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Shepherd’s Center to conclude its Open University lecture series “Lunch and Life”

October 22 2014 - Speaker: Radio celebrity Dan Roberts, executive producer and host of NPR’s “A Moment in Time", 12:30 p.m., Free

UR Modlin Center to stream NT Live’s “Skylight”

October 23 2014 - An encore broadcast is scheduled for Nov. 16, 2 p.m., $7 to $14

Lewis Ginter to host “Making Beauty Sustainable: The Charles F. Gillette Forum” Oct. 23-24

October 23 2014 - Registration required, 5:30 p.m.,

Henrico Community Band to perform spooky music for the family at Henrico Theatre

October 23 2014 - Reservations are required, 7:30 p.m., Free

Latin Ballet of Va. to present ‘Sol & Luna’ Oct. 23-26 at CACGA

October 23 2014 - , Times vary, $15 to $20

Eastern Henrico Rec. Center to host ‘Generation Z Games – Halloween!’

October 24 2014 - Wear your costume and participate in a costume contest and dance to the monster mash, 6 p.m., Free

Tom Leonard’s free Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch continues

October 24 2014 - 'It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown', 7 p.m., Free

River Road Church, Baptist to host annual ‘Trunk or Treat’ celebration

October 24 2014 - Families are asked to bring a donation for the RBA Baptist Centers, 6 p.m., Free

Hermitage High School Class of 1969 to hold reunion the weekend of Oct. 24-26

October 24 2014 - , Times vary, Costs vary

Trinity Lutheran Church to host chamber music concert

October 24 2014 - A reception will follow, 8 p.m., Free

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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

A terrible, horrible movie. . . that’s actually pretty good

‘Alexander’ provides uncomplicated family fun
It’s not surprising in the least that Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day doesn’t much resemble the book it’s based upon.

Judith Viorst’s 1972 picture book isn’t exactly overflowing with movie-worthy material. Boy has bad day. Boy is informed that everyone has bad days sometimes. Then, the back cover.

In the film, the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad-ness is blown up to more extreme size. Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould) has a bum day every day, while the rest of his family (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey) exist in a constant bubble of perfection and cheery optimism – to the point that the family is so wrapped up in their own success that Alexander’s being ignored.

So on the eve of his 12th birthday, Alexander makes a wish: just once, he’d like his family to see things from his perspective; to experience the crushing disappointment of one of those no good, very bad days. Once he has blown out the candle on his pre-birthday ice cream sundae, his family’s fate is sealed: one full day of crippling disasters for all of them. > Read more.

Deep Run HS plans fall musical

Tickets for Deep Run High School’s fall musical production – Aida – will go on sale Nov. 3. The Elton John-Tim Rice pop opera, inspired by Verdi’s classic opera, tells the story of enslaved Nubian princess Aida, who falls for captain of the guard Radames, who is betrothed to the Egyptian princess.

Performances will be held Nov. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each day. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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