Henrico County VA

CAT Theatre to present ‘Book of Days’ Jan. 23 to Feb. 7

January 23 2015 - CAT’s submission to the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival, Times vary,
CAT Theatre’s second production of their 51st season will be “Book of Days,” which runs Jan. 23 through Feb. 7. “Book of Days,” CAT’s submission to the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival, is an exploration of faith, justice and corruption, amidst the backdrop of murder – and community theatre – in small town America. Acts of Faith talk back sessions will be held following the performances on Jan. 24 and Feb. 2. For details, visit http://www.cattheatre.com

Modlin Center for the Arts at UR to present ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live!’

January 25 2015 - Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon reaches another generation, 3 p.m., $9 to $18
The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon reaches another generation with “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” – an hour-long, theatrical revue at 3 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre at the University of Richmond. Arrive early for some pre-show fun with Kid Karaoke and stay after the show for Modlin Arts After Words, a post-show question-and-answer session with members of the “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” cast. Tickets are $9 to $18. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Learn about the ‘History of American Fashion’ at Henrico Theatre

January 25 2015 - Learn how undergarments helped achieved the ever-changing perfect silhouette, 2 p.m.,
Learn about the “History of American Fashion” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Henrico Theatre. Enjoy a multimedia fashion show as models highlight fashion trends from the 18th to the 20th century. Learn how undergarments helped achieved the ever-changing perfect silhouette. Come dressed up in your favorite era to celebrate. For details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Va-Rep to present ‘The Maggie Walker Story’ at Willow Lawn Jan. 30 to Feb. 15

January 30 2015 - Suggested for ages seven and up, Times vary,
The Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “The Maggie Walker Story” Jan. 30 to Feb. 15 at The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Va., who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Suggested for ages seven and up. For details, call 282-2620 or visit http://www.va-rep.org

Community

‘Secret Keeper Girl - Crazy Hair Tour’ returning to West End Assembly of God

Hundreds of 'tweens' and their moms will attend the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour at West End Assembly of God on Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m., a popular Bible-based tour geared toward building and strengthening relationships between mothers and their daughters (typically ages 8 to 12).

The event will feature a full fashion show, oversized balloon sculptures and confetti cannons – all in the name of inner beauty, Biblical modesty and vibrant purity. > Read more.

MADD to host candlelight vigil Dec. 2 at UR

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.

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.

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Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s off to the theatre – this weekend in Henrico! “Two on Tap” at CACGA brings audiences back in time to an era when couples like Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the silver screen. CAT Theatre’s production of “Book of Days” begins tonight and runs through Feb. 7. Fans of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon “Schoolhouse Rock!” will love the live adaptation at the University of Richmond on Sunday. The Shanghai Quartet will also perform at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Environmental Film Festival films to be screened at Tuckahoe Library

The Tuckahoe Area Library, in conjunction with the RVA Environmental Film Festival, will present films of local and planetary interest on Wednesday, Feb. 4, beginning at 5 p.m.

Screenings include short films from the RVA Environmental Film Contest entries at 5 p.m., followed at 5:45 p.m. by Stripers: Quest for the Bite, a film for anglers. The main feature film, Slingshot, will begin at 6:50 p.m.

SlingShot focuses on Segway inventor Dean Kamen and his work to solve the world’s water crisis. SlingShot is about a man whose innovative thinking could create a solution for a crisis affecting billions – access to clean water. Kamen lives in a house with secret passages, a closet full of denim clothes and a helicopter garage. His latest passion: the SlingShot water purification system created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet. > Read more.

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