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February 2019

$795

Unraveling the Survival Knot of Couples

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

Two Day Course with Internationally recognized psychotherapist, Hedy Schleifer HedyYumi,com/TherapistTraining For Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors and Therapists working with couples

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Rita Nakashima Brock Speaks on Moral Injury and Soul Repair

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

Moral Injury and Recovery Like love, Moral Injury is both universal and infinitely diverse; the suffering it names comes from broken ties of love for self and others. It results from the anger, mistrust, shame, and disillusionment that accompany the collapse of our core moral foundations under the weight of harm or evil that cannot be integrated into our identity. The harm may come from authorities or people we trusted; it can also come from actions or failures of our…

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Film: Black is the Color

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This recent film is a comprehensive survey of great work by African American artists who for so long encountered barriers in the mainstream art world. In it, key artists such as Edmonia Lewis, Whitfield Lovell, Kerry James Marshall, Ellen Gallagher, and Jean-Michel Basquiat are highlighted. Art historians and gallery owners place the works in context—juxtaposing them with racist images of African Americans and setting them against the larger social contexts of Jim Crow, WWI, the civil rights movement, and ingrained…

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Free

For Caregivers and Persons with Dementia

February 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, February 12, 4:30 p.m. Separate, concurrent groups for family members are available. Prescreening is required. For information on this group please call 804.967.2580.

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$5

Words on Fire: Happy Hour Poetry

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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! Hosted by Joanna S. Lee

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free

FOJG Sierra Club Program Meeting

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

UR Goes Green Join Rob Andrejewski, Director of Sustainability at the University of Richmond, for a discussion on the course University of Richmond is charting as it pursues its ambitious carbon neutrality and sustainability goals. Learn about the University’s commitment to match 100% of its purchased electricity with renewable resources, to create an Eco-Corridor that will steward the James River, and to divert 75% of its waste from the landfill.

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$129

Virginia Journeys- Tidewater: The Mariners’ Museum and Park and Hampton History Museum

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to visit a historic location in Virginia but did not want to deal with the hassle of planning a trip or fighting traffic? Leave the planning and driving to us! The Mariners’ Museum and Park preserves and interprets maritime history through an international collection of ship models, figureheads, paintings, and other maritime artifacts. Designated by Congress as “America’s National Maritime Museum,” it is home to the USS Monitor Center, a state-of-the-art exhibition and conservation lab. The…

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Winter Symposium and CVNLA Short Course

February 13 @ 8:30 am - February 15 @ 4:30 pm

Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, and Virginia Cooperative Extension Are you amazed at how real-time communications make it possible to share data almost instantly worldwide? And, there’s more coming every day. The result is that, more than ever, we are intensely aware that we live in a natural world acted upon by humans. New data on how plants interact, grow, and behave offers both new insight and validates established practices. Join us to…

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Free

VAFRE Deeper Dive: 21st Century Career Mapping

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

VAFRE Members: Plan to join us for our Deeper Dive to take a closer look at some of the issues raised in the discussion we’ll be starting at our February 5th meeting, 21st Century Career Mapping: Pathways to a Fulfilling and Successful Career. Join our presenters, Lisa Freeman and Susan Wilkes, and bring your questions to dive into the details. Join us on February 13th from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. for A Deeper Dive with VAFRE at The Children’s Theatre…

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Free

Play Reading Roundtable: The Minutes

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Coordinated by Laura S. Bassin and Wendy Parker, our potluck dinner begins at 5:30pm and our reading begins at 6:30pm-9pm. Please bring food and/or beverage to share, usually around 12-15 participants. This month we will be reading The Minutes by Tracy Letts. Please RSVP or contact us with questions at info@firehousetheatre.org.

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Free

Transcribe-a-thon

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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Free

Pet Loss Support Group

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Losing a pet is never easy, and coping with the loss of a beloved companion can be very difficult. FETCH a Cure wants pet owners in our community to have the resources they need to deal with the loss of a pet and work through the understandable grief. That’s why every month, we will hold a Pet Loss Support Group for families facing the loss of a furry family member. Led by an experienced psychologist, Dr. Leslie Greenberg, families are…

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Free

Literary Virginia Book Group

February 13 @ 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 “Code Girls” by Liza Mundy (2018’s Nonfiction Award winner and People’s Choice Nonfiction Award winner), and pick up March’s book, “Fire Is Your Water” by Jim Minick (a 2018 Fiction…

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Dominion Energy Jazz Café: Jazz Around the Museum

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cloud 9 Band always packs the house with a classy blend of Jazz standards and the latest R&B hits! Featuring Lucy Kilpatrick on keyboard, Juan Nelson on bass, Keith Anderson on sax and Brian Johnson on drums, Cloud 9 Band loves to take its audience on a musical journey to a higher level.

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Free

Dominion Energy Jazz Café

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Groove to a mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday. Dominion Energy Jazz Café is presented to the public by Dominion Energy and VMFA in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society. Light fare and beverages available for sale.

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Simply Diamond ROCKS!

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The music of legendary singer and American Jewish icon Neil Diamond will be performed by our country’s leading Neil Diamond tribute band, Simply Diamond, and include everything from “Sweet Caroline” to “Love on the Rocks” plus some other select favorites from this bygone era in music! Following the advice of Paul Shaffer of The Late Show with David Letterman, Brian LaBanc embarked on a new musical venture…a Neil Diamond tribute band, called “Simply Diamond.” As per Paul Shaffer, “Brian is…

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Free

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

February 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Friday, February 15, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Heritage Public Library, 7791 Invicta Lane, New Kent, VA 23124

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$15 – $35

Oedipus: A Gospel Myth

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sophocles’ masterwork from 429 B.C. is considered by many to be one of the greatest plays ever written. Ambition, pride, fate, and free will are the ingredients of this tragedy of epic proportions. ​ Firehouse’s production is set in a southern church in the 1920’s as the preacher, choir, and members of the congregation perform this ancient myth to try to reconcile the contradictions between a world blessed by God’s grace and our experience of incomprehensible human suffering.

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$10.00 – $20.00

The Barter Players Present The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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

The Barter Players bring The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to entertain young people of all ages. Whether it’s fishing with Huckleberry Finn, or convincing his friends to whitewash Aunt Polly’s fence, nobody loves life more than the irascible Tom Sawyer. Then one night in a spooky graveyard, Tom and Huck stumble upon a deadly secret. Will they be able to save Muff Potter from the treacherous Joe before it’s too late? Join Tom and Huck on the most exciting adventure…

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Free

Virginia Independent Schools Diversity Career Fair

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

February 16, 2019 10am -1pm at the Children’s Museum of Richmond. This a free event for faculty and administrative candidates interested in employment in Virginia’s independent schools. Pre-registration strongly encouraged

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Free

ChinaFest: Year of the Earth Pig

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join VMFA in a celebration of the Lunar New Year and ChinaFest: Year of the Earth Pig! Explore Chinese art and culture through art-making activities, demonstrations, and performances. Decorate your own folding fan and create a miniature Earth Pig sculpture. Watch the dynamic Lion Dance, beautiful performances by Yu Dance Arts, and so much more!

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Cost Included with admission

Stories at the Museum

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children’s history books and a craft activity. Stories at the Museum programs are open to all ages. Programs take place every month on select Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Every Stories at the Museum program will include: •group reading of the selected history-themed picture book •a make-it-and-take-it craft activity related to the text Each month the books will have a different theme.

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Electric Vehicle Film Screening and Display

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Drive Electric RVA is teaming up with the RVA Environmental Film Fest and the Henrico County Public Library to present a screening of “EVOLVE: Driving a Clean Future in Coal Country” at the Varina Library on Saturday, February 16. The documentary explores how Kentucky, a state well-known for mining coal, can adapt to become a leader in America’s clean transportation future. Directed by award-winning, Louisville-based filmmaker Ben Evans, the film follows a small group of electric vehicle (EV) owners as…

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$15 – $35

Oedipus: A Gospel Myth

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sophocles’ masterwork from 429 B.C. is considered by many to be one of the greatest plays ever written. Ambition, pride, fate, and free will are the ingredients of this tragedy of epic proportions. ​ Firehouse’s production is set in a southern church in the 1920’s as the preacher, choir, and members of the congregation perform this ancient myth to try to reconcile the contradictions between a world blessed by God’s grace and our experience of incomprehensible human suffering.

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$15 – $35

Oedipus: A Gospel Myth

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Sophocles’ masterwork from 429 B.C. is considered by many to be one of the greatest plays ever written. Ambition, pride, fate, and free will are the ingredients of this tragedy of epic proportions. ​ Firehouse’s production is set in a southern church in the 1920’s as the preacher, choir, and members of the congregation perform this ancient myth to try to reconcile the contradictions between a world blessed by God’s grace and our experience of incomprehensible human suffering.

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Blood Drive

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Crater Community Hospice is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, February 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To schedule your appointment, visit redcrossblood.org/give 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

MP/NN Area Early-Stage Support Group

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tuesday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. Support group for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their care partner. Pre-screening is required. Please call 804.967.2580 for more information.

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Film: Black is the Color

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This recent film is a comprehensive survey of great work by African American artists who for so long encountered barriers in the mainstream art world. In it, key artists such as Edmonia Lewis, Whitfield Lovell, Kerry James Marshall, Ellen Gallagher, and Jean-Michel Basquiat are highlighted. Art historians and gallery owners place the works in context—juxtaposing them with racist images of African Americans and setting them against the larger social contexts of Jim Crow, WWI, the civil rights movement, and ingrained…

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Free

Younger Onset-Newly Diagnosed Support Group

February 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, February 19, 4:30 p.m. Support group for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partner. Pre-screening is required. Please call 804.967.2580 for information.

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Free

Effective Communication

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Hanover Adult Center, 7231 Stonewall Parkway, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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