8th annual Djangoary Music Soiree planned at CACGA

January 14 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., $30
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will present the 8th annual Djangoary Music Soiree at 7 p.m. Celebrate the creative influence of legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. This popular annual concert features live performances by the genre’s top artists including local favorite and award-winning guitarist Thomas Wakefield & Gypsy Roots. Participants can meet the headliners and sharpen their skills with an exclusive hands-on guitar workshop, as well. Tickets are $30. For details, visit http://www.artsglenallen.com.

ECPI University to host Career Discovery Day open houses at all campus locations

January 14 2017 - {event_name}, 10 a.m., Free
ECPI University will host Career Discovery Day open houses at all campus locations throughout Richmond from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience interactive demonstrations, tour the campuses, meet with faculty and staff, observe the hands-on learning environment and more. For details, visit http://www.ecpi.edu.

CACGA to host Happy Hour Art Class

January 14 2017 - {event_name}, 1 p.m., $45
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host a Happy Hour Art Class from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. First, enjoy wine tastings from Jacey Vineyards from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and then grab a brush and follow the leader to create a seasonal masterpiece to take home. Classes are held the second Saturday of each month and feature a different project led by artist Nancy Jacey. Cost is $45 and includes wine tasting, all project supplies, one complimentary beverage and light refreshments. To register, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com.

Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center to offer Yin Yoga/Hot Stone Retreat

January 15 2017 - {event_name}, 2 p.m., $75
Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center, 10442 Ridgefield Pkwy., will offer a Yin Yoga/Hot Stone Retreat from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The retreat includes a yin yoga practice with new poses, extended deep relaxation with warm stones on and around the body, and spa-inspired snack. Cost is $75. To register, call 741-5267 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Richmond Jewish Food Festival planned at Weinstein JCC Jan. 15-16

January 15 2017 - {event_name}, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Free
The tenth annual Richmond Jewish Food Festival will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15-16 at the Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave. Festival attendees can enjoy homemade traditional Jewish and Israeli foods, including a selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. There will also be an Israeli market, where attendees can purchase grocery items to take home. Live music is presented both days. Admission and activities are free. For details, visit http://www.RichmondJewishFoodFestival.com.

Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets third Monday of each month

January 16 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets the third Monday of each month (except July and August) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest Campus, Forest Conference Room Side B. For details, visit http://www.richmond.myeloma.org.

Henrico Co. to present 31st annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

January 16 2017 - {event_name}, 11:30 a.m., Free
Henrico County will present the 31st annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Celebration at 11:30 a.m. at Henrico High School, located at 302 Azalea Ave. The program, "The Legacy Continues," will feature music, speakers, community and service awards and more. Admission is free.

REAP to present Walk & Roll for Kindness at Regency Square Mall

January 16 2017 - {event_name}, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5 to $10
The Richmond Entrepreneur's Assistance Program (REAP) will present the Walk & Roll for Kindness event as part of its #REAPKindnessCampaign inside Regency Square Mall. The event, designed to raise funds for awareness of disabled individuals including job seekers and possible entrepreneurs, will feature a one-mile walk, food demonstrations, music, dance, a kid's play zone, prizes and kindness card creation stations. Amy Lacey from WRIC will serve as event host. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and teenagers and free for children up to age 12. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/REAPwalkandroll.

James River Ringers to hold auditions at Church of the Epiphany

January 17 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The James River Ringers, Richmond's auditioned community handbell ensemble, will hold auditions at 7 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany, 8000 Hermitage Rd. in Henrico. JRR is looking for enthusiastic and energetic bell ringers with previous handbell experience to fill positions in all areas of the ensemble. For more information, contact Lynn Atkins, JRR artistic director, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Richmond Ostomy Association meets on the third Wednesday of each month

January 18 2017 - {event_name}, 7:30 p.m., Free
The Richmond Ostomy Association, a support group for individuals who have had or are contemplating ostomy surgery, meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital-Forest Campus, Williamsburg A conference room. Gabriella Pepe, a post-doctoral pharmacy intern, will speak about specific vitamin deficiencies ostomates need to be aware of. For details, contact Mike Rollston at 232-1916 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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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


The Richmond Raceway Complex has two exciting, albeit very different, events taking place this weekend: the Richmond Antique Extravaganza Show and Sale and Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed. If you’re searching for date night ideas, Wild Ponies will be performing at the Henrico Theatre tonight, CAT Theatre will present “Wishing Well” and The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will broadcast Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The Shops at Willow Lawn’s community event Mommy & Me and Daddy Too continues with Kurt Stemhagen from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a morning out with live entertainment, crafts, games and programs designed to enhance parent's interaction with their children. The program continues on the second Wednesday of each month. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.willowlawn.com. Full text

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