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  1. Apr

    1. Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


      Next to Normal

      Next to Normal

      Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre, closes its 2012/13 Season with the emotionally packed Broadway rock-musical Next to Normal. Winner of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize. Starring Broadway’s Andrea Rivette and Duke Lafoon. Runs TH at 7, FR and SAT at 8 and SUN at 4.

      7:00 pm
      Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt
  2. Apr

    1. Local Walmart Hosts Fan Events for Toyota Owners 400
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Richmond-Area Walmart Stores to host NASCAR Events with Bobby Labonte

      and Racing Simulators Starting April 23

      Select Walmart stores in the Richmond area will host exclusive fan events April 23-26. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy racing show cars, simulators and meet driver Bobby Labonte. Walmart will also be offering great low prices on authentic NASCAR merchandise and everything for the ultimate tailgate leading up to the Toyota Owners 400.


      Participating stores in the Richmond area include:


      • Walmart Store 2295, 7901 Brook Road, Richmond, Va.
        • Displays free and open to the public include Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, Unilever Hellmann’s Show Car, Kellogg’s Cheez-It Simulator, Clorox Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Mars M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod & Trophy Display on Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


      • Walmart Store 1525, 7430 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, Va.
        • Displays free and open to the public include 5-hour Energy Show car, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Show Car, Monster Energy Show Car and Sampling on Friday, April 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



      For additional details and a complete listing of participating Walmart stores, visit


      Walmart Fan Driven 400

      Walmart is putting race fans in the driver’s seat with the “Fan Driven 400” – an innovative, socially-driven program that gives fans a voice in branding the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race June 9 at Pocono Raceway.  From March 11 through May 27, fans can vote via Walmart’s Local Facebook pages on details including the official race name, a signature concession item and the pace car design.


      The timeline for voting on various race components will be as follows:

      • Race Name Submission (Feb. 14-25): Customers can submit a name of their choice (32 character limit).
      • Race Name Vote (March 11-April 8): Vote for one of the three race name options.
      • Concession Item (April 9-May 6): Vote for one of three types concession items, sourced via The Pocono Fan Council.
      • Pace Car Design (May 7-27): Vote on one of three designs for the pace car.


      Visit to learn more.


      Join the conversation on Twitter throughout the season with the hashtag #RaceTime, and follow us at @Walmart, @Walmartnewsroom, @NASCAR and @poconoraceway.

      10:00 am
      Local Walmart Hosts Fan Events for Toyota Owners 400
  3. Apr

    1. County Wide Food Drive
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Can food drive to benefit: Ashland Christian Emergency Services, Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Function and Western Hanover Emergency Action Team

      County-wide Food Drive

      County-wide Food Drive

      9:00 am
      County Wide Food Drive
  4. May

    1. Paws to Program through Sprite’s HERO, Inc.
      7:00 am – 8:00 am

      Volunteer Information Session

      Sprite's Hero

      Volunteer Information Session

      7:00 am
      Paws to Program through Sprite’s HERO, Inc.
  5. May

    1. Dual Recovery Anonymous
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Dual Recovery Anonymous meets Thursdays at the Thomas Hale Education Center at Sunrise House.

      Dual Recovery Anonymous is for those seeking relief from an emotional or mental disorder & a co-occurring substance abuse problem.

      The group is peer run, meaning that it is run by people with a mental illness and substance abuse history.

      For more information see:

      This excellent group supports people with both mental illness and substance abuse history. Please join us for fellowship in the 12-step tradition. There are no fees, registration forms or advanced notice necessary! 

      5:30 pm
      Dual Recovery Anonymous
    2. “Hot Stuff!”
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Hanover High School’s Annual Jazz Band Chili Dinner


      Hanover High School

      10307 Chamberlayne Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116

      6:00 pm
      “Hot Stuff!”
    3. Ashland 1st Thursdays
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Meandering – Closing Reception



      6:00 pm
      Ashland 1st Thursdays
  6. May

    1. Beaverdam 5K Fun Walk for Cancer Research
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      5K Fun Walk for Cancer Research

      8:30 am
      Beaverdam 5K Fun Walk for Cancer Research
  7. May

    1. Dynamo Soccer Club Travel Team Tryouts
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Dynamo Soccer Club is having travel team tryouts on May 5 and May 13-17 at Courthouse Park for the 2013 Fall and 2014 Spring seasons. Dynamo is accepting U10-U18 boys and girls for their competitive teams. Come experience the professional coaches and extensive curriculum centered around player development. Please go to for more details or call 804-833-2092.

      Dynamo Travel Soccer Tryouts

      Dynamo Travel Soccer Tryouts

      4:00 pm
      Dynamo Soccer Club Travel Team Tryouts
  8. May

    1. Grace Christian School Open House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


      Open House – May 7th, 6-8pm


      The Grace Christian School Board invites the community to attend an Open House on Tuesday, May 7th, 6-8 PM at Mechanicsville Church of Christ. Come tour the new school office and classrooms. Preview the academic curriculum selection and pick up a copy of the 2013-2014 school-year calendar.

      6:00 pm
      Grace Christian School Open House

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