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October 2019

Free

Healthy Habits for Brain and Body Conversation-Family Night

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

October 16, Richmond, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter hosts Healthy Habits for Brain and Body Conversation-Family Night, 5-6 p.m., The Towers Retirement and Assisted Living Community, 350 Hioaks Road, Richmond, VA. At any age there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. Learn the steps to take now to improve…

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Memory Café

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

October 17, Richmond, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter will hold its monthly Memory Café, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Great Hope Baptist Church, 2101 Venable Street, Richmond, VA. Memory Café provides an opportunity for persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, their families and caregivers to have significant experiences apart from their daily routines. Participants enjoy intellectual, emotional and physical stimulation. Lunch is provided. For more information please call 804.967.2580

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Brain Boot Camp – Healthy Habits for Brain and Body

October 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

October 17, King William, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter hosts Brain Boot Camp – Healthy Habits for Brain and Body, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Upper King William Branch Library, 694-J Sharon Road, King William, VA. At any age there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. Learn the steps to take now…

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23rd Annual Civil War Symposium

October 18 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for the 23rd Annual Civil War Symposium at Pamplin Historical Park in 2019 and hear from some of the nation’s greatest Civil War scholars as they talk about “Small Battles, Big Results”. The Symposium begins on Friday night with a reception at the Park where attendees and speakers can meet and enjoy refreshments. Saturday is filled with lectures and opportunities to purchase published works by the speakers for autographs and participation in a silent auction. Sunday will feature…

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$15 – $20

Ascend and Lead: Women’s Empowerment Forum

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Stories can inspire, validate, and empower. Hear the personal and professional stories of leaders from art, education, politics, business, and more in this thought-provoking and inspiring forum. The powerhouse lineup of speakers includes Karla Redditte of NBC12, Kristen Cavallo of The Martin Agency, Ting Xu of Evergreen Enterprises, Chief Lynette Allston of Virginia’s Nottoway tribe, and many others. An array of voices and perspectives address topics such as “The Struggle is Real,” “Challenging Stereotypes, Setting a New Standard,” and “Stories…

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$25

Run To The River

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

An 8K X-Country Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Run to support the Neighborhood Resource Center. Calling all Runners, Walkers, Volunteers and enthusiastic Cheerleaders to come out and participate in NRC’s largest fundraiser of the year. Halloween festival post-race party with race awards, and also including awesome home-cooked food, face painting, pumpkin painting, costume parade, and so much more. Zombie Zone along the race course— fun will be had by all!!!

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Free

Brain Boot Camp – Healthy Habits for Brain and Body

October 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

October 22, Warsaw, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter hosts Brain Boot Camp – Healthy Habits for Brain and Body, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Richmond County Family YMCA, 46 George Brown Lane, Warsaw, VA. At any age there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. Learn the steps to take now to…

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Free

Coffee and Conversation

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

October 22, Richmond, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter hosts Coffee and Conversation, 3-4 p.m., Manor House, 13500 North Gayton Road, Richmond, VA. Part educational, part support group, persons with dementia, their families and caregivers meet monthly to discuss a topic relevant to life with dementia. For more information call 804.967.2580.

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Free

RVA Table Talk: Access to Housing

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about housing access? What does it mean to experience homelessness? What agencies and organizations are working to help citizens access safe and affordable housing? What can community members do to be supportive? If these questions intrigue you and you are interested in learning more with other RVA community members, please join VCIC for the first 2019-2020 RVA Table Talk program on October 24. The RVA Table Talk series creates opportunities for community members to…

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$20 – $25

BEGINNER GENEALOGY WORKSHOP Finding Your Family History: An Introduction to Genealogical Research

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Are you interested in exploring your family tree, but don’t know where to begin? Join Library staff members to learn about basic research strategies, useful websites, and helpful resources found at the Library. No experience necessary. 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

SignUpNow Medicaid/FAMIS Workshop

October 29 @ 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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Free

Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors

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

October 30, Richmond, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Understanding Dementia-Related Behavior, 7-8 p.m., The Crossings at Bon Air, 9100 Bon Air Crossings Drive, Richmond, VA. During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts exhibiting new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication and knowing how to decipher and how best to respond to them are essential to understanding the needs of the person with…

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November 2019

$100

21st Century Nonprofit Marketing & Social Media

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

So you don’t have money to hire a graphic designer and you don’t even know what a style sheet is or how to get started? This course is designed for nonprofits who need to make the most out of donated services and have little to no budget for marketing. Come learn about: Brand strategy and audience definition and basics of marketing Tips, tools, and tricks to edit your own images and videos The basics of social media as a marketing…

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$100

Nonprofit Boards 101-Board Basics

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Interested in Nonprofit Board Service? New to a nonprofit board? Experienced board member but want to know more? Nonprofit Boards 101 – Board Basics will help you understand what it takes to be an effective board member and the fundamentals of how effective nonprofit boards work. You will also have the opportunity to learn from and network with other board members across the region. This course provides an excellent introduction to: • the nonprofit sector, • the life cycles of…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association: Know the Ten Warning Signs

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

November 6, Richmond, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Know the Ten Warning Signs, 11 a.m.-noon, Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1021 Halifax Street, Petersburg, VA. This program is designed to help people recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in themselves and others. Register online here: http://bit.ly/2VUVAwX

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Free

BOOK TALK WITH JEFFREY L. HANTMAN Monacan Millennium: A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, author and professor of anthropology Jeffrey L. Hantman joins us to discuss his book “Monacan Millennium: A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People.” While Jamestown and colonial settlements dominate narratives of Virginia’s earliest days, the land’s oldest history belongs to its native people. Hantman’s book tells the story of the Monacan Indian people of Virginia, stretching from 1000 AD through the moment of colonial contact in 1607 and into the…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association: Effective Communication Strategies

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

November 6, Petersburg, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Effective Communication Strategies, noon-1 p.m., Petersburg Family YMCA, 120 North Madison Street, Petersburg, VA. This program provides practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia

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Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin: Hampton Newsome “Grant’s Sixth Petersburg Offensive”

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join this month’s guest speaker Hampton Newsome as he talks about “Grant’s Sixth Petersburg Offensive”. Newsome is an attorney who lives in Arlington, Virginia. Newsome has written two books titled; The Fight for the Old North State: The Civil War in North Carolina, January-May 1864 and Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Pettersburg Campaign, October 1864. the He is also an editor of Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT)…

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$45 – $100

Best Practices in Dementia Care

November 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for an engaging, enlightening, and educational program with National Dementia Care Expert, Teepa Snow. This all-day program is designed for both professional and family caregivers.

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association: Living with Alzheimer’s – Legal and Financial

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

November 8, Richmond, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Living with Alzheimer’s – Legal and Financial, 11 a.m.-noon, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewrys Bluff Road, Richmond VA. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Join us to learn about important legal and financial issues you may face and how to put plans in place. Register online here: http://bit.ly/2OWZXpM

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association: Understanding the Basics of Alzheimer’s

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November 9, Richmond, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Understanding the Basics of Alzheimer’s, noon-4 p.m., St. James Baptist Church, 2169 New Market Road, #7002, Richmond, 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. Register online here: http://bit.ly/2pr8GWA

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association: Know the Ten Warning Signs

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

November 11, Richmond, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Know the Ten Warning Signs, 11 a.m.-noon, Weinstein Jewish Community Center, 5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA. This program is designed to help people recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in themselves and others. Register online here: http://bit.ly/2OV7tBz

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association: Alzheimer’s Community Forum

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

November 11, Richmond, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Alzheimer’s Community Forum, 6-7:30 p.m., South Richmond Adult Day Care Center, 1500 Hull Street, Richmond, VA. Learn about Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss. Bring a friend who has been affected by the disease. Share your thoughts about how we can help people in your community. Light refreshments will be provided.

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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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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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