Richmond Coin Club’s Coin and Currency Show to take place Oct. 17-19
October 17 2014 - Appraisals are free, 10 a.m., Free
The Richmond Coin Club’s Coin and Currency Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17-18 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Clarion Hotel, 3207 N. Boulevard. Appraisals are free. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit http://www.richmondcoinclub.com
Weinstein JCC to kick-off 5th Patrons of the Arts season with Elliott Yamin
October 19 2014 - Richmond native and American Idol Season 5 finalist, 3 p.m., $10 to $23
The Weinstein JCC will kick-off the fifth Patrons of the Arts season with Richmond native and American Idol Season 5 finalist Elliott Yamin at 3 p.m. Yamin moved to RVA at age 11. Since American Idol, he has released three albums. General admission is $10 to $23. For details, visit http://www.weinsteinjcc.org
Modlin Center, UR Museums to present annual Family Arts Day Celebration
October 19 2014 - 'The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon', 3 p.m., $9 to $18
Join the Modlin Center for the Arts and the University of Richmond Museums for the annual Family Arts Day Celebration, an art-centered family fun day featuring activity tables, art projects, food and more. The Enchantment Theatre Company will present “The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon” at 3 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. Tickets are $9 to $18. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu
‘Wine, Women & Shoes’ to be held at Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump
October 19 2014 - A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bon Secours for Women, 2 p.m., $100
“Wine, Women & Shoes” will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump. Sample wines from Virginia and shop for the hottest designer shoes and other glitzy accessories. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bon Secours for Women, including the Forensic Nursing program at St. Mary’s Hospital, which offers compassionate health care services to victims of abuse. General admission is $100. For details, visit http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/richmond
Patterson Avenue Baptist Church to hold its third annual Fall Festival
October 19 2014 - Pumpkin patch, petting zoo, costume contest, Trunk or Treat, inflatables, food and more, 2 p.m., Free
Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, located at 4301 Patterson Ave., will hold its third annual Fall Festival from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The free festival features a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, clowns, costume contest, Trunk or Treat, inflatables, food and more. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods for the Central Virginia Food Bank. For details, visit http://www.pattersonavenuebaptist.com
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
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
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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.
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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.
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.
If you’re in the mood for a little music this weekend, you won’t be disappointed! Pete Peterkin, a finalist on America’s Got Talent, will present a musical tribute to the legendary Ray Charles at CACGA tomorrow. Fans of gospel music can head to Sandston Baptist Church for an Eastern Henrico FISH benefit concert. Richmond native and American Idol Season 5 finalist Elliott Yamin will perform at the Weinstein JCC. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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