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April 2019

JFT Presents: “Driving Miss Daisy”

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play This warm-hearted, humorous play takes place in 1948 in the Deep South, just prior to the civil rights movement, and is the affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. A thoughtful, unemployed black man named Hoke is hired to perform chauffeur services for Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two,…

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Free

FIRST Chesapeake District Championship (robotics)

April 12 @ 8:00 am - April 13 @ 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public! Forty of the best and brightest high school robotics teams will be competing in this two day event. Come out and cheer on your favorite team or learn more about bringing FIRST Robotics Programs to your community. FIRST Robotics Competition is recognized as the premier high school engineering challenge. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate…

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$10

WORKSHOP WITH WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE KRISTEN GREEN The Heart of the Story

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whether you want to write an essay, a short story, a book, or a journalism piece, the key is to figure out exactly what the story is. Led by Kristen Green, the Library’s writer-in-residence and author of the New York Times best seller “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County”—with assistance from Ginny Dunn, the Library’s Archives and Library Reference Services manager—this workshop will explore how to take a morsel of an idea and broaden it to have wider…

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Free

Opening Minds through Art Exhibition

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

An exhibition and celebration of art created by older adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia through Art for the Journey’s Opening Minds through Art Program at St. Mary’s Woods Retirement Community

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Free

Memories in the Making

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Friday, April 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memories in the Making, Gloucester County Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061

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$8 – $13

VMFA and Studio Two Three at Butterflies LIVE!

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Studio Two Three on April 13th to celebrate the opening of M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. The Studio Two Three truck will be outside of the Conservatory from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m offering a free butterfly printmaking activity. The activity celebrates the work of 17th-century printmaker Wenceslaus Hollar seen in VMFA’s exhibition Hollar’s Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection, on view at the museum through…

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2019 Illumination Gala

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Please join the Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors of the Science Museum of Virginia for our annual black tie gala in the Museum’s landmark exhibit and event center, the Dewey Gottwald Center. Your support of the Illumination Gala provides more than just an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Your support will help the Museum ignite the spark of informal science learning for hundreds of thousands of children and adults this year. The Museum has been a beloved…

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$19 – $21

Louisa Arts Center presents Soundworks

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

Soundworks is Central Virginia’s premier men’s a cappella ensemble! In recent years, the ensemble has delighted audiences in Virginia and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.The group’s dynamic repertoire encompasses a wide range of musical genres including contemporary a cappella, doo-wop, folk, gospel, holiday music, jazz, barbershop, chorale works and more! Over the years, Soundworks has been crowned champions in both modern a cappella and barbershop harmony competitions. Formed in 2005, the ensemble includes men of all ages and from all walks…

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JFT Presents: “Driving Miss Daisy”

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play This warm-hearted, humorous play takes place in 1948 in the Deep South, just prior to the civil rights movement, and is the affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. A thoughtful, unemployed black man named Hoke is hired to perform chauffeur services for Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two,…

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$100 – $150

Women Take the Stage

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts for RPAA’s inaugural WOMEN TAKE THE STAGE EVENT – a special luncheon featuring celebrity guest keynote speaker, Amy Robach, as well as a diverse panel of Richmond area women. Amy will share an inspirational keynote message about “The Power of Yes”. This intimate, plated luncheon will take place on the stage of the historic and beautiful Carpenter Theatre. Hosted by Richmond Performing Arts Alliance’s Women’s Leadership Council, proceeds from this…

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$29 – $39

Social Media: It’s Your Business

April 16 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Know you should be using social media for your business, but unsure of where to begin? Getting started in the constantly changing world of social media can be overwhelming, but we’re making it easy! Along with our partners from CreativeMktGroup, BBB is providing a workshop on how you can best be utilizing 5 of the main platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Google My Business. Come listen to the experts and learn how you can be growing your brand awareness…

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Free

Understanding/Responding to Dementia Behaviors

April 16 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Tuesday, April 16, 9:15-10:15, Understanding/Responding to Dementia Behaviors, VCU Health Services Day Center, 607 North 10th Street, Richmond, VA 23219

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$50

VAFRE Annual Awards Luncheon

April 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join VAFRE on April 16th as we honor our 2019 Nina Abady and Rising Star Award winners at The Woman’s Club at the Bolling Haxall House. This year’s honorees are: Gayle Haglund, CFRE, Westminster Canterbury Richmond (pictured below, at left) Amy Clark Garmon, ChildSavers (pictured below, at right) For details on our honorees, visit the Awards page of the website. Our speaker will be Talley Baratka, founder of Impact 100 Richmond, a collective giving organization with more than 300 women…

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Free

Healthy Habits for Your Brain and Body

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 12-1 p.m., Healthy Habits for Your Brain and Body, VCU Medical Center Main Hospital, 1250 East Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23219

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Free

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed dialogue around immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Hosted in Richmond at the Library of Virginia with discussions led by staff from VCU Globe (Virginia Commonwealth University’s Global Education Office), this is the third of three spring evening events, with three more scheduled for the fall. April 16’s film…

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JFT Presents: “Driving Miss Daisy”

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

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play This warm-hearted, humorous play takes place in 1948 in the Deep South, just prior to the civil rights movement, and is the affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. A thoughtful, unemployed black man named Hoke is hired to perform chauffeur services for Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two,…

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Facilitating Tough Conversations”

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Employees are increasingly calling on their workplaces to provide opportunities to grapple with difficult current events. When carefully crafted and facilitated, these dialogues have the potential to improve morale, engagement, and productivity. This workshop will help participants consider when and how to hold constructive conversations around potentially controversial topics. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.

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Free

Richmond & Public Art

April 17 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

The public art landscape has changed significantly in Richmond over the past 10 years. Against the backdrop of continued controversy over Confederate monuments, the Public Arts Commission has erected several new pieces of large scale public sculpture, including a new monument to Maggie Lena Walker. The Richmond Mural Project and Richmond Street art festival have transformed the city with hundreds of new murals. This discussion will look at the role of public art in reimagining the identity of the city.…

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JFT Presents: “Driving Miss Daisy”

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

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play This warm-hearted, humorous play takes place in 1948 in the Deep South, just prior to the civil rights movement, and is the affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. A thoughtful, unemployed black man named Hoke is hired to perform chauffeur services for Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two,…

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$15 – $35

Animal Control

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

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager’s office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a complaint about a pit bull terrorizing a dog park. Playwright Chandler Hubbard says, “ANIMAL CONTROL is about what it means to be The Other. What it means to be Othered. It’s about denying similarities and obeying differences. It’s about power and insecurity, mercy and justice, confinement and isolation. And, goddamn it, it’s about…

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Free

Memory Cafe

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memory Cafe, Great Hope Baptist Church, 2101 Venable Street, Richmond, VA 23223

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Free

Goodwill Works Tour

April 18 @ 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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$25

IT4Causes Tech4All 3.1 – Electric Vehicles

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come learn more about the future of transportation – Electric Vehicles – while also supporting information technology services for local nonprofits! The next Tech4All event is coming up on April 18th at Triple Crossing! Tech4all is a fundraiser for IT4Causes, an RVA nonprofit that works with other local charities to provide them with great information and technology solutions. Please come and connect with tech professionals and nonprofit leaders, and get a glimpse of the latest in clean efficient vehicle technology!…

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$5 – $8

VMFA Artist Talk with Sammy Baloji

April 18 @ 6:30 pm

Join contemporary Congolese artist Sammy Baloji for a discussion of Mémoire, his series of photomontages linking archival images of the Belgian Congo with recent photographs of the mining town of Lubumbashi. Baloji and Ashley Duhrkoop, Curatorial Associate for African Art and Mellon Grant Project Administrator, will explore connections between Baloji’s photomontages and paintings by fellow Congolese artist Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu in VMFA’s permanent collection. (Tickets $8; $5 for VMFA Members)

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$15 – $35

Animal Control

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager’s office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a complaint about a pit bull terrorizing a dog park. Playwright Chandler Hubbard says, “ANIMAL CONTROL is about what it means to be The Other. What it means to be Othered. It’s about denying similarities and obeying differences. It’s about power and insecurity, mercy and justice, confinement and isolation. And, goddamn it, it’s about…

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$16 – $21

Louisa Arts Center presents The Living Last Supper

April 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

“The Living Last Supper” brings to life an intimate portrayal of Jesus and his disciples the night before he was crucified. With a stunning representation of the books of the bible and Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Living Last Supper, this play takes a closer look at the emotions and passion of the men that followed Jesus and the realization of one’s betrayal. Gather in the supper room and experience “The Living Last Supper.” Performances are April 18 – 20,…

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$5

Toast to Art Junior

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Easter Egg Decorating! A unique adult and child (5+) experience. Toast to Art, JUNIOR provides all the tools and guidance for an adult and child to create a masterpieces all their own. No painting experience required! Only bring your fun-loving twosome. At the end of the class each participant takes home an 12 x 12 canvas version of our subject in Acrylic paints!

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$8 – $13

Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - April 21 @ 4:00 pm

Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days) during Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit. Concert on Bloemendaal Lawn (Saturday only; 2-3 p.m.) Easter Brunch in the Robins Tea House by reservation (Sunday). Also enjoy A Million Blooms! Join us for activities in the Children’s Garden, including drawing with sidewalk chalk, hula hooping, and making garden hats out of materials such as bags and ribbons. Families can also borrow a basket from our Story Tree — inside the basket is…

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Free

Researching African American Lives in Richmond | RVA LitCrawl

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Authors Gigi Amateau, Elvatrice Belsches, and Kristen Green will read and talk about their research into the lives of African Americans, presented by the Library of Virginia and BBGB Tales for Kids Bookstore. RVA LitCrawl, “Where Readers and Writers Unite,” is a two-day reading series that celebrates Richmond’s literary talent and makes connections with those who love to read. This year it sweeps through the many shops and restaurants in Carytown, where authors will share their work on social justice,…

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$15 – $35

Animal Control

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager’s office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a complaint about a pit bull terrorizing a dog park. Playwright Chandler Hubbard says, “ANIMAL CONTROL is about what it means to be The Other. What it means to be Othered. It’s about denying similarities and obeying differences. It’s about power and insecurity, mercy and justice, confinement and isolation. And, goddamn it, it’s about…

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