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October 2020

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Library of Virginia Literary Awards: Nonfiction Discussion Panel

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us as Traci Thomas, host of the podcast The Stacks, moderates a conversation with Nonfiction Award finalists Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of Thick: And Other Essays; Mary M. Lane, author of Hitler’s Last Hostages: Looted Art and the Soul of the Third Reich; and Erik Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis, authors of Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America. The winner will be announced during the Literary Awards Virtual Celebration on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

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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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$10 – $15

CENSUS RECORDS GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP Historic Census Records at the Library of Virginia

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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, migration, and livelihood. Led by Library of Virginia editor John Deal, this workshop will demonstrate research strategies, tips for finding missing ancestors, and ways to mine the census for more information. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

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Free

Art Meets Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts present the Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. This year’s recipient is author Philip J. Deloria for Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract. Join us for a virtual presentation exploring the relationship between literature and the visual arts. This unique award, established in 2013, is named in honor of Mary Lynn Kotz, author of the award-winning biography Rauschenberg: A Life. The award recognizes an outstanding…

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$30

ANN

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ANN by Holland Taylor with Jacqueline Jones directed by Billy Christopher Maupin Wed Sept 16 – Sun Oct 11, 2020 Just in time for what’s probably the most important election of our time, Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the Richmond premiere of Holland Taylor’s ANN. The one-woman show features Jacqueline Jones in the role of Ann Richards, who was a revolutionary figure in American politics. Holland Taylor’s script is an in-depth, humorous, and affectionate portrait of Ann Richards. The…

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Free

23rd Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Virtual Celebration

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the Library of Virginia Literary Awards virtually this year with featured speaker Douglas Brinkley, a U.S. presidential historian and best-selling author, and award-winning Virginia author Adriana Trigiani, who returns as host. This annual event, sponsored by Dominion Energy, attracts library supporters, authors, publishers, and those who enjoy the written word. Links for viewing will be posted on the Library’s calendar and Facebook page.

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$30

ANN

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ANN by Holland Taylor with Jacqueline Jones directed by Billy Christopher Maupin Wed Sept 16 – Sun Oct 11, 2020 Just in time for what’s probably the most important election of our time, Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the Richmond premiere of Holland Taylor’s ANN. The one-woman show features Jacqueline Jones in the role of Ann Richards, who was a revolutionary figure in American politics. Holland Taylor’s script is an in-depth, humorous, and affectionate portrait of Ann Richards. The…

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$30

ANN

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ANN by Holland Taylor with Jacqueline Jones directed by Billy Christopher Maupin Wed Sept 16 – Sun Oct 11, 2020 Just in time for what’s probably the most important election of our time, Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the Richmond premiere of Holland Taylor’s ANN. The one-woman show features Jacqueline Jones in the role of Ann Richards, who was a revolutionary figure in American politics. Holland Taylor’s script is an in-depth, humorous, and affectionate portrait of Ann Richards. The…

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Free

Redlining Richmond, a Virtual Lunch and Learn Presented by HomeAgain RIchmond

October 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Take advantage of this important stakeholder education opportunity! HomeAgain has worked with the Richmond Association of REALTORS and nationally recognized historian Ed Ayers to bring you this excellent educational resource focused on the roots of the housing crisis in this area. This program will offer insight into the causes of some of the issues that HomeAgain is up against in our fight to help people secure and maintain housing. The webinar is open to all who would like to attend!

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Free

Board Connector Fall 2020

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Board Connector brings together community leaders and nonprofit organizations for board service opportunities. This Fall, Board Connector will be hosted in Degy World — an immersive event platform that allows guests to experience Board Connector via Avatar! You can meet, connect and exchange contact information just as IRL. This open-house networking event is free! Register with a friend or colleague and experience Board Connector together in Degy World.

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Free

17TH ANNUAL VOORHEES VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES 17th-Century Maps of Virginia, Maryland & the Southeast, 1590–1720

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us online for a talk by Cassandra Britt Farrell, the senior map archivist in the Library’s Manuscripts and Special Collections Department, on 17th-Century Maps of Virginia, Maryland & the Southeast, 1590–1720. Farrell specializes in maps of Virginia and colonial American history. Captain John Smith’s map of Virginia—considered the “mother” map of Virginia—influenced many European mapmakers as they printed maps of the colony for inclusion in atlases. However, it is not the only 17th-century map of the colony worthy…

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$7 – $12

Garden Glow at Maymont

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous light-filled journey through Maymont, in a NEW LOCATION this year showcasing the historic architecture and gardens around Maymont Mansion. The scenery will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight guests of all ages. Marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of the Italian Garden and other landscapes, admire colorful sparkles and shimmers in the splashing fountain, and stroll among historic estate buildings and and the nationally treasured arboretum that stand aglow.…

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$30

ANN

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

ANN by Holland Taylor with Jacqueline Jones directed by Billy Christopher Maupin Wed Sept 16 – Sun Oct 11, 2020 Just in time for what’s probably the most important election of our time, Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the Richmond premiere of Holland Taylor’s ANN. The one-woman show features Jacqueline Jones in the role of Ann Richards, who was a revolutionary figure in American politics. Holland Taylor’s script is an in-depth, humorous, and affectionate portrait of Ann Richards. The…

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$8 – $14

OKTOBERFEST

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with live music by Jackass Flats, included in Garden admission. Food and drink are available for purchase. Pre-purchased tickets are required. (No walk-ups) Please note there is not a special ticket for OktoberFest; you simply purchase a ticket through the online ticketing system for Oct. 24. You choose an arrival time; however, your visited is not limited to a certain amount of time. Tickets: https://www.lewisginter.org/event/oktoberfest/

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Free

Virtual Concert

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

James Taylor, a parishioner and member of the GHTC Adult Choir, will present a vocal concert accompanied by Charles Staples, pianist. This is a pre-recorded concert that will launch on Saturday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will feature music by Vaughan Williams, Schubert, Strauss, and other operatic favorites. A link to the concert video and program can be found at www.ghtc.org. Please mark this date on your calendars!

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$30.00

A Painting for Christmas – A Paint Party to Benefit Crater Community Hospice

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Trexlers, owners of Blessings from Above, will help us create a lighted Christmas tree utilizing acrylic paints, clear or multi-color lights, and a star embellishment on a hand crafted wood plank. They will generously donate half of the class fee to Crater Community Hospice.

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$7 – $12

Garden Glow at Maymont

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous light-filled journey through Maymont, in a NEW LOCATION this year showcasing the historic architecture and gardens around Maymont Mansion. The scenery will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight guests of all ages. Marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of the Italian Garden and other landscapes, admire colorful sparkles and shimmers in the splashing fountain, and stroll among historic estate buildings and and the nationally treasured arboretum that stand aglow.…

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$30

ANN

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ANN by Holland Taylor with Jacqueline Jones directed by Billy Christopher Maupin Wed Sept 16 – Sun Oct 11, 2020 Just in time for what’s probably the most important election of our time, Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the Richmond premiere of Holland Taylor’s ANN. The one-woman show features Jacqueline Jones in the role of Ann Richards, who was a revolutionary figure in American politics. Holland Taylor’s script is an in-depth, humorous, and affectionate portrait of Ann Richards. The…

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Free

Virtual Telethon presented by Hope For Learning Foundation

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a 4 hour virtual telethon to raise money for charity to get internet service for disadvantaged kids during times of virtual learning. Donations will be taken by volunteers by phone or there will also be links on the virtual events that can be used to donate.

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$30

ANN

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ANN by Holland Taylor with Jacqueline Jones directed by Billy Christopher Maupin Wed Sept 16 – Sun Oct 11, 2020 Just in time for what’s probably the most important election of our time, Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the Richmond premiere of Holland Taylor’s ANN. The one-woman show features Jacqueline Jones in the role of Ann Richards, who was a revolutionary figure in American politics. Holland Taylor’s script is an in-depth, humorous, and affectionate portrait of Ann Richards. The…

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PSO “With Strings Attached” String Quartet Concert

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the PSO String Quartet for music from Baroque to Ragtime. Featuring music by Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Joplin and a work that resulted from Dvorak’s visit to America. Limited in-person and livestream tickets will be available.

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$120.

Family Night in the Outfield to benefit Virginia Home for Boys and Girls

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for FAMILY NIGHT IN THE OUTFIELD at the Diamond on Sunday, October 25. This important fundraiser includes socially distanced pods for your family and friends where you will enjoy a boxed dinner and viewing of the recently released movie Scoob!, a computer-animated comedy-mystery film rated PG and enjoyable for all ages. For even more fun, children are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costume for a costume contest. You’ll be on the ground, so bring blankets and/or…

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$120.

Family Night in the Outfield to benefit Virginia Home for Boys and Girls

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for FAMILY NIGHT IN THE OUTFIELD at the Diamond on Sunday, October 25. This important fundraiser includes socially distanced pods for your family and friends where you will enjoy a boxed dinner and viewing of the recently released movie Scoob!, a computer-animated comedy-mystery film rated PG and enjoyable for all ages. For even more fun, children are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costume for a costume contest. You’ll be on the ground, so bring blankets and/or…

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$7 – $12

Garden Glow at Maymont

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous light-filled journey through Maymont, in a NEW LOCATION this year showcasing the historic architecture and gardens around Maymont Mansion. The scenery will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight guests of all ages. Marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of the Italian Garden and other landscapes, admire colorful sparkles and shimmers in the splashing fountain, and stroll among historic estate buildings and and the nationally treasured arboretum that stand aglow.…

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Pup-Kins and Cans

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lions and Puppies and Bears, oh my! Celebrate Howl’oween with Paws for Purple Hearts with a socially distant Food Drive. On Monday, October 26, 2020, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, drive by our facility (7404 Commerce Way, Ruther Glen, VA. 22546) to see our dogs decked out in their Howl’oween best. Our pup-kins and howling ghouls will greet you when you drop off non-perishable goods for our Veterans. We’ll even have a trick or treat for you! For questions…

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Art Collectors’ Conversation

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The University of Richmond Museums presents Memories & Inspiration in Art Collecting: A Conversation with Mr. Kerry Davis, Mrs. C. Betty Davis, President Ronald Crutcher, and Dr. Betty Neal Crutcher. The program will be held virtually on Monday, October 26, 5 p.m., via Zoom. Free and open to the public. To register for the program use this link: https://forms.gle/DwDynQGyFWUpT2pG8 A Zoom link will be sent to each registered participant prior to the program date. The event is presented in conjunction…

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$7 – $12

Garden Glow at Maymont

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous light-filled journey through Maymont, in a NEW LOCATION this year showcasing the historic architecture and gardens around Maymont Mansion. The scenery will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight guests of all ages. Marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of the Italian Garden and other landscapes, admire colorful sparkles and shimmers in the splashing fountain, and stroll among historic estate buildings and and the nationally treasured arboretum that stand aglow.…

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$7 – $12

Garden Glow at Maymont

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous light-filled journey through Maymont, in a NEW LOCATION this year showcasing the historic architecture and gardens around Maymont Mansion. The scenery will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight guests of all ages. Marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of the Italian Garden and other landscapes, admire colorful sparkles and shimmers in the splashing fountain, and stroll among historic estate buildings and and the nationally treasured arboretum that stand aglow.…

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$7 – $12

Garden Glow at Maymont

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous light-filled journey through Maymont, in a NEW LOCATION this year showcasing the historic architecture and gardens around Maymont Mansion. The scenery will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight guests of all ages. Marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of the Italian Garden and other landscapes, admire colorful sparkles and shimmers in the splashing fountain, and stroll among historic estate buildings and and the nationally treasured arboretum that stand aglow.…

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Free

VIRTUAL BOOK TALK The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment! Join us for a talk with the authors of The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia, a new book that explores the remarkable achievements of women who fought for the right to vote in the commonwealth. Brent Tarter, Marianne E. Julienne, and Barbara Batson—whose research unearthed new information and discovered women who have never before appeared in history books—are also the curators of the Library of Virginia’s exhibition We Demand: Women’s Suffrage…

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