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Henrico students to offer coding tutorials Dec. 17

December 17 2014 - Virginia Center Commons, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Free
Students from two Henrico County schools will take over a vacant store at an area mall tomorrow to try to spread the gospel of computer science.

Students from Deep Run High School’s Center for Information Technology are teaming up with Web design and programming students from Hermitage Technical Center to take part in an international event called “Hour of Code.” The movement aims to encourage programming novices to get started writing code through one-hour tutorials.

The outreach effort will set up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Harold Pener Man of Fashion store at Virginia Center Commons. Elementary and middle school students from Henrico County Public Schools are invited to visit the mall to take part, as are students from private schools and school divisions in surrounding localities.

County to offer free blood pressure checks, cholesterol screenings for ages 50+

December 17 2014 - Confederate Hills Recreation Center, 9 a.m., Free
Henrico County will offer free blood pressure checks and cholesterol screenings for ages 50+ from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Confederate Hills Recreation Center, 302 Lee Ave. To ensure accuracy, do not eat breakfast before having cholesterol tested. Services are provided by Westport Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Call Cindy Spear at 243-9785 to make an appointment.

CACGA to present ‘A Magical Grassical Christmas with The DePue Brothers’

December 17 2014 - , 7 p.m., $35
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., will present “A Magical Grassical Christmas with The DePue Brothers” at 7 p.m. These four violinist brothers encompass a vivid blend of genres resulting in a style they refer to as “Grassical” – a combination of bluegrass and classical music, with elements of jazz, blues and rock mixed in. Tickets are $35. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

Horticulture students at Hermitage Tech Center to hold Christmas Plant Sale Dec. 17-18

December 17 2014 - Plants include Christmas cacti, poinsettias, amaryllises and paper whites, 8 a.m., $5 to $8
Horticulture students at Hermitage Technical Center will hold a Christmas Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 17-18 at the school, located at 8301 Hungary Spring Rd. Plants include Christmas cacti, poinsettias, amaryllises and paper whites, priced from $5 to $8 each. Also available are centerpieces, wreaths and floral baskets. Cash or check only. For details, visit http://www.henrico.k12.va.us

Henrico Co. Community Author Showcase continues at Dumbarton Library

December 18 2014 - Candie Ferald will share her book 'Role Reversal: Turn Pain into Power', 7 p.m.,
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a new program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Candie Ferald will share her book “Role Reversal: Turn Pain into Power” at Dumbarton Library. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/authorshowcase

Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale to perform ‘Sing Glory’ at RRCB

December 19 2014 - Featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria”, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $15
Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale will perform “Sing Glory” featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria” at 7:30 p.m. at River Road Church, Baptist, 8000 River Rd. Tickets are $5 to $15. For details, call 800-838-3006 or visit http://www.cvamc.org

Watch the popular Disney film ‘Frozen’ at Tuckahoe Library

December 20 2014 - , 2:30 p.m., Free
Watch the popular Disney film “Frozen” at 2:30 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. Admission is free. For details, call 290-9100 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

‘Hope at Christmas Soul and Line Dance Affair’ planned at Holiday Inn off I-64

December 20 2014 - Music by DJ Party Boizz, 8 p.m., $15
The Hope at Christmas Soul and Line Dance Affair will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Holiday Inn off I-64, 2000 Staples Mill Rd. Teams will compete for cash prizes. There will be door prizes, a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Music by DJ Party Boizz. Tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit the 24 Hours Children’s Foster Care Center, Inc. and the Roses and Wings Girls Mentoring Program. For details, call 873-1202 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Beacon Theatre to present The WinterSky Tour featuring Phil Keaggy

December 20 2014 - Special guests: Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning and Wendy Goodwin, A Celtic Trio, 6 p.m., Prices vary
The Beacon Theatre, 401 N. Main Street in Hopewell, will present The WinterSky Tour, featuring Phil Keaggy with special guests Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning and Wendy Goodwin, A Celtic Trio. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://www.thebeacontheatreva.com or by phone at 804-446-3457.

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class ‘Tabletop Christmas Tree’

December 20 2014 - Materials are provided, 1 p.m., $30
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd., will offer the class “Tabletop Christmas Tree” at 1 p.m. Make your own 12-inch tabletop Christmas tree with fresh greens and herbs collected from around the farm. Materials are provided. Cost is $30. To register, call 262-7167 or visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

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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.

A.C. Moore to host winter craft day for kids

Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.

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One of the most unique holiday traditions in Henrico, the James River Parade of Lights, takes place tomorrow. The viewing spot in Henrico will be at Osborne Park in Varina. Another annual event in the east end is the Eastern Henrico Holiday Extravaganza, taking place this year at The Armour House & Gardens and the Dabbs House Museum. In the West End, the Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Under the Same Stars” at West End Assembly of God will conclude its run on Sunday. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Firing up a winner

Halligan blends local theme with tasty classics
A Halligan fan for years, I regularly patronized the Shockoe Bottom location before the roomier Short Pump site opened. Call me cornball, but I am a sucker for the decor – dominated by a fire engine with beer taps extending from the sides – as well as the story behind it.

Owner Shawn Gregory, a retired Henrico firefighter, outfitted the Halligan West location with a 1967 fire truck that his own father rode in his early career at the Highland Springs station.

Among other firefighter memorabilia incorporated into the theme are buckets and firefighter helmets suspended from the ceiling to serve as lamps, and fire hoses wound into the railing of the patio. The walls are covered with tools, photos, badges, and memorabilia from fire companies around the country, and Gregory rents a small "VIP" party deck on top of the fire engine and donates proceeds to charity, including a burn foundation. > Read more.

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