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Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Business After Hours’

March 05 2015 - The Torque Club at Richmond International Raceway, 5:30 p.m., $15 to $40
The Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce will host Business After Hours, a casual after-work social featuring tabletop exhibits and refreshments, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Torque Club at Richmond International Raceway. Admission is $15 to $40. For details, call 783-9323.

Enjoy ‘An Evening of 20s Tin Pan Alley Jazz’ with the Rumble Seat Revival at CACGA

March 06 2015 - Dinner and beverages will be available for purchase, 7 p.m., $15 to $18
Enjoy “An Evening of 20s Tin Pan Alley Jazz” featuring the unique sounds of the Rumble Seat Revival at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Dinner and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 to $18. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

Fairfield Ruritan Club to host all-you-can-eat pancake dinner

March 06 2015 - Antioch School Community Center in Sandston, 4:30 p.m., $4 to $6
The Fairfield Ruritan Club will host an all-you-can-eat pancake dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Antioch School Community Center, located at 5650 Elko Rd. in Sandston. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

Retail Merchant’s Association to present its First Friday Forum Luncheon at UR

March 06 2015 - The topic will be “Richmond 2015: Countdown to the Races", 11:15 a.m., $30 to $45
The Retail Merchant’s Association will present its First Friday Forum Luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Jepson Center at the University of Richmond. The topic will be “Richmond 2015: Countdown to the Races.” Hear from experts on how the races will impact businesses, as Richmond 2015 shares updates and information on the upcoming races, including the final race route. Cost is $30 to $45. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/FirstFridayMarch

39th annual Richmond Home & Garden Show planned March 6-8

March 06 2015 - Richmond Raceway Complex, Hours vary, $8
The 39th annual Richmond Home & Garden Show will take place from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 7 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8 at the Richmond Raceway Complex. More than 250 companies will be in attendance with everything you need to make your home more beautiful, energy efficient, safe and comfortable. Tickets are $8; ages 16 and under are free. For details, visit http://www.richmondhomeandgarden.com

CharacterWorks, Inc. to present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ March 6-15

March 06 2015 - The Steward School, Times vary, $10 to $16
CharacterWorks, Inc., formerly Christian Youth Theater Richmond, will present “Fiddler on the Roof” March 6-15 at The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd. Evening performances are at 7 p.m.; matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $16. For details, visit http://www.cworkstheater.org

Lavender Fields Farm to host a workshop on ‘Beginner’s Herb & Vegetable Gardening’

March 07 2015 - , 10:30 a.m., $15
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will host a workshop on “Beginner’s Herb & Vegetable Gardening” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn where and how to start, soil preparation, plant selection, ongoing care and some good gardening habits. Cost is $15. To register, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

Parallel Exit to perform ‘Exit Stage Left’ at University of Richmond

March 08 2015 - Alice Jepson Theatre, 3 p.m., $18
Parallel Exit will perform “Exit Stage Left” at 3 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre at the University of Richmond. Harkening back to the days of vaudeville and the physical theatrics of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, Parallel Exit creates an hour of hilarity as they tap dance, pratfall, and slapstick their way across the stage and back again. Tickets are $18. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Rosh Chodesh Society to present its first series of women’s classes ‘Soulmates’

March 08 2015 - Tonight’s topic is 'Becoming a Better Half: Jewish Insights into Preserving Marital Harmony', 7:15 p.m.,
The Rosh Chodesh Society will present its first series of women’s classes. The new course, titled Soulmates, offers insights into the Jewish secrets to meaningful relationships. Tonight’s topic is “Becoming a Better Half: Jewish Insights into Preserving Marital Harmony.” The course continues on Sundays from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Chabad of Virginia, 212 Gaskins Rd. For details, call 740-2000 x8 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Va. Tech Alumni Association to host the RVA Career Expo at CACGA

March 09 2015 - The expo is free and open to the general public, 10 a.m., Free
The Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will host the RVA Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Employers attending include Altria, UVA Health System, Southern States, Nationwide, Child Fund International, AIG, Brown Distributing, VDOT, Wells Fargo and more. The expo is free and open to the general public – you don’t have to be a Hokie to participate. To register, visit http://www.richmondhokies.org/careerexpo

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Community

Henrico PAL recognizes supporters, HSHS athlete


The Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) held its Sixth Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 5 at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, celebrating accomplishments of 2014 and recognizing outstanding contributions to the organization. Henrico County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Denis Soden served as master of ceremonies and former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams served as keynote speaker. 

Among the 2014 honorees were Richmond International Raceway (Significant Supporter), Richmond Strikers Soccer Club (Significant Supporter), Henrico County Schools-Pupil Transportation (Summer Camp Supporter), Bruce Richardson, Jr. (Youth of the Year), Sandra Williams (Volunteer of the Year), Thomas Williams (Employee of the Year), Mikki Pleasants (Board Member of the Year), and Michelle Sheehan (Police Officer of the Year).   > Read more.

‘Fresh Start’ offered for single moms

The Fresh Start For Single Mothers and Their Children Community Outreach Project will host “Necessary Ingredients” on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 12 and continuing through May 7, at Velocity Church, 3300 Church Road in Henrico. Dinner and childcare will be provided free of charge.

The program is designed as a fun and uplifting event for single mothers that is designed to provide support, new friendships, encouragement and motivation. Each event will include weekly prizes and giveaways. > Read more.

‘Secret Keeper Girl - Crazy Hair Tour’ returning to West End Assembly of God

Hundreds of 'tweens' and their moms will attend the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour at West End Assembly of God on Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m., a popular Bible-based tour geared toward building and strengthening relationships between mothers and their daughters (typically ages 8 to 12).

The event will feature a full fashion show, oversized balloon sculptures and confetti cannons – all in the name of inner beauty, Biblical modesty and vibrant purity. > 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


It’s a great weekend to support local theatre! The Stable Theatre at Christ Presbyterian Church will present “Freud’s Last Session;” Jewish Family Theatre at the Weinstein JCC will present “Parade;” and the youth theater program CharacterWorks, Inc. will present “Fiddler on the Roof” at The Steward School. Another fun show will be at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen tonight – “An Evening of 20s Tin Pan Alley Jazz” featuring the unique sounds of the Rumble Seat Revival. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Travinia brings contemporary elegance to Willow Lawn


It was another win for Willow Lawn when Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opened there six months ago, nestled in the heart of the re-made shopping center. The contemporary American Italian restaurant boasts 13 locations up and down the East Coast, with the Henrico location opening in August.

In the same week, I hit up Travinia twice, once for lunch and once for a late dinner. At lunchtime on a weekday, I was overwhelmed by the smell of garlic and by the number of working professionals in nice suits on their lunch breaks. When we first walked in, I was concerned our meal would be a little too pricey based on the décor – it’s a really nice place. Luckily, the menu has a variety of options for every budget. > Read more.

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