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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
Bon Secours Richmond Health System will host “Support Your Girls,” a Cancer Care Fund fundraiser, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Short Pump Town Center. Enjoy wine and food tastings at participating Short Pump restaurants, and discounts from participating retailers. Luminaries will be lit in honor of a loved one affected by breast cancer. Prizes include a $500 Short Pump Town Center gift card, a Schwarzchild ring and a stay at the Hyatt House. Tickets are $25. For details, visit https://www.bsvaf.org/supportyourgirls

The Sophie House Collaborate to Eradicate 5K run/walk planned at Mt. Vernon Baptist

October 04 2014 - Fundraiser to help eradicate breast cancer, 8 a.m.,
The Sophie House Collaborate to Eradicate 5K run/walk, a fundraiser to help eradicate breast cancer, will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 11220 Nuckols Rd. Race proceeds will benefit the Ellen Shaw de Paredes Foundation, The Sophie House and the Deep Run Marathon Dance. For details and to register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/GlenAllen/TheSophieHouse5K

Junior League of Richmond to present its 9th annual Touch a Truck event at RIR

October 04 2014 - Event allows children to see, touch and safely explore their favorite trucks and heavy machinery, 10 a.m.,
The Junior League of Richmond will present its 9th annual Touch a Truck event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Richmond International Raceway. This unique and interactive event allows children to see, touch and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as to meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the Richmond community. There will also be entertainment, food trucks, games, mascots and more. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://www.richmondtouchatruck.org

Foundation Fighting Blindness to present 7th annual Vision Walk in Innsbrook

October 04 2014 - Team and individual prizes, snacks and refreshments, kid’s activities, music and more, 10 a.m.,
The Foundation Fighting Blindness will present the 7th annual Vision Walk at 10 a.m. in Innsbrook. There will be team and individual prizes, snacks and refreshments, kid’s activities, music and more. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/oa6h53p

5th annual Mill House Pig Out BBQ planned Oct. 10 - pre-orders due Oct. 8

October 10 2014 - Proceeds benefit The Mill House, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Prices vary
The fifth annual Mill House Pig Out BBQ will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Mill House, 7812 Shrader Rd. Award-winning pulled pork BBQ will be smoked by Chef Elliott Buckner and sides prepared by The Mill House Kitchen Unit. All proceeds raised benefit The Mill House, a Clubhouse model vocational rehabilitation program serving survivors of brain injury in the Metro Richmond area. The deadline for pre-orders is Oct. 8. For details, visit http://www.communitybraininjury.org/858

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.

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

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.

Getting a ‘mouf’-ful

Boka Kantina exceeds its strong food truck reputation
Already a fan of Boka fare from outdoor events with the Tako Truck, I was delighted to learn of the new restaurant, and eager to see if its reputation held up after putting down brick-and-mortar roots.

Would the food lose its zest if I wasn’t enjoying it in the great outdoors? Would it seem pedestrian served from an ordinary kitchen instead of a truck?

Would the tacos be less satisfying as an antidote to normal lunch hunger – instead of being ingested to stave off desperate hunger after a long afternoon of crowds, sun, and tedious lines? > Read more.

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