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February 2022

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Your Humble Petitioner: Legislative Petitions Gave Voice to Virginians

February 7 @ 9:00 am - November 13 @ 5:00 pm

“Your Humble Petitioner: Legislative Petitions Gave Voice to Virginians” On view through November 19, 2022 Free and open to the public. Free parking is available below the Library at 800 East Broad Street. Imagine having to explain to the House of Delegates why you want to divorce your spouse, or change your name, or take other actions that affect your life. Virginians had to do just that for nearly a century. Their stories can be found in the Library’s Legislative…

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$240

Weekly Studio Art Class

February 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - February 2, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

Ongoing weekly impressionist oil painting classes by Mark Hierholzer, voted “Best Art Instructor for Adults” in 2017 by Richmond Magazine. All materials provided. Classes are offered on Mondays from 1:30 to 4pm in six-session cycles for $240.

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April 2022

$7 – $14

M&T Bank’s Butterflies LIVE! as part of Pollinator Power

April 16 @ 10:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm

Butterflies LIVE! allows you to get up-close and personal with hundreds of fluttering beauties. This is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycles. Photos are permitted, but we ask those taking photos to be respectful of other guests. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new.

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May 2022

$7 – $14

Wednesdays Alfresco

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - September 14 @ 9:00 pm

Escape to a garden paradise, bring your friends or bring a date! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has more than 50 acres of fresh air, fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special night out. While anyone can enjoy the extended hours on Wednesday night, Alfresco is designed to be a relaxing evening for couples or friends to spend time together while socially distanced from others in the Garden. The event is rain or shine; no refunds. In cases of…

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$7 – $14

Flowers After 5

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - September 8 @ 9:00 pm

Relax on Thursday evenings mid-May through mid-September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks! The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. and food sales end at 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Please read Planning Your Visit so you’ll be aware of our safety protocols. DETAILS Advanced tickets are available, but not required, for this event. The…

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AffordableOvernight Summer Camp for Richmond area children

May 26 - August 15

Camp Alkulana has openings for all sessions this summer– do you know some campers who would be a good fit? Camp Alkulana is a traditional overnight summer camp with a focus on making summer camp affordable for all children. (Most families pay just $25 for an 8 day session of camp!) Camp ALkulana is located in Millboro Springs , Virginia but serves campers from the Richmond metro area, including the surrounding counties. Our campers are ages 9-14. Find out more…

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$2 – $34

Fidos After 5

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - September 8 @ 8:00 pm

The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA for Fidos After 5 on these special nights (only): May 26, June 9, 23, July 14, 28, August 11, 25, and September 8 where leashed dogs are allowed. Suggested $2 “pet admission” benefits Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed (no retractable leashes) and current on rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins Visitor Center and Conservatory, but ask that they not enter the Kelly Education Center building. Please read…

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$7 – $14

Dave Rogers’ Big Bugs as part of Pollinator Power

May 27 @ 9:00 am - August 28 @ 5:00 pm

Artist David Rogers’ Big Bugs: The Pollinators showcases larger-than-life sculptures highlighting the importance of pollinators and preserving their habitats. Visitors of all ages and abilities will explore the wonder and craftsmanship of these nine oversized pollinator sculptures created from combinations of found or fallen whole trees, willow limbs, twigs, branches and other forest material. Discover giant ladybugs on a branch, a 17-foot tall daddy longlegs, a giant dragonfly, a beautiful hummingbird and more!

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August 2022

Midnight At The Mansion Summer Camp (Aug 8-12)

August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 12:00 pm

Did you know there’s a mystery book about Maymont? Based on Midnight at the Mansion, part of Steven K. Smith’s The Virginia Mysteries Series, we’ll walk the path of the book’s characters, learn about endangered species, and use our imagination to create our own Virginia Mystery story! For Rising 4th – 5th Graders This program is also offered July 18-22. Additional Information Program parking is available by the entrance to Maymont Farm. Safety precautions will be in place. Masks are…

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Maymont Explorers (Aug 8-12)

August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 12:00 pm

Explore the Maymont Mansion, The Robins Nature Center, the gardens and grounds through scavenger hunts and clues as we decode secret messages, solve mysteries and discover hidden treasures! For Rising 2nd – 3rd Graders This program is also offered June 27-July 1, July 11-15 and July 25-29. Additional Information Program parking is available by the entrance to Maymont Farm. Safety precautions will be in place. Masks are recommended for all campers and teachers while indoors and when social distancing isn’t…

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$75 – $325

2022 Annual Conference: resiliencEE and reinvention

August 12 - August 14

Join us for the 2022 Virginia Association for Environmental Education (VAEE) conference at the Airfield Conference Center and 4-H EducationalCenter in charming Sussex County, VA from Friday August 12th to Sunday, August 14th. We hope to provide you a safe, healthy, and inclusive learning opportunity as we return to in-person for 2022! Enjoy a conference full of professional development, networking, learning, and field experiences that will help you expand your knowledge of environmental literacy, efforts, and resources in the Commonwealth…

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$8

The Robins Nature Center

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dive into The Robins Nature Center at Maymont for a new James River experience! Themed “Run of the River,” The Robins Nature Center highlights the remarkable ecology of the James River located along Maymont’s southern border in Richmond. The experience also emphasizes the natural history of the area and environmental stewardship opportunities for the community. Discover all the exciting new features: River Reach – A 34-foot-tall centerpiece sculpture that inspires active play and learning within a series of netted rising…

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$8

Maymont Mansion

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn more about the people who lived and worked here, balancing technological advances of the time with the labor-intensive operations of a home this size, including the complicated story of the New South and Jim Crow. Limited capacity, advance reservations recommended. Walk-up tickets available as capacity allows. Free for Maymont members! $8 (ages 13-64) $6 (ages 3-12 and seniors 65+) Free for children ages 2 and under

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Free

Book Break with Bill Glose | All the Ruined Men

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a weekday break at the Library of Virginia and join us for a talk, casual conversation, and book signing with award-winning writer Bill Glose. Presented by the partnership between the Virginia Shop and James River Writers, the Book Break series offers the opportunity to connect book lovers to new titles and local authors. Reading the book beforehand is encouraged, but never required—just bring your curiosity and a desire to meet new people. The linked short stories in Glose’s book…

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$8

The Robins Nature Center

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dive into The Robins Nature Center at Maymont for a new James River experience! Themed “Run of the River,” The Robins Nature Center highlights the remarkable ecology of the James River located along Maymont’s southern border in Richmond. The experience also emphasizes the natural history of the area and environmental stewardship opportunities for the community. Discover all the exciting new features: River Reach – A 34-foot-tall centerpiece sculpture that inspires active play and learning within a series of netted rising…

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$8

Maymont Mansion

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn more about the people who lived and worked here, balancing technological advances of the time with the labor-intensive operations of a home this size, including the complicated story of the New South and Jim Crow. Limited capacity, advance reservations recommended. Walk-up tickets available as capacity allows. Free for Maymont members! $8 (ages 13-64) $6 (ages 3-12 and seniors 65+) Free for children ages 2 and under

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$8

The Robins Nature Center

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dive into The Robins Nature Center at Maymont for a new James River experience! Themed “Run of the River,” The Robins Nature Center highlights the remarkable ecology of the James River located along Maymont’s southern border in Richmond. The experience also emphasizes the natural history of the area and environmental stewardship opportunities for the community. Discover all the exciting new features: River Reach – A 34-foot-tall centerpiece sculpture that inspires active play and learning within a series of netted rising…

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$8

Maymont Mansion

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn more about the people who lived and worked here, balancing technological advances of the time with the labor-intensive operations of a home this size, including the complicated story of the New South and Jim Crow. Limited capacity, advance reservations recommended. Walk-up tickets available as capacity allows. Free for Maymont members! $8 (ages 13-64) $6 (ages 3-12 and seniors 65+) Free for children ages 2 and under

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Cub Camp (Aug 16-18)

August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 12:00 pm

Explore nature with your favorite pre-schooler in this exciting camp! You and your cub will learn about wildlife through games, hikes, crafts, stories and visits with Maymont’s friendly animals. For Ages 3-4 Years; adult must accompany child. This program is also offered June 21-23. Additional Information Program parking is available by the entrance to Maymont Farm. Safety precautions will be in place. Masks are recommended for all campers and teachers while indoors and when social distancing isn’t possible outdoors. The…

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Free

Educator Open House

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Calling all teachers! Maymont is introducing new learning spaces, interactive tools and hands-on experiences this fall to enhance environmental and historical education through field investigations. Explore the new offerings first-hand at a free Educator Open House on Wednesday, August 17, from 4 – 6:30pm. Teachers of all grade levels from K – 12 in public, private or home schools are welcome.

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Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an eight-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions and provide initial help, and connect young people…

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$8

The Robins Nature Center

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dive into The Robins Nature Center at Maymont for a new James River experience! Themed “Run of the River,” The Robins Nature Center highlights the remarkable ecology of the James River located along Maymont’s southern border in Richmond. The experience also emphasizes the natural history of the area and environmental stewardship opportunities for the community. Discover all the exciting new features: River Reach – A 34-foot-tall centerpiece sculpture that inspires active play and learning within a series of netted rising…

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$8

Maymont Mansion

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn more about the people who lived and worked here, balancing technological advances of the time with the labor-intensive operations of a home this size, including the complicated story of the New South and Jim Crow. Limited capacity, advance reservations recommended. Walk-up tickets available as capacity allows. Free for Maymont members! $8 (ages 13-64) $6 (ages 3-12 and seniors 65+) Free for children ages 2 and under

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$8

The Robins Nature Center

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dive into The Robins Nature Center at Maymont for a new James River experience! Themed “Run of the River,” The Robins Nature Center highlights the remarkable ecology of the James River located along Maymont’s southern border in Richmond. The experience also emphasizes the natural history of the area and environmental stewardship opportunities for the community. Discover all the exciting new features: River Reach – A 34-foot-tall centerpiece sculpture that inspires active play and learning within a series of netted rising…

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$8

Maymont Mansion

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn more about the people who lived and worked here, balancing technological advances of the time with the labor-intensive operations of a home this size, including the complicated story of the New South and Jim Crow. Limited capacity, advance reservations recommended. Walk-up tickets available as capacity allows. Free for Maymont members! $8 (ages 13-64) $6 (ages 3-12 and seniors 65+) Free for children ages 2 and under

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$8

The Robins Nature Center

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dive into The Robins Nature Center at Maymont for a new James River experience! Themed “Run of the River,” The Robins Nature Center highlights the remarkable ecology of the James River located along Maymont’s southern border in Richmond. The experience also emphasizes the natural history of the area and environmental stewardship opportunities for the community. Discover all the exciting new features: River Reach – A 34-foot-tall centerpiece sculpture that inspires active play and learning within a series of netted rising…

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$8

Maymont Mansion

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn more about the people who lived and worked here, balancing technological advances of the time with the labor-intensive operations of a home this size, including the complicated story of the New South and Jim Crow. Limited capacity, advance reservations recommended. Walk-up tickets available as capacity allows. Free for Maymont members! $8 (ages 13-64) $6 (ages 3-12 and seniors 65+) Free for children ages 2 and under

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Free

Weinstein Author Series – Beth Macy | Raising Lazarus

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for a talk by award-winning journalist and best-selling author Beth Macy on her latest work, “Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis.” A complex story of public health, big pharma, dark money, politics, race, and class that is by turns harrowing and heartening, infuriating and inspiring, the book is a must-read for all Americans. A book signing will follow the talk. This in-person event will also be livestreamed on our Facebook and YouTube…

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$149

Building a Social Media Presence: Professionally and Creatively

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - September 22 @ 7:30 pm

This online synchronous course helps students learn the basic elements of social media. Students will be able to determine the best social media platforms for their interests and they will learn to create graphics and edit videos through Canva and iMovie. These skills will help students as they create their individual social media portfolios.

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$8

The Robins Nature Center

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dive into The Robins Nature Center at Maymont for a new James River experience! Themed “Run of the River,” The Robins Nature Center highlights the remarkable ecology of the James River located along Maymont’s southern border in Richmond. The experience also emphasizes the natural history of the area and environmental stewardship opportunities for the community. Discover all the exciting new features: River Reach – A 34-foot-tall centerpiece sculpture that inspires active play and learning within a series of netted rising…

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