CharacterWorks, Inc. to present ‘Shrek The Musical’ at The Steward School Nov. 21-30
November 21 2014 - , Times vary, $10 to $16
CharacterWorks, Inc., an after-school youth theater program, will present “Shrek The Musical” Nov. 21-23 and Nov. 28-30 at the Robins Theatre at Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd. “Shrek The Musical” is based on the DreamWorks Animation film that started it all. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. and matinees start at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $16. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.cworkstheater.org
Highland Springs UMC to hold Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service
November 25 2014 - Guest speakers will be husband and wife missionary team, Clifford “Kip” and Nancy Robinson, 7 p.m., Free
Highland Springs United Methodist Church, located at 22 N. Holly Ave., will hold an Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Guest speakers will be husband and wife missionary team, Clifford “Kip” and Nancy Robinson, who are serving as coordinators for Sierra Leone in West Africa and based in Freetown. The offering collected will be donated to Eastern Henrico FISH to be used for those in need in the community. For details, call 737-1503.
Henrico County to offer blood pressure checks, cholesterol screenings for ages 50+
November 26 2014 - Belmont Recreation Center, 9 a.m., Free
Henrico County will offer free blood pressure checks and cholesterol screenings for ages 50+ from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Rd. To ensure accuracy, do not eat breakfast before having cholesterol tested. Services are provided by Westport Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Call Cindy Spear at 243-9785 to make an appointment.
University of Richmond to host the Turkey Trot 10k around the UR campus
November 27 2014 - Registration is required, 8:30 a.m.,
The University of Richmond will host the Turkey Trot 10k around the UR campus at 9 a.m. A free kids run starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration is required. For details, visit http://www.rrrc.org/events/turkey-trot-10k-2014
Man Church meets every Friday morning at Joey’s Hot Dogs in Innsbrook
November 28 2014 - White Hot Ministries program, 7:15 a.m.,
Man Church, a White Hot Ministries program, meets every Friday morning from 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. at Joey’s Hot Dogs in The Shoppes at Innsbrook. Man Church helps men be leaders of a Christian household, as well as provides an opportunity for men to worship with other men as they work toward strengthening their relationships with God. For details, call 912-6263 or visit http://www.godstrongmen.org/programs/man-church
Virginia Repertory Theatre to present ‘Santa’s Christmas Miracle’ Nov. 28 to Dec. 28
November 28 2014 - The performance is one hour and suggested for ages four and up, Times vary, Costs vary
The Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “Santa’s Christmas Miracle” Nov. 28 to Dec. 28 at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. This musical comedy is set in Broken-Bone, Montana on Dec. 24, 1883, where the sheriff has outlawed Christmas. The story emphasizes love and the holiday spirit to the accompaniment of foot-stompin’ country and western music. The performance is one hour and suggested for ages four and up. For tickets and a schedule, visit http://www.va-rep.org
Lewis Ginter to present the Dominion GardenFest of Lights Nov. 28 through Jan. 12
November 28 2014 - This year’s theme is 'A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden', 5 p.m., $8 to $12
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present the Dominion GardenFest of Lights nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 28 to Jan. 12 (closed Dec. 24-25). This holiday tradition features more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. This year’s theme is “A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden,” which celebrates the Garden’s history. Admission is $8 to $12. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org
Lavender Fields Herb Farm to host its Christmas Open House event Nov. 28-29
November 28 2014 - Classes, demos, fresh herbal tastings and product sampling, a farm tour and more, 9 a.m., Free
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd., will host its Christmas Open House event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28-29. There will be classes, demos, fresh herbal tastings and product sampling, a farm tour and more. Admission is free. Rain or shine. For details, call 262-7167 or visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com
Henricus Historical Park to hold Virginia’s Thanksgiving Feast and Prayer
November 29 2014 - , 10 a.m., $6 to $8
Henricus Historical Park will hold “Virginia’s Thanksgiving Feast and Prayer” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are invited to learn about the real meaning of Thanksgiving, which was recognized by colonists at Henricus before the Pilgrims settled in Massachusetts. Period-dressed historical interpreters will portray how the English gathered, gave thanks for survival and feasted during special occasions. Admission is $6 to $8. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org
Southern Season to offer a gingerbread house decorating class for ages 7+
November 29 2014 - Each attendee will decorate a house to take home, 12 p.m., $45
Southern Season, 2250 Staples Mill Rd., will offer a gingerbread house decorating class for ages seven and up at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each attendee will decorate a house to take home. A light snack will be served. Cost is $45. To register, visit http://www.southernseason.com/our-stores/richmond
Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.
The event is a program of the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence.
In Henrico, a group of Target employees (pictured) undertook a project at Fairfield Middle School to help re-plant the school's community garden and paint the outdoor shelter. > Read more.
Artist Chuck Larivey has spent the past three years "sizing up" – creating large-scale oil paintings that are designed to engage their viewers in a monumental way by using size to captivate them and make them a part of the artistic experience.
The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public at the center, located at 2880 Mountain Road in Glen Allen. > Read more.
Are you still looking for some unique holiday gifts? There are hundreds of great options your family and friends will love at the Holly Spree on Stuart Avenue, Vintage Holiday Show and New Bridge Academy’s annual Christmas Bazaar. Shopping can be stressful so some relaxing activities can be found in Henrico this weekend as well, including “Richmond’s Finest” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, the “Nutcracker Sweet” at Moody Middle School and a jazz concert at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarCelebrate the holidays in Colonial Virginia at the Wilton House Museum’s Holiday Open House from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, crafts, games, and performances by Barefoot Puppet… Full text