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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

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

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to host ‘Goblins and Gourds’

October 26 2014 - Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin painting, seasonal food tasting and more, 1 p.m., $8 to $12
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will host Goblins and Gourds from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate harvest time in the Children’s Garden with a concert by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin painting, seasonal food tasting and more. Admission is $8 to $12. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Three Lakes Park to host Pumpkin Palooza - registration required

October 26 2014 - Pumpkin decorating, fall crafting, cider and roasted marshmallows, spooky tales and more, 4 p.m., Free
Three Lakes Park, 400 Sausiluta Dr., will host Pumpkin Palooza from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be pumpkin decorating, a seed spitting contest, fall crafting, cider and roasted marshmallows, spooky tales and more. Admission is free. Registration is required. For details, call 501-5096 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec

Gayton Crossing to host 17th annual Pumpkin Festival Trick or Treat Night

October 31 2014 - A costume parade with fire truck will begin at 5:15 p.m., 5 p.m., Free
The 17th annual Pumpkin Festival Trick or Treat Night will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gayton Crossing Shopping Center. A costume parade with fire truck will begin at 5:15 p.m. Meet, greet and be entertained by Nutzy, Shrine Klowns and demonstrations from Master Yi’s Taekwondo. Trick-or-treat from Gayton Crossing merchants. For details, visit http://www.gaytoncrossing.com

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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