Scents of Serenity Organic Spa to host Marine Corps Toys for Tots Toy Drive
December 07 2013 - Every person that donates a new unwrapped toy will receive a $20 gift card, 10 a.m., Free
Scents of Serenity Organic Spa, 3016 Mountain Rd., will host a Marine Corps Toys for Tots Toy Drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided in conjunction with the Mountain Road Holiday Corridor events happening that day. Every person that donates a new unwrapped toy will receive a $20 gift card. For details, call 277-4498.
Annual Mountain Road Corridor Holiday Celebration to begin at noon
December 07 2013 - Visit the Courtney Road Service Station, Walkerton Tavern, CACGA and Meadow Farm Museum, 12 p.m., Free
The annual Mountain Road Corridor Holiday Celebration will begin at noon at the historic Courtney Road Service Station, 3401 Mountain Rd. Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Rd., and Virginia Randolph Museum, 2200 Mountain Rd., will hold open houses from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The 15th annual Tree Lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. There will be carols, a bonfire and a visit by Ol’ St. Nick. The event will conclude with holiday lantern tours from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd. All events are free. For details, visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
River Road Presbyterian Church to present ‘Music in a Sacred Space – Christmas Concert’
December 08 2013 - Featuring James River Ringers and others, 7 p.m., Free
River Road Presbyterian Church, 8960 River Rd., will present “Music in a Sacred Space – Christmas Concert” at 7 p.m. The performance will feature music of the season including “Gloria” by John Rutter and the James River Ringers, the Commonwealth Brass & Percussion and the RRPC Chancel Choir. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.jamesriverringers.org
North Airport Drive Civic Assoc. to host annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 08 2013 - Bring an ornament to put on the tree, 6 p.m., Free
The North Airport Drive Civic Association’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fire Station #3, 1310 E. Washington St. at Airport Drive. Bring an ornament to put on the tree. Light refreshments will be served after the tree lighting. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://www.NADCA.net
2nd annual Henrico PAL Youth Leadership Council Holiday Open House planned
December 09 2013 - Anyone ages 13-18 are invited, 6:30 p.m., Free
The second annual Henrico PAL Youth Leadership Council Holiday Open House will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Anyone ages 13-18 are invited. Enjoy food and music while learning more about YLC. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.henricopal.org
Henrico Concert Band to perform ‘Holiday Portraits’ at Henrico Theatre
December 09 2013 - , 7:30 p.m., Free
The Henrico Concert Band will present “Holiday Portraits,” an evening of Christmas favorites, at 7:30 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Admission is free but reservations are required. For details, call 328-4491.
GFCFS to host annual Jingle Bell Bazaar at Richmond Country Club Dec. 9-10
December 09 2013 - , 10 a.m., Free
Shop the Jingle Bell Bazaar for holiday gifts, clothing, jewelry, artwork, food and more from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Richmond Country Club, 12950 Patterson Ave. This free, annual event is hosted by Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services. For details, call 556-6260 or visit http://www.goochlandfreeclinicandfamilyservices.org
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
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