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11th annual Movin’ & Groovin’ 5K Run/Walk to take place at Dorey Park

August 23 2014 - 5K run, two-mile walk and kids’ fun run, 8 a.m.,
The 11th annual Movin’ & Groovin’ 5K Run/Walk will take place at 8 a.m. at Dorey Park. The event, which raises funds for pancreatic cancer research, features a 5K run, two-mile walk and kids’ fun run, as well as entertainment from DJ Luke Gibson, moonwalks, balloon fun with Miss Sheri the Clown and more. Registration fee is $25. For details, visit http://www.movinandgroovin5k.org

Macy’s Shop for a Cause event takes place at all Macy’s locations nationwide

August 23 2014 - Purchase of a $5 shopping pass will benefit Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond, All day, $5
Macy’s Shop for a Cause event takes place at all Macy’s locations nationwide, including Regency Square, Short Pump Town Center and Virginia Center Commons. Guests may purchase a $5 shopping pass from Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond – the pass provides exclusive savings in-store and the non-profit will keep 100% of the proceeds. For details, visit http://www.shopforacause.macysinc.com or www.labrescue-richmond.com.

Toast New American Gastropub to host ‘Toast to RVA Day’ every Monday

August 25 2014 - This week’s charity is Light the Night Campaign/LLS, 11 a.m. to midnight,
Toast New American Gastropub, 7007 Three Chopt Rd., will host Toast to RVA Day every Monday from 11 a.m. to midnight where the featured local charity will receive 10% of all the food sales from that day. This week’s charity is Light the Night Campaign/LLS. Take out included. For details, visit http://www.toastrva.com/events

Virginia Blood Services to hold a blood drive at Glen Allen Library

August 26 2014 - All walk-ins are welcome, 11 a.m., Free
Virginia Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd. All walk-ins are welcome and donors are encouraged to schedule their appointment by visiting http://www.vadonor.org and u,sing sponsor code HCEDH. For details, call Andrea Brown at 290-9522.

American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital-Forest

August 28 2014 - Types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this time, 11 a.m., Free
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Forest Campus, 1602 Skipwith Rd. Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this time. For details, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org

Toast New American Gastropub to host ‘Toast to RVA Day’ every Monday

September 01 2014 - This week’s charity is the Richmond Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, 11 a.m.,
Toast New American Gastropub, 7007 Three Chopt Rd., will host Toast to RVA Day every Monday from 11 a.m. to midnight where the featured local charity will receive 10% of all the food sales from that day. This week’s charity is the Richmond Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association. Take out included. For details, visit http://www.toastrva.com/events

Crafters sought for Short Pump Ruritan Club event

October 25 2014 - To be held October 25 at Short Pump Middle School, ,
The Short Pump Ruritan Club is seeking crafters for its 24th annual craft show, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Road. For an application and information, call (804) 360-2371 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Community

Rotary donates to ‘Bright Beginnings’

The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


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

‘Planes’ sequel crashes

‘Fire and Rescue’ proves too predictable, boring

Planes: Fire and Rescue opens with a dedication to the hero firefighters of the world. It’s an admirable notion, and it makes sense, given that this is a film about planes that fight fires.

But here it might be a little out of place, as Planes: Fire and Rescue has a few things on its mind besides supporting the men and women who routinely throw themselves into burning buildings.

Like money. Lots and lots of money – into the 11-figures-and-counting range. In case you weren’t aware, 2006’s Cars was the biggest moneymaker Disney had in decades – not because of how much green the film printed at the box office, but because a combination of toys, games and snack foods stamped with the Cars seal of approval routinely pulls in tens of billions of dollars per year. > Read more.

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