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October 2016
$10

It’s All Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016)

October 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - June 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Valentine,
1015 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219 United States

It’s All Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016) What defines a Richmond family in 2016? The classic nuclear family has been left behind along with our black and white television sets and tuna noodle casseroles. This exhibition explores the changing definition and composition of what makes a family in our Richmond community over the past five centuries. Sponsored by Julia and Tunnicliff Fox Charitable Trust, Altria Group and Richmond Family Magazine

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Free

LET’S TALK ABOUT HOMELESSNESS: HOMEAGAIN SERIES OF COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

October 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - March 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
TBD,
5 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219 United States

HomeAgain is establishing a series of community conversations, which will begin on October 19th. For our first installment, we will be collaborating with the University of Richmond as students explore issues surrounding homelessness and specifically youth homelessness. This discussion will kick off our open-dialogue events, where we will talk about our city’s most vulnerable population and what can be done to improve homeless services in Richmond. Our tentative schedule is listed below. Please mark the dates on your calendar! Updates…

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Free

LET’S TALK ABOUT HOMELESSNESS: HOMEAGAIN SERIES OF COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

October 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - March 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
TBD,
5 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219 United States

HomeAgain is establishing a series of community conversations, which will begin on October 19th. For our first installment, we will be collaborating with the University of Richmond as students explore issues surrounding homelessness and specifically youth homelessness. This discussion will kick off our open-dialogue events, where we will talk about our city’s most vulnerable population and what can be done to improve homeless services in Richmond. Our tentative schedule is listed below. Please mark the dates on your calendar! Updates…

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December 2016
$10

One Love: LGBT Families

December 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Valentine,
1015 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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This exhibition questions the traditional definition of a family through portraits of LGBT families in the Richmond region. Presented in collaboration with Richmond Region Tourism’s outRVA campaign and photographer Michael Simon. Sponsored by Altria Group, Virginia is for Lovers, Capital One, Richmond Region Tourism and Michael Simon Photography.

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$10

One Love: LGBT Families

December 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Valentine,
1015 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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This exhibition questions the traditional definition of a family through portraits of LGBT families in the Richmond region. Presented in collaboration with Richmond Region Tourism’s outRVA campaign and photographer Michael Simon. Sponsored by Altria Group, Virginia is for Lovers, Capital One, Richmond Region Tourism and Michael Simon Photography.

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$10

One Love: LGBT Families

December 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Valentine,
1015 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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This exhibition questions the traditional definition of a family through portraits of LGBT families in the Richmond region. Presented in collaboration with Richmond Region Tourism’s outRVA campaign and photographer Michael Simon. Sponsored by Altria Group, Virginia is for Lovers, Capital One, Richmond Region Tourism and Michael Simon Photography.

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February 2017
free

support group for women affected by sexual abuse/assault

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - March 23 @ 3:00 pm

James House is offering a support group for women impacted by sexual abuse/assault. This cost-free, confidential group will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm beginning February 2, 2017 and running through March 23, 2017. Registration is required. For more information or to set up an intake appointment, please contact Jane at 804.458.2704. James House provides support, advocacy and education for people affected by sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking, to empower them to become healthy, safe,…

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Free

The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger

February 11 - June 18
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 United States

This exhibition of 145 works from one of the most stunning public collections of jewelry and objects by Jean Schlumberger celebrates the creativity of this legendary 20th-century designer and the inspiration he found in the natural world

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free

Let’s Talk About It Movie & Discussion Series

February 15 @ 3:30 pm - December 21 @ 4:30 pm
James House,
6610 Commons Drive, Suite C, Prince George, VA 23875 United States
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Join us as we explore the issues surrounding domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking 3rd Wednesdays in 2017 / 3:30 to 4:30 pm / James House Office, 6610 Commons Drive, Suite C, Prince George, VA 23875 (Training room is on the second floor and requires walking stairs) February 15th Sexy Inc. (is our culture toxic for teens?) March 15th Rape Is… (a look at rape from a global and historical perspective) April 19th Childhood Lost (the devastating effects…

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$25

Caring for You, Caring for Me Program

February 22 @ 10:30 am - March 29 @ 10:30 am
Southminster Presbyterian Church,
7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23235 United States

Education and Support Program for Family and Professional Caregivers. This 5-week course developed by the Rosalynn Carter institute for Caregiving will provide techniques for developing cooperative relationships, problem solving, and managing the stress of a primary caregiver role.

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March 2017
$30

2. Learn Your Landscape

March 10 - May 1

Learn Your Landscape includes a 1.5-hour onsite evaluation by a trained Master Gardener volunteer to obtain a basic landscape inventory and determine what your needs might be, from growing native plants to having a healthy, sustainable yard and garden. Also included is a follow-up consultation and a personalized reference binder with tips and suggestions. The cost of the program is $30. Participants also have the option for an in depth wildlife habitat assessment metric, in cooperation with the Habitat Partners©…

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$35

Becoming Citizens: U.S. Citizenship Preparation Classes at the Virginia Historical Society

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - April 25 @ 8:30 pm
Virginia Historical Society,
428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 United States

In this 7-session course, Dr. Anita Nadal, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Spanish Instruction Community Liaison at Virginia Commonwealth University, will prepare you to successfully complete each section of the U.S. Citizenship Test. Like other citizenship courses, students will learn the civics, government, history, and geography lessons necessary to pass the citizenship examination. Unlike other citizenship courses, this course, held at the Virginia Historical Society, offers students opportunities to personally interact with original historical objects, maps, books, and documents as…

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$25

1. Grass Roots – A Healthy Virginia Lawn Program at Chesterfield County

March 16 @ 8:30 am - May 15 @ 4:00 pm
Chesterfield Extension Office,
6807 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, VA 23832 United States

Are you frustrated with the condition of your lawn? The Virginia Cooperative Extension offers “Grass Roots – A Healthy Virginia Lawn Program” to Chesterfield County residents. This program includes a site visit to your home by a Master Gardener volunteer who measures your lawn area, collects soil sample(s) and completes a detailed site evaluation, including information on soil compaction and weed cover. Cooperative Extension staff use this information to make specific recommendations for your lawn, which when followed can lead…

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Free

Power of Good Nominations Due Mar 31

March 20 @ 1:00 am - March 31 @ 11:00 pm
across Metro Richmond,
across Metro Richmond, Richmond, VA 23219 United States

Tell us, who do you know who powers good in Richmond? Nominate someone or several someone’s (in 20 words or less—easy!) by March 31, and RSVP to our party on April 19 honoring those nominees: http://thesparkmill.com/powerofgood/ • Nonprofit Executive Directors, Volunteer Coordinators, program heads, and employees: tell us who is showing up! • Churches: whose name is always on the sign-up lists? • Parents: do you have a child who loves helping others? • Friends/Family: tell us about that friend…

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FREE

Fair Trade Rug Event

March 23 - March 26
Ten Thousand Villages,
3201 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 United States

For the first time, Richmond’s Ten Thousand Villages store will host a Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event on March 23-26. For 4 days only, more than 300 high quality, hand-knotted Bunyaad rugs will be on display and available for purchase at this unique event. From hand-spun natural dye wool tribals to intricate florals, every Bunyaad rug has been designed and hand-knotted by highly skilled and fairly paid adults from over 850 families throughout 100 villages in Pakistan. On Thursday, March…

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What Happens When You Are Asked to Give the Gift Back?

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Charterhouse School Auditorium at UMFS,
3900 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230 United States

You did everything right – you listened to your prospect, you stewarded them perfectly, you made the “ask,” they said “yes,” the gift agreement was signed, you booked the pledge, you counted it in your total, you announced it to the public, and, hallelujah, all of the pledge payments were made on time. What happens when, all of a sudden, you’ve been asked to give the gift back? Recently, several local nonprofits were asked this question; unfortunately, there isn’t a…

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The Future of Aging in Chesterfield – Chesterfield Council on Aging

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Mast Auditorium at Lucy Corr Village,
6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield, VA 23832 United States
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Dr. Joe Casey, Chesterfield County Administrator, will talk about Chesterfield and how the county is preparing for the aging population. Hear his thoughts on the county since becoming it’s new administrator in July 2016, as well as information on planning, employment, transportation and other topics of interest. From challenges, opportunities arise; learn how you can be involved. There will be a time of Q&A after the presentation. The Chesterfield Council on Aging goal is to educate and advocate on issues…

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$10

Overheard: Conversations About Hope, Yearning, and Loss

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private. During special interactive evening tours of the White House of the Confederacy you’ll meet and hear conversations among free and enslaved people from the Civil War era. Uncover their diverse relationships, points of view, values and motivations. Through their voices, you’ll discover that life in the house is often a smaller reflection of life outside its walls. Two tours are offered…

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Rug Event

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ten Thousand Villages,
3201 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 United States

Please join us for an evening reception on Thursday, March 23rd from 6-8pm at our store in Carytown. Learn the history and stories behind the Bunyaad Fair Trade Rugs. Admission is free, but please call 804.358.5170 for reservations.

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$10

The Foundry Series- Whitman & Melville: The War That Did Get into the Books

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar,
500 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Discover and explore America’s greatest Civil War poems, with former Virginia Poet Laureate Ron Smith. Hear the words of Whitman, Melville and their peers, accompanied by the works of American visual artists Elihu Vedder, Winslow Homer, and others. Enjoy drinks and snacks at 6:00 p.m., followed by the presentation at 6:45 p.m.

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$10

Overheard: Conversations About Hope, Yearning, and Loss

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private. During special interactive evening tours of the White House of the Confederacy you’ll meet and hear conversations among free and enslaved people from the Civil War era. Uncover their diverse relationships, points of view, values and motivations. Through their voices, you’ll discover that life in the house is often a smaller reflection of life outside its walls. Two tours are offered…

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$0.00

TWO HARRIET’S: A conversation between Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Pine Camp Arts and Community Center,
4901 Old Brook Rd, Richmond, VA 23227 United States

Two Harriet’s is a play written by Sheri Bailey. Set in heaven is conversation between Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Two women committed to promoting historical understanding, awareness of social injustices and healing of racial divides.

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$40

READ Art Show & Sale: Opening Reception

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The New Community School,
4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23227 United States

Now in its 9th year, the READ Art Show & Sale presents over 80 regional artists, building community and literacy through art. Funds raised from the event support the specialized academic program and provide need-based financial aid. Also, open FREE to the public on Saturday, March 25th from 10am-4-pm.

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$10

Xanadu presented by The Lynn Theatre at John Tyler Community College

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Tyler Community College – Midlothian Campus, The Lynn Theatre,
800 Charter Colony Pkwy., Midlothian, VA 23114 United States

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980. Kira goes on a quest to help struggling artist Sonny, inspiring him to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco! The plot takes a turn when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny. Her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds! Written by…

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TWO HARRIET’S: A conversation between Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe

March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pine Camp Arts and Community Center,
4901 Old Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227 United States

Two Harriet’s is a play written by Sheri Bailey. Set in heaven, is conversation between Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Two women committed to promoting historical understanding, awareness of social injustices and healing of racial divides.

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Richmond SPCA Dog Jog and 5K Run

March 25 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Robins-Starr Humane Center,
2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Join thousands of animal lovers at the Richmond SPCA’s 15th annual Dog Jog and 5K Run presented by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Robins-Starr Humane Center (2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220). The day begins with a chip-timed 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk for people only, followed by a dog-friendly, leisurely one-mile Dog Jog. Throughout the morning, we host a pet-friendly vendor fair at our Robins-Starr Humane Center featuring a Kids’ Fun Zone and a…

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FREE

FOLAR Annual Spring River Clean-up

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Appomattox River,
1964 Wakefield Ave, Petersburg, VA 23805 United States

Come on out and help restore healthy shorelines by removing litter, debris, and trash from local lands along the Appomattox River with the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River at the annual Spring River Clean-up on March 25, 2017. FOLAR Site Captains will be at each location from 9:00AM to Noon to provide trash bags and vinyl gloves. Wear sturdy shoes and bring your own work gloves

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Free

Pixie’s Pen Pals at South of the James Farmer’s Market

March 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
South of the James Farmers Market,
New Kent Ave & 42nd Street, Richmond, VA 23225 United States

Through a partnership with the Virginia Department of Corrections, FETCH a Cure’s Pixie’s Pen Pals works with inmates to train and socialize rescue dogs with the guidance and instruction from two professional dog trainers. Pixie’s Pen Pals program not only lowers the rate of euthanasia in Virginia’s city dog shelters, but also provides life skills to inmates. The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items. Located in…

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Free

READ Art Show & Sale

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The New Community School,
4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23227 United States

Now in its 9th year, the READ Art Show & Sale presents over 80 regional artists, building community and literacy through art. Funds raised from the event support the specialized academic program and provide need-based financial aid. Also, there is an Opening Reception on Friday, March 24th from 7-9pm. Please click link for ticket information and prices.

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4th Annual Sober St. Patrick’s Day in Richmond!

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
4th Annual Sober St. Patrick’s Day in Richmond,
Broad St. and 25th Street, Richmond, VA 23223 United States

Sober St. Patrick’s Day events provide a healthy and safe experience for family, friends, and people in recovery to celebrate our cultural heritage. The McShin Foundation will host a Sober St. Patrick’s Day tent in the family friendly area of the festival (offering coffee, tea, soft drinks, snacks, guest speakers, recovery info, scheduled recovery meetings, and more!) surrounded by music, singers, pipe bands, dancers, and vendors! Saturday March 25th 10am-7pm Sunday March 26th 10am-6pm

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