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November 2019

CVCWCA November 26, 2019 Meeting

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CVCWCA member Tom Hobbs will share some of the experiences he has had relic hunting in an urban environment ;; Richmond’s Ginter Park neighborhood. Key is owner permission always. We will also close out the year with a short financial report. Check out a meeting before you join!

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Free

Thanksgiving Service

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For the eleventh season, the lovely young voices of the GRCC intermediate level Concert Choir, directed by Crystal Jonkman, will sing anthems and lead hymns and service music at the church’s annual Thanksgiving worship service.

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Free

Community Thanksgiving Feast

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

A free Thanksgiving meal event for all within the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area.

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Free

The Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving Feast

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join us for a free meal on Thanksgiving Day. Food, distributions and resources will be available. Resource openings are now available.

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December 2019

Holiday Festival of Music

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holiday Festival of Music is a beloved Richmond tradition marking the beginning of the holiday season. This elegant concert, performed in the majestic Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, features the music of the Richmond Symphony and draws nearly 1,000 guests of all ages. ​ The funds raised by Holiday Festival of Music benefit the services and programs that Commonwealth Catholic Charities provides to the most vulnerable members of our communities. ​

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$95

GivingTuesdayRVA

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Presentations by RVA philanthropists and an executive of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Café

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

December 3, Manakin Sabot, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter hosts Memory Café, 10 – noon, Jerusalem Baptist Church, 994 Three Chopt Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103. Memory Café provides an opportunity for persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, their families and caregivers to have significant experiences apart from their daily routines. Participants enjoy intellectual, emotional and physical stimulation. Lunch is provided.

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Free

RVA Table Talk: Access to Education

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The RVA Table Talk series creates opportunities for community members to engage in challenging conversations about diversity and inclusion. Each session focuses on a specific topic, and participants have the opportunity to share stories, perspectives, and ideas regarding issues facing the community. More information about this session can be found on the registration site closer to the date of the event. Our location host will be MLK Jr. Middle School. Our food sponsor is Big Herm’s Kitchen. Altria Group is…

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Free

Holiday Sounds

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Holiday music

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Lawyers Helping Seniors Day

December 4 @ 12:00 am

Legal documents prepared FREE for Chesterfield’s eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities. The program is for individuals who have never had their legal documents prepared. • Documents include a simple will, durable power of attorney and an advanced medical directive. • Eligibility Requirements: yearly income is less than $37,425 for a household of one, $47,825 for a household of two. • All documents will be prepared on site by volunteer attorneys. • Pre-registration and Photo ID required. To confirm eligibility…

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Free

SignUpNow Medicaid/FAMIS Workshop

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

SignUpNow teaches the “ins and outs” of the eligibility requirements, application procedures, and post-enrollment information for Virginia’s Medicaid and FAMIS programs: New Adult Coverage; Programs for children and pregnant women; Plan First (family planning); Low Income Families and Children (LIFC) program; and Medicaid for Former Foster Care Youth. The workshops is free and lunch is provided. Registration is required. This workshop is sponsored by the VA Department of Medical Assistance Services.

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Free

VIRGINIA HUMANITIES RESEARCH FELLOW TALK Eliza House Trist & Thomas Jefferson: A Friendship and a Woman’s Journal of Westward Exploration

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Virginia Humanities Research Fellow Karen A. Chase, an independent author and scholar, for a talk revealing the life and writings of Elizabeth House Trist, the often-overlooked American woman who traveled westward in 1783, two decades before the famed Lewis and Clark expedition. Friend to Thomas Jefferson, Trist is one of two women featured in Chase’s narrative nonfiction project entitled “Eliza! Eliza!” Just months after the end of the Revolutionary War, Trist journeyed west and south to join her husband…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

December 4, Petersburg, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior, 12-1 p.m., Petersburg Family YMCA, 120 North Madison Street, Petersburg, VA 23803. During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia.

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association Surviving the Holidays/Know the Ten Warning Signs

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

December 4, Colonial Heights, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Surviving the Holidays/Know the Ten Warning Signs, 4-6 p.m., Colonial Heights Public Library, 1000 Yacht Basin Drive, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Join us to learn about creating a safe and calm space for the person with dementia, the need for self-care during the holidays and helpful ways to keep your loved one with a dementia diagnosis involved in the holiday spirit.

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association Coffee & Conversation – Men’s Group

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

December 5, Richmond, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter hosts Coffee and Conversation – Men’s Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Spring Arbor Cottage of Richmond, 10601 Barbara Lane, Richmond, VA 23233. Part educational, part support group, men with a dementia diagnosis meet to discuss a topic relevant to life with dementia.

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association Surviving the Holidays/Holiday Tips

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

December 5, Richmond, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Surviving the Holidays/Holiday Tips, 4-6 p.m., Henrico County Public Library, 8508 Franconia Road, Richmond, VA 23227. Join us to learn about creating a safe and calm space for the person with dementia, the need for self-care during the holidays and helpful ways to keep your loved one with a dementia diagnosis involved in the holiday spirit.

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$8 – $13

GardenFest for Fidos

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

Dogs can enjoy the holiday lights at GardenFest for Fidos! Leashed dogs are allowed on these select Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights nights: Thursday, December 5, 2019, and Thursday, January 2, 2020. . Please go to our website to read our rules and guidelines for visiting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with dogs. Regular Garden admission ($8-$13) plus $2 suggested “pet admission” benefiting the Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed and current on a rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome…

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Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin: Stephen Davis “Hood’s Flank Attack at Atlanta, July 22, 1864: Why Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville Succeeded, and Hood’s Did Not”

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we welcome Stephen Davis who currently serves as the Book Review editor for the Civil War News. His presentation is titled, “Hood’s Flank Attack at Atlanta, July 22, 1864: Why Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville Succeeded, and Hood’s Did Not.” Steve has been a Civil War buff since the 4th grade. He attended Emory University, and studied under the renowned Civil War historian Bell Wiley. After a Master’s degree in American history from the University of North…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association Healthy Habits for Brain and Body

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

December 6, Henrico, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents the education program Healthy Habits for Brain and Body, 10-11 a.m., Henrico County Public Library (Varina) 1875 New Market Road, Henrico, VA 23231. This program is designed for individuals of any age who are looking for information on ways to age as well as possible.

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$77

VSAE Awards Luncheon & Silent Auction

December 6 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

This event includes a Silent Auction with over 100 donated items on which to bid. Items include gift baskets, event tickets, luxurious getaways, and so much more. Proceeds will benefit VSAE’s education program and Relay For Life of Goochland, a local charity selected by VSAE’s Community Service Committee. In addition, there will be a luncheon at which the four winners of VSAE’s 2019 Awards of Excellence will be recognized.

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Santa Fun Run and Walk

December 7 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

The Arc of Hanover is organizing The Santa Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Bass Pro Shop in Ashland, VA. The route is approximately one mile, making it a family-friendly event. The proceeds from the event go directly to The Arc of Hanover to provide services and programs to people in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your generous support for this event helps underwrite some of the costs, allowing more of our fundraising dollars…

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A Christmas Past

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience the holidays in 19th century style. Families will enjoy the opportunity for children to meet a ‘Thomas Nast’ Santa Claus including photo opportunities and the chance to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Thomas Nast is considered to be the “Father of the American Cartoon” and among his most notable works is his creation of the modern version of Santa Claus. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a craft making activity where the finished holiday craft can be…

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$8

Breakfast with Santa

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pancakes, Holiday Crafts and Pictures with Santa.

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Free

Dominion Energy Christmas Parade

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Richmond Christmas Parade kicks off the holiday season and features award-winning marching bands, dance troupes, giant helium balloons, floats, and Legendary Santa himself!  This beloved Richmond tradition attracts more than 100,000 spectators each year from everywhere in Virginia, with thousands more enjoying the television broadcast on WTVR-CBS6. The Christmas Parade begins at the Science Museum of Virginia and travels down Broad Street to Richmond Coliseum. 

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Free

Robotics Competition- FIRST Tech Challenge Richmond VA Qualifier

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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 Capital One at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville on February 22, 2020. 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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Tea & Tidings

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A gourmet Holiday tea and tasty treats await adult guests as they enjoy period music while being taught 19th Century etiquette by ladies and gentlemen in period dress. Participants will also learn about the customs and stories of the season during the Civil War era.

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$15 – $20

The Magic of Horror Film Festival

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re not just horror fans… we are all actively working in the industry that orchestrates your nightmares! We’re writers, film-makers, entertainers, and veteran haunters who have made the art of fear our specialty. To us, the real “magic” of a horror film is in the creation of the story and the visual aspects. It all starts with the writers who dream up the scary stories. But we also celebrate the set designers who create the atmosphere, the costume designers and…

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$30

Holiday Bus Trip to Light Up the Tracks In Ashland

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PETERSBURG – Hospice Sponsors Holiday Bus Trip to Ashland Crater Community Hospice is sponsoring a motor coach trip to Light Up The Tracks in downtown Ashland on Saturday, December 7th. The bus will leave the Crater Community Hospice building promptly at 3:00 p.m. to travel to Ashland and return by 9:00 p.m. The cost for the trip is $30 per person and 10 and under is $25. Space is limited to 55 people. To reserve your spot on the trip,…

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Free

Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will be having a Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols service on Sunday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. The worship service, presented by our Adult Choir, will include traditional carols, anthems, and hymns for the Advent season. Admission to the service is free. All are welcome! Free parking is available behind the church, on the street, and in the VCU parking deck on Main and Laurel Streets.

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$15 – $25

Burlesque Right Now

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Burlesque Right Meow presents Nativikitty: Burlesque Right Meow desperately searches for the true meaning of Stripmas Sun, Dec 8 @ 7pm $15 in advance / $20 day of $25 VIP tickets (includes reserved seating in the front two rows, complimentary raffle ticket, & a goodie bag of fun stuff from Burlesque Right Meow! In advance only.) ​It’s been 3 years since Burlesque Right Meow first set out to find the true meaning of Stripmas…and we still don’t know WTF this…

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