RIR to host its 10th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 10 2013 - Bring items for FeedMore and Toys for Tots, 6:30 p.m.,
Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., will host its 10th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The festive evening includes an illumination of the track’s Christmas tree, music and fun for the entire family, as well as a visit from the jolly old elf. Local Henrico schools will also be participating. Attendees are encouraged to bring items for the Central Virginia Foodbank and the Marine Toys for Tots toy drive. RIR will match all donations received at the track. For details, visit http://www.rir.com
In Varina, one of the most anticipated events of the season is approaching. The 19th Annual Big Toy Parade will return on Dec 14, offering a “homey,” small-town feel that helps elicit holiday spirit among participants and spectators alike.
The parade, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the Battlefield Ruritans and Henrico County Parks and Recreation and is held in conjunction with the James River Boat Parade. It is led by a grand marshal along Old Osborne Turnpike and ends at the Osborne Boat Landing, where hundreds of community members gather to await nightfall and the arrival of lighted boats, concluding a festive holiday celebration. > Read more.
I didn’t have a clue what to expect from this unheard-of restaurant in an unexpected spot – right in the heart of Willow Lawn. I came to learn it’s not unheard of; it’s a restaurant chain out of Northern Virginia.
“It definitely improves the look of Willow Lawn,” said my friend, who ventured to the new spot with me on a Monday night for dinner one week after the restaurant opened. > Read more.
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