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UR Modlin Center for the Arts to stream NT Live’s ‘Of Mice and Men’

November 20 2014 - Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, 7:30 p.m., $7 to $14

CIVITAS Health Services to offer a free seminar for women on anger management

November 20 2014 - Coventry Gardens, 3:30 p.m., Free

Alzheimer’s Assoc. Greater Richmond Chapter to offer program at Spring Arbor Richmond

November 20 2014 - 'Dessert for the Caregiver: How to Survive the Stress of Caregiving', 2 p.m.,

CACGA to present ‘Richmond’s Finest’ Nov. 21-22

November 21 2014 - Featuring Robbin Thompson, Donna Meade, Susan Greenbaum and the Richmond Symphony, 7 p.m., $35

Local nonprofit to present the classic holiday ballet ‘The Nutcracker Sweet’ Nov. 21-23

November 21 2014 - Moody Middle School, Times vary, $18

Jaimee Paul and her jazz combo to perform at Henrico Theatre

November 21 2014 - Led by husband Leif Shires on trumpet, 7 p.m., $10

All Fired Up in Short Pump to present ‘Trim the Tree’ ornament workshop for ages 6-14

November 21 2014 - Registration is required, 6 p.m., $35

Saint Gertrude Alumnae Assoc. Board to present ‘Holly Spree on Stuart Ave’ Nov. 21-22

November 21 2014 - Over 40 local vendors will be selling handmade items and food, Times vary,

CharacterWorks, Inc. to present ‘Shrek The Musical’ at The Steward School Nov. 21-30

November 21 2014 - , Times vary, $10 to $16

All Fired Up in Short Pump to present preschool pottery class for parents, children

November 22 2014 - Today’s creation is a “Give a Mouse a Cookie” cookie platter, 10:30 a.m., $35

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Community

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.

CCC seeks donations for food pantry

Commonwealth Catholic Charities is in desperate need of food donations for its community food pantry that serves the region’s low-income families, according to officials with the Henrico-based nonprofit.

After moving into its new location this past summer, the agency has dedicated a larger space for the pantry but the shelves are practically empty.

“As we head into the holidays and the weather turns colder, the need for food becomes even more critical, but unfortunately our cupboards are nearly bare,” said Jay Brown, the agency’s director for the division of housing services. “Donations of food will allow us help provide.” > Read more.

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Entertainment

‘Sizing Up!’ opens at Cultural Arts Center

The Cultural Arts Center unveils a new exhibit – "Sizing Up!" – Nov. 20-Jan. 18 in the Gumenick Family Gallery.

Artist Chuck Larivey has spent the past three years "sizing up" – creating large-scale oil paintings that are designed to engage their viewers in a monumental way by using size to captivate them and make them a part of the artistic experience.

The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public at the center, located at 2880 Mountain Road in Glen Allen. > Read more.

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

A ‘Life’ well lived

Animated ‘Book of Life’ overcomes average storyline with extraordinary presentation, details
“Beauty is only skin deep” applies all too well to The Book of Life. An animated feature from first-time director Jorge R. Gutierrez, The Book of Life spins a classic love triangle – two childhood friends, Manolo (Diego Luna) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) both in love with Maria (Zoe Saldana).

Maria, in all honesty, is a little more interested in Manolo’s musical charms, but her father wants her to marry the boastful and militaristic Joaquin. And when two gods, La Muerte and Xibalba (Kate de Castillo and Ron Perlman, respectively), turn this little love triangle into a wager (as gods often do), Manolo’s quest for true love will take him through life, death, immortality and the underworlds of Mexican folklore.

Now, back to the “beauty” part – because as far as the visuals go, The Book of Life is the most extraordinary animated film to hit theaters this year. > Read more.

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