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December 2018

35th Annual Dominion Energy Christmas Parade

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The 35th annual Dominion Energy Christmas Parade takes place on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. Richmond, Va., starting at the Science Museum and continuing along Broad Street to 7th Street. The parade features award-winning marching bands, dance troupes, giant helium balloons, floats, and Legendary Santa himself! This beloved Richmond tradition attracts more than 100,000 spectators each year from everywhere in Virginia, with thousands more enjoying the television broadcast on CBS6. If you can’t experience the parade in person,…

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July Jingle Run

December 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

5K Adult Run/Walk & 1K Kid’s Run

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Free

Medical Bills … Making You Sick?

December 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Are your medical bills making you sick? A serious illness can cause medical bills to quickly pile up. Medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcies in the U.S. It is estimated that over 79 million Americans have problems with medical bills or debt. Join us for a free seminar on managing medical debt. This event is open to the public. RSVP is required.

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January 2019

$4 – $6

Half-Price Admission Days: Jan. 14 – Feb. 28, 2019

January 14 @ 9:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission through Feb. 28. During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children. There is plenty to see at the Garden in January and February. The warm and cozy Conservatory beckons with aromatic orchids, blooming cactus, birds-of-paradise and other tropical flowers. Did you know that we have over 200 orchids and winter is one of the best times to see them flowering? Winter blooms are more treasured because…

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$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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Free

Lunch and Life

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - February 6 @ 1:30 pm

A lecture series, offered on Wednesdays, the first four weeks of each OU session and is presented as a gift to the community in partnership with St. Mary Catholic Church. It is free and open to the public. No TSCOR membership or tuition is required.

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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

Estate Planning 101

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do I Need Estate Planning? Estate planning can make life easier for you and your loved ones, and it isn’t just for the rich and famous. If you own a home or other assets, you should have the final say in who inherits the items you cherish. Likewise, in the event you become incapacitated, you should have the final say over the medical care you receive. Estate planning is a simple way to make your wishes known. Join us for…

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Free

Science Pub: Hidden Histories of Medicine, Slavery, and Resistance

January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How can African American medical traditions during slavery serve as a source of power today? Yale University historian of medicine, Carolyn Roberts, will highlight some of the hidden histories of African American medical practitioners during slavery at the next Science Pub on January 30th. Dr. Roberts’ talk “Hidden Histories of Medicine, Slavery, and Resistance” will explore how the enslaved used botanical knowledge, herbal therapies, and spirituality as a way to resist brutality, cure disease, and heal their communities. In the…

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February 2019

Blood Drive

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Crater Community Hospice is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, February 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To schedule your appointment, visit redcrossblood.org/give and search sponsor code craterhospice. The donation takes 15 minutes. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a…

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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

Shiver in the River

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shiver in the River is the Coolest Winter Festival in Virginia! The event will kick off with the Community Clean-up at 10 a.m. followed by the Shiver 5K Walk/Run at 12 p.m. and the James River Jump at 1:30 p.m. You and your family can participate in as much or as little as you want, and you can form teams challenging your family, friends and co-workers! The Winter Festival will be going on throughout the day with food trucks, beverages,…

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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

Free

Aging Strong

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join the Chesterfield Council on Aging for a special presentation on the YMCA Aging Strong Program from the program director, Faithea Flowers Foster. The YMCA Aging Strong Program is designed to help older adults improve health outcomes, increase socialization and maintain independent living. The program includes group fitness and activities that promote socialization, cognitive function, and fall prevention.

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April 2019

Free

The Biology of Sexual Conflict

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Biology of Sexual Conflict Sexual reproduction is both cooperative by nature and a tug-of-war between competing interests. Enjoy a short talk and spirited Q&A about this topic in an atmosphere where a science background is never needed. Featuring Robert M. Cox, PhD who conducts field research on lizards and professes at UVA. Bob also draws pictures of birds and brews beer. Science Pub RVA is designed for curious minds 21 & up and is presented by The Community Idea…

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May 2019

Free

Autism Speaks Adult Services Town Hall

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This Town Hall will focus on the services and resources available to teens and adults on the autism spectrum in the Richmond, VA area. The goal of this town hall is to learn about the growing population of teens and adults with autism, to discuss the full range of services for teens and adults with autism and to empower the participants in the areas of transition, employment, housing options, and community life events, so they can initiate and be active…

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$25

The Sophie House 5k – Race for Mom

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is a fun family friendly event for all ages, so come join us and Run/Walk to make a difference for single women and single moms in the Richmond Area! All proceeds will benefit The Sophie House programs that help single women and mothers move from instability to stability. We encourage you to bring friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family and fundraise with us… When you sign up to be a fundraiser, your entry fee is waived when you reach $100…

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FREE

Voices From The Other: A panel discussion on Mental Health

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the hosts of the radio program Black Minds Matter will lead a panel discussion with people in our community who live with an invisible illness. WRIR volunteers will record the panel discussion and air the program on WRIR 97.3 FM at a later date. This event is free and open to the public. You are invited to be a part of the panel discussion. If you live with a mental illness, work in…

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June 2019

Free

Advance Care Planning Ambassador Workshop

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Is it important to you to honor others’ important life wishes? Do you want to support your community in making thoughtful health decisions? Advance Care Planning is a conversation process about the care you would want in the event of a medical crisis. This ACP Ambassador training is open to anyone interested in helping promote ACP to individuals ages 18+. Ambassadors are on-the-ground advocates for ACP. They actively and enthusiastically engage those around them about ACP and offer knowledgeable support…

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$35.00

Boxer Brief 5K Run/Walk

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The Annual Boxer Brief 5K is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019. Over 600 participants ‘dress their bum and come out to run’ at the Boxer Brief 5K! HCB2 provides education and promotes their services all while providing a venue for participants to run around in their underwear. This awareness and fundraising raising event is an entertaining morning! It’s a brief run, for a great cause. Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2) is a local colorectal cancer prevention organization serving…

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Free

MOM/Special Smiles Free Dental Clinic

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mission of Mercy (MOM) program of the Virginia Dental Association Foundation will partner with the 2019 Special Olympics-Virginia to provide dental care to participants and individuals with intellectual disabilities in the Richmond area.

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Free

Explore the Outdoors

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore the Outdoors June 8th, 2019 1-5PM Join us on Saturday, June 8 for a FREE day of hands-on fun exploring science and nature. The educational programs of the Community Idea Stations, Science Matters and Ready to Learn, and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation co-host this special day in the park to give children and their families plenty of exciting outdoor experiences. Over fifty local community groups with expertise in outdoor adventure, healthy living, and environmental science will engage you…

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Free

Forensic Science in an Opioid Landscape

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Forensic Science in an Opioid Landscape Designer opioid abuse is not new in the United State, yet the current epidemic brings new and more widespread challenges. Small towns, big cities, village courthouses and federal agencies are all grappling with defining the problem and finding solutions across the sectors of public health, public safety and criminal justice. Dr. Peace will share the history of opioid abuse in the United States and define the current challenges and efforts to combat the epidemic,…

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$100.00

13th Annual Conservancy Golf Challenge

June 20 @ 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

Join us for our annual golf tournament to benefit the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy and in memory of Bob and Sharon Keith at Ford’s Colony Country Club for a Captain’s Choice tournament on the Blackheath golf course. Prizes, raffles and an awards dinner follow the 1:00 pm shotgun start. Please visit our website at www.HistoricVirginiaLandConservancy.org for a registration form.

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$25

Paint the Lilies!

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join artists from around Richmond for a morning of plein air painting and fellowship as we create beautiful works of colorful lilies. Park at Food Lion at Luck’s Lane and Courthouse Road, and follow the signs, volunteers will guide you.

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August 2019

$60

Youth Triathlon

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

We want to see your child run, swim, and bike their way to success! Endorphin Fitness and Live Red Foundation are partnering again with Virginia Home for Boys and Girls to host the 8th Annual Youth Triathlon. The race is open to boys and girls ages 5-14 years. The race features a pool swim, bike course, and a run on level playing fields located on VHBG’s 30+ acre campus in Henrico County. In addition, Endorphin will offer a 4-day youth…

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September 2019

Free

Active Aging Week at Circle Center!

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Older adults and their caregivers are invited to join us for events offered each day during this special week at Circle Center. This is your chance to see what goes on here every day, meet some of the staff and participants and have some fun. Park in front and come on in!! Events are FREE and open to the public.

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Free

CARE Talks – What are addiction solutions?

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We have partnered with Hanover County CSB and Hanover Cares to bring some addiction solutions to Hanover. There will be 8 speakers educating the audience about forms of solutions for our addiction epidemic in VA.

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Free

Lunch and Life

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - October 16 @ 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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October 2019

Free

A Discussion on Healthcare

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Robin’s Hope as we meet with VCU students training for medical careers for a discussion on healthcare.  We are planning to have the students share ideas on how to best communicate with your health provider as well as to have a time for participants to share what they wish the health community knew, or would do differently.  This is a great opportunity to learn as well as to influence the next generation of healthcare providers.

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