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April 2019

Free

The Biology of Sexual Conflict

April 24, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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$45 – $75

Open University (Lifelong Learning)

September 23, 2019 @ 9:45 am - November 11, 2019 @ 1:20 pm

Lifelong Learning, through The Shepherd’s Center’s Open University (OU), offers opportunities for intellectual challenge and social interaction. Three 8-week terms a year in the fall, winter, and spring, feature well-qualified instructors in foreign languages, literature, history, political science, art, music, philosophy, Feldenkrais and yoga. Our instructors include both active and retired professors from area universities, as well as local professionals and celebrities. OU is one of the best bargains for quality lifelong learning in the area. The $40 member rate…

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Free

CARE Talks – What are addiction solutions?

September 23, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - October 16, 2019 @ 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

Open University (Lifelong Learning)

September 26, 2019 @ 9:45 am - November 14, 2019 @ 2:25 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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October 2019

Free

A Discussion on Healthcare

October 12, 2019 @ 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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Free

Richmond Out of the Darkness Community Walk

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us on Saturday, October 19th at Deep Run Park as we walk to fight suicide and create a culture that is smart about mental health.

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$25

Run To The River

October 20, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

2019 Virginia Oral Health Summit

November 7, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

The 2019 Virginia Oral Health Summit on November 7 in Richmond, VA will explore the intersection of oral health and overall health, from oral health’s impact on health outcomes to the role social and environmental factors play in our health. Attendees will leave with practical insights and a renewed passion for improving the overall and oral health of Virginians. This year’s event features United States Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Erica G. Schwartz, Tamara Lucas Copeland, Dr. Omar Abubaker, and…

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Free

Understanding Adult Vaccinations

November 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Vaccines are not just for children, join Circle Center and Bremo Pharmacy to learn more about important vaccinations for adults to help protect you and those around you from vaccine preventable diseases.

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9th Annual ASK 5K Donut Run Presented by Dunkin’

November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

A DONUT-POPPING 5K TO SUPPORT KIDS WITH CANCER The ASK 5K Donut Run is a fun 5K run/walk where donut eating IS optional… but hard to resist! Receive a participant t-shirt, chipped timing for runners, Dunkin’ munchkin stops at miles 1 & 2 on the course and a big donut breakfast and participant medal waiting at the finish line. The sweetest part is your participation helps ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation make life better for our community’s youngest cancer patients.

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February 2020

$25 – $75

Shiver in the River

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Shiver in the River is an annual fundraiser held by Keep Virginia Beautiful. With live music, beverages, food, heated tents and more, this is the Coolest Winter Festival in Richmond, and shows our love for Virginia! This event is comprised of 3 challenges: a community cleanup, a 5k run/walk, and the James River jump. You can clean up, walk/run, or jump in the James River — or do all three! You and your family can participate in as much or…

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April 2020

Free

Nurture RVA Birth & Baby Fair

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Are you pregnant, thinking about starting a family, or in the trenches of early parenting? Join us for the 5th Annual Nurture RVA Birth & Baby Fair. • Learn About Local Pregnancy and Early Parenting Resources • Connect with Local Care Providers • Shop Unique Products and Vendors • Attend Our Birth & Early Parenting Speaker Series • Free Gift Bags and Samples Connect with pregnancy, birth, parenting and baby related care and service providers including local hospitals, doulas, midwives,…

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Arthritis Foundation Virtual Connect Group

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Looking to meet other people who understand what daily life with arthritis is really like? Looking for support, encouragement, or just a bit of fun? Live Yes! Connect Groups bring together people with arthritis, friends, loved ones, and caregivers for fun social and informative educational events and activities focused on mutual support and positive coping strategies for living well. Through your local Live Yes! Connect Group, you can gain the knowledge and resilience to be an empowered patient — who doesn’t just…

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$6 – $100

Family Fun Bowling Day

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Robin’s Hope for a day of fun with the family to help out a great cause! For $25 you will get 3 games, shoes, and the opportunity to raise funds for our trauma recovery center while having a great time!

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May 2020

15th Annual ASK 5K & Fun Walk

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Richmond’s most inspiring, cancer-fighting 5K! The ASK 5K & Fun Walk is a celebration of the strength and courage of children with cancer and their families here in Central Virginia. Your participation in the 15th Annual Walk helps to make life better for local children with cancer from the moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond!

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$25

FETCH a Cure 5K Trail Run & Walk

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get your racing shoes on! FETCH a Cure will be back at Camp Highroad in Middleburg this year for our 2nd Annual 5K Trail Run & Walk to benefit the Hannah Hershey Fund. FETCH a Cure’s Hannah Hershey Fund provides financial assistance to pets and their owners in the NoVA area in the face of a scary cancer diagnosis. Started by Amy Hershey and Heath Croll in honor of their beloved dog, Hannah, this fund will help expand the positive…

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$100

Power Over Parkinson’s 1st Annua Golf Tournament

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join us for a day out on the golf course! Participants will enjoy beautiful Hunting Hawk Golf Course while supporting Power Over Parkinson’s. Plan to have a boxed lunch meal either in the clubhouse before you get started or bring it along in your cart for when you’re ready! We’ll have a dinner and awards banquet on the pavilion at the conclusion of the tournament! It’s going to be a great day for an even greater cause!

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