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Children’s Hospital Foundation Four Mile Walk/Run planned

September 20 2014 - Superkid Adventure Obstacle Course set up for ages 5-10, 8:30 a.m.,
The Children’s Hospital Foundation Four Mile Walk/Run will start at 8:30 a.m. at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Brook Road Campus. Walkers and runners of all ages can participate in the four mile course, while the Superkid Adventure Obstacle Course provides a special opportunity and challenge for children between the ages of 5-10. There will be post-race refreshments, kids’ activities, costume contest, music and more. For details, visit http://www.chfrace.org

USA Dance to host Ballroom Dance Exhibition at Regency Square Mall

September 20 2014 - , 1:30 p.m., Free
USA Dance will host a Ballroom Dance Exhibition on the second floor of Regency Square Mall from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Professional and amateur dancers will be providing exhibitions of the various ballroom dances. The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.usadance.org

Electronics Recycling & Stop ID Theft document shredding event planned in Henrico

September 20 2014 - Bring up to two boxes or three paper grocery bags of personal information to shred for free, 10 a.m.,
An Electronics Recycling & Stop ID Theft document shredding event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1400 Best Plaza Drive. Items accepted free of charge include computer systems and accessories, printers, scanners, VCRs, stereos and microwave ovens; televisions cost $7 to recycle. Bring up to two boxes or three paper grocery bags of personal information to shred for free. For details, call 340-0900 (recycling) and 501-4838 (shredding).

Henricus Historical Park to commemorate its anniversary during Publick Days

September 20 2014 - Annual event which celebrates the establishment of the 2nd successful English settlement in the New World, 10 a.m.,
Henricus Historical Park will commemorate its anniversary during Publick Days, an annual event which celebrates the establishment of the second successful English settlement in the New World, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities planned include living history re-enactments, weapons demonstrations, Virginia Indian and Colonial songs and dance, hands-on educational activities, crafts, storytelling, food vendors and more. Admission is free; parking is $5 per vehicle. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org

Glen Allen Ruritan Club, Henrico Co. to host Glen Allen Day at Meadow Farm

September 20 2014 - Parade, live entertainment on two stages, an arts and crafts fair, kids' activities and more, 9:30 a.m., Free
The Glen Allen Ruritan Club, in association with the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, will host Glen Allen Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Rd. There will be a parade, live entertainment on two stages, an arts and crafts fair, food and more. There will also be children’s activities including a petting zoo, face painting, games and more. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit http://www.glenallenday.org

Deep Run Recreation Center to host an Open House Art Sampler

September 20 2014 - Try your hand at projects like mosaics, origami, bead making and fiber arts, 3 p.m., Free
Deep Run Recreation Center, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy., will host an Open House Art Sampler from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a gallery exhibit and try your hand at projects like mosaics, origami, bead making and fiber arts. Admission is free. For details, call 270-2161 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Trace your family tree at Tuckahoe Library

September 20 2014 - Presented by Sylvia Elchinger from the Family History Center, 1:30 p.m., Free
Trace your family tree at 1:30 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. Sylvia Elchinger from the Family History Center (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) will get you started on your family research and introduce you to resources for finding your family’s roots. For details, call 290-9100 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Emergency Services open house planned in Sandston

September 20 2014 - Featuring Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad, Henrico Fire, Henrico Police and Med Flight, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free
The Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad will hold an Open House in conjunction with Henrico Police, Henrico Fire and Med Flight from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5301 Huntsman Rd. in Sandston. The event will feature tours of the different apparatuses that are used in Emergency Services.

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

September 21 2014 - The production features Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, 3 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 3 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. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Southern Season to continue its Kid Chef Series with Disney theme

September 21 2014 - Registration is required, 2 p.m., $35
Southern Season, 2250 Staples Mill Rd., will continue its Kid Chef Series at 2 p.m. Families with children ages 6-9 will make a Disney-themed meal. The menu includes Peter Pan’s Green Goddess Dressing atop Cucumber, Celery and Greens; Phineas and Ferb Bento Box; Minnie Mouse Cupcakes; and Tinker Bell's Dragonfly Cookies. Cost is $35. Registration is required. For details, visit http://www.southernseason.com/events/richmond

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Community

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

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.

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Entertainment

Extras sought for AMC’s ‘TURN’

Paid extras are being sought to appear in the AMC television series TURN: Washington's Spies, which will begin filming its second season in the Richmond area at the end of September and continue through February.

No experience is required, but producers say that extras must have flexible availability, reliable transportation and a positive attitude.

Arvold Casting is holding an open call on Sunday, Sept. 21 and is seeking men, women and children who are Caucasian, African American and Native American, with thin to average builds and who can realistically portray people living in Revolutionary War times. Long hair is a plus but not a must. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


TGIF! Celebrate the weekend at Oak Hall Baptist Church’s Community Block Party on Saturday. Learn more about ballroom dancing, art and Colonial times. Or take the kids to Generation Z Games for water play or Southern Season to cook up a Disney-theme meal. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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.

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