Local nonprofit to present the classic holiday ballet ‘The Nutcracker Sweet’ Nov. 21-23
November 21 2014 - Moody Middle School, Times vary, $18
The local nonprofit PDM Productions, Inc. will present the classic holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker Sweet” at Moody Middle School, 7800 Woodman Rd., at 7 p.m. Nov. 21, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 23. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at the door or by visiting http://www.TUTUTIX.COM/PDMProductions
All Fired Up in Short Pump to present ‘Trim the Tree’ ornament workshop for ages 6-14
November 21 2014 - Registration is required, 6 p.m., $35
All Fired Up in Short Pump will present a “Trim the Tree” ornament workshop for ages 6-14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kids can get in the holiday spirit by creating a wet clay, fused glass and ceramic ornament. Registration is required. Cost is $35. For details, call 360-3111 or visit http://www.getallfiredup.com
Saint Gertrude Alumnae Assoc. Board to present ‘Holly Spree on Stuart Ave’ Nov. 21-22
November 21 2014 - Over 40 local vendors will be selling handmade items and food, Times vary,
The Saint Gertrude Alumnae Association Board will present the “Holly Spree on Stuart Avenue” from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22. Over 40 local vendors will be selling items including wreaths, soaps, Christmas items, pet items, jewelry, children’s clothing, glassware, pottery, jams, frozen casseroles and more. Admission to Pre-Spree Friday night is $15 to $20. Admission on Saturday is free. For details, visit http://www.saintgertrude.org/hollyspree
All Fired Up in Short Pump to present preschool pottery class for parents, children
November 22 2014 - Today’s creation is a “Give a Mouse a Cookie” cookie platter, 10:30 a.m., $35
All Fired Up in Short Pump will present a preschool pottery class for parents and children from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participants will paint pottery inspired by favorite children’s books, songs and movies. Today’s creation is a “Give a Mouse a Cookie” cookie platter. Cost is $35. Registration is required. For details, call 360-3111 or visit http://www.getallfiredup.com
Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship Holiday Craft and Home Show
November 22 2014 - Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship Holiday Craft and Home Show, 10 am to 4 pm, Free
Create a unique gift for the holidays at Dumbarton Library
November 22 2014 - Decoupage a magazine file box, 3 p.m.,
Create a unique gift for the holidays by decoupaging a magazine file box at 3 p.m. at Dumbarton Library, 6800 Staples Mill Rd. Files and decoupage supplies will be provided; bring your favorite images from magazines or greeting cards. Space is limited and registration is required. For details, call 290-9400 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
New Bridge Academy in Sandston to hold its annual Christmas Bazaar
November 22 2014 - Silent auction, bake sale, chili cook-off, a children’s Christmas Shop and more, 10 a.m., Free
Join Santa for breakfast at Virginia Center Commons
November 22 2014 - Reservations are required and space is limited, 10 a.m.,
Join Santa for breakfast at Virginia Center Commons from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be breakfast, games, crafts and prizes. Reservations are required and space is limited. Admission is free for Simon Kidgits Club members and $3 each for nonmembers. Guests can join the club for $5 per year. For details, call 266-9002 or visit http://www.virginiacentercommons.com
Virginia Repertory Theatre to present ‘Santa’s Christmas Miracle’ Nov. 28 to Dec. 28
November 28 2014 - The performance is one hour and suggested for ages four and up, Times vary, Costs vary
The Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “Santa’s Christmas Miracle” Nov. 28 to Dec. 28 at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. This musical comedy is set in Broken-Bone, Montana on Dec. 24, 1883, where the sheriff has outlawed Christmas. The story emphasizes love and the holiday spirit to the accompaniment of foot-stompin’ country and western music. The performance is one hour and suggested for ages four and up. For tickets and a schedule, visit http://www.va-rep.org
Lewis Ginter to present the Dominion GardenFest of Lights Nov. 28 through Jan. 12
November 28 2014 - This year’s theme is 'A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden', 5 p.m., $8 to $12
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present the Dominion GardenFest of Lights nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 28 to Jan. 12 (closed Dec. 24-25). This holiday tradition features more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. This year’s theme is “A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden,” which celebrates the Garden’s history. Admission is $8 to $12. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org
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.
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.
The event is a program of the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence.
In Henrico, a group of Target employees (pictured) undertook a project at Fairfield Middle School to help re-plant the school's community garden and paint the outdoor shelter. > Read more.
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Maria, in all honesty, is a little more interested in Manolo’s musical charms, but her father wants her to marry the boastful and militaristic Joaquin. And when two gods, La Muerte and Xibalba (Kate de Castillo and Ron Perlman, respectively), turn this little love triangle into a wager (as gods often do), Manolo’s quest for true love will take him through life, death, immortality and the underworlds of Mexican folklore.
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The holiday season is underway and Lakeside Avenue has everything you need during its 10th annual Holly Jolly Christmas event! Shoppers will enjoy extended hours at several dozen shops and free trolley rides. Also this weekend, the 23rd annual Great American Indian Exposition & Pow-Wow. There will be over 200 American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists and crafters. In the mood for music? Check out The Gibson Brothers at UR and Susan Greenbaum at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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