The 8th annual “It’s in the Bag” Fundraiser is Thursday, February 6, 6 – 9pm at The Willow Oaks Country Club, 6228 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, It’s a chance to bid on one of a kind, unique and some very fashionable handbags while supporting LINC’s mission of serving cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families. More than 200 bags and specialty items are up for auction. Tickets are $35 on-line. LINC, a non-profit organization, provides information, education and referral services for legal, financial and community resources individuals dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. For more information about LINC and the “It’s in the Bag” Fundraiser, visit www.cancerlinc.org or call 804-272-LINC (5462).
Some of the area’s best local Chocolatiers, Bakeries and specialty shops will give Richmnders an opportunity to sample dozens of chocolates and desserts at the 9th annual CHOCOHOLIC!, a fundraiser for Family Lifeline. The Charity event is once again at the Science Museum of Virginia, Thursday, February 6th, from 7 – 10pm, tickets are $50. The evening features, wine and beer tastings, food provided by Mosaic, a silent auction and you can sample all the chocolate treats and desserts you can eat. Proceeds from CHOCOHOLIC will benefit Family Lifeline, a non-profit organization that provides families with the tools and resources needed to create a better future for themselves and their community. For tickets and more information visit www.familylifeline.org/events or call 804-249-5424.
2014 Acts of Faith Festival, America’s largest Faith Inspired Theatre Events; features “I Said I Wasn’t Going To Tell Nobody But I Couldn’t Keep It To Myself” a collection of 22 poems performed by a cast of seven females, Friday, January 31, 7pm at Unity Christ Church of Bon Air, North Chesterfield, 923 Buford Road, free admission, www.theactsoffaith.org; “Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad”, based on a true story of Harriet Tubman, January 31 – February 9, Children’s Theatre of Virginia, The Shops at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, tickets, $15, details visit www.va-rep.org or call 804-282-2620 or www.theactsoffaith.org.
Kings Dominion to hire 4,000 Seasonal Associates for its 40th Celebration on Saturday, April 5, looking for dancers, singers, characters, technicians, theater attendants, stage managers, supervisors, and more, auditions dates Saturdays, February 1 & 8, 1pm, singers, actors, & characters registration; 5pm dancers, state managers, technicians & additional positions, for details http://www.kingsdominion.com/jobs.
Open Call Sunday, February 9th, from 1 – 4pm for AMC Television Series, “TURN”, currently filming in Richmond and is searching for men between the ages of 18 & 40, who are thin to average build to play background performers, and long hair is a plus but not a must. The show takes place during the Revolutionary War. Open call is at 4300 Carolina Avenue, near the Richmond International Raceway off East Laburnum Avenue. No experience necessary but must have availability, transportation and a positive attitude. Episodes shoot Monday – Friday through March 2014. If interested but cannot make the open call, submit a current photo and contact information and follow instructions at http://www.arvoldcasting.com/actors/. “TURN” premieres on AMC April 6, see trailer here: http://www.amctv.com/shows/turn/about.
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.
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.
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.
Richmond Parents Monthly, 18th Annual Summer of Fun Camp & Education Fair, Saturday, February 8, 10am-3pm at Tuckahoe Family YMCA of Greater Richmond, 9211 Patterson Avenue, for information visit www.RichmondParents.com or call 804-673-3886.