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HATTheatre to present ‘The Whale’ Feb. 27 to March 8

February 27 2015 - Part of the Acts of Faith Festival, Times vary, $15 to $28
HATTheatre, 1124 Westbriar Dr., will present “The Whale” Feb. 27 to March 8. The play tells the story of Charlie, who, driven by grief to a state of morbid obesity, and with his health failing, makes one last desperate attempt to reconnect with his long estranged daughter. Part of the Acts of Faith Festival. A talkback discussion will follow the March 1 performance. Tickets are $15 to $28. For details, call 343-6364 or visit http://www.hattheatre.org

Annual Youth Educoncert, ‘Generation Dream 2015,’ planned at Henrico Theatre

February 28 2015 - Music, dance and spoken word poetry, 2 p.m., Free
The Richmond Youth Peace Project will present its annual Youth Educoncert, Generation Dream 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Talented young performers from throughout metro Richmond will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as they explore themes of community justice and nonviolence through music, dance and spoken word poetry. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.rpec.org

University of Richmond’s Modlin Center to stream NT Live’s ‘Treasure Island’

February 28 2015 - Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, 3 p.m., $7 to $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will stream National Theatre Live’s “Treasure Island” at 3 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

On the Air Radio Players to present ‘Here Comes Mr. Jordon’ at CACGA March 3-4

March 03 2015 - Part of the Acts of Faith Festival, 7:30 p.m., Free
On the Air Radio Players will present “Here Comes Mr. Jordon” at 7:30 p.m. March 3-4 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. This live radio adaptation of the classic film “Here Comes Mr. Jordon” tells the story of a prematurely deceased boxer who gets another chance at life thanks to two helpful angels. Part of the Acts of Faith Festival. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.otarp.com

Community

Henrico PAL recognizes supporters, HSHS athlete


The Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) held its Sixth Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 5 at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, celebrating accomplishments of 2014 and recognizing outstanding contributions to the organization. Henrico County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Denis Soden served as master of ceremonies and former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams served as keynote speaker. 

Among the 2014 honorees were Richmond International Raceway (Significant Supporter), Richmond Strikers Soccer Club (Significant Supporter), Henrico County Schools-Pupil Transportation (Summer Camp Supporter), Bruce Richardson, Jr. (Youth of the Year), Sandra Williams (Volunteer of the Year), Thomas Williams (Employee of the Year), Mikki Pleasants (Board Member of the Year), and Michelle Sheehan (Police Officer of the Year).   > Read more.

‘Fresh Start’ offered for single moms

The Fresh Start For Single Mothers and Their Children Community Outreach Project will host “Necessary Ingredients” on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 12 and continuing through May 7, at Velocity Church, 3300 Church Road in Henrico. Dinner and childcare will be provided free of charge.

The program is designed as a fun and uplifting event for single mothers that is designed to provide support, new friendships, encouragement and motivation. Each event will include weekly prizes and giveaways. > Read more.

‘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.

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Weekend Top 10


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Restaurant watch

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

Weekend Top 10


The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks has some great activities planned this weekend. The Eastern Henrico Recreation Center will host “Generation Z – Let it Snow;” an Introduction to Fencing workshop; and “Art Sparks in the Park.” On Sunday, the Henrico Hiking Club – designed to offer a beginner hiking experience for participants with little to no previous experience at different local parks – will meet at Crump Park. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is also busy this weekend – hosting Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys tonight and the 6th annual Bluegrass Marathon Jam tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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