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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

$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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$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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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

Film: Black is the Color

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This recent film is a comprehensive survey of great work by African American artists who for so long encountered barriers in the mainstream art world. In it, key artists such as Edmonia Lewis, Whitfield Lovell, Kerry James Marshall, Ellen Gallagher, and Jean-Michel Basquiat are highlighted. Art historians and gallery owners place the works in context—juxtaposing them with racist images of African Americans and setting them against the larger social contexts of Jim Crow, WWI, the civil rights movement, and ingrained…

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Free

Effective Communication

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Hanover Adult Center, 7231 Stonewall Parkway, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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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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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

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Monday, February 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bon Securs Short Pump Emergency Room, 12320 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23233

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Free

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Monday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bon Secours Short Pump Emergency Room, 12320 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23233

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Film: Black is the Color

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This recent film is a comprehensive survey of great work by African American artists who for so long encountered barriers in the mainstream art world. In it, key artists such as Edmonia Lewis, Whitfield Lovell, Kerry James Marshall, Ellen Gallagher, and Jean-Michel Basquiat are highlighted. Art historians and gallery owners place the works in context—juxtaposing them with racist images of African Americans and setting them against the larger social contexts of Jim Crow, WWI, the civil rights movement, and ingrained…

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Free

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

February 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, February 26, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Richmond County Public Library, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw, VA 22572

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Free

Coffee & Conversation

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 26, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Manor House, 13500 North Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23233. Call 804.967.2580 for more information.

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Free

Understand Dementia-Related Behaviors

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Spring Arbor Cottage of Richmond, 10601 Barbara Lane, Richmond, VA 23233

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Supporting Immigrants in the Workplace”

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As the demographics of our region continue to change, workplaces have an opportunity and responsibility to connect with growing immigrant communities. Through this interactive workshop, participants will explore local demographic trends, while also considering best practices when working with immigrant populations. Attendees will leave with practical strategies that can be utilized by organizations and individual employees to support immigrants in the workplace. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Staff.

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Free

African-American Community Forum

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

Wednesday, February 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 North Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23223

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Free

Heart Health

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

In recognition of American Heart month, Dr. Philip Duncan, Cardiologist, will be our special guest speaker for the February meeting. He will present up-to-date information on heart health to includes signs and symptoms of heart disease for both men and women as well as preventive measures.

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March 2019

$30

VAFRE Monthly Luncheon: When Donors Get Too Close – Sexual Harassment and the Development Professional in the Age of #metoo

March 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

How close is too close? Development professionals are expected to cultivate close relationships with donors. Learn how to establish, and how to help your staff establish, respectful boundaries and manage uncomfortable situations in your interactions on behalf of your NPO. Make plans to join us on Tuesday, March 5th, as we welcome Whitney Fogg, SHRM-CP, (pictured at right) Human Resources Director at The Community Idea Stations, to discuss what is and is not appropriate. This session is pending approval for…

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Free

Toxic Air in Urban Veggie Gardens

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Toxic Air in Urban Veggie Gardens Many city dwellers take nutrition matters into their own hands through Urban gardening but is urban air good for our garden veggies? Of course, water, air and soil are key foundations of plant life. But, what happens when metals in the form of gases and particulate matters are added ingredients? Ahkinyala Cobb-Abdullah, PhD would like to explore that topic with you over a sip of some sort at the next Science Pub RVA; Toxic…

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Free

VAFRE Spring New Member Social

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Members who joined within the last year are invited to attend our New Member Social on Friday, March 8th at the VCU School of Business. Come learn more about what VAFRE offers members and the work of our committees, meet with your Ambassador and get to know other members. Light breakfast provided. There is no fee to attend this event, but you are asked to register by March 1st. Registrants/ attendees are encouraged to park in JL Parking Lot located…

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Free

Financial Aid Workshop and FAFSA Assistance

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

GRASP Advisors present “Financial Aid 101” from 5-6pm at Hull Street Library. Make a one-on-one appointment for FAFSA assistance from 6-8pm. Call 804-646-8699 to make an appointment!

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Free

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Volunteer Information Session

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Could you be the voice of a child? Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocates is currently in need of volunteers to serve children in our community. Please join Richmond CASA for an information session. You will have the opportunity to learn how CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected. Two current volunteers will be there to speak about their experiences and answer questions. RSVP by March 11 to heather.farber@richmondgov.com or 804-646-5180. CASAs are…

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$45

Natural Connections: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning

March 13 @ 8:30 am - March 15 @ 3:30 pm

Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Virginia Department of Education and with additional support from the Seltzer Family Fund for Nature-Based Education. Join us for the 2019 Educators’ Conference! This three-day collaborative conference provides valuable professional development opportunities for PreK–6th grade educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers. Join your colleagues for inspiring opportunities to make natural connections using interdisciplinary teaching approaches. Presenters model ways to blend science, social studies, language arts, and math standards for authentic learning experiences. $45 per day;…

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Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop

March 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sign up for one of our FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid workshops today and let your family and friends know they’re welcome too. Anyone anywhere can be the one to make a difference in the life of a youth who may be suffering from a mental health challenge – if they know what to do and what to say. This 8-hour workshop is FREE and designed for adults who regularly interact with youth (teachers, school staff, coaches, church and…

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Free

RVA Career Expo

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Richmond’s Premier Professional Job Fair. FULL TIME JOBS – PART TIME JOBS – INTERNSHIPS. FREE for All Job Seekers

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Free

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE TALK: The Germ of a Book

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you have the germ of a great book idea? Did you stumble upon a news brief that captivates you? Maybe you’ve uncovered a family history that feels important or found something in the stacks you keep thinking about. Library of Virginia writer-in-residence Kristen Green, author of the New York Times best seller “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,” will explain how to take that morsel and use it to build a broader story through deep reading, research,…

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