Henrico County VA

Tax-Aide to provide free services at Deep Run Rec Center through April 15

February 02 2015 - No appointments required or accepted; first-come, first-served basis only, Times vary, Free
Tax-Aide, a free tax service provided by the IRS and administered by AARP, will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays through April 15 at Deep Run Recreation Center, 9910 Ridgefield Pkwy. No appointments required or accepted; first-come, first-served basis only. Bring last year’s returns and all forms required for the current year. For details, call 888-227-7669 or visit http://www.aarp.org/taxaide

5th Wall Theatre to present ‘The Human Terrain’ at HATTheatre March 19 to April 11

March 19 2015 - , Times vary, $25
5th Wall Theatre will present “The Human Terrain” by Jennifer Blackmer March 19 to April 11 at HATTheatre, 1124 Westbriar Dr. In this compelling military thriller, Mabry Hoffman, an anthropologist with The Human Terrain System, a real military initiative that embeds social scientists with combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan, is caught in the middle of an ethical dilemma as she tries to help a new friend. Tickets are $25. For details, visit http://www.5thWallTheatre.org

Midlothian Junior Women’s Club to host Cinderella Dreams Prom Dress Project

March 20 2015 - High school age girls can shop March 20-21 and 29 in Westchester Commons, Hours vary, $5
The Midlothian Junior Women’s Club will again host the Cinderella Dreams Prom Dress Project in Westchester Commons from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21 and from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. March 29. The project aims to shoulder the financial burden of attending this formal event by providing gowns and accessories for free; all high school age girls are welcome to prom shop for a $5 donation. For details, visit http://www.cinderelladreams.net

CAT Theatre to present ‘Now Then Again’ March 20 to April 4

March 20 2015 - CAT’s submission to the Acts of Faith “Fringe” Festival, Times vary,
CAT Theatre will present “Now Then Again,” CAT’s submission to the Acts of Faith “Fringe” Festival, March 20 through April 4. The play tells the story of Ginny and Henry, who find love and a future together in spite of obstacles like his neuroses, her husband and a full disbelief in destiny, while working together at the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory. It is written by Virginia native Penny Penniston, an alumnus of St. Catherine's School. For details, visit http://www.cattheatre.com

Princeton Review to conduct a four-hour SAT practice test for rising juniors, seniors

March 21 2015 - Tuckahoe Library (March 21) and Glen Allen Library (March 28), 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.,
Staff from Princeton Review will conduct a four-hour SAT practice test for rising high school juniors and seniors at the following libraries: Tuckahoe – March 21 at 9 a.m.; and Glen Allen – March 28 at 1 p.m. Register with Princeton Review at bit.ly/hcplsat and enter the library’s zip code.

The Latin Ballet to present ‘Macondo’ at CACGA March 26-29

March 26 2015 - A performing arts interpretation based on the novel “Cien Anos de Soledad” (One Hundred Years of Solitude), Times vary, $15 to $20
The Latin Ballet will present “Macondo,” a performing arts interpretation based on the novel “Cien Anos de Soledad” (One Hundred Years of Solitude) written by Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, March 26-29 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. The production tells the story of the mythical town of Macondo through the lives and history of the coastal characters. Performance times are 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 26-27, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 28 and 3 p.m. March 29. Tickets are $15 to $20. For details, visit http://www.latinballet.com

United Feminists of Hermitage to screen the documentary film ‘Miss Representation’

March 26 2015 - Hermitage High School, 6 p.m., Free
United Feminists of Hermitage will screen the documentary film “Miss Representation” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Rd. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, “Miss Representation” exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Admission is free. For details, email Gabriella Hutchinson (group president) at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and Curt Fritts (group sponsor) at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Modlin Center for the Arts at UR to present Grammy, CMA, ACM award-winner Kathy Mattea

March 27 2015 - Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, 7:30 p.m., $40
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM award-winner Kathy Mattea at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Mattea is beloved for her classic hits, including “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses," and “Love at the Five and Dime.” Tickets are $40. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Henrico Theatre to screen ‘Mountainfilm’

March 27 2015 - Mountainfilm celebrates cultures unique to mountain communities, 7 p.m.,
Each year in Telluride, Colorado, Mountainfilm celebrates cultures unique to mountain communities with an international rendezvous of legendary mountaineers, environmentalists, filmmakers, authors, scientists, and artists. The mission of Mountainfilm is to educate and inspire audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, and environments worth preserving. View the films from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. For details, visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer a ‘Raised Bed Gardening’ class

March 27 2015 - Learn about soil conditioning, crop rotation, ongoing care, harvesting and more, 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will host a “Raised Bed Gardening” class from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn about soil conditioning, crop rotation, ongoing care and harvesting along with touring the garden to discuss several different building options and placement ideas. Cost is $15. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

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Community

Local couple wins wedding at Lewis Ginter


Richmonders Jim Morgan and Dan Stackhouse were married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Mar. 7 month after winning the Say I Do! With OutRVA wedding contest in February. The contest was open to LGBT couples in recognition of Virginia’s marriage equality law, which took effect last fall. The wedding included a package valued at $25,000.

Morgan and Stackhouse, who became engaged last fall on the day marriage equality became the law in Virginia, have been together for 16 years. They were selected from among 40 couples who registered for the contest. The winners were announced at the Say I Do! Dessert Soiree at the Renaissance in Richmond in February. > Read more.

Fourth-annual Healy Gala planned


The Fourth Annual Healy Gala will be held Saturday, Apr. 11, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The event was created to honor Michael Healy, a local businessman and community leader who died suddenly in June 2011, and to endow the Mike Healy Scholarship (through the Glen Allen Ruritan Club), which benefits students of Glen Allen High School.

Healy served as the chairman of Glen Allen Day for several years and helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations. > Read more.

Ruritan Club holding Brunswick stew sale


The Richmond Battlefield Ruritan Club is holding a Brunswick stew sale, with orders accepted through March 13 and pick-up available March 14. The cost is $8 per quart.

Pick-up will be at noon, March 14, at the Richmond Heights Civic Center, 7440 Wilton Road in Varina.

To place an order, call Mike at (804) 795- 7327 or Jim at (804) 795-9116. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


A wide variety of events are taking place within Henrico County this weekend! Whether you’re a newcomer or veteran to homeschooling, the 2015 VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair is the place for you. Theater buffs will enjoy CAT Theatre’s production of “Now Then Again” and 5th Wall Theatre’s presentation of “The Human Terrain.” Other performances include Bolshoi Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Abraham.In.Motion’s dual performance of “The Watershed” and “When the Wolves Come In” – all taking place at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will celebrate its 16th anniversary this weekend with “A Date with Frank & Marilyn,” an evening of fun and entertainment designed to raise funds for the center's three outreach programs. Another celebration, Halligan’s Hooligan’s Annual St. Paddy’s Day Bash, starts tonight and continues for five days! If you’re in the mood for some music, Lynne Mackey will give a piano recital at River Road Church Baptist; the Westminster Schola Cantorum will be at St. Michael Catholic Church; and Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice will perform at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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