American Legion Post 233 in Varina to host Bluegrass Show and Open Mic

February 02 2017 - {event_name}, 6:30 p.m., Free
The American Legion Post 233, 8088 Recreation Rd. in Varina, will host a Bluegrass Show and Open Mic at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Featuring The Front Porch Pickers. Anyone is welcome to play or sing. Admission is free. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Doors open at 5 p.m. For details, call Wayne Gilbert at 572-3124.

Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Tuckahoe Library

February 02 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on the second Monday and every Thursday of the month at various libraries. John Deng will share his book “A Lost Boy Found: Never Give Up” at Tuckahoe Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors.

Rhett Miller to perform at The Tin Pan

February 02 2017 - {event_name}, 8 p.m., $25 to $30
Rhett Miller will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Lead singer of The Old 97’s, Miller released his new solo album, “The Traveler,” in 2015. The album features the instrumentation of Black Prairie (members of The Decemberists), Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey (members of REM) and is Miller’s seventh solo effort. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com.

Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society to meet at Lewis Ginter

February 02 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. University of Richmond Professor Dr. John Hayden will share his summer activities in the presentation “Skunk Cabbage and Other Botanical Adventures, August 2016.” A short business meeting will follow the presentation. For details, visit http://www.pocahontaschapter-vnps.org.

Deep Run High School PTSA to host 10th Annual Summer Camp Fair

February 02 2017 - {event_name}, 5:30 p.m., Free
The Deep Run High School PTSA will host its 10th Annual Summer Camp Fair from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The fair is coordinated for elementary and middle school parents to find out more about upcoming summer camps. Representatives from camps throughout the area will be available to answer questions and accept registrations. Admission is free. For details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit http://www.deeprunptsa.com/events.html.

UR Modlin Center to screen NT Live’s broadcast of “Amadeus”

February 02 2017 - {event_name}, 2 p.m., $7 to $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will screen NT Live’s broadcast of “Amadeus” at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 and at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu.

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” to play at Henrico Theatre Feb. 3-4

February 03 2017 - {event_name}, Times vary, $1
The film “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” (rated PG-13) will play at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491.

VA Rep to present “Buffalo Soldier” Feb. 3-26 at The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn

February 03 2017 - {event_name}, Times vary, $16
Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “Buffalo Soldier” Feb. 3-26 at The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. This fascinating story of Richmond native Jones Morgan, one of the original Buffalo Soldiers, was selected by the Pentagon as a morale booster after 9/11, becoming the first professional play in history to be performed within the Pentagon’s walls. Suggested for ages seven and up. Tickets are $16. For a complete performance schedule, call 282-2620 or visit http://www.va-rep.org.

Knights of Columbus Council 395 to hold Brunswick Stew sale

February 04 2017 - {event_name}, 1 p.m., Costs vary
Knights of Columbus Council 395 will hold a Brunswick Stew sale from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbian Center at 2324 Pump Rd. Proceeds will benefit the charitable projects of the Council. To pre-order, call Tom Giannasi at (804) 355-3866.

April Verch Band to perform at Shady Grove Coffeehouse

February 04 2017 - {event_name}, 8 p.m., $20 to $25
The Shady Grove Coffeehouse at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 11105 Cauthorne Rd. in Glen Allen, continues its 16th season with the April Verch Band at 8 p.m. The band will be highlighting tracks from their upcoming album, “The April Verch Anthology” (Slab Town Records), an 18-track collection celebrating April’s life’s work. Tickets are $20 to $25; teens are admitted at half price and children age 12 and under are free. Net proceeds benefit UUCC. For details, call 323-4288 or visit http://www.shadygrovecoffeehouse.com.

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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Given the warm weather lately, Saturday’s RVA Polar Plunge Winter Fest, benefiting Special Olympics Virginia, might actually be enjoyable! Other weekend events you’re sure to enjoy include the 14th annual Richmond Kids Expo at the Richmond Raceway Complex, the Richmond Symphony and The Taters in concert at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, and the Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion Team XXL performing at the Henrico Theatre. This is also the last weekend to check out HATTheatre’s production of “Bill W. and Dr. Bob.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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