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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

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.

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.

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Entertainment

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.

Restaurant watch

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

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