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HCPS Superintendent Dr. Patrick Kinlaw to speak at Henrico Business Council

October 01 2014 - Reynolds Community College, 7:15 a.m.,

Shepherd’s Center to begin its Open University four-week fall lecture series

October 01 2014 - St. Mary Catholic Church, 12:30 p.m., Free

Modlin Center for the Arts at UR to present the Alonzo King LINES Ballet

October 01 2014 - Stay after for a post-show Q&A session with the performers, 7:30 p.m., $19 to $38

Henrico County Community Author Showcase to feature Vivian Stevenson

October 02 2014 - Tuckahoe Library, 7 p.m., Free

Bon Secours to host ‘Support Your Girls’ at Short Pump Town Center

October 02 2014 - Wine and food tastings at participating Short Pump restaurants, 6 p.m., $25

Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society to meet at Lewis Ginter

October 02 2014 - Artist Emily Herr will describe her most recent mural, Secret Garden Sunroom, 7 p.m., Free

UR Dept. of Theatre and Dance to present ‘Clybourne Park’ Oct. 2-5

October 02 2014 - A spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry's 'A Raisin in the Sun', Times vary, $8 to $15

NAMI to sponsor Peer-to-Peer Education Program for adults with mental illness

October 03 2014 - 10-week series of classes to be held at Henrico’s Lakeside Center, 1 p.m., Free

Professional Singles Association to host Happy Hour for 50+ singles at Urban Tavern

October 03 2014 - Visitors welcome, 5 p.m.,

CACGA to present a musical tribute to the legendary Judy Garland

October 03 2014 - Featuring Debra Wagoner with pianist Anthony Smith, 7 p.m., $15 to $18

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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

Weekend Top 10


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

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.

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