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January 2020

Free

We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia

January 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - May 28, 2021 @ 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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February 2020

Free

“Unfinished Business”

February 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - May 28, 2021 @ 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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January 2021

2021 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism & Community Service Awards

January 18 - April 23

2020 has been a challenging year for so many Virginians. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond despite COVID restrictions? How about a local congregation that jumped into action to provide support to a community in pain? The Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards annually recognize the significant contributions of Virginia citizens to the life and welfare of the Commonwealth and its people. One award is presented in each of 10 categories. These outstanding award winners represent…

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$45 – $75

Zoom Open University (Lifelong Learning)

January 18 @ 9:30 am - March 11 @ 2:30 pm

Virtual Lifelong Learning, through The Shepherd’s Center’s Open University (OU) on Zoom, offers opportunities for intellectual challenge and social interaction. Eight-week terms in the fall, winter, and spring feature well-qualified instructors in foreign languages, literature, history, political science, art, music, philosophy, Feldenkrais and yoga. Many of our instructors are retired from area universities. OU is one of the best bargains for quality lifelong learning in the area. The $45 member tuition covers all 8 weeks of classes. Membership is only…

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$45 – $75

Zoom Open University (Lifelong Learning)

January 18 @ 9:30 am - March 11 @ 2:30 pm

Virtual Lifelong Learning, through The Shepherd’s Center’s Open University (OU) on Zoom, offers opportunities for intellectual challenge and social interaction. Eight-week terms in the fall, winter, and spring feature well-qualified instructors in foreign languages, literature, history, political science, art, music, philosophy, Feldenkrais and yoga. Many of our instructors are retired from area universities. OU is one of the best bargains for quality lifelong learning in the area. The $45 member tuition covers all 8 weeks of classes. Membership is only…

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February 2021

$495

WordPress Certificate

February 1 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:30 pm

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. Topics include an introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation, and setup), working with widgets and plugins, and more. This live online course runs from February 1-April 30, 2021, and costs $495.00.

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$395

Supervisory and Leadership Certificate

February 1 @ 12:00 am - March 26 @ 11:30 pm

Your employees are your most valuable resources. Ensuring the efficiency of your team is the key to your success and is your most important responsibility. Get practical, easy to understand, and insightful methods for new and even experienced supervisors and managers. Take home practical information along with tips and techniques that can be applied at your job immediately. This live-online course runs from February 1-March 26, 2021, and costs $395.00.

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Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art

February 6 - August 1

VMFA presents Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art. Explore the artistic legacy of an iconic natural wonder. Depicted and celebrated for centuries, the Natural Bridge is the Shenandoah Valley’s breathtaking centerpiece—a towering, primeval witness to human history and timeless muse. The free exhibition examines its image in paintings, prints, decorative arts, photography and more. Featured artists include Frederic Church, David Johnson, Edward Hicks, and many others.

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Free

BICSV Virtual Support Groups

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - April 29 @ 2:30 pm

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley hosts virtual support groups every Thursday at 1pm via Zoom. Themes and topics vary each week. Email emily@bicsv.org for more information.

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Free

BICSV Virtual Support Groups

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - April 29 @ 2:30 pm

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley hosts virtual support groups every Thursday at 1pm via Zoom. Themes and topics vary each week. Email emily@bicsv.org for more information.

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Free

Next Generation Council for SOAR365

February 26 @ 8:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm

Take your volunteer leadership to the next level with our young professional’s group.

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March 2021

$145

Extraordinary Customer Service

March 1 @ 12:00 am - March 26 @ 11:55 pm

Transform your customer service into something extraordinary. As a result, more repeat business will improve your bottom line. Customer service separates you from your competition. Extraordinary customer service comes from focusing on the few essential elements that yield big results. Discover how easy it is to tweak your customer service from the ordinary to the extraordinary. You will take away a customer service plan that will help you focus on the key elements that will get you started on your…

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$195

Advanced Google Analytics

March 1 @ 12:00 am - March 26 @ 11:55 pm

A project and activity based course, you will get the opportunity to practice with Google Analytics for more advanced learning and skill development. Your instructor will work with you on implementing Google Analytics for your own website. You will come away with the skills necessary for employing this most useful tool.

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$195

The Basics of Bookkeeping

March 1 @ 12:00 am - March 26 @ 11:55 pm

How do you keep track of the day-to-day financial transactions of a business? Whether you are looking to advance in your career, or you’re an entrepreneur, (or maybe you are a part of a family business), this course will help you if you are looking to understand the numbers. The Basics of Bookkeeping course will help you understand, and know-how to record, every penny that comes into your business and every penny that goes out of your business. This course…

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$195

Intermediate Excel

March 1 @ 12:00 am - March 26 @ 11:55 pm

Have you ever wondered why Excel is one of the most powerful applications used today by many businesses? Excel is one of the most important applications that you can study now to take your skills to the next level! This course will help you increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. This course is fully online.

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$16

Virtual Lunch-In: COVID-19 Crisis Giving: FeedMore’s Strategy for Stewardship and Retention

March 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted a number of local and national non-profits that are well positioned to provide relief to those who are in significant need due to the economic impact of the virus. With food insecurity skyrocketing, the Richmond community has very generously invested in FeedMore to support our neighbors in need. Join us in March to learn about FeedMore’s approach to new donor stewardship, cultivation, and retention during the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together Kathy…

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Virtual Pet Loss Support Group

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for this complimentary session, led by psychologist Dr. Leslie Greenberg. Held on Zoom, it is open to all family members, including children. Please RSVP using the sign-up form below or by emailing amanda@fetchacure.org. You will be sent the secure Zoom link after RSVPing. RSVP: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSd59VaL5GaDr…/viewform — Losing a pet is never easy, and coping with the loss of a beloved companion can be difficult. FETCH a Cure offers pet owners this resource to deal with the loss of…

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$25

Ladybug Fund Virtual Winetasting Preview

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

New this spring we are offering a special virtual winetasting preview. Join us for an interactive exploration of three varietals with award-winning winemaker Marcus Notaro of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and our very own SOAR365 board member Thom Horsey, a 40-year veteran of the wine industry.

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Free – $16

Virtual Lunch-In: Groundhog Day, Take 2: Fundraising Psychology During Uncertain Times

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

This is a special repeat presentation of our February 2nd Lunch-In. Due to technical difficulties, a number of registrants were not able to participate in the original presentation of this session on February 2nd. For those nonmembers who registered but were unable to access the original session, please e-mail admin@vafre.org or call 804/368-3398 for the registration code. As a society, we agreed that we were going to get all of the turmoil (pandemics, civil rights protests, elections, etc.) out of…

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Free

Research presentation: Health research in Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dennis Hopkinson, M.D., traveled to Kigali on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2018 where he taught at the University of Rwanda. The hospitalist at VCU Health and assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine collaborated with local Kigali researchers on multiple projects while he was there, and work has continued remotely. Join Hopkinson for a presentation of his research into sepsis, barriers to taking blood pressure medications and a Vitamin C clinical trial. How can health care…

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Free

Virtual Literary Virginia Book Group

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For now our book group meetings will be virtual. Please log in at 6:00 PM through either the GoogleMeets link or the phone number below: Meeting ID meet.google.com/hfh-uwev-jeu Phone Number (US)+1 347-941-2137 PIN: 343 725 357# Read and discuss the best of today’s Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. This month, we’ll discuss “Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract” by Philip J. Deloria (2020 Art in Literature Award winner).…

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$10 – $15

GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP How to Trace Your Virginia Roots

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Library of Virginia archivists Amanda Morell and reference librarian Becky Schneider introduce you to the types of records in the Library’s collections to help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research. We encourage you to view the resources available on our Family History Playlist on YouTube before attending the workshop. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

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$35

19th Annual Dog Jog and 5K Run benefiting the Richmond SPCA

March 19 @ 8:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm

Run, walk or jog during the weekend of March 19-21, 2021 in the 19th Annual Dog Jog and 5K Run presented by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts, benefiting the Richmond SPCA! To do our part to help keep everyone safe, this beloved family- and pet-friendly event will look a little different this year. But we promise it’ll still be full of four-legged fun and your participation will help save the lives of pets in need! Your $35 registration will include: 👟🐾…

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$50

2021 Eat and Greet Benefiting Fit4Kids

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a fun event benefiting FIt4Kids’ health and wellness programs from the comfort of your home. Every ticket includes a catered meal, party packet, and access to virtual program featuring 20 year old Wellness Activist Haile Thomas!

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$25

Integrating Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity into Your Nonprofit Board Culture

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Diversity, inclusion and equity are increasingly at the forefront of conversations throughout our communities. As strategic leaders and as the decision-making body at the highest level, nonprofit boards have a responsibility to diversify their composition, create an inclusive culture, and be equity-focused in how they see their work (and the world.) Jim Taylor (VP of Leadership Innovation, BoardSource) will discuss the importance of DEI to our missions and current national data on nonprofit board diversity. Taylor will provide critical steps…

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$50

Virtual Family GAME Night Fundraiser to Benefit Virginia Home for Boys and Girls

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you think you’ve seen it all on Zoom? Well guess again! This fundraiser isn’t just people talking on a webcam. Supermix Entertainment has put together an A-team of camera experts, audio engineers, and computer geeks to bring you the highest quality virtual event experience you’ve ever seen. To top it off, they work with some of the most talented and experienced entertainers who will bring you to the edge of your seat throughout the entire event. They’ll be using…

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Free

GRE Live-Online Intro Session (FREE)

March 25 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Let us help you take the first step toward an advanced degree! This 60-minute session will introduce you to the GRE and will familiarize you with the different test sections. Pre-register at: https://docs.google.com/…/1rsr9z5QsWgao5r7zSWmxx8…/edit The VCU OCPE will send you a reminder email with a link to the Adobe Connect virtual classroom before the session.

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$30

Fires in the Mirror (Live)

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

FIRES IN THE MIRROR by Anna Deavere Smith directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis performed by Jamar Jones Fri March 26-Sun April 25, 2021 The full title of Anna Deavere Smith’s play is FIRES IN THE MIRROR: CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN AND OTHER IDENTITIES. She wrote the play after the Crown Heights neighborhood erupted in three days of violent race riots in August, 1991. The riots were incited by the death of Gavin Cato, a seven year old Black boy who was…

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$30

Fires in the Mirror (Live)

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

FIRES IN THE MIRROR by Anna Deavere Smith directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis performed by Jamar Jones Fri March 26-Sun April 25, 2021 The full title of Anna Deavere Smith’s play is FIRES IN THE MIRROR: CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN AND OTHER IDENTITIES. She wrote the play after the Crown Heights neighborhood erupted in three days of violent race riots in August, 1991. The riots were incited by the death of Gavin Cato, a seven year old Black boy who was…

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$30

Fires in the Mirror (Live)

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

FIRES IN THE MIRROR by Anna Deavere Smith directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis performed by Jamar Jones Fri March 26-Sun April 25, 2021 The full title of Anna Deavere Smith’s play is FIRES IN THE MIRROR: CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN AND OTHER IDENTITIES. She wrote the play after the Crown Heights neighborhood erupted in three days of violent race riots in August, 1991. The riots were incited by the death of Gavin Cato, a seven year old Black boy who was…

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