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VCU Medical Center to present the seminar “New Treatments for the Weakened Heart”

October 21 2014 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 5:30 p.m., Free
VCU Medical Center will present the seminar “New Treatments for the Weakened Heart” at 5:30 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Learn about the signs and symptoms of heart failure as well as the latest medical and device-based treatment options for acute and chronic cardiomyopathies. The seminar is free and open to the public. Register online at http://www.vcuhealth.org/seminars

Richmond Apartment Owners’ “Think Tank” group to meet at Piccadilly Café

October 21 2014 - RAOA members only, 12 p.m.,
The Richmond Apartment Owners’ “Think Tank” group will meet at 12 p.m. at Piccadilly Café, 8004 W. Broad St. The group will discuss contractors. The Think Tank meets on the third Tuesday of each month and is free to attend. The meeting provides a casual setting where ideas, policies and procedures relating to the apartment industry are exchanged. RAOA members only. For details, visit http://www.richmondapartmentowners.com

Anchor Companies now collecting donations for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive

October 21 2014 - Please bring a new, unused and unwrapped toy to donate, 5:30 p.m., Free
The Anchor Companies is now collecting donations for the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. Collection boxes will be available on Oct. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 6802 Paragon Place, Suite 350. Please bring a new, unused and unwrapped toy to donate. Light refreshments will be served. For details, call 673-9070.

Shepherd’s Center to conclude its Open University lecture series “Lunch and Life”

October 22 2014 - Speaker: Radio celebrity Dan Roberts, executive producer and host of NPR’s “A Moment in Time", 12:30 p.m., Free
The Shepherd’s Center will conclude its Open University four-week fall lecture series “Lunch and Life” at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. Radio celebrity Dan Roberts, executive producer and host of NPR’s “A Moment in Time,” will speak. A brown bag lunch precedes at noon with dessert and beverages provided. The series is free. For details, call 355-7282 or visit http://www.tscor.org

UR Modlin Center to stream NT Live’s “Skylight”

October 23 2014 - An encore broadcast is scheduled for Nov. 16, 2 p.m., $7 to $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will stream National Theatre Live’s “Skylight” at 2 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The production features Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. An encore broadcast is scheduled for Nov. 16. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Lewis Ginter to host “Making Beauty Sustainable: The Charles F. Gillette Forum” Oct. 23-24

October 23 2014 - Registration required, 5:30 p.m.,
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will host “Making Beauty Sustainable: The Charles F. Gillette Forum” from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 and from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Oct. 24. The program examines how the principles of ecological design create a network of sustainable, ecological, and regenerative landscapes. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/lww2no4

Henrico Community Band to perform spooky music for the family at Henrico Theatre

October 23 2014 - Reservations are required, 7:30 p.m., Free
The Henrico Community Band will present a fun and spooky evening of music for the entire family at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Bring the kids in costume and take home a goody bag of treats. Admission is free. Reservations are required. For details, call 328-4491.

Latin Ballet of Va. to present ‘Sol & Luna’ Oct. 23-26 at CACGA

October 23 2014 - , Times vary, $15 to $20
The Latin Ballet of Virginia will present “Sol & Luna” Oct. 23-26 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The company is joined by world-renowned flamenco dancer and choreographer Francisco Mesa, as well as special guest artist Frances Wessels from Richmond. Tickets are $15 to $20. For details, visit http://www.latinballet.com

Eastern Henrico Rec. Center to host ‘Generation Z Games – Halloween!’

October 24 2014 - Wear your costume and participate in a costume contest and dance to the monster mash, 6 p.m., Free
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., will host Generation Z Games – Halloween! for ages 6-12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wear your costume and participate in a costume contest and dance to the monster mash. Space is limited to the first 50 children. Admission is free. For details, call 290-0305 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Tom Leonard’s free Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch continues

October 24 2014 - 'It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown', 7 p.m., Free
Tom Leonard’s free Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch will feature “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at 7 p.m. in the outdoor haybale theater. There will be cider and hot chocolate. Tom Leonard’s is located at 4150 Tom Leonard Dr. near Short Pump. For details, call 364-5800 or visit http://www.tomleonards.com

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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

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.

CAT Theatre opens 51st season Oct. 24


CAT Theatre’s 51st season will open with Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which will run Oct. 24 through Nov. 8. The play is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and adapted by Steven Dietz, and was the winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play.

The story follows Holmes, whose career as the world’s greatest detective seems to have reached its end until he is confronted with a case far too tempting to ignore. When the King of Bohemia faces blackmail by famed opera singer, Irene Adler, Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson find themselves falling into the trap of evil genius Professor Moriarty. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

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

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