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January 2020

Free

We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia

January 13 @ 9:00 am - December 5 @ 5:00 pm

The coming year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution guaranteeing women’s right to vote. The story of Virginia’s suffragists and their contributions to the fight for woman suffrage is little known. “We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia” reveals how women created two statewide organizations to win the right to vote. Virginia suffragists were a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women who have largely been forgotten. They were artists and writers, business and professional…

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February 2020

Free

Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop

February 1 - June 14

Inspired by the archive of Richmond native Louis Draper, VMFA has organized an unprecedented exhibition that chronicles the first twenty years of the Kamoinge Workshop, a group of African American photographers he helped to found in 1963. More than 180 photographs by fifteen of the early members—Anthony Barboza, Adger Cowans, Danny Dawson, Roy DeCarava, Louis Draper, Al Fennar, Ray Francis, Herman Howard, Jimmie Mannas Jr., Herb Randall, Herb Robinson, Beuford Smith, Ming Smith, Shawn Walker, and Calvin Wilson—reveal the vision…

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Free

“Unfinished Business”

February 24 @ 9:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of ethnicity, age, or other factors. Unfinished Business explores the continuing struggle to provide access to the vote, the most powerful tool of the people’s voice. View on the 2nd Floor of the Library during normal business hours.

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May 2020

$195

Digital Media Strategies for the COVID-19 Crisis

May 18 @ 12:00 am - June 18 @ 11:59 pm

A new online course designed to help your business or institution effectively communicate with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic is open for registration. Digital Media Strategies for the COVID-19 Crisis is presented by the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, in partnership with the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education. The course is being offered for academic credit as an independent study for undergraduate students and is open to VCU and VCU Health employees. It is…

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June 2020

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 2021-22 Visual Arts Fellowship

June 1 @ 12:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and has awarded nearly $5.5 million to Virginia’s artists since the program’s creation 80 years ago. Awards are offered to: – Professional artists: $8000 – Full-time graduate students in the visual arts or art history: $6000 –…

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Free

Ashland Strawberry Faire, Inc.

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Faire is a traditional celebration to promote the community and celebrate the strawberry harvest. The Faire is held in June, on the campus of Randolph-Macon College campus. The Faire is a free, community and family-oriented event during which non-profit groups raise funds and offer something for everyone. There are vendors selling arts, crafts, plants, and antiques to the thousands who attend. There are local businesses featured from Ashland and Hanover. The proceeds from the Faire provide scholarships and grants…

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$49

Biblical Problem Solving

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How Deep are you will to go? This is an advanced discipleship course, helping you to Bridge the gap between faith and life. https://www.cctcinc.org/courses

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FREE

Science Pub RVA | TRUST

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Say cheers virtually and join other curious minds online for the next installment of Science Pub RVA. We’ll be talking about trust, both on personal and societal levels. Hear about trust in intimate relationships from a Randolph-Macon College clinical psychologist and discuss the timely topic of trust in science with a nationally-known PEW researcher. Along the way, we’ll play a few quick games and you’ll learn a bit about your fellow pub patrons.

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FREE

POSTPONED “A Public Calamity” Panel Discussion with Ed Ayers

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

*POSTPONED *As Virginia and other states plan to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Future of America’s Past looks for lessons from history with their new short “A Public Calamity.” The short examines Richmond’s response to the 1918 flu pandemic — a global health crisis that killed more than 50 million people worldwide, and more Americans than all 20th- and 21st-century wars combined. Join us for a Facebook Live discussion on June 10th at 7:00pm as show…

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Free

FREE: Zoom for Learning, Working, and Socializing

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series: Join VCU to explore Zoom features that you can use to learn, work, and socialize while keeping Zoombombers at bay. Presenter: David Morefield, VCU, Manager of Video Production and Teleconferencing All sessions in this annual series from June through October 2020 will be held via the Zoom platform. You will be provided with a link where you can connect through your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android Device. Sessions are a great way for you…

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Free

CVCWCA June 23, 2020 Annual MEMBER Mini Show

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Central Virginia Civil War Collectors Association will hold its MEMBER Annual Mini Show.

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July 2020

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Day Trip to Robert Russa Moton Museum”

July 8

Session #3: Farmville, Virginia’s former Robert Russa Moton High School, now a National Historic Landmark and museum, is the student birthplace of America’s Civil Rights Revolution. Dreamed by 16-year-old Barbara Johns, the 1951 Moton Student Strike produced three-fourths of the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the landmark Supreme Court decision desegregating U.S. schools. From 1959 to 1964, Prince Edward County closed their public schools to avoid integration. The Supreme Court in Griffin v. Prince Edward (1964) ordered…

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Free

FREE: VCU Clinical Trials and COVID-19

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series: Ever wonder what clinical trials are and how they make a difference? Join us to learn more about VCU clinical trials and what is happening related to COVID-19. We’ll also share how you and your family can get involved. Presenter: Lisa Balance, MA, CCP, CPW, VCU, Director of Clinical Research and Compliance All sessions in this annual series from June through October 2020 will be held via the Zoom platform. You will be provided with…

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August 2020

Free

FREE: Ageism in the COVID-19 Era

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series: The nickname “Boomer Remover” for the COVID-19 pandemic highlights age discrimination in meme form. Join us to explore how to foster a culture of inclusion that inhibits an “us versus them” mentality. Presenter: Tracey Gendron, MS, Ph.D., VCU, Chair and Associate Professor of Gerontology All sessions in this annual series from June through October 2020 will be held via the Zoom platform. You will be provided with a link where you can connect through your…

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Free

CVCWCA August 25, 2020 Monthly Meeting

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Central Virginia Civil War Collectors Association will hold its monthly meeting featuring Rod Coddington on the topic of Civil War images of nurses.

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September 2020

Peter Carmichael presents: “The Hicksford Raid” hosted by Pamplin Historical Park

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

Speaker Peter Carmichael will discuss “The Hicksford Raid”. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month (except June, July, and August) at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals who are already members of Pamplin Historical Park can become members of PCWRT for $20.00. Non-members can attend for $5.00 each meeting. Call (804) 861-2408 for more information.

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Creating an Upstander Culture”

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Session #4: As demographics in the workplace become more diverse, more organizations are considering how an upstander culture can help employees from different backgrounds work effectively together. In this workshop, participants will explore the concept and best practices of an upstander culture to eliminate bias and prejudice in the workplace. Attendees will leave with increased knowledge about the skills and an action plan to speak up and speak out. Through the Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN), the Virginia Center for Inclusive…

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Free

FREE: Finding Trusted Health Information

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series: Join us to learn how you can access the VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library resources and Medline Plus. From the latest information on COVID-19 to managing chronic conditions, VCU’s health and wellness librarian will guide you on how to find trusted health information. Presenter: Dana Ladd, Ph.D., VCU, Community Health Education Center Librarian All sessions in this annual series from June through October 2020 will be held via the Zoom platform. You will…

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Free

CVCWCA September 22,, 2020 Monthly Meeting

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Central Virginia Civil War Collectors Association will welcome back Rusty Hicks. Rusty Hicks will be back to discuss the flag of the 8th Georgia Infantry. The National Park Service provides background on the regiment: 8th Infantry Regiment as organized by Colonel F.S. Bartow during the spring of 1861. All of its companies had seen prior military service in the Georgia militia and were from Rome, Savannah, and Atlanta, and the counties of Greene, Echols, Pulaski, and Floyd. Early in…

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$90

Beyond Bags!

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For the last 13 years, CancerLINC has held a signature silent and live auction of handbags. Past events have featured handbags from celebrities, such as actress Sarah Jessica Parker and noted designer Thaddeus Du Bois. ​

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October 2020

$175.00

Brave New Girl Conference

October 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning and growing with confidence through the adolescent years can be a challenge for girls given the tremendous developmental changes they face and the added external pressures they feel in a rapidly changing world. With evolving career opportunities, new ways of thinking about identity, an ever-diversifying population, real and perceived polarization in our communities, and the pressure of social media, knowing how to challenge and support our girls can feel overwhelming. You aren’t alone! Join Orchard House School as we…

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$50

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series Presents Tim Wise

October 13 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The first session of this year’s series EQUITY: FROM CONCEPT TO ACTION Join us as we explore equity, what it means, how it affects us and most importantly, how we can implement practices that yield thriving communities. Community leaders have the desire and charge to increase opportunities for families and children, yet often efforts are dampened by systemic inequities based on race, gender and economic status. These are not issues of the past. This year the Lora M. Robins Speaker…

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Dominion Energy Charity Classic

October 16 - October 18

The Dominion Energy Charity Classic, a PGA TOUR Champions playoff event, will be held October 16-18 at The Country Club of Virginia, James River Course.

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$14

WIND, WAVES AND LIGHT: ART IN MOTION BY GEORGE SHERWOOD

October 18

Opening date pending – Oct. 18, 2020 Wind, Waves and Light: Art in Motion by George Sherwood This unconventional exhibition features large-scale, stainless steel sculptures that move and change with the wind. View the sculptures and learn more about their connections to art, science, and nature. An artist and engineer, George Sherwood creates kinetic sculptures that evoke shimmering leaves, flocks of birds, schools of fish, and waves of light and water. American sculptor George Sherwood explores aesthetic systems of space,…

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Free

FREE ONLINE EVENT: VCU Digital Badging

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series: Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, or learning outcome that can be shared and verified in real-time, online. Join us to learn more about the benefits of digital badges, and how to demonstrate your skills in a new way. Presenter: Michael Huffman, Ph.D., VCU, Director of the Office of Continuing and Professional Education All sessions in this annual series from June through October 2020 will be held via the Zoom platform. You…

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Free

CVCWCA October 27, 2020 MEMBER Field Trip

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Central Virginia Civil War Collectors Association will hold its MEMBER Annual Field Trip to the American Civil War Museum.

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November 2020

$50

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series Presents Hugh Vasquez

November 3 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The second session of this year’s series EQUITY: FROM CONCEPT TO ACTION Join us as we explore equity, what it means, how it affects us and most importantly, how we can implement practices that yield thriving communities. Community leaders have the desire and charge to increase opportunities for families and children, yet often efforts are dampened by systemic inequities based on race, gender and economic status. These are not issues of the past. This year the Lora M. Robins Speaker…

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Virginia Inclusion Summit

November 16 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Virginia Inclusion Summit, presented by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, will bring together workplace professionals, government employees, and higher education students and administrators for a day of learning, sharing, and connecting. The program will include dynamic keynote speakers and interactive breakout sessions, along with opportunities to network across sectors. Attendees will be able to participate in conversations with their peer group and have opportunities to work across cohorts to come up with innovative solutions to challenges they face.…

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$50

Lora M. Robins Speaker Series presents Nikole Hannah-Jones

November 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The final session of this year’s series EQUITY: FROM CONCEPT TO ACTION Join us as we explore equity, what it means, how it affects us and most importantly, how we can implement practices that yield thriving communities. Community leaders have the desire and charge to increase opportunities for families and children, yet often efforts are dampened by systemic inequities based on race, gender and economic status. These are not issues of the past. This year the Lora M. Robins Speaker…

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Free

CVCWCA November 24, 2020 Monthly Meeting

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Central Virginia Civil War Collectors Association will welcome back Craig Bell. The topic will be the role of the Richmond firm of Mitchell & Tyler in outfitting the Confederacy.

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