Man Church meets every Friday morning at Joey’s Hot Dogs in Innsbrook
April 25 2014 - A White Hot Ministries program, 7:15 a.m., Free
Man Church, a White Hot Ministries program, meets every Friday morning from 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. at Joey’s Hot Dogs in The Shoppes at Innsbrook. Man Church helps men be leaders of a Christian household, as well as provides an opportunity for men to worship with other men as they work toward strengthening their relationships with God. For details, call 912-6263 or visit http://www.godstrongmen.org/programs/man-church
Springfield Park Elementary School PTA to present Spring Carnival
April 25 2014 - Games, crafts, bounce houses, caricaturists, music and dance performances and more, 4 p.m., $10 to $30
Springfield Park Elementary School PTA’s Spring Carnival will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school, 4301 Fort McHenry Pkwy. There will be games, crafts, bounce houses, caricaturists, music and dance performances, a silent auction, raffles, a cake walk and more. Wristband tickets available at the door are $10 with a maximum of $30 per family. For details, call 527-4630 or visit http://www.springerpta.com/carnival.html
Beyond Barbie 2014: Touchy Topics continues at Crossroads Art Center
April 25 2014 - Topic tonight is 'A Powwow about Polarization – How Words Can Unite and Divide Us', 7 p.m., $10
Beyond Barbie 2014: Touchy Topics continues at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Rd. Beyond Barbie is a performance series that began in 2011 in conjunction with Susan Singer’s provocative art show Not Barbie, a series of paintings of female nudes of every size, shape, age and race. The topic tonight is “A Powwow about Polarization – How Words Can Unite and Divide Us.” Tickets are $10. For details, visit http://www.beyondbarbie.info
Registration ends today for 2014 Henrico Citizens Academy beginning May 1
April 25 2014 - Five-week class held on Wednesdays at a different location each week, , Free
Registration ends today for the 2014 Henrico Citizens Academy, a five-week class beginning May 1 designed to give residents a comprehensive look at county operations and services. Classes will be led by Henrico officials and staff and will be held at a different county facility each week. The free program will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. To register, call 501-4370 or visit http://www.connect.henricorecandparks.com
ComedySportz show to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation
April 25 2014 - , 8 p.m., $15
The Virginia Hams will battle it out against the Richmond Legends in the sporting event of comedy, creating scenes, songs and games all based on audience suggestions. The show at ComedySportz, 8906-H W. Broad St., will begin at 8 p.m. One team will be going home bald and fans who have committed to raising money will stay after the show and shave their heads on stage to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Tickets are $15. For details, call 266-9377 or visit http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com
All ages invited to celebrate World Tai Chi Day at Deep Run Park
April 26 2014 - No previous experience necessary, 9:30 a.m., Free
All ages are invited to celebrate World Tai Chi Day from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. The event features basic instruction in the Sun style for beginners and various demonstrations of other styles. No previous experience necessary. Admission is free. For details, call 501-5114 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Reptiles Alive! educational program to take place at Henrico Theatre
April 26 2014 - Program features a giant snake, alligator, tortoise, monitor lizard and more, 10:30 a.m.,
Reptiles Alive!, an exciting and educational introduction to all kinds of reptiles from all kinds of places, will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. The program features a giant snake, alligator, tortoise, monitor lizard and more. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 328-4491.
Fairfield meeting April 30 to spotlight community enhancement efforts
April 30 2014 - Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 7 p.m., Free
Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Wednesday, April 30 to discuss small-area planning efforts in Henrico County and ways that residents can enhance their homes and communities. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Representatives of the departments of Planning and Community Revitalization will join Thornton for the discussion. A question-and-answer period will follow. For details, call (804) 501-4208.
Registration ends today for the Varina HS Athletics Booster Club Golf Tournament
May 04 2014 - May 18 at The Brookwoods Golf Club in Quinton, Va., 1 p.m., $75 to $300
Registration ends today for the Varina High School Athletics Booster Club Golf Tournament, to be held May 18 at The Brookwoods Golf Club in Quinton, Va. Entry fees are $75 per player or $300 per team. Individual players are welcome; Tournament Team format is four players. Proceeds benefit all VHS Athletic Programs. Hole and corporate sponsorships are available. For details, call Michelle Christian at 516-9291 or visit http://www.vhsbluedevilathletics.com
Varina District meeting to highlight county budget, crime prevention in Varina
May 06 2014 - Dorey Park, 7 p.m., Free
Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will hold a Community Conversations meeting to discuss with residents Henrico County’s budget and crime prevention efforts in Varina. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. Nelson will lead the discussion with County Manager John A. Vithoulkas and representatives of the Division of Police. For details about the Community Conversations meeting, call (804) 501-4208.
The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)
The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.
The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.
Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.