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June 2022

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Research Sprint | History Unfolded: U.S. Newspapers & the Holocaust

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Volunteer to help uncover history with us! What did Virginia newspapers report about Nazi persecution during the 1930s and 1940s? In partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Library of Virginia offers this virtual “research sprint” into our newspaper collection. By identifying Holocaust-related articles in Virginia newspapers, we will begin to understand what the average Virginian could have known during WWII. Orientation to the History Unfolded project will be provided by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum staff members.…

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Mutt Strut: Pet Cancer Awareness Walk

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us in Byrd Park for a dog-friendly, family-friendly afternoon packed with activities for pups and kids! Enjoy live music by the The Hot Seats Trio, food by Intergalactic Tacos and Gelati Celesti, 30+ vendors, a costume contest for dogs, pet demos, kids crafts, games and prizes… plus meet plenty of pups! Every dollar raised provides financial assistance to families in Virginia, Maryland, and DC who cannot bear the costs of life-saving cancer treatments for their pets. The afternoon walk…

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$10 – $18

Celebrating RCS at 75

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join us as we celebrate our 75th anniversary! The concert will include the world premiere of One Song, by renowned composer Gwyneth Walker, with text by poet Robert Lax. There will also be highlights from concerts through the years and fan favorites! A reception and exhibition will follow the concert. Markus Compton, conductor. Keith Tan, piano. This concert is made possible by a generous grant from the E. Rhodes ad Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. This project is supported in…

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Free

Survey on mental health messaging

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 13 @ 5:00 pm

Public survey on mental health messaging for Central Virginia residents. Submissions eligible for $100 Gift Card. Survey Link Here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWyUrJOks9uFLmcd04WUXGJpONMT7mMad9LGoyNvAXv6qCMg/viewform

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Free

Making History with LVA

June 8 @ 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 | The House in the Cerulean Sea

June 8 @ 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 The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (a fiction finalist in the 2021 People’s Choice Awards). Next month, we’ll discuss First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and…

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Free

SummerFest

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join SOAR365 for a FREE all-abilities festival highlighting organizations providing services for individuals with disabilities. In addition, we’ll have music from DJ Melvin and Momma’s Barbecue Food Truck on hand along with beer and wine for sale. Waters, treats, and activities will be available for children. Enter our raffle to win a party for 20 at PARK365! Prize includes cake, balloons, tablecloths, utensils, and fun decorations! SummerFest is a free event, but advanced registration is requested at SummerFest2022.givesmart.com.

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Free

A Conversation with Warren Eugene Milteer Jr. | Beyond Slavery’s Shadow

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us in person for a conversation with historian and author Warren Eugene Milteer Jr. on his new book, Beyond Slavery’s Shadow: Free People of Color in the South, with Gregg Kimball, the Library of Virginia’s director of Public Services and Outreach, and Vincent Brooks, senior local records archivist. On the eve of the Civil War, most people of color in the United States toiled in bondage. Yet nearly half a million of these individuals, including over 250,000 in…

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$25

Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike

June 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ever wonder who stays awake while you sleep? Meet some nighttime residents at Maymont and learn about their adaptations for their nocturnal environment before and during a hike of the grounds! Owls, frogs and many other nighttime creatures will help shed some light on their mysterious ways. Suitable for ages 4 and older; adult must accompany children ages 18 and under. Additional Information Free parking is available at The Robins Nature Center. The Robins Nature Center will be closed to…

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Free

Financial Empowerment Series for Returning Citizens

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Nolef Turns, in collaboration with Capital One, for a 4 week series on financial empowerment for individuals and their families who have been impacted by crime, trauma and incarceration. Let’s discuss unique challenges that incarceration may have on your finances and growth. Each class will cover a different topic so please sign up for each week’s training. Join us for the month of June to learn about everything from banking basics, to credit, to savings and assets management. June…

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FREE

FREE! Queer Richmond Sangha

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Third Wednesday of each month (2.16, 3.16, 4.20, 5.18, 6.15, 7.20, 8.17, 9.21, 10.19, 11.16, 12.21) 6:30-8pm Facilitator: Anne Carle Carson Please see registration confirmation email for zoom link (it may be in your spam folder) The Queer Richmond Sangha (QRS) welcomes and serves people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual or otherwise gender or sexuality non-conforming. QRS offers a community for exploring topics of dharma and meditation from and for the LGBTQIA+ perspective. Rumi said:…

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Free

The Easel

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Easel is a lunchtime art series hosted in the newly constructed parklet in front of ART 180’s Atlas Gallery. We are back for June with a special treat! We’re bringing the dynamic art stylings of Justice Dwight to the parklet where he’ll create a new art piece in real-time. Pull-up to the parklet to watch Justice’s art come to life, socialize with other creative folks, enjoy a treat from a local food truck, and shop at our small artist…

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$27 – $250

RPAA’s Annual Gala & Benefit Concert – Alternate Routes: A Night in Nashville

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mark your calendar and dust off your boots – RPAA is throwing a NASH BASH! Purchase your (Annual Gala or Concert Only) tickets to see CASSADEE POPE – RPAA’s 2022 Alternate Routes: A Night in Nashville annual gala* and benefit concert** headlining artist! Proceeds from this event benefit RPAA’s mission to advance the performing arts in the Richmond region through programs and resources that SUPPORT the artists of today, NURTURE the artists of tomorrow, and provide spaces for the arts…

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FREE

FREE! Shamanic Drumming

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please Register Here https://innerworkcenter.org/shamanicdrumming to Receive Zoom Link 2022 Dates: 3rd Friday of the month: 01/21, 02/18, 03/18, 04/22, 05/20, 06/17,7/15, 08/10, 09/16, 10/21, 11/18 , 12/16. Time: 7-9pm Facilitator: Polly Lazaron Location: Virtual on zoom The Richmond Shamanic Drum Circle is intentionally rooted in inclusiveness and respectful awareness of interdependent wholeness and energetic reciprocity with all life including Earth, our multi-species planetary wide community, Nature, Ancestors, Cosmos, the Infinite Mystery/Creator/Creatrix, Universal Love/God/Goddess/All That Is et. al. Experience intentional, focused…

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Free

Conservancy Awareness Family Bike Ride

June 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

FREE FUN! A ten-mile family bike ride along the Virginia Capital Trail on Saturday, June 18th, from 9:30 – 11:30 am. Start and finish at Billsburg Brewery with stops along the way at Mainland Farm and Spoke & Art to explore and learn about our open spaces, courtesy of your local private land trust, the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy. Door prizes, music, and Billsburg early opening. Food and drink available for purchase with a percentage of proceeds going to HVLC.…

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$7 – $14

Richmond Daylily Society Show

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Richmond Daylily Show: see hundreds of daylilies at their finest in a whole spectrum of shapes and colors at the Richmond Daylily Society Show.

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$26

The Skip Castro Band

June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

You don’t want to miss these guys!! The Skip Castro Band is coming to the Firemen’s Fairground on June 18 – this Saturday! It began a long time ago….1978 to be exact. Four musicians, out of work at the same time, got together because honestly, they liked to play music. Thus, the Skip Castro Band was born. A mutual love of rhythm ‘n blues, swing, boogie woogie and rock ‘n roll became the foundation for their music. Fast forward 40…

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$7 – $14

Pollinator Week

June 20 @ 9:00 am - June 26 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a weeklong celebration of our important pollinators — bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and beetles — and the plants that support them. In addition to the special events, explore Big Bugs at M&T Bank Pollinator Power and see hundreds of fluttering beautiful pollinators at Butterflies LIVE! Also, stop by the Bob Stapleton and Keith Tignor Apiary to view our observation hive. We hope you leave inspired to do your small part to support a pollinator-friendly ecosystem! Scroll down…

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Cub Camp (June 21-23)

June 21 @ 9:00 am - June 23 @ 12:00 pm

Explore nature with your favorite pre-schooler in this exciting camp! You and your cub will learn about wildlife through games, hikes, crafts, stories and visits with Maymont’s friendly animals. For Ages 3-4 Years; adult must accompany child. This program is also offered August 16-18. Additional Information Program parking is available by the entrance to Maymont Farm. Safety precautions will be in place. Masks are recommended for all campers and teachers while indoors and when social distancing isn’t possible outdoors. The…

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Free

Common Ground Virginia History Book Group | The Appalachian Trail

June 21 @ 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 The Appalachian Trail: A Biography by Philip D’Anieri. For the second half of the evening the author will be joining us for a short Q&A. Check your local public library or the FindItVA OverDrive collection 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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Free

Financial Empowerment Series for Returning Citizens

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

Join Nolef Turns, in collaboration with Capital One, for a 4 week series on financial empowerment for individuals and their families who have been impacted by crime, trauma and incarceration. Let’s discuss unique challenges that incarceration may have on your finances and growth. Each class will cover a different topic so please sign up for each week’s training. Join us for the month of June to learn about everything from banking basics, to credit, to savings and assets management. June…

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Free

Book Break with Connie Dowell | Airplanes and Alibis

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

If you love historical fiction and a cozy mystery, you’ll enjoy this Book Break with author Connie Dowell. 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. Perfect for a mystery fan looking to be transported to another time, Dowell’s historical…

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$30

THE BARBER OF MOVILLE

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

by Ronan Carr directed by Nathaniel Shaw U.S. premiere Thu June 23 – Sun July 17, 2022 $30 Molly and Dommo are finally ready to fulfill their plan to take a long-awaited trip. Dommo has a round trip ticket. Molly’s ticket is one-way. They’re closing up their barbershop in Derry City, Ireland for a week so they can travel to Zurich, treat themselves to a fine hotel, a fancy meal, tickets to a production of The Barber of Seville, and…

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Free

Radius 250 2022 Opening Reception

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Artspace presents Radius 250 2022, the 9th installment of its biennial regional juried exhibition. The opening, scheduled for Friday, June 24, 2022, 6-9pm, will showcase work by 41 artists selected from a group of 139 entries by juror Andrew Haley, Owner, Haley Fine Art, 42 Main St, Sperryville, VA 22740. The juror’s statement and awards will be presented at 7pm during the opening reception. Artspace began Radius 250 in 2005 to identify and help promote the high caliber and variety…

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$5

Music Under the Stars: Natalie Brooke

June 24 @ 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) Natalie Brooke This 4-piece funk/rock band from the DC area will be bringing all the funky dance jams to our stage to kick off the season! Don’t miss one of the hottest up & coming acts in the local music scene shred on piano, organ, and keytar for the evening!…

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$30

THE BARBER OF MOVILLE

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

by Ronan Carr directed by Nathaniel Shaw U.S. premiere Thu June 23 – Sun July 17, 2022 $30 Molly and Dommo are finally ready to fulfill their plan to take a long-awaited trip. Dommo has a round trip ticket. Molly’s ticket is one-way. They’re closing up their barbershop in Derry City, Ireland for a week so they can travel to Zurich, treat themselves to a fine hotel, a fancy meal, tickets to a production of The Barber of Seville, and…

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$25.00

Hope For Learning’s 2nd Annual 5K Walk

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Charity 5K Walk event to raise money for the charity of underprivileged kids in Title 1 schools in Richmond, Henrico & Chesterfield

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Free

Making History with LVA

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 volunteer session to learn how you can help make historical documents more searchable and usable for researchers…

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Legacy Celebration

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BIAV’s Annual Legacy Awards Ceremony celebrates the legacies not only of BIAV, but also those who have left a mark on the brain injury community. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 6:00-9:00PM at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and will honor advocates and their efforts to improve the lives of everyone impacted by brain injury. The event will bring together our honorees, invited guests, and attendees for an incredible evening of networking, speakers, and awards.

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$30

THE BARBER OF MOVILLE

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

by Ronan Carr directed by Nathaniel Shaw U.S. premiere Thu June 23 – Sun July 17, 2022 $30 Molly and Dommo are finally ready to fulfill their plan to take a long-awaited trip. Dommo has a round trip ticket. Molly’s ticket is one-way. They’re closing up their barbershop in Derry City, Ireland for a week so they can travel to Zurich, treat themselves to a fine hotel, a fancy meal, tickets to a production of The Barber of Seville, and…

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