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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
The Virginia Folk Music Association and the McShin Foundation will present the fifth annual Bluegrass Concert/Benefit at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, 2300 Dumbarton Rd. Doors open at 12 p.m. with music from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Performers include Heritage, Code Blue, Josh Grigsby & County Line, Copper Ridge and more. There will also be food, drinks and more. Admission is $10 at the door. For details, contact John Shinholser at 241-9424 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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

Innsbrook Executives’ Breakfast Series continues at Richmond Marriott Short Pump

February 18 2016 - Speaker is Reginald Gordon, Esq., CEO of the American Red Cross for the Commonwealth of Virginia, 7:15 a.m.,
The Innsbrook Executives’ Breakfast Series continues Feb. 18 at 7:15 a.m. at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump, 4240 Dominion Blvd. Speaker is Reginald Gordon, Esq., CEO of the American Red Cross for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Gordon, a Richmond native, began his volunteer experience with the American Red Cross while a student at Thomas Jefferson High School. In July 2007, his career came full circle, when he became the chief executive officer of the Greater Richmond Chapter. He is now responsible for all Red Cross operations in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For details, visit http://www.innsbrook.com

HCPS to hold a teacher hiring event at Glen Allen High School

February 20 2016 - Registration ends Feb. 10, 9 a.m., Free
Henrico County Public Schools will hold a teacher hiring event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. HCPS is seeking teachers for all content areas, as well as school counselors, librarians, psychologists and social workers. Staff members will be on hand from the human resources department, and individual schools will have representatives on hand to talk with interested applicants. Attendees are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resumes to share with school administrators. The event will be held at Glen Allen High School. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/HCPShiring

Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia to present “Paths to Getting Published”

February 27 2016 - Libbie Mill Library, 2 p.m., Free
Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia will present “Paths to Getting Published – Mystery Authors Tell Their Tales” from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Libbie Mill Library. Author Mary Burton gathers fellow Sisters in Crime writers for a free and engaging conversation on publication options for writers. Other “Virginia is for Mysteries Volume II” authors join the activities after the discussion to elaborate on publication experiences, award door prizes, sell and sign their new book, and share cake with attendees. For details, visit http://www.sistersincrimecentralvirginia.com

Mothers Against Drunk Driving to present annual Walk Like MADD 5k Dash/Walk

April 16 2016 - Location: Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd., 9 a.m.,
Mothers Against Drunk Driving will present its annual Walk Like MADD 5k Dash/Walk on April 16 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Walk Like MADD honors those killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. Funds raised support victim services and educational events in Virginia. Registration is open now. For details, call 353-7121 x5154 or visit http://www.walklikemadd.org/richmond

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Community

Architect of World Trade Center Memorial to speak in Henrico


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.

Western Henrico Rotary Club makes Thanksgiving donation to Coal Pit families


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.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


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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