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Friends of the Tuckahoe Library to hold book sale Aug. 22-23

August 22 2014 - Children’s books will be sold on Saturday only, 10 a.m.,
Friends of the Tuckahoe Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22-23. Adult books for sale Friday and Saturday; children’s books will be sold on Saturday only. For details, call 290-9100 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org

Shelter Dog Adoption event planned at Eastern Henrico PetSmart

August 23 2014 - A dozen "adoptabull" dogs will be on hand to meet and greet, 11 a.m.,
Richmond Animal Care & Control, Bully Rescue & Advocacy Group and US Army volunteers from Fort Lee’s Ordinance BOLC Class 2014-15 will host a Shelter Dog Adoption event on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PetSmart, 4531 S. Laburnum Ave. BRAG will have a dozen “adoptabull” RACC dogs on hand to meet and greet. Volunteers will be available to answer questions.

11th annual Movin’ & Groovin’ 5K Run/Walk to take place at Dorey Park

August 23 2014 - 5K run, two-mile walk and kids’ fun run, 8 a.m.,
The 11th annual Movin’ & Groovin’ 5K Run/Walk will take place at 8 a.m. at Dorey Park. The event, which raises funds for pancreatic cancer research, features a 5K run, two-mile walk and kids’ fun run, as well as entertainment from DJ Luke Gibson, moonwalks, balloon fun with Miss Sheri the Clown and more. Registration fee is $25. For details, visit http://www.movinandgroovin5k.org

Good Foods Grocery to offer ‘Beginning Beans & Grains’ workshop

August 23 2014 - , 2 p.m., $10
Good Foods Grocery, 1312 Gaskins Rd. in the Gayton Crossing Shopping Center, will offer a “Beginning Beans & Grains” class from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The instructor will go over the importance of soaking beans and grains and how they can be easily prepared for a healthy meal. This also includes details on how this will decrease cooking time and increase available nutrients. Cost is $10. To register, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Macy’s Shop for a Cause event takes place at all Macy’s locations nationwide

August 23 2014 - Purchase of a $5 shopping pass will benefit Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond, All day, $5
Macy’s Shop for a Cause event takes place at all Macy’s locations nationwide, including Regency Square, Short Pump Town Center and Virginia Center Commons. Guests may purchase a $5 shopping pass from Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond – the pass provides exclusive savings in-store and the non-profit will keep 100% of the proceeds. For details, visit http://www.shopforacause.macysinc.com or www.labrescue-richmond.com.

First Things First to host class on ‘Sacred Marriage’ at West End Assembly of God

August 23 2014 - Strengthen your current or future marriage, 8:30 a.m., $20 to $25
First Things First of Greater Richmond will host a class on Sacred Marriage from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at West End Assembly of God, 401 N. Parham Rd. Strengthen your current or future marriage. Uncover how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other. Admission is $20 to $25 per person. Childcare available by reservation. For details, visit http://www.firstthingsrichmond.org/sacredmarriage

CAT Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure’ Aug. 24-25

August 24 2014 - No appointment is necessary, 7 p.m.,
CAT Theatre, 319 N. Wilkinson Rd., will hold auditions for “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” at 7 p.m. Aug. 24-25. The play, which kicks off CAT’s 51st season, runs Oct. 24 through Nov. 8. The director is seeking six males, five ages 40-55, one age 25-45, and two females ages 35-55. No appointment is necessary. For details, call 317-8934 or visit http://www.cattheatre.com

Henrico Concert Band to perform at Dorey Park

August 25 2014 - Bring a blanket or lawn chair, 7 p.m., Free
The Henrico Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Rd. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening by the lake. Admission is free. For details, call 501-5859.

Toast New American Gastropub to host ‘Toast to RVA Day’ every Monday

August 25 2014 - This week’s charity is Light the Night Campaign/LLS, 11 a.m. to midnight,
Toast New American Gastropub, 7007 Three Chopt Rd., will host Toast to RVA Day every Monday from 11 a.m. to midnight where the featured local charity will receive 10% of all the food sales from that day. This week’s charity is Light the Night Campaign/LLS. Take out included. For details, visit http://www.toastrva.com/events

DMV’s mobile service center to park at Dumbarton, Twin Hickory libraries Aug. 25-26

August 25 2014 - , 9 a.m., Free
The DMV’s mobile customer service center will be at Dumbarton Library on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at Twin Hickory Library on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. DMV2Go is equipped to process a variety of transactions including driver’s license renewal, updating an address, getting copies of driving records and obtaining vehicle titles.

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Community

Rotary donates to ‘Bright Beginnings’

The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


There are several fun events planned for families this weekend. CMoR Central will offer free admission to those who have completed their HCPL Summer Reading Club goal; Walkerton Tavern is hosting a family game night; and family-friendly karaoke will take place at Aunt Sarah’s. Families can also get Movin’ & Groovin’ at Dorey Park or purchase children’s books at Tuckahoe Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

‘Planes’ sequel crashes

‘Fire and Rescue’ proves too predictable, boring

Planes: Fire and Rescue opens with a dedication to the hero firefighters of the world. It’s an admirable notion, and it makes sense, given that this is a film about planes that fight fires.

But here it might be a little out of place, as Planes: Fire and Rescue has a few things on its mind besides supporting the men and women who routinely throw themselves into burning buildings.

Like money. Lots and lots of money – into the 11-figures-and-counting range. In case you weren’t aware, 2006’s Cars was the biggest moneymaker Disney had in decades – not because of how much green the film printed at the box office, but because a combination of toys, games and snack foods stamped with the Cars seal of approval routinely pulls in tens of billions of dollars per year. > Read more.

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