Richmond West Central Optimist Club to host its Club Christmas Party
December 13 2013 - Wyndham Racquet Club clubhouse, 6:30 p.m.,
The Richmond West Central Optimist Club will host its Club Christmas Party at 6:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Racquet Club clubhouse on Old Wyndham Road. All clubs in Zone 2 are invited. Bring a covered dish and $10 for Chinese gift exchange.
Needle’s Eye Ministries small group for retired men ‘Second Half’ to meet
December 18 2013 - St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 8:30 a.m.,
Second Half, a Needle’s Eye Ministries small group for retired men and near retirees, meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 5200 Grove Ave. For details, call Gordon Prior at 784-1978.
Needle’s Eye Ministries continues its monthly speaker series with Mark Barrett
December 19 2013 - The Place at Innsbrook, 12 p.m., $11 to $13
Needle’s Eye Ministries will continue its monthly speaker series with Mark Barrett, public policy coordinator for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. at The Place at Innsbrook, 4036-C Cox Rd. Admission is $11 in advance and $13 at the door. First time guests are free. For details, call 358-1283 or visit http://www.needleseye.org/get-connected/speaker-series
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.
If you're looking for something a little different from the standard, ho-hum restaurant experience, look no further than The Village shopping center. Among the recent success stories to put down roots in The Village is Estilo, created by the owners of the gastropub Toast (featured in a Feb. 21 review in the Citizen), only a few steps away.
Estilo – which translates to style – offers a taste of Peru, Chile and Bolivia, among other countries, and a menu that rotates regularly through the rest of Central and South America. > Read more.
Frozen, by far, is the House of Mouse’s best attempt at a new Little Mermaid. > Read more.