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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

Varina Ruritans honor students

The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.

The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)

The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.

Baseball game to benefit Glen Allen Buddy Ball


For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.

The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.

Highland Springs field to be dedicated in honor of longtime coach Spears

The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.

Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

A fun, fuzzy ride

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise

Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.

They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.

As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.

Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.

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