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April 2016
Free

First Freedom: Virginia’s Statute for Religious Freedom

April 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - March 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Library of Virginia,
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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No one familiar with today’s public and political debates about religious liberty and the relationship of church and state can doubt that Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom holds lasting significance. The Library of Virginia’s exhibition First Freedom: Virginia’s Statute for Religious Freedom explores the intent and interpretation of the statute, one of the most revolutionary pieces of legislation in American history.

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September 2016
$4995

Certificate in Paralegal Studies

September 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - March 22, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
VCU Monroe Park Campus,
Richmond, VT United States

The VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education will begin a new cohort of the VCU paralegal certificate program on Monday, September 12 from 6-9 p.m. on the Monroe Park Campus. The program is a six-month non-credit certificate program designed to advance legal industry skills and career options. Ask about our discount for VCU Alumni!

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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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January 2017
$40

Open University

January 9 @ 9:45 am - February 28 @ 1:30 pm
St. Luke Lutheran,
7757 Chippenham Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23225 United States
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Lifelong Learning, through The Shepherd’s Center’s Open University (OU), 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 the faculty are retired members of area colleges and universities. OU is one of the best bargains for lifelong learning in the area. The $40 member rate covers all 8 weeks of classes. Membership is only $25…

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$40

Open University

January 12 @ 9:45 am - March 2 @ 2:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church,
4602 Cary Street Road, Richmond, VA 23226 United States

Lifelong Learning, through The Shepherd’s Center’s Open University (OU), 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 the faculty are retired members of area colleges and universities. OU is one of the best bargains for lifelong learning in the area. The $40 member rate covers all 8 weeks of classes. Membership is only $25…

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$41.25 thru $59.15

Deathtrap

January 19 @ 8:00 pm - February 25 @ 10:00 pm
Swift Creek Mill Theatre,
17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 United States

January 19th – February 25th, 2017 Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, has hit a dry spell. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student – a thriller which Sidney recognizes as a potential Broadway hit. He makes a devilish plan that takes us on a roller-coaster ride full of twists and turns, thrills and laughter, and leaves us guessing until the final moments of the play. Deathtrap is a classic…

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$6

Half-Price Admission Days: Jan. 16 – Feb. 28, 2017

January 25 @ 9:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,
1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228 United States

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Monday, Jan. 16 – Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children. There is plenty to see at the Garden in January and February. The warm and cozy Conservatory beckons with aromatic orchids, blooming cactus, birds-of-paradise and other tropical flowers. Did you know that we have over 200 orchids and winter is one of the best times…

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$200

LGBTQ Mindful Self-Compassion Course

January 25 @ 5:30 pm - March 15 @ 7:30 pm
Diversity Richmond,
1407 Sherwood Road, Richmond, 23230 United States
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Health Brigade, formerly Fan Free Clinic, is partnering with Diversity Richmond and the Chrysalis Institute to sponsor Mindful Self-Compassion for LGBTQ persons. The eight-week series will meet on Wednesdays 1/25/17 through 3/15/17 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Diversity Richmond, 1407 Sherwood Road, Richmond, VA. Taught by Lisa Halberstadt, the cost of the course is $200 per person. Limited scholarships are available. Register at chrysalisinstitute.org The compassion-training program will help participants practice self-compassion in daily life, handle difficult emotions with greater ease,…

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$295.

the C3 Insights to Innovation (I2I) Certification program

January 26 @ 7:30 am - March 2 @ 9:30 am
Gather,
409 E. Main Street, Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23219 United States

C3 Insights to Innovation (I2I) Certification Program New to the C3 Breakfast Club Series, the C3 Insights to Innovation (I2I) Certification program offers you hands-on learning of the CrossThink® methodology for boosting your innovation mindset. Developed and taught by Ken Kahn, Professor and Senior Associate Dean of VCU School of Business and Matt Woolman, Professor and Director of Entrepreneurship at VCUarts, CrossThink® is a continuous circuit of tools and activities to condition right, left, and centered brain shrinking. Incorporated from principles…

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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

3 in 30 Gallery Talk: African Art

February 7 @ 11:00 am - March 7 @ 11:30 am
VMFA,
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Join Richard Woodward, VMFA Curator of African Art, to learn more about three works of art in the African Art Collection.

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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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RMHF Announces Spring 2017 Grant Cycle

February 21 @ 1:30 pm - March 10 @ 1:30 pm
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation,
4901 Libbie Mill East Boulevard, Suite 210, Richmond, VA 23230 United States

At RMHF, we recognize and honor the critical role the nonprofit sector plays in working to foster an equitable and healthy Richmond Region, and we know that leaders need time to consider strategic questions that will help keep organizations vital, relevant, and focused on what matters. For its spring 2017 grantmaking cycle, RMHF will provide funding that will give nonprofit leaders resources to consider strategic questions that will advance an organization’s mission. In this vein, RMHF will allocate up to…

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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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$10-15

Why is Philanthropy Important? A Conversation with Richmond Community Leaders

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
SPARC,
SPARC, 2106-A N. Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA 23230 United States

The AFP Central Virginia Chapter advocates for philanthropy as a value and way of life in the region. Philanthropy – “the love of humankind” – is central to the work that we do in the community. Richmond has a rich history of philanthropy. It is a story of lives changed, homes built, music played, healthy living, strong schools, safe spaces and so much more. Philanthropy has and will continue to play a role in creating long-term sustainable change in the…

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Social Connectivity and Positive Aging

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Mast Auditorium at Lucy Corr Village,
6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield, VA 23234 United States
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We all have the potential to become disconnected to resources as we age. Dr. Jay White, Gerontologist and Certified Dementia Practitioner will present the challenges of isolation as we age, and the benefits of remaining connected to resources for aging well in mind, body and spirit. The Chesterfield Council on Aging meets on the 4th Thursday of each month. Its goal is to educate and advocate on issues relating to older adults and individuals with disabilities

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Adult 50+ Essay Contest

February 23 @ 11:00 am

The theme for Older American’s Month(May 2017) is “AGE OUT LOUD”. The theme is intended to give aging a new voice that reflects what today’s older adults have to say about aging. The Senior Advocate’s Office has organized an essay content to hear your thoughts – what does getting older look like today? The deadline for submissions is March 24, and and more details are available on our events page. The winner will be recognized at the Board of Supervisors…

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Free

African American Read-In

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
VMFA,
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 United States

As part of the 27th National African-American Read-In, well-known community leaders along with VMFA staff will share African American literature related to works by African and African-American Artist in the permanent collection.

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Members $50 (both classes); Nonmembers $65 (both classes)

The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond in “Real Time” by Bruce M. Venter

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society,
428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 United States

This is a two-part class taught by Dr. Bruce M. Venter. The first part will take place on Thursday, February 23, and the second on Thursday, March 2. Learn about the controversial Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond in 1864. The ostensible goal of the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren on Richmond in 1864 was to free 13,000 Union POWs, but sinister orders found the dead body of Col. Ulric Dahlgren pointed instead to a plot to assassinate Confederate president Jefferson Davis and set Richmond ablaze.…

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Members: $50; Nonmembers: $65

See You in Class – “The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond in ‘Real Time’” by Dr. Bruce M. Venter

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - March 2 @ 5:30 pm
Virginia Historical Society,
428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 United States

This two-part class will take place on Thursday, February 23rd, and Thursday, March 2nd. The ostensible goal of the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren on Richmond in 1864 was to free 13,000 Union POWs, but sinister orders found the dead body of Col. Ulric Dahlgren pointed instead to a plot to assassinate Confederate president Jefferson Davis and set Richmond ablaze. Based on Bruce Venter’s book, Kill Jeff Davis and presented during the month the raid occurred, this class will explore in depth this controversial…

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Leadership Metro Richmond February Recruitment Reception

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alliance Group,
2201 W. Main St., Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Each year, Leadership Metro Richmond accepts a diverse group of community leaders into its flagship program, Leadership Quest. Through a ten-month program — which includes formal community leadership training, access to high-impact decision-makers, and networking opportunities to name a few — these individuals develop the necessary framework to make a positive and lasting impact in the greater Richmond Region. Come join us for an evening of light refreshments and speak with LMR members about their experience both during and after…

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80 (General Registration); $90 At the Door

Elijah House Prophetic School – Module One – Class in Richmond, VA

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Finding Home Institute,
15B N Thompson St., Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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This 8-week class is a presentation of the 2009 Elijah House Ministries Prophetic School and is the first of two modules. The purpose of this school is to help re-establish the proper function of the office of the prophet, as well as the prophetic in general, and its place within the Church. This school is not only for prophets in training but also for those who simply want to learn more about the prophetic and its place in the Body…

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$40

RICHMOND’S FINEST: THE TATERS AND THE RICHMOND SYMPHONY

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen,
2880 Mountain Road , Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States

The Richmond’s Finest series returns with a spectacular evening of Classic American & British Pop Rock! Backed by the amazing sounds of the Richmond Symphony, the Taters will perform an eclectic mix of roots rock, pop, country, skiffle & Americana, a sound that’s been compared favorably to a mixture of Everlys, Orbison, Beatles, and Nick Lowe. Don’t miss this epic evening of live music! Plus, enjoy dinner before the show from DeFazio’s! Cost $28

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Free

2nd Annual Recovery Summit

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The McShin Foundation,
2300 Dumbarton Road, Richmond, VA 23228 United States

Learn from expert panelists about the multiple pathways to recovery and how to be an advocate for those with substance use disorders. Panelists will give a comprehensive overview & understanding of the following pathways: 12 Step (NA/AA), Faith Based, SMART Recovery, Medication-Assisted Treatment (Suboxone/Methadone), Treatment, Intervention and Criminal Justice. Come join us! If you are interested in being a panelist, contact Alden at aldeng@mcshin.org.

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