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January 2020

Free

We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia

January 13 @ 9:00 am - December 5 @ 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 @ 9:00 am - November 21 @ 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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June 2020

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 2021-22 Visual Arts Fellowship

June 1 @ 12:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and has awarded nearly $5.5 million to Virginia’s artists since the program’s creation 80 years ago. Awards are offered to: – Professional artists: $8000 – Full-time graduate students in the visual arts or art history: $6000 –…

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Free

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank

June 16 - October 18

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is a fundraising platform, operating in conjunction with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, designed to give participating charities an opportunity to solicit contributions that will be bonused by 10%. Participating charities will receive all gifts collected on their behalf, minus credit card fees, plus the additional 10% in two payments throughout the year. All bonus funds will be included in the second payout. (Maximum bonus of $10,000 per charity; $125,000 for the entire program.)…

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$8.00 – $15.00

Joshua L. Chamberlain: Scholar – Warrior Exhibit

June 18 @ 9:00 am - November 29 @ 5:00 pm

This limited time exhibit explores the life of the Civil War General and former Governor of Maine from birth to his death at age eighty-five. Artifacts, artwork and documents tell Chamberlain’s story of his formative years through his rise into today’s pop culture. The exhibit opening date of June 18 coincides with the severe wounding of Chamberlain during the Second Battle of Petersburg in 1864. This wound would be the cause of his death fifty years later in 1914 making…

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July 2020

Free

June/July 2020 Virtual Exhibitions

July 5 - July 19

Artspace Gallery in Manchester announces its virtual exhibitions of artwork for June-July, 2020. Inge Strack presents Bursting, a virtual exhibition of her abstract paintings. Inge’s work consists of bold colors and a deep sense of emotion. She says, “I often paint with a limited palette, rather focusing on brushstrokes, texture and form to find a balance. I am drawn to the drama and the pain connecting us all in our humanity and strive to create beauty out of the most…

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Free

June/July 2020 Gallery Exhibitions

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - July 19 @ 4:00 pm

Artspace Gallery in Manchester announces the reopening of our exhibition spaces for visitors. The gallery is Thursday-Sunday each week from noon to 4pm through Sunday, July 19. Physical exhibitions opening on June 26th include oil paintings by Laurie Hoen and an exhibition of work by six Artspace artist members including Santa Sergio De Haven, Carol Meese, Dana Frostick, Vickye Payton, Jere Kittle and Paul “Buddy” Terrell.  About the June/July exhibitions Laurie Hoen’s solo gallery show, What Lies Beneath Our Wings?…

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Free

FREE: VCU Clinical Trials and COVID-19

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series: Ever wonder what clinical trials are and how they make a difference? Join us to learn more about VCU clinical trials and what is happening related to COVID-19. We’ll also share how you and your family can get involved. Presenters: Mary Harmon, PhD, Director of Clinical Research at VCU Health; Lauren Harris, MS, MEd, Hub Research Capacity Administrator; and Katie Schifano, MS, Outreach and Engagement Specialist All sessions in this annual series from June through…

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Richmond CASA Volunteer Information Session

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how you can become a Court Appointed Special Advocate and make a difference in a child’s life. Children in our community are waiting for someone like you to speak up for their best interests. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. They make sure the child’s needs are heard – in the community and in the courtroom – and serve as a caring, consistent adult in a child’s life. Children…

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August 2020

10th Annual Heroes Art Ball – VIRTUAL

August 1

Join us ONLINE as the 10th Annual Heroes Art Ball goes VIRTUAL on August 1, 2020! 🔗 https://one.bidpal.net/2020artball/welcome With this global health crisis, cancer has not stopped for our hero families. The Heroes Art Ball is Connor’s Heroes largest source of funding for the year. You make it possible for a family to receive hope, guidance, and support throughout their child’s treatment. Our children need a community of heroes, especially right now. For Connor’s Heroes, the Heroes Art Ball will…

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$20 – $30

Ageism During the Covid-19 Era: A Live Webinar

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A live webinar on key issues facing our elders and their vulnerability to this emerging disease (3 CEU/3 Contact Hours), presented by JFS Richmond. This webinar will examine three issues that have surfaced in national conversations: social isolation in senior living communities, ageism, and death and dying. Three notable gerontologists will present thought-provoking topics, share evidence-based research and real experiences, and fuse science and wisdom to help navigate this unparalleled time. This webinar is for clinical and administrative professionals working…

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Richmond CASA Volunteer Information Session

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how you can become a Court Appointed Special Advocate and make a difference in a child’s life. Children in our community are waiting for someone like you to speak up for their best interests. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. They make sure the child’s needs are heard – in the community and in the courtroom – and serve as a caring, consistent adult in a child’s life. Children…

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$20.00

Tracy L Taliaferro Memorial Poker Run

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Crater Community Hospice will hold its third annual Poker Run on August 15th. With the passing of our CEO, a motorcycle enthusiast, we have named the Run in his honor. It is now the Tracy L Taliaferro Memorial Poker Run. See flyer attached for all the event specifics.

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Free

FREE: Ageism in the COVID-19 Era

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series: The nickname “Boomer Remover” for the COVID-19 pandemic highlights age discrimination in meme form. Join us to explore how to foster a culture of inclusion that inhibits an “us versus them” mentality. Presenter: Tracey Gendron, MS, Ph.D., VCU, Chair and Associate Professor of Gerontology All sessions in this annual series from June through October 2020 will be held via the Zoom platform. You will be provided with a link where you can connect through your…

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September 2020

Peter Carmichael presents: “The Hicksford Raid” hosted by Pamplin Historical Park

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker Peter Carmichael will discuss “The Hicksford Raid”. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month (except June, July, and August) at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals who are already members of Pamplin Historical Park can become members of PCWRT for $20.00. Non-members can attend for $5.00 each meeting. Call (804) 861-2408 for more information.

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SpeakUp5k

September 12

Join us for the 6th Annual Dominion Payroll SpeakUp5k presented by Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU! This race, designed by Cameron K. Gallagher, is aimed at eliminating the stigma associated with teenage depression and anxiety. It is a fun, family-friendly race perfect for all ages and abilities. With plenty of “fun zones” and on-course surprises to keep you motivated, this one-of-a-kind race will bring the community together to “SpeakUp” for teen mental wellness.

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Creating an Upstander Culture”

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Session #4: As demographics in the workplace become more diverse, more organizations are considering how an upstander culture can help employees from different backgrounds work effectively together. In this workshop, participants will explore the concept and best practices of an upstander culture to eliminate bias and prejudice in the workplace. Attendees will leave with increased knowledge about the skills and an action plan to speak up and speak out. Through the Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN), the Virginia Center for Inclusive…

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Free

FREE: Finding Trusted Health Information

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series: Join us to learn how you can access the VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library resources and Medline Plus. From the latest information on COVID-19 to managing chronic conditions, VCU’s health and wellness librarian will guide you on how to find trusted health information. Presenter: Dana Ladd, Ph.D., VCU, Community Health Education Center Librarian All sessions in this annual series from June through October 2020 will be held via the Zoom platform. You will…

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$90

Beyond Bags!

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For the last 13 years, CancerLINC has held a signature silent and live auction of handbags. Past events have featured handbags from celebrities, such as actress Sarah Jessica Parker and noted designer Thaddeus Du Bois. ​

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October 2020

$175.00

Brave New Girl Conference

October 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning and growing with confidence through the adolescent years can be a challenge for girls given the tremendous developmental changes they face and the added external pressures they feel in a rapidly changing world. With evolving career opportunities, new ways of thinking about identity, an ever-diversifying population, real and perceived polarization in our communities, and the pressure of social media, knowing how to challenge and support our girls can feel overwhelming. You aren’t alone! Join Orchard House School as we…

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$50

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series Presents Tim Wise

October 13 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The first session of this year’s series EQUITY: FROM CONCEPT TO ACTION Join us as we explore equity, what it means, how it affects us and most importantly, how we can implement practices that yield thriving communities. Community leaders have the desire and charge to increase opportunities for families and children, yet often efforts are dampened by systemic inequities based on race, gender and economic status. These are not issues of the past. This year the Lora M. Robins Speaker…

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Dominion Energy Charity Classic

October 16 - October 18

The Dominion Energy Charity Classic, a PGA TOUR Champions playoff event, will be held October 16-18 at The Country Club of Virginia, James River Course.

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$14

WIND, WAVES AND LIGHT: ART IN MOTION BY GEORGE SHERWOOD

October 18

Opening date pending – Oct. 18, 2020 Wind, Waves and Light: Art in Motion by George Sherwood This unconventional exhibition features large-scale, stainless steel sculptures that move and change with the wind. View the sculptures and learn more about their connections to art, science, and nature. An artist and engineer, George Sherwood creates kinetic sculptures that evoke shimmering leaves, flocks of birds, schools of fish, and waves of light and water. American sculptor George Sherwood explores aesthetic systems of space,…

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Free

FREE ONLINE EVENT: VCU Digital Badging

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series: Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, or learning outcome that can be shared and verified in real-time, online. Join us to learn more about the benefits of digital badges, and how to demonstrate your skills in a new way. Presenter: Michael Huffman, Ph.D., VCU, Director of the Office of Continuing and Professional Education All sessions in this annual series from June through October 2020 will be held via the Zoom platform. You…

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$30.00

Friends and Family Fall Festival

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

It’s time for OUTDOOR FUN! We’ve got a petting zoo, pony rides, live music from Hangar 09, exhibits, silent auction, Foodatude and Nosh food trucks, and more! Join the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary outside at The Williamsburg Winery on Saturday, October 24th, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Tickets $30 per person 13 yrs and older, free for kids under 12. Beer, wine, and lunch available for purchase. Please visit our website at www.HistoricVirginiaLandConservancy.org…

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November 2020

$50

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series Presents Hugh Vasquez

November 3 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The second session of this year’s series EQUITY: FROM CONCEPT TO ACTION Join us as we explore equity, what it means, how it affects us and most importantly, how we can implement practices that yield thriving communities. Community leaders have the desire and charge to increase opportunities for families and children, yet often efforts are dampened by systemic inequities based on race, gender and economic status. These are not issues of the past. This year the Lora M. Robins Speaker…

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Virginia Inclusion Summit

November 16 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Virginia Inclusion Summit, presented by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, will bring together workplace professionals, government employees, and higher education students and administrators for a day of learning, sharing, and connecting. The program will include dynamic keynote speakers and interactive breakout sessions, along with opportunities to network across sectors. Attendees will be able to participate in conversations with their peer group and have opportunities to work across cohorts to come up with innovative solutions to challenges they face.…

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$50

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series presents Nikole Hannah-Jones

November 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The final session of this year’s series EQUITY: FROM CONCEPT TO ACTION Join us as we explore equity, what it means, how it affects us and most importantly, how we can implement practices that yield thriving communities. Community leaders have the desire and charge to increase opportunities for families and children, yet often efforts are dampened by systemic inequities based on race, gender and economic status. These are not issues of the past. This year the Lora M. Robins Speaker…

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December 2020

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Understanding Trans Identities in the Workplace”

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Session #5: Transgender people often have difficulty being fully out and authentic in their lives due to bigotry and prejudice. This workshop will explore how prejudice impacts the trans community and ways to create a work environment in which everyone feels they belong and can be productive. Participants will walk away with tools to have thoughtful and informed dialogue in addressing and responding to transgender-biased language and behavior at work. Through the Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN), the Virginia Center for…

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February 2021

$250.00

Accepting Applications- 2021 HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program

February 4, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program is a five-month leadership development experience for current and emerging women leaders who are committed to investing in themselves and their organizations. The program is designed to benefit women at all career levels in public, private, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial positions. Training opportunities promote personal and professional growth through leadership development, education, coaching, and networking. By engaging in intellectual and experiential workshops, participants learn key principles aimed at enhancing their leadership styles to help…

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