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UPCOMING

2016 Virginia Senior Games
NEWPORT NEWS, VA

Online registration now open. The 2016 Virginia Senior Games will take place May 18-21, 2016 in Newport News. 2016 is a qualifying year for the 2017 National Senior Games, which will be hosted by Henrico. Info: vsg@vrps.com, (804) 730-9447 or www.virginiaseniorgames.org

Richmond Coin and Currency Show
CLARION HOTEL

May 6-8, 2016, Fri and Sat 10-6, Sun 10-3, Clarion Hotel, 3207 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230. Free parking, admission, and appraisals. Youth Day on Saturday.
richmondcoinclub.com
(804) 350-1140

CONTINUING

Yoga in the Garden
LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDENS

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture in a tranquil Garden setting. Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience. Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season. Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather. Member $75 Non-Member $147. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 @ 10:30a.m.
lewisginter.org
(804) 262-9887

FRIDAY, APR. 1

An Evening with Judy Collins
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. 7:30p.m.
modlin.richmond.edu
(804) 289-8980

First Friday Coloring Club
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Come to LaPrade every first Friday, 3-5 p.m., to enjoy relaxing coloring -- for adults! Colored pencils provided! 3:00-5:00p.m.
library.chesterfield.gov
(804) 751-2275

SATURDAY, APR. 2

Judy Collins, The Healing Power of Art and Music
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

Few artists have as much staying power as music icon Judy Collins. She has celebrated over 50 years of recording with 37 albums, top ten hits, Grammy® wins, and gold and platinum status. It is certainly no wonder that she was the muse for the classic rock song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.”
modlin.richmond.edu
(804) 289-8980

Virginia Daffodil Society Show
LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDENS

The daffodil show features hundreds of delightful prize-worthy daffodils and expert growers. Regular Garden admission will be charged. 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23228.
lewisginter.org
(804) 262-9887

SUNDAY, APR. 3

Central Va. Food Truck Rodeo
Chesterfield Towne Center

The festival kicks off at Chesterfield Towne Center at noon and runs to 6 p.m., in the parking lot near Sears. More than 30 Richmond area food trucks will set up shop, for the afternoon, and live music will start at 12:30 p.m. There will also be plenty of Virginia craft beer to wash all the food down. There’s no admission into the Rodeo but food and drinks is a pay as you go.
centralvirginiafoodtruckrodeo.com

Jimmy Dean Music Festival featuring The Oak Ridge Boys
CARPENTER THEATRE

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.
richmondcenterstage.com
(804) 592-3400

TUESDAY, APR. 5

Using Your Body Movement As Medicine
LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDENS

Avid runner or walker? But your knees, legs, joints are starting to bother you? In order stay healthy and strong it is suggested to keep your body moving at all ages of life. Join Dr. Katherine L. Dec from VCU Health Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as she discusses ways to keep the body in motion. This seminar is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. 5:30-6:30p.m. 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
Register online at vcuhealth.org/seminars
(804) 828-2357


Celtic Woman 2016 Destiny Tour
ALTRIA THEATER

Global music sensation Celtic Woman presents DESTINY, an enchanting new show and world concert tour. The 2016 Destiny Tour features music from their brand new album and DVD, Destiny, including timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards wrapped in the group’s celebrated style. Four sublimely gifted Irish women- three glorious vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist –are accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skills and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition. This unforgettable live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes and magnificent arrangements with superb choreography. On the heels of their successful 10th Anniversary World Tour that captivated millions of fans, come join Celtic Woman as they begin the next chapter of their musical journey - a true destiny to be shared by all! 7:00p.m.
altriatheater.com

THURSDAY, APR. 7

Acoustic Concert Series: My Son, the Doctor
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

An eclectic mix of Eastern European, Balkan, and Mediterranean folk music, with an emphasis on Yiddish, Hebrew, and Roma traditions. 7:00p.m.-8:00p.m. For all ages.
library.chesterfield.gov
(804) 751-2275

FRIDAY, APR. 8

4th Annual TEDxRVA 2016 “Artful”
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center

TEDx events are community versions of the larger TED talks that are produced globally, TEDxRVA began 4 years ago will be held for the second time at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center. This year’s theme is “ARTFUL” providing a stage for international, national, regional, and local speakers to communicate about innovations in Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Friday, April 8, from 9:00am–5:00pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage.
tedxrva.com

Senior Spring Prom
THOMAS DALE HIGH SCHOOL

This semi-formal themed dance will help you celebrate your ‘Prom Days.’ This dance is for Chesterfield County residents 50 and older. Music will be provided by SPECTRUM. Light refreshments. The dance is free of charge but space is limited, and pre-registration is required. 7:00-10:00p.m. 3626 W. Hundred Rd., Chester, VA.
(804) 751-4135

SATURDAY, APR. 9

Lynne Carnes& Brothers 2
BEULAH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

A music benefit for the Optimist Childhood Cancer Fund. Tickets: $15. 7:00-8:30p.m. 6930 Hopkins Rd., Richmond, VA 23234
(804) 306-1960

WEDNESDAY, APR. 13

A Morning of Jazz With Carol Covell
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRAL LIBRARY

Carol Covell sings favorites from the Great American Songbook and shares her thoughts on jazz and great jazz singers and instrumentalists. 10:30-11:30a.m.
library.chesterfield.gov
(804) 751-2275

SATURDAY, APR. 16

Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra
GOTTWALD PLAYHOUSE

The Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra resides in Richmond, Virginia, where members grow gourds, make instruments and create music. A band of musicians with dirt under their fingernails--they put the “cult” back into culture, and “culture” back into agriculture.
richmondcenterstage.com
(804) 592-3400

FRIDAY, APR. 22

Encore Entrepreneurs
BON AIR LIBRARY

Entrepreneurs over the age of 50 are one of the fastest-growing groups of business owners. Discover what resources are available to help you use your knowledge, passion, and experience to create a small business. Registration is required and begins April 8. 10:30a.m.-12:00p.m.
library.chesterfield.gov
(804) 751-2275

TUESDAY, APR. 19

Disney’s The Lion King
ALTRIA THEATER

Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE LION KING brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING. All guests require a ticket, regardless of age. We recommend that children be at least six years old to attend a performance of THE LION KING. Each performance lasts 2 hours, 30 minutes including one intermission. Through May 8th.
altriatheater.com

SUNDAY, APR. 24

Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet program brings the best Bolshoi Ballet productions direct from the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to cinemas and performing arts centers across the U.S. and Canada. Each performance is captured in high definition and broadcast via satellite to participating venues. 12:55p.m.
modlin.richmond.edu
(804) 289-8980

TUESDAY, APR. 26

The Essential Elements of Japanese and Italian Gardens
BON AIR LIBRARY

Gardens of the Italian Renaissance use symmetrical patterns to create formal geometric spaces. Japanese gardens use asymmetrical designs to create a controlled naturalistic look. Peggy Singlemann, Maymont’s Director of Horticulture and co-host of WCVE’s “Virginia Home Grown,” explains how to use plants and hardscapes to achieve these different aesthetics. Registration is required and begins April 12. 7:00-8:30p.m.
library.chesterfield.gov
(804) 751-2275