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January 4, 2016 | Volume 91 Number 5


Christmas Choral and Carol Concert

The Saint Bede Parish Choir, the Adult and Children’s Handbell Choirs, and the Young Choristers will present a festive closing concert of the season featuring a program of Christmas music. The free concert also will include congregational singing of favorite Christmas carols. Please join us Sunday, January 10, at 2 p.m. at Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg. For more information, call 757-229-3631, or visit



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K of C Polish Night

Please join the Knights of Columbus Council #14129 for great Polish food, entertainment and fun at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Road, Richmond on January 16 at 6:45 p.m. There will be limited seating so purchase your tickets early. On–line sales end Thursday January 14th. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Food offered will include Ostrowski’s of Baltimore award winning Kielbasa with sauerkraut, “Golumpie” — stuffed cabbage, pierogi, and carrot cake. Kid’s meal will include mac and cheese or chicken nuggets. Beer, wine and alternative beverages available. Entertainment will be provided by Michas Polish Dance Ensemble. Tickets are $25 for Adults, $5 for children 6-15 and free for 5 and under. For tickets and more information call Jim Hribar at 804-339-8204 or email him at Tickets can be purchased online at

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