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May 2018
$8 - $13

National Public Gardens Day

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Regular Garden admission On National Public Gardens Day, a day designed to promote awareness of public gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will open its historic Bloemendaal House to the public (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) with free tours by knowledgeable Garden Guides (regular admission is required).

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My Travels Through Art, New Work by Jay Sharpe

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will feature Jay Sharpe, a renowned jewelry Richmond based artist, in the Spotlight Gallery with an exhibit entitled “My Travels through Art, New Work by Jay Sharpe.” Opening on Friday, May 11 at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road, an artist reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will be on display until June 15, 2018. Mr. Sharpe has had a very…

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$125

NAMI-CVA Charity Golf Tournament

May 14

Come join us for a day of fun that supports an amazing cause! All proceeds benefit NAMI-CVA and support our dedicated efforts to promote recovery and improve the quality of life for Central Virginians affected by mental illness. Captain’s Choice Format 11:30 AM Registration, 1 PM Tee Time $125 per golfer includes golf cart, lunch, dinner, 2 tickets for beer, water, or available nonalcoholic drinks, and 2 mulligans Prizes Galore! Hole-In-One, Longest Putt On Hole 13, Closest To The Pin,…

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Corporate & Foundation Funding/Grants

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This session will explore the steps necessary to ensure your agency is “grant ready” and will offer a broad over view of the grants processes that link directly to the fundraising cycle.

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6th Annual Community Engagement Institute

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm

The 2018 Community Engagement Institute (#CEI2018) will be held May 15 and 16 at VCU ASPiRE, located at 835 West Grace Street. Sessions will focus on skill-building and networking opportunities in service-learning, community-engaged research and university-community partnerships.

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6th Annual Community Engagement Institute

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm

The 2018 Community Engagement Institute (#CEI2018) will be held May 15 and 16 at VCU ASPiRE, located at 835 West Grace Street. Sessions will focus on skill-building and networking opportunities in service-learning, community-engaged research and university-community partnerships.

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6th Annual Community Engagement Institute

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm

The 2018 Community Engagement Institute (#CEI2018) will be held May 15 and 16 at VCU ASPiRE, located at 835 West Grace Street. Sessions will focus on skill-building and networking opportunities in service-learning, community-engaged research and university-community partnerships.

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Free

FREE Training: Domestic Violence in the Workplace

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Participants will learn the basics of domestic violence, how domestic violence spills over into the workplace, how to support employees experiencing domestic violence, and the role and responsibilities companies have in protecting employees and addressing the issue. Training will be presented by Bill Lightfoot, Lightfoot Consulting Associates and James House staff. The training room is on the 2nd floor and requires walking stairs. Check in will begin at 9:45 am. Training will run from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

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Free - $5

Genetically Modified – Food For Thought

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What are GMOs? How are they made? What are their risks and benefits? Talk about it with a local scientist and a room full of other curious citizens when Dr. Angie Hilliker walks into an RVA brewery. Dr. Hilliker has played pool with a Nobel Prize Winner, plays the flute and piccolo in the UR Wind Ensemble, teaches the intricacies of yeast fermentation in the UR’s Beer Brewer Professional Certificate Program, and enjoys sour beers. Her bread and butter is…

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Drink to Donate | VHA Spring Happy Hour!

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join VHA at Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5-7 pm for a spring happy hour! Garden Grove has generously agreed to donate $1 from every beer purchased during the happy hour in addition to 10% of their entire day’s profits to VHA! Come mingle with your housing colleagues and friends, all while supporting our mission to expand housing opportunity and end homelessness in the Commonwealth. We hope to see you there! RSVP…

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$30

CRAIG KARGES “EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY”

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

One night only! International phenomenon Craig Karges presents an evening of Illusions, magic and more – May 16th at 7pm. Tickets are $30 at 804-261-ARTS or www.artsglenallen.com. Craig Karges (seen on The Tonight Show and CNN) dazzles the eye and captivates the mind during his spellbinding performance as tables float, minds are read and metal bends! When the curtain falls, you are not certain whether you’ve been under the spell of a wonderful illusion… or you have witnessed an extraordinary…

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Free

Blood Drive – American Red Cross @ Crater Community Hospice

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

Crater Community Hospice is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, May 31st from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule your appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and search sponsor code craterhospice. The donation takes 15 minutes. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a…

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Free

Goodwill Works Tour

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on a Goodwill Works Tour! See first-hand how Goodwill empowers individuals through employment and produces economic impact in the Greater Richmond region. The one-hour Goodwill Works tour is the most tangible way to learn how Goodwill refurbishes, recycles or resells everything from electronics to clothing and medical equipment – keeping nearly 40 million pounds from entering local landfills annually. On the tour, you will hear from Goodwill leaders about how our work is transforming lives through the power…

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Free

Game Time for Mental Health

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop by and have fun with table tennis, corn hole, giant Jenga, food and give-aways while learning about mental health resources for Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Free

Lebanese Food Festival

May 18 @ 10:00 am - May 20 @ 8:00 pm

2018 Lebanese Food Festival www.StAnthonyMaroniteChurch.org Date: May 18-20, 2018 Festival@StAnthonyMaroniteChurch.org Time: Friday 10:00 AM-10:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM RAIN OR SHINE ~FREE PARKING AND FREE ADMISSION The Lebanese Food Festival voted The Area’s Favorite Festival looks forward to this year’s annual event! Just wait until you taste the incredible flavors of our Lebanese cuisine. Something for everyone! Free Shuttle and offsite parking available at Markel Inc., 4521Highwoods Parkway. No Pets allowed.

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project:HOMES Fundraiser at The Circuit

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - May 19 @ 1:00 am

Join us Friday, May 18th between 4 pm and 1 am for a fun night at The Circuit Arcade Bar. 15% of all marked tabs will benefit project:HOMES and our “Keep RVA Cool” emergency cooling initiative.

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$10 - $25

Rooted Awakenings

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The dinner theater is back…… Great food, Vendors, and a great presentation featuring: Henrico High School Roots student organization, Natural Hair Club, and Art Students; Taaluma Performance Arts Academy, Isokan Performance Company. The Rooted Awakenings production will take us on a journey into the inner expressions of our young people as they share their voyage of self – knowledge, true self-image, and self – awareness.

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Free

Native Plant Workday

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come on out to Lucille Brown Middle School to help us maintain a native plant bed! We’ll be planting removing weeds from a native plant bed. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional nonprofit focused on building partnerships, connecting people to the Bay, its rivers, and local watersheds, and healing the land and water through hands-on conservation. They have worked with schools, landowners, municipalities to install stormwater best management practices that reduce the amount of stormwater running off…

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Free

dLCV Volunteer Orientation

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

You are invited to a dLCV volunteer orientation on Saturday, May 19 from 10:30 am – Noon. You’ll learn more about our mission, our goals, disability etiquette, and confidentiality. Plus you’ll meet other volunteers and some of our staff! Join us Saturday, May 19 at 10:30 am at 1512 Willow Lawn Drive, Ste 110. I hope to see you there! RSVP to Tina.King@dlcv.org

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$35

Alternate Routes: A Night in Havana

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Purchase your tickets today for Alternate Routes: A Night in Havana, featuring Jose Lorenzo & Timbason la Original. Join us for this special public concert as part of our gala, and help support RPAA’s artistic and educational programming. The concert takes place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The theatre will come alive as we are transported to the streets of Havana through the rhythmic beats…

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Free

Explore the Outdoors 2018

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Make tracks to Huguenot Park and the studios of the Community Idea Stations on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 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 are co-hosting a special day in the park to give children and their families plenty of exciting outdoor experiences. Over fifty local community groups with expertise…

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$160.00

2018 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference

May 21 - May 22

Time is running out to register!!! Where else can you get training from industry experts at 36 workshops over two days, two breakfasts, two lunches, and outstanding keynote speakers? The Virginia Volunteerism Conference is Virginia’s leading conference for organizations and individuals making a difference in their communities! Visit virginiaservice.virginia.gov for more information!

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4th Annual Davis & Green Tug of War Benefiting The Doorways

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our friends at Davis & Green Electrical are hosting their 4th Annual Tug-of War benefiting The Doorways! Your sponsorship of $1,000 will put you into the bracket to go head-to-head against some of RVA’s favorite (and strongest) companies. This two-part family-friendly event includes food, drinks, music and, of course, brawn…all for a great cause! The first event (May 21st) will take place at Davis & Green and the championships (June 21st) will take place on the field at The Diamond…

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Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame Recognition Event

May 22 @ 2:00 am

Join others as Chesterfield residents, age 60+, are recognized for their outstanding volunteer service to the community. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Council on Aging and Senior Advocate’s Office

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St. Michael Toastmasters

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where Leaders are Made.

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Free

CVCWCA Monthly Meeting 5/22/2018

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

NOTE: Details of the Members Only June meeting will be discussed. Expert, collector, and great supporter of all interested in Civil War era head gear Kenny Bage will share his knowledge. Kenny’s presentations are always punctuated with amazing examples. Bring your own examples, questions, and anecdotes for a lively discussion and fun. See Facebook.

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$8 - $13

TŌRŌ NAGASHI FLOATING LANTERN FESTIVAL

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TORO NAGASHI: FLOATING LANTERN EVENING Wednesday, August 1, 5-10 p.m. on Lake Sydnor. See hundreds of lanterns float on our lake. More details coming soon!

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$8 - $13

BUTTERFLIES TAKE FLIGHT FEATURING HOST OF SPARROWS AERIAL CIRCUS

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bring a blanket and spread out on the lawn to watch aerialists from Host of Sparrows interpret the life cycle of a blue morpho butterfly while suspended from one of the Garden’s large oak trees. Before or after the performance, visit the real blue morpho butterflies in M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! • Location: Flagler Lawn Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. (45-minute performances); Rain date: Sunday, June 24 (same time/location)

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Strayer University Toastmasters

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where Leaders are Made

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$15 - $40

Preludes

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

On the surface this head-trippy musical fantasia covers the three years of writers block and the hypnotherapy treatment that Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff underwent after the disastrous premiere of his Symphony No. 1 in D Minor. But beneath the surface is creator Dave Malloy’s innovative probings about genius, success/failure, parallel universes, and the process of making art that’s told in a collage of musical styles from klezmer to punk rock.

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