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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

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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December 2016
$10

One Love: LGBT Families

December 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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

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

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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February 2017
Free

The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger

February 11 - June 18

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

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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March 2017
$30

2. Learn Your Landscape

March 10 - May 1

Learn Your Landscape includes a 1.5-hour onsite evaluation by a trained Master Gardener volunteer to obtain a basic landscape inventory and determine what your needs might be, from growing native plants to having a healthy, sustainable yard and garden. Also included is a follow-up consultation and a personalized reference binder with tips and suggestions. The cost of the program is $30. Participants also have the option for an in depth wildlife habitat assessment metric, in cooperation with the Habitat Partners©…

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$25

1. Grass Roots – A Healthy Virginia Lawn Program at Chesterfield County

March 16 @ 8:30 am - May 15 @ 4:00 pm

Are you frustrated with the condition of your lawn? The Virginia Cooperative Extension offers “Grass Roots – A Healthy Virginia Lawn Program” to Chesterfield County residents. This program includes a site visit to your home by a Master Gardener volunteer who measures your lawn area, collects soil sample(s) and completes a detailed site evaluation, including information on soil compaction and weed cover. Cooperative Extension staff use this information to make specific recommendations for your lawn, which when followed can lead…

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April 2017
$3 - $55

Pinwheels for Prevention

April 1 - April 29

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” on the Terrace Lawn (adjacent to the Louise Cochrane Rose Garden), each representing a child served this past year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program.

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Free

Volunteer Ambassadors

April 1 - April 30

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is seeking Volunteer Ambassadors to assist with fundraising programs during April for the 2017 Light the Night event. The Ambassadors will assist with kick offs, provide incentives and rewards for associates working in At Home stores during the fundraising efforts. The 2017 walk will take place on October 7, 2017. The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients…

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$3 - $55

A Million Blooms

April 1 @ 9:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm

April 1 – June 1, 2017 Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest, Butterflies LIVE!, and activities in the Children’s Garden.

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$5 - $15

Daily Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Tours

April 3 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 12:00 pm

Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the beautiful and historic Hollywood Cemetery. Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Where to meet Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. Please note that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes…

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Free

Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Undiscovered Artists & Photographers Exhibit

April 13 - May 11

This show will run in the Sara D. November Gallery at the Weinstein JCC April 13 through May 11. The Sara D. November Gallery at the Weinstein JCC has been an important part of the Richmond art scene through its varied year-round exhibits. The Undiscovered Artists and Photographers Exhibits showcase the work of many talented people who have not previously exhibited in a major show. FREE and open to the public.

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$8 - $13

Butterflies LIVE!

April 14 @ 9:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties — fascinating and showy — transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred…

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$50 - $65

See You in Class – The Confederate Battle Flag: The Contentious History of an American Symbol by John M. Coski

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - April 27 @ 7:00 pm

The June 2015 Charleston church murders renewed a national public debate about the meaning of the Confederate battle flag and its proper place on the American landscape. Although the 2015 debate may have been unprecedented in its intensity, it was hardly new. The Confederate battle flag has been the focus of controversy and debate since the mid-twentieth century, when it emerged as a widely-used pop culture icon and a symbol of white supremacy and resistance to racial integration. How did…

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$75

Grant Writing 2

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Successful grant writing requires that a factual, convincing case be made regarding an agency’s ability to deliver a program to serve its client’s needs. This class focuses on the elements of a successful grant proposal. Participants will be introduced to techniques for writing persuasive grant proposals section by section, responding to the requirements of each unique funding source. You will learn to locate appropriate sources of funding, the proposal planning process, how to develop accurate budgets, provide for project continuation…

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AARP’s HomeFit Guide – Chesterfield Council on Aging

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? AARP Community Ambassador Ron Styles will introduce us to AARP’s HomeFit Guide. The guide was created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a “lifelong home”, suitable for themselves and anyone in their…

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$4 - $6

Dreams of War and Peace: How Americans Experienced the Civil War in their Sleep by Jonathan W. White

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free admission for Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass coupon. On April 27 at noon, Jonathan W. White will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled “Dreams of War and Peace: How Americans Experienced the Civil War in their Sleep.” The soldier’s dream of home by Currier and Ives More informationThe Civil War placed new and unique strains on nineteenth-century Americans, and their nightly visions reflected those hardships. Sometimes the war intruded on people’s slumber, vividly bringing to life the horrors…

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YNPN RVA Spring Social – Ask An Expert

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join YNPN RVA at Triple Crossing’s newest outpost for a nonprofit social with the opportunity to network with experts in and around our field. You told us you wanted the opportunity to gather informally with peers, and also to network with seasoned professionals–this offers both. No need to prepare–just bring your enthusiasm! Free to attend. Open to members and prospective members–bring a friend. Members will also be on hand to talk to you about how to join the nonprofit sector’s…

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$55

Workshop: Customer Service That Shines

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Good customer service is more than telling employees and volunteers to smile and make eye contact. It’s ingraining a culture of compassion at your institution where your employees truly care about every person who walks through the door. Speakers from Colonial Williamsburg and NOVA Parks present two plans for customer service programs that create exceptional customer experiences. John Houser and Helen Wirka of NOVA Parks will present a customer service program based on Service Purpose and Service Standards that provides…

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$75

2017 Outstanding Women Awards

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join YWCA Richmond for our signature women’s empowerment event and one of the largest celebrations of women in leadership in our region! The Outstanding Women Awards luncheon will honor eight dynamic leaders in our region, and their efforts to create positive change in their community. The luncheon, now in its 37th year, will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on April 28, 2017. We hope you’ll join us for this event to highlight and inspire the women (and…

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4th Annual United the Pieces Fit

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Crafter, Vendors, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Kids Workshop, Inflatables, Music, Raffle, Food, Fun, and much more!

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FREE

2017 RiverFest on the Appomattox River

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A Day of Family Fun and Adventure! Celebrating our River Heritage, Nature & Recreation! RiverFest will offer these exciting outdoor activities and more: • Youth Fishing workshops • Canoeing and kayaking for first timers will be taught by certified instructors • For nature lovers, take a hike to view rare fauna along the trails with a Master Naturalist • See and learn about the fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and bugs that help keep the river healthy • Stroll or ride…

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The 2017 Youth Peace Summit

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday April 29, 2017, at St. Paul’s Baptist Church–Southside Campus, 700 E Belt Blvd., Richmond, VA 23224. Open to young people ages 12-19. Free. Includes lunch, performances & fun workshops. UNITING YOUTH. Learn teen leadership, conflict resolution skills, ways to work for social justice and have fun through music, dance, and yoga! Hear stories from immigrant youth. Earn credit for six community service hours. Workshop choices include: Building Healthy Relationships Anger Management Preventing Human Trafficking Indonesian and Latino cooking and…

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$5

Virginia Premiere of “Swim Team” documentary

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the Virginia premiere of a unique documentary. “Swim Team” tells the story of three teens with autism as they journey to adulthood. A brief panel discussion will follow. This documentary is not rated and intended for older audiences. $5 admission. Space is limited so registration is requested.

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Free

RVA FAITH and FRIENDS GATHERING

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Many voices, one whole community– let us break bread together as neighbors FREE, open to ALL Giant community potluck picnic o Out of respect for dietary considerations, please LABEL food Interactive musical possibilities: o Dances of Universal Peace o Drumming Circle o Bring your own drum, guitar, etc. The purpose of the RVA Faith and Friends Gathering is to promote fellowship, understanding, respect and cooperation among Richmond’s diverse residents and recent arrivals to our community. NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNS will be available…

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$10 - $18

Crazy Escapes: the magic of Eugene Mullins

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero Harry Houdini, Eugene Mullins is one of the top escape artists in the country. He captivates audiences with his mind-blowing escapes and breath-taking magic. No lock can hold, no handcuffs can keep, no audience can resist Eugene Mullins as he leaves you breathless with his death defying escapes and mind-blowing magic.

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May 2017
$300.00

Pre-Licensing: Property & Casualty

May 1 @ 8:30 am - May 3 @ 4:30 pm

This course helps you prepare for the Virginia state Property & Casualty Insurance exam.

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$300.00

Pre-Licensing: Property & Casualty

May 1 @ 9:00 am - May 3 @ 6:00 pm

This course helps you prepare for the Virginia state Property & Casualty Insurance exam.

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Free

Spring Give

May 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Spring Give is an opportunity to celebrate and support Family Lifeline and its work of strengthening the overall well-being and independence of families since 1877. Our inaugural fundraising luncheon, the Spring Give, brings together 200 community leaders who are passionate about giving hope and health locally. Featuring a call to action to financially support our work, the event will leave attendees inspired to join the Family Lifeline mission of bringing health and hope into the homes of Richmond’s most…

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