dec. 13-14
December 13 2013 - In this one-person show, actor Ray Carver will play all the characters, 7 p.m.,
The event is open to the public and will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature remarks by county officials, facility tours, children’s activities, exhibits and entertainment by Manny Green. > Read more.
I didn’t have a clue what to expect from this unheard-of restaurant in an unexpected spot – right in the heart of Willow Lawn. I came to learn it’s not unheard of; it’s a restaurant chain out of Northern Virginia.
“It definitely improves the look of Willow Lawn,” said my friend, who ventured to the new spot with me on a Monday night for dinner one week after the restaurant opened. > Read more.