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CACGA to present ‘Richmond’s Finest’ Nov. 21-22

November 21 2014 - Featuring Robbin Thompson, Donna Meade, Susan Greenbaum and the Richmond Symphony, 7 p.m., $35
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will present “Richmond’s Finest” at 7 p.m. Nov. 21-22. The concert features Robbin Thompson, Donna Meade, Susan Greenbaum and the Richmond Symphony. Virginia food and wine writer Patrick Evans-Hylton will hold a meet-and-greet book signing from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $35. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

Local nonprofit to present the classic holiday ballet ‘The Nutcracker Sweet’ Nov. 21-23

November 21 2014 - Moody Middle School, Times vary, $18
The local nonprofit PDM Productions, Inc. will present the classic holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker Sweet” at Moody Middle School, 7800 Woodman Rd., at 7 p.m. Nov. 21, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 23. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at the door or by visiting http://www.TUTUTIX.COM/PDMProductions

Saint Gertrude Alumnae Assoc. Board to present ‘Holly Spree on Stuart Ave’ Nov. 21-22

November 21 2014 - Over 40 local vendors will be selling handmade items and food, Times vary,
The Saint Gertrude Alumnae Association Board will present the “Holly Spree on Stuart Avenue” from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22. Over 40 local vendors will be selling items including wreaths, soaps, Christmas items, pet items, jewelry, children’s clothing, glassware, pottery, jams, frozen casseroles and more. Admission to Pre-Spree Friday night is $15 to $20. Admission on Saturday is free. For details, visit http://www.saintgertrude.org/hollyspree

CharacterWorks, Inc. to present ‘Shrek The Musical’ at The Steward School Nov. 21-30

November 21 2014 - , Times vary, $10 to $16
CharacterWorks, Inc., an after-school youth theater program, will present “Shrek The Musical” Nov. 21-23 and Nov. 28-30 at the Robins Theatre at Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd. “Shrek The Musical” is based on the DreamWorks Animation film that started it all. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. and matinees start at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $16. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.cworkstheater.org

All Fired Up in Short Pump to present preschool pottery class for parents, children

November 22 2014 - Today’s creation is a “Give a Mouse a Cookie” cookie platter, 10:30 a.m., $35
All Fired Up in Short Pump will present a preschool pottery class for parents and children from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participants will paint pottery inspired by favorite children’s books, songs and movies. Today’s creation is a “Give a Mouse a Cookie” cookie platter. Cost is $35. Registration is required. For details, call 360-3111 or visit http://www.getallfiredup.com

Learn the history of Powhatan Indians, make crafts at Dorey Recreation Center

November 22 2014 - Registration is required, 10 a.m., $6
Learn the history of the Powhatan Indians and make crafted items similar to those made by that culture at 10 a.m. at Dorey Recreation Center. For ages 4-5. Registration is required. Cost is $6. For details, call 262-5055 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Sweet Spot in West Broad Village to celebrate its four-year anniversary

November 22 2014 - Enjoy a slice of candy-inspired cake from Sweet Fix, 2 p.m.,
Sweet Spot in West Broad Village will celebrate its four-year anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a slice of candy-inspired cake from Sweet Fix and take a spin on the prize wheel. For details, visit http://www.shopsweetspot.com

Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship Holiday Craft and Home Show

November 22 2014 - Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship Holiday Craft and Home Show, 10 am to 4 pm, Free
Have last-minute holiday shopping needs? Check them off your list at the Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship Holiday Craft and Home Show, Berea Baptist Church, 15421 Pouncey Tract Rd., Rockville, Va. 23146 Find one-of-a-kind crafts and direct sale favorites. The event also will feature a bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds from vendor fees will benefit the Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in memory of Pearce, a Henrico Sheriff’s Deputy who died in a car accident in June. Interested in becoming a vendor? Email Kellie Watson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Create a unique gift for the holidays at Dumbarton Library

November 22 2014 - Decoupage a magazine file box, 3 p.m.,
Create a unique gift for the holidays by decoupaging a magazine file box at 3 p.m. at Dumbarton Library, 6800 Staples Mill Rd. Files and decoupage supplies will be provided; bring your favorite images from magazines or greeting cards. Space is limited and registration is required. For details, call 290-9400 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

New Bridge Academy in Sandston to hold its annual Christmas Bazaar

November 22 2014 - Silent auction, bake sale, chili cook-off, a children’s Christmas Shop and more, 10 a.m., Free
New Bridge Academy’s Parent Teacher Fellowship will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5701 Elko Rd. in Sandston. There will be a silent auction, bake sale, chili cook-off and a children’s Christmas Shop, as well as over 30 vendors. For details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Community

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.

A.C. Moore to host winter craft day for kids

Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.

Hands-on duties

More than 1,000 volunteers from throughout the region gathered last month as part of HandsOn Greater Richmond to complete more than 60 projects.

The event is a program of the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence.

In Henrico, a group of Target employees (pictured) undertook a project at Fairfield Middle School to help re-plant the school's community garden and paint the outdoor shelter. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Restaurant watch

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

‘Sizing Up!’ opens at Cultural Arts Center

The Cultural Arts Center unveils a new exhibit – "Sizing Up!" – Nov. 20-Jan. 18 in the Gumenick Family Gallery.

Artist Chuck Larivey has spent the past three years "sizing up" – creating large-scale oil paintings that are designed to engage their viewers in a monumental way by using size to captivate them and make them a part of the artistic experience.

The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public at the center, located at 2880 Mountain Road in Glen Allen. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Are you still looking for some unique holiday gifts? There are hundreds of great options your family and friends will love at the Holly Spree on Stuart Avenue, Vintage Holiday Show and New Bridge Academy’s annual Christmas Bazaar. Shopping can be stressful so some relaxing activities can be found in Henrico this weekend as well, including “Richmond’s Finest” at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, the “Nutcracker Sweet” at Moody Middle School and a jazz concert at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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