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Sweet Spot in West Broad Village to celebrate its four-year anniversary

November 22 2014 - Enjoy a slice of candy-inspired cake from Sweet Fix, 2 p.m.,
Sweet Spot in West Broad Village will celebrate its four-year anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a slice of candy-inspired cake from Sweet Fix and take a spin on the prize wheel. For details, visit http://www.shopsweetspot.com

Join Santa for breakfast at Virginia Center Commons

November 22 2014 - Reservations are required and space is limited, 10 a.m.,
Join Santa for breakfast at Virginia Center Commons from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be breakfast, games, crafts and prizes. Reservations are required and space is limited. Admission is free for Simon Kidgits Club members and $3 each for nonmembers. Guests can join the club for $5 per year. For details, call 266-9002 or visit http://www.virginiacentercommons.com

Knights of Columbus Council 395 to hold a Brunswick Stew sale

November 22 2014 - Columbian Center on Pump Road, 1 p.m., Cost varies
The Knights of Columbus Council 395 will hold a Brunswick Stew sale from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbian Center, 2324 Pump Rd. Cost is $8 for one quart and $15 for two quarts; additional quarts are $7.50 each. The proceeds will benefit the Council’s charitable projects. To preorder, call Tom Giannasi at 355-3866.

American Legion Post 125 to host a turkey dinner

November 23 2014 - , 1 p.m., $5 to $8
American Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will host a turkey dinner from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Henricus Historical Park to hold Virginia’s Thanksgiving Feast and Prayer

November 29 2014 - , 10 a.m., $6 to $8
Henricus Historical Park will hold “Virginia’s Thanksgiving Feast and Prayer” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are invited to learn about the real meaning of Thanksgiving, which was recognized by colonists at Henricus before the Pilgrims settled in Massachusetts. Period-dressed historical interpreters will portray how the English gathered, gave thanks for survival and feasted during special occasions. Admission is $6 to $8. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org

Southern Season to offer a gingerbread house decorating class for ages 7+

November 29 2014 - Each attendee will decorate a house to take home, 12 p.m., $45
Southern Season, 2250 Staples Mill Rd., will offer a gingerbread house decorating class for ages seven and up at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each attendee will decorate a house to take home. A light snack will be served. Cost is $45. To register, visit http://www.southernseason.com/our-stores/richmond

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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.

Hands-on duties

More than 1,000 volunteers from throughout the region gathered last month as part of HandsOn Greater Richmond to complete more than 60 projects.

The event is a program of the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence.

In Henrico, a group of Target employees (pictured) undertook a project at Fairfield Middle School to help re-plant the school's community garden and paint the outdoor shelter. > Read more.

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.

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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.

Weekend Top 10


The holiday season is underway and Lakeside Avenue has everything you need during its 10th annual Holly Jolly Christmas event! Shoppers will enjoy extended hours at several dozen shops and free trolley rides. Also this weekend, the 23rd annual Great American Indian Exposition & Pow-Wow. There will be over 200 American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists and crafters. In the mood for music? Check out The Gibson Brothers at UR and Susan Greenbaum at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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