Citizen Staff Reports 08/19/11
Henrico County and the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association are hosting the 2011 Babe Ruth Baseball 14-Year-Old World Series at the Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park on Mountain Road today through next Friday.
The 10-team event begins tonight with an opening banquet at Glen Allen High School at 5 p.m. followed by opening ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. and a home run derby at 8:30 p.m. at RF&P Park.
The banquet of champions will feature guest speaker Brian O’Connor, University of Virginia’s head baseball coach, and a meal provided by Famous Dave’s. The public is invited to attend, and tickets will be sold at the door.
Games will begin Aug. 20 and conclude with the title game Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The host Glen Allen team will play its first game on Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. All World Series games will be played at the Glen Allen Stadium and available live online at http://www.henricorecandparks.com by clicking on the tournament link.
A game schedule and archived game footage also will be available on the site.
Teams from Newton, Mass,; Bridgewater, N.J.; Janesville, Wisc.; Mims Park, Ala.; Hi-Tower, Minn.; Brazoswood, Tex.; Tualatin Hills, Ore.; Tucson, Az.; and Augusta, Va. will join Glen Allen in the tournament.
During the past five years, the GAYAA has hosted one Babe Ruth World Series, one Babe Ruth Regional tournament, two Babe Ruth state tournaments and 20 district tournaments.
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.
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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.
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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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