Weekend Picks: Evening of Jazz, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dinosaurs in Richmond
Girl Scout Cookie Craze 2014, Saturday, January 25, 4-8pm, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North 3rd Street, a big celebration and cookie sale kick-off includes indoor laser tag, fun inflatables, indoor mini golf, carnival games and Girl Scout Cookies, a live concert with X-Factor Finalists and super girl group Fifth Harmony performing from 7 -8pm, Girl Scout Cookies season starts February 21 and ends March 15, for tickets to the cookies craze visit www.gscookiecraze.com.
Saturdays at the Library with GRASP – GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc., a non-profit educational organization, provides free assistance in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Workshops are Saturday, January 25 and February, 22 from 10am to 3pm at the Richmond Public Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment call 804-527-7708 or visit GRASP website www.grasp4va.org for more information. College Financial Aid Workshops are also held in Henrico County February 3rd & 4th at Twin Hickory Area Library and February 5th & 6th at Tuckahoe Area Library. Register on-line www.henricolibrary.org, in person or call Twin Hickory at 804-290-9200 or at Tuckahoe 804-290-9100. Workshops are also held in Chesterfield at several branches through February 17, 7-8:30pm. Visit library.chesterfield.gov or call 804-751-CCPL.
Coming to the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage Grammy Award-winning South African a cappella group “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” Sunday, January 26, 7pm, for tickets visit www.ETIX.com or 800-514-3849 or for more information visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.
Dinosaurs are back at the Science Museum of Virginia, featuring 9-foot tall, three-horned, plant-eating dinosaur that’s 21-feet long. Explore the life of a dinosaur in Be the Dinosaur – Life in the Cretaceous and interact with an animatronic triceratops. Dinosaurs at the Science Museum of Virginia is opened through May 11, for more information visit www.smv.org or call 804-864-1400.
Virginia War Memorial’s Artifacts Roadshow - Winter Edition & Offers Free Expert Review of Military Memorabilia, Saturday, January 25, 10am – 12:30pm, 621 South Belvidere Street, free admission, free parking, for details www.vawarmemorial.org.
Royal Productions 4th annual Home and Garden Show, Saturday, January 25, 10am-6pm, Sunday, January 26, 11am – 5pm at Meadow Event Park, Doswell, Taste of Virginia, details www.vahomeandgardenshow.com.
Union First Market Bank Lollipops An American in Paris, Richmond Symphony, Saturday, January 25, 11am, at The Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CentreStage, pre-concert Festival at 10am, for details visit www.richmondsymphony.com or 800-514-ETIX.
The Petersburg, Virginia Chapter, KAPPA Alpha PSI Fraternity, Inc. is holding a FAFSA Workshop at Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts & Technology, 512 West Washington Street, Ptersburg, Tuesday, January 28, 6pm, for more information email Anthony Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-721-5530 or 804-722-0200 ext. 309.
Chesterfield County Events for Black History Month: Musical Performance by Ordinary People Band, Friday, February 7, 7 – 9pm at Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Road; “Ain’t I a Woman”, Actress Charmaine Crowell-White bring Sojourner Truth to life in a portrayal February 1, 6 and 11 at several branches: VSU Gospel Chorale Concert, Thursday, February 13, 7pm at Central Library; Morning Coffee Break: Voices of Abolition February 4, 12 & 18 at various branches: for more information on these and other events at library.chesterfield.gov.
An Evening of Jazz with The Desiree Roots Trio, Friday, February 7, 7pm, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, advance tickets are $12, $15 at the door. For more information visit www.artsglenallen.com or call 804-261-ARTS (2787).
In Celebration of Black History Month, Third Street Bethel AME presents America’s Got Talent Finalist The VSU Gospel Chorale in Concert, Sunday, February 9th, 4pm. Adult tickets are $15 and students $10, for more information call 804643-8157, Third Street Bethel AME is located at 614 North 3rd Street.
9th annual CHOCOHOLIC, silent auction, wine, specialty beer, local goodies to benefit Family Lifeline, Thursday, February 6, 7 – 10pm at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, $50.00, for details familylifeline.org.
The Renewal Projects and 31st Street Baptist Church presents United Voices: Raising Awareness Through Song & Word, in honor of National Black HIV/AID Awareness Day, Friday, February 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm., 823 North 31st Street, featuring community leaders and guest speakers sharing personal stories of people living with HIV/AIDS, and musical performance, for more information call 804-353-0060.
The Modlin Center for the Arts presents A Night of Mali Music featuring Fatoumata Diawara and Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Saturday, February 15, 7:30pm at Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, for more information and details about other concerts and events visit modlin.richmond.edu.