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February 2022

$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

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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$199

French Culture and Cuisine

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - June 28 @ 8:00 pm

Did you know that along with English, French is the only other language spoken on all five continents? Did you know that by 2050, French will be the most widely spoken language in the world? Join our noncredit course to learn more about French culture, and French influence in cuisine enjoyed around the French-speaking world. During this 5-week course, students will learn basic vocabulary to read a menu in French, order a meal in a French restaurant, and have the…

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July 2022

$35

The Evolution of Beer Styles (Virtual)

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Interested in knowing more about specific beer styles? In this class, you can learn how IPAs, pilsners, stouts, and other beers evolved from international origins to find niches in today’s marketplace. In addition to history, we will look at the stylistic guidelines that define beers in the eyes of modern brewers, aficionados, and competition judges. The virtual format allows you to relax at home and sample some of the world’s iconic beers as you gain a new appreciation for the…

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Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop

July 15 @ 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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Midnight At The Mansion (July 18-22)

July 18 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 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 August 8-12. Additional Information Program parking is available by the entrance to Maymont Farm. Safety precautions will be in place. Masks are…

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That’s Gross! (July 18-22)

July 18 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 12:00 pm

It’s not all rainbows and butterflies in the wild! Come check out the stinky, the slimy, and even the creepy to discover the icky side of nature that helps both plants and animals survive. For Rising 1st Graders This program is also offered June 27-July 1 and August 1-5. Additional Information Program parking is available by The Robins Nature Center. Please bring your child to the main lobby of The Robins Nature Center. Safety precautions will be in place. Masks…

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$345 – $425

Virginia Fund Raising Institute

July 21 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Virginia Fund Raising Institute, founded in 1992, hosts interactive educational workshops and several keynote presentations designed to inspire and equip development professionals, board members, and executive directors to excel in fundraising and nonprofit management. At VFRI, development and nonprofit executives can take advantage of professional networking, workshops, and discussions to gain valuable insights into the challenges facing the nonprofit world. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, VFRI is a cooperative effort of six of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Virginia…

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August 2022

$20 – $25

Genealogy Workshop | Court Records at the Library of Virginia

August 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Reference archivists Kenneth Forest and Nathan Verilla lead this in-person workshop that explores court records in the Library’s collections and offers advice on how to use them in your genealogical research. It will discuss documents in original, microfilm, and digital formats, paying particular attention to local, chancery, hustings, and federal court records. Contact Ashley Ramey Craig at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information. $25 ($20 for Library of Virginia members) This is an in-person event. Registration Required.

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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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$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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$35

The History of Virginia Craft Beer – Virtual

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

Virginia’s craft beer scene is alive and well with more than 300 breweries and brewpubs around the state. Learn how this vibrant scene evolved-from the earliest days of settlers in Jamestown to the aftermath of Prohibition and the passage of game-changing legislation in 2012. Relax at home and sample suggested beers from some of Virginia’s iconic craft breweries as we follow the path of creative brewing in the Old Dominion.

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