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December 2019

$8 – $13

STORYTIME IN THE GARDEN

December 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy storybooks and activities Included with Garden admission. No pre-registration required. Fridays, 10 – 11 a.m., June – August; in the Children’s Garden. September – May; in the Lora Robins Library.

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$8 – $13

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic

December 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy fun family activities all afternoon with the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic. Live music with the Ululating Mummies, a parade and more. Activities include: -Photo opportunities with the Garden Keeper — bring your cameras! -Make your own New Year’s party hat -Write your wish for 2020 and add it to our “wishing chain” -Be a part of the annual Garden tradition: “Rolling in the New Year” by rolling down the hill to the Cochrane Rose Garden. -Those who attend…

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January 2020

Free

CareerStart Information Session

January 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

CareerStart @ the Middle College offers FREE GED® completion and short-term industry credential training classes on the Downtown campus of Reynolds Community College. Training is available in healthcare, customer service, warehousing and construction. Attendance at an information session is required to apply for one of these FREE classes. Spring classes begin in January 2020. To register for an information session go to: ccwatraining.org/careerstart – advance registration is required. Space is limited in these grant-funded classes.

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$8 – $13

GardenFest for Fidos

January 2 @ 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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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Volunteer Information Session

January 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how you can become a Court Appointed Special Advocate and make a difference in a child’s life. Children in our community are waiting for someone like you to speak up for their best interests. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. They make sure the child’s needs are heard – in the community and in the courtroom – and serve as a caring, consistent adult in a child’s life. Children…

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William Waldrop and Mike Nusbaum presents: “The CSS Richmond” hosted by Pamplin Historical Park

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

Speakers William Waldrop and Mike Nusbaum will discuss “The CSS Richmond”. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month (except June, July, and August) at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals who are already members of Pamplin Historical Park can become members of PCWRT for $20.00. Non-members can attend for $5.00 each meeting. Call (804) 861-2408 for…

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Free

CareerStart Information Session – Free GED & Industry Training Classes

January 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

CareerStart @ the Middle College offers FREE GED® completion and short-term industry credential training classes on the Downtown campus of Reynolds Community College. Training is available in healthcare, customer service, warehousing and construction. Attendance at an information session is required to apply for one of these FREE classes. Spring classes begin in January 2020. To register for an information session go to: ccwatraining.org/careerstart – advance registration is required. Space is limited in these grant-funded classes.

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Free

Richmond Choral Society “Open Rehearsal”

January 6 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Come sing with the Richmond Choral Society in a no pressure, no commitment “open rehearsal” on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 6:45~8:30pm. We supply the sheet music. You supply your voice. Join us afterward for conversation over light refreshments. For more information, please visit www.richmondchoralsociety.org.

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free

Free Admission to the Garden: Jan. 7-19,2020

January 7 @ 9:00 am - January 19 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy FREE admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden JAN. 7-19, 2020. There is plenty to see at the Garden in January! The warm and cozy Conservatory beckons with aromatic orchids, passion flowers and other tropical plants. Outdoor blooms are more treasured because they are unexpected. See our January blooms page for other highlights of winter interest and blooms. *Please note the Garden Café is closed during this time.

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Free

CareerStart Information Session – Free GED & Industry Training Classes

January 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CareerStart @ the Middle College offers FREE GED® completion and short-term industry credential training classes on the Downtown campus of Reynolds Community College. Training is available in healthcare, customer service, warehousing and construction. Attendance at an information session is required to apply for one of these FREE classes. Spring classes begin in January 2020. To register for an information session go to : ccwatraining.org/careerstart – registration is required. Space is limited in these grant-funded classes.

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Free

Transcribe-A-Thon

January 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult). Contact Sonya Coleman for more information at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com or call Hands On at 804-330-7400.…

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Free

Literary Virginia Book Group

January 8 @ 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 “Bearskin” by James McLaughlin (a 2019 Fiction Award finalist) and pick up February’s book, “We Face the Dawn” by Margaret Edds (a 2019 Nonfiction Award finalist). Loaner books available. For…

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Free

A Conversation about Monuments

January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free and open to the public, this small-group discussion series encourages informed conversations around complex topics affecting Virginia. On the second Wednesday of each month, the Library will screen a segment from a documentary film, followed by a round-table conversation with input from a moderator and historical expert from the Library. Attendees are encouraged to share their perspectives with the group. January 8’s event features a short documentary from the American Museum of Natural History, “The Meaning of a Monument,”…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association – Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior, 10-11:30 a.m., VCU Health HUB at 25th, 1330 North 25th Street, Suite A, Richmond, VA 23223. 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. Register online at http://bit.ly/2ta280v

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association – Joyful Voices

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter in collaboration with Joyful Voices Chorus, hold rehearsals for the community choir, Joyful Voices, 10-11:30 a.m., at Salisbury Presbyterian Church, 13621 West Salisbury Road, Midlothian, VA 23113. Open to all persons with a dementia diagnosis, their families and caregivers, the chorus is designed to stimulate the mind, energize the body and elevate the spirit. Registration, volunteer and donor information can be found at www.JoyfulVoicesChorus.org or by contacting Joanne Sherman, artistic director, at 804.794.5311, x128.

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$13

NATURE STUDY READING SOCIETY AT THE LORA ROBINS LIBRARY

January 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Nature Study Reading Society (formerly the Botanical Book Group) is devoted to reading and discussing an array of nature study books. Discussions are held on the second Friday every other month in the Robins Library Reading Room, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact librarian@lewisginter.org, or call 804-262-9887 x240. THE 2019 BOOKS FOR DISCUSSION ARE: JANUARY 11, 2019 Life List: A Woman’s Quest for the Most Amazing Birds by Olivia Gentile A frustrated housewife sets out…

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$50

The Adolf-Adams JCC Forum presents: A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein through Story and Song

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

Jamie Bernstein, the oldest daughter of revered composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, will be the featured guest of the Adolf-Adams JCC Forum, sharing her deeply intimate story about her legendary father. Jamie will invite us into her family’s private world which includes a fantastic set of characters that populated the Bernstein’s lives including the Kennedy’s, John Lennon, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Betty (Lauren) Bacall and share tales about the complex and sometimes troubled man, the family he raised, and…

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$40

Wade Preston and the Movin’ Out band

January 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Don’t miss this awesome band on Saturday! Direct from Broadway, the Movin’ Out Band is the ultimate tribute to Billy Joel. The band is led by Wade Preston and includes musicians from the original Broadway ensemble. Come hear and sing along to “Uptown Girl,” “Piano Man,” “Only the Good Die Young,” and LOTS more!

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Free

CareerStart Information Session – Free GED® Completion & Industry Training Classes

January 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

CareerStart @ the Middle College offers FREE GED® completion and short-term industry credential training classes on the Downtown campus of Reynolds Community College. Training is available in healthcare, customer service, warehousing and construction. Attendance at an information session is required to apply for one of these FREE classes. Spring classes begin in January 2020. To register for an information session go to : ccwatraining.org/careerstart – advance registration is required. Space is limited in these grant-funded classes.

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Free

CareerStart Information Session – Free GED® Completion & Industry Training Classes

January 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CareerStart @ the Middle College offers FREE GED® completion and short-term industry credential training classes on the Downtown campus of Reynolds Community College. Training is available in healthcare, customer service, warehousing and construction. Attendance at an information session is required to apply for one of these FREE classes. Spring classes begin in January 2020. To register for an information session go to : ccwatraining.org/careerstart – advance registration is required. Space is limited in these grant-funded classes.

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$45

VMFA After Hours: VMFA is for Lovers

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Explore your love for travel and art. Your ticket includes admission to Edward Hopper and the American Hotel and two dance parties, featuring music by DJ Lonnie B on the spin and the Legacy Band performing live, hosted by Kelli Lemon. Experience art from around the world in VMFA’s permanent collection, and check out the free exhibition Working Together: Louis Draper and Kamoinge Workshop.

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Networking Breakfast at the BBB

January 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 pm

Please join us from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, as we welcome you to this FREE Business Networking event. Attendees should come prepared with loads of business cards, a killer 60-second elevator pitch, and a hearty appetite. Listen in and meet with experts and speakers in health, fitness, wellness and nutrition. one of our speakers will be Kathleen Baker from Glenmore Yoga. Kathleen is the owner/manager of Glenmore Yoga & Wellness Center. She earned her degree from Duquesne University in…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association – Joyful Voices

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter in collaboration with Joyful Voices Chorus, hold rehearsals for the community choir, Joyful Voices, 10-11:30 a.m., at Salisbury Presbyterian Church, 13621 West Salisbury Road, Midlothian, VA 23113. Open to all persons with a dementia diagnosis, their families and caregivers, the chorus is designed to stimulate the mind, energize the body and elevate the spirit. Registration, volunteer and donor information can be found at www.JoyfulVoicesChorus.org or by contacting Joanne Sherman, artistic director, at 804.794.5311, x128.

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Free

Alzheimer’s Association – Memory Cafe

January 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter will hold its monthly Memory Café, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Great Hope Baptist Church, 2101 Venable Street, Richmond, VA. 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. For more information please call 804.967.2580 or register online at http://bit.ly/34UbUkW

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$8 – $13

HYGGE READING PARTY

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

Included with Garden admission; free for members Chase away the winter blues in Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s coziest nook: the Reading Room in the Lora Robins Library. In keeping with the Scandinavian concept of hygge—a quality of coziness and contentment derived from taking pleasure in sweet, quiet moments and good company—we invite you to curl up with a good book in our comfy chairs alongside a toasty fire. Cocoa and sweet treats will be provided. Reading partiers are encouraged to…

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Free

Community Grants Information Session

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

As this year draws to a close, we are excited to share with you the many ways that the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond is planning to support the nonprofit sector in 2020. In addition to information found on the Community Foundation and ConnectVA websites, we would love to share more details at one of two optional information sessions in January. Each session will include one hour of content-an overview of all the ways for us to connect (online…

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Free

Community Planning Workshop: The African American Experience Circa 1900

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On National Day of Racial Healing, share your ideas and experiences during a community discussion to help plan for a broader, more in-depth African American narrative at Maymont. Bring opinions and inspirations regarding historical and modern-day stories of African American democracy, diversity and opportunity, especially in relation to the Maymont Mansion exhibition that interprets the work and home lives of the African American staff at Maymont, 1893-1925. The Maymont Mansion Belowstairs exhibition will be open to registrants for self-guided tours…

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Free

2020 Preschool Open House

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

New families are invited to come learn about our innovative programs for young children (ages 2-5 years old), tour our Preschool classrooms, award-winning playgrounds and gardens! For more information or to reserve a spot please contact Early Childhood Director Donna Peters at 804-545-8617 or dpeters@weinsteinjcc.org. Go to weinsteinjcc.org for further details.

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Taboo Conversations at Work”

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Session #1: In today’s highly-divisive social climate and hyperactive social media world, traditionally “taboo” topics such as race, religion, and politics are coming up more frequently in the workplace. When these crucial conversations are well-facilitated and occur with respect, we lessen the risk of negatively impacting employee morale, engagement, and productivity. During this session, participants will explore identity and build skills to talk about the hard stuff at work more effectively. Through the Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN), the Virginia Center…

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Free

CVA Collision Tour

January 23 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Come see the future of Nonprofit Coworking in Richmond and take a tour of CVA before construction begins. Even if you have already seen the space, we will be going over the different membership types, room sizes, pricing, programming, and other member benefits. This will also be your opportunity to reserve your spot and become a Founding Member. Once the final floorplan has been settled, you will have the opportunity to select your room(s) based on your reservation number. Breakfast…

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