LIVING Picks: Week of December 28-January 3


First Night Virginia
Saturday, December 31

Annual community celebration of the arts includes many family-friendly activities on and around the Downtown Mall. Wristbands $6-16, times vary. Downtown Mall.


New Year’s Day 5K
Sunday, January 1

Race a fairly flat out-and-back, 3.1-mile course to start the new year off right and benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia. $25, 11am. 5404 Wesley Chapel Rd., Free Union.


Near Year’s bluegrass brunch
Sunday, January 1

Build your own Bloody Mary with more than 40 different ingredients to sip while listening to live bluegrass music. 10:30am-2:30pm. South Street Brewery, 106 W. South St. Call for reservations: 293-6550.


Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting
Thursday, December 29

Weekly meetings of a 12-step program for those looking to recover from co-dependence and maintain healthy relationships. Free, 7:30pm. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 100 Alderman Rd., and 536 Mohican Tr., Ruckersville. 962-0528.