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April 2018

$8 – $13

Butterflies LIVE!

April 6 - October 14

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. 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 origins, preferred…

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$8 – $13

Origami in the Garden

April 13 - September 30

Origami in the Garden is an exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art of origami in museum quality sculpture and educational programming. In the Garden view 16 vignettes, featuring 21 sculptures. In the Library explore four unfolded wall hangings displayed with the four corresponding…

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September 2018

Fun at the Fairgrounds Wellness Fair

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate Active Aging Week as you join others for this free event for adults 50+. Participate in Health Screenings, flu shots, fitness and wellness activities. Visit vendors who provide a service for older adults with games, door prizes and more! Sponsored by Chesterfield County Senior Advocate, Parks and Recreation and Senior Connections.

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Give A Day RVA

September 29

HandsOn Greater Richmond is calling on Richmond residents to volunteer for our region’s largest day of volunteer service. Over 1,000 volunteers are needed to help transform the Richmond region by participating in one of over 45 service projects on Saturday, September 29. A wide range of service projects are open to members of the community of all ages and skills to better the region by helping local nonprofit organizations, schools, and parks. Volunteer registration begins August 15th. To learn more…

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$25.00

2018 Paddle-or-Battle

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

The Annual Paddle-or-Battle, is your opportunity for a fun paddle or a competitive race in your canoe, kayak, or SUP. Choose the 2-Mile (Pocahontas to Roslyn Landing and back) or 10-mile Course, from Petersburg’s historic Pocahontas Island Park to Hopewell City Marina. The entire course is flat water in the tidal section of the river. “Battlers” – the time to beat is 1 hour, 39 minutes! Shuttles will run in the afternoon from Petersburg to Hopewell. Registrants receive a T-shirt,…

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Free

Richmond Autism Speaks Walk

September 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism. Powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives, and supporters, the funds raised help ensure people of all abilities have access to the tools needed to lead ‘their best lives’. The commitment of individuals like you plays a critical role in raising the funding needed to fuel innovative research and lifelong supports and services. Working together, there is no…

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$25

6th Annual Autism Poker Run benefiting ASCV

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Sons of Dominion Motorcycle Club as we support the Autism Society Central VA in raising funds & awareness. Enjoy a morning of riding, raffles, food & prizes.

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Give a Day RVA

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join HandsOn RVA for our Regional Day of Service! Over 700 volunteers are needed to help transform the Richmond Region by participating in one of over 45 service projects on the morning of Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Give A Day RVA! In its 11th year, this “service day” has become a staple for Richmonders to give back and make a difference. A wide range of projects are open to all ages and skills to benefit local nonprofit organizations, schools,…

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October 2018

FREE

FREE film screening: Finding Jenn’s Voice a Domestic Violence Documentary

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Richmond Metropolitan Area Chapter and James House are hosting a film screening and panel discussion. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be served. “Finding Jenn’s Voice” is an award-winning documentary film that reveals a little known fact: Homicide is the leading cause of death during pregnancy! When Jennifer Snyder is murdered by her married boyfriend after she becomes pregnant, her family is thrown into a nightmare of grief, accusations and media…

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$35

Porchlight Animal Sanctuary 5K

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join us for the Porchlight Animal Sanctuary 5K run/walk! The race will be held in beautiful Bryan Park, and there will be some outstanding food trucks on hand to satisfy your post-race appetite! The entire course is on a paved path and is stroller and wheelchair friendly. This event is also dog friendly! Your registration will help raise money for a sanctuary that will be the forever home to animals like pigs, chickens, and cows. We hope that in addition…

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$8 – $13

RoseFest

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Rose Garden is flush with blooms at the end of the growing season & the Garden celebrates with RoseFest, live entertainment from the Latin Ballet of Virginia.

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$65.00

Art for the Journey – Annual Fundraising Gala “The Road Less Traveled”

October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Art for the Journey on Tuesday, October 11, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the University of Richmond Jepson Center for an exhibit and sale of art by local Richmond professional artists, volunteers, and program participants, with music, wine, hor d’oeuvres, a silent auction and more! Proceeds benefit Art for the Journey’s programs.

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Free

LET’S ALLEVIATE POVERTY: Convocation and Workshops

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - October 13 @ 7:00 pm

Poverty is a major challenge for the Richmond community and the nation, but poverty is not an inevitable reality. Poverty can be effectively eliminated where there is the will and determination. Join us to talk about the challenge and to learn effective actions and strategies for alleviating poverty.

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$300

2018 Annual Conference – Game Changer: New Rules, New Players, New Strategies in Health Care

October 21 - October 23

A massive shift is on the horizon for Virginia’s health safety net as the Commonwealth prepares to expand Medicaid. The theme of VAFCC’s 2018 Annual Conference, Game Changer: New Players, New Rules, New Strategies in Healthcare, acknowledges this changing landscape and will address how Medicaid expansion will impact clinics and the patients they serve.

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56th Annual Richmond Humanitarian Awards Dinner

October 22 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Since 1963, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities has presented Humanitarian Awards annually to one or more persons. The Humanitarian Awards Dinners honor individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. On occasion, local corporations or organizations are also recognized with the Distinguished Merit Citation Award for their efforts in making Virginia’s communities more inclusive. In addition to honoring outstanding community members, the Humanitarian Awards Dinners…

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Voices from the Shadows

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a Halloween themed event Voices from the Shadows. Costumed guides portraying “agents of death” will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour through the historic Tudor Hall Plantation and battlefield that were fought over generations ago. At each stop, guests will encounter civilians and soldiers who worked, fought and died at the historic site or in the local area. These ghostly figures will recount their stories accompanied by sights and sounds from the past. Based on…

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$10.00

Gold Chicken Players presents “This is Me!”

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is me! will touch every heart. 70+ performers of all abilities will sing, dance, play music, tell jokes, and present a magical evening to treasure for a lifetime. “A joy to behold.”

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Voices from the Shadows

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a Halloween themed event Voices from the Shadows. Costumed guides portraying “agents of death” will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour through the historic Tudor Hall Plantation and battlefield that were fought over generations ago. At each stop, guests will encounter civilians and soldiers who worked, fought and died at the historic site or in the local area. These ghostly figures will recount their stories accompanied by sights and sounds from the past. Based on…

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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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November 2018

BHC’s 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Challenge

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

If you’re a fan of festive craft beer, delightful desserts turned into architectural masterpieces and a jolly good time for the whole family, ‘yule’ love this event! Tickets are on sale now. The second annual Gingerbread House Challenge dares local businesses, nonprofits and student groups to form teams and display their holiday spirit and creativity by constructing a gingerbread house centered around the 2018 theme: “Holiday Movies.” Space for 30 teams only! Enter by October 5th. Thanks to the goodwill…

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Lawyers Helping Seniors Day

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Legal documents are prepared free for Chesterfield’s eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities. This program is for individuals who have never had their legal documents prepared. Eligibility requirement is less than $37,425 for a household of one. Pre-registration is required and documents are prepared by appointment only, so please contact the Senior Advocate’s Office. The location of the event will be announced when appointments are scheduled.

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FREE

Hogs for the House Cook-Off Competition

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

RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 James House is partnering with Colonial Harley-Davidson to bring you the 2nd annual Hogs for the House Cook Off Competition. Entrance into the event is Free. Tasting tickets are $10.00 – you’ll cast your vote in the People’s Choice Award Contest. Beverages and additional food will be available for purchase. Live music featuring Anderson Highway and Partners and Friend Classic Country Music.

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$70

2018 Manny Awards Dinner

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Enjoy a night of elegance, honor, recognition and family” We will be honoring 10 – 15 men of Greater Richmond at our 3rd awards dinner gala aka “The Manny Awards Dinner.” The “Manny Awards Dinner” is a biannual event sponsored by MBKGRVA and partners. It is created to celebrate the unsung male heroes in the Greater Richmond area. These are men who have often traveled an arduous path, filled with trials and tribulations, in which God has helped them overcome.…

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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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December 2018

$8 – $13

GardenFest for Fidos

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dogs can enjoy the holiday lights at GardenFest for Fidos! Leashed dogs are allowed on these select Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lightsnights: Thursday, December 6, 2018 and Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Please go to our website to read our rules and guidelines for visiting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with dogs. Regular Garden admission; $2 suggested “pet admission” benefiting the Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed and current on a rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins…

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Tea & Tidings

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet holiday tea and tasty treats. Attendees will also learn about the history and customs of the season during the Civil War era, including traditional Christmas carols and stories accompanied by festive music. Attendees are invited to tour the museum galleries and visit the museum store following the program. Adults $24, Children (Ages 5-12) $10 Reservations required. Seatings at 2:00pm.

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$8 – $13

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic

December 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy fun family activities all afternoon with the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic. Live music with the Ululating Mummies, a parade and more. Activities include: -Photo opportunities with the Garden Keeper — bring your cameras! -Make your own New Year’s party hat -Write your wish for 2019 and add it to our “wishing chain” -Be a part of the annual Garden tradition: “Rolling in the New Year” by rolling down the hill to the Cochrane Rose Garden. -Those who attend…

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January 2019

$8 – $13

GardenFest for Fidos

January 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dogs can enjoy the holiday lights at GardenFest for Fidos! Leashed dogs are allowed on these select Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights nights: Thursday, December 6, 2018 and Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Please go to our website to read our rules and guidelines for visiting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with dogs. Regular Garden admission; $2 suggested “pet admission” benefiting the Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed and current on a rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the…

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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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