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November 2017

AFP National Philanthropy Day 2017

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

National Philanthropy Day® is a celebration of Central Virginia’s philanthropic spirit. The awards given at the luncheon recognize the leaders in the community who make a true impact on the quality of life, cultural vibrancy, and fabric of our region. This year, our community celebrates 21 years of National Philanthropy Day in Central Virginia with a luncheon on November 17th. Since 1996, the Central Virginia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has honored 121 philanthropists, businesses, and volunteers for…

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Community Resources & Families Program

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

November 17th; 6:30-7:30pm Community Resources & Families Program Shady Grove United Methodist Church 8209 Shady Grove Road Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

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$15 - $35

Desire Under the Elms NOW EXTENDED

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

NOW EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 18TH! Firehouse Theatre proudly presents Nobel prize winning American playwright Eugene O’Neill’s powerful tale of love, lust, and loathing. O’Neill’s 1924 masterpiece is rooted in the tragic Greek myth Phaedra, transplanted to a remote New England farm. When Ephraim Cabot comes home with a new, young wife his three sons plot to maintain their hold on him and their inheritance, leading to malice, madness, and murder.

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Free

ShopFest Saturday

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

ShopFest Saturday is a chance to get an early start on holiday shopping — special discounts for Members only. With 20 percent off all purchases for members, this is your biggest discount of the year! On this day only we’re offering Garden Members a 20 percent discount on purchases in the Garden Shop with member ID.

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Autism Society Central VA Inclusive Lego & Game Club- Downtown

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children of all abilities in grades K – 8 are invited to join us for our monthly Inclusive Lego & Game Club. In addition to hanging out and playing Legos®, children will have the option to play various board or card games with their peers or with our awesome volunteers. Registration required.

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Free

Saturday at the Library FAFSA event

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) is holding several FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion and financial aid information events during the upcoming months that are FREE and open to the public. • Call (804) 527-7772 to make appointment.

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FREE

Thanksgiving Food Basket Giveway

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Down to Earth Ministries will be giving out Thanksgiving Food Baskets to those in need. These will be given out on a first come, first served basis until all boxes are gone.

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Free

Virginia and the Sea: A Maritime History

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Members: $10; Nonmembers: $17 Positioned at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia has had a rich maritime history from the colonial era to the present day. Twice, during the American Revolution and again at the beginning of the Civil War, it has even commanded its own independent navy. This program will explore Virginia’s maritime past, both commercial and military, examining naval clashes like the battle of the Chesapeake and the battle of Hampton Roads as well as the transformation…

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Free

Stories at the Museum

November 18 @ 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 free and open to all ages. •November 18 – Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux

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Free

The Snow Queen

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Great for ages 6 – 12! An adapted and devised version of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen. This adaptation of the classic tells the story of friendship, fortitude, and female empowerment. When Kai comes under a spell and feels nothing, he is taken by the Snow Queen to her palace in the north. His best friend and neighbor Gerta goes through several trials such as sacrificing her shoes, fighting witches, and making friends with reindeer, in order to break…

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$29 - $55

Back to the ’80s: Concert & Exhibit Opening

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Grab your friends and your fave pair of kicks and join us at the Virginia Historical Society for Back to the ’80s: Concert & Exhibit Opening. Part concert, part costume party, you don’t want to miss this chance to wear your raddest ’80s outfit and help us celebrate the opening of our new exhibition, A Material World: Photographs of the 1980s from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The 411 •The high-energy “Kids in America” ’80s tribute band will kick off the main…

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$100

Glamping Under the Stars

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for a night in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Blue Sky Fund’s work in our community. Enjoy dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar, all while raising funds to provide transformational experiences through outdoor education. This event is for attendees who are 21 years old and up. Dance Candy. Open Bar. Good people. Good fun.

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$35.00

All Shades of Gray Fashion Show & Gala

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

THE MOVEMENT has arrived in RVA! Yes, All SHADES OF GRAY™, the only traveling fashion show & gala has made it’s way to your area bringing a splash of COLOR and a POP of excitement! All SHADES OF GRAY™ is the movement that’s making a lot of noise. Moving from city-to-city and state-to-state, it inspires and empowers. It ignites conversations and brings awareness to the realities that we all face as we navigate through our life journeys – our personal…

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$15 - $35

Desire Under the Elms NOW EXTENDED

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

NOW EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 18TH! Firehouse Theatre proudly presents Nobel prize winning American playwright Eugene O’Neill’s powerful tale of love, lust, and loathing. O’Neill’s 1924 masterpiece is rooted in the tragic Greek myth Phaedra, transplanted to a remote New England farm. When Ephraim Cabot comes home with a new, young wife his three sons plot to maintain their hold on him and their inheritance, leading to malice, madness, and murder.

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Book Fair Event: Lunch with Chef Rossi

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rossi, who credits America as her hometown, grew up in a camper wedged on the top of a Ford pick-up truck and had visited most of the country by the time she was 10 years old. She grew up “orthodox light” (her family kept the meat and dairy dishes separate but ate McDonalds’ fish sandwiches). Her wacky sense of humor and international food fusions reflect her Hungarian Yiddish background and her love of all things loaded with flavor. Her book,…

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$40

Fall Fixin’s Annual Benefit Auction

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rebuilding Together Richmond’s Fall Fixin’s annual benefit auction is set for Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1pm-4pm and is presented by Woodforest National Bank. The event takes place at Ashton Creek Vineyard in Chester, Va and features music, BBQ buffet, beer, wine, and more! Net proceeds benefit Rebuilding Together Richmond, a local non-profit providing free home repairs to low-income homeowners, veterans, seniors, and those with disabilities. Tickets cost $40 in advance and $60 at the door. Go to FallFixins17.eventbrite.com to…

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$15 - $20

It Came From Vaudeville: A Vaudeville send up of all things Science Fiction!

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

18+ Only ​ All things Science Fiction get the Vaudeville treatment. Frankenstein to Futurama will be heading straight into the Black Hole Sun in this amazing one-night-only show. There will Comedy, Sideshow, Burlesque, Music, and so much more. This will beat out any Science Fiction Double Feature you have ever seen. We will even have raffle prizes so amazing you will question if you are a Cylon. Get your tickets before Mars Attacks. Sponsored by Fallout RVA All About You…

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Holiday Tips for Caregivers

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 20th; 7-8pm Holiday Tips for Caregivers Henrico County Public Library – Tuckahoe 1901 Starling Drive Henrico, VA 23229 Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

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Support Group for Caregivers

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 20th; 7pm Shady Grove United Methodist Church 8209 Shady Grove Road Mechanicsville, VA 23116 Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

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Support Group for Caregivers

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

November 21st; 10am Lakewood Manor 1900 Lauderdale Drive Henrico, VA 23238 Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

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Support Group for Caregivers

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

November 21st; 2pm Bon Air Methodist Church 1645 Buford Road N. Chesterfield, VA 23235 Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

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Support Group for Caregivers

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 21st; 7pm Brandermill Woods Health Care Center 2100 Brandermill Parkway Midlothian, VA 23112 Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

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Support Group for Caregivers

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

November 22nd; 12pm VCU North Hospital, Conference Room 8041 1200 E. Marshall Street Richmond, VA 23298 Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

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LGBTQ Dementia Caregiver Support Group

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

November 22nd; 6pm LGBTQ Dementia Caregiver Support Group Jewish Family Services 6718 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23226 Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

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Rare Dementia Support Group – For Caregivers and Individuals with Other Dementias

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

November 24th; 2pm Rare Dementia Support Group – For Caregivers and Individuals with Other Dementias Atlee Station Family YMCA 8017 Rutland Center Boulevard Mechanicsville, VA 23116 Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

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$5 - $13

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Illumination

November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as we illuminate Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, the region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza! We’ll kick off the GardenFest holiday tradition with a countdown to flipping the switch on more than half-a-million twinkling lights. After the illumination, stroll through the Garden alight with sparkling radiance and featuring this year’s theme. Then enjoy hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, warming fire with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); family activities, and much more. Pre-Purchased Tickets can check in…

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Support Group for Caregivers

November 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

November 25th; 12pm First Union Baptist Church 3510 Dill Road Richmond, VA 23222 Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

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$12 - $25

I Know Richmond Bus Tour

November 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an overview of Richmond’s history that shows off many of the city’s unique sites and neighborhoods, including Church Hill and St. John’s Church; Shockoe Bottom and Main Street Station; Jackson Ward and the Maggie Walker House; Monument Avenue and the Fan. Includes a tour of the interior of the State Capitol. Meet at the Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street. Reservations required. $25 per person $20 for Valentine Members Reservations are required. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711…

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$3.00

Sensory Friendly Movie at Byrd Theatre

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FREE BIRDS – This sensory friendly movie experience provides an accepting and safe environment for families to enjoy a movie. The lights are turned up and the sound is turned down. Tickets are $3.00 each. Popcorn, candy, soda and water are available to purchase. Those with special dietary needs may bring their own refreshments (no ice cream or glass bottles).

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$10 - $12

Double Play! In Concert: The J.O.B. with The Bush League

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A double dose of rocking originality – The J.O.B. with The Bush League at Firehouse Theatre. ​ Virginia’s national Top 40 charting band, The J.O.B. performs a double concert with Richmond touring blues sensation The Bush League on this Saturday night in Virginia’s capital city. New songs, fan favorites, and their radio hits. Rock, alternative rock, blues, blues-rock, Americana rock.

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