Mark your calendars now for these events in January 2018 (some events do have a $10 fee but others are FREE!). And learn more about events through Henrico Parks & Recreation here.
Sat, Jan 13, 2pm. $10.
Henrico Theatre (305 E Nine Mile Road Henrico, VA 23075)
The Barter Players bring their critically acclaimed production of Call of the Wild to Henrico Theatre. The entire family will enjoy this beautiful show. Info: 652-1460.
Sun, Jan 14, 2-4pm. Free.
Belmont Recreation Center (1600 Hilliard Road Henrico, VA 23228)
All ages. Join historian, Carson Hudson and his musical group, to learn of the life and music of the most popular American songwriter of the 19th century, Stephen Foster. You’ll discover the backstory of Foster’s most endearing songs and maybe even sing along. What does DooDah really mean? Come to learn its meaning and many other fascinating things about Foster’s songs. Then help us celebrate Foster’s 192nd birthday with some refreshments and dancing that was popular during his lifetime. This program is recommended for ages 13 and older. Information: 652-3409.
Tue, Jan 23, 7-9 p.m. Free.
Glen Allen Hgh School, 10700 Staples Mill Road
Enjoy the best of the big band sound featuring The Continentals. Great music and toe-tapping fun to help shake off the winter blues. Information: 501-5138.
Sun, Jan 28, 2-3:30pm. Free.
Walkerton Tavern (2892 Mountain Road Glen Allen, VA 23060)
All ages. Join us each month as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, the Great War. To kick off the series, come listen to historian, Al Barnes, as he describes how America and Virginia created an army from scratch – from the creation of training camps and conscription to immigrant soldiers and the homefront – this presentation provides an introduction to the Great War and its little-known impact on America’s history and its citizens. Information: 652-3409.
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No matter your age or background, the spirit and the openness of the Elegba Folklore Society will enchant you, closing the gap between performer and audience. In this performance, dancers, drummers, singers, spoken word artists and masquerades focus primarily on West Africa to interactively spur an evolving understanding of the cultural and historical underpinnings of the dance and its music while showing its relationship to the United States. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ages 50+. Dance the night away with the CenterStage Band honoring music legends – Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Prince, and Motown’s greatest entertainers! Music by the Center Stage Band. It will be a legendary night to remember! Light refreshments will be served. Information: email@example.com Purchase tickets. ($10)
Discover the impact African Americans played in eastern Henrico County. Learn about the lives of both enslaved and free people that lived and worked at High Meadow/Dabbs. A police officer will share stories of the time Dabbs House served as a police station. Meet some USCT Troop reenactors, who will share the role these men played in the Battle of New Market Heights. Hear about Evergreen and East End Cemeteries, once forgotten but are now being restored. Free event. Information:…