Diversions week of February 20, 2014

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11:47 am

Accepting Donations

ROC Solid Thrift Store, 31286 Richmond Turnpike, Doswell (Route 301) is accepting donations. Open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  (804) 339-2948.

 

A Horse of Course

A Horse of Course

Through March 1

The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education, presents East Wall Gallery: through March 1: A Horse of Course. On loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, A Horse of Course explores the numerous ways in which the horse has inspired artists throughout the ages. Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday from10 a.m.-2 p.m. The gallery is located at 17205 Mountain Road (Route 33), Montpelier. For more information, please call (804) 883-7378 or visit www.montpeliercenter.org.

 

In Our Gallery: through March 1: The Heart of the Horse: Realistic and Abstract Paintings of Horses by Willa Frayser. Meet the Artist at a free Opening Reception Sunday, Feb. 2 from 2-4 p.m. 17205 Mountain Road, (Route 33), Montpelier. For more information, please call (804) 883-7378 or visit www.montpeliercenter.org.

 

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Mixed Media Show – Featured Artist Matthew Noel, “Recent Work” through March 29, at Art Studio @ 301, 13297 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover. For more information, please call (804) 537-5238 or (804) 347-5488.

Through March 29

Mixed Media Show – Featured Artist Matthew Noel, “Recent Work” at Art Studio @ 301, 13297 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover. For more information, please call (804) 537-5238 or (804) 347-5488.

 

February 22

Frog Level Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Drive-Thru Chili Sale Saturday, Feb. 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $8 per quart. Call (804) 338-8697 to place your order. Pick up is at 30240 Richmond Turnpike, Ruther Glen, VA 22546.

 

The Independence Ruritan Club will be having their semi-annual Brunswick Stew sale Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Ruritan Clubhouse located behind Independence Christian Church, 14023 Independence Road (off Route 54 west of Ashland). The stew will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a donation of only $7 a quart. Quantity is limited. To reserve yours in advance, call (804) 798-5171 or (804) 798-6579 by Thursday, Feb. 20. The proceeds from this activity will help provide several scholarships for the Class of 2014 at Patrick Henry High School. In conjunction with this stew sale the Disciples Women of Independence Church are having a bake sale.  The ladies are great cooks and they sell out fast.

 

February 23

Announcing the first Metro Collection concert of the New Year—Mozart: Symphony No. 34 with the Richmond Symphony and the Richmond Symphony Chamber Chorus. Let Mozart’s bright and sunny Symphony No. 34 and Handel’s regal anthems warm you up Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. at Randolph-Macon College’s Blackwell Auditorium. Performed live under the baton of Erin R. Freeman, you won’t want to miss this intimate and engaging chamber orchestra concert. Join Conductor Erin R. Freeman at 2 p.m., one hour before the concert, for a pre-concert talk. Adults $20, seniors $18, children $10, college students $5 at the door with a student ID. Tickets online at www.richmondsymphony.com or 1-800-514-ETIX. This concert is sponsored by Raymond James.

 

Feb. 28-March 1

Montpelier Branch Library will hold their annual Spring Book Sale and Membership Drive Friday, Feb 28 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Members preview Friday, Feb 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. Annual membership $5/year; lifetime $100. Bring your FOL Book Bag to the sale and fill it up for $10. Membership applications available at the branch and at the door of the sale!

 

 

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Sunday, March 2, the Shady Grove Coffeehouse continues its 13th season with a concert by award-winning singer-songwriter duo Emma’s Revolution. Boasting gorgeous close harmonies and unsinkable tunefulness, their music is progressive, socially-conscious, and shot-through with intelligence and cutting humor; their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama and covered by Holly Near. The concert starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance; $20 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge; teens 13-18 are admitted at half price. Net proceeds benefit UUCC. For advance tickets, or more information, call (804) 323-4288, visit www.shadygrovecoffeehouse.com, or email to info@shadygrovecoffehouse.com.

 

 

May the Road Rise to Meet You

On exhibition at The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education Gallery: March 4-29: Laura E. Allen: “May the Road Rise to Meet You.” Reclaimed objects, everyday items we touch, use and discard, tell a story as they are transformed into art. 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier. (804) 883-7378; www.montpeliercenter.org.

March 4-29

On exhibition at The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education Gallery: March 4-29:  Laura E. Allen:  “May the Road Rise to Meet You.”  Reclaimed objects, everyday items we touch, use and discard, tell a story as they are transformed into art.  17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier. (804) 883-7378; www.montpeliercenter.org.

 

March 8

Mardi Gras at The Center will be held Saturday, March 8 from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be drinks, light hors D’oeuvres, music and dancing. There will be a prize for the best Mardi Gras mask! Tickets are $20 per person, $35 per couple. Advance tickets available at Cross Brothers Grocery or purchase your tickets at the door. Drink tickets are $2.50. Must be 21 and over with a valid ID.

 

The Independence Ruritan Club, located behind Independence Christian Church, 14033 Independence Road (off Route 54, west of Ashland) will have a Benefit Breakfast Saturday, March 8 from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m., salt herring fillets, scrambled eggs, bacon, spiced apples, cornbread, grits, coffee and orange juice. All-you-can-eat for a donation of $8 for adults. Proceeds from this event will go to Hanover Safe Place. For information or carry-out orders, call (804) 798-6579.

 

March 8 and 9

“Silk Scarf painting” taught by Maripat Hyatt– Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the arts and crafts room. Create a silk scarf to give as a gift or wear for your next evening out. Maripat has been an art teacher with Henrico County for over 20 years and is the 2014 President of the Virginia Art Educators Association! She enjoys leading workshops for adults as well as children at art studios in the Greater Richmond area. Maripat has a passion for fiber arts and enjoys leading classes in Shibori, Silk Painting, Felt, Surface Design, Tie Dye, Soft Sculpture and Sewing. Don’t be shy; no prior art experience is necessary. Instructor and supply fee is $61. To register, please contact Elizabeth Pace at (804) 569-8007 or epace@covenantwoods.com.

 

March 13-23

“Urinetown” will be performed at the Sara Belle November Educational Theatre at SPARC from March 13-23. Show times are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. with ticket prices at $14. Sara Belle November Educational Theatre at SPARC is located at 2106 North Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA 23230. For more information, call (804) 353-3393, ext. 223, or visit us at www.sparconline.org.

 

March 15

All-you-can-eat Saltfish Breakfast. Includes eggs,bacon, potatoes, spiced apples, biscuits, corn bread, juice and coffee. Saturday, March 15 from 6:30 to 9 a.m. $8 adults, ages 4-10 $4. Doswell Ruritan Club – 16433 N. Washington Highway, Doswell.

 

The Kiss of the Bee

The Kiss of the Bee

April 3-6

The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents “The Kiss of the Bee” April 3 through 6 at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. Thursday, April 3 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Friday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 5 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m. Celebrating the beauty of our planet and value of bees to our livlihood. El Beso de la Abeja helps us to understand the global desperately importance of protecting nature. More than three million colonies in America and billions of bees worldwide have died since 2006. Bees are a critical part of the food chain because flowering plants depend on insects for pollination and the honeybee is the most effective. Bees contribute to global food security and their extinction would represent a terrible biological disaster. If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. If the bees disappeared, to provide food to more than 7 billion humans on Earth would be impossible. Admission: $20 adults, $15 children, students, seniors ad military. Tickets/information: (804) 356-3876 or www.latinballet.com.

 

April 12

The Independence Ruritan Club, located behind Independence Christian Church, 14033 Independence Road (off Route 54, west of Ashland) will have a Benefit Breakfast Saturday, April 12 from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m., salt herring fillets, scrambled eggs, bacon, spiced apples, cornbread, grits, coffee and orange juice. All-you-can-eat for a donation of $8 for adults. Proceeds from this event will go to Ashland Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. For information or carry-out orders, call (804) 798-6579.

 

May 1-11

“Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.,” will be performed at the Sara Belle November Educational Theatre at SPARC from May 1-11. Show times are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. with ticket prices at $14. Sara Belle November Educational Theatre at SPARC is located at 2106 North Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA 23230. For more information, call (804) 353-3393, ext. 223, or visit us at www.sparconline.org.

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