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Trace your family tree at Tuckahoe Library

September 20 2014 - Presented by Sylvia Elchinger from the Family History Center, 1:30 p.m., Free
Trace your family tree at 1:30 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. Sylvia Elchinger from the Family History Center (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) will get you started on your family research and introduce you to resources for finding your family’s roots. For details, call 290-9100 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Emergency Services open house planned in Sandston

September 20 2014 - Featuring Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad, Henrico Fire, Henrico Police and Med Flight, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free
The Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad will hold an Open House in conjunction with Henrico Police, Henrico Fire and Med Flight from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5301 Huntsman Rd. in Sandston. The event will feature tours of the different apparatuses that are used in Emergency Services.

UR Modlin Center for the Arts to stream NT Live’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

September 21 2014 - The production features Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, 3 p.m., $7 to $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will stream National Theatre Live’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” at 3 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The production features Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Southern Season to continue its Kid Chef Series with Disney theme

September 21 2014 - Registration is required, 2 p.m., $35
Southern Season, 2250 Staples Mill Rd., will continue its Kid Chef Series at 2 p.m. Families with children ages 6-9 will make a Disney-themed meal. The menu includes Peter Pan’s Green Goddess Dressing atop Cucumber, Celery and Greens; Phineas and Ferb Bento Box; Minnie Mouse Cupcakes; and Tinker Bell's Dragonfly Cookies. Cost is $35. Registration is required. For details, visit http://www.southernseason.com/events/richmond

Tuckahoe District Supervisor O’Bannon to hold 2 meetings at Tuckahoe Library

September 22 2014 - Topic: Henrico County’s park system, including its history and plans for improvements, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Free
Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will hold a town meeting to discuss Henrico County’s park system, including its history and plans for improvements. The meeting will include sessions at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive. Neil Luther, director of the Division of Recreation and Parks, will join O’Bannon for a presentation and will answer questions. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call 501-4208 or visit http://www.patobannon.com

Fairfield District Supervisor Thornton to hold meeting at Eastern Henrico Rec Center

September 24 2014 - Topic: update on voting requirements, 7 p.m., Free
Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. The meeting will provide an update on voting requirements, including a new Virginia law that requires voters to present an official photo identification before casting a ballot. Henrico County General Registrar Mark J. Coakley will join Thornton for the discussion and to answer questions. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call 501-4208.

Henrico NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner planned at Quioccasin Baptist Church

September 27 2014 - Registration due Sept. 18, , $40
Registration ends today for the Henrico NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner on Sept. 27 at Quioccasin Baptist Church, 9011 Quioccasin Rd. The speaker will be Ms. Clayola Brown, president of A. Phillip Randolph Institute and National NAACP. Honorees will be Mrs. Lucy Wells and Mr. Frank Thornton. Tickets are $40. For details, call 740-5222 or visit http://www.henriconaacp.org

Short Pump Ruritan Club to host 24th annual Craft Show at Short Pump MS

October 25 2014 - More than 70 crafters will be participating, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Free
The Short Pump Ruritan Club's 24th Annual Craft Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Rd., Glen Allen. More than 70 crafters will be participating. A variety of items will be featured, including handmade watches, dolls, floral arrangements, wreaths, jewelry, purses, fall and holiday décor, dog collars and clothes, baked goods, jams and jellies, Tupperware, Avon, Mary Kay, Thirty-One accessories, and many others. In addition there will be face painting for children, raffles throughout the day, and lunch concessions. The event is held inside and free to attend. For information or to participate, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 360-2371.

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Community

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

Commonwealth Parenting, CMoR-Short Pump to present 6-part parenting forum series

As part of its 30th anniversary year and partnership with the Children's Museum of Richmond, Commonwealth Parenting will present a six-part RVA Parents Forum Series to address some of the toughest issues confronting parents.

Parenting experts and family educators will tackle topics ranging from bullying to alcohol, sex to divorce, and technology and stress. Parents will learn how to identify potential problems.

"We're excited about bringing this much-needed forum series to parents in central Virginia. Through our valuable partnership with Commonwealth Parenting, we can have a deeper impact in the community through parent and caregiver education," said Karen Coltrane, president and CEO of the Children's Museum of Richmond. > Read more.

Celebrating 106 years

Former Sandston resident Mildred Taylor celebrated her 106th birthday Aug. 9. Taylor, who now lives in Powhatan, is still a member of Sandston Baptist Church. She was visited the day after her birthday by several members of the church, who played for her a recording of the entire church membership singing happy birthday to her during worship. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Check out these three B’s in Henrico this weekend: books, bluegrass and “Born Yesterday.” Other activities to participate in – and feel good about – are the 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup and the 5th annual Richmond Out of the Darkness Community Walk. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

When the cliche stands tall

Inspirational football movie tries too hard for its own good
When the Game Stands Tall is based on a true story – an unbelievable true story that takes the word “inspiring” about as far as it can go.

It’s a film about Bob Ladouceur, coach of the De La Salle High Spartans, a California high school football team with 12 consecutive undefeated seasons (a staggering 151 games won in a row).

Along the way, Ladouceur (played by Jim Caviezel) faced the kind of hardship most football coaches (thankfully) can only imagine – suffering a near-fatal heart attack, the death of a star player, and rebuilding the team after that 151-game streak came to a humiliating end. > Read more.

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