CAT Theatre to present “Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell” May 20-June 4
May 20 2016 - 319 N. Wilkinson Rd., Times vary,
CAT Theatre, located at 319 N. Wilkinson Rd., will present “Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell” May 20 to June 4. This hilarious show is based on actual events from the spring of 1939 when the movie public is anxiously awaiting the release of Gone with the Wind. Filming has already begun, but David O. Selznick realizes the script is a dud. He calls on screenwriter Ben Hecht to save the day but, unfortunately, Hecht never read the book. With only a week before filming resumes, Selznick locks himself in his office with Hecht and Director Victor Fleming to re-write the script. For a performance schedule and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.cattheatre.com
IAH to present Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
May 25 2016 - Gates open at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., $15+
Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Special guest TBA. Gates open at 5 p.m. Show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $15. All proceeds from the concert series benefit the National Constitution Plaque Initiative and the Innsbrook Foundation. Rain or shine. For tickets and more information, call the IAH Hotline at 423-1779 or visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com
CharacterWorks to present Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” May 26-29 at CACGA
May 26 2016 - New musical retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto's perspective, Times vary,
CharacterWorks, a Christian theater group for youth, will present Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” May 26-29 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto's perspective, features the beloved classic songs "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings," alongside a host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and composer of “Wicked” and “Godspell,” Stephen Schwartz. This heartwarming musical deals with timely issues about what it means to be "the perfect child” – and what it means to be "a real father." Tickets start at $10. For details, visit http://www.cworkstheater.org
Henrico County Community Author Showcase continues at Fairfield Library
May 26 2016 - Suzanne Starseed will share her book “The Ecology of Learning: Re-Inventing Schools”, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Suzanne Starseed will share her book “The Ecology of Learning: Re-Inventing Schools” at Fairfield Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors
Lewis Ginter to present Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks May 27 to Sept. 18
May 27 2016 - Award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden, 9 a.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks May 27 to Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden including a 60-pound bumblebee, dragonfly with a 3.5-foot wingspan and a seven-foot tall red rose. The exhibit, related activities and demos are included with regular Garden admission. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org/visit/nature-connects-lego
12th annual Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival set for May 28-30
May 28 2016 - Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome, 10 a.m., Free
The 12th annual Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival will take place May 28-30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Berry Patch, 3622 Darbytown Ct. in Varina. The festival features pick-your-own strawberries for sale, live music every day, food and craft vendors, play area for children with a bounce house, hay rides, pony rides and more. Spring vegetables and pre-picked strawberries for sale, as well. Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome. Admission and parking are free. No pets. For details, visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com
8th Annual Sandston Memorial Day Parade to start at Seven Pines ES
May 30 2016 - Post-parade festivities include live music, children’s activities, food and exhibitor booths, 1 p.m., Free
The 8th Annual American Legion Post 242 & Battlefield Post 144 Sandston Memorial Day Parade will start at 1 p.m. at Seven Pines Elementary School on Beulah Road and proceed down Williamsburg Road through Sandston to Confederate Avenue. It will be preceded at noon by a veterans’ recognition ceremony at Seven Pines National Cemetery in Sandston. Post-parade festivities include live music, children’s activities, food and exhibitor booths. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Navy Veterans.” For details, call 652-1434 or visit http://www.ehba.us/parade
Applebee’s at Westpark Shopping Center to hold ‘Flapjack Fundraiser’
June 04 2016 - Proceeds will benefit the children of the Coal Pit Learning Center, 8 a.m., $10
Henrico HS to host 1st annual Warrior Fund Golf Tournament in Glen Allen
June 11 2016 - In memory of Sheridan DeShawn Fuller, a 2015 graduate of HHS who died in October, 8 a.m., $75
Henrico High School will host the first-annual "Building the Dream Scholarship and Warrior Fund Golf Tournament" June 11 at The Crossings Golf Course in Glen Allen. The event will be held in memory of is a tax exempt 501 (c 3) foundation. The tournament is held in memory of Sheridan DeShawn Fuller, a 2015 graduate of Henrico High School, who died in October from leukemia.
Last year with the help of many contributors, the nonprofit foundation created to award the scholarships gave 14 scholarships worth $250 apiece to college- bound seniors who overcame major obstacles and challenges in their academic and personal lives.
After witnessing the success of this scholarship, school administrators sought to double the number and amount of the scholarships this year.
Registration for the golf tournament is $75 for an individual, $280 for a foursome or $25 per person for lunch only. Sponsorships are available at amounts ranging from $100 to $5,000. The event will begin at 8 a.m., June 11.
Richmond Volleyball Club to host 14th annual ‘Spikes on the Green’ golf event
June 11 2016 - Four-person captain’s choice format and includes prizes for winning teams, 11:30 a.m., $100
The Richmond Volleyball Club will host its 14th annual golf tournament at The Crossings Golf Club in Glen Allen. The Spikes on the Green golf event will be a four-person captain’s choice format and includes prizes for winning teams. The day begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m., range balls at noon and a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $100 per person and includes 18 holes with cart, range balls, range time, lunch, dinner, snacks, beverages and gift bag. The day will conclude with dinner, raffle drawings and awards presentations. The proceeds from this event will directly help eligible youth in the community participate in volleyball programs. For details, call 358-3000 or visit http://www.rvc.net
The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.
Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving will present its annual Walk Like MADD 5k Dash/Walk on Apr. 16 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Walk Like MADD honors those killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. Funds raised support victim services and educational events in Virginia. > Read more.
The Chamberlayne Actors Theatre recently announced its director picks for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Three of the four directors chosen will be working with CAT for the first time.
Steven W. Ryan will be making his first professional directorial debut with his production of “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” (Oct. 14-29). Ryan has been a locally known actor since the late 1990s.
Zachary Owen will direct “Wishing Well” (Jan. 20-Feb. 4, 2017). Owen is currently assistant director and head of sound for CAT’s summer offering, “Don’t Cry For Me Margaret Mitchell.” > Read more.
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CalendarApplebee’s at Westpark Shopping Center, 9601 W. Broad St., will host a Flapjack Fundraiser to benefit the Coal Pit Learning Center from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets are $10… Full text