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October 2018

Live Life Well RVA Symposium: Innovation for the Longevity Economy

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

The sum of all economic activity serving the needs of those over age 50 is estimated to total at least $7.1 trillion in annual economic activity in the United States, according to AARP. Find out what the tremendous population growth in people over the age of 65 and the number of years we are living will mean for each of us. Featured Speakers: Dr. Susan Amat, CEO and founder of Venture Hive; Derek Holt, President of K4 Connect; and Matt…

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$8 – $13

Goblins and Gourds

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Goblins and Gourds is a harvest celebration featuring live music from the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin-painting and good green fun in the Children’s Garden. Regular Garden admission Harvest celebration with live music, pumpkin painting, storytelling and good green fun in the Children’s Garden. We have over 500 pumpkins — kids can choose one, paint it, and take it home (while supplies last). Join us for demos in gourd carving, pumpkin carving, vermiculture and more.

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RVA Solar Fund: Workshop for Public Schools and Local Governments

October 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Have you been thinking about going solar? Would you like to reduce operational costs without incurring capital expenses? Would you like to provide students with the unique educational opportunities provided by on-site solar arrays? If you answered yes to the questions above, then you may qualify for the RVA Solar Fund incentive grant program. This is an opportunity for public schools, local governments, and non-profit organizations in the greater Richmond region to obtain solar arrays for their sites that will…

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RVA Solar Fund: Workshop for Non-Profit Organizations

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Have you been thinking about going solar? Would you like to reduce operational costs without incurring capital expenses? Would you like to provide students with the unique educational opportunities provided by on-site solar arrays? If you answered yes to the questions above, then you may qualify for the RVA Solar Fund incentive grant program. This is an opportunity for public schools, local governments, and non-profit organizations in the greater Richmond region to obtain solar arrays for their sites that will…

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November 2018

Free

Goodwill Works Tour

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

Join us on a Goodwill Works Tour! See first-hand how Goodwill empowers individuals through employment and produces economic impact in the Greater Richmond region. The one-hour Goodwill Works tour is the most tangible way to learn how Goodwill refurbishes, recycles or resells everything from electronics to clothing and medical equipment – keeping nearly 40 million pounds from entering local landfills annually. On the tour, you will hear from Goodwill leaders about how our work is transforming lives through the power…

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RVA Solar Fund: Webinar for Non-Profit Organizations

November 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

• Do you own your building? • Do you have at least 10,000 square feet of sunny roof top in good condition? • Are you paying at least $15,000 in electricity costs per year? • Have you been thinking about going solar? If you answered yes to the questions above, then you may qualify for the RVA Solar Fund incentive grant program. This is an opportunity for public schools, local governments, and non-profit organizations in the greater Richmond region to…

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RVA Solar Fund: Webinar for Public Schools and Local Governments

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

• Do you own your building? • Do you have at least 10,000 square feet of sunny roof top in good condition? • Are you paying at least $15,000 in electricity costs per year? • Have you been thinking about going solar? If you answered yes to the questions above, then you may qualify for the RVA Solar Fund incentive grant program. This is an opportunity for public schools, local governments, and non-profit organizations in the greater Richmond region to…

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free

Sierra Club – Falls of the James Group Program

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Attracting Birds With Water with Bob Schamerhorn Bob Schamerhorn is a professional nature photographer whose images of nature have won many awards and appeared in numerous publications. His frequent talks have gotten enthusiastic reviews, and his website www.iphotobirds.com is a must for all bird-lovers to explore. The multimedia program he will present for FOJG will include photographs, video clips and birdsongs with the message that water can attract birds to back yard environments.

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Free

Goodwill Works Tour

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on a Goodwill Works Tour! See first-hand how Goodwill empowers individuals through employment and produces economic impact in the Greater Richmond region. The one-hour Goodwill Works tour is the most tangible way to learn how Goodwill refurbishes, recycles or resells everything from electronics to clothing and medical equipment – keeping nearly 40 million pounds from entering local landfills annually. On the tour, you will hear from Goodwill leaders about how our work is transforming lives through the power…

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$5 – $13

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Illumination

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

Join Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as we illuminate Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, the region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza! We’ll kick off the GardenFest holiday tradition with a countdown to flipping the switch on more than half-a-million twinkling lights. After the illumination, stroll through the Garden alight with sparkling radiance and featuring this year’s theme. Then enjoy hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, warming fire with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); family activities, and much more. Pre-Purchased Tickets can check in…

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January 2019

free

Sierra Club – Falls of the James Group Program

January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Environmental Justice with Gustavo Angeles & Alexis Szepesy Both presenters work with the Virginia Sierra Club Chapter: Gustavo, as Environmental Justice Program Coordinator, and Alexis as an Environmental Justice Chairperson. They will explain what Environmental Justice encompasses by providing examples of issues in our area. Their successful efforts have included integrating non-traditional members and conducting local campaigns to further their EJ goals.

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April 2019

2019 Illumination Gala

April 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Please join the Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors of the Science Museum of Virginia for our annual black tie gala in the Museum’s landmark exhibit and event center, the Dewey Gottwald Center. Your support of the Illumination Gala provides more than just an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Your support will help the Museum ignite the spark of informal science learning for hundreds of thousands of children and adults this year. The Museum has been a beloved…

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