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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
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MADD to host candlelight vigil Dec. 2 at UR

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.

Tournament supports adoption efforts

Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.

Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.

A.C. Moore to host winter craft day for kids

Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.

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The Dominion GardenFest of Lights Grand Illumination takes place tonight at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! This year’s theme is “A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden,” which celebrates the Garden’s history. You can also celebrate Thanksgiving again – tomorrow at Henricus Historical Park. More great events – Lavender Fields Herb Farm and Wilton House Museum will both host their holiday open house events this weekend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

A hero is born

Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ lovable robot Baymax delight
It may be time for Olaf to step down as our nation’s reigning cartoon character. Big Hero 6, the latest animated feature from Disney, contains a challenger to the throne: Baymax (Scott Adsit), another lovably chubby white wonder, who will bring joy to children’s hearts and invade every home in America inside a six-foot pile of Disney merchandise.

Big Hero 6 (based ever so slightly on a Marvel comic of the same name) is the story of Baymax – and also his closest companion Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter). And then also their four friends, all of whom join together to form the titular superhero team.

At first, though, it’s only Hiro, a young boy and an engineering prodigy, who’d rather spend his time in underground robot fight clubs than do something productive with his gifts. > Read more.

Authentically Italian

Bella’s feels – and tastes – like Italy should
Short Pump is known for its share of chain restaurants and strip malls, but diners looking for something more distinct can certainly find it without heading downtown or to nearby Charlottesville.

In fact, local husband-and-wife restaurateurs Valeria Bisenti and Doug Muir brought a taste of Charlottesville (and Italy) to Short Pump when they took a chance and opened Bella’s second location in the same shopping strip as Wal-Mart and Peter Chang China Cafe. (Bella’s original location is on Main Street in downtown Charlottesville.)

For a local Italian restaurant, Bella’s is as “Mom and Pop” as its gets. Valeria is Mom, and Doug is Pop. Since its opening about six months ago, diners have been eating rich comfort foods and drinking Italian wines. > Read more.

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