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January 2022

$4 – $7

Half-Price Admission Days

January 17 @ 9:00 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission from Jan. 17-29, 2022. During this time only, Garden admission is $7 for adults and seniors and $4 for children.

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Free

Ask a Lawyer: Governance

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Collaboratory of Virginia (CVA), in conjunction with the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation (GRBF), is pleased to offer the Ask a Lawyer series. Every month, lawyers from the GRBF will present on a topic relevant to nonprofits and be available for questions. January: Governance Eileen Johnson, CAE, Partner, at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P., will lead a virtual information session focused on governance for nonprofits. Sample Topics Covered articles of incorporation, code of ethics, term limits, voting rights, conflict of…

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$180

Zoom Portrait Drawing Studio Class

January 27 @ 9:30 am - March 3 @ 12:00 pm

This is a six session portrait drawing class covering the skull, facial muscles, structure of the face and light and shadow, with an introduction to Impressionist Portraiture. The class will be virtual to start, with an in-person option when CDC and State Guidelines for safe gatherings permit it. Instructors will be Mark Hierholzer and Richelle Kaufman. Richelle has a background in forensic reconstruction and will provide a unique approach to understanding the structure of the skull and face. There will…

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$40

Gabriel

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - February 26 @ 7:30 pm

GABRIEL is based on the true and little-known Richmond story about the events of the summer of 1800 and the state-wide plot by enslaved Virginians to overthrow their owners and assert their freedom. The conspiracy was led by an enslaved, literate blacksmith named Gabriel who worked on Thomas Prosser’s tobacco plantation in Henrico. When Governor James Monroe got wind of the planned rebellion he called out the state militia. Gabriel and twenty-five other conspirators were captured, tried, found guilty, and…

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$45

Deciphering Your Dreams

January 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Carrington Brown, Kim Vann Dreams are a fascinating tool on the path of self-exploration. Learn more about what they may be telling you. This class will be held on Zoom. Learn more or register here: https://htru.io/RUpi www.innerworkcenter.org

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$7 – $14

Bonsai Exhibit

January 30 @ 9:00 am - February 25 @ 5:00 pm

Explore the art of Bonsai with a unique opportunity to view specimen pieces from private collections including conifer, deciduous and tropical trees. The display includes yamadori (trees collected from the wild) and urbandori (trees collected from urban settings) as well as imports from fine nurseries across Asia and America. On view will be trees that have been under cultivation for more than 30 years with ages that range well over 100 years old.

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February 2022

$7 – $14

Love, The Garden

February 1 @ 9:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

“Love, the Garden” is a seasonal Garden-wide event where the community is invited to write and deliver love letters to nature.

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$20 – $30

Working with Your Development Chair – In-Person Event

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Important Statement on COVID Protocols: For the safety of all of our members and guests, VAFRE strongly encourages all individuals attending our programs in-person to be vaccinated. Virtual registration is available for those who are not vaccinated or who do not feel comfortable meeting in person. Masks will be required for all participants and we will be practicing social distancing. In-person registration will be limited to 40 individuals. Box lunches will be available for in-person registrants at the end of…

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$8 – $15

Working with Your Development Chair – Virtual Event

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Our Program: Suzanne Hogg will moderate a discussion on Working with Your Development Chair. Panel members include Ty Toepke, Richmond Public Schools Foundation, Nell Nutaitis, ChildSavers, and Nicole Jones of Art 180. Pending approval for 1 hour of CFRE credit. Our Schedule: 11:45 a.m. Virtual participants may login 12 p.m. Program begins 1:15 p.m. Adjourn Registration Fees: Virtual registration is $8 for members, $11 for nonmembers who work at a member organization and $15 for nonmembers. The virtual registration fees…

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$25

ACTion, Not Acting: Utilizing Therapy to Cultivate A Deeper & More Authentic Life

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Matt Shenker Learn the basics of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Reduce anxiety/depression and boost performance. Class will be held on Zoom. More information or register here: https://htru.io/RUxy www.innerworkcenter.org

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$45

Breathwork for Balance

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Holly Henty Release stress while building vitality and resiliency through breathing techniques anyone can do. Classes will be held in person on Sundays – Feb. 6, 13, and 20 More information or register here: https://htru.io/RUxe www.innerworkcenter.org

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$15

Toddler Time: Nature Adventures

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Don’t let the winter chill put an end to your child’s nature adventures—come to Maymont to explore nature at The Robins Nature Center. During this session, your child will experience free play, a story, a craft and a visit with one of Maymont’s animal ambassadors. You and your toddler might even make a few new friends! Note: The Robins Nature Center is closed to the general public on Mondays. An educator will meet you at the front door to let…

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Free

Love The Flavor of Your Business

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Flavor of Your Business Mixer is an event for any business owner in love with their business. This event will feature the right “ingredients” for creating the ideal flavor for your business. Featured guests will include local and regional experts in finance, branding, and most importantly, success!

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Free

Making History with LVA

February 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Crowdsource with us! The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more content and research moving online, we seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowdsourcing their contents. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages and historical newspapers by reading the text and typing it into digital form. Join us for a virtual volunteer session to learn how you can help make historical documents more searchable and usable for…

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Free

Virtual Literary Virginia Book Group

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Read and discuss the best of today’s Virginia literature—including books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, join a book group discussion either in person at the Library or online through Zoom. If joining virtually, please log in at 6:00 PM through either the Zoom link or the phone number below: Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93740664507?pwd=aUc4cXoyeGxFZW5YbXdudzBXVU12dz09 Meeting ID: 937 4066 4507 Passcode: 469804 One tap mobile +13017158592,,93740664507#,,,,*469804# US…

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$240

Weekly Studio Art Class

February 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - February 2, 2023 @ 9:00 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

Research Stories from Virginia Untold: The African American Narrative

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a virtual panel discussion on Virginia Untold: The African American Narrative, a digital project that provides access to records of enslaved and free Black people in the Library of Virginia’s collections. Project manager Lydia Neuroth will introduce the project, describe the scope and document types, and moderate a 45-minute discussion between genealogists, researchers, and scholars on how they have used the platform to enhance their work. A Q&A session at the end will allow audience members to…

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$25

Awakening: Showing Up and Making a Difference

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Vicki Saunders & Philip Davidson Show up for life with curiosity, clear seeing and kindness over fear and ignorance. Learn practices to be more of who you want to be. In-person at the Innerwork Center. More information or to register: https://htru.io/RVmE www.innerworkcenter.org

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$30

Paint And Wine With Your Pal-entine

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Grab your favorite pal and celebrate Valentine’s Day with an evening of art and fun at The Robins Nature Center. Your ticket includes 2 glasses of wine, a special up-close animal encounter, and materials to create your own mini work of art, inspired by one of Maymont’s animal artists! All participants are entered in a raffle to win artwork by one of our animal artists. Ages 21+ only. Note: The Robins Nature Center will be closed to the general public.…

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Free

Higher Education and Post-Secondary Programs: What you Need to Know as a Student with Disabilities

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn about: – DEA vs. ADA: How Accommodations work after High School Graduation – Degree Programs vs. Non-Degree Programs: Consider the Options – How to Individualize your Timeline: Beyond the Four-Year Mentality

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Free

Common Ground Virginia History Book Group

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Read and discuss compelling nonfiction books handpicked by Library staff that explore Virginia history, society, and culture. This month, we’ll discuss “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story.” This book is a collection of essays, short stories, and poetry. We will be focusing on non-fiction essays. There is no requirement to read all the essays in order to participate. Check your local public library or the FindItVA OverDrive collection to borrow titles, or purchase through the Virginia Shop or other…

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$320

Mindful Self-Compassion

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Susan Wilkes Learn to motivate yourself and cope with emotional challenges, cultivate compassionate self-talk and savor the good moments in your life. Class will be held on Zoom on Wednesdays from Feb. 16 – April 6 (6 – 8pm). There is also a retreat on March 19 (10am – 2pm). More information or register here: https://htru.io/RUpj www.innerworkcenter.org

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Free

A CONVERSATION WITH ROHULAMIN QUANDER “The Quanders: Since 1684, An Enduring African American Legacy “

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Rohulamin Quander, author of the inspiring new book “The Quanders: Since 1684, An Enduring African American Legacy,” and Gregg Kimball, the Library of Virginia’s director of Public Services and Outreach, in a virtual discussion about the sustained history of one of America’s oldest African American families. From trials and tribulations, to turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones, the Quander story is one of triumph and sustained accomplishment, despite racially imposed obstacles as inhibitors to success. For more information, contact…

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NGC Recruitment Social

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Recruitment Social

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Free

Northstar Academy Open House

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Northstar Academy provides instruction for students who have academic, physical or social challenges ages 5-21. We serve students from localities across Central Virginia including students from 16 different school systems. This informal open house is open to everyone! Priority enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is quickly approaching. Discover if Northstar can be your child’s next educational home. Drop by our campus anytime between the hours of 9am-12pm on February 19th and you will have the opportunity to: -Tour our…

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Free

Northstar Career Academy Open House

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Northstar Career Academy builds pathways to employment for young adults with academic, physical or social challenges ages 16-24 by empowering them to gain industry experience, increase productivity at work and boost confidence through work-based learning and onsite coaching. We serve students from localities across Central Virginia including students from 16 different school systems. This informal open house is open to everyone! Come see if Northstar Career Academy is right for your young adult. Drop by our campus between the hours…

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$7 – $14

The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This global community science project helps the general public and scientists learn more about the year-to-year bird populations and distributions. Bird watchers of all ages can count birds here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are.

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1st Drafts and Bagels -THE BARBER OF MOVILLE

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1st Drafts and Bagels no reservations — just show up $5 suggested donation at door ​​​Join us for mimosas and bagels and participate in the creative process of making a new play. ​1st Drafts and Bagels brings together playwrights, directors, performers, and you to hear and talk about new short plays (or pieces of longer plays). We’re requiring all audience members to be fully vaccinated and to wear face masks in Firehouse ​Sat Feb 19 12n THE BARBER OF MOVILLE…

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$15

Toddler Time: Nature Adventures

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Don’t let the winter chill put an end to your child’s nature adventures—come to Maymont to explore nature at The Robins Nature Center. During this session, your child will experience free play, a story, a craft and a visit with one of Maymont’s animal ambassadors. You and your toddler might even make a few new friends! Note: The Robins Nature Center is closed to the general public on Mondays. An educator will meet you at the front door to let…

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Free

CASA Winter Training

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - March 17 @ 9:00 pm

Winter training occurs every Monday and Thursday from 6-9pm, starting on February 21st and ending on March 17th. There is also 1 Saturday session on February 26th from 9am4pm. The swearing-in ceremony will be on March 22nd at 6pm. Richmond CASA recruits, trains, and supervises competent and dedicated volunteers who advocate for the needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children in juvenile dependency proceedings. By advocating for children in court cases, CASA volunteers promote safe, permanent homes for all children…

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