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Henrico Theatre Company to present ‘Born Yesterday’ Sept. 12-28

September 12 2014 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Times vary, $8 to $10
The Henrico Theatre Company will present “Born Yesterday,” a classic comedy by Garson Kanin, Sept. 12-28 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. while matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Tickets are $8 to $10. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

UR Modlin Center for the Arts to stream NT Live’s ‘A Streetcar Name Desire’

September 16 2014 - The production features Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, 2 p.m., $7 to $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will stream National Theatre Live’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” at 2 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The production features Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. An encore presentation is scheduled for Sept. 21. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Learn about volunteer opportunities for teens at Twin Hickory Rec Center Sept. 16-17

September 16 2014 - Participants must attend both meetings, 6:30 p.m., Free
Learn about volunteer opportunities for teens from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Twin Hickory Recreation Center, 5011 Twin Hickory Rd. Gain hours for your club helping to keep parks beautiful, helping out at special events or providing support in one of the county’s recreation programs. Participants must attend both meetings. Admission is free. For details, call 795-2334 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Dog walk planned at Deep Run Park on Tuesdays, Dorey Park on Wednesdays through Oct.

September 16 2014 - Complimentary water will be provided for both dogs and their people., Times vary, Free
Take a one-hour power walk and make new friends, both furry and human, at Deep Run Park at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays through Oct. 21 and at Dorey Park at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 22. Complimentary water will be provided for both dogs and their people. Trail maps and fitness tips will be shared. Dogs must be leashed and up-to-date on vaccinations. No charge. For details, call 652-3407 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Richmond Apartment Owners’ ‘Think Tank’ group to meet at Piccadilly Café

September 16 2014 - The topic will be a discussion of the Mr. Landlord meeting, 12 p.m., Free
The Richmond Apartment Owners’ “Think Tank” group will meet at 12 p.m. at Piccadilly Café, 8004 W. Broad St. The topic will be a discussion of the Mr. Landlord meeting. The Think Tank meets on the third Tuesday of each month and is free to attend. The meeting provides a casual setting where ideas, policies and procedures relating to the apartment industry are exchanged. RAOA members only. For details, visit http://www.richmondapartmentowners.com

Black Authors Book Group to meet at Fairfield Library

September 16 2014 - 'My Best Friend’s Girl' by Dorothy Koomson, 7 p.m., Free
The Black Authors Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. at Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave. The group will discuss the book “My Best Friend’s Girl” by Dorothy Koomson. Newcomers welcome. For details, call 290-9300 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Henrico Business Leaders Third Wednesday Social planned at Travinia Italian Kitchen

September 17 2014 - Special HBL refreshment rates will be offered, 4 p.m., Free
The Henrico Business Leaders Third Wednesday Social will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar at Willow Lawn. There is no charge for this informal networking get-together. Special HBL refreshment rates will be offered. For details, visit http://www.henricobusinessleaders.com

Working professionals invited to Brown Bag Fitness at Twin Hickory Park

September 17 2014 - The series continues through November, 12 p.m., Free
Working professionals are invited to break away from the office and stretch their legs at Brown Bag Fitness from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Twin Hickory Park, 5011 Twin Hickory Rd. Bring a bagged lunch to a series of sessions on healthy living and learn some fitness tips and exercises that you can use at home or at the office. The series continues through November. No charge. For details, call 501-5121 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

HCPL’s Geek the Library campaign set to begin at Tuckahoe Library

September 17 2014 - For tweens and teens, 7 p.m.,
Construct a coaster out of recycled household materials and then test your design with marbles at 7 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. Part of HCPL’s Geek the Library campaign. For tweens and teens. For details, call 290-9100 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Henrico’s own magician Mr. B to perform at Dumbarton Library

September 18 2014 - Learn a magic trick at the end of the show, 6:30 p.m.,
Enjoy a spectacular magic show with Henrico’s own magician, Mr. B, at 6:30 p.m. at Dumbarton Library, 6800 Staples Mill Rd. Learn a magic trick at the end of the show. For details, call 290-9400 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

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Community

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


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.

Commonwealth Parenting, CMoR-Short Pump to present 6-part parenting forum series

As part of its 30th anniversary year and partnership with the Children's Museum of Richmond, Commonwealth Parenting will present a six-part RVA Parents Forum Series to address some of the toughest issues confronting parents.

Parenting experts and family educators will tackle topics ranging from bullying to alcohol, sex to divorce, and technology and stress. Parents will learn how to identify potential problems.

"We're excited about bringing this much-needed forum series to parents in central Virginia. Through our valuable partnership with Commonwealth Parenting, we can have a deeper impact in the community through parent and caregiver education," said Karen Coltrane, president and CEO of the Children's Museum of Richmond. > Read more.

Celebrating 106 years

Former Sandston resident Mildred Taylor celebrated her 106th birthday Aug. 9. Taylor, who now lives in Powhatan, is still a member of Sandston Baptist Church. She was visited the day after her birthday by several members of the church, who played for her a recording of the entire church membership singing happy birthday to her during worship. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Check out these three B’s in Henrico this weekend: books, bluegrass and “Born Yesterday.” Other activities to participate in – and feel good about – are the 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup and the 5th annual Richmond Out of the Darkness Community Walk. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

When the cliche stands tall

Inspirational football movie tries too hard for its own good
When the Game Stands Tall is based on a true story – an unbelievable true story that takes the word “inspiring” about as far as it can go.

It’s a film about Bob Ladouceur, coach of the De La Salle High Spartans, a California high school football team with 12 consecutive undefeated seasons (a staggering 151 games won in a row).

Along the way, Ladouceur (played by Jim Caviezel) faced the kind of hardship most football coaches (thankfully) can only imagine – suffering a near-fatal heart attack, the death of a star player, and rebuilding the team after that 151-game streak came to a humiliating end. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Enjoy political comedy at its finest with The Capitol Steps at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Methodist and Baptist churches unite for the fourth annual Mission Footprint 5K, taking place at Trinity UMC. Or in honor of Grandparent’s Day on Sunday, treat them to A Grand Family Affair or maybe a movie – the 1978 film “Superman” is at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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