Jewish Family Theatre to present ‘Hello Dolly!’ Dec. 12-22 at Weinstein JCC
December 12 2013 - A special Chanukah Dinner and Show will be held Dec. 18, Times vary, $10 to $20
Jewish Family Theatre will present “Hello Dolly!” Dec. 12-22 at the Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave. Numbers include “Elegance,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Put on Your Sunday Clothes” and more. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. with matinees beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 to $15. A special Chanukah Dinner and Show will be held Dec. 18. Tickets are $10 to $20. For a complete performance schedule and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.weinsteinjcc.org
Richmond West Central Optimist Club to host its Club Christmas Party
December 13 2013 - Wyndham Racquet Club clubhouse, 6:30 p.m.,
The Richmond West Central Optimist Club will host its Club Christmas Party at 6:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Racquet Club clubhouse on Old Wyndham Road. All clubs in Zone 2 are invited. Bring a covered dish and $10 for Chinese gift exchange.
Coachmen Quartet from Staunton, Va. to perform Christmas Concert
December 13 2013 - St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.,
The Coachmen Quartet from Staunton, Virginia will perform their Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 8801 Fort King Rd. An optional freewill offering will be accepted. For details, call 740-0980.
1946 film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to play at Henrico Theatre Dec. 13-14
December 13 2013 - Both evening performances include seasonal singing and dancing (a la the Rockettes), Times vary, $1
The 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life” will play at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. Both evening performances will include seasonal singing and dancing (a la the Rockettes) and pre-movie fun. For details, call 328-4491 or 501-5859 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
CACGA’s Center Season to present ‘Richmond Divas 5 Golden Rings’ Dec. 13-14
December 13 2013 - Enjoy an evening filled with traditional, contemporary and fun holiday music, 7 p.m., $27
The Center Season at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., will present “Richmond Divas 5 Golden Rings” at 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14. Enjoy an evening filled with traditional, contemporary and fun holiday music with the Richmond Divas – Debra Wagoner, Cathy Motley-Fitch and Desiree Roots. Tickets are $27. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com
Gayton Kirk to present ‘A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story for Christmas’ Dec. 13-14
December 13 2013 - In this one-person show, actor Ray Carver will play all the characters, 7 p.m.,
‘Holiday on Parade: An Eastern Henrico Celebration’ to begin at noon
December 14 2013 - Activities will take place throughout the day at various locations in the east end, 12 p.m., Free
“Holiday on Parade: An Eastern Henrico Celebration” will take place at various locations in the east end with activities beginning at noon at Hidden Creek Recreation Center, 2417 Brockway Ln. Enjoy crafts and bake Christmas cookies. Make a vintage holiday decoration to take home from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarke-Palmore House, 904 McCoul St. The celebration continues with decorations and children’s craft activities from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Armour House & Gardens, 4001 Clarendon Rd., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Dorey Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Rd. The event concludes with the 21st annual James River Parade of Lights at 5 p.m. at Osborne Park, 9530 Osborne Tnpk. Gather around the bonfire and enjoy holiday music and activities. A Toy Parade, sponsored by the Battlefield Ruritans, will precede the Parade of Lights at 3 p.m. Entertainment and concessions will follow. All events are free. For details, call 501-5134 or 795-7978 (Toy Parade) or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Glendale Ruritan Club to host Breakfast with Santa event
December 14 2013 - , 9 a.m., Free
Glendale Ruritan Club’s Breakfast with Santa event will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Glendale Ruritan, 6188 Charles City Rd. The event is free. For details, call Louise Brown at 836-2608.
Richmond Ballet’s annual production of ‘The Nutcracker’ returns Dec. 14-23
December 14 2013 - Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, Times vary, $20
The Richmond Ballet’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” returns Dec. 14-23 for 13 performances at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. The Richmond Symphony will provide live music. The show is approximately two hours long. Tickets start at $20. For details, visit http://www.richmondballet.com
River Road Church, Baptist to present Advent and Christmas Concert
December 15 2013 - A reception will follow the concert, 7:30 p.m.,
The River Road Church Chancel Choir, along with soloists and an orchestra, will perform an Advent and Christmas Concert at River Road Church, Baptist, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. This performance is part of the E. Carl Freeman Concert Series at RRCB. A reception will follow the concert. It is open to the public and free, however a freewill offering will be received. For details, visit http://www.rrcb.org/concertseries
In Varina, one of the most anticipated events of the season is approaching. The 19th Annual Big Toy Parade will return on Dec 14, offering a “homey,” small-town feel that helps elicit holiday spirit among participants and spectators alike.
The parade, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the Battlefield Ruritans and Henrico County Parks and Recreation and is held in conjunction with the James River Boat Parade. It is led by a grand marshal along Old Osborne Turnpike and ends at the Osborne Boat Landing, where hundreds of community members gather to await nightfall and the arrival of lighted boats, concluding a festive holiday celebration. > Read more.
I didn’t have a clue what to expect from this unheard-of restaurant in an unexpected spot – right in the heart of Willow Lawn. I came to learn it’s not unheard of; it’s a restaurant chain out of Northern Virginia.
“It definitely improves the look of Willow Lawn,” said my friend, who ventured to the new spot with me on a Monday night for dinner one week after the restaurant opened. > Read more.