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March 2021

$8 – $14

M&T Bank RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature

March 31 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

NOW – OCTOBER 31, 2021 We will celebrate the spring season with thousands and thousands of flowering cherries, daffodils, tulips and other springtime favorites. We have planted more than 33,000 spring bulbs this year! Throughout the seasons, look for educational displays highlighting native plants and insects, water, ephemeral art and much more. Enjoy the sweet sounds of nature. Feel the gentle breezes take flight through the trees. Breathe deeply in the fresh forest air. Smell newly opened blooms and earthy…

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April 2021

Free

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank

April 13 - October 24

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is a fundraising platform, operating in conjunction with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, that gives charitable organizations the opportunity to receive a 10% bonus on charitable contributions. Participating charities will receive all donations collected on their behalf, minus credit card fees for online donations, plus the additional 10% in various payment distributions throughout the year. All bonus funds will be included in the December distribution. (Maximum bonus of $10,000 per charity; $125,000 for the…

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Free

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank

April 13 @ 8:00 am - October 24 @ 11:59 pm

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is back! Register now to receive a 10% bonus on charitable contributions.  Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is a fundraising platform, operating in conjunction with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, a PGA TOUR Champions playoff event, that gives charitable organizations the opportunity to receive a 10% bonus on charitable contributions. Participating charities will receive all gifts collected on their behalf, minus credit card fees, plus the additional 10% in three payments throughout the…

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May 2021

$8 – $14

THE SECRET LIVES OF BUGS NATIVE INVERTEBRATE MICRO EXHIBIT

May 11 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 2:00 pm

Included with regular Garden admission. Advanced online tickets are required. Saturday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through October. Secret Lives of Bugs! Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as we reveal the secret lives of bugs! The Garden features an educational display of live insects and other invertebrates, highlighting the fascinating life…

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June 2021

$14

M&T Bank RESTORE

June 15 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 2:00 pm

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself through the healing power of nature.

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$14

The Secret Life of Bugs

June 15 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 2:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as we reveal the secret lives of bugs!

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August 2021

Free

Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community

August 31, 2021 @ 9:00 am - January 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

“Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community,” a unique exhibition of photographs at the Library of Virginia, celebrates the extraordinary cultural diversity found within a single community in Northern Virginia. Columbia Pike originated in the 19th century as a toll road connecting rural Virginia with the nation’s capital. Today, the Columbia Pike corridor is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the nation, and possibly in the world. More than 130 languages are spoken in Arlington County, with the…

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September 2021

Free

Volunteer Trail Counts

September 16

FOLAR conducts biannual volunteer trail counts along the Appomattox River Trail to gather vital data about biking and walking activity. This data is used to improve planning and design of future trails for all of us to use. HOW IT WORKS. Volunteers choose a day/time (or two) and location(s) from the list of sites and then count and document the number of people walking and biking along their trail section for a 2-hour period.

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$8 – $14

FLOWERS AFTER 5

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Relax on Thursday evenings June through September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks available online. Please note advance online tickets are required. Tickets are online-only (no walk-ups.) The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. and online food sales end at 8 p.m. Please see our website for the full musical lineup.

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FREE

LEWIS GINTER FALL PLANTFEST PLANT SALE

September 17 - September 18

Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. One of Central Virginia’s most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors and knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants! Fall PlantFest is held outside in Parking Lot C at the Garden (no admission fee or ticket necessary.) If attending Fall PlantFest, please wear a mask; all vendors, volunteers and customers will be required to wear face-coverings. We will be practicing physical distancing when possible. Due to COVID,…

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Free

Lewis Ginter Fall PlantFest

September 17 @ 9:00 am - September 18 @ 3:00 pm

One of Central Virginia’s most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors and knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants!

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$750

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Training (SIP)

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

SPIRITUALLY INTEGRATED PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING Sept. 17 & 18 and Sept. 24 & 25 and October 1, 2021 Online Join The Rev. Roosevelt Brown, D.Min., LMFT, Chief of Chaplain Service for Hampton VAMC and The Rev. Douglas M. Thorpe, Ph.D., LPC, Executive Director for the Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care for the educational program, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Training.Schedule: Friday and Saturday, September 17 & 18, 9:00 – 4:00 Friday and Saturday, September 24 & 25, 9:00 – 4:00: Friday, October 1,…

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$95 – $100

Ladybug Fund Winetasting and Silent Auction

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the Ladybug Fund Winetasting and Silent Auction where you can sample a variety of imported European and West Coast wines paired with culinary delights. You’ll also enjoy live jazz and craft beer from Midnight Brewery. The highly anticipated silent auction will feature exceptional wines for bid and other sought-after items. Proceeds provide life-fulfilling opportunities for children and youth in SOAR365 programs.

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Free

Volunteer Trail Counts

September 18

FOLAR conducts biannual volunteer trail counts along the Appomattox River Trail to gather vital data about biking and walking activity. This data is used to improve planning and design of future trails for all of us to use. HOW IT WORKS. Volunteers choose a day/time (or two) and location(s) from the list of sites and then count and document the number of people walking and biking along their trail section for a 2-hour period.

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$100

Hiring Right the First Time

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This full-day course will teach participants how to make their organizations competitive in their hiring process to ensure that they can source the best candidates for their important work. Participants will leave the class with an overview of the full hiring process— job description, outreach and recruiting, interviewing, and hiring. Equity-based hiring will be foundational to all aspects of the class.

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Red Shoe Rendezvous

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - September 21 @ 6:00 pm

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Richmond’s 2021 Red Shoe Rendezvous will feature a gala on Monday, September 20th and golf tournament on Tuesday, September 21st at The Dominion Club in Short Pump. This year’s theme of “There’s One Place Like Home” will feature elements from the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. Red Shoe Rendezvous is our largest fundraising event of the year, bringing together advocates, sponsors and community leaders for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our hope is to raise the…

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Free

STATEWIDE Virtual Support Group for Persons with Brain Injury and Family Caregivers

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A monthly, online support group available to anyone in Virginia who has experienced a brain injury and anyone in Virginia who is a family member and caregiver for a person with a brain injury.

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Free

Make Room For Diversity, Professionally

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Open Mic Network presents: Business Diversity and Inclusion Series This 4 part series features local and regional subject experts, CEOs, educators and community leaders. Speakers and panelists will interact with attendees through conversations around the various diversity and inclusion practices and processes, in everyday business, personal and social aspects, that shape our lives.

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Free

Common Ground Virginia History Book Group

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Read and discuss compelling nonfiction books handpicked by Library staff that explore Virginia history, society, and culture. This month, we’ll discuss “No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice” by Karen L. Cox. Next month, we’ll discuss “Dopesick” by Beth Macy. Check your local public library or the FindItVA OverDrive collection to borrow titles, or purchase through the Virginia Shop or other online retailers. We invite attendees to sign up for our monthly email list. Get…

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$20

A Ribbon of Hope: Giving Life to Darkness

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

stage play fundraiser

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$100

Building a Strategic Planning Roadmap

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This full-day course will help participants understand and think through how the key components of a strategic planning process might play out for their organization. Participants will leave the course with increased clarity on the critical aspects of strategic planning; the choices, decisions, and actions that make each planning process unique and appropriate; and the beginnings of a roadmap they can take back to their organization.

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$8 – $14

FIDOS AFTER 5

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets for Fidos After 5 will be limited and timed tickets will be required for all guests, including members. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA for Fidos After 5 on these special nights (only): June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26, September 9 & 23 where leashed dogs are allowed. Suggested $2 “pet admission” benefits Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed (no retractable leashes) and current on rabies vaccinations. Please visit our website…

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Free

Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond’s Historic Cemeteries

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a virtual discussion of Ryan K. Smith’s new book, “Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond’s Historic Cemeteries.” Richmond holds one of the most dramatic landscapes of death in the nation, and this book offers the first comparative study of its cemeteries from the city’s founding to the present, as well as efforts made toward their preservation. Using a range of archival sources, interviews, and investigations of the sites themselves, Smith traces the disparities between those…

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$30 – $35

WAR IN PIECES

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - October 30 @ 9:00 pm

WAR IN PIECES festival world premieres new plays by David Aldridge, Rachel Landsee, Robert Waldruff, Charles Williamson in partnership with Virginia War Memorial Foundation and Mighty Pen Project Sept 23 – Oct 30, 2021 A one-act festival featuring four new plays written by military veterans about tipping-point moments in their lives when they could have been killed or died. ​ David Aldridge takes us on a ride to a crossroads, when time stops and a choice is made in BONNE…

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$35

Paddle Battle

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Welcoming paddlers of all levels in kayaks, canoes & SUPs to your choice of a 10-Mile Race, 10-Mile Leisure Paddle, or 2-Mile Shorty. Kayak rentals available! Registration includes shuttle, morning snacks, lunch, t-shirt, and NEW handcrafted awards! Event proceeds support Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) conservation and stewardship programs. Parent/Guardian signature required for all persons under 18 years of age. Under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is $35 for paddlers 18 and up, and $30…

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Free

Making History with LVA

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Crowdsource with us! The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more content and research moving online, we seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowdsourcing their contents. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages and historical newspapers by reading the text and typing it into digital form. Join us for a virtual volunteer session to learn how you can help make historical documents more searchable and usable for…

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$125

Vintage Maymont

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrate Maymont like never before at the heart of it all! Sip on wine while sampling the oyster bar overlooking the hills of the estate, savor delicious chef stations while perusing a specially curated auction of Maymont’s delights and relish in the sounds of Amity while strolling through the Mansion lawn. Experience Maymont in a new light at this annual fundraising affair.

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The Rhondells

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music by The Rhondells

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$10

Firehouse Radio Players

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Firehouse Radio Players Sun Sept 26 @ 7:30pm Tickets: $10 advance/$15 day of We’re back! COVID kept us “off the air,” but now the Firehouse Radio Players are rested, vaxxed, and ready to return with all-new “lost classics” from the Golden Age of Radio. For our first stage show in almost two years we’ve prepared a line-up of tongue-in-cheek tales featuring a hapless husband and wife detective duo, the comedy stylings of Orson Welles, and adventure from beyond the stars,…

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$10 – $15

Jazz at the Firehouse

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jazz at the Firehouse Tue Sept 28 @ 7:30pm $10 advance / $15 day of ​Jones/Clarke/Pharr Brian Jones (drums), Daniel Clarke (piano), and Randall Pharr (bass) are musicians based in Richmond, Virginia. They have been performing as a trio since 2003. Currently they have two recordings available at brianjones.bandcamp.com: Drug Piano and A.M. Thrift. Doug Richards Quintet Composer/Arranger Doug Richards is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Music, Virginia Commonwealth University. In 1997 he received the University’s Outstanding Teaching Award.…

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