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‘Henrico’s Top Teachers’ Celebration









As part of its second annual 'Henrico's Top Teachers' section, which will publish in its Feb. 16 print edition, the Henrico Citizen has partnered with the Henrico Education Foundation to host a celebration in honor of these 20 outstanding teachers on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Doubletree Hotel Richmond Airport.

The organizations are seeking corporate partners who wish to help us celebrate these unsung heroes of the community. Let's make it an unforgettable evening!

For details about the event or about becoming a sponsor, please call (804) 262-1700 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Partial proceeds from the event will benefit the Henrico Education Foundation.


AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Teachers’ Excellence – $2,000 (Banquet Sponsor)
• Recognition as sponsor for 20 teachers and 20 guests
• Table sponsorship (includes 6 tickets to reception, 6 tickets to banquet and signage)
• Full-page, full-color advertisement in 2/16/12 Henrico Citizen ‘Top Teachers’ issue
• Company logo on front cover of program
• Opportunity to contribute giveaway or literature to “goodie” bag provided to teachers

Teachers’ Pet – $1,000 (Reception Sponsors)
• Table sponsorship (includes 4 tickets to reception, 4 tickets to banquet and signage)
• Half-page advertisement in 2/16/12 Henrico Citizen ‘Top Teachers’ issue
• Company logo included on back cover of program
• Opportunity to contribute giveaway or literature to “goodie” bag provided to teachers

Teachers’ Apple – $500 (Teacher Recognition Sponsors)
• Two (2) tickets to reception and two (2) tickets to banquet
• Quarter-page advertisement in 2/16/12 Henrico Citizen ‘Top Teachers’ issue
• Company name included on back cover of program
• Opportunity to contribute giveaway or literature to “goodie” bag provided to teachers
Community

Lions Club donates backpacks to elementary school

The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.

Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Restaurant watch

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

CAT Theatre announces cast of Sherlock Holmes play

CAT Theatre’s 51st season will open with Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which will run from Oct. 24-Nov. 8. Adapted by Steven Dietz, it is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and was the winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play.

The plot follows what seems to be the end of the career of the world’s greatest detective as he is confronted with a case far too tempting to ignore. When the King of Bohemia faces blackmail by famed opera singer Irene Adler, Holmes and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, find themselves falling into the trap of evil genius Professor Moriarty. As Holmes says, “The game is afoot Watson, and it is a dangerous one!” > Read more.

Extras sought for AMC’s ‘TURN’

Paid extras are being sought to appear in the AMC television series TURN: Washington's Spies, which will begin filming its second season in the Richmond area at the end of September and continue through February.

No experience is required, but producers say that extras must have flexible availability, reliable transportation and a positive attitude.

Arvold Casting is holding an open call on Sunday, Sept. 21 and is seeking men, women and children who are Caucasian, African American and Native American, with thin to average builds and who can realistically portray people living in Revolutionary War times. Long hair is a plus but not a must. > Read more.

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