CSz to present “Refrain of the Jedi: May the Chorus Be With You” Nov. 19 to Dec. 20
November 19 2015 - CSz Richmond Theater's 8th musical parody, Show times vary, $15 to $18
CSz Richmond Theater will present its 8th musical parody, “Refrain of the Jedi: May the Chorus Be With You,” with performances Nov. 19 through Dec. 20. Directed by Christine Walters, founder of ComedySportz Richmond, and Brandon Hagstrom, ComedySportz player and member since 2002, the show will be performed at CSz Richmond Theater, 8906-H West Broad St. Evening shows are for a mature audience, while the matinees are appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $15 to $18. For details, call 266-9377 or visit http://www.cszrva.com
Henrico Schools seeks budget input for FY 2016-17
November 19 2015 - Meetings planned for Nov. 5, 16 and 19; and Dec. 2-3, 6:30 p.m., Free
Henrico County Public Schools is seeking input from interested members of the public on the FY 2016-17 HCPS budget.
The school division will develop a budget proposal using feedback from stakeholders. The proposal will then be made public in January, followed by an extensive public review process that is expected to last through April.
There will be opportunities in November and December for input on the budget at Henrico public libraries and at the monthly meeting of the Henrico School Board. For a complete timeline of the budget process, visit http://henricoschools.us/budget-finance/
Budget stakeholder meetings will be held:
• Thursday, Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. – Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico 23229;
• Monday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. – Twin Hickory Area Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen 23059;
• Thursday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. – Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake E. St., Henrico 23230;
• Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m. – Varina Branch Library, 2001 Library Road, Henrico 23231;
• Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. – Fairfield Area Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico 23223.
CharacterWorks to present “Mary Poppins” Nov. 20-22, Nov. 27-29
November 20 2015 - Robins Theatre at Steward School, Times vary, $12 to $16
CharacterWorks, an after-school youth theater program, will present “Mary Poppins” Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 27-29 at the Robins Theatre at Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Tickets are $12 to $16. For show times and tickets, visit http://www.cworkstheater.org
MADD VA to hold a Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope at Lewis Ginter
November 23 2015 - , 7 p.m., Free
Librarian Mike Hatchett to read Truman Capote’s “The Thanksgiving Visitor”
November 23 2015 - Fairfield Library, 7 p.m., Free
Librarian Mike Hatchett will read Truman Capote’s “The Thanksgiving Visitor” at 7 p.m. at Fairfield Library. “The Thanksgiving Visitor” is a beautiful holiday story set in Alabama during the height of the Great Depression. For details, call 290-9300 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
2015-2016 Historical Awareness Project reception planned at Eastern Rec Center
November 23 2015 - , 7 p.m., Free
The 2015-2016 Historical Awareness Project reception will be held at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. Sponsored by Henrico County Public Schools and the county's Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC), the reception honors fifth graders who have created displays and public service announcements relating to Henrico history; projects will be judged and on display at the reception.
Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets second, fourth Mondays of each month
November 23 2015 - E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond, 7 a.m.,
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond. Each meeting features breakfast and an interesting speaker. For details, call Pete Sizemore at 288-0999.
Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at The Place at Innsbrook
November 26 2015 - , 7:30 p.m.,
The Rotary Club of Innsbrook meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at The Place at Innsbrook. For details, visit http://www.innsbrookrotary.org
Regency Square to host the Great Thanksgiving Giveaway
November 26 2015 - Winners will be drawn hourly during that time; must be present to win, 6 p.m., Free
Regency Square will host the Great Thanksgiving Giveaway from 6 p.m. to midnight. Winners will be drawn hourly during that time; must be present to win. Food trucks will be onsite. For details, visit http://www.shopregencysqmall.com
Dominion GardenFest of Lights to kick off its holiday illumination at Lewis Ginter
November 27 2015 - Celebration will begin with a countdown and a flip of the switch to turn on more than a half-million twinkling lights, 5 p.m.,
Dominion GardenFest of Lights will kick off its holiday illumination Nov. 27 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The celebration will begin with a countdown and a flip of the switch to turn on more than a half-million twinkling lights. After the illumination, enjoy strolls through the Garden, botanical decorations, model trains and family activities. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors 55+, $8 for children ages 3-12, free for children under age three, and free for Garden members. GardenFest runs through Jan. 11. To learn more about this year’s “H2Whoa!” theme, visit http://www.lewisginter.org
The grand opening of The Rink outdoor ice skating rink at West Broad Village will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. with skating and family activities. At 4 p.m., grand opening festivities – featuring exhibitions of ice sculpting, ice skating and cheering, as well as fire pits, costumed characters, and food vendors – will begin. Skating costs are $8 for children and $10 for adults, with $4 skate rentals available. Parking is free. The Rink is located at 3939 Duckling Drive, Glen Allen. For details, visit http://www.Facebook.com/TheRinkWBV > Read more.
Pawssible, a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, resources and education for people who want a service dog, and Carytown Burgers and Fries are partnering for "Howl-o-ween" Oct. 31. All three Carytwon Burgers and Fries locations, including those in Lakeside (5404 Lakeside Avenue) and Short Pump (200 Towne Center West), will donate a portion of all sales that day to Pawssible. > Read more.
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