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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

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

Richmond’s only Vintage Holiday Show planned at Richmond Raceway Complex Nov. 22-23

November 22 2014 - , Times vary, $5
Richmond’s only Vintage Holiday Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at Richmond Raceway Complex. Check out the region's finest antiques and vintage dealers, plus recycled, re-imagined, and re-purposed handmade wares from skilled decorative artisans using vintage goods. A weekend pass good for both days is $5. For details, visit http://www.thevintagehomemarket.com

American Legion Post 125 to host a turkey dinner

November 23 2014 - , 1 p.m., $5 to $8
American Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will host a turkey dinner from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Sandston Rotary Club meets every Monday at Roma’s Restaurant

November 24 2014 - , 12:30 p.m.,
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

Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets second, fourth Mondays of each month

November 24 2014 - E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond, 7 a.m.,
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center at the University of Richmond. Each meeting features breakfast and an interesting speaker. For details, call Pete Sizemore at 288-0999.

UR to broadcast Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet’s production of ‘The Pharaoh’s Daughter’

November 24 2014 - Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, 7:30 p.m., $7 to $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will broadcast Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Pharaoh’s Daughter” at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The plot of this lavish production is loosely based on Théophile Gauthier’s novel “Le Roman de la Momie.” Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet program brings the best Bolshoi Ballet productions direct from Moscow to cinemas and performing arts centers across the U.S. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Highland Springs UMC to hold Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service

November 25 2014 - Guest speakers will be husband and wife missionary team, Clifford “Kip” and Nancy Robinson, 7 p.m., Free
Highland Springs United Methodist Church, located at 22 N. Holly Ave., will hold an Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Guest speakers will be husband and wife missionary team, Clifford “Kip” and Nancy Robinson, who are serving as coordinators for Sierra Leone in West Africa and based in Freetown. The offering collected will be donated to Eastern Henrico FISH to be used for those in need in the community. For details, call 737-1503.

Henrico County to offer blood pressure checks, cholesterol screenings for ages 50+

November 26 2014 - Belmont Recreation Center, 9 a.m., Free
Henrico County will offer free blood pressure checks and cholesterol screenings for ages 50+ from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Rd. To ensure accuracy, do not eat breakfast before having cholesterol tested. Services are provided by Westport Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Call Cindy Spear at 243-9785 to make an appointment.

University of Richmond to host the Turkey Trot 10k around the UR campus

November 27 2014 - Registration is required, 8:30 a.m.,
The University of Richmond will host the Turkey Trot 10k around the UR campus at 9 a.m. A free kids run starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration is required. For details, visit http://www.rrrc.org/events/turkey-trot-10k-2014

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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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