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September 2017
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Support Group for Women who have Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse

September 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

James House offers support groups for women impacted by childhood sexual abuse. 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…

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Support Group for Women affected by Domestic Violence

September 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

James House offers support groups for women affected by domestic violence . 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…

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support group for women affected by sexual assault

September 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 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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Support Group for Children ages 4-12 who have Witnessed Domestic Violence in their Homes

September 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - September 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

James House offers support groups for children ages 4-12 who have witnessed violence in their homes. This cost-free, confidential group is 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…

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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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The Story of Virginia

January 27 - December 31

This newly renovated 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 artifacts, maps, letters, and diaries ranging from the earliest stone tools shaped by humans to a satellite built by high school students in 2013. Objects in the exhibition are supplemented by images from the VHS collection, soundscapes, video, and digital and hands-on interactives.

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February 2018

WWI America

February 20 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm

Admission: •Free for members and children under 5. •Through the generosity of The Boeing Company, admission is free for veterans and active duty military and their families. •$10 for adults, $8 for seniors or groups of 10 or more, and $5 for youth ages 6 – 17 Come see WW1 America — the largest traveling exhibition about the Great War — at its only scheduled stop on the east coast! Purchase your tickets today! This exhibition — featuring more than…

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The Commonwealth and the Great War

February 20 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm

In 1917, Virginia-born President Woodrow Wilson brought the nation into war against the German, Austrian, and Ottoman empires. The Commonwealth and the Great War tells the stories of individual Virginians who carried the state’s proud military tradition to the battlefront during World War I. 100,000 of them served; 3,700 died. Many more were injured. Thirty-nine percent of the draftees in 1918 were African Americans. Hundreds of Virginia nurses and doctors followed soldiers to Europe. Military facilities established in Virginia became…

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April 2018
$8 - $13

Butterflies LIVE!

April 6 - October 14

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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$8 - $13

Origami in the Garden

April 13 - September 30

Origami in the Garden is an exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art of origami in museum quality sculpture and educational programming. In the Garden view 16 vignettes, featuring 21 sculptures. In the Library explore four unfolded wall hangings displayed with the four corresponding…

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Free

Birdies for Charity Presented by TowneBank

April 17 - October 21

The Dominion Energy Charity Classic, a PGA TOUR Champions playoff event held at The Country Club of Virginia, James River Course in October, is focused on making a positive impact within the Richmond community. Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is free fundraising platform that gives local non-profits the opportunity leverage the DECC to receive donations that will be matched by 10%. Organizations may solicit flat donations or per-birdie donations (based on the number of “birdies” made by PGA TOUR…

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May 2018
$8 - $13

Early Morning Hours

May 26 - September 2

Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, September 2 The early morning access is for the gardens only. Programming and the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit do not begin until 9 a.m. and dining and shopping will follow their usual schedules. Guests should also be aware there may be some routine tasks in the mornings as the Garden prepares for the day. The earlier hours are designed to provide garden experiences away from…

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$1.00

$1 Days of Summer Admission

May 28 @ 9:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is offering $1.00 general daily admission throughout the summer from Memorial Day May 28 through Labor Day September 3, 2018. This drastically reduced admission rate will allow all people an opportunity to access this amazing facility and share in our national heritage from the Antebellum period, including the institution of slavery, through the Civil War. $1 admission has been made possible in part by The Bank of Southside…

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June 2018
$8 - $13

Flowers After 5

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - September 13 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy Flowers After 5 every Thursday evening (June 1- Sept. 13) June, July and August with an extended season this year including the first two Thursdays of September. Garden has extended hours until 9 p.m. on these nights. No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase. 5 – 6 p.m. Family activities in the Children’s Garden 5 – 8 p.m. Water Play in the Children’s Garden (weather permitting) 5 – 8…

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July 2018
$20 - $60

Take a Stand (Social Action Writing)

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - July 18 @ 5:00 pm

Action. Collaboration. Change. Take a look around your community, school, the world. What injustices do you see, can you feel? Change doesn’t happen unless you take a stand. There are many ways to work towards social justice and equality. Where do you fit in, and what are your personal strengths? In this session, we design different projects and tools to advocate for ourselves, family, friends, and communities. Ages 15 – 18

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$20 - $60

Heroes, Villains, and Anti-Heroes (Fiction Writing)

July 16 @ 10:00 pm - July 18 @ 1:00 pm

Good. Evil. Justice. Revenge. Epic adventures always have one thing in common: the hero and the villain. But, is the world really so black and white? Are there times when heroes let us down? What causes villains to turn towards the forces of darkness in the first place? Explore every corner of your imagination in this session by creating short fiction pieces in your own world of heroes, villains, and everything in-between! Ages 11 – 14

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$130.00 - $210.00

Advocacy 101: The Basics

July 17 @ 9:30 am - July 18 @ 4:00 pm

Over 2 days, this training will explore trauma-informed advocacy as the framework for providing sexual and domestic violence services in a culturally-responsive manner. We will address fundamental issues such as sexual and domestic violence within the context of rape/victim blaming culture, what it means to be culturally-responsive, practice basic crisis intervention skills, highlight prevention strategies, and more. This training is an interactive, creative space and is designed for new advocates or seasoned advocates who want a refresher and to stay…

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Free

Popsicles and Playtime – for elementary school students and preschoolers and their parents.

July 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

You and your child can join us for popsicles on our new adaptive playground. Your child can slide, swing, climb and play while you learn more about Northstar’s approach to educating children with disabilities. To register, please visit http://bit.ly/nsaplayground2 or you can register by calling Sarah Shugart at 804-747-1003. Northstar Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, programs, or athletic…

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Front Lawn Fun! – Games from the Past

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on Wednesdays this summer, starting June 27th, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., for Front Lawn Fun: Games from the Past. This free, family-friendly activity will feature outdoor games from yesteryear. Weather permitting, you’ll find us on our front lawn along Boulevard stretching our legs and our minds. How did kids play in the past? Toys like Jacks, Jacob’s Ladders, and YoYos have been found around the world for thousands of years. You will get the chance to…

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FREE, Registration Required

Partnership Pop-Up

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

So what’s different in 2018? Why the yearlong absence? Who are those new people we keep hearing about? Should I apply for this grant? Attend an Information Session and find out! Are you still awarding $500,000? THE $500,000 COMMUNITY INNOVATION GRANT IS BACK!! So what’s different in 2018? Why the yearlong absence? Who are those new people we keep hearing about? Should I apply for this grant? SPECIAL EVENT – A POP-UP!! The Community Innovation Grant is awarded to an…

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Health Care Fraud and Elder Abuse – Chesterfield TRIAD

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Fighting Medicaid fraud is of vital importance to Attorney General Mark Herring. While most Medicaid health care providers in the Commonwealth provide excellent care to their patients, a few prey on the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens – the elderly and disabled, children and the poor. Since 1982, the Attorney General’s nationally renowned Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has investigated and prosecuted those who prey on the needy, holding them accountable and protecting taxpayer dollars. Randy Davis from OAG will share how…

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Dinner at Positive Vibe Cafe benefiting the Autism Society Central VA

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the ASCV at Positive Vibe Cafe for dinner in an accepting, inclusive place. 15% of the evenings proceeds to benefit the ASCV. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney will make a guest appearance!

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Free

Kickback Fridays at Kanawha

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Working or living in the Downtown area? Looking for something to do on a Friday afternoon? Join us every week in July for live music, food trucks, and beverages presented by Stone Brewing! Admission is FREE and open to all.

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$8

Family Day with Nature Cat at Maymont

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

Join us for a special day at Maymont’s Farm to explore the great outdoors. Nature Cat, our favorite “backyard explorer extraordinaire” from the PBS KIDS series, will be there to help us learn all about Mother Nature. Maymont, Ready to Learn and Science Matters will offer hands-on activities that motivate children to observe, ask questions and investigate the natural world all around them. Children will be able to interact with some of Maymont’s Wildlife Ambassadors – live animals- and have…

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Stories at the Museum

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children’s history books and a craft activity. Stories at the Museum programs are open to all ages. Programs take place every month on select Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

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$45

VMFA After Hours: Casino de Paris

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join host Micah “Bam Bamm” White for a night in Paris. The Atrium will be transformed into a French-inspired casino with games and raffle prizes. DJ Lonnie B will be spinning classic Hip Hop and R&B in the Marble Hall for dancing. Ticket includes parking, appetizers, one drink, “casino money,” and exhibition admission to Napoleon: Power and Splendor.

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Strategic Marketing & Communication’s Institute

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Telling your story is vital to fundraising and building awareness of your organization’s mission. A compelling story told to the right audience is what you need to be effective. During the week-long Strategic Marketing & Communications for Nonprofits Institute, you will learn to pull all of the pieces together to create a successful marketing plan for your organization whether the focus is to raise money or awareness of your mission.

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$20 - $60

What’s the Word (Journalism Writing)

July 23 @ 10:00 am - July 25 @ 1:00 pm

Truth. Investigation. Opinion. When there’s a story to tell, who is there to tell the tale? Dive into your investigative self and join The Weekly Word news team! Can you get the scoop before it becomes yesterday’s news? Whether you’ve got the best gossip around or want to uncover hidden truths, this session challenges you to work together and design your own Breaking News stories, advice columns, advertisements, and more! Ages 11 – 14

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$20 - $60

Cartoons and Comics! (Graphic Novel Writing)

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - July 25 @ 5:00 pm

Fantasy. Action. Power. Graphic Novels help us understand that communication involves more than writing. With the combined power of images and words, in this session, we explore complex plot lines, backgrounds, and histories and build creative pieces of art that share our stories. Speak from your personal truths or create an alternative reality. Artists and writers are encouraged to attend, but you don’t have to have experience with either! Ages 15 – 18

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FREE

Bring a Friend CASA Recruitment Happy Hour

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Could you be the voice for a child? Court Appointed Special Advocates are everyday citizens appointed by judges to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. Richmond CASA needs more volunteers to be able to serve every child that is referred to us. You do not have to be in the legal or social services field to be a volunteer, and there’s no level of education needed. CASA volunteers are just everyday citizens who want to help children…

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