Shepherd’s Center to begin Open University winter lecture series “Lunch and Life”

January 11 2017 - {event_name}, 12:30 p.m., Free
The Shepherd’s Center begins its Open University four-week winter lecture series “Lunch and Life” at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. Bill Lohmann, author and Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist, will present “On the Road Again: More People, Places and Pies Around Virginia.” A brown bag lunch precedes at noon with dessert and beverages provided. The series is open to all persons 50+ at no charge. For details, call 355-7282 or visit http://www.tscor.org.

Willow Lawn’s community event ‘Mommy & Me and Daddy Too’ to feature Kurt Stemhagen

January 11 2017 - {event_name}, 10 a.m., Free
The Shops at Willow Lawn’s community event Mommy & Me and Daddy Too continues with Kurt Stemhagen from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a morning out with live entertainment, crafts, games and programs designed to enhance parent's interaction with their children. The program continues on the second Wednesday of each month. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.willowlawn.com.

Community Author Showcase continues at Twin Hickory Library

January 12 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on the second Monday and every Thursday of the month at various libraries. Malur Vijay will share the book “Towards Thin Air” at Twin Hickory Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at Varina Library to meet

January 12 2017 - {event_name}, 5:45 p.m., Free
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at Varina Library will meet from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Help plan teen library events and earn community service credit. Call 501-1980 for membership information.

Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society to meet at Lewis Ginter

January 12 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. John Townsend, a well-regarded botanist in the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Division of Natural Heritage and one of the authors of the “Flora of Virginia,” will talk about “Mosses and Liverworts, the Unsung Flora of Virginia.” The program is free and open to the public. A short business meeting will follow the presentation. For details, visit http://www.vnps.org/pocahontas.

Free FAFSA assistance available through GRASP

January 12 2017 - {event_name}, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Free
Great Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP) advisors will be available to meet one-on-one with students and parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to answer questions about financial aid on the following dates: Jan. 12 – Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave.; and Jan. 18 – Varina Library, 1875 New Market Rd. Both events are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration is required. Call the library or visit http://bit.ly/2iUHRlO for Jan. 12 and http://bit.ly/2hVntPY for Jan. 18.

Flight Risk to perform at The Tin Pan

January 13 2017 - {event_name}, 8 p.m., $10
Flight Risk will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Comprised of experienced music industry veterans from the greater Richmond area, Flight Risk plays iconic classic rock songs at a comfortable volume so the crowd can rock too, while still enjoying a conversation. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to offer free admission to all visitors Jan. 13-15

January 13 2017 - {event_name}, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will offer free admission to all visitors Jan. 13-15. Garden hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Garden Shop and Garden Café will be closed during this time. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org.

Libbie Mill Library to host ‘Crafternoon’ for adults

January 14 2017 - {event_name}, 2 p.m., Free
Libbie Mill Library will host Crafternoon for adults from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon learning to create with fabric, glue, paper and paint. Great for both beginners and more experienced DIYers. For details, call 501-1940 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

Varina Library to continue Classic Family Films series with ‘Heidi’ and ‘Secret Garden’

January 14 2017 - {event_name}, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Free
Varina Library will continue its Classic Family Films series at 11 a.m. with “Heidi” (2005, NR, 104 minutes) and at 1 p.m. with “The Secret Garden” (1993, G, 101 minutes). “Heidi” is based on the book by Johanna Spyri and follows the story of a young Swiss orphan as she discovers a new life with her crusty grandfather in the Swiss Alps. “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett tells of a young girl who discovers the magic of a special garden and the special friendships that can grow when planted with care. Bring a blanket, cushion or pillow to get comfortable. Admission is free. For details, call 501-1900 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

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Community

Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


The Richmond Raceway Complex has two exciting, albeit very different, events taking place this weekend: the Richmond Antique Extravaganza Show and Sale and Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed. If you’re searching for date night ideas, Wild Ponies will be performing at the Henrico Theatre tonight, CAT Theatre will present “Wishing Well” and The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will broadcast Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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Varina Library will continue its Classic Family Films series at 11 a.m. with “Heidi” (2005, NR, 104 minutes) and at 1 p.m. with “The Secret Garden” (1993, G, 101 minutes). “Heidi” is based on the book by Johanna Spyri and follows the story of a young Swiss orphan as she discovers a new life with her crusty grandfather in the Swiss Alps. “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett tells of a young girl who discovers the magic of a special garden and the special friendships that can grow when planted with care. Bring a blanket, cushion or pillow to get comfortable. Admission is free. For details, call 501-1900 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org. Full text

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