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Nashville recording artist Griffin House to perform at The Tin Pan

May 08 2015 - , 8 p.m., $18 to $22
Nashville recording artist Griffin House will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com

Henrico Pops Chorus to present ‘Celebrating 20’ at Henrico Theatre

May 12 2015 - Featuring selections from the 19 previous spring concert programs, 7:30 p.m., Free
The Henrico Pops Chorus will present “Celebrating 20” at 7:30 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. The chorus, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary, will perform selections from the 19 previous spring concert programs. It will feature songs from Broadway musicals, the movies, Americana and pop genres. Tickets are free; reservations are required. For details, call 328-4491 or 501-5859.

CACGA’s 2014-15 Center Season concludes with The Snyder Family Band

May 13 2015 - , 7 p.m., $25
The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen’s 2014-15 Center Season concludes with an exciting finale concert by The Snyder Family Band at 7 p.m. These young musicians take from multiple genres and create a unique sound that includes not only bluegrass, but also southern rock, blues, Texas swing, and newgrass. Tickets are $25. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

St. Joseph’s Villa to host 21st annual Bluegrass Ball Hoedown to Stomp Homelessness

May 16 2015 - Proceeds benefit the Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services, 6 p.m., $75
The 21st annual Bluegrass Ball Hoedown to Stomp Homelessness will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Rd. Guests will enjoy delicious BBQ, drinks and live entertainment from Gallatin Canyon and The Slack Family Bluegrass Band. Proceeds benefit the Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services, which helps families break the cycle of homelessness. Tickets are $75 per person. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://www.NeverStopBelieving.org/BluegrassBall

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Henrico’s most famous tree


Henrico's most famous tree, known as the Surrender Tree, still stood for more than a century near the intersection of Osborne Turnpike and New Market Road -- until June 2012.

It was in the shade of that tree on April 3, 1865, that Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo met Major Atherton Stevens and troops from the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry and handed over a note surrendering the city to Federal troops. Evacuation had already begun. > Read more.

ARC event raises $75k for ICDS program


The Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on April 11 netted $75,165 to benefit its Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) program.

About 350 guests sampled fine West Coast wines and craft beer from Midnight Brewery at Richmond Raceway Complex's Torque Club, along with food from local eateries. Carytown Cupcakes provided dessert. > Read more.

‘Race to Protect Children’ scheduled for Saturday


The Race to Protect Children will be held at West Broad Village Saturday, May 2, to benefit Greater Richmond SCAN.

The 1-mile Kids Run will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. The event is designed to be family friendly, and the flat course is walker-friendly.

A children’s festival will begin at 9 a.m., offering activities and performances for children and families. > Read more.

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Henrico HS student selected as student playwright for ‘New Voices for Theater’ program


A Henrico High School student was one of eight students from Virginia selected as a 2015 student playwright as part of the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community's 26th annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works, which will be held July 10-11 at VCU.

Elaina Riddell of the Center for the Arts at Henrico HS will join the other students and bring her original one-act play to life on stage at the event. In total, 150 plays were submitted to SPARC. Riddell and the other winners will work closely with New York City-based professional playwright Bruce Ward for the event. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


In the mood for some spring shopping? Eastern Henrico FISH will hold their semi-annual yard sale this weekend – funds raised assist at-risk families in Eastern Henrico County. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will hold a spring plant sale which is among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Put on your detective hat and find out “whodunnit” at the movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer,” presented by the Henrico Theatre Company May 1-17. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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