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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

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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September 2019

$45 – $75

Open University (Lifelong Learning)

September 26 @ 9:45 am - November 14 @ 2:25 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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October 2019

Free

“New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond”

October 17 @ 9:00 am - December 7 @ 5:00 pm

Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite portrait of Virginia is becoming more complex, challenging an older, simpler understanding of what it means to be a Virginian. Whether our roots in the state go back ten thousand years, ten generations, or ten weeks, we must create the future of the commonwealth together. “New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond” explores the historical and continuous…

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November 2019

Celebrating Inclusive & Equitable Entrepreneurship

November 12 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

The 2019 event will be a breakfast gathering on Tuesday, November 12 from 7:30 to 9:15 am at Virginia Union University’s Living and Learning Center in Richmond. The event’s purpose will be to shine a light on the challenges faced by minority entrepreneurs and the actions our community can take to address those challenges. The event will: highlight our existing work to support minority entrepreneurship in Richmond in collaboration with our partners; provide a platform for local entrepreneurs to talk…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association: Healthy Habits for Brain and Body

November 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

November 13, Richmond, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents the education program Healthy Habits for Brain and Body, 12:30-2 p.m., Manchester Family YMCA, 7540 Hull Street Road, Richmond, VA. This program is designed for individuals of any age who are looking for information on ways to age as well as possible. Register online here: http://bit.ly/35I4O47

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Free

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed dialogue around immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Hosted in Richmond at the Library of Virginia with discussions led by staff from VCU Globe (Virginia Commonwealth University’s Global Education Office). November 13’s screening is “Welcome to Shelbyville,” with discussion led by VCU Globe’s Barbara Ingber. “Becoming American” is designed…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association: Understand Alzheimer’s and Dementia

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

November 14, Tappahannock, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock, VA. This education program covers the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia and provides a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed.

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$20 – $25

INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP How to Trace Your Virginia Roots

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Library of Virginia reference archivists Amanda Morrell and Jennifer Huff and reference services librarian Zach Vickery introduce you to the types of records in the Library’s collections and help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research. Plan to arrive early to sign up for a Library of Virginia card at the circulation desk before the workshop begins. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.

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Free

Prospective Student Saturday

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

You’re invited to tour and learn more about Northstar Academy and Northstar Career Academy when you join us for Prospective Student Saturday. *Please note that we have two campuses: Northstar Academy Academic Campus (For k-12 students) – 8055 Shrader Road Richmond, Va 23294 Northstar Career Academy (For juniors and seniors, as well as young adults) – 8155A Staples Mill Road Richmond, Va 23228 You can also RSVP online: http://bit.ly/nsanca or by phone by calling Sarah Shughart at 804-747-1003. Thank you! We…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association: Surviving the Holidays

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

November 18, Petersburg, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents a Lunch and Learn – Surviving the Holidays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Petersburg Family YMCA, 120 North Madison Street, Petersburg, VA. Join us to learn about self-care during the holidays and helpful ways to keep your loved one with a dementia diagnosis involved in the holiday spirit. Register online here: http://bit.ly/2IYBLQi

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Free

BOOK TALK WITH SUSAN SCHULTEN A History of America in 100 Maps

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join author and historian Susan Schulten for a talk on her latest book, “A History of America in 100 Maps.” Throughout its history, America has been defined through maps. Whether made for military strategy or urban reform, to encourage settlement or to investigate disease, maps invest information with meaning by translating it into visual form. They capture what people knew, what they thought they knew, what they hoped for, and what they feared. As such they offer unrivaled windows onto…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

November 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

November 22, Gloucester, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Gloucester County Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester, VA.

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

November 21, Hague, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 11 a.m.-noon, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague, VA. This education program covers the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia and provides a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed. For more information, please call 804.967.2580

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Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop

November 22 @ 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 an 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…

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$10 – $30

Playback Theatre Workshop + Performance

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

Playback Theatre Workshop + Performance Sat, Nov 23 @ 10am + 2pm Workshop: $30 Performance: $10 adv / $15 day of ​Playback is a theatre form where actors and musicians bring to the stage true stories and story fragments that come from the audience. Playback uses many forms during one show and each one is designed to bring out important elements of each story. In one form, someone in the audience shares a story from their life, chooses the actors…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association: Lunch & Learn – Surviving the Holidays

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

November 25, Petersburg, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents a Lunch and Learn – Surviving the Holidays, 9-11 a.m., Charles City County Recreation, 8320 Ruthville Road, Ruthville, VA. Join us to learn about creating a safe and calm space for the person with dementia, the need for self-care during the holidays and helpful ways to keep your loved one with a dementia diagnosis involved in the holiday spirit.

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CVCWCA November 26, 2019 Meeting

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CVCWCA member Tom Hobbs will share some of the experiences he has had relic hunting in an urban environment ;; Richmond’s Ginter Park neighborhood. Key is owner permission always. We will also close out the year with a short financial report. Check out a meeting before you join!

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December 2019

$95

GivingTuesdayRVA

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Presentations by RVA philanthropists and an executive of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Free

RVA Table Talk: Access to Education

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The RVA Table Talk series creates opportunities for community members to engage in challenging conversations about diversity and inclusion. Each session focuses on a specific topic, and participants have the opportunity to share stories, perspectives, and ideas regarding issues facing the community. More information about this session can be found on the registration site closer to the date of the event. Our location host will be MLK Jr. Middle School. Our food sponsor is Big Herm’s Kitchen. Altria Group is…

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Free

SignUpNow Medicaid/FAMIS Workshop

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

SignUpNow teaches the “ins and outs” of the eligibility requirements, application procedures, and post-enrollment information for Virginia’s Medicaid and FAMIS programs: New Adult Coverage; Programs for children and pregnant women; Plan First (family planning); Low Income Families and Children (LIFC) program; and Medicaid for Former Foster Care Youth. The workshops is free and lunch is provided. Registration is required. This workshop is sponsored by the VA Department of Medical Assistance Services.

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Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin: Stephen Davis “Hood’s Flank Attack at Atlanta, July 22, 1864: Why Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville Succeeded, and Hood’s Did Not”

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we welcome Stephen Davis who currently serves as the Book Review editor for the Civil War News. His presentation is titled, “Hood’s Flank Attack at Atlanta, July 22, 1864: Why Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville Succeeded, and Hood’s Did Not.” Steve has been a Civil War buff since the 4th grade. He attended Emory University, and studied under the renowned Civil War historian Bell Wiley. After a Master’s degree in American history from the University of North…

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Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop

December 13 @ 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 an 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…

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January 2020

William Waldrop and Mike Nusbaum presents: “The CSS Richmond” hosted by Pamplin Historical Park

January 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speakers William Waldrop and Mike Nusbaum will discuss “The CSS Richmond”. 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…

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February 2020

Free

RVA Table Talk: Access to Resources

February 5, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The RVA Table Talk series creates opportunities for community members to engage in challenging conversations about diversity and inclusion. Each session focuses on a specific topic, and participants have the opportunity to share stories, perspectives, and ideas regarding issues facing the community. More information about this session can be found on the registration site closer to the date of the event. Our location host will be Weinstein Jewish Community Center. Our food sponsor is Big Herm’s Kitchen. Altria Group is…

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Chris Bingham presents: discuss “The United States Colored Troops at Appomattox” hosted by Pamplin Historical Park

February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker Chris Bingham will discuss “The United States Colored Troops at Appomattox”. 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…

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Valentine Tea

February 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

At Pamplin Historical Park’s Valentine Tea ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th-century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet tea and snacks. Hear about famous love stories of 19th century couples where love was for better or worse! (Jefferson Davis + Sarah Knox Taylor, Jenny Wade + Jack Skelly, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, etc). Due to the popularity of this program, reservations and prepayment are required. RSVP by February 7th. Park Members $20, Non-Park Members $24. Call…

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