UR Dept. of History to present ‘Overthrowing Robespierre, Ending Terror’
November 06 2014 - Guest speaker is 2014-15 Douglas Southall Freeman Professor, Colin Jones, 7:30 p.m., Free
The University of Richmond's Department of History 2014-15 Douglas Southall Freeman Professor, Colin Jones, will present a lecture on “Overthrowing Robespierre, Ending Terror” at 7:30 p.m. in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley room. Admission is free and open to the public. Jones, professor of history and leader in the field of French history between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, is in residence at Richmond this semester teaching a course called, “Modern France and the World.”
Reynolds Community College to host ‘Around the World Through Books’ event
November 06 2014 - Book discussion will feature Kevin Powers' book 'The Yellow Bird', 7 p.m., Free
Virginia Society of Association Executives to hold monthly seminar, breakfast
November 06 2014 - Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump, 8:30 a.m.,
The Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) will hold its monthly seminar and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump, 12042 W. Broad St. The guest speaker is Jeff Ukrop. To register, call 747-4971 or visit http://www.vsae.org
Southern Season to host a cookbook signing with Cathy Barrow
November 07 2014 - Her new book is the essential guide to year-round preserving, 4 p.m., Free
Southern Season will host a cookbook signing with Cathy Barrow at 4 p.m. From double strawberry jam and chile-spiked tomatoes to duck confit and homemade pancetta, Barrow’s recipes give cooks the tools to turn the fleeting abundance of the farmer's market into a well-stocked pantry. Her new book is the essential guide to year-round preserving.
Reynolds Community College to host an ‘Around the World Through Movies’ event
November 07 2014 - Featuring the French film “The Intouchables”, 6 p.m., Free
‘Moonstruck’ to play at Henrico Theatre Nov. 7-8
November 07 2014 - Date night (dinner and movie) planned at 6 p.m. on Nov. 8, Times vary, $1 to $10
The movie “Moonstruck” (PG) will play at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. A special date night showing of the movie will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 8. Enjoy a dinner of salad, spaghetti and meatballs, and dessert. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Registration is required. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
Twin Hickory Library to hold a used book sale Nov. 7-8
November 07 2014 - Children’s books will be sold on Saturday only, 9 a.m.,
Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd., will hold a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7-8. Children’s books will be sold on Saturday only. Sales benefit the Friends of Twin Hickory Library. For details, call 290-9200 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Third annual UkeFest VA planned at CACGA Nov. 7-8
November 07 2014 - Experience concerts, workshops, open-mic and jam sessions, vendors and more, Times vary, Costs vary
The third annual UkeFest VA, a music filled weekend featuring regional ukulele aficionados and nationally renowned ukulele performers, will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Experience concerts, workshops for the beginner to the advanced player, open-mic and jam sessions, and an array of vendors and artisans that focus on the ukulele and related products. For details, visit http://www.ukefestva.com
Kiwanis Club of North Richmond to hold a Brunswick Stew Sale
November 08 2014 - Sparkle Car Care & Car Wash, located at corner of Brook Road/Lakeside Avenue, 8 a.m., $7
The Kiwanis Club of North Richmond will hold a Brunswick Stew Sale from 8 a.m. until sold out at the Sparkle Car Care & Car Wash, located at 7220 Brook Rd. at the corner of Brook Road and Lakeside Avenue. Proceeds benefit children's programs in Northside and Lakeside areas of Richmond. The Brunswick stew is cooked by the North Richmond Kiwanis Club and sells for $7 per quart.
Singer Angela Easterling, guitarist Brandon Turner to perform at Glen Allen Library
November 08 2014 - All ages welcome, 2:30 p.m., Free
Angela Easterling, an Americana/alternative country singer-songwriter from South Carolina, and guitarist Brandon Turner will perform at 2:30 p.m. at Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd. Easterling will also discuss the craft of songwriting and tell the stories behind her songs, weaving in some of the history of roots music. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. For details, call 290-9500 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.
At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.
Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.
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.
It’s Halloween! Ghosts and goblins are everywhere…especially at Dorey Park’s Monster Mash and the annual Pumpkin Festival at Gayton Crossing Shopping Center. But don’t let the fun stop on the 31st – the Latin Ballet of Virginia will present El Dia de los Muertos Family Festival on Nov. 1. And if you need a break from the candy, enjoy some classical music at the University of Richmond and the Weinstein JCC on Sunday. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
The Urban Tavern opened in August, replacing the former Shackelford’s space at 10498 Ridgefield Parkway in Short Pump. Because of local and longtime devotion to Shackleford’s, Urban Tavern has some big shoes to fill.
Without any background information, I headed to the restaurant for dinner on a Wednesday night, two months after its opening.
On a perfect fall evening, four out of eight outdoor tables were taken, giving the impression that the restaurant was busier than it was. On the inside, a couple tables were taken, and a few folks were seated at the bar. > Read more.
Judith Viorst’s 1972 picture book isn’t exactly overflowing with movie-worthy material. Boy has bad day. Boy is informed that everyone has bad days sometimes. Then, the back cover.
In the film, the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad-ness is blown up to more extreme size. Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould) has a bum day every day, while the rest of his family (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey) exist in a constant bubble of perfection and cheery optimism – to the point that the family is so wrapped up in their own success that Alexander’s being ignored.
So on the eve of his 12th birthday, Alexander makes a wish: just once, he’d like his family to see things from his perspective; to experience the crushing disappointment of one of those no good, very bad days. Once he has blown out the candle on his pre-birthday ice cream sundae, his family’s fate is sealed: one full day of crippling disasters for all of them. > Read more.
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CalendarVirginia Center Commons invites all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to the Kidgits Spooktacular from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the food court. For details, visit http://www.facebook.com/VirginiaCenterCommons Full text