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OCT. 5
Enjoy an evening of Celtic and Highland music with Scottish fiddler John Turner and Friends at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series, now in its fourth year, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Tickets are $12. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
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Tom Leonard’s Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch will feature “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at 7 p.m. in the outdoor haybale theater. There will be cider, hot chocolate and popcorn. Admission is free. For details, call 364-5800 or visit http://www.tomleonards.com .
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The movie “Frankenstein” will play at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .

OCT. 6
Gallmeyer Farms will host its second annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pumpkin Patch, 4506 Millers Ln. There will be live local music, children’s activities, pony rides, arts and crafts vendors, food and pumpkin picking. Admission is free. For details, call 222-2285 or visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com .
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Gayton Road Christian Church, 12050 Ridgefield Pkwy., will hold its annual FallFest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be crafters, a yard sale, Brunswick stew, lunch plates, kids’ activities and more. For details, call 360-4464.
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The Fairfield Ruritan Club will host a chicken BBQ dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Antioch Community Center, 5650 Elko Rd. For details, call 737-3125.
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The J.R. Tucker High School Drama Boosters will host its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the school’s parking lot, 2910 Parham Rd. The yard sale benefits the drama department at Tucker. The event is rain or shine. For details, call Lisa Dyer at 527-4600 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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Willis United Methodist Church, 8360 Willis Church Rd., will host a fall festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, inflatables, games, bike safety information and more. Admission is free. For details, call 795-1895 or visit http://www.willisumc.org .
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The Shady Grove Coffeehouse will continue its 12th season with Appalachian folk duo Jeni Haskins and Billy Kemp at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 11105 Cauthorne Rd. The pair performs old-time ballads, heartsongs and spirituals. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door; teens are admitted at half-price and children under 12 are free. For details, call 323-4288 or visit http://www.shadygrovecoffeehouse.com .

OCT. 7
Theatre IV will present “The True Story of Pocahontas” at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Pocahontas is revealed as a playful, strong-minded young girl who changes her world before she will change her beliefs or herself. Admission is free but reservations are required. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.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

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.

Weekend Top 10


There’s no excuse for kids and families to not get out of the house this weekend! The Armour House and Gardens has an “Egg-celent Egg-venture” planned and Reynolds Community College will host the Reynolds Family Palooza. If you’re looking to give back to your community, Dorey Park will host Walk Like MADD and coordinators2inc will present the annual Kids Walk for Kids. And a special event for children with special needs will be on Sunday – the Caring Bunny will be at Virginia Center Commons. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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