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
West End Teen Advisory Board to host annual Halloween Fair at Gayton Library
October 25 2014 - Games, crafts, face painting and storytelling, 3 p.m.,
The West End Teen Advisory Board will host their annual Halloween Fair for children from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd. There will be games, crafts, face painting and storytelling. Costumes are encouraged. Admission is free. For details, call 290-9600 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
Innsbrook’s ‘Great Pumpkin Palooza’ to take place in North Shore Commons lawn
October 25 2014 - Great Pumpkin Race 5K, Punkin' Dunkin', costume contests, live music and more, 10 a.m., Free
Innsbrook’s Great Pumpkin Palooza will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Shore Commons lawn, 4951 Lake Brook Dr. There will be costume contests, bouncy houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, a straw bale maze, live music, vendors and the annual Punkin’ Dunkin’ into Lake Rooty. The Great Pumpkin Race 5K, to benefit John Rolfe YMCA and other charities, begins at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.innsbrook.com
Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump to host a Spooky Party
October 25 2014 - Meet and greet with Princess Sophia the 1st, costume parade and more, 10 a.m.,
The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Short Pump will host a Spooky Party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet and greet with Princess Sophia the 1st, take part in a costume parade, spooky story time, a jack-o-lantern scavenger hunt drawing, games, crafts and more. All activities are free with museum admission. For details, visit http://www.c-mor.org
Join Highland Springs Fire Station #3 in the dedication of their new fire engine
October 25 2014 - Take a tour of the firehouse and meet your local firefighters and paramedics, 10 a.m., Free
Join Highland Springs Fire Station #3 in the dedication of their new fire engine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1310 E. Washington St. Take a tour of your neighborhood fire house and meet your local firefighters and paramedics. There will also be a mini health fair with information and free screenings, and food. All are welcome.
Sisters in Crime Central Va. Chapter to present “Plotting the Cozy Mystery”
October 25 2014 - Register by Oct. 24, 11 a.m.,
“Sketches” Jazz Ensemble to perform at Emilio’s
October 25 2014 - Enjoy a contemporary jazz dinner experience, 6 p.m., Free
A Contemporary Jazz Dinner Experience with "Sketches" Jazz Ensemble will be presented at Emilio's, 1847 W. Broad St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The ensemble includes Gene Pendleton (guitar), Debo Dabney (keyboard), Matthew Steele (bass), Golden Skipper (vocals), Jeff Tozer (drums) and Maroon Corey (trumpets). Admission is free. For details, call 359-1224 or visit http://www.facebook.com/SketchesJazz
Lavender Fields Herb Farm to offer the class “Fresh Herbal Wreath”
October 25 2014 - Learn easy design techniques along with care tips to get the most out of your wreath, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., $30
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd., will offer the class “Fresh Herbal Wreath” at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Participants will start with an eight-inch wreath frame and make a centerpiece with fresh greens, herbs and a few flowers for added pop. Learn easy design techniques along with care tips to get the most out of your wreath. Cost is $30. To register, call 262-7167 or visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.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
Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.
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.
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.
Performances will be held Nov. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each day. > Read more.
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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.
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