GRASP to provide free college financial aid counseling, assistance with FAFSA
February 11 2016 - Twin Hickory Library, 5 p.m., Free
GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) will provide free college financial aid counseling and assistance with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library. One-hour appointments can be made by calling the library at 290-9300. For more information, visit http://www.grasp4va.org
Innsbrook Foundation to present “Women of Worth”
February 11 2016 - Girls’ night out to raise money and awareness for Rising Creek Family Charity, 5:30 p.m., $20 ($5 optional)
The Innsbrook Foundation will present “Women of Worth” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at North Shore Commons, 4951 Lake Brook Dr. This girls’ night out will raise money and awareness for Rising Creek Family Charity who help women and families transition from homelessness – bring a new houseware item to donate (for appropriate items, visit http://www.innsbrook.com). Painting opportunities will be available through Spirited Art and there will be music by Beazley Entertainment, inspiring speakers, food and wine selections, and items for sale from local artisans and boutiques. Admission is $20; Spirited Art is an additional $5. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/innsbrookwomen
Jewish Family Theatre to present “The Sisters Rosenweig” Feb. 11-21
February 11 2016 - Part of the Acts of Faith Theatre Festival, Times vary, $15 to $25
Jewish Family Theatre will present “The Sisters Rosenweig” by Wendy Wasserstein Feb. 11-21 at the Weinstein JCC. “The Sisters Rosensweig” is a captivating portrait of three sisters reuniting after a lengthy separation and coming to terms with their differences, respect and love for one another. Part of the Acts of Faith Theatre Festival. Tickets are $20 for Weinstein JCC members, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for seniors, students and groups of 10+. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/sistersrosensweig
Man Church meets every Friday morning at Joey’s Hot Dogs in Innsbrook
February 12 2016 - White Hot Ministries program, 7:15 a.m., Free
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
Eastern Henrico Rec Center to host “50s Dance: Remembering Tommy Edwards”
February 12 2016 - , 6 p.m., $15
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center will host “50s Dance: Remembering Tommy Edwards” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dance the night away while paying tribute to Tommy Edwards and his multi-million selling song, “It’s All in the Game.” Edwards attended Virginia Randolph Training School and after his death in 1969, he was buried in Henrico at Quioccasin Baptist Church Cemetery. Tickets are $15. For details, call 652-1454 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec
American Legion Post 125 to hold a dance with live band every Friday, Saturday
February 12 2016 - All dances are open to the public, 8 p.m., $7 to $8
American Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will hold a dance with a live band every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee are provided; drinks are available for purchase. All dances are open to the public. Cost is $7 on Fridays and $8 on Saturdays and benefits American Legion Post 125, a nonprofit veterans organization. For details, call 716-0800.
VFMA, McShin Foundation to present 5th annual Bluegrass Concert/Benefit
February 13 2016 - Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, 12 p.m., $10
Professor and science writer Margaret Wertheim to visit The Steward School Feb. 15-16
February 15 2016 - Community workshop - Feb. 15; Fair, lecture - Feb. 16, Times vary, Free
Professor and science writer Margaret Wertheim will present “The Intersection of Nature, Technology, Arts and Math: Contributing to the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef” at The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd. Wertheim is director and co-founder of the Institute for Figuring.
Wertheim will engage the RVA community in building The Steward School Satellite Reef – using the art of crochet, science knowledge and math - at a community workshop on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Fiber Arts and Science Fair will be held on Feb. 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibitors include VCUArts, VMFA, U of R knitting club, James River Association and VCU Rice Center. Immediately following the Fair, Wertheim will engage critical thinking at a lecture from 6 p.m. till around 7:30 p.m.
Part of the school’s Bryan Innovation Lab Visiting Innovators Program, all events are free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.stewardschool.org/visiting-innovators-program
Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets third Monday of each month
February 15 2016 - This month’s speaker is Deborah Cook, clinical nurse educator, 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, 1620 Skipwith Rd. Patients, caregivers and friends share their knowledge and experiences and provide mutual support and encouragement. This month’s speaker is Deborah Cook, clinical nurse educator. For details, visit http://www.richmond.myeloma.org
Bifocals at Cat to present “Luau at Acorn Acres” Feb. 16, 19
February 16 2016 - CAT Theatre, 8 p.m., $10
Bifocals at Cat will present “Luau at Acorn Acres” at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at CAT Theatre, 319 N. Wilkinson Rd. Bifocals is an outreach program that casts senior actors in plays that tour senior centers, taking theatre to patrons who might not otherwise be able to participate and enjoy. Tickets are $10. For details, visit http://www.cattheatre.com/show/luau-acorn-acres
Michael Arad, the architect of the World Trade Center Memorial, will be the keynote speaker for The 2016 Adolf-Adams JCC Forum on Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico.
Arad’s “Reflecting Absence” architectural design was selected from more than 5,000 competitive entries as the template for the Memorial’s construction in New York City. During the forum, Arad will discuss the significance and symbolism of the design, as well as his inspiration. The event, which is a highlight of the Weinstein JCC’s Patron of the Arts series, is open to the public > Read more.
Members of the Western Henrico Rotary Club (WHRC) celebrated Thanksgiving a few days early on Nov. 23, making their annual donation of turkey dinners to 28 Coal Pit Learning Center families.
Among the WHRC members who visited Coal Pit for the giveway were Clint Ray and Lila Marcela Waggoner, pictured with 3-year-old Emily and 4-year-old Jaeda. > Read more.
If you like theatre and music (especially if you’re in need of a date night idea for Valentine’s Day), you’re going to love some events taking place this weekend in Henrico! The county’s 30th annual One Act Showcase ends this weekend and Jewish Family Theatre will begin their production of “The Sisters Rosenweig.” Bluegrass fans will enjoy the McShin Foundation’s fifth annual Bluegrass Concert/Benefit at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church. Balsam Range will perform at the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond and The Tin Pan will host two Valentine’s Day events featuring Doctors of Jazz and The Bob Blagg Trio. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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