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September 2022

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Ask a Lawyer: Fundraising

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

The Collaboratory of Virginia at UTurn, in conjunction with the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation (GRBF), is pleased to offer the Ask a Lawyer series. Lawyers from GRBF will present on a topic relevant to nonprofits and be available for questions. September: Nonprofit Fundraising with Phyllis Katz from UR School of Law Sample Topics : Solicitation vs gift vs commercial activity, dangers to exempt status, IRS reporting and form 990, income and sales tax issues, gaming, policies and procedures for successful…

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$3 – $65

Wednesdays Alfresco

September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Escape to a garden paradise, bring your friends or bring a date! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has over 50 acres of fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special night out. M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! is also open until 7:45 p.m. (last entry at 7:30 p.m.)

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Free

Making History with LVA

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Crowdsource with us! The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more content and research moving online, we seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowdsourcing their contents. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages and historical newspapers by reading the text and typing it into digital form. Join us for a virtual volunteer session to learn how you can help make historical documents more searchable and usable for…

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Free

Literary Virginia Book Group | Razorblade Tears

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Read and discuss the best of today’s Virginia literature—including books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, join a book group discussion online through Zoom at 6:00 PM. This month, we’ll discuss “Razorblade Tears” by S. A. Cosby (a fiction finalist in the 2022 People’s Choice Awards). Next month, we’ll discuss “The Words that Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840” by Akhil Reed Amar (a nonfiction…

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$10 – $15

Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS

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

Regarded as one of the most influential films in history, Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent German-Expressionist-science-fiction film comes to Firehouse with original accompaniment/soundtrack composed/performed solo and live by David DiDonato. Set in a dystopian 2026, Metropolis follows Freder, the wealthy son of the city master, as he follows the beautiful Maria, who reveals to him the horrors of working life below the city. Freder and Maria aim to unite the classes, but when Freder’s father learns of their plans, he tries…

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Free

Carolyn Eastman | The Strange Genius of Mr. O

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us at the Library for a talk by history professor and prize-winning author Carolyn Eastman on her new book, The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States’ First Forgotten Celebrity. Why should we care about a now-forgotten celebrity of the early 19th century? This talk examines an explosive celebrity performer who captivated audiences at a key moment in the founding era—a man whose career featured many of the hallmarks of celebrity we recognize from…

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Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop

September 16 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an eight-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions and provide initial help, and connect young people…

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$3 – $65

Fall PlantFest

September 16 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 3:00 pm

One of Central Virginia’s most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors and knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants! Fall PlantFest is held outside in Parking Lot C at the Garden (no admission fee or ticket necessary.)

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Free

Mobilize Recovery at McShin

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Launching from Las Vegas during Labor Day weekend 2022, Mobilize Recovery Across America will depart on a west to east cross-country bus tour — highlighting the recovery experience that is so unique in different regions throughout America. Please join the bus at the McShin Foundation on September 16th, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:30 pm for a jammed-packed lineup of training, speakers, food, and a story-telling show! This is going to be an unforgettable event featuring people like Anna David (NYT…

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$25 – $38

GABRIEL

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

Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp directed by Foster Solomon musical direction by Billy Dye Thu September 8 – October 2, 2022 ​ What do you know about Black History, or what do you think you know? ​The Civil Rights Movement didn’t start with Black Lives Matter, the March on Washington, or the Civil War. Set in the summer of 1800, GABRIEL tells the story of the biggest planned slave revolution…

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$25 – $38

GABRIEL

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

Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp directed by Foster Solomon musical direction by Billy Dye Thu September 8 – October 2, 2022 ​ What do you know about Black History, or what do you think you know? ​The Civil Rights Movement didn’t start with Black Lives Matter, the March on Washington, or the Civil War. Set in the summer of 1800, GABRIEL tells the story of the biggest planned slave revolution…

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$35

The Swon Brothers

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Louisa Arts Center welcomes The Swon Brothers back to the Cooke-Haley Theater! The Swon Brothers are an American country music duo from Muskogee, Oklahoma. In 2013, they finished in third place on the fourth season of NBC’s The Voice. They were the first duo to make it from the Top 12 live shows to the season finale. Their crafted tune blends many elements of country, gospel, and rock. The Swon Brothers are featured on digital streaming platforms and playlists,…

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$25 – $38

GABRIEL

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp directed by Foster Solomon musical direction by Billy Dye Thu September 8 – October 2, 2022 ​ What do you know about Black History, or what do you think you know? ​The Civil Rights Movement didn’t start with Black Lives Matter, the March on Washington, or the Civil War. Set in the summer of 1800, GABRIEL tells the story of the biggest planned slave revolution…

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$200

Virginia Inclusion Summit

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Virginia Inclusion Summit brings together workplace professionals, government employees, and higher education administrators and students for a day of learning, sharing, and connecting. Attendees have the opportunity to explore timely issues and learn about best practices to help institutions across Virginia become more inclusive.

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$15

Toddler Time: River Explorers (3-4yr)

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

Do you have a budding explorer in your family? Introduce them to the joys and wonders of the James River. During this session, your child will experience play and exploration of Maymont’s “Run of the River” exhibition in The Robins Nature Center, plus a story, a craft and a visit with one of Maymont’s animals. Your toddler might even make a few new friends! Note: The Robins Nature Center is closed to the general public on Mondays. An educator will…

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Free

Common Ground Virginia History Virtual Book Group | Trailed

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Read and discuss compelling nonfiction books handpicked by Library staff that explore Virginia history, society, and culture. This month, we’ll discuss “Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders” by Kathryn Miles. For the second half of the evening author Kathryn Miles will be joining us for a short Q&A. Check your local public library to borrow titles, or purchase through the Virginia Shop or other online retailers. Please check out our monthly Common Ground Book Group post on…

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$25 – $35

History and Health: Racial Equity Symposium

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

VCU’s Office of Health Equity will host this inaugural symposium in the Galleria of the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 1201 E. Marshall St. The symposium will offer the opportunity to examine historical and contemporary examples of interpersonal, institutional and structural racism in science and health care; gain an understanding of how their experiences today are influenced by this history and to be motivated to cultivate change on an individual and institutional level. Register at the…

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$25 – $35

History and Health: Racial Equity Symposium

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

VCU’s Office of Health Equity will host this inaugural symposium in the Galleria of the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 1201 E. Marshall St. The symposium will offer the opportunity to examine historical and contemporary examples of interpersonal, institutional and structural racism in science and health care; gain an understanding of how their experiences today are influenced by this history and to be motivated to cultivate change on an individual and institutional level. Register at the…

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Free

Unheard Voices Through Podcasting

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

Have you thought about starting your own podcast? VCU Continuing and Professional Education will present this session as part of its third Wednesdays FREE Community Series. Join Chioke I’Anson, Ph.D., with the VPM + ICA Community Media Center and guest host Conor Lobb, host of the “Continuing Conversations” podcast, to learn how to develop skills to tell the story that only you can tell. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Continuing and Professional Education at ocpe@vcu.edu…

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$125.

Art Gala

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Art for the Journey 7th Annual Art Gala and Art Show

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Free

Weinstein Author Series – Scott Reynolds Nelson | Oceans of Grain

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for a talk by history professor and award-winning author Scott Reynolds Nelson on his latest book, “Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World,” a revelatory global history that shows how cheap American grain toppled the world’s largest empires. Nelson compares the conflicts over western American expansion in the Civil War to conflict over Russian expansion into the Black Sea. A book signing will follow the talk. This in-person event will also be livestreamed on our…

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Free

Book Break with Lucinda Roy | The Freedom Race & Flying the Coop

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Library of Virginia for an engaging conversation with Lucinda Roy about the works in her “Dreambird Chronicles” series: “The Freedom Race “and its sequel, “Flying the Coop.” Presented by the partnership between the Virginia Shop and James River Writers, the Book Break series offers the opportunity to connect book lovers to new titles and local authors. Reading the book beforehand is encouraged, but never required—just bring your curiosity and a desire to meet new people. Roy’s…

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Free

Sweet Bitter Blues | A Conversation with Authors Phil Wiggins & Frank Matheis

September 23 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us as the Library hosts authors Phil Wiggins and Frank Matheis in a conversation about Sweet Bitter Blues, a compelling and personal narrative about the Piedmont blues scene in the Washington, D.C., area. Many of the region’s best-known traditional bluesmen and women had deep roots in Virginia, including Flora Molton, Archie Edwards, and Wiggins’s long-time musical partner, John Cephas. Audience members will also be treated to a performance of Piedmont blues by Wiggins, a widely acknowledged master of…

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$5

Music Under the Stars: The Taters

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us this summer for our concert series, Music Under the Stars! Gates @ 6 PM / Show @ 7 PM Tickets: $5 per adult (kids 12 & under free) The Taters The Taters play an eclectic mix of roots rock, pop, country, skiffle, & Americana, a sound that’s been compared favorably to a mixture of Everlys, Orbison, Beatles, and Nick Lowe. Writing in Billboard Magazine, critic Gordon Ely described the Taters as “determinedly-and gleefully-forging a path with no limits…

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$10

Bier-Garden

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

Toast the arrival of autumn at Maymont with Bier-Garden, a two-night Bavarian-style festival. Hoist a stein filled with authentic Paulaner bier, local craft beer or cider, while enjoying mouth-watering brats by The Mayor Meats, and schnitzel, sauerkraut, pretzels and more by Capital Ale House. Revelers of all ages will find a festive outdoor scene amidst Maymont’s historic European-style buildings while enjoying live music, yard games, fire pits and more. Lederhosen and dirndls encouraged. Kids are welcome, especially on Saturday, with…

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$25 – $38

GABRIEL

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

Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp directed by Foster Solomon musical direction by Billy Dye Thu September 8 – October 2, 2022 ​ What do you know about Black History, or what do you think you know? ​The Civil Rights Movement didn’t start with Black Lives Matter, the March on Washington, or the Civil War. Set in the summer of 1800, GABRIEL tells the story of the biggest planned slave revolution…

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$35

14TH Annual Paddle-or-Battle on the Appomattox River

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Welcoming paddlers of ALL levels to the 14th PADDLE-or-BATTLE on the scenic Appomattox River! This section of river is flatwater and tidal, winding through beautiful areas with lots of wildlife. Paddlers have a choice of a 10-Mile Race with NEW RACING CATEGORIES, a 10-Mile Leisure Paddle, or a 2-Mile Shorty. Your registration includes shuttle, morning snacks, lunch, t-shirt, and handcrafted awards! Event proceeds support Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) conservation and stewardship programs. Kayak rentals are available. Newcomers…

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Free

Making History with LVA – Transcribe-a-versary Celebration

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Our yearly celebration of LVA’s crowdsourcing programs, featuring guest speakers and archivists! A box lunch will be provided. The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more content and research moving online, we seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowdsourcing their contents. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages and historical newspapers by reading the text and typing it into digital form. Join us for a volunteer session…

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$10

Bier-Garden

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Toast the arrival of autumn at Maymont with Bier-Garden, a two-night Bavarian-style festival. Hoist a stein filled with authentic Paulaner bier, local craft beer or cider, while enjoying mouth-watering brats by The Mayor Meats, and schnitzel, sauerkraut, pretzels and more by Capital Ale House. Revelers of all ages will find a festive outdoor scene amidst Maymont’s historic European-style buildings while enjoying live music, yard games, fire pits and more. Lederhosen and dirndls encouraged. Kids are welcome, especially on Saturday, with…

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$25 – $38

GABRIEL

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

Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp directed by Foster Solomon musical direction by Billy Dye Thu September 8 – October 2, 2022 ​ What do you know about Black History, or what do you think you know? ​The Civil Rights Movement didn’t start with Black Lives Matter, the March on Washington, or the Civil War. Set in the summer of 1800, GABRIEL tells the story of the biggest planned slave revolution…

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