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Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class “Fresh Herbal Wreath”

October 25 2014 - Learn easy design techniques along with care tips to get the most out of your wreath, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., $30

2014 Central Virginia Kidney Walk to take place at Anthem

October 25 2014 - 2015 Staples Mill Rd., 10:30 a.m.,

Short Pump Ruritan Club to host 24th annual Craft Show at Short Pump MS

October 25 2014 - More than 70 crafters will be participating, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Free

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to host ‘Goblins and Gourds’

October 26 2014 - Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin painting, seasonal food tasting and more, 1 p.m., $8 to $12

Three Lakes Park to host Pumpkin Palooza - registration required

October 26 2014 - Pumpkin decorating, fall crafting, cider and roasted marshmallows, spooky tales and more, 4 p.m., Free

Fetch a Cure’s fourth annual ‘Mutt Strutt’ planned at Deep Run Park on Oct. 26

October 26 2014 - One-mile walk with furry friends to raise awareness about pet cancer, 1 p.m., $20 to $30

Children’s movie ‘ParaNorman’ to play at Henrico Theatre

October 28 2014 - Zombies will perform the famous Thriller dance before the movie, 7 p.m., $1

Henrico County Special Education Advisory Committee to meet at Brookland MS

October 28 2014 - Lisa A. Bennett, an attorney with the JustChildren Program, will speak, 6:30 p.m., Free

North Park Library to host ‘Scare-O-Thon: Escape from Undead Island’

October 29 2014 - For middle and high school students, 6:30 p.m., Free

Tweens invited to listen to scary stories read aloud around the campfire

October 29 2014 - Fairfield Library, 6:30 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

CAT Theatre to host auditions

CAT Theatre will hold auditions for Book of Days on Sunday, Oct. 26 and Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. each day. Auditions will be held at CAT Theatre, 319 North Wilkinson Road in Henrico. Book of Days will run Jan. 23-Feb. 7 and is one of CAT’s submissions to the Acts of Faith Festival.

Book of Days, by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson is an exploration of faith, justice, and corruption, amidst the backdrop of murder – and community theatre – in small town America. Book of Days was first written for and produced by Jeff Daniels Purple Rose Theatre Company of Michigan.

Director Leslie Cline is seeking five females between the ages of 20-65 and seven males between the ages of 24-65. > Read more.

CAT Theatre opens 51st season Oct. 24


CAT Theatre’s 51st season will open with Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which will run Oct. 24 through Nov. 8. The play is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and adapted by Steven Dietz, and was the winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play.

The story follows Holmes, whose career as the world’s greatest detective seems to have reached its end until he is confronted with a case far too tempting to ignore. When the King of Bohemia faces blackmail by famed opera singer, Irene Adler, Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson find themselves falling into the trap of evil genius Professor Moriarty. > 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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