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Around Town April14


FOREIGN POLICY AND INTELLIGENCE: Presented by Phil True, retired CIA analyst; 9:45–10:45 a.m.; The Open University of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond at First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary St.; or 355-7282.


"BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S": Screening of 1961 classic Blake Edwards film starring Audrey Hepburn, 10 a.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday, Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs; $1 at door; (804) 328-4491


FESTIVAL OF THE BAROQUE: Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia event begins with "Rule Britannia", an evening of English baroque music 7:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Ave.; $30 general admission, $25 for seniors and $5 for students; for tickets and additional information, (804) 519-2098, or online through the CMSCVA website at


KID KHAOS: 1-2:30 p.m., games, board games and video games session for ages 4-6, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N Laburnum Ave., Henrico; free event; parents or legal guardians are required to sign a liability waiver provided on-site on the day of the program; (804) 225-2056

LEO KOTTKE AND LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III: 7:30 p.m., Modlin Center for the Arts Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, University of Richmond; for information, visit the Modlin Center Box Office, call (804) 289-8980, or email


YOU CAN LIVE WELL, VIRGINIA: Learn to manage chronic diseases, such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other physical or mental health conditions; free, six-week chronic-disease self-management workshop; 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays through May 12; Chesterfield County Police Support Services, 2730 Hicks Road, North Chesterfield; hosted by the Chesterfield County Office of the Senior Advocate, in cooperation with Senior Connection and The Capital Area Agency on Aging; for more information, or to sign up, contact the Senior Advocate at, or call (804)768-7878


SENIOR IDOL AUDITION: 6 p.m., Lucy Corr Village, Community Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Boulevard, Chesterfield. Entertainers, comedians, dancers, ventriloquists, musicians, singers and seniors with unique talents; event will be staged May 16 and benefits Chesterfield Shepherd’s Center, which assists seniors with transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping and minor home repairs; audition registration $10: applications and information, (804) 706-9198

HUMAN TRAFFCKING: Richmond Justice Initiative information session on extent of problem and what’s being done to combat it; 7-8:30 p.m., New Life United Methodist Church, 900 Old Hundred Road, Midlothian


CAROLE WEINSTEIN POETRY PRIZE EVENT: Panel discussion and poetry reading reception with jazz by The Lucy Kilpatrick Trio 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Weinstein Jewish Community Center, 5403 Monument Ave.; $10, $15 non-members; purchase online at


EGGSTRAVAGANZA: 10-11:30 a.m., Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico; free event for ages 1-5 with an adult; meet the Bunny, clowning fun, bunny hop music, story time, carnival games, a springtime treat, face painting, science fun; bring your baskets for the egg hunt finale; (804) 501-5809

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: Fifteen Central Virginia school systems will be holding kindergarten registration on the same date; children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall; see or dial "211" to learn what documentation and health forms you need to bring to register your child at the local elementary school in your attendance zone; participating school systems include: Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, King William, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond and Sussex

WOMEN’S NIGHT OUT WITH SUSAN CROSS: Writer and editor Susan Cross will discuss how a list of things to do before she turned 40 became a book, a new career, and amazing experiences—and we will have information from local wellness and beauty professionals, delicious treats, and giveaways; 7 p.m., Weinstein Jewish Community Center, 5403 Monument Ave.; $15, $18 for non-members; tickets at


PROFESIONAL SINGLES ASOCIATION OF RICHMOND: Age 50 and older happy hour, 5 p.m. Tripps, 10330 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian; psaofrichmond; (804) 536-1695

K. MICHELLE: 8 p.m., Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage; $50-$80, available at the Richmond CenterStage & Altria Theater Box Offices,, or charge by phone at 800-514-3849 (ETIX)

APRIL 11-12

JAMES RIVER FILM FESTIVAL: "The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show" screening 6:30 p.m. April 11; "William Eggleston in the Real World" screening 10:30 a.m. April 12; screenings at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard; $5-$8; (804) 340-1405, www.VMFA.


THE MUSIC OF THE ROLLING STONES: Richmond Symphony presentation with symphony performing Stones classics with full rock band, rhythm section, backing singers, sound and light show; 8 p.m., Altria Theater; $25-60;, 1.800.514 ETIX or Centerstage Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A MOST EGG-CELLENT EGG-VENTURE: Arts and crafts, face painting, egg hunt for young and old, 2-3:30 p.m., The Armour House and Gardens, 4001 Clarendon Road, Henrico; children must be accompanied by an adult; (804) 343-3506

TOUR OF HOMES, CHURCHES AND CEMETERIES: Historic Winterpock Day event for Chesterfield Historical Society, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with more than a dozen sites featured to benefit restoration of Magnolia Grange house museum; advance tickets $25 for adults and $12.50 for ages 18 and younger; event day tickets $30 and $12.50; tickets may be purchased online at using PayPal, or at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road, or CHSV head office in historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Road


THE DREAM TOUR: 7:30 p.m., Altria Theater, concert with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, The Whispers and Howard Hewitt; $49.50-$79.50; (800) 51-ETIX,

APRIL 14-18

ARCHAEOLOGY AT HENRICUS: SPRING BREAK CAMP: Day camp for ages 8-12 at Henricus Historical Park; learn about the tools and strategies to locate historic sites and the archaeological method used to create a living-history museum; sort, catalogue and clean artifacts and help us locate the 1611 fort; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day; $200/ $180 Henricus Foundation Patrons; registration required one week prior to camp by contacting Victoria Sweeney, (804) 318-8797 or


AMOS LEE AND MUTLU: 8 p.m., Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St.; $37-$49;,

OLD TIME TUESDAYS: Jam session (acoustic only) "Old Time" music and bluegrass, all ages, 7-9 p.m., Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Road, Henrico; free, children must be accompanied by adult; (804) 262-4924.


COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Market Square, Brandermill, off Hull Street Road at Old Hundred Road, Midlothian; (804) 744-1700


DOMINION FAMILY EASTER: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Carriage House Lawn, Maymont; egg hunts, crafts, games, entertainment;, (804) 358-7166

APRIL 19-20

EASTER WEEKEND WITH PETER RABBIT: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 180 Lakeside Ave., Richmond; (804) 262-9887;

APRIL 20 Easter

EASTER ON PARADE: 1-5 p.m., Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis avenues, Richmond; people watching, music, activities for all ages


THE BEGINNER’S PERENNIAL GARDEN: Introductory workshop on hardy perennials, simple starter plants and the basics of soil preparation; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; with instructor Beth Burrell; Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave.; $56, or $45 for members; (804) 262-9887 ext. 320;

BENEFIT CONCERT: The Thomas Jefferson High School Cadet Corps Alumni Band & Friends and current TJHS Band; come on out for a trip down memory lane as you listen to the TJCC Alumni Band play the timeless marches they were known for and hear the current TJHS Band present their award winning performance; 7-9 p.m. Thomas Jefferson High School, 4100 West Grace St.; advance tickets, call Ernie Huband at (804) 270-3838,tickets also at the door the night of the performance; $10 adults, $5 students; benefits Thomas Jefferson High Band


RIVER CITY BAND: Free all-ages concert 7 p.m., Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Henrico; based in a rich traditional bluegrass sound and set up, River City Band is a group that stays true to their down home roots while continuously exploring many different genres and tastes; reservations are required; (804) 328-4491

NASCAR DOUBLEHEADER: Toyotacare 250 and Blue Ox 100, Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond; (866) 455-RACE,

SPRINGFIELD PARK ELEMENTARY PTA SPRING CARNIVAL: Games, face painting, hair painting, crafts, bounce houses, a stilt walker, a balloon artist, caricaturists,

choral performances, dance performances, music performances, a silent auction, raffles, cotton candy, frozen yogurt, a cake walk, food; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at school, 4301 Fort McHenry Pkwy, Glen Allen


SPRING INTO THE ARTS FESTIVAL: Family event with painters, pottery, fiber art, hand-made jewelry, "meet the instruments" for children and Clarion Brass Quintet performance; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; The Center for Creative Arts at Shady Grove, 4825 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen; (804) 360-2687,

WORLD TAI CHI DAY: 9:30-11 a.m., Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, Henrico; free event will feature basic instruction in the Sun style for beginners and various demonstrations of other styles; at 10 am, everyone will join together to practice Tai Chi as it moves in a wave across the earth; no previous experience necessary; with instructor Jack Fuller; (804) 501-5114


KEN MEDEMA IN CONCERT: 7 p.m., Richmond’s First Baptist Church, Sanctuary, corner of Monument and The Boulevard in the Fan District; $10, benefits Braille Circulating Library;, 2700 Stuart Ave.


"LEBENSRAUM": Play by Israel Horovitz with guest director Carol Piersol uses cast of three to play 40 sharply drawn characters in a play based on the fanciful, explosive idea that a German Chancellor might, as an act of redemption, invite six million Jews to Germany and promise them citizenship and jobs; Weinstein Jewish Community Center, 5403 Monument Ave.; 7:30 p.m. April 30 and May 1 and May 7-8; 2 p.m. May 4 and May 11, and 9 p.m. May 3; tickets at


PAMPLIN HISTORICAL PARK: 424-acre Civil War site with four museums, four antebellum houses, living history venues and shops in Dinwiddie County, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 804-861-2408 or visit


GREAT WHITE SHARK: Science Museum of Virginia digital Dome theater presentation; dive into the realm of Earth’s most iconic predator, the Great White Shark; uncover the secret lives of these creatures that pre-date dinosaurs and how they have evolved to remain at the top of the food chain; show times and ticket information at or (804) 864-1400; $9, or $5 for members

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