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August 2019

Free

Literary Virginia Book Group

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Read and discuss the best of today’s Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, join us for a book discussion with light refreshments, additional historical context, and even occasional author visits. This month, discuss “Unsheltered,” by Barbara Kingsolver (a fiction finalist for the 2019 People’s Choice Awards), and pick up September’s book, “Jefferson’s Daughters,” by Catherine Kerrison (a nonfiction finalist for the 2019 People’s…

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$10 – $30

The Verge

August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John Randolph Bessenger is dead. You and seven other guests have been gathered to fulfill his last wish — and as possible beneficiaries of Bessenger’s vast ice cream condiments fortune, you are eager to attend. As the evening unfurls, led by Bessenger’s former personal assistant Virgil, it becomes clear the old man left behind far more than just money and chopped nuts — puzzles, revelations, and a choice that will change one man’s life forever. THE VERGE is an interactive…

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$35

VSAE SIG-a-Palooza

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a breakfast buffet followed by gatherings of VSAE’s Shared Interest Groups (SIGs). These member-led groups are organized around areas of interest and offer a forum for you to learn from your peers about the challenges you face. Though SIG meetings are usually limited to VSAE members, this annual event is open to anyone interested in seeing what a VSAE SIG is all about. Whether you are a CEO or senior staff of an association; a meeting planner;…

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$10 – $30

The Verge

August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John Randolph Bessenger is dead. You and seven other guests have been gathered to fulfill his last wish — and as possible beneficiaries of Bessenger’s vast ice cream condiments fortune, you are eager to attend. As the evening unfurls, led by Bessenger’s former personal assistant Virgil, it becomes clear the old man left behind far more than just money and chopped nuts — puzzles, revelations, and a choice that will change one man’s life forever. THE VERGE is an interactive…

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Free

Dogwood Dell Summer Concert

August 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ezibu Muntu will perform at Dogwood Dell

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$20 – $25

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP Historic Census Records at the Library of Virginia

August 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

United States Census records provide a framework for initial genealogical research as well as offering significant clues to comprehending a bigger picture of a person’s life—his or her family relations, community, migrations, and livelihood. Led by Library staff members Mary Clark (director of acquisitions and access management), Kevin Shupe (archivist), and John Deal (editor), this workshop will illuminate the particulars of each census, suggesting potential search strategies, tips for finding missing ancestors, and ways to mine the census for more…

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$5

WRIR 97.3 FM and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Nine – NIGHT #2

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Nine is a celebration of all things Richmond music. Ten bands over two weekends at two venues for ten bucks! Not only are you supporting the local scene, you are supporting Richmond Independent Radio – WRIR 97.3 FM. The first night is on August 3 at Gallery 5. The second night is on August 10 at The Camel. NIGHT 1: VV, Washers, Warrington, HotSpit, Lounge Lizzard NIGHT 2: Opin, Young Scum, Gnawing,…

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$10 – $20

The Elephant in the Room

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Unapologetically Indian, Priyanka Shetty examines otherness, time, death, and the forces that build and break us in her solo performance THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. In her one-hour solo performance, Shetty navigates her difficult transition from deeply-embedded roots in India to finding context and common ground in the U.S. She’ll share her experiences with an intimate audience of twenty-five seated on the stage with her, and together we’ll explore the origins of difference and how they can be transformed into…

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Free

Suicide Prevention Benefit Concert and Walk Kickoff

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us to #SopSuicide at our free concert featuring Saddled Jack, Bethany Gates, and One Fell Swoop. A portion of beer sales will be donated to AFSP. Paint ‘n Play RVA will be onsite with activities for the kids, also with a portion of proceeds going to AFSP. Paint tickets available at http://bit.ly/kidspaintrva.

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Canines Uncorked

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Canines Uncorked is a fun event to raise funds for CARE to continue its lifesaving work for homeless and neglected animals. Held at Ashton Creek Vineyard in Chester, our event will feature award winning wines, amazing food, live music from several Richmond area bands, awesome prizes and adorable dogs available for adoption!

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$10 – $20

The Elephant in the Room

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Unapologetically Indian, Priyanka Shetty examines otherness, time, death, and the forces that build and break us in her solo performance THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. In her one-hour solo performance, Shetty navigates her difficult transition from deeply-embedded roots in India to finding context and common ground in the U.S. She’ll share her experiences with an intimate audience of twenty-five seated on the stage with her, and together we’ll explore the origins of difference and how they can be transformed into…

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Hiring, Training & Retaining Good People

August 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Maintaining a strong cohesive team of employees is always on the mind of a small business owner. A key employee’s departure can impact a small company in many ways. When a good employee leaves, productivity sinks, morale suffers and colleagues struggle with increased workloads. It can be costly to your business, and can be time consuming to rehire for the open position. Come join us on August 15th from 8:30 – 11:30 as we conduct an interactive three panel discussion…

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$150

Grant Writing, 3-Part Series

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

*NOTE: This is a 3-Part Series Session 1- August 13, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (location for session 1 only) Session 2- August 20, Community Foundation Session 3- August 27, Community Foundation This is an introductory series on the basic principles and practice of good grant writing. We will review the critical aspect of researching funders to match funding opportunities with the programs and activities of your nonprofit, as well as strategies for approaching funders. We cover the essential elements of…

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$5

Words on Fire: Happy Hour Poetry

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Break out of the work week routine with a dose of hot verse at Firehouse! Featuring a showcase poet, an open mic sign up for those with a verse or two to drop themselves, and a cash bar with happy hour specials, it’s a great way to make the most of a long day. Come catch the night on fire with us!

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$10 – $30

The Verge

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John Randolph Bessenger is dead. You and seven other guests have been gathered to fulfill his last wish — and as possible beneficiaries of Bessenger’s vast ice cream condiments fortune, you are eager to attend. As the evening unfurls, led by Bessenger’s former personal assistant Virgil, it becomes clear the old man left behind far more than just money and chopped nuts — puzzles, revelations, and a choice that will change one man’s life forever. THE VERGE is an interactive…

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Women In Leadership Navigating the Workplace”

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Women in Leadership are often faced with challenges that their male counterparts may not experience. During this session participants will consider how women in leadership roles in business and other sectors leverage their skills and abilities to attain and maintain success in today’s complicated workplace. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Staff.

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$15

A Night of Chamber Music with Mike Goldberg & Friends

August 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A Night of Chamber Music with Mike Goldberg & Friends August 14, 2019 | 7:30-9:00 PM Community Idea Stations WCVE, Studio A 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235 $15/General Admission $8/Students Enjoy selections from Brahms, Beethoven, and other chamber music from the Romantic era. Featuring Charles Staples on piano, Rebecca Gilmore on cello, and Mike Goldberg on clarinet. Dessert reception included. Register online at: ideastations.org/chamber Hosted by WCVE Music 107.3 and 93.1 FM

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$10 – $30

The Verge

August 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John Randolph Bessenger is dead. You and seven other guests have been gathered to fulfill his last wish — and as possible beneficiaries of Bessenger’s vast ice cream condiments fortune, you are eager to attend. As the evening unfurls, led by Bessenger’s former personal assistant Virgil, it becomes clear the old man left behind far more than just money and chopped nuts — puzzles, revelations, and a choice that will change one man’s life forever. THE VERGE is an interactive…

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Fundraising Concert to Benefit Crater Community Hospice

August 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A benefit concert featuring Cora Harvey-Armstrong and The Spiritual Harmonizers will raise funds to support Crater Community Hospice’s in-home respite program will be held at Gillfield Baptist church, 209 Perry Street starting at 8 p.m. The concert is free to attend and a love offering will be collected during the concert to benefit the in-home respite program.

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$29 – $39

Hiring, Training & Retaining Good People

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Maintaining a strong cohesive team of employees is always on the mind of a small business owner. A key employee’s departure can impact a small company in many ways. When a good employee leaves, productivity sinks, morale suffers and colleagues struggle with increased workloads. It can be costly to your business, and can be time consuming to rehire for the open position. Come join us on August 15th from 8:30 – 11:30 as we conduct an interactive three panel discussion…

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Free

Memory Café

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday, August 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Memory Café Great Hope Baptist Church 2101 Venable Street, Richmond, VA 23223

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Free

Goodwill Works Tour

August 15 @ 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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$10 – $15

The Slack Family Bluegrass Band

August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The SLACK FAMILY began life over 20 years ago performing in the streets and back alleys of Richmond to enthusiastic, bar-hopping listeners. Today, this family of “brothers from different mothers” is creating energetic, diverse and infectious music featuring three part vocal harmonies and a wide variety of influences that give more than a nod to the way “it used to was”. This blend of traditional, contemporary and original tunes with mass appeal for all ages renders music their fans affectionately…

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Buzz’n & Weav’n

August 17 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate National Honey Bee Day over the entire weekend with us. The Buzz’n & Weav’n event pays homage to beekeepers whose labors insure that we have bees to pollinate crops while also exploring the art of hand spinning natural fibers from animals over the centuries. Programs will include a bee petting zoo by Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association and Haley’s Honey Meadery will have mead, honey and bee pollen to share with visitors as they also explain the process to…

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$60

Youth Triathlon

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

We want to see your child run, swim, and bike their way to success! Endorphin Fitness and Live Red Foundation are partnering again with Virginia Home for Boys and Girls to host the 8th Annual Youth Triathlon. The race is open to boys and girls ages 5-14 years. The race features a pool swim, bike course, and a run on level playing fields located on VHBG’s 30+ acre campus in Henrico County. In addition, Endorphin will offer a 4-day youth…

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Free

Closing Artist Talks for July/August Exhibitions

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present artist talks by the July/August exhibitors featuring artists Adam Bradley, Nick Candela, Jennifer Printz, and Martha Prideaux. The closing talk will take place on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. This event will be Free and Open to the Public. In the Main Gallery, Adam Bradley presents Vulnerable and Predatory. This body of work is a response to feelings of grief, isolation and the powerlessness of loss. Bradley’s figures are shown…

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Free

Closing Artist Talks for July/August Exhibitions

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present artist talks by the July/August exhibitors featuring artists Adam Bradley, Nick Candela, Jennifer Printz, and Martha Prideaux. The closing talk will take place on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. This event will be Free and Open to the Public. In the Main Gallery, Adam Bradley presents Vulnerable and Predatory. This body of work is a response to feelings of grief, isolation and the powerlessness of loss. Bradley’s figures are shown…

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$10 – $25

Obsessed and Undressed: A Burlesque Tribute to Cult Films and Television

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Burlesque Right Meow presents Obsessed and Undressed: A Burlesque Tribute to Cult Films and Television Sun, Aug 18 @ 7pm $15 in advance / $20 day of ​ $25 VIP tickets (includes reserved seating in the front two rows, a signed cast poster, complimentary raffle ticket, & a souvenir from Burlesque Right Meow! In Advance only.) We’ve got movie sign! It’s time to pay loving tribute to the celluloid obsessions that made us the naked artists we are today. We’re…

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$29 – $39

Beginners Guide to Using Quickbooks

August 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

his workshop will go over the basics with Quickbooks 2015 or newer. Learn how to set up Quickbooks, get around in the application, learn about the Customer Center, the Vendor Center, banking and reporting. This workshop will take place on August 20, 2019 from 8:00 – 10 AM. IMPORTANT NOTE: You will need to bring your laptop with Quickbooks already installed.

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Second Stage Performance of “Shrek the Musical”

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage! Join Shrek and his sidekick, Donkey, as they set off to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower guarded by the lovesick fire-breathing dragon. The family friendly musical mixes adventure, laughter and romance to prove there’s more to the story than meets the ears! Artistic Direction by…

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