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January 2020

Free

We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia

January 13 @ 9:00 am - December 5 @ 5:00 pm

The coming year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution guaranteeing women’s right to vote. The story of Virginia’s suffragists and their contributions to the fight for woman suffrage is little known. “We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia” reveals how women created two statewide organizations to win the right to vote. Virginia suffragists were a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women who have largely been forgotten. They were artists and writers, business and professional…

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Free

Support Group for Female Survivors of Childhood or Adulthood Sexual Violence

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - April 13 @ 7:00 pm

We have a support group for female survivors of childhood or adulthood sexual violence starting on Monday, January 27th, which will be facilitated by Trenice Morton, MSW. This group will focus on creating a safe space for survivors to receive support, understand the effects of trauma, and learn how to heal and recover. This group is for females 18+ of all backgrounds who are survivors of sexual violence. If you have any questions or want to schedule an intake prior…

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February 2020

Free

Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop

February 1 - June 14

Inspired by the archive of Richmond native Louis Draper, VMFA has organized an unprecedented exhibition that chronicles the first twenty years of the Kamoinge Workshop, a group of African American photographers he helped to found in 1963. More than 180 photographs by fifteen of the early members—Anthony Barboza, Adger Cowans, Danny Dawson, Roy DeCarava, Louis Draper, Al Fennar, Ray Francis, Herman Howard, Jimmie Mannas Jr., Herb Randall, Herb Robinson, Beuford Smith, Ming Smith, Shawn Walker, and Calvin Wilson—reveal the vision…

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Free

LGBTQ+ Sexual Violence Support Group

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - April 23 @ 7:00 pm

The LGBTQ+ Sexual Violence Group is a support group for adults who identify within the LGBTQ+ community and have experienced sexual violence. This group aims to create a safer space for LGBTQ+ folks to learn healthy coping skills and build both individual and community resilience through the exploration of various topics related to sexual violence. This group is open to LGBTQ+ folks of all backgrounds and gender identities. For more information or to schedule an intake prior to the start…

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Free

Support Group for Adult Women who have acquired Brain Injury from Violence with an Intimate Partner

February 11 @ 5:30 pm - April 28 @ 7:00 pm

– Have you ever experienced violence from an intimate partner that resulted in injury to the neck, head, or face areas from a direct blow, strangulation, hitting a hard surface, having something thrown at you, or being shaken vigorously? – Since the incident, have you experienced difficulties in functioning such as persistent headaches , memory issues, slowed thinking, confusion, ringing in the ears, or fatigue? – Do you feel it impacts your daily living? We have a new group that…

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Free

Support Group for Women Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - April 29 @ 7:00 pm

We have a support group for Women Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence starting on Wednesday, February 12th, which will be facilitated by Trish Smith, MS. This group is for women 18+ of all backgrounds who are victims/survivors of domestic violence. If you have questions or to schedule an intake prior to the start of the group, please call her at (804)249-9470 ext. 14 or email her at Trish@safeharborshelter.com. Registration is required.

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Free

“Unfinished Business”

February 24 @ 9:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of ethnicity, age, or other factors. Unfinished Business explores the continuing struggle to provide access to the vote, the most powerful tool of the people’s voice. View on the 2nd Floor of the Library during normal business hours.

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March 2020

$15

A Single Prayer

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - April 18 @ 10:30 pm

A SINGLE PRAYER a new play by K. Jenkins world premiere Thu March 19 – Sat April 18, 2020 $35 general admission / $25 military/rvata / $15 students Thu, March 19 @ 7:30pm Fri, March 20 @ 7:30pm Sat, March 21 @ 7:30pm (media opening) Fri, March 27 @ 7:30pm Sat, March 28 @ 7:30pm Fri, April 3 @ 7:30pm Sat, April 4 @ 7:30pm Sun, April 5 @ 4pm Fri, April 10 @ 7:30pm Sat, April 11 @ 7:30pm…

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$195

Digital Media Strategies for the COVID-19 Crisis

March 30 @ 12:00 am - May 8 @ 11:59 pm

A new online course designed to help your business or institution effectively communicate with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic is open for registration. Digital Media Strategies for the COVID-19 Crisis is presented by the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, in partnership with the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education. The course is being offered for academic credit as an independent study for undergraduate students and is open to VCU and VCU Health employees. It is…

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April 2020

$195

Google Analytics (Online)

April 6 @ 12:00 am - May 1 @ 11:59 pm

This online course, aimed at non-technical users, will take you through all the key techniques and how to use website analytics using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool.

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$195

Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace

April 6 @ 12:00 am - May 1 @ 11:59 pm

Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in MS PowerPoint, documents in MS Word, email and calendars in MS Outlook, and spreadsheets in MS Excel. Microsoft Office Suite of applications is the most used software tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of MS Office change over time.

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$245

Certificate in Customer Service

April 6 @ 12:00 am - May 29 @ 11:59 pm

Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. This course is fully online and will run from April 6-May 29

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$145

Keys to Customer Service

April 6 @ 12:00 am - May 1 @ 11:59 pm

Learning to build your customer service skills will have a powerful impact on your career success as well as success in other areas of your life. Through this course, you will discover the direct relationship between service skills and career achievement. You will become skilled at being an exceptional service provider. You can help your organization and your career by translating your good service intentions into a workable plan and gain knowledge of ways to consistently deliver great service. The…

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Free

Nurture RVA Birth & Baby Fair

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Are you pregnant, thinking about starting a family, or in the trenches of early parenting? Join us for the 5th Annual Nurture RVA Birth & Baby Fair. • Learn About Local Pregnancy and Early Parenting Resources • Connect with Local Care Providers • Shop Unique Products and Vendors • Attend Our Birth & Early Parenting Speaker Series • Free Gift Bags and Samples Connect with pregnancy, birth, parenting and baby related care and service providers including local hospitals, doulas, midwives,…

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$10

Get Off The Fence

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We just completed the first quarter of a new year and you’re still carrying old baggage. WHAT! It’s time to try something different! This event is for every black and brown woman and girl! You’ll hear from women who have experienced situations that should’ve taken them out -BUT DIDN’T. With speakers like comedian, Ketta Keet, Dr. Lani Lucas, Jonette D Meade Barley, Sonja Holt and others, you’ll hear the raw, unscripted, jaw-dropping, real-life exposure to the truth behind their journey.…

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1st Drafts and Bagels: Kalos k’Agathos

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

1st Drafts and Bagels Kalos k’Agathos Sat Apr 11 @ 12noon $5 suggested donation at door ​ ​Need some dynamic theatre to elevate your weekend? ​ Join us at Firehouse for mimosas and bagels and participate in the creative process of making a new play. 1st Drafts and Bagels program is geared towards providing opportunities for playwrights to workshop their pieces followed by a talk back chat with audience members to collaborate on further developing pieces. ​ ​ KALOS K’AGATHOS…

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Free

Drive Electric RVA Live! (Online via Zoom)

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A virus won’t stop us from connecting electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts! We have launched a series of live-streamed events where an EV owner will share his/her experiences. This week, Jeffrey Jacobs, a northern Virginia resident, will give a tour of his Tesla Model 3 and answer questions about America’s best-selling EV. You can attend the event via the Zoom app (enter “7183412384” as the meeting ID and “Live4EVS” as the password) or by following this link on your web…

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Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid

April 17 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an eight-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions and provide initial help, and connect young…

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$6 – $100

Family Fun Bowling Day

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Robin’s Hope for a day of fun with the family to help out a great cause! For $25 you will get 3 games, shoes, and the opportunity to raise funds for our trauma recovery center while having a great time!

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Free

Drive Electric RVA Live! (Online via Zoom)

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A virus won’t stop us from connecting electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts! We have launched a series of live-streamed events where an EV owner will share his/her experiences. This week, Michael Heaney, a resident of Sommerville, Va., will do a walkaround of his electric conversion of a 1914 Model T and answer question about this unique vehicle. You can attend the event via the Zoom app (enter “7183412384” as the meeting ID and “Live4EVS” as the password) or by following…

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Better Housing Coalition’s Third Annual Stay Home RVA

April 20 - April 26

Stay Home RVA returns for a third year: Three years ago, we conceived of Stay Home RVA, Richmond’s FIRST “non-event gala” to raise funds for affordable housing and support services to help residents of BHC rental communities move from financial crisis to financial stability. We could never have foreseen what was coming our way in 2020. Hourly wage and food/hospitality service workers, like many of our residents, have been among the hardest hit by business interruptions and job losses due…

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Free

Lead Safe Homes, Healthy Children

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lead Hazard Elimination Education and Advocacy Symposium

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Jewish Film Series – As Seen Through These Eyes

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Directed by Hilary Helstein I 70 min I Documentary I USA I 2008 Yom Hashoah program co-hosted with the Virginia Holocaust Museum Advance Tickets: $10 JCC Members, $12 Non-members, Patrons: Included with subscription, At the Door: $15 As Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary, she reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds. These artists took their fate…

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Free

SignUpNow Medicaid/FAMIS Workshop

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

SignUpNow teaches the “ins and outs” of the eligibility requirements, application procedures, and post-enrollment information for Virginia’s Medicaid and FAMIS programs: New Adult Coverage; Programs for children and pregnant women; Plan First (family planning); Low Income Families and Children (LIFC) program; and Medicaid for Former Foster Care Youth. The workshops is free but registration is required. This workshop is sponsored by the VA Department of Medical Assistance Services.

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$75 – $100

Legacy Dinner

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s Annual Legacy Dinner celebrates the legacies not only of BIAV, but also those who have left a mark on our community. This year’s event will recognize the impact of advocates and trailblazers… people who are working year-round to better the lives of others. To honor their outstanding efforts, our featured speaker, Shirley P. Richardson, will discuss her journey as a caregiver and advocate. Additionally, we will recognize three exemplary people who have made a…

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Free

Cancelled CVCWCA April 28, 2020 Monthly Meeting

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Central Virginia Civil War Collectors Association will NOT hold its monthly meeting featuring Ron Cleveland and his 3 inch Ordnance Rifle. CSA Artillery will be discussed.

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Free

Lead-Safe Homes, Healthy Children

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lead Hazard Elimination Education and Advocacy Symposium

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Free

Advance Care Planning 101

April 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

What if a sudden illness or injury left you unable to speak for yourself? Who would you want to speak for you? What would you want them to know about your values and wishes? Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a conversation process about the medical care you would want if you could not speak for yourself, and needed others to make decisions for you. Advance care planning helps you think about health care choices you may have to make in…

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May 2020

$50 – $60

Mercy Mall United 2020

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This is our main fundraising event to fund the mission of providing necessary items such as clothing, food, toiletries, household and baby items to individuals and families in crisis. The theme this year is Cinco de Mayo and will loads of fun with live and silent auctions, El Patron for dinner, and guest speaker, Dr. Mervin Daugherty, Superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. Please join us and share about this fun event!

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Free

Volunteer Training / Orientation

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

An orientation open to anyone who has wanted to get involved with RJI. This is the best place to begin for those who are interested in linking arms with us in the work we do to prevent human trafficking. We will cover RJI mission and culture, and offer a variety of breakout sessions for participants to choose from. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

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