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Support Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) at the Spook-tacular Estate Sale Oct. 30 to Nov. 1

October 30 2014 - Located at 105 Culpeper Road, 10 a.m.,
Support Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) at the Spook-tacular Estate Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 at 105 Culpeper Rd. Shop for gently-used furniture, lamps, artwork, rugs, clothing, accessories, handbags, kitchen items, shoes and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit SCAN. For details, call Kristen Read at 257-7226 x106.

‘2014 Saxon Shoes for the Needy’ campaign kicks off this weekend

November 01 2014 - Guests who donate this weekend will receive 10% off regular price merchandise, 10 a.m., Free
The 2014 Saxon Shoes for the Needy event kicks off this weekend at Saxon Shoes in Short Pump Town Center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2. Guests who donate new and gently-used shoes will receive 10% off regular price merchandise this weekend. There will also be music, giveaways and more.

Donations will be accepted through Dec. 24. Take a selfie with your shoe donation and post it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the text “My Saxon Shoes for the Needy Selfie” and be entered into a weekly drawing to win a $25 Saxon gift card. Winners are chosen every Thursday at noon at http://www.facebook.com/saxonshoes
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For more information, visit http://www.saxonshoes.com

TNT Entertainment to present Youth Impact 2014 at U-Turn Sports Academy

November 01 2014 - Registration is required, 10 a.m., Free
TNT Entertainment will present Youth Impact 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at U-Turn Sports Performance Academy, 2101 Maywill St. This youth and young adult conference is for ages 11-35 and this year’s theme is “I’m Worth the Wait.” There will be several speakers and musical guests Urban Doxology and C. Goss. Admission is free. Registration is required. For details, call 307-4660 or visit http://www.youthimpactrichmond.com

Eastern Henrico Ruritan’s Fall Spaghetti Luncheon planned Nov. 2

November 02 2014 - Tickets available from any club member and at the door, 12 p.m., $4 to $8
The Eastern Henrico Ruritan’s Fall Spaghetti Luncheon will be held from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and homemade dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Tickets available from any club member and at the door.

17th annual Benefit Dinner for the Comboni Missionary Sisters planned Nov. 2

November 02 2014 - Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, 6 p.m.,
The 17th annual Benefit Dinner for the Comboni Missionary Sisters will be held at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, 1700 Lakeside Ave. The Comboni Missionary Sisters are celebrating 64 years of service in the Richmond area. Proceeds from the dinner will be for the Scholarship Endowment Fund for the Comboni Missionary Sisters education in the U.S. For details, call 741-2487.

Kiwanis Club of North Richmond to hold a Brunswick Stew Sale

November 08 2014 - Sparkle Car Care & Car Wash, located at corner of Brook Road/Lakeside Avenue, 8 a.m., $7
The Kiwanis Club of North Richmond will hold a Brunswick Stew Sale from 8 a.m. until sold out at the Sparkle Car Care & Car Wash, located at 7220 Brook Rd. at the corner of Brook Road and Lakeside Avenue. Proceeds benefit children's programs in Northside and Lakeside areas of Richmond. The Brunswick stew is cooked by the North Richmond Kiwanis Club and sells for $7 per quart.

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

Weekend Top 10


It’s Halloween! Ghosts and goblins are everywhere…especially at Dorey Park’s Monster Mash and the annual Pumpkin Festival at Gayton Crossing Shopping Center. But don’t let the fun stop on the 31st – the Latin Ballet of Virginia will present El Dia de los Muertos Family Festival on Nov. 1. And if you need a break from the candy, enjoy some classical music at the University of Richmond and the Weinstein JCC on Sunday. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Brews and bites done right

Urban Tavern’s big, bold themes impress

The Urban Tavern opened in August, replacing the former Shackelford’s space at 10498 Ridgefield Parkway in Short Pump. Because of local and longtime devotion to Shackleford’s, Urban Tavern has some big shoes to fill.

Without any background information, I headed to the restaurant for dinner on a Wednesday night, two months after its opening.

On a perfect fall evening, four out of eight outdoor tables were taken, giving the impression that the restaurant was busier than it was. On the inside, a couple tables were taken, and a few folks were seated at the bar. > Read more.

A terrible, horrible movie. . . that’s actually pretty good

‘Alexander’ provides uncomplicated family fun
It’s not surprising in the least that Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day doesn’t much resemble the book it’s based upon.

Judith Viorst’s 1972 picture book isn’t exactly overflowing with movie-worthy material. Boy has bad day. Boy is informed that everyone has bad days sometimes. Then, the back cover.

In the film, the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad-ness is blown up to more extreme size. Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould) has a bum day every day, while the rest of his family (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey) exist in a constant bubble of perfection and cheery optimism – to the point that the family is so wrapped up in their own success that Alexander’s being ignored.

So on the eve of his 12th birthday, Alexander makes a wish: just once, he’d like his family to see things from his perspective; to experience the crushing disappointment of one of those no good, very bad days. Once he has blown out the candle on his pre-birthday ice cream sundae, his family’s fate is sealed: one full day of crippling disasters for all of them. > Read more.

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