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January 2018

Free

NAMI Family Support Group: Family/ Caregivers of Youth With Mental Health Condition

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Free, bi-monthly support group for caregivers and family of a child or adolescent living with a mental health condition. Groups are facilitated by trained family member peers. Groups are confidential and anonymous. This group meets on the 4th Thursday of every month. No registration necessary. For more information contact NAMI Central Virginia.

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December 2018

Caregiver Cafe’

December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

THE CAFE’ OCCURS THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH. After seeing the need for caregiver support in the area, Crater Community Hospice will begin to host a monthly Caregiver Café. The café is open to all caregivers and will be held on the second Wednesday of each month from 3-4 p.m. with the first on November 14th. It will be held in the multi-purpose room of the Petersburg Public Library at 201 W. Washington St. “The caregiver café will be…

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January 2019

$240

Weekly Studio Art Class

January 19 @ 1:30 pm - December 31 @ 4:00 pm

Ongoing weekly impressionist oil painting classes by Mark Hierholzer, voted “Best Art Instructor for Adults” in 2017 by Richmond Magazine. All materials provided. Classes are offered on Mondays from 1:30 to 4pm in six-session cycles for $240.

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free

support group for women affected by sexual assault

January 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

James House offers support groups for women impacted by sexual assault. These cost-free, confidential groups are held throughout the year. Registration is required. For more information or to set up an intake appointment, please call 458-2704. James House provides support, advocacy, and education for people in the Greater Tri-Cities Region affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking to empower them to become healthy, safe, and self-sufficient. All services are trauma-informed, cost-free, confidential, and available in both English and Spanish.…

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free

Support Group for Women who have Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse

January 30, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - January 30, 2020 @ 2:15 pm

James House is offering a free support group for women impacted by childhood sexual abuse. This cost-free, confidential group Registration is required. For more information or to set up an intake appointment, please call Jane at (804) 458-2704. James House provides support, advocacy, and education for people in the Greater Tri-Cities Region affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking to empower them to become healthy, safe, and self-sufficient. All services are trauma-informed, cost-free, confidential, and available in both English…

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Free

Free support group for women affected by domestic violence

January 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

James House is offering a support group for women affected by domestic violence. These cost-free, confidential groups are held throughout the year. Registration is required. Call 804.458.2704 for additional information or to set up an intake appointment. James House provides support, advocacy, and education for people in the Greater Tri-Cities Region affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking to empower them to become healthy, safe, and self-sufficient. All services are trauma-informed, cost-free, confidential, and available in both English and…

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Free

Free support group for children 4-12 who have been impacted by domestic violence

January 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

James House is offering a support group for children ages 4-12 who have witnessed domestic violence or been impacted by abuse or neglect. These cost-free, confidential groups are held throughout the year. Registration is required. Call 804.458.2704 for additional information or to set up an intake appointment. James House provides support, advocacy, and education for people in the Greater Tri-Cities Region affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking to empower them to become healthy, safe, and self-sufficient. All services…

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September 2019

$10.00

Elders Dance Class

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - December 14 @ 3:00 pm

We want to pay homage and reverance to the requests that we have been getting from the elders to hold a dance class which will give a space to reflect the wise and mature energy of lessons, song, and dance. Enter at security gate by the ramp close to 7th street. Classes will be held on the 3rd floor, in room 3140N. Classes are every 3nd and 4th Saturday

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October 2019

Free

“New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond”

October 17 @ 9:00 am - December 7 @ 5:00 pm

Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite portrait of Virginia is becoming more complex, challenging an older, simpler understanding of what it means to be a Virginian. Whether our roots in the state go back ten thousand years, ten generations, or ten weeks, we must create the future of the commonwealth together. “New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond” explores the historical and continuous…

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Free

A Culture to Care: The History of Filipino Nurses in Virginia

October 17 @ 9:00 am - December 14 @ 5:00 pm

In conjunction with our exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, which examines the state’s increasing diversity, the Library hosts this exhibition from the University of Virginia’s Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry. Ren Capucao, a PhD nursing student at the UVA, wondered why so many Filipinos were nurses. Based on his dissertation research with support from Virginia Humanities, the Philippine Nurses Association of Virginia, and the Bjoring Center, A Culture to Care tells the fascinating intertwined histories of the Philippines…

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Edward Hopper and the American Hotel

October 26, 2019 - February 23, 2020

Check in to Edward Hopper’s hotels, motels, tourist homes, and boarding houses in this first investigation of the celebrated artist’s images of hospitality settings. Culturally probing and formally beguiling, the selected paintings and works on paper explore America’s hotel consciousness and cultural landscape in the early to mid-20th century. At VMFA, the exhibition’s only East Coast venue, simulated spaces and other immersive design elements create a one-of-a-kind art experience. Rarely seen diaries and postcards provide personal travelogues, as told by…

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November 2019

Free

ThinkSmall10 – 10th Biennial International Miniature Invitational

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - December 15 @ 4:00 pm

artspace presents the tenth installment of the ever-popular Biennial Miniature International Invitational, ThinkSmall10.. ThinkSmall10, showing in all the galleries of artspace, 0 East 4th Street, Richmond, VA, will be open to the public from Friday, November 8, 2019 through Sunday, December 15, 2019. About the show: ThinkSmall has been a Richmond favorite for both artists and patrons since its inception in 2001. The invitational takes place every two years and features artwork in a diverse range of styles and media,…

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$8 – $13

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 6, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

A holiday tradition featuring more than a million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza! NEW THIS YEAR! GardenFest opens a week early, on November 22. Plus, Member Nights have been expanded to include ALL nights in November and January. Garden Members can visit Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights for free any night November 22-30, 2019 and January 1-6, 2020.…

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December 2019

Santa Fun Run and Walk

December 7 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

The Arc of Hanover is organizing The Santa Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Bass Pro Shop in Ashland, VA. The route is approximately one mile, making it a family-friendly event. The proceeds from the event go directly to The Arc of Hanover to provide services and programs to people in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your generous support for this event helps underwrite some of the costs, allowing more of our fundraising dollars…

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A Christmas Past

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience the holidays in 19th century style. Families will enjoy the opportunity for children to meet a ‘Thomas Nast’ Santa Claus including photo opportunities and the chance to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Thomas Nast is considered to be the “Father of the American Cartoon” and among his most notable works is his creation of the modern version of Santa Claus. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a craft making activity where the finished holiday craft can be…

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$8

Breakfast with Santa

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pancakes, Holiday Crafts and Pictures with Santa.

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Free

Dominion Energy Christmas Parade

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Richmond Christmas Parade kicks off the holiday season and features award-winning marching bands, dance troupes, giant helium balloons, floats, and Legendary Santa himself!  This beloved Richmond tradition attracts more than 100,000 spectators each year from everywhere in Virginia, with thousands more enjoying the television broadcast on WTVR-CBS6. The Christmas Parade begins at the Science Museum of Virginia and travels down Broad Street to Richmond Coliseum. 

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Free

Robotics Competition- FIRST Tech Challenge Richmond VA Qualifier

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public! High School and Middle School robotics teams from Virginia and Maryland compete to win a place at the FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Sponsored by Capital One at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville on February 22, 2020. Competitions are fast-paced, fun, full of music and cheering fans. With FIRST Tech Challenge, middle and high school student teams design, build, and program robots to meet a complex engineering challenge, then compete head-to-head…

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Tea & Tidings

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A gourmet Holiday tea and tasty treats await adult guests as they enjoy period music while being taught 19th Century etiquette by ladies and gentlemen in period dress. Participants will also learn about the customs and stories of the season during the Civil War era.

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$15 – $20

The Magic of Horror Film Festival

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re not just horror fans… we are all actively working in the industry that orchestrates your nightmares! We’re writers, film-makers, entertainers, and veteran haunters who have made the art of fear our specialty. To us, the real “magic” of a horror film is in the creation of the story and the visual aspects. It all starts with the writers who dream up the scary stories. But we also celebrate the set designers who create the atmosphere, the costume designers and…

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$30

Holiday Bus Trip to Light Up the Tracks In Ashland

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PETERSBURG – Hospice Sponsors Holiday Bus Trip to Ashland Crater Community Hospice is sponsoring a motor coach trip to Light Up The Tracks in downtown Ashland on Saturday, December 7th. The bus will leave the Crater Community Hospice building promptly at 3:00 p.m. to travel to Ashland and return by 9:00 p.m. The cost for the trip is $30 per person and 10 and under is $25. Space is limited to 55 people. To reserve your spot on the trip,…

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Free

Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will be having a Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols service on Sunday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. The worship service, presented by our Adult Choir, will include traditional carols, anthems, and hymns for the Advent season. Admission to the service is free. All are welcome! Free parking is available behind the church, on the street, and in the VCU parking deck on Main and Laurel Streets.

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$15 – $25

Burlesque Right Now

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Burlesque Right Meow presents Nativikitty: Burlesque Right Meow desperately searches for the true meaning of Stripmas Sun, Dec 8 @ 7pm $15 in advance / $20 day of $25 VIP tickets (includes reserved seating in the front two rows, complimentary raffle ticket, & a goodie bag of fun stuff from Burlesque Right Meow! In advance only.) ​It’s been 3 years since Burlesque Right Meow first set out to find the true meaning of Stripmas…and we still don’t know WTF this…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association Know the Ten Warning Signs

December 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

December 9, Colonial Heights, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Know the Ten Warning Signs, 3:30-5 p.m., Dunlop House, 235 Dunlop Farms Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. This program is designed to help people recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in themselves and others. Call 804.967.2580 for more information.

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JINGLE BELL BAZAAR benefiting GoochlandCares

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

A Goochland holiday tradition. Free and open to the public. 40 vendors, lovely country club setting, plentiful, free parking, raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit GoochlandCares.

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Free

Holiday sounds

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Holiday music

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MPLI Virtual Open House

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

The VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute (GEHLI) will host our Minority Political Leadership Institute (MPLI) Virtual Open House on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm. Please use this link (https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvc-isqj8u9vT1zCLVo2rW1MhrafijQw) and register to hear firsthand experiences from program alumni, and learn how the program has affected them personally and professionally. During this interactive event, you will have an opportunity to learn about our program and ask questions of our guests. About the Program: The Minority…

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Free

Fund Our Schools – Campaign Launch

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

After a decade of disinvestment in public education, now is the time for full and fair school funding in Virginia! Join us for a press conference to launch the Fund Our Schools campaign, a new statewide effort that envisions a Virginia where every student has the opportunity to attain a high-quality education. Led by the Legal Aid Justice Center, The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, New Virginia Majority, and Virginia Educators United, the Fund Our Schools campaign demands the Commonwealth…

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Free

Transcribe-a-thon

December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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Free

Literary Virginia Book Group

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Read and discuss the best of today’s Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, join us for a book discussion with light refreshments, additional historical context, and even occasional author visits. This month, discuss “Let’s No One Get Hurt,” by Jon Pineda (a fiction finalist for the 2019 Literary Awards) and pick up January’s book, “Bearskin” by James McLauglin (a fiction finalist for the…

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