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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

Lions Club donates backpacks to elementary school

The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.

Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Film industry training program planned for this weekend

The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), in partnership with the Virginia Film Office, will offer "Get Your Start in the Film Industry," a two-day seminar designed to prepare workers for film, television and commercial projects in Virginia. The course will be held Oct. 4-5 at the Workforce Development and Conference Center, 1651 Parham Road in Henrico, on the campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

The training will be taught by Gary Romolo Fiorelli, an accomplished assistant director for film and television projects, which include the television series Sons of Anarchy and ABC’s current drama Mistresses. > Read more.

The Boathouse to open at Short Pump Town Center

The Boathouse restaurant will open at Short Pump Town Center in the spring, its third location in the region.

“People have asked us to come to the West End for years,” said owner Kevin Healy. “When the opportunity arose, we knew had to jump on it.”

The new restaurant will be located in a 5,800-square-foot space under the Hyatt House Hotel at the town center and will include a large outdoor patio. > Read more.

Getting a ‘mouf’-ful

Boka Kantina exceeds its strong food truck reputation
Already a fan of Boka fare from outdoor events with the Tako Truck, I was delighted to learn of the new restaurant, and eager to see if its reputation held up after putting down brick-and-mortar roots.

Would the food lose its zest if I wasn’t enjoying it in the great outdoors? Would it seem pedestrian served from an ordinary kitchen instead of a truck?

Would the tacos be less satisfying as an antidote to normal lunch hunger – instead of being ingested to stave off desperate hunger after a long afternoon of crowds, sun, and tedious lines? > Read more.

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