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October 2016
$10

It’s All Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016)

October 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - June 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

It’s All Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016) What defines a Richmond family in 2016? The classic nuclear family has been left behind along with our black and white television sets and tuna noodle casseroles. This exhibition explores the changing definition and composition of what makes a family in our Richmond community over the past five centuries. Sponsored by Julia and Tunnicliff Fox Charitable Trust, Altria Group and Richmond Family Magazine

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December 2016
$10

One Love: LGBT Families

December 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition questions the traditional definition of a family through portraits of LGBT families in the Richmond region. Presented in collaboration with Richmond Region Tourism’s outRVA campaign and photographer Michael Simon. Sponsored by Altria Group, Virginia is for Lovers, Capital One, Richmond Region Tourism and Michael Simon Photography.

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$10

One Love: LGBT Families

December 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition questions the traditional definition of a family through portraits of LGBT families in the Richmond region. Presented in collaboration with Richmond Region Tourism’s outRVA campaign and photographer Michael Simon. Sponsored by Altria Group, Virginia is for Lovers, Capital One, Richmond Region Tourism and Michael Simon Photography.

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$10

One Love: LGBT Families

December 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition questions the traditional definition of a family through portraits of LGBT families in the Richmond region. Presented in collaboration with Richmond Region Tourism’s outRVA campaign and photographer Michael Simon. Sponsored by Altria Group, Virginia is for Lovers, Capital One, Richmond Region Tourism and Michael Simon Photography.

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February 2017
Free

The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger

February 11 - June 18

This exhibition of 145 works from one of the most stunning public collections of jewelry and objects by Jean Schlumberger celebrates the creativity of this legendary 20th-century designer and the inspiration he found in the natural world

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free

Let’s Talk About It Movie & Discussion Series

February 15 @ 3:30 pm - December 21 @ 4:30 pm

Join us as we explore the issues surrounding domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking 3rd Wednesdays in 2017 / 3:30 to 4:30 pm / James House Office, 6610 Commons Drive, Suite C, Prince George, VA 23875 (Training room is on the second floor and requires walking stairs) February 15th Sexy Inc. (is our culture toxic for teens?) March 15th Rape Is… (a look at rape from a global and historical perspective) April 19th Childhood Lost (the devastating effects…

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April 2017
$3 - $55

A Million Blooms

April 1 @ 9:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm

April 1 – June 1, 2017 Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest, Butterflies LIVE!, and activities in the Children’s Garden.

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$5 - $15

Daily Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Tours

April 3 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 12:00 pm

Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the beautiful and historic Hollywood Cemetery. Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Where to meet Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. Please note that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes…

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$8 - $13

Butterflies LIVE!

April 14 @ 9:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties — fascinating and showy — transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred…

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May 2017
$30

THOMAS PANDOLFI

May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - May 17, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

An enchanting evening of piano with international sensation Thomas Pandolfi! American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique.

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$41.25 - $59.15

Cash on Delivery

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - June 24 @ 10:00 pm

May 18th – June 24th, 2017 A con artist has duped the British welfare authorities for years by claiming a houseful of dependents who don’t exist. He’s sent scrambling when investigators show up and force him to prove that all of his boarders are, in fact, real. A side-splitting comedy full of mistaken identities, slamming doors, and a con game that spirals out of control! Contact: Jennifer Procise at 804-748-5203.

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$99

Global Health and Social Media

May 22 - July 22

The Robertson School of Media & Culture presents “Global Health and Social Media”, an intensive special topics seminar conducted asynchronously online through June 22. By enrolling through the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education, community participants will explore the theory and practice of social media campaigns for global health issues, alongside VCU undergraduate students. Work is done on the participants’ schedules to meet assigned deadlines. $99. Additional fee for CEUs.

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$10

Our Hearts On Our Sleeves

May 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Our Hearts On Our Sleeves Daily, Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28, 2017 – January 28, 2018 The fashion and fiber arts play an important role in Richmond’s creative community, enlivening Richmond’s streets, shops, galleries, museums, and performance spaces. Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume and textiles, this exhibition celebrates Richmond’s devotion to creative expression. IMAGE: Hat, 1952, Gift of Sara Sue Sherrill Waldbauer, V.73.333.37

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$8 - $13

Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas

May 26 - October 1

A collaborative community art experience inspired by nature, combining the efforts of regional artists and thousands of Garden visitors to transform the Garden into a living tapestry of natural art.In addition to the featured works of art, keep an eye out for pop-up ephemeral art made from fallen petals, leaves, sticks and stones, designed to surprise and delight and then fade with the passage of time. Enjoy digging into your creative side through the making of nature-inspired art in designated…

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2017 ASCV 5k Run/Walk

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For over 25 years, the Autism Society Central Virginia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has served as the region’s premier source of education, advocacy, and support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families and friends, and interested professionals. To fulfill our mission to improve the lives of all affected by autism by maximizing the self- sufficiency, independence, and quality of life for all living with autism, the Autism Society Central Virginia established a 5K walk/run in 2002. Held at the…

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$5 - $15

History Hounds Explore Ginter Park Walking Tour

May 27 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Dogs are invited to join their owners for this walking tour of Ginter Park, presented in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain leashed. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. Reservations required. This stately north Richmond neighborhood, planned by Lewis Ginter, has been home to many of the city’s political and social elite. Meet on the southwest corner of Brook Road and Westwood Avenue. $15 per…

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Racing for Recovery

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come help The McShin Foundation welcome Tommy Smith as he presents his race cars and shares his experience and hope in recovery!

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$8 - $13

Richmond Rose Society Show

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - May 28 @ 3:30 pm

Regular Garden Admission Location: Auditorium, Education and Library Complex Displays of specimen roses and seminars by consulting experts. Public Hours: Saturday, May 27: 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday, May 28: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Free

The Foundry Market

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The American Civil War Museum’s Foundry Market is an artisan craft fair with an emphasis on handmade, local products. We’ll have vendors from across the state, demonstrations of craftsman at work, and food trucks. Bring the whole family down for a Sunday at Historic Tredegar and imagine what our bustling ironworks might have been like 150 years ago.

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Free for Military & First Responders

Memorial Day Free Admission for Military Personnel & First Responders

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Memorial Day (only) the Garden will offer FREE admission for military personnel and first responders and/or their dependents, with valid ID card. Anyone else in the party (non-dependents) can receive half-price admission. Also on this day military personnel and first responders can enjoy a 10% discount in the Garden Shop. Military members, first responders and their dependents can enjoy a 15% discount (excluding alcohol) in the Garden Café.

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$12 - $25

Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Commemorate Memorial Day with a tour of Richmond’s historic 18th and 19th century cemeteries, including St. John’s Church, the African Burial Ground and Shockoe, Hebrew, Oakwood and Woodland cemeteries. Meet at the Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street. $25 per person $20 for Valentine Members Reservations are required. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 ext. 301 Parking and same-day admission to the Valentine are included. *Veterans must call (804) 649-0711 ext. 301 to reserve your free spot for this tour. This…

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Free

McShin Memorial Day Cookout

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come enjoy a fun filled afternoon at The McShin Foundation to celebrate Memorial Day!

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$12 - $15

The Writing Show: The Squishy Middle

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You’ve hooked them from the start. You know where you’re going. But how on earth are you going to get there? Sometimes the middle is a bit squishy. This panel with talented writers across multiple genres will discuss outlining and writing by the seat of your pants, techniques for moving forward, and how to know when something is working and when it’s not.

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June 2017

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June 1 - June 30

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month; an opportunity to join the global conversation about the brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, a fatal disease that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association asks people around the world to Go Purple, learn the facts about the disease, and join the fight to end Alzheimer’s.

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$5 - $15

City Center Walking Tour

June 1 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 12:00 pm

The Valentine presents a walking tour of downtown Richmond, including the Virginia State Capitol grounds and Court End neighborhood. Discover Richmond’s history from its beginnings to present day, exploring St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Old City Hall, the Egyptian Building and the White House of the Confederacy. This season our tour includes an exclusive look inside historic Monumental Church! Tour begins at the Richmond Visitor Center located at 405 North 3rd Street and ends at the Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street.…

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Legislative Forum; Seniors, Got Voice?

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for an interactive forum with a professional panel and other Chesterfield County seniors to hear how you can make a difference in topics presented to the state legislature. Hear from experienced advocates about the legislative process in Virginia, bills relating to the cost of prescription drugs and Medicare insurance options for adults under 65 will be addressed, and learn how you can talk to your lawmaker about issues of concern to you.

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$4 - $6

The Paradox of Robert Edward Lee by David Cox

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free admission for Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass coupon. On June 1 at noon, David Cox will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled “The Paradox of Robert Edward Lee.” The Religious Life of Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee remains as controversial today as he was in his own era, in part because of the contradictions he embodied. A critic of slavery and secession, he fought for the cause that embodied each. He was the only man ever offered the…

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Free

June 1 BHC Community Bus Tour

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

See what high-quality, affordable housing looks like: join the Better Housing Coalition on a community bus tour! Bring a friend, ride in comfort, and see first-hand how the Better Housing Coalition is providing innovative solutions to Richmond’s critical shortage of affordable housing. From Cary Street to Church Hill and beyond, we’re revitalizing neighborhoods by transforming blighted properties and creating opportunities for residents to succeed. On the tour, you’ll hear from some of the experts whose vision makes Richmond a better…

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$10

Overheard: Conversations About Hope, Yearning, and Loss

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private. During special interactive evening tours of the White House of the Confederacy you’ll meet and hear conversations among free and enslaved people from the Civil War era. Uncover their diverse relationships, points of view, values and motivations. Through their voices, you’ll discover that life in the house is often a smaller reflection of life outside its walls. Two tours are offered…

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$35

Recovery By Design Opening Reception

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Richmond Behavioral Health Foundation for the Recovery By Design Opening Reception on June 1, featuring works from throughout the history of the design program including print, painting, fabric, and mixed media. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments served. The Recovery By Design program is a unique community partnership that allows the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) to offer consumers with mental health and/or substance use disorders access to design workshops through mOb + Storefront for Community Design. The program delivers…

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