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Henrico Theatre Company to present ‘Born Yesterday’ Sept. 12-28

September 12 2014 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Times vary, $8 to $10
The Henrico Theatre Company will present “Born Yesterday,” a classic comedy by Garson Kanin, Sept. 12-28 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. while matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Tickets are $8 to $10. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

St. James Armenian Church to host 56th Armenian Food Festival Sept. 18-21

September 18 2014 - Traditional Armenian food is prepared by members of the church, Times vary, Free
St. James Armenian Church will host the 56th annual Armenian Food Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 18-20 and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church, 834 Pepper Ave. Traditional Armenian food is prepared by members of the church. There will be live music and dancing daily. Admission is free. For details, call 282-3818 or visit http://www.armenianfoodfestival.com

Oak Hall Baptist Church in Sandston to host a free community block party

September 20 2014 - Children's activities, K9 unit demo, cornhole/basketball tourneys, music, food and more, 12 p.m., Free
Oak Hall Baptist Church, 1877 Old Hanover Rd. in Sandston, will host a free community block party from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be children’s activities, a bounce house, K9 unit demonstration, cornhole and basketball tournaments (registration required), car show, music, BINGO, food and more. All are invited. For tournament registration and more information, call 737-5812 or visit http://www.oakhallbc.org

Emergency Services open house planned in Sandston

September 20 2014 - Featuring Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad, Henrico Fire, Henrico Police and Med Flight, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free
The Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad will hold an Open House in conjunction with Henrico Police, Henrico Fire and Med Flight from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5301 Huntsman Rd. in Sandston. The event will feature tours of the different apparatuses that are used in Emergency Services.

UR Modlin Center for the Arts to stream NT Live’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

September 21 2014 - The production features Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, 3 p.m., $7 to $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will stream National Theatre Live’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” at 3 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The production features Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Southern Season to continue its Kid Chef Series with Disney theme

September 21 2014 - Registration is required, 2 p.m., $35
Southern Season, 2250 Staples Mill Rd., will continue its Kid Chef Series at 2 p.m. Families with children ages 6-9 will make a Disney-themed meal. The menu includes Peter Pan’s Green Goddess Dressing atop Cucumber, Celery and Greens; Phineas and Ferb Bento Box; Minnie Mouse Cupcakes; and Tinker Bell's Dragonfly Cookies. Cost is $35. Registration is required. For details, visit http://www.southernseason.com/events/richmond

Tuckahoe District Supervisor O’Bannon to hold 2 meetings at Tuckahoe Library

September 22 2014 - Topic: Henrico County’s park system, including its history and plans for improvements, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Free
Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will hold a town meeting to discuss Henrico County’s park system, including its history and plans for improvements. The meeting will include sessions at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive. Neil Luther, director of the Division of Recreation and Parks, will join O’Bannon for a presentation and will answer questions. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call 501-4208 or visit http://www.patobannon.com

Fairfield District Supervisor Thornton to hold meeting at Eastern Henrico Rec Center

September 24 2014 - Topic: update on voting requirements, 7 p.m., Free
Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. The meeting will provide an update on voting requirements, including a new Virginia law that requires voters to present an official photo identification before casting a ballot. Henrico County General Registrar Mark J. Coakley will join Thornton for the discussion and to answer questions. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call 501-4208.

Henrico NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner planned at Quioccasin Baptist Church

September 27 2014 - Registration due Sept. 18, , $40
Registration ends today for the Henrico NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner on Sept. 27 at Quioccasin Baptist Church, 9011 Quioccasin Rd. The speaker will be Ms. Clayola Brown, president of A. Phillip Randolph Institute and National NAACP. Honorees will be Mrs. Lucy Wells and Mr. Frank Thornton. Tickets are $40. For details, call 740-5222 or visit http://www.henriconaacp.org

Short Pump Ruritan Club to host 24th annual Craft Show at Short Pump MS

October 25 2014 - More than 70 crafters will be participating, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Free
The Short Pump Ruritan Club's 24th Annual Craft Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Rd., Glen Allen. More than 70 crafters will be participating. A variety of items will be featured, including handmade watches, dolls, floral arrangements, wreaths, jewelry, purses, fall and holiday décor, dog collars and clothes, baked goods, jams and jellies, Tupperware, Avon, Mary Kay, Thirty-One accessories, and many others. In addition there will be face painting for children, raffles throughout the day, and lunch concessions. The event is held inside and free to attend. For information or to participate, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 360-2371.

Community

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

Commonwealth Parenting, CMoR-Short Pump to present 6-part parenting forum series

As part of its 30th anniversary year and partnership with the Children's Museum of Richmond, Commonwealth Parenting will present a six-part RVA Parents Forum Series to address some of the toughest issues confronting parents.

Parenting experts and family educators will tackle topics ranging from bullying to alcohol, sex to divorce, and technology and stress. Parents will learn how to identify potential problems.

"We're excited about bringing this much-needed forum series to parents in central Virginia. Through our valuable partnership with Commonwealth Parenting, we can have a deeper impact in the community through parent and caregiver education," said Karen Coltrane, president and CEO of the Children's Museum of Richmond. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Extras sought for AMC’s ‘TURN’

Paid extras are being sought to appear in the AMC television series TURN: Washington's Spies, which will begin filming its second season in the Richmond area at the end of September and continue through February.

No experience is required, but producers say that extras must have flexible availability, reliable transportation and a positive attitude.

Arvold Casting is holding an open call on Sunday, Sept. 21 and is seeking men, women and children who are Caucasian, African American and Native American, with thin to average builds and who can realistically portray people living in Revolutionary War times. Long hair is a plus but not a must. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


TGIF! Celebrate the weekend at Oak Hall Baptist Church’s Community Block Party on Saturday. Learn more about ballroom dancing, art and Colonial times. Or take the kids to Generation Z Games for water play or Southern Season to cook up a Disney-theme meal. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Check out these three B’s in Henrico this weekend: books, bluegrass and “Born Yesterday.” Other activities to participate in – and feel good about – are the 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup and the 5th annual Richmond Out of the Darkness Community Walk. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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