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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

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

Henrico Co. Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee to meet at Brookland MS

September 22 2014 - Interested parents are invited to attend, 6:30 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Brookland Middle School. Interested parents are invited to attend. The SEAC works with the school board, administrators, parents and teachers who are responsible for students receiving special education services. For details, visit http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/SpecialEd/SEAC.html

VCU Medical Center to present the seminar ‘Sleep from Argh! To Zzzz…’

September 23 2014 - Learn about the biology of sleep and simple tips for sleeping better, 5:30 p.m., Free
VCU Medical Center will present the seminar “Sleep from Argh! To Zzzz…” at 5:30 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Learn about the biology of sleep and simple tips for sleeping better. The seminar is free and open to the public. Register online at http://www.vcuhealth.org/seminars

Power walk with friends, pets at Deep Run Park, Dorey Park Sept. 23-24

September 23 2014 - Complimentary water will be provided for both dogs and their people, Times vary, Free
Take a one-hour power walk and make new friends, both furry and human, at Deep Run Park at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays through Oct. 21 and at Dorey Park at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 22. Complimentary water will be provided for both dogs and their people. Trail maps and fitness tips will be shared. Dogs must be leashed and up-to-date on vaccinations. No charge. For details, call 652-3407 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

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.

Innsbrook After Hours to present Big Head Todd and the Monsters

September 24 2014 - Gates open at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., $15 to $20
Innsbrook After Hours will present Big Head Todd and the Monsters at 6 p.m. at the Snagajob Innsbrook Pavilion. Gates open at 5 p.m. General admission is $15 to $20. For details, visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com

Chickahominy YMCA to present the Hot Spot program ‘Snappy Grown Ups’

September 24 2014 - Hot Spot events and activities are open to the community for active older adults age 55 and older, 11 a.m.,
Chickahominy YMCA will present the Hot Spot program “Snappy Grown Ups” at 11 a.m. in the Group Exercise Studio. Spice up your morning with dance and interactive games. Hot Spot events and activities are open to the community for active older adults age 55 and older. For details, call 737-9622 or visit http://www.chickahominyymca.org

Commonwealth Parenting to present ‘When Time Out Doesn’t Work’ for parents of toddlers

September 24 2014 - Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 6:30 p.m., $30
Commonwealth Parenting will present “When Time Out Doesn’t Work” for parents of toddlers from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Rd. Learn the tricks and the science of teaching your children to manage their own behavior. Cost is $30. For details, call 545-1272 or visit http://www.commonwealthparenting.org

UR Modlin Center to present Marc Broussard, special guests at Alice Jepson Theatre

September 24 2014 - Mix of funk, blues and passion entwined with distinct Southern roots, 7:30 p.m., $18 to $36
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present Marc Broussard, with special guests Mingo Fishtrap and Andy Suzuki, at 7:30 p.m. at Alice Jepson Theatre. Broussard performs a mix of funk, blues and passion entwined with distinct Southern roots. Tickets are $18 to $36. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

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Community

Lions Club donates backpacks to elementary school

The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.

Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.

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.

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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.

CAT Theatre announces cast of Sherlock Holmes play

CAT Theatre’s 51st season will open with Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which will run from Oct. 24-Nov. 8. Adapted by Steven Dietz, it is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and was the winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play.

The plot follows what seems to be the end of the career of the world’s greatest detective as he is confronted with a case far too tempting to ignore. When the King of Bohemia faces blackmail by famed opera singer Irene Adler, Holmes and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, find themselves falling into the trap of evil genius Professor Moriarty. As Holmes says, “The game is afoot Watson, and it is a dangerous one!” > Read more.

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.

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