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March 2021

$8 – $14

M&T Bank RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature

March 31 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

NOW – OCTOBER 31, 2021 We will celebrate the spring season with thousands and thousands of flowering cherries, daffodils, tulips and other springtime favorites. We have planted more than 33,000 spring bulbs this year! Throughout the seasons, look for educational displays highlighting native plants and insects, water, ephemeral art and much more. Enjoy the sweet sounds of nature. Feel the gentle breezes take flight through the trees. Breathe deeply in the fresh forest air. Smell newly opened blooms and earthy…

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April 2021

Free

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank

April 13 - October 24

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is a fundraising platform, operating in conjunction with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, that gives charitable organizations the opportunity to receive a 10% bonus on charitable contributions. Participating charities will receive all donations collected on their behalf, minus credit card fees for online donations, plus the additional 10% in various payment distributions throughout the year. All bonus funds will be included in the December distribution. (Maximum bonus of $10,000 per charity; $125,000 for the…

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Free

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank

April 13 @ 8:00 am - October 24 @ 11:59 pm

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is back! Register now to receive a 10% bonus on charitable contributions.  Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is a fundraising platform, operating in conjunction with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, a PGA TOUR Champions playoff event, that gives charitable organizations the opportunity to receive a 10% bonus on charitable contributions. Participating charities will receive all gifts collected on their behalf, minus credit card fees, plus the additional 10% in three payments throughout the…

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May 2021

$8 – $14

THE SECRET LIVES OF BUGS NATIVE INVERTEBRATE MICRO EXHIBIT

May 11 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 2:00 pm

Included with regular Garden admission. Advanced online tickets are required. Saturday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through October. Secret Lives of Bugs! Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as we reveal the secret lives of bugs! The Garden features an educational display of live insects and other invertebrates, highlighting the fascinating life…

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June 2021

$14

M&T Bank RESTORE

June 15 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 2:00 pm

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself through the healing power of nature.

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$14

The Secret Life of Bugs

June 15 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 2:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as we reveal the secret lives of bugs!

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August 2021

Free

Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community

August 31, 2021 @ 9:00 am - January 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

“Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community,” a unique exhibition of photographs at the Library of Virginia, celebrates the extraordinary cultural diversity found within a single community in Northern Virginia. Columbia Pike originated in the 19th century as a toll road connecting rural Virginia with the nation’s capital. Today, the Columbia Pike corridor is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the nation, and possibly in the world. More than 130 languages are spoken in Arlington County, with the…

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September 2021

$30 – $35

WAR IN PIECES

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - October 30 @ 9:00 pm

WAR IN PIECES festival world premieres new plays by David Aldridge, Rachel Landsee, Robert Waldruff, Charles Williamson in partnership with Virginia War Memorial Foundation and Mighty Pen Project Sept 23 – Oct 30, 2021 A one-act festival featuring four new plays written by military veterans about tipping-point moments in their lives when they could have been killed or died. ​ David Aldridge takes us on a ride to a crossroads, when time stops and a choice is made in BONNE…

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$35

Paddle Battle

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Welcoming paddlers of all levels in kayaks, canoes & SUPs to your choice of a 10-Mile Race, 10-Mile Leisure Paddle, or 2-Mile Shorty. Kayak rentals available! Registration includes shuttle, morning snacks, lunch, t-shirt, and NEW handcrafted awards! Event proceeds support Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) conservation and stewardship programs. Parent/Guardian signature required for all persons under 18 years of age. Under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is $35 for paddlers 18 and up, and $30…

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Free

Making History with LVA

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Crowdsource with us! The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more content and research moving online, we seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowdsourcing their contents. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages and historical newspapers by reading the text and typing it into digital form. Join us for a virtual volunteer session to learn how you can help make historical documents more searchable and usable for…

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$125

Vintage Maymont

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrate Maymont like never before at the heart of it all! Sip on wine while sampling the oyster bar overlooking the hills of the estate, savor delicious chef stations while perusing a specially curated auction of Maymont’s delights and relish in the sounds of Amity while strolling through the Mansion lawn. Experience Maymont in a new light at this annual fundraising affair.

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The Rhondells

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music by The Rhondells

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$10

Firehouse Radio Players

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Firehouse Radio Players Sun Sept 26 @ 7:30pm Tickets: $10 advance/$15 day of We’re back! COVID kept us “off the air,” but now the Firehouse Radio Players are rested, vaxxed, and ready to return with all-new “lost classics” from the Golden Age of Radio. For our first stage show in almost two years we’ve prepared a line-up of tongue-in-cheek tales featuring a hapless husband and wife detective duo, the comedy stylings of Orson Welles, and adventure from beyond the stars,…

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$10 – $15

Jazz at the Firehouse

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jazz at the Firehouse Tue Sept 28 @ 7:30pm $10 advance / $15 day of ​Jones/Clarke/Pharr Brian Jones (drums), Daniel Clarke (piano), and Randall Pharr (bass) are musicians based in Richmond, Virginia. They have been performing as a trio since 2003. Currently they have two recordings available at brianjones.bandcamp.com: Drug Piano and A.M. Thrift. Doug Richards Quintet Composer/Arranger Doug Richards is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Music, Virginia Commonwealth University. In 1997 he received the University’s Outstanding Teaching Award.…

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$50

Evaluate Your Nonprofit’s Success: Defining and Measuring Outcomes

September 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a program evaluation plan, understand why and how to measure outcomes and discover the importance of reporting and creating dialogue with the funder. The session will address critical questions such as: What outcomes can I really achieve with my clients? How will I measure these? How will I know if the program is successful? Small group work is emphasized including practicing developing outcome goals, indicators, and logic models.

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$8 – $17

REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - September 30 @ 9:00 pm

Special Ticketed Event — Both members and non-members must have a pre-purchased Eventbrite ticket to attend. Children under age 3 do not need a ticket to attend. On this evening from 6 – 9 p.m., enjoy contemplative live music, meander the paths of the Central Garden and Cherry Tree Walk to discover self-reflective prompts, and enjoy food and beverages for purchase. This family-friendly event includes the opportunity to join in making a community paper chain of wishes and commemorations. SCHEDULE…

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Volunteer and Donor reception

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A thank you celebration for clinic donors and volunteers

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Volunteer and Donor reception

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A thank you celebration for clinic donors and volunteers

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$400

2021 Youth Impact Golf Tournament

September 30

The purpose of the 2021 Youth Impact Golf Tournament is to raise funds to support the education of parents and children in identifying and preventing being victims of human Trafficking

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Free

Nonprofit Gathering Day

September 30 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join The Collaboratory of Virginia and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Richmond (YNPN RVA) for a free day of coworking and networking for the nonprofit sector. If you miss seeing and interacting with colleagues, or just need a change of scenery, this day is for you. Come for the day or just for an hour. Take part in our scheduled events or use the space to work remotely. FREE. While you are here, learn about membership opportunities with YNPN RVA,…

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Free

Be A Leader In Diversity

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Open Mic Network presents: Business Diversity and Inclusion Series This 4 part series features local and regional subject experts, CEOs, educators and community leaders. Speakers and panelists will interact with attendees through conversations around the various diversity and inclusion practices and processes, in everyday business, personal and social aspects, that shape our lives.

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Free

BeWellVA’s Community Conversation Featuring Oprah’s Newest Book, ‘What Happened to You?’

September 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join BeWellVA on September 30, 2021 from 11:30am-1:00pm for an engaging and interactive conversation about Oprah’s newest book, ‘What Happened to You?’ Centered around a groundbreaking and profound shift in how we approach trauma, we’ll take a deep dive into various topics expanded on in the book together as a group and in breakouts. Register Here: bit.ly/BeWellCommunityConvo SPECIAL BONUS: When you register, you’ll be automatically entered to win a free copy of the book! All recipients will be notified via…

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Free

LMR’s Fall Board Connector 2021

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Board Connector is a bi-annual networking event that brings nonprofit organizations and community leaders together to share board service opportunities.

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$10

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire, with Speaker Andrew O’Shaughnessy

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The loss of America was a stunning and unexpected defeat for the powerful British Empire. Common wisdom has held that incompetent military commanders and political leaders must have been to blame, but were they? Weaving together the personal stories of ten prominent men who directed the British dimension of the war, O’Shaughnessy dispels the incompetence myth and uncovers the real reasons that rebellious colonials were able to achieve their surprising victory. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation…

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October 2021

Free

Pet Blessing & Plant Sale at Unity of Bon Air

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

Come walk the Meditation garden, have lunch on the promenade, and enjoy this time with your pet. We love all species of the animal kingdom and ALL are welcome! This wonderful family-friendly event features: Plants from the Unity of Bon Air meditation gardens, Blessings for Living and Angel Pets, Food & Beverage Sales, Pet-Related Vendors and Services; including unique silhouette portraits of your beloved pet lovingly created by hand.

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$10

Physical Theatre Workshop: Transformation Tools for Actors and Dancers

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This 2-hour workshop led by Joan Gavaler is for actors and dancers of all backgrounds and levels of experience. Participants will explore physicality and movement as it relates to storytelling, character development, and ensemble building. The workshop will start with your strengths and add new skills in a supportive and playful environment. ​ Topics to be explored Movement approaches drawn from theatre, dance, and acrobatics training (including Viewpoints) Movement improvisation in response to internal and external impulses Creative collaboration Partnered…

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network 2021: Session #4 “Choosing An Empathy Mindset For Change Initiatives”

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Organizations are seeing rapid change in terms of how we do our work and who is present in the workforce. Employers therefore must consider what it will take to not only find the best and brightest talent, but also engage those individuals to advance major organization priorities, particularly around diversity, equity and inclusion. This session will explore specific actions in which individuals can engage to foster the empathy needed for a highly changing workplace. Through the Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN),…

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Free

BOOK EVENT WITH CHUCK ROBB In the Arena: A Memoir of Love, War, and Politics

October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for a conversation with former U.S. Senator and Virginia Governor Chuck Robb about his new memoir, “In the Arena: A Memoir of Love, War, and Politics”. Former Secretary of Education Anne Holton will join Senator Robb on stage to reflect on his extraordinary life and career. “In the Arena” offers the first political memoir of the noted statesman’s extraordinary life, tracing his path from early days as an anonymous Marine to his fairytale wedding (to Lynda Bird…

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Free

Caregivers Support Group Meeting

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a monthly, virtual support group for caregivers of persons with a brain injury.

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$16 – $25

Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ever wonder who stays awake while you sleep? Meet some of Maymont’s nighttime residents and learn about their nocturnal adaptations before and during a hike of the grounds! Owls, frogs and many other creatures of the dark will help shed some light onto their mysterious ways. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany children ages 18 and under. Please meet outside the front doors of The Robins Nature Center.

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