‘Meet the Candidates’ nights planned
Varina District voters will have two opportunities to meet and hear from the three candidates for the district's seat on the Board of Supervisors next week.
Two 'Meet the Candidates' nights next week will provide the candidates – incumbent Republican Jim Donati, Democrat Tyrone Nelson and independent Reese Haller – with a chance to address voters and field questions.
The first will be co-hosted by the North Airport Drive Civic Association and Eastern Henrico Business Association on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs.
The second will be hosted by the EHBA and Varina High School PTSA on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Varina High School, 7053 Messer Road. (Tours will be given of the school's new renovations between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
The 10th Annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 7-8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., beginning with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing with live entertainment, food and exhibits until 10 p.m. On Saturday the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full schedule of performances featuring traditional Filipino dance, music and song.
Filipino cuisine, including BBQ, pansit, lumpia, adobo, halo-halo, lechon, empanada and leche flan, will be available for purchase. The festival will also feature a children's area, church tours, exhibits, and health screenings. > Read more.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond last week opened its new Short Pump location at Short Pump Town Center, to the delight of children who attended a sneak preview of the location July 10. The new facility, located under the forthcoming LL Bean store (formerly the food court) is 8,500 square feet in size – much larger than CMoR’s former Short Pump location at West Broad Village, which opened in 2010. The new space includes The CarMax Foundation Service Station, the Silver Diner, a grocery store, a performance stage and an art studio, as well as a giant Light Bright Wall. > Read more.
Spinoff is predictably silly, devoid of plot
In Minions, those jibberjabbering little corncob things from Despicable Me have finally earned their own feature film. Specifically, three of them: Kevin (tall), Stuart (plays the ukulele) and Bob (loves his teddy bear), all voiced by co-director Pierre Coffin.
After tracing the evolution of Minionkind – we don’t know what they are, but we know they’re hardwired to serve the baddest villain around – our three Minion heroes set off upon a quest to save their species and find the newest, nastiest villain overlord. > Read more.
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