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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

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
$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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$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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June 2017
$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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$8 - $13

Flowers after 5

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - September 14 @ 9:00 pm

Relax on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Please note: No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Some chairs and tables are available, but they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 5 – 6 p.m. Family activities in the Children’s Garden 5 – 8…

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$8 - $13

Fidos After 5

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - September 14 @ 9:00 pm

The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed pets are allowed during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only (second Thursdays June – September). June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27, and August 10 & 24 and September 14, 2017.

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July 2017
$41.25 - $59.15

Musical of Musicals

July 13 @ 8:00 pm - August 19 @ 10:00 pm

by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell July 13th – August 19th, 2017 Guess what? It’s a musical about musicals! In this clever and funny satire of musical theatre, one classic story about a beautiful ingénue who can’t pay the rent that her dastardly landlord demands becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form – from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. This comic valentine to the musical will delight you with…

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Menokin Water|Ways Exhibit

July 15 - August 27

Life in the Northern Neck is tied to the water. The Water|Ways exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institution provides a great opportunity to create a convergence point for all of the conservation organizations in this region to showcase their efforts to preserve and protect Chesapeake Bay waterways. A large portion of the Menokin property (325 acres) is under a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service conservation easement. We are a prime example of how a community can protect and promote its…

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$50

Junior Duck Stamp Camp

July 17 - July 21

While investigating the natural habitats of waterfowl in the Rappahannock River Valley watershed, campers aged 10-14 years old (5th-8th grade) will learn to document what they see and discover with notes and sketchbooks. By the end of the week, campers will have a greater understanding of the waterfowl and their habitats. Each camper will receive a sketch book, a pencil and eraser, and a paper portfolio for drawings. Pastels, crayons, colored pencils, and paints will be available for use. Limited…

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Latin Ballet of Virginia SUMMER CAMP!

July 17 @ 9:00 am - July 28 @ 4:00 pm

Celebrating its 17th year, Latin Ballet of Virginia has proudly provided art education camps in an exciting and unique format! Inspiring children’s self-expression for intellectual growth, our Summer Camp Series is sure to boost self-confidence and cultural interests. Sign up while spots remain!

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$280 - $350

Virginia Fund Raising Institute

July 19 @ 7:30 am - July 20 @ 3:00 pm

The Virginia Fund Raising Institute, founded in 1992, hosts interactive educational workshops and several keynote presentations designed to inspire and equip development professionals, board members, and executive directors to excel in fundraising and nonprofit management. At VFRI, development and nonprofit executives can take advantage of professional networking, workshops, and discussions to gain valuable insights into the challenges facing the nonprofit world. VFRI is a cooperative effort of five of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Virginia Chapters through the AFP…

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$40.00

Annual GRAVA Conference for 2017

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Do you work with volunteers on a regular basis, either personally or professionally? Then you don’t want to miss out on this year’s GRAVA conference! Folks gather together from the nonprofit, corporate, and public sectors for a full day of learning and networking. On July 20, we are proud to bring the JFFixler Group to RVA! Topics covered will include: Trends in the Industry, How to Shift your Role from Manager to Leader, How to Build Buy In from the…

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Look First! Enhancing Driver Safety – Chesterfield TRIAD

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Driving gives us a sense of independence, pride, and freedom; it matters in people’s lives. While driving is the word, mobility is the goal. This presentation is intended to help keep you driving safely for longer. We will examine mature driver statistics, effects of aging on driving, new technology, and roadway infrastructure advancements, prolonging your driving career and community resources. Overall, it is about driving fitness and abilities, not age that matters most in driver safety. The program will be…

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Free

Goodwill Works Tour

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on a Goodwill Works Tour! See first-hand how Goodwill empowers individuals through employment and produces economic impact in the Greater Richmond region. The one-hour Goodwill Works tour is the most tangible way to learn how Goodwill refurbishes, recycles or resells everything from electronics to clothing and medical equipment – keeping more than 40 million pounds from entering local landfills annually. On the tour, you will hear from Goodwill leaders about how our work is transforming lives through the…

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Quarterly Meetup

July 20 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for our quarterly meetup at Center of the Universe Brewing. We will provide an update on our 2017 programs and discuss opportunities for you to help build this community of electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts. In addition, we will have a guest speaker to be determined. Membership in the Electric Auto Association (EAA) is not required to attend, but it is strongly encouraged if you plan to stick with us for awhile. EAA members receive a free newsletter…

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$10

The Foundry Series- Refugees from Slavery

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What do Dadaab, Kenya and Zatari, Jordan have in common with the U.S. Civil War? Present-day refugee camps share important similarities with Civil War contraband camps. Discover how men, women, and children who fled from slavery to contraband camps influenced emancipation, the progress of the war, and the redefinition of U.S. citizenship. Featuring: Chandra Manning, Ph.D., Georgetown University. Dr. Manning’s most recent book, Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War, about Civil War contraband camps, has won the…

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Free

Colors of Haiti

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - September 10 @ 6:00 pm

Come see and experience the vibrancy of Haiti at the Colors Of Haiti art exhibition. A range of art will be presented at this popular show, including paintings, metalworks, and paper mache. All art is available for purchase and supports Midwives For Haiti’s mission to improve the health of mothers and children in Haiti by training skilled birth attendants and empowering women. Join us on July 20 from 6-9pm for the opening reception. Refreshments included. We hope to see you…

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Free

Here’s To Flint

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The ACLU of Michigan documentary Here’s To Flint is a searing examination of the origins of the Flint water crisis and the determined efforts of Flint residents, activists, and researchers to learn the truth about the city’s lead-contaminated drinking water. Based on the work of ACLU of Michigan investigative reporter Curt Guyette, Here’s To Flint is an exhaustive probe into how the city was left exposed to lead-tainted drinking water for nearly two years. Featuring in-depth testimonials from Flint residents,…

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Free

Created Equal Film Series in honor of Grady W. Powell: Here’s To Flint

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The ACLU of Michigan documentary Here’s To Flint (43 minutes, 2016) is a searing examination of the origins of the Flint water crisis and the determined efforts of Flint residents, activists, and researchers to learn the truth about the city’s lead-contaminated drinking water. Based on the work of ACLU of Michigan investigative reporter Curt Guyette, Here’s To Flint is an exhaustive probe into how the city was left exposed to lead-tainted drinking water for nearly two years. Featuring in-depth testimonials…

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Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid

July 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders in your community. VHBG will provide this nationally recognized eight-hour public education program FREE of charge to anyone who regularly interacts with adolescents age 12-18 (teachers, school staff, coaches, church and youth group leaders, childcare workers, parents, social workers, hospital staff, law enforcement, employers, etc.). Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) has been helping children in crisis…

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LBGT & Dementia: Education Series Kick-off

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 21st; 6-8pm LBGT & Dementia: Education Series Kick-off Diversity Richmond 1407 Sherwood Avenue Richmond, VA 23220 Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

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$15.00

Driving the Church in the Right Direction

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

MINISTERS TRAINING Church Ethics Biblical Counseling Theological Training Spiritual Growth Christian Leadership Ministry Administration Hebrew Roots Overview Register Online: degrees.SMILIFE.org or Mail in Registration Form Lunch included and Casual Attire.

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$8 - $13

Rock Felting Pop-Up with Mirinda Reynolds

July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pop-up art installation of felted rocks by Virginia artist Mirinda Powers Reynolds. Join artist Mirinda Reynolds in transforming large rocks into felted works of art! Visitors can help roll colorful wool roving into long coils, which will be affixed to the rock as a free-fall swaying piece, creating a visual cascade of felted water. The work will stay in the Garden as long as it remains vibrant and secure. Virginia…

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