Henrico County VA

CAT Theatre to present ‘Book of Days’ Jan. 23 to Feb. 7

January 23 2015 - CAT’s submission to the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival, Times vary,
CAT Theatre’s second production of their 51st season will be “Book of Days,” which runs Jan. 23 through Feb. 7. “Book of Days,” CAT’s submission to the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival, is an exploration of faith, justice and corruption, amidst the backdrop of murder – and community theatre – in small town America. Acts of Faith talk back sessions will be held following the performances on Jan. 24 and Feb. 2. For details, visit http://www.cattheatre.com

Man Church meets every Friday morning at Joey’s Hot Dogs in Innsbrook

January 30 2015 - 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

American Legion Post 125 to hold dance with a live band every Friday, Saturday

January 30 2015 - 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 266-8044.

Va-Rep to present ‘The Maggie Walker Story’ at Willow Lawn Jan. 30 to Feb. 15

January 30 2015 - Suggested for ages seven and up, Times vary,
The Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “The Maggie Walker Story” Jan. 30 to Feb. 15 at The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Va., who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Suggested for ages seven and up. For details, call 282-2620 or visit http://www.va-rep.org

Celebrate the ‘Lunar Year of the Goat’ at CMoR-Central

January 31 2015 - Enjoy storytelling, traditional Erhu music and the thrill of the lion dance, 10 a.m.,
Mark the start of the Lunar Year of the Goat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central. Area youth and adult Chinese cultural organizations will share traditional Chinese folk dancing. Enjoy storytelling, traditional Erhu music and the thrill of the lion dance. Activities free with museum admission. For details, visit http://www.c-mor.org

Knights of Columbus Council 395 to hold Brunswick stew sale at Columbian Center

January 31 2015 - Proceeds will benefit the charitable projects of the Council, 1:30 p.m., $7.50 to $15
Knights of Columbus Council 395 will hold a Brunswick stew sale from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbian Center, 2324 Pump Rd. Prices are $8 for one quart and $15 for two quarts; additional quarts are $7.50 each. Proceeds will benefit the charitable projects of the Council. For details, call Tom Giannasi at 355-3866.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation to hold informational workshop at REI store in Glen Allen

January 31 2015 - Part of CBF’s 'Grasses for the Masses' restoration program, , $40
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) will hold an informational workshop at the REI store in Glen Allen to teach interested volunteers how to grow underwater Bay grasses as part of CBF’s Grasses for the Masses restoration program, which restores the underwater grasses and submerged plants vital to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Volunteers will receive a self-contained kit, seeds, and instruction. The fee is $40 and includes a one-year CBF membership. For details, visit http://www.cbf.org/grasses

North Park Library to host ‘Appy Hour’

January 31 2015 - Learn about some helpful free apps for your tablets and smartphones, 3 p.m., Free
North Park Library, 8508 Franconia Rd., will host Appy Hour at 3 p.m. Too many apps, not enough time? Learn about some helpful free apps for your tablets and smartphones. For details, call 290-9700 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

UR Dept. of Music to present faculty pianist Richard Becker, in concert

February 01 2015 - , 3 p.m., Free
The University of Richmond’s Department of Music free concert series will present associate professor of music and head of piano study at University of Richmond, faculty pianist Richard Becker, at 3 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Becker will play a recital of classical, romantic and twentieth century styles of piano music and premiere some of his new piano music. For details, visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Eastern Henrico Rec Center to offer ‘Intro to Volleyball’ class for ages 11-13

February 01 2015 - Includes basic skills, as well as the rules of the game, positions and rotation, 1 p.m., Free
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., will offer a free “Introduction to Volleyball” class for ages 11-13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This clinic is designed specifically for the beginner volleyball player and will include basic skills such as passing, setting and overhand serve, as well as the rules of the game, positions and rotation. For details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Community

‘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.

MADD to host candlelight vigil Dec. 2 at UR

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.

Tournament supports adoption efforts

Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.

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.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


There are a bunch of unique events just for kids this weekend in Henrico! Virginia Repertory Theatre’s production of “The Maggie Walker Story” opens tonight at The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. On Saturday, Walkerton Tavern will host a tea party and the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central will celebrate the Lunar Year of the Goat with several exciting activities. Ages 11-13 are invited to an “Introduction to Volleyball” workshop on Sunday at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

CAT Theatre announces auditions for ‘Quartet’

CAT Theatre will hold auditions for Quartet on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 22, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Auditions will be held at the theatre, located at 319 N. Wilkinson Road in Richmond. Quartet will run May 22 through June 6 and will close out CAT’s 51st season.

Director Laurie Follmer is seeking two males, ages 50-70 and two females ages 50-70. British accents are required for roles and are requested for auditions. There is no actual singing in the show. Singing ability and experience is not a requirement. Audition sides are available at http://www.cattheatre.com on the Audition Page. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

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