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Jan. 26, dancers from across Virginia will take to the stage for the 14th annual Virginia Dance Festival to benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation of Richmond. The festival will be held at James River High School in Midlothian, with two shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The event features over 400 dancers performing traditional and cultural dances as well as a silent auction. Tickets are $12 for adults (ages 12 and up) and $10 for children (ages 3-11). For those interested in attending both shows, the price will be discounted to $18 for adults and $15 for children. These tickets can only be purchased at the door, and all proceeds will go to Children’s Hospital Foundation. In addition, there will be a silent auction in the lobby of James River High School during both shows. For information about the event, becoming a sponsor or donating items, please call Jessica Morgan at (804) 739-7600.
The Simon Kidgits Club is hosting its first event of 2013, When I Grow Up Saturday, Jan. 26 from 1-3 p.m. in the JCPenney Court. You can be anything you want when you grow up! That’s the motto at the Kidgits mini Career Day event as kids explore various careers. There will be a Q&A session for the kids to ask questions of professionals who confirm for the day. Free for Kidgits members; $5 for non-Kidgits members. Virginia Center Commons Mall is located at 10101 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059. For more information, please visit www.virginiacentercommons.com or call (804) 266-9000.
Hanover Humane Society will hold a dog adoption stand at its facility at 12190 Washington Highway in Ashland from 9 a.m. to noon. Cat adoption stands will be held at the Mechanicsville and Virginia Center PetSmart stores from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please visit www.hanoverhumanesociety.org for available animals and additional adoption information.
Through a collaboration with Montpelier Center for Arts & Education and the Hanover Arts & Activity Center, Barter Theater will bring “Miss Nelson Is Missing” children’s play Jan. 31. Performances are at 10 a.m. at the Montpelier Center and at 3:15 p.m. at Hanover Arts & Activity Center. Admission: canned food to benefit WHEAT. This performance is possible from a grant and sponsorships from Va Commission for the Arts and James River Air. For information, contact Ann Comfort at (804) 883-7378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 1 – 29
The Art of Jack Woodson at The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education: A Richmond native, Woodson was a 20th century illustrator with an international reputation. From the collection of Clyde Willis, owner of Art Guild. An Opening Reception and Gallery Talk will be held Sunday, Feb. 3 from 1- 4 p.m. 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier, Hanover County, www.montpeliercenter.org. (804) 883-7378.
Ashland Coffee & Tea will host David Wilcox Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Ashland Coffee & Tea is located at 100 N. Railroad Avenue in Ashland. For more information, please call (804) 798-1702.
Casino Night, sponsored by PH Patriot Athletic Teams Supporters, will be held Saturday, Feb. 2. Doors open at 6 p.m.; silent auction/gaming is from 7-10 p.m.; evening prizes will be distributed at 10 p.m. (door prizes will be awarded each half-hour). Admission is $30 per person; $50 per couple before Jan. 19. Gaming, hors d’oeuvres and beverages are inclusive. (Age 21 and older.) Montpelier Center for Arts & Education is located at 17205 Mountain Road in Montpelier. All proceeds will benefit PH Patriot Athletic Teams Supporters.
The Doswell Volunteer Fire Company will have a Brunswick Stew Sale fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 16243 Washington Highway in Doswell. This annual community event provides an easy opportunity for a delicious carry-out lunch or dinner. We have a great stew recipe you really should try. Our fundraisers typically help with costs for volunteer training, small equipment or supplies and operating needs. Please support this event, and help us to help others. Pre-orders, by phone, are available. Order early if you will. The cost is $7 per quart. For additional information, call (804) 876-3880. Please ask about joining and volunteering with our organization also.
The Henry Volunteer Fire Company will host a Super Bowl Sunday Spiced Shrimp Sale for pick-up Feb. 3, from 1-3 p.m. at Station #6, 9634 Chamberlayne Road in Mechanicsville. Please include this shellfish delicacy among your snacking or meal plans. Our fundraisers benefit firefighter training, small equipment and supply purchases and assorted operating needs. Please support this event and our emergency responders. Pre-orders are required and our deadline for ordering is 5 p.m., Jan. 29. The cost is $8.50 per pound, with cash or checks (payable to H V F D Co. 6) welcomed. To order, please email Earl Boswell at email@example.com with your name, phone number and the quantity desired. We’ll have a drive-through system ready to make your pick-up quite easy. Come see us!
The popular Americana music duo, Doug & Telisha, bring their show to Ashland Thursday, Feb. 7, when they perform a concert at Ashland Coffee & Tea – www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com. They offer dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful yet gritty, neo-traditional Americana wrapper. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Ashland Coffee & Tea is located at 100 N. Railroad Avenue in Ashland. For more information, please call (804) 798-1702.
The Frog Level Volunteer Fire Department will host a Drive-thru Chili Sale Saturday, Feb. 9 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Frog Level Vol. Fire Dept., 30240 Richmond Turnpike in Ruther Glen. To pre-order, call (804) 338-8697.
Stop Hunger Now – Here’s your opportunity to make a difference. Follow this link (http://events.stophungernow.org/BethelUMCHanover) to donate and participate in packaging 14,000 meals or more! Sunday, March 31 from 8-10 a.m. at the King William High School Cafeteria, 80 Cavalier Drive, King William, VA 23086. Come at 7 a.m. for Outside Sunrise Worship. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Ellen S. Heatwole at (804) 994-5344 or (804) 839-7064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you missed out on the first annual Beaverdam Wine Festival last year I am sure you heard about the wonderful weather, live band and 50 plus food and craft vendors that 600 plus attendees enjoyed. Mark your calendar now for April 13, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Pop’s Country Store fairground. If you have a business or a craft and you would like to peddle you wares, download the vendor application and include your $60 vendor fee. All vendors receive two wine glasses and two wristbands for tasting. Visit our new website at beaverdamwinefestival.org for more information.
May 18, 19
From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and UP, Pixar has forever impacted filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, the Richmond Symphony presents Pixar in Concert, with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies, including their latest release, Brave, performed live on Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Carpenter Theatre in Richmond CenterStage. PHOTO
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.