Virginia Repertory Theatre to present ‘Santa’s Christmas Miracle’ Nov. 28 to Dec. 28
November 28 2014 - The performance is one hour and suggested for ages four and up, Times vary, Costs vary
The Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “Santa’s Christmas Miracle” Nov. 28 to Dec. 28 at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. This musical comedy is set in Broken-Bone, Montana on Dec. 24, 1883, where the sheriff has outlawed Christmas. The story emphasizes love and the holiday spirit to the accompaniment of foot-stompin’ country and western music. The performance is one hour and suggested for ages four and up. For tickets and a schedule, visit http://www.va-rep.org
Lewis Ginter to present the Dominion GardenFest of Lights Nov. 28 through Jan. 12
November 28 2014 - This year’s theme is 'A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden', 5 p.m., $8 to $12
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present the Dominion GardenFest of Lights nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 28 to Jan. 12 (closed Dec. 24-25). This holiday tradition features more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. This year’s theme is “A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden,” which celebrates the Garden’s history. Admission is $8 to $12. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org
Regency Square Mall to host indoor lights display ‘Winter Wonderland’ through Dec. 30
December 19 2014 - Features a Christmas town, polar bears, Santa's workshop and a reading room with Santa's elf, , $5
Regency Square Mall will host the new Winter Wonderland, an indoor holiday display of lights. The walk-through display is intended for kids and families and features a Christmas town, polar bears, Santa's workshop and a reading room with Santa's elf. Admission is $5; children age two and under are free. For details, visit http://www.shopregencysqmall.com/events
Christmas Eve services taking place throughout Henrico County
December 24 2014 - , Times vary, Free
Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Ave. (288-6056) – 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.; Gayton Baptist Church, 13501 N. Gayton Rd. (360-2801) – 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Welborne United Methodist Church, 920 Maybeury Dr. (740-7128) – 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; St. Michael Catholic Church, 4491 Springfield Rd. (527-1037) – 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.; St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. (740-4044) – 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.; St. John’s Catholic Church, 813 W. Nine Mile Rd. (737-8028) – 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Antioch Baptist Church, 1384 New Market Rd. (222-8835) – 6:30 p.m.; Lakeside United Methodist Church, 2333 Hilliard Rd. (266-7016) – 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.; Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 9155 Hungary Rd. (270-7613) – 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.; Willis United Methodist Church, 8360 Willis Church Rd. (795-1895) – 7 p.m.; Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1400 Horsepen Rd. (282-6066) – 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; and River Road Church, Baptist, 8000 River Rd. (288-1131) – 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
American Red Cross to hold blood drive at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest
December 26 2014 - Eligible donors with all blood types are needed, 11 a.m.,
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest Campus, 1602 Skipwith Rd. All those who attempt to donate blood through Jan. 4, 2015, will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. Eligible donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with type O negative, A negative or B negative. For details, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org
Southern Season to present the class ‘New Year’s Day Buffet’
December 27 2014 - Staff will lead you through preparations to make a classic New Year’s feast, 1 p.m., $35
Southern Season, 2250 Staples Mill Rd., will present the class “New Year’s Day Buffet” at 1 p.m. Staff will lead you through preparations to make a classic New Year’s feast. Menu includes roasted red pepper and bean dip, Hoppin John Salad, chipotle glazed ham, cornbread cakes and caramel brownies. Cost is $35. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/lwjty3t
The Beacon Theatre to present Delbert McClinton
December 27 2014 - , 6 p.m., Prices vary
The Beacon Theatre, 401 N. Main Street in Hopewell, will present Delbert McClinton. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://www.thebeacontheatreva.com or by phone at 804-446-3457.
Deep Run, Eastern Henrico Rec Centers to hold ‘Decemburrr Day Camp’ Dec. 29-31
December 29 2014 - Ages 8-12, 8:30 a.m., $30
Teens invited to participate in a Teen Food Challenge at Twin Hickory Library
December 29 2014 - Registration is required, 10 a.m.,
Teens are invited to participate in a Teen Food Challenge at 10 a.m. at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. Be a member of one of three teams whose challenge is to develop a recipe and prepare the dish within 40 minutes – with ingredients that will be revealed at the competition. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9200 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Sandston Rotary Club meets every Monday at Roma’s Restaurant
December 29 2014 - , 12:30 p.m., Free
The Sandston Rotary Club meets every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Roma’s Restaurant, 325 E. Williamsburg Rd. For details, visit http://www.sandstonrotary.org
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.
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.
If not, you can be like the rest of us and curse Santa for his folly in creating such a film. Santa, we neither wanted nor needed this.
A follow-up to the much-derided 1996 Christmas film Jingle All the Way, Jingle All the Way 2 isn’t so much a sequel as it is an odd kind of remake, offering a few original twists on the original’s dad-vs-dad holiday showdown, but also copying large chunks of the original without alteration. > Read more.
Several holiday performances take place this weekend in Henrico including “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Theatre IV on Tour’s “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” – both at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale will perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria” at River Road Church, Baptist and the Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “Santa’s Christmas Miracle” at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. A fun annual tradition, now in its 14th year, will be at SkateNation Plus in Short Pump – Chabad of Virginia’s Chanukah on Ice. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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