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SEPT. 28
The Company Store will perform at 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. The Company Store mixes together the ingredients of America’s own music – fiddle melodies from Virginia’s Appalachians, tight harmonies from Kentucky’s bluegrass and moving spirituals from the Carolina hills. Admission is free but reservations are required. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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University of Richmond will host the popular Family Weekend Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Schola Cantorum, Women’s Chorale, Jazz Ensemble and others will perform. The UR Taiko Ensemble will perform outside, weather permitting, at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free; no tickets are required. For details, call 289-8277 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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The Friends of the Twin Hickory Library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. For details, call 290-9200 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org .
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Threads Consignment Events will present the Fall/Winter Children’s Sale Sept. 28 to Oct. 7 in the Canterbury Shopping Center, 10618 Patterson Ave. Items for sale include new and gently-used clothing, toys, books, puzzles, furniture, baby equipment, maternity wear and more. Threads is a sponsor of the annual Autism Society of Central Virginia 5K. Hours vary. For details, visit http://www.threadsevents.com .

SEPT. 29
Henrico Humane Society’s fifth annual Bark in the Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. A 2K dog walk will begin at 11 a.m. There will also be live music, children’s activities, pet-related vendors, a pet costume contest and more. Dogs will enjoy the new, fully-fenced-in Dorey Dog Park which features dog exercise equipment, “misting stations” disguised as fire hydrants and low water fountains just for pets. Registration is $25 for the 2K walk. Admission is free. Rain date is Sept. 30. For details, call HHS at 262-6634 or visit http://www.henricohumane.org .
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The Festival of India will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 29-30 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. There will be classical and modern live performances, as well as East-West fusion dance and music. Traditional Indian clothing, jewelry, movies, music and souvenirs will be available for purchase and a variety of Indian cuisine, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies, will be prepared fresh in front of patrons. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.thefestivalofindia.org .
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Safe Harbor’s third annual yard sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the old Best Products location, 4909 Marshall St. Items for sale include furniture, electronics, home goods, collectibles, clothes and accessories, toys, books, movies, DVDs and more. All proceeds benefit Safe Harbor’s work to provide shelter, counseling and support groups for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. For details, visit http://www.safeharborshelter.com .
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The fourth annual Richmond Walk Now for Autism Speaks will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. There will be children’s activities, a resource fair, refreshments and live entertainment by The Diggity Dudes. Families will have a chance to meet firefighters and police officers from Henrico and Hanover counties. For details, visit http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/richmond .
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Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will host its Fall Herb Faire and Open House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be classes, demonstrations and a farm tour. Admission and parking are free. For a schedule of events, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com .

SEPT. 30
Richmond’s Tony Cosby and his band of thespians will present The Sam Cooke Experience, a musical and theatrical tribute to gospel great and R&B legend Sam Cooke, at 3 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. WLEE radio personality Jack Gravely will be the guest M.C. for this variety show starring the talents of home spun thespian troupe Theatre&Co and features local recording artist Delores Fox and Justin Morris of the Soul Stirrers. Tickets are available to Barkys, 18 E. Broad St., and The Gospel Book Store, Fairfield Commons Mall on Nine Mile Rd. For details, call Tony Cosby at 218-6970 or visit http://www.sowerinc.com
Community

Celebrating 106 years

Former Sandston resident Mildred Taylor celebrated her 106th birthday Aug. 9. Taylor, who now lives in Powhatan, is still a member of Sandston Baptist Church. She was visited the day after her birthday by several members of the church, who played for her a recording of the entire church membership singing happy birthday to her during worship. > Read more.

YMCA breaks ground for aquatic center

YMCA officials gathered last week to break ground on the new Tommy J. West Aquatic Center at the Shady Grove Family YMCA on Nuckols Road. The center, which will featured 7,600 square feet of competitive and recreational space, including water slides, play areas for children and warmer water for those with physical limitations, is the fourth phase of a $4 million expansion at the facility. West was president and CEO of Capital Interior Contractors and a founding member of the Central Virginia Region of the Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. > Read more.

Rotary donates to ‘Bright Beginnings’

The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Enjoy the final days of summer with comedian Guy Torry, the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour or mystery writer Mary Miley Theobald at Twin Hickory Library. Another great way to welcome the beginning of fall is to check out the UR Spider Football season opener with man’s best friend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Bottoms up

Short Pump brewery offers more than just beer
I am still (happily) thinking about my entire experience at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery last week. Knowing nothing about this new brewery out of Denver, I was leery of brew-pub in the heart of Short Pump Town Center – this is not what I’d usually think of as a perfect fit, and yet, it was.

The restaurant and craft brewery opened in early June and features 10 beers made by female brewmaster Becky Hammond (pictured). This is the restaurant’s second location in Virginia; the first is in Arlington. Behind glass walls, customers watched the beer brewing in massive steel barrels. For our up-and-coming beer region, it makes sense that Short Pump would jump on board.

As I walked up to the back of the mall near the comedy club, I was taken aback by what I saw: at the top of the stairs was an overflowing restaurant with outdoor seating, large umbrellas and dangling outdoor lights. > Read more.

Cultural Arts Center announces 2014 fall class schedule

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is now registering participants for its fall 2014 schedule of classes.

The center will offer more than 100 classes for children and adults, covering topicssuch as culinary arts, fiber arts, visual and performance arts and more. Instruction is structured to appeal to a wide range of abilities, from beginners to experts of all ages. Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximum benefit for participants with generally no more than 15 students. > Read more.

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