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Richmond Hearing Doctors will be giving away a pair of Phonak Premium Digital Hearing Aids to someone in need of hearing aids but who is unable to afford them. To submit an entry, explain in one page or less how new hearing aids would affect you and the lives around you. Include a telephone number as winners will be contacted by phone. Entries can be emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or mailed to 13925 Coalfield Commons Place, Suite 101, Midlothian, Va. 23114. Nominations are due by March 30. Richmond Hearing Doctors will also open a Henrico location next week in the Courtside West building at 1145 Gaskins Road, Suite 100.

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Agents with Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: CarePoint Medical – leased 2,538 square feet in Technology Park II at 4963 Cox Rd.; Optimal Sample Management – leased 2,363 square feet in Commerce Center at 2812 Emerywood Pkwy.; Daniel E. Lynch & Associates, PC – renewed its lease of 2,193 square feet in Commerce Plaza I at 2809 Emerywood Pkwy.; SaladWorks – leased 2,130 square feet in The Corner at Short Pump at W. Broad Street and Lauderdale Dr.; Chipotle Mexican Grill – leased an outparcel at Staples Mill Square Shopping Center at 9103 Staples Mill Rd.; and Unlimited Air, LLC – leased 2,000 square feet at 2097 Dabney Rd.
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

Brews and bites done right

Urban Tavern’s big, bold themes impress

The Urban Tavern opened in August, replacing the former Shackelford’s space at 10498 Ridgefield Parkway in Short Pump. Because of local and longtime devotion to Shackleford’s, Urban Tavern has some big shoes to fill.

Without any background information, I headed to the restaurant for dinner on a Wednesday night, two months after its opening.

On a perfect fall evening, four out of eight outdoor tables were taken, giving the impression that the restaurant was busier than it was. On the inside, a couple tables were taken, and a few folks were seated at the bar. > Read more.

A terrible, horrible movie. . . that’s actually pretty good

‘Alexander’ provides uncomplicated family fun
It’s not surprising in the least that Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day doesn’t much resemble the book it’s based upon.

Judith Viorst’s 1972 picture book isn’t exactly overflowing with movie-worthy material. Boy has bad day. Boy is informed that everyone has bad days sometimes. Then, the back cover.

In the film, the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad-ness is blown up to more extreme size. Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould) has a bum day every day, while the rest of his family (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey) exist in a constant bubble of perfection and cheery optimism – to the point that the family is so wrapped up in their own success that Alexander’s being ignored.

So on the eve of his 12th birthday, Alexander makes a wish: just once, he’d like his family to see things from his perspective; to experience the crushing disappointment of one of those no good, very bad days. Once he has blown out the candle on his pre-birthday ice cream sundae, his family’s fate is sealed: one full day of crippling disasters for all of them. > Read more.

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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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… Full text

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