Scents of Serenity Organic Spa to host Marine Corps Toys for Tots Toy Drive
December 07 2013 - Every person that donates a new unwrapped toy will receive a $20 gift card, 10 a.m., Free
Scents of Serenity Organic Spa, 3016 Mountain Rd., will host a Marine Corps Toys for Tots Toy Drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided in conjunction with the Mountain Road Holiday Corridor events happening that day. Every person that donates a new unwrapped toy will receive a $20 gift card. For details, call 277-4498.
Annual Mountain Road Corridor Holiday Celebration to begin at noon
December 07 2013 - Visit the Courtney Road Service Station, Walkerton Tavern, CACGA and Meadow Farm Museum, 12 p.m., Free
The annual Mountain Road Corridor Holiday Celebration will begin at noon at the historic Courtney Road Service Station, 3401 Mountain Rd. Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Rd., and Virginia Randolph Museum, 2200 Mountain Rd., will hold open houses from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The 15th annual Tree Lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. There will be carols, a bonfire and a visit by Ol’ St. Nick. The event will conclude with holiday lantern tours from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd. All events are free. For details, visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
River Road Presbyterian Church to present ‘Music in a Sacred Space – Christmas Concert’
December 08 2013 - Featuring James River Ringers and others, 7 p.m., Free
River Road Presbyterian Church, 8960 River Rd., will present “Music in a Sacred Space – Christmas Concert” at 7 p.m. The performance will feature music of the season including “Gloria” by John Rutter and the James River Ringers, the Commonwealth Brass & Percussion and the RRPC Chancel Choir. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.jamesriverringers.org
North Airport Drive Civic Assoc. to host annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 08 2013 - Bring an ornament to put on the tree, 6 p.m., Free
The North Airport Drive Civic Association’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fire Station #3, 1310 E. Washington St. at Airport Drive. Bring an ornament to put on the tree. Light refreshments will be served after the tree lighting. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://www.NADCA.net
Hugh Harris book signing at Barnes & Noble Short Pump
December 08 2013 - 'A Change of Heart', 3 p.m., Free
Chesterfield author Hugh Harris will be available to sign copies of his book “A Change of Heart” from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 11640 W. Broad St.
2nd annual Henrico PAL Youth Leadership Council Holiday Open House planned
December 09 2013 - Anyone ages 13-18 are invited, 6:30 p.m., Free
The second annual Henrico PAL Youth Leadership Council Holiday Open House will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Anyone ages 13-18 are invited. Enjoy food and music while learning more about YLC. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.henricopal.org
Henrico Business Leaders’ Networking Breakfast Meeting to be held at Marriott West
December 09 2013 - Enjoy songs of the season provided by the HCPS Glee Club, 7 a.m., $30 to $40
The Henrico Business Leaders’ Networking Breakfast Meeting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at Richmond Marriott West, 4240 Dominion Blvd. Enjoy songs of the season provided by the HCPS Glee Club, the best voices in Henrico County. Registration is $30 to $40. For details, call 675-7502 or visit http://www.henricobusinessleaders.com
Lung disease support group ‘Breath Matters’ to hold holiday luncheon, meeting
December 09 2013 - The speaker will be Mike McMeniman from Aging in Place with Grace, 12:45 p.m., Free
Breath Matters, a lung disease support group, will hold its holiday luncheon at 12:45 p.m. in Kraus Auditorium at Chippenham Medical Center, 7101 Jahnke Rd. The speaker will be Mike McMeniman from Aging in Place with Grace. Bring a dish to share. Breath Matters meets the second Monday of every month. There are new speakers and topics each month with free refreshments and valet parking. All meetings are recorded for those unable to attend. For details, call 378-0628 or visit http://www.breathmatters.org
Henrico Concert Band to perform ‘Holiday Portraits’ at Henrico Theatre
December 09 2013 - , 7:30 p.m., Free
The Henrico Concert Band will present “Holiday Portraits,” an evening of Christmas favorites, at 7:30 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Admission is free but reservations are required. For details, call 328-4491.
GFCFS to host annual Jingle Bell Bazaar at Richmond Country Club Dec. 9-10
December 09 2013 - , 10 a.m., Free
Shop the Jingle Bell Bazaar for holiday gifts, clothing, jewelry, artwork, food and more from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Richmond Country Club, 12950 Patterson Ave. This free, annual event is hosted by Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services. For details, call 556-6260 or visit http://www.goochlandfreeclinicandfamilyservices.org
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