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Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class ‘Tabletop Christmas Tree’

December 20 2014 - Materials are provided, 1 p.m., $30
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd., will offer the class “Tabletop Christmas Tree” at 1 p.m. Make your own 12-inch tabletop Christmas tree with fresh greens and herbs collected from around the farm. Materials are provided. Cost is $30. To register, call 262-7167 or visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

Theatre IV on Tour to perform ‘‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ at CACGA

December 20 2014 - The show is family-friendly and open to all ages, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., $12
Theatre IV on Tour will bring its production of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The show is family-friendly and open to all ages. Tickets are $12. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

Chabad of Virginia to host 14th annual ‘Chanukah on Ice’ at SkateNation Plus

December 21 2014 - Latkes, donuts, a giant candy menorah, arts and crafts, skating, lazer tag and more, 3 p.m., Costs vary
Chabad of Virginia will host the 14th annual Chanukah on Ice, a community event from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at SkateNation Plus, 4350 Pouncey Tract Rd. There will be latkes, donuts, a giant candy menorah, arts and crafts, raffles, an arcade, skating ($10) and lazer tag ($5). An Israeli falafel and drink are $5. For details, call 740-2000 or visit http://www.chabadofva.org

Three Lakes Nature Center to hold ‘Holiday Open House with Forest Friends’

December 21 2014 - View some of the center’s newly-acquired exhibit pieces and enjoy some holiday cheer, 12 p.m., Free
Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Dr., will host a Holiday Open House with Forest Friends on Sunday, Dec. 21 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. View some of the center’s newly-acquired exhibit pieces and enjoy some holiday cheer. Admission is free. For details, call 262-5055 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Northside Teen Advisory Board to host winter crafts, activities for ages 5-11

December 22 2014 - Dumbarton Library, 2 p.m.,
The Northside Teen Advisory Board will host winter crafts and activities for ages 5-11 at 2 p.m. at Dumbarton Library, call 290-9400 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group to meet at HDH Forest

December 22 2014 - Patients, caregivers and friends share their knowledge and experiences, 7 p.m., Free
The Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets the third Monday of each month (except July and August) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest Campus, 1620 Skipwith Rd. Patients, caregivers and friends share their knowledge and experiences and provide mutual support and encouragement. For details, visit http://www.richmond.myeloma.org

Christmas Eve services taking place throughout Henrico County

December 24 2014 - , Times vary, Free
Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Ave. (288-6056) – 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.; Gayton Baptist Church, 13501 N. Gayton Rd. (360-2801) – 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Welborne United Methodist Church, 920 Maybeury Dr. (740-7128) – 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; St. Michael Catholic Church, 4491 Springfield Rd. (527-1037) – 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.; St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. (740-4044) – 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.; St. John’s Catholic Church, 813 W. Nine Mile Rd. (737-8028) – 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Antioch Baptist Church, 1384 New Market Rd. (222-8835) – 6:30 p.m.; Lakeside United Methodist Church, 2333 Hilliard Rd. (266-7016) – 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.; Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 9155 Hungary Rd. (270-7613) – 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.; Willis United Methodist Church, 8360 Willis Church Rd. (795-1895) – 7 p.m.; Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1400 Horsepen Rd. (282-6066) – 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; and River Road Church, Baptist, 8000 River Rd. (288-1131) – 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

American Red Cross to hold blood drive at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest

December 26 2014 - Eligible donors with all blood types are needed, 11 a.m.,
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest Campus, 1602 Skipwith Rd. All those who attempt to donate blood through Jan. 4, 2015, will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. Eligible donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with type O negative, A negative or B negative. For details, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org

Southern Season to present the class ‘New Year’s Day Buffet’

December 27 2014 - Staff will lead you through preparations to make a classic New Year’s feast, 1 p.m., $35
Southern Season, 2250 Staples Mill Rd., will present the class “New Year’s Day Buffet” at 1 p.m. Staff will lead you through preparations to make a classic New Year’s feast. Menu includes roasted red pepper and bean dip, Hoppin John Salad, chipotle glazed ham, cornbread cakes and caramel brownies. Cost is $35. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/lwjty3t

The Beacon Theatre to present Delbert McClinton

December 27 2014 - , 6 p.m., Prices vary
The Beacon Theatre, 401 N. Main Street in Hopewell, will present Delbert McClinton. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://www.thebeacontheatreva.com or by phone at 804-446-3457.

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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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Restaurant watch

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

Weekend Top 10


Several holiday performances take place this weekend in Henrico including “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Theatre IV on Tour’s “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” – both at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale will perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria” at River Road Church, Baptist and the Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “Santa’s Christmas Miracle” at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. A fun annual tradition, now in its 14th year, will be at SkateNation Plus in Short Pump – Chabad of Virginia’s Chanukah on Ice. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


One of the most unique holiday traditions in Henrico, the James River Parade of Lights, takes place tomorrow. The viewing spot in Henrico will be at Osborne Park in Varina. Another annual event in the east end is the Eastern Henrico Holiday Extravaganza, taking place this year at The Armour House & Gardens and the Dabbs House Museum. In the West End, the Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Under the Same Stars” at West End Assembly of God will conclude its run on Sunday. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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