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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.,
Sisters in Crime Central Virginia Chapter will present “Plotting the Cozy Mystery” with author Carolyn Greene from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. The meeting is free and open to the public. All participants are invited to a “Dutch treat” lunch at a local restaurant following the presentation. Register by Oct. 24 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

“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
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.

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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

Deep Run HS plans fall musical

Tickets for Deep Run High School’s fall musical production – Aida – will go on sale Nov. 3. The Elton John-Tim Rice pop opera, inspired by Verdi’s classic opera, tells the story of enslaved Nubian princess Aida, who falls for captain of the guard Radames, who is betrothed to the Egyptian princess.

Performances will be held Nov. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each day. > Read more.

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

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.

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