Henrico Citizen Staff Reports 02/07/11
The Richmond Flying Squirrels recently announced plans for a new acorn mascot that will serve as a sidekick to Nutzy and are asking fans to vote on the name. Fans can vote online through the poll question at http://www.squirrelsbaseball.com or through the Flying Squirrels' iPhone application. Voting is open online and through the app this week, through Friday.
The five finalists are:
Fans who have already downloaded the “Flying Squirrels App” can vote by opening the app, choosing the “Nutzy needs your help in naming a new friend” article link and submitting their vote. The application is available to download from the app store for free for fans that do not have it yet.
”Although Nutzy has many friends in the community, we thought he could use a buddy at the ballpark every night too.” said Flying Squirrels Director of Community Relations and Promotions Christina Shisler. “We chose a very fun loving acorn as Nutzy’s sidekick, and are looking forward to incorporating his antics into the festivities of each game.”
The Flying Squirrels’ new acorn mascot will be unveiled Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Empire Theater at Theater IV on Broad Street. The unveiling is free and open to the public.
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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