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December 2018

$10 – $24

JFT Presents: “Annie”

December 6 @ 6:00 pm

Book by Thomas Meehan • Music by Charles Strouse • Lyrics by Martin Charnin Directed by Debra Clinton Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, “Annie” has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s…

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Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier has established a new Civil War Roundtable and it’s meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Park’s Education Center. This month Johnathan Noyalas, Director of the McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University will speak on Unionist spy Rebecca Wright, “That Woman Was Worth a Whole Brigade”: Rebecca Wright, Tom Laws, and the Beginning of Sheridan’s 1864 Shenandoah Campaign. The…

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free

James House Holiday Celebration Open House

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than by joining James House for our annual Holiday Celebration open house on Friday, December 7th between 4:00 and 6:00 pm at our Prince George business office (6610 Commons Drive, Prince George). Stop by to show off your holiday bling or your light-up Rudolph sweater and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, libations, and the company of good friends. Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss our fun-filled holiday event. RSVP…

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$17

An Evening of Holiday Favorites – Featuring Offering in Concert

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An Evening of Holiday Favorites – Featuring Offering in Concert Friday, December 7th at 7pm at The Cultural Arts Center Full bar/drinks and dinner available for sale at the concert Tickets are $17 in advance at www.artsglenallen.com or 804-261-ARTS (2787). Celebrate the season with your favorite holiday songs, performing by Offering- Friday, December 7th at 7pm at The Cultural Arts Center! Offering rocks with heart! With their acoustic rock sound anchored in guitar and piano, enriched by strings and world…

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Ticket prices vary

OLIVER!

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Central Virginia Theatre at the Louisa Arts Center presents Oliver! Get tickets now for Lionel Bart’s adaptation of this engaging, wonderfully timeless musical based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Oliver Twist. Orphaned Oliver Twist goes from mistreatment in the London workhouses to falling in with a gang of pickpockets led by the roguish Fagin, the kindhearted Nancy, and menacing Bill Sykes, before finally finding a loving home. Enjoy the performances of talented local actors and memorable songs such as “Consider…

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$30

12 Bars of Charity – WPP #GrayTeam

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

World Pediatric Project is honored to be chosen as one of eight special non-profits in this year’s First Annual 12 Bars of Charity – Richmond! 12 Bars of Charity is a nationwide pub crawl attracting thousands of attendees in cities throughout the US to raise money for local charities. Join the WPP #GrayTeam to enjoy an incredible night out with friends while making a life-changing difference for our WPP kids and families! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS by visiting https://12BarsofCharity.com/Richmond and selecting…

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Free

FIRST Tech Challenge Newport News Qualifier (robotics)

December 8 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public! High School and Middle School robotics teams from Virginia and Maryland compete to win a place at the FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship sponsored by ECPI University at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville on February 2, 2019. Competitions are fast-paced, fun, full of music and cheering fans. With FIRST Tech Challenge, middle and high school student teams design, build, and program robots to meet a complex engineering challenge, then compete head-to-head…

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Free

FIRST Tech Challenge Christiansburg Qualifier (robotics)

December 8 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public! High School and Middle School robotics teams from Virginia and Maryland compete to win a place at the FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Sponsored by ECPI University at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville on February 2, 2019. Competitions are fast-paced, fun, full of music and cheering fans. With FIRST Tech Challenge, middle and high school student teams design, build, and program robots to meet a complex engineering challenge, then compete head-to-head…

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March For More

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The March For More is about uniting our voices to fight for More Money to make Better Schools for Stronger Students. Teachers, parents, students, community organizations, and elected officials from across Virginia are all invited to join this rally. Stand up, and let’s march to send a message to our state leaders that K-12 education needs more funding because students deserve a quality education regardless of where they live. Find out more online at MoreBetterStronger.com SCHEDULE: 10:00AM Rally at MLK…

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Free

Community Idea Stations: Holiday Open House

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 10:00 AM–Noon 23 Sesame Street North Chesterfield, VA 23235 Come in from the cold and enjoy some hot chocolate, cider and cookies on Sesame Street. Meet the folks who make the programs happen behind the scenes at your Community Idea Stations and find out about the programming for lifelong learners coming up on PBS and NPR. Tour your public radio stations. See one of the largest TV studios on the East Coast and meet the…

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Tea & Tidings

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet holiday tea and tasty treats. Attendees will also learn about the history and customs of the season during the Civil War era, including traditional Christmas carols and stories accompanied by festive music. Attendees are invited to tour the museum galleries and visit the museum store following the program. Adults $24, Children (Ages 5-12) $10 Reservations required. Seatings at 2:00pm.

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July Jingle Run

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

5K Adult Run/Walk & 1K Kid’s Run

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Free

African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss

December 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday, December 10, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 North Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

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Free

Caregivers & Persons with Dementia Support Group

December 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, December 11, 4:30 p.m. Separate, concurrent groups for family members are available. Pre-screening is required. Call 804.967.2580 for information

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$5

Words on Fire: Happy Hour Poetry

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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. This month, we’re excited to announce our show guest, Lina Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, a poetry translator on the faculty at VCU. This December, we’ll hear her share…

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “WIN Summit: Moving from Awareness to Action”

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SPEAKER: Facilitated by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities| DESCRIPTION: The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will facilitate a half-day session that will help participants explore how to move from awareness to action. Best practices will be highlighted and extended time will be provided for networking across organizations. In addition, case study scenarios will provide opportunities to apply learning. Participants will leave this session with ideas and plans to bring their heightened awareness back to their workplaces.

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Impact 100 Information Session

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Impact 100 Richmond, a local women’s giving initiative, is kicking off its tenth year of grantmaking in the Richmond community and we’d love for you to be a part of it! If you’re an established nonprofit serving greater Richmond (Richmond, counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, and/or Powhatan), and have an opportunity to make a transformational change in the community, Impact 100 wants to hear from you. The deadline for applications is February 19, 2019 at 5 PM. Please check…

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Free

Literary Virginia Book Group

December 12 @ 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 “The War Bride’s Scrapbook” by Caroline Preston (she will be joining us by conference call), and pick up January’s book, “Fire is Your Water,” by Jim Minick (Fiction winner, 2018…

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Free

Holiday Tips

December 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, December 13, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Prince George Public Library, 6605 Courts Drive Prince George, VA 23875

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$10 – $20

Ruckus Watusi’s Conundrum

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - December 15 @ 9:00 pm

Thu, Fri, Sat Dec 13, 14, 15 @ 7:30pm It was 25 years ago that Ruckus Watusi played “The Last Watusi” at Artspace Gallery. Over the past several years Ruckus has been performing for the VCU School of the Arts graduation ceremony and recently performed two pieces for “Unheard-of Practices 4” for the Richmond Dance Festival. Ruckus Watusi is Pippin Barnett, Greg Collins, Christopher Hibben, and Robbie Kinter. Their performances are unique combinations of choreographed dance and music emanating out…

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$15

The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

THE SHOEMAKER AND THE CHRISTMAS ELVES Presented by VA Rep on Tour! Saturday, December 15 at 11am and 1pm at The Cultural Arts Center $15 Tickets at www.artsglenallen.com or 804-261-ARTS (2787). Claim your preferred seats today and don’t miss this holiday musical that’s festive weekend fun for the whole family. VA Rep, one of the nation’s largest touring theatres for young audiences, presents The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves, a heartwarming holiday musical! Join us as VA Rep takes a…

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$15

The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

THE SHOEMAKER AND THE CHRISTMAS ELVES Presented by VA Rep on Tour! Saturday, December 15 at 11am and 1pm at The Cultural Arts Center $15 Tickets at www.artsglenallen.com or 804-261-ARTS (2787). Claim your preferred seats today and don’t miss this holiday musical that’s festive weekend fun for the whole family. VA Rep, one of the nation’s largest touring theatres for young audiences, presents The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves, a heartwarming holiday musical! Join us as VA Rep takes a…

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Free

FIRST Tech Challenge Centreville Qualifier (robotics)

December 16 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public! High School and Middle School robotics teams from Virginia and Maryland compete to win a place at the FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Sponsored by ECPI University at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville on February 2, 2019. Competitions are fast-paced, fun, full of music and cheering fans. With FIRST Tech Challenge, middle and high school student teams design, build, and program robots to meet a complex engineering challenge, then compete head-to-head…

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2017 Annual Report

December 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

2017 Annual Report

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Free

Medical Bills … Making You Sick?

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Are your medical bills making you sick? A serious illness can cause medical bills to quickly pile up. Medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcies in the U.S. It is estimated that over 79 million Americans have problems with medical bills or debt. Join us for a free seminar on managing medical debt. This event is open to the public. RSVP is required.

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Free

Community Forum-Powhatan County

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Monday, December 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Powhatan Public Library, Large Conference Room, 2270 Mann Road, Powhatan, VA 23139

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Impact 100 Information Session

December 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Impact 100 Richmond, a local women’s giving initiative, is kicking off its tenth year of grantmaking in the Richmond community and we’d love for you to be a part of it! If you’re an established nonprofit serving greater Richmond (Richmond, counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, and/or Powhatan), and have an opportunity to make a transformational change in the community, Impact 100 wants to hear from you. The deadline for applications is February 19, 2019 at 5 PM. Please check…

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Free

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

December 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Tuesday, December 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bon Secours Short Pump Emergency Center, 12320 West Broad Street

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Free

Younger Onset-Newly Diagnosed Support Group

December 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, December 18. 4:30 p.m. Support Group for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their care partner. Pre-screening is required. Call 804.967.2580.

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Free

Know the 10 Signs

December 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Bon Secours Short Pump Emergency Center, 12320 West Broad Street, Henrico, VA 23233

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