NCGR Richmond Chapter to present “All Things Chiron” workshop

January 28 2017 - {event_name}, 1 p.m., $20 to $25
"All Things Chiron" by Adam Gainsburg is the focus of a workshop sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) at 1 p.m. at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center. Gainsburg will examine the history, mythology, psychology, and spirituality of astrological Chiron (a planetoid between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus) to discover how openness and vulnerability can be an integral step toward self-empowerment. Admission is $20 for NCGR members and guests in advance and $25 at the door. To register, contact Ruth Barrett at 740-1133 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Yosvany Terry, Afro-Cuban Sextet to perform at UR Modlin Center for the Arts

January 28 2017 - {event_name}, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $20
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present Yosvany Terry and the Afro-Cuban Sextet at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. Cuban-born and Grammy-nominated saxophonist, composer and chekere player Yosvany Terry is at the crest of a wave of New York-based musicians from Cuba and Latin America transforming the international jazz scene, and his powerhouse Afro-Cuban Sextet serves as the essential vessel for further exploration. Tickets are $10 to $20. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu.

Tech-savvy teens to provide help at North Park Library

January 28 2017 - {event_name}, 2 p.m., Free
Tech-savvy teens will be available at 2 p.m. at North Park Library to help answer questions about your tablet, phone or email. Bring your personal device and any user names/passwords you might need. For details, call 501-1970 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

Middle Penninsula Kennel Club of Virginia to host AKC dog show Jan. 28-29

January 28 2017 - {event_name}, ,
AKC dog show hosted by the Middle Penninsula Kennel Club of Virginia will take place Jan. 28-29 at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Check out multiple dog breeds in three heated buildings. Over $1,000 in cash prizes. For details, call Dr. Robert Smith and Polly Smith at 769-0113.

Agile Writers to hold first writer’s conference in Sandston

January 28 2017 - {event_name}, 9 a.m., $85 to $100
Agile Writers, an organization that assists beginning writers create a first-draft novel, memoir, autobiography or screenplay in six months, will hold its first writer’s conference at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Richmond Airport. Experts will present 20 75-minute seminars on writing, editing, publishing and marketing. Registration is $85 in advance and $100 at the door. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/AWconference.

Singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins to perform at The Tin Pan

January 29 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., $25 to $30
Singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins will perform at 7 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. His newest album is “My Stupid Heart.” Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com.

Students in grades K-1 invited to experiment with magnets at Twin Hickory Library

January 30 2017 - {event_name}, 3:30 p.m., Free
Students in kindergarten and first grade are invited to hear the science story “Gotcha!” by Jennifer Dussling and then experiment with magnets at 3:30 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library. For details, call 501-1920 x4 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

Cook & Book Club to meet at Varina Library

January 30 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
The Cook & Book Club at Varina Library will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The club will explore food and food preparation, as well as the many books with food topics. The first guest will be Tom Ray, who recently retired from the Library of Virginia. He developed the Virginia cookbook collection there and has his own Virginia cookbook collection. For details, call 501-1980 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

Greater Richmond SCAN to host screening of ‘Resilience’ at St. Mary’s Hospital

January 31 2017 - {event_name}, 6 p.m., Free
Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) will present a screening of the documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress, and the Science of Hope” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital. “Resilience” is the companion film to “Paper Tigers,” which follows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Washington State who radically changed its approach to student discipline, with radically positive results. A short discussion will follow. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, visit http://tinyurl.com/SCANmovie.

Short Pump Rotary Group meets every Tuesday

January 31 2017 - {event_name}, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free
The Short Pump Rotary Group meets every Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Keagan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in West Broad Village.

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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


The Richmond Raceway Complex has two exciting, albeit very different, events taking place this weekend: the Richmond Antique Extravaganza Show and Sale and Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed. If you’re searching for date night ideas, Wild Ponies will be performing at the Henrico Theatre tonight, CAT Theatre will present “Wishing Well” and The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will broadcast Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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