Pinchbeck ES celebrates history
The fourth grade classes at Pinchbeck Elementary School marked the successful performance of another history play entirely created by students, with their showing of “MVP TV” April 19 in the school cafeteria. Among the fourth graders celebrating with parents and teachers following the play were (at right, left to right) Emily Donbrosky, Jada Alston, and Renecca Brendle.
Last year, the fourth graders produced “Live from the American Revolution”; this year, fellow students and parents were invited to learn about the Civil War by following two sisters as they traveled back in time to 1850-1870 and met abolitionists, President Lincoln, Gen. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, J.E.B. Sturart and other historical figures. The play also explored the life of a Union and Confederate soldier and allowed spectators to experience the Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Fredericksburg, and the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.
Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.
The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.
This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.
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CalendarChildren ages 2-8 and their families are invited to Henricus Historical Park at 3 p.m. for Haunted Henricus, Jr.: Things That Go Bump in the Afternoon. There will be stories, a treats tour and make-and-take 17th-century crafts. Admission is $5 each; free for Henricus patrons. Register by Oct. 26 to 748-1611. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org. Full text