Henrico County VA

Anchor Companies now collecting donations for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive

October 21 2014 - Please bring a new, unused and unwrapped toy to donate, 5:30 p.m., Free
The Anchor Companies is now collecting donations for the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. Collection boxes will be available on Oct. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 6802 Paragon Place, Suite 350. Please bring a new, unused and unwrapped toy to donate. Light refreshments will be served. For details, call 673-9070.

St. Joseph’s Villa to host 2nd annual Trick-or-Trot 5K to benefit Brook Road Academy

October 25 2014 - Costume contest, live music, prizes and more, 8 a.m., $15 to $30
St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Rd., will host the second annual Trick-or-Trot 5K to benefit Brook Road Academy from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be Halloween-themed fun for all ages including a costume contest, live music, prizes and more. Registration is $15 to $30. For details, visit http://www.trick-or-trot.com

2014 Central Virginia Kidney Walk to take place at Anthem

October 25 2014 - 2015 Staples Mill Rd., 10:30 a.m.,
The 2014 Central Virginia Kidney Walk will start at 10:30 a.m. at Anthem, 2015 Staples Mill Rd. Kidney Walk, the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease, raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/k5vzfzf

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
The Short Pump Ruritan Club's 24th Annual Craft Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Rd., Glen Allen. More than 70 crafters will be participating. A variety of items will be featured, including handmade watches, dolls, floral arrangements, wreaths, jewelry, purses, fall and holiday décor, dog collars and clothes, baked goods, jams and jellies, Tupperware, Avon, Mary Kay, Thirty-One accessories, and many others. In addition there will be face painting for children, raffles throughout the day, and lunch concessions. The event is held inside and free to attend. For information or to participate, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 360-2371.

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
Fetch a Cure’s fourth annual Mutt Strutt will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. The day begins with a one-mile walk with furry friends to raise awareness about pet cancer and to kick-off “SPOTS” Pet Cancer Awareness Month. A vendor fair with kids’ and pets’ activities will follow the walk. Registration is $20 to $30. For details, visit http://www.fetchacure.org/event/mutt-strutt

SCAN to convene fall symposium ‘The Death of Innocence’ at St. Mary’s Hospital

October 30 2014 - Register by by Oct. 23, 1 p.m.,
SCAN in collaboration with community partners will convene a fall symposium, “The Death of Innocence,” at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital. This symposium will raise awareness on the warning signs of child abuse and factors that increase the risk of abuse. Following the presentation, a panel representing public health, social services and attachment parenting will share information and respond to questions about recognizing risk factors and responding proactively. To register, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Oct. 23.

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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