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Dec. 11-17

Holiday Almanac


Dec. 11-Dec. 17 Dec. 12 The Hanover Club of Randolph-Macon College hosts "A Christmas Carol", an evening of performance and desserts at the college. 306 Henry St. $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under. (804) 752-7222 Wilton House Museum opens "Quilts and Coverlets at Wilton: From the Collections of The Valentine Museum and Dr. and Mrs. Craufurd D. Goodwin," a Christmas exhibit, opens Tuesday, Nov. 21, and continues to Jan. 21. Adults $5; Students and seniors $4. 215 S. Wilton Road. (804) 282-5936. Celebrate the holidays in an old-fashioned spirit during A Child's Christmas at Maymont, which offers boys and girls the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas. Take a child's tour of Maymont House and a horse-drawn carriage ride to the Nature Center for a wildlife program, and finish by making a holiday craft to take home, 10 a.m. $12 per child; $10 for members. Registration required by Dec. 8. For children 6 and older. (804) 358-7166, ext. 333. Wednesday, Dec. 13 The Valentine Museum hosts a puppet show by Applause Unlimited, "Seasons Greetings! The Gingerbread Boy and Other Holiday Tales," 10:30 a.m. $6, includes museum admission. 1015 E. Clay St. (804) 649-0711. Dec. 13-16, 20-21 and 27-28. The Richmond Concert Band performs one of five holiday concerts, today at Sandston Baptist Church, 6:45 p.m. 100 W. Williamsburg Road in Sandston. Free. Also Dec. 17. See "Oliver With A Twist," a family musical based on Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist," 10 a.m. at the VCU Performing Arts Center. $3.50. 922 Park Ave. Show runs Dec. 13-14, 10 a.m. Dec. 16, 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 17, 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 18, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 19, 10 a.m. (804) 828-2772. Thursday, Dec. 14 Agecroft Hall opens for Scent of the Past, a special program of tours, interpreters and gift making. Limited to 15 participants. 4 p.m. $6 adults; $4 children. 4305 Sulgrave Road. Register at (804) 353-4241. Take a walk through a full-size replica of a street in Bethlehem during the time of the first Christmas, which features re-enactors in authentic costumes, live animals, Joseph, Mary and the Child, 7-10 p.m. at Cornerstone Assembly of God. 10551 Chalkley Road in Chesterfield. Free. (804) 706-5600, ext. 800. Continues Dec. 15 and 16. The Saints Singers of St. Christopher's and St. Catherine's schools perform a choral concert of sacred and secular Christmas music at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 11 a.m. Three Chopt Road and Grove Avenue. See 'Twas the Night Before Christmas at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen through Dec. 24. Call (804) 643-2477 for times and ticket information. Saturday, Dec. 16 Take your pet for pictures with Santa at Willow Lawn Pet Photos with Santa at the Shops at Willow Lawn. Dec. 2, 9 and 16, 9 a.m. to noon. A portion of the proceeds benefit "Paws For Health." (804) 282-5198 Berkeley Plantation's Colonial Christmas includes a candlelight tour of the 18th-century mansion, followed by a luxurious meal at Berkeley's Coach House Tavern, 5:30 p.m. $57 per person. Repeats Sunday, Dec. 17. Make reservations at (888) 466-6018. Ginter Park Baptist Church presents a live Nativity at 5 p.m. Free. 1200 Wilmington Ave. 359-2475. Sunday, Dec. 17 The annual Christmas Candlelight Service at the University of Richmond is held, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Cannon Memorial Chapel. The services of lessons and carols feature the University Choir and Schola Cantorum. Free. The Richmond Concert Band performs its final holiday concert of the season, today at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 4 p.m. 1925 Grove Ave. Free. Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church welcomes all to its 69th annual Christmas Candlelight Service, featuring choirs, carols and readings, 5 p.m. Reception follows. 1627 Monument Ave. (804) 359-2463. Did we miss your event? Send us an e-mail.

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