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January 2018

Free

NAMI Family Support Group: Family/ Caregivers of Youth With Mental Health Condition

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Free, bi-monthly support group for caregivers and family of a child or adolescent living with a mental health condition. Groups are facilitated by trained family member peers. Groups are confidential and anonymous. This group meets on the 4th Thursday of every month. No registration necessary. For more information contact NAMI Central Virginia.

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October 2018

Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters, diaries, and photographs from the museum’s world-class collection of nine million items representing the story of Virginia. The walls inside the Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Gallery will be transformed with fresh paint and expressive reflections on Virginia’s past. Using the mural aesthetic to blend the present with the past, the exhibit is the first of its kind for a history museum in the Commonwealth.…

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December 2018

Caregiver Cafe’

December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

THE CAFE’ OCCURS THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH. After seeing the need for caregiver support in the area, Crater Community Hospice will begin to host a monthly Caregiver Café. The café is open to all caregivers and will be held on the second Wednesday of each month from 3-4 p.m. with the first on November 14th. It will be held in the multi-purpose room of the Petersburg Public Library at 201 W. Washington St. “The caregiver café will be…

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January 2019

$4 – $6

Half-Price Admission Days: Jan. 14 – Feb. 28, 2019

January 14 @ 9:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission through Feb. 28. 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 to see them flowering? Winter blooms are more treasured because…

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$45 – $75

Open University (Lifelong Learning)

January 14 @ 9:45 am - March 4 @ 1:20 pm

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 our instructors are retired from area colleges and universities. OU is one of the best bargains for quality lifelong learning in the area. The $40 member rate covers all 8 weeks of classes. Membership is only $25…

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OU Winter Session

January 14 @ 9:45 am - March 4 @ 2:30 pm

Open University classes begin for Seniors, weekly through March 4.

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$45 – $75

Open University (Lifelong Learning)

January 17 @ 9:45 am - March 7 @ 2:30 pm

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 our instructors are retired from area colleges and universities. OU is one of the best bargains for quality lifelong learning in the area. The $45 member rate covers all 8 weeks of classes. Membership is only $25…

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$49

Biblical Counseling Ministry Training

January 23 @ 1:30 pm - March 19 @ 3:30 pm

Winter semester starts January 23rd, go to https://www.cctcinc.org/ for information and schedule.

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Free

Transformation

January 25 - February 19

A mixed media solo show of works by Allyson Childress: A show about transforming grief, rage and fear into art that reflects women’s innate power, potency and potential.

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free

support group for women affected by sexual assault

January 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

James House offers support groups for women impacted by sexual assault. These cost-free, confidential groups are held throughout the year. Registration is required. For more information or to set up an intake appointment, please call 458-2704. James House provides support, advocacy, and education for people in the Greater Tri-Cities Region affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking to empower them to become healthy, safe, and self-sufficient. All services are trauma-informed, cost-free, confidential, and available in both English and Spanish.…

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free

Support Group for Women who have Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse

January 30, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - January 30, 2020 @ 2:15 pm

James House is offering a free support group for women impacted by childhood sexual abuse. This cost-free, confidential group Registration is required. For more information or to set up an intake appointment, please call Jane at (804) 458-2704. James House provides support, advocacy, and education for people in the Greater Tri-Cities Region affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking to empower them to become healthy, safe, and self-sufficient. All services are trauma-informed, cost-free, confidential, and available in both English…

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Free

Free support group for women affected by domestic violence

January 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

James House is offering a support group for women affected by domestic violence. These cost-free, confidential groups are held throughout the year. Registration is required. Call 804.458.2704 for additional information or to set up an intake appointment. James House provides support, advocacy, and education for people in the Greater Tri-Cities Region affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking to empower them to become healthy, safe, and self-sufficient. All services are trauma-informed, cost-free, confidential, and available in both English and…

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Free

Free support group for children 4-12 who have been impacted by domestic violence

January 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

James House is offering a support group for children ages 4-12 who have witnessed domestic violence or been impacted by abuse or neglect. These cost-free, confidential groups are held throughout the year. Registration is required. Call 804.458.2704 for additional information or to set up an intake appointment. James House provides support, advocacy, and education for people in the Greater Tri-Cities Region affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking to empower them to become healthy, safe, and self-sufficient. All services…

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February 2019

Free

Hollar’s Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection

February 2 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition celebrates one of the least known but most remarkable and “modern” artists of the Baroque period. Focusing on his mastery of print work, Hollar’s Encyclopedic Eye includes more than 200 prints representing the range and quality of Wenceslaus Hollar’s work drawn exclusively from the Frank Raysor Collection, a promised gift to VMFA. Curated by Dr. Mitchell Merling, VMFA Paul Mellon curator and head of the department of European art and Colleen Yarger, curatorial assistant for European art and…

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Little Black Dress Initiative

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 22 @ 5:00 pm

The Junior League of Richmond (JLR) is proud to announce it’s third annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI), a week-long fundraiser to be held February 18-22, 2019. This year’s goal of $30,000 will be used to fund three grant recipients, Safe Harbor, ChildSavers, and Fit4Kids, for various community programs focusing on women and children. Participating JLR members will be wearing the same black dress each day during the LBDI campaign to bring awareness to the lack of choices people in…

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Free

Diabetes Self-Management Program

February 20 @ 11:30 am - March 27 @ 12:30 pm

Do you live with diabetes, or know someone who does? Senior Connections, (The Capital Area Agency on Aging) in partnership with the Chesterfield County Office of Aging & Disability Services will offer a workshop entitled Diabetes Self-Management Program. This FREE workshop led by lay leaders will meet for six consecutive weeks on a designated day and time. People with diabetes must deal not only with their disease, but also with the impact this has on their lives and emotions. This…

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Free

SmartWater CSI – Chesterfield TRIAD

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Cpl. Craig Eckrich of CCPD will discuss SmartWater, a traceable, forensic liquid that can be applied to personal items, linking them to a particular owner. The liquid glows under special UV lights issued to participating law enforcement agencies.

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$10

Tracking Down a Confederate Deserter after Gettysburg by Peter S. Carmichael

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On February 21 at noon, Peter S. Carmichael will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled “Tracking Down a Confederate Deserter after Gettysburg.” On August 20, 1863, thirteen veteran soldiers from the 3rd North Carolina Infantry decided that they’d had enough of war. That evening, in the blackness of night, they picked up their rifles, slung on their cartridge belts, and escaped into the woods. From that point on there was no turning back. Our guest speaker, Professor Peter S. Carmichael, will…

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Free

Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, February 21, 3:00 p.m., Covenant Woods, 7090 Covenant Woods Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Please Call 804.967.2580 for more information.

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Free

Kinship Connection Support Group

February 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Kinship/Grandparent Connection is a program of Aging and Disability Services that offers monthly support groups and resources for grandparents and other kin who are raising a child. Free childcare is provided during the meeting with advance reservation.

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African American Read-In

February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Literature and fine art come together in African American Read-In at VMFA. See and hear notable figures from the greater Richmond community as they lend their voices in prose and poetry readings throughout the galleries. This year’s readers include Mayor Levar Stoney and VMFA Board of Trustees President Dr. Monroe Harris Jr. In this powerful display of storytelling, experience evocative and poignant pairings of works by African American artists and authors.

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The Center Plate

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

5:30 PM – Pre-event meet & greet with Michael W. Twitty for sponsors and VIP ticket holders 6:00 PM – Doors open for check-in 6:30 PM – Program begins (includes interactive dinner and tzedakah appeal) The Center Plate creates a uniquely moving and delicious experience by taking guests on a coursed dinner that pairs with an interactive narrative. By merging the worlds of food and storytelling, the evening fosters community and moves guests through a singular culinary journey. The inaugural…

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Free

Dominion Energy Jazz Café

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Groove to a mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday. Dominion Energy Jazz Café is presented to the public by Dominion Energy and VMFA in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society. Light fare and beverages available for sale.

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Free

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Friday, February 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23237

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Free

TOAD – Rare Dementia Support Group for Caregivers and Individuals with Other Dementias

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Friday, February 22, 2:00-3:30 p.m., The Rec Room, 4116 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230. Please call 804.967.2580 for information.

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Free

Celebrating Black History Month

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event will have 8 speakers educating the audience on addiction solutions, discrimination, criminal justice, and family education

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$8.00

Film: Oliver White Hill Social Justice Short Film Competition: Face the dawn not the setting sun

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Oliver White Hill Sr. Foundation presents a screening of the winning entries from its first film competition. Filmmakers, from students through professionals were invited to create short films that highlight the life and legacy of Virginia Civil Rights Attorney and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, Oliver White Hill Sr.

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$45

Pamplin Membership Gala

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is hosting its first 2018 Membership Gala. Park members are invited to RSVP by February 15, 2019 and the general public wishing to attend can purchase a Park membership starting at $45.00 any time prior to the event or at the door. The evening will feature a State of the Park address by Executive Director, Jerry ‘Dez’ Desmond, door prizes, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and an open…

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$15 – $35

Oedipus: A Gospel Myth

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sophocles’ masterwork from 429 B.C. is considered by many to be one of the greatest plays ever written. Ambition, pride, fate, and free will are the ingredients of this tragedy of epic proportions. ​ Firehouse’s production is set in a southern church in the 1920’s as the preacher, choir, and members of the congregation perform this ancient myth to try to reconcile the contradictions between a world blessed by God’s grace and our experience of incomprehensible human suffering.

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Free

Shiver in the River

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shiver in the River is the Coolest Winter Festival in Virginia! The event will kick off with the Community Clean-up at 10 a.m. followed by the Shiver 5K Walk/Run at 12 p.m. and the James River Jump at 1:30 p.m. You and your family can participate in as much or as little as you want, and you can form teams challenging your family, friends and co-workers! The Winter Festival will be going on throughout the day with food trucks, beverages,…

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