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January 2019

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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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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 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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January 2020

Free

Lunch and Life

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - February 5 @ 1:30 pm

Every Wednesday for 4 weeks, St. Mary Catholic Church, in partnership with The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond, presents Lunch and Life. A FREE Four-Week Lecture Series, open to the public, at the beginning of each Open University session. No Shepherd’s Center membership or Open University tuition required. Bring a sandwich. The church provides snacks, desserts and beverages. Wednesdays 12:00 Lunch & 12:30 Lecture

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$45 – $75

Winter Session, Open University

January 16 @ 9:45 am - March 5 @ 2:30 pm

Weekly classes each Thursday from 1/16/2020 through 3/5/2020 at First Presbyterian Church, For older adults.

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Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid

January 24 @ 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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$8

POET-TREE: TAKING ROOT

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us in the Library as we “plant” the Poet-Tree with a day of youth and adult nature poetry workshops and readings! In the depths of winter, the skeleton of a tree appears in the Robins Library: it’s a new Poet-Tree! We invite you to compose original poems on paper leaves and attach them to the Poet-Tree. With your help, it will grow and flourish as winter gives way to spring. NATURE POETRY Poet-Tree for Families 10 a.m. – 11…

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February 2020

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

February 6 @ 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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$8 – $13

SEED SWAP at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In need of seeds? Want to meet fellow seed lovers? Bring seeds or bulbs to share, exchange them for new and interesting seeds, and learn how to use Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Seed Library. By swapping, borrowing, planting, harvesting, saving, and returning seeds to the library, you can join your neighbors in a fun and fruitful planting cycle. Read on to learn more. Please bring seeds to swap or donate to the Seed Library and/or a canned food donation for…

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Valentine Tea

February 8 @ 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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$150

Grant Writing 3-Part Series

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

February 11, February 18 and February 25, 9am-1:30pm A tried and true favorite, this three-part series is an introduction to the basic principles and practices of good grant writing. We will review the importance of researching various funders to find the right funding opportunities for your nonprofit, as well as strategies for approaching funders. We’ll also cover the essential elements of a proposal, including the need statement, program design, evaluation, and budget. A particular emphasis on stewardship, reporting, and ethics…

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GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Citizen Science events like the Great Backyard Bird Count are important sources of information as we look at global warming and its effect on nature. The next Great Backyard Bird Count is February 14-17, 2020 and takes place all across America in thousands of communities. Bird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are. Here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, we’ll be counting birds (and you can help too!) on Feb 15th from…

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Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid

February 21 @ 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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Pamplin Membership Gala

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is hosting its 3rd Annual Membership Gala. Park members are invited to RSVP by February 17, 2020 and the general public wishing to attend can purchase a Park membership starting at $45.00 any time prior to the event or at the door. The evening will feature a State of the Park address by Executive Director, Jerry ‘Dez’ Desmond, door prizes, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and an open…

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Free

Robotics Competition- FIRST Tech Challenge Virginia State Championship Sponsored by Capital One

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public! High School and Middle School robotics teams from Virginia and Maryland compete to win a place at the FIRST Championship in Detroit, MI in April 2020. Competitions are fast-paced, fun, full of music and cheering fans. With FIRST Tech Challenge, middle and high school student teams design, build, and program robots to meet a complex engineering challenge, then compete head-to-head against other teams in a high-tech sporting event. With the guidance…

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March 2020

John Mountcastle presents: “When War Came This Way: Women’s Experiences during the Civil War in Virginia” hosted by Pamplin Historical Park

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

Speaker John Mountcastle will discuss “When War Came This Way: Women’s Experiences during the Civil War in Virginia”. 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…

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$8

POET-TREE: TAKING ROOT

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us in the Library as we “plant” the Poet-Tree with a day of youth and adult nature poetry workshops and readings! In the depths of winter, the skeleton of a tree appears in the Robins Library: it’s a new Poet-Tree! We invite you to compose original poems on paper leaves and attach them to the Poet-Tree. With your help, it will grow and flourish as winter gives way to spring. OPEN MIC Whether your talent is poetry, spoken word,…

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NATURAL CONNECTIONS: INTERDISCIPLINARY STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

March 17 @ 8:30 am - March 20 @ 3:30 pm

Join us for the 2020 Educators’ Conference! This four-day collaborative conference provides valuable professional development opportunities for Infant/Toddler–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. Registration opens mid-January.

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Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid

March 20 @ 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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Breakthrough Trail 5K at Pamplin

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This Annual event is a partnership between the Park and Tri-Cities Road Runners. The race will take place on historic Civil War battlefield trails starting at the Hart Farm and finishing at the Freedom Garden. Top adult overall male and female finishers and top youth finishers, in each age group, will receive awards. The start time is at 9:00 am and race day registration is open from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Runner and walker registrations postmarked by March 2nd,…

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$8 – $13

HYGGE READING PARTY

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Included with Garden admission; free for members Chase away the winter blues in Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s coziest nook: the Reading Room in the Lora Robins Library. In keeping with the Scandinavian concept of hygge—a quality of coziness and contentment derived from taking pleasure in sweet, quiet moments and good company—we invite you to curl up with a good book in our comfy chairs alongside a toasty fire. Cocoa and sweet treats will be provided. Reading partiers are encouraged to…

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$13

VIRGINIA DAFFODIL SOCIETY SHOW

March 28

Included with Regular Garden admission The daffodil show features hundreds of delightful prize-worthy daffodils and expert growers.

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Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

March 28 @ 9:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm

Join us as we remember the 155th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. The Park hosts a full schedule of activities and programs for walk-in visitors each day. Visitors will have the opportunity to drill with the troops, cook soldier’s food and watch firing demonstrations and more. All programs and activities are included with Park admission.

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April 2020

$13

A MILLION BLOOMS!

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

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, M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!, and activities in the Children’s Garden. BLOOM CALENDAR April: Daffodils, tulips, bluebells May: Peonies, iris, azaleas, pitcher plants June: Lotuses, roses Conservatory: Orchids, tropicals, cacti BLOOM CALENDAR April: Daffodils, tulips, bluebells May: Peonies, iris, azaleas, pitcher plants June: Lotuses, roses Conservatory:…

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Breakthrough Walking Tour

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Park historians as they tour the Breakthrough Battle of April 2nd, 1865 while bringing the conflict and personalities alive for this special experience on the actual battlefield. The tour will begin at the historic Hart Farm which survived the battle and has been restored to its wartime appearance. After a brief overview of the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns, guests will then embark on a tour of the battlefield to explore the original terrain features while incorporating the history that…

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James Broomall presents: “Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers” hosted by Pamplin Historical Park

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker James Broomall will discuss “Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers”. 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.…

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$8 – $13

WATERPLAY at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

April 11 - September 30

APRIL 11 – SEPTEMBER 30 (WEATHER PERMITTING) During warm spring, summer, and fall days, WaterPlay the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be! Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays. Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. WaterPlay operates during scheduled times when the air temperature is 70° or higher and there is no threat of a thunderstorm or severe weather. WaterPlay is…

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$8

M&T BANK BUTTERFLIES LIVE!

April 17 - October 12

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. M&T Bank 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…

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Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid

April 17 @ 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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$150

SPLENDOR GARDEN TO TABLE

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Splendor Garden to Table, a gala benefit presented by the Board of Directors, promises to be a feast of the senses. Proceeds from this al fresco farm-to-table dinner of fresh, locally sourced foods and expertly chosen wines will support the Garden’s community engagement initiatives. Each year, the Board of Directors celebrates spring in the Garden by hosting a fundraising gala, Splendor. Proceeds support the mission of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to connect people through plants to improve communities. Please contact…

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