AOD Richmond boys’ high school lacrosse team to hold tryouts March 9, 16
March 09 2014 - Virginia Randolph Field, 2 p.m., $10
Army of Darkness (AOD) Richmond, a boys’ high school traveling lacrosse team, will hold try-outs for their summer 2014 travel team at 2 p.m. March 9 and 16 at Virginia Randolph Field, 2206 Mountain Rd. Try-out fee is $10. For details, visit http://www.armyofdarknesslacrosse.com
Moscow Festival Ballet to present ‘Giselle’ at UR March 13-14
March 13 2014 - , 7:30 p.m., $20 to $40
The Moscow Festival Ballet will present “Giselle” at 7:30 p.m. March 13-14 in Alice Jepson Theatre at the University of Richmond. Tickets are $20 to $40. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu
SPARC to present ‘Urinetown’ March 13-23
March 13 2014 - Sara Belle November Educational Theatre, Times vary, $14
The School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) will present “Urinetown” March 13-23 at the Sara Belle November Educational Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $14. For details, call 353-3393 x223 or visit http://www.sparconline.org
Richmond Chapter of the Va. Tech Alumni Association to host RVA Career Expo
March 14 2014 - Virginia Tech Richmond Center, 10 a.m., Free
The Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will host the RVA Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Richmond Center, 2810 N. Parham Rd. The event is open to the public and free to attend. To register, visit http://www.richmondhokies.org
Man Church meets every Friday morning at Joey’s Hot Dogs in Innsbrook
March 14 2014 - A 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
Henrico County Adventure Series begins with ‘A Walk Across Virginia’
March 14 2014 - Henrico County Administration Board Room, 7:30 p.m., Free
Dabbs House Museum to present ‘United States Colored Troops in the Civil War’
March 15 2014 - , 1 p.m., Free
Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Rd., will present “Glorious March to Liberty: United States Colored Troops in the Civil War” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. African Americans made up 10% of the entire Union army during the Civil War – learn about who these men were and why they fought and died for their freedom. Admission is free. For details, call 652-3411 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Center Season at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen to present Celtibillies
March 15 2014 - Traditional Celtic music, Appalachian Old-Time music and song, and dancing, 7 p.m., $25
The Center Season at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., will present Celtibillies at 7 p.m. The performance includes a wide range of traditional Celtic music and Appalachian Old-Time music and song, as well as some of their original music. There will also be dancers from the Blue Ridge Irish Music School. Tickets are $25. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com
Meadow Farm Museum to host volunteer open house
March 15 2014 - No experience necessary, 1 p.m., Free
Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd., will host a volunteer open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meadow Farm is looking for adult and youth (ages 10+) volunteers to conduct tours, work in the gift shop, demonstrate historic trades and agriculture, sew and make history come alive. No experience necessary. Admission is free. For details, call 501-2130 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Henrico Fire to dedicate new Glenwood Farms Firehouse #7
March 15 2014 - A reception and station tours will follow the ceremony, 10 a.m., Free
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• Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
• Buthcart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.
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The 387-gram “Manna Pack Rice” packs were shipped to the FMSC warehouse to be distributed to countries where children are malnourished or simply do not have enough food to survive. > Read more.
The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks has several events to offer residents this weekend! Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer at Meadow Farm Museum? Learn more about the African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War at Dabbs House Museum, or check out the Henrico County Adventure Series. The Division of Fire will dedicate the new Fire Station #7 this weekend as well. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
You might have seen something called Khumba while clicking through a Redbox recently (or perhaps it was nestled in some hidden corner of a DVD sale shelf). And chances are, you passed it by without much of a thought. Makes sense; that goggle-eyed cartoon zebra on the cover (a zebra that’s dangerously close to becoming Madagascar copyright infringement) doesn’t inspire much confidence.
But when Khumba starts up, it looks nothing like you’d expect. The camera gazes across the savannah and the soundtrack swells with triumphant South African vocals. > Read more.