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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

St. James Armenian Church to host 56th Armenian Food Festival Sept. 18-21

September 18 2014 - Traditional Armenian food is prepared by members of the church, Times vary, Free
St. James Armenian Church will host the 56th annual Armenian Food Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 18-20 and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church, 834 Pepper Ave. Traditional Armenian food is prepared by members of the church. There will be live music and dancing daily. Admission is free. For details, call 282-3818 or visit http://www.armenianfoodfestival.com

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to hold a fall plant sale Sept. 19-20

September 19 2014 - Sale is free to attend with Garden admission, Times vary,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will hold a fall plant sale from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20. Regional vendors will be selling rare and interesting plants, unique landscape objects and other items for your garden. The sale is free with Garden admission. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Oak Hall Baptist Church in Sandston to host a free community block party

September 20 2014 - Children's activities, K9 unit demo, cornhole/basketball tourneys, music, food and more, 12 p.m., Free
Oak Hall Baptist Church, 1877 Old Hanover Rd. in Sandston, will host a free community block party from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be children’s activities, a bounce house, K9 unit demonstration, cornhole and basketball tournaments (registration required), car show, music, BINGO, food and more. All are invited. For tournament registration and more information, call 737-5812 or visit http://www.oakhallbc.org

Children’s Hospital Foundation Four Mile Walk/Run planned

September 20 2014 - Superkid Adventure Obstacle Course set up for ages 5-10, 8:30 a.m.,
The Children’s Hospital Foundation Four Mile Walk/Run will start at 8:30 a.m. at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Brook Road Campus. Walkers and runners of all ages can participate in the four mile course, while the Superkid Adventure Obstacle Course provides a special opportunity and challenge for children between the ages of 5-10. There will be post-race refreshments, kids’ activities, costume contest, music and more. For details, visit http://www.chfrace.org

USA Dance to host Ballroom Dance Exhibition at Regency Square Mall

September 20 2014 - , 1:30 p.m., Free
USA Dance will host a Ballroom Dance Exhibition on the second floor of Regency Square Mall from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Professional and amateur dancers will be providing exhibitions of the various ballroom dances. The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.usadance.org

Electronics Recycling & Stop ID Theft document shredding event planned in Henrico

September 20 2014 - Bring up to two boxes or three paper grocery bags of personal information to shred for free, 10 a.m.,
An Electronics Recycling & Stop ID Theft document shredding event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1400 Best Plaza Drive. Items accepted free of charge include computer systems and accessories, printers, scanners, VCRs, stereos and microwave ovens; televisions cost $7 to recycle. Bring up to two boxes or three paper grocery bags of personal information to shred for free. For details, call 340-0900 (recycling) and 501-4838 (shredding).

Henricus Historical Park to commemorate its anniversary during Publick Days

September 20 2014 - Annual event which celebrates the establishment of the 2nd successful English settlement in the New World, 10 a.m.,
Henricus Historical Park will commemorate its anniversary during Publick Days, an annual event which celebrates the establishment of the second successful English settlement in the New World, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities planned include living history re-enactments, weapons demonstrations, Virginia Indian and Colonial songs and dance, hands-on educational activities, crafts, storytelling, food vendors and more. Admission is free; parking is $5 per vehicle. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org

Glen Allen Ruritan Club, Henrico Co. to host Glen Allen Day at Meadow Farm

September 20 2014 - Parade, live entertainment on two stages, an arts and crafts fair, kids' activities and more, 9:30 a.m., Free
The Glen Allen Ruritan Club, in association with the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, will host Glen Allen Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Rd. There will be a parade, live entertainment on two stages, an arts and crafts fair, food and more. There will also be children’s activities including a petting zoo, face painting, games and more. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit http://www.glenallenday.org

Deep Run Recreation Center to host an Open House Art Sampler

September 20 2014 - Try your hand at projects like mosaics, origami, bead making and fiber arts, 3 p.m., Free
Deep Run Recreation Center, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy., will host an Open House Art Sampler from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a gallery exhibit and try your hand at projects like mosaics, origami, bead making and fiber arts. Admission is free. For details, call 270-2161 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

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Community

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.

Commonwealth Parenting, CMoR-Short Pump to present 6-part parenting forum series

As part of its 30th anniversary year and partnership with the Children's Museum of Richmond, Commonwealth Parenting will present a six-part RVA Parents Forum Series to address some of the toughest issues confronting parents.

Parenting experts and family educators will tackle topics ranging from bullying to alcohol, sex to divorce, and technology and stress. Parents will learn how to identify potential problems.

"We're excited about bringing this much-needed forum series to parents in central Virginia. Through our valuable partnership with Commonwealth Parenting, we can have a deeper impact in the community through parent and caregiver education," said Karen Coltrane, president and CEO of the Children's Museum of Richmond. > Read more.

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Entertainment

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.

Weekend Top 10


TGIF! Celebrate the weekend at Oak Hall Baptist Church’s Community Block Party on Saturday. Learn more about ballroom dancing, art and Colonial times. Or take the kids to Generation Z Games for water play or Southern Season to cook up a Disney-theme meal. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Check out these three B’s in Henrico this weekend: books, bluegrass and “Born Yesterday.” Other activities to participate in – and feel good about – are the 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup and the 5th annual Richmond Out of the Darkness Community Walk. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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