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American Legion Post 125 to hold a dance with live band every Friday, Saturday night

January 23 2015 - Snacks and coffee are provided; drinks are available for purchase, 8 p.m., $7 to $8
American Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will hold a dance with a live band every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee are provided; drinks are available for purchase. All dances are open to the public. Cost is $7 on Fridays and $8 on Saturdays and benefits American Legion Post 125, a nonprofit veterans organization. For details, call 266-8044.

CAT Theatre to present ‘Book of Days’ Jan. 23 to Feb. 7

January 23 2015 - CAT’s submission to the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival, Times vary,
CAT Theatre’s second production of their 51st season will be “Book of Days,” which runs Jan. 23 through Feb. 7. “Book of Days,” CAT’s submission to the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival, is an exploration of faith, justice and corruption, amidst the backdrop of murder – and community theatre – in small town America. Acts of Faith talk back sessions will be held following the performances on Jan. 24 and Feb. 2. For details, visit http://www.cattheatre.com

American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at Third Church

January 24 2015 - January is National Blood Donor Month, 10 a.m., Free
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Third Church, 600 Forest Ave. January is National Blood Donor Month. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with type O negative, A negative and B negative. For details, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org

North Park Library’s Tween Craft Club to make a thumb tack craft

January 24 2015 - For ages 10-14, 2 p.m., Free
North Park Library’s Tween Craft Club will make a thumb tack craft at 2 p.m. For ages 10-14. For details, call 290-9700 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Gayton Library to host ‘Paws to R.E.A.D.’ event

January 24 2015 - Registration is required, 2:30 p.m., Free
Practice your reading by sharing a book with a cute and loveable trained therapy dog at Gayton Library’s Paws to R.E.A.D. event at 2:30 p.m. Limited to children ages six and older. Registration is required. Time slots will be assigned upon arrival. Last time slot is 3:45 p.m. For details, call 290-9600 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

West End Teen Advisory Board to host ‘Globe Trekker Art’ at Tuckahoe Library

January 24 2015 - Open to all ages, 3 p.m., Free
The West End Teen Advisory Board will host Globe Trekker Art at 3 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. Explore and experience art from around the globe. Open to all ages. For details, call 290-9100 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Skipwith United Methodist Church to host its annual Winter Carnival

January 24 2015 - Free school supplies and fun games for the community, 11 a.m.,
Skipwith United Methodist Church, 2211 Skipwith Rd., will host its annual Winter Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free school supplies and fun games for the community. Enjoy cupcake decorating, hot chocolate and cotton candy, a hands-on exhibition by the RVA Lego Lizards, and more. For details, visit http://www.skipwithumc.com

Henrico Co. Dept. of Community Revitalization to hold public hearings Jan. 24, 26

January 24 2015 - Eastern Henrico Recreation Center and Tuckahoe Library, Times vary, Free
The Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization is seeking community input to help establish funding priorities for the next five years of housing and community development programs. Public hearings are scheduled for: Jan. 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center; and Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library. Additional information about the Consolidated Plan and a link to a survey to provide input can be found at http://www.henrico.us/revit

Modlin Center for the Arts at UR to present ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live!’

January 25 2015 - Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon reaches another generation, 3 p.m., $9 to $18
The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon reaches another generation with “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” – an hour-long, theatrical revue at 3 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre at the University of Richmond. Arrive early for some pre-show fun with Kid Karaoke and stay after the show for Modlin Arts After Words, a post-show question-and-answer session with members of the “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” cast. Tickets are $9 to $18. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Modlin Center for the Arts at UR to present Shanghai Quartet with Michael Tree

January 25 2015 - Stay after for a post-show question-and-answer session with members of the Shanghai Quartet, 7:30 p.m., $36
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present the Shanghai Quartet with Michael Tree, viola, at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The evening’s program will include Turina’s “Matador’s Prayer” and Brahms’ F Major viola quintet op. 88. Stay after for a post-show question-and-answer session with members of the Shanghai Quartet. Tickets are $36. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

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Community

‘Secret Keeper Girl - Crazy Hair Tour’ returning to West End Assembly of God

Hundreds of 'tweens' and their moms will attend the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour at West End Assembly of God on Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m., a popular Bible-based tour geared toward building and strengthening relationships between mothers and their daughters (typically ages 8 to 12).

The event will feature a full fashion show, oversized balloon sculptures and confetti cannons – all in the name of inner beauty, Biblical modesty and vibrant purity. > Read more.

MADD to host candlelight vigil Dec. 2 at UR

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.

Tournament supports adoption efforts

Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.

Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.

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Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s off to the theatre – this weekend in Henrico! “Two on Tap” at CACGA brings audiences back in time to an era when couples like Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the silver screen. CAT Theatre’s production of “Book of Days” begins tonight and runs through Feb. 7. Fans of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon “Schoolhouse Rock!” will love the live adaptation at the University of Richmond on Sunday. The Shanghai Quartet will also perform at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Environmental Film Festival films to be screened at Tuckahoe Library

The Tuckahoe Area Library, in conjunction with the RVA Environmental Film Festival, will present films of local and planetary interest on Wednesday, Feb. 4, beginning at 5 p.m.

Screenings include short films from the RVA Environmental Film Contest entries at 5 p.m., followed at 5:45 p.m. by Stripers: Quest for the Bite, a film for anglers. The main feature film, Slingshot, will begin at 6:50 p.m.

SlingShot focuses on Segway inventor Dean Kamen and his work to solve the world’s water crisis. SlingShot is about a man whose innovative thinking could create a solution for a crisis affecting billions – access to clean water. Kamen lives in a house with secret passages, a closet full of denim clothes and a helicopter garage. His latest passion: the SlingShot water purification system created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet. > Read more.

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