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June 2019

I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

June 25 @ 9:00 am - June 26 @ 4:30 pm

During this two-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that…

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Free

Senior Connections Public Comment Session for 4-Year Strategic Plan

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Senior Connections is updating its 4-year Area Plan for Aging Services. The agency will host a public comment session for input from the community about priorities, ideas for future directions and transportation needs. You are invited to attend this session and share your input. Please bring a friend or associate.

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July 2019

Independence Day at Pamplin Historical Park

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Thursday, July 4th, come for an Independence Day tribute. See an artillery firing and color guard demonstration. Join us for living history programs and demonstrations by costumed interpreters. See what life was really like for the common Civil War soldier, or explore what life was really like on an authentic 19th century plantation. All events and activities included with Park admission.

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I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 4:30 pm

During this two-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that…

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From Forests to Fields

July 20 @ 10:30 am - July 21 @ 4:00 pm

Join us as we explore the mid-19th century efforts to use wood in civilian products and military construction on July 20-21, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Programs will include several 30-minute woodworking demonstrations at both the Tudor Hall Plantation and the Military Encampment areas. These programs will occur multiple times daily, so that visitors will have several opportunities to view them regardless of when they arrive. Staff in period attire at Tudor Hall will demonstrate woodworking skills…

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Free

Autism Speaks Richmond Walk Kickoff

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us on Wednesday, July 31st for the FREE Autism Speaks Walk Kickoff at the Science Museum of Virginia. Learn about the impact your fundraising has on Autism Speaks’ mission to enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Meet fellow walkers, learn team recruitment and fundraising tips, get more information on incentives, and more. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

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September 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin : “We Were Not Paroled: The Surrender of Lee’s Men beyond Appomattox Court House”

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

Join this month’s guest speaker Caroline Janney, Professor of History of American Civil War at the University of Virginia as she talks about “We Were Not Paroled: The Surrender of Lee’s Men beyond Appomattox Court House”. Dr. Janney is the director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia . A graduate of the University of Virginia’s doctoral program, Janney most recently taught at Purdue University. She is the author of two…

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$27 – $42

10th Anniversary Celebration

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

On September 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM, RPAA will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the opening of Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts (which opened as Richmond CenterStage in 2009). In honor of this milestone, Virginia Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director, Nathaniel Shaw, will bring together our resident companies – City Dance Theatre, Elegba Folklore Society, Latin Ballet of Virginia, Quill Theatre, Richmond Ballet, Richmond Symphony, SPARC, Virginia Opera and Virginia Repertory Theatre for a collaborative performance to celebrate the…

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Free

Annual Free Ice Cream Social

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ANNUAL FREE ICE CREAM SOCIAL Wednesday, September 11th 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chester Baptist Church 4317 School Street Chester, VA 23831 To Kick Off Our Fall 2019 ADVENTURES IN LEARNING PROGRAM (Lifelong Education Classes) Meet our wonderful instructors and learn more about the exciting classes being offered this Fall. Fabulous door prizes will be awarded! Enjoy free ice cream with all the toppings! Have fun, fellowship with old friends, and make new ones.

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$75.00

Better Housing Coalition’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of changing lives and transforming communities through high-quality, affordable housing. Our celebratory luncheon will include keynote speaker Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood and best-selling author of “The Other Wes Moore”; recognize Maurice Jones of LISC as our Groundbreaker Award winner; and feature a panel of affordable housing expects including Wes Moore, Maurice Jones, BHC’s CEO Greta Harris, and new CEO of NeighborWorks America, Marietta Rodriguez. Tickets are $75 each; $85 after August…

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Jacob’s Ladder Oyster Tasting, the 6th Annual

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SAVE the date for Sunday afternoon at Merrior Restaurant eating artisan oysters raised and harvested by the Rappahannock River Oyster Co. with beer, wine, and stew. Sunday, September 23, 2019; 3-5 pm, rain or shine.

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Richmond Autism Speaks Walk

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 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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October 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin: Mr. Bearss “April 1, 1865, Battle of Five Forks”

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October’s Round Table guest speaker is the nationally recognized award-winning author and historian Ed Bearss. Mr. Bearss will be speaking on the “April 1, 1865, Battle of Five Forks”. Mr. Bearss is a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a military historian and author known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II eras. He is also a popular tour guide of historic battlefields for The Smithsonian Associates. Bearss served as Chief Historian…

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Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm attendees can enjoy live music combining a mix of country, folk and top 40 selections. Breweries and various wineries will provide tasting samples. Food and craft vendors will also be present to satisfy any hunger while providing opportunities to purchase locally made products to take home. Tasting tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the gate. Each ticket includes five beer tastings and five wine tastings, along with a collectible beer cup and…

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23rd Annual Civil War Symposium

October 18 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for the 23rd Annual Civil War Symposium at Pamplin Historical Park in 2019 and hear from some of the nation’s greatest Civil War scholars as they talk about “Small Battles, Big Results”. The Symposium begins on Friday night with a reception at the Park where attendees and speakers can meet and enjoy refreshments. Saturday is filled with lectures and opportunities to purchase published works by the speakers for autographs and participation in a silent auction. Sunday will feature…

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$25

Run To The River

October 20 @ 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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$75.00

Art for the Journey – Annual Fundraising Gala

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Art for the Journey on Thursday, October 24, 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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Voices from the Shadows

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - October 26 @ 8:30 pm

Costumed guides portraying “agents of death” will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour through the historic park and Breakthrough Battlefield. At each stop, guests will encounter civilians and soldiers who worked, fought and died at the historic site or in the local area. These and other ghouls will recount their stories and share some of the more macabre and spirit-filled folklore from the past. Tours will be accompanied by sights and sounds that heighten the senses while breaking…

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54th Annual Richmond Humanitarian Awards Dinner

October 28 @ 5:45 pm - October 29 @ 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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November 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin: Hampton Newsome “Grant’s Sixth Petersburg Offensive”

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join this month’s guest speaker Hampton Newsome as he talks about “Grant’s Sixth Petersburg Offensive”. Newsome is an attorney who lives in Arlington, Virginia. Newsome has written two books titled; The Fight for the Old North State: The Civil War in North Carolina, January-May 1864 and Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Pettersburg Campaign, October 1864. the He is also an editor of Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT)…

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December 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin: Stephen Davis “Hood’s Flank Attack at Atlanta, July 22, 1864: Why Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville Succeeded, and Hood’s Did Not”

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

Join us as we welcome Stephen Davis who currently serves as the Book Review editor for the Civil War News. His presentation is titled, “Hood’s Flank Attack at Atlanta, July 22, 1864: Why Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville Succeeded, and Hood’s Did Not.” Steve has been a Civil War buff since the 4th grade. He attended Emory University, and studied under the renowned Civil War historian Bell Wiley. After a Master’s degree in American history from the University of North…

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Tea & Tidings

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A gourmet Holiday tea and tasty treats await adult guests as they enjoy period music while being taught 19th Century etiquette by ladies and gentlemen in period dress. Participants will also learn about the customs and stories of the season during the Civil War era.

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