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December 2021

Free

Black Lives, Black Lungs: Life or Breath

December 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

An important topic returns with new speakers and new research. Join the Health Equity Series for a community discussion on health disparities in the Richmond community and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Life or Breath will cover the inequities of lung health in Black and Brown communities. Speakers include: Patrick Nana-Sinkam, M.D., Wright Center associate director and Chair of the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Rachel Hunley, M.A., community engagement program manager at the Wright Center Moderated…

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Free

Minority Political Leadership Institute Virtual Open House

December 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, a Center in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs is currently recruiting for the Minority Political Leadership Institute. The Minority Political Leadership Institute is a collaborative initiative of The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. This is an intensive eight-month experience designed to promote leadership development for individuals interested in issues important to minority communities including: community economics, political climate, civic…

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Free

CA Adult Programs Holiday Cookie Exchange

December 17, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join CA Human Services Adult Programs Counselors and Clients for an outdoor holiday gathering to spread holiday cheer and exchange cookies! About this event WHO IS INVITED: Neurodivergent adults, transition-age students, adults with disabilities and family members! WHAT TO BRING: Homemade or store bought cookies to share and exchange, your holiday cheer (santa hat, tacky sweater, reindeer antlers…) WHERE: Driveway of CA Residence. The full address will be emailed to you once you register.

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1st Drafts and Bagels – MAN

December 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

1st Drafts and Bagels no reservations — just show up $5 suggested donation at door ​​​Join us for mimosas and bagels and participate in the creative process of making a new play. ​1st Drafts and Bagels brings together playwrights, directors, performers, and you to hear and talk about new short plays (or pieces of longer plays). We’re requiring all audience members to be fully vaccinated and to wear face masks in Firehouse ​Sat Dec 18 12n MAN by Chandler Hubbard…

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$10

Firehouse Radio Players

December 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sleigh bells ring. Are you listening? It must be the Firehouse Radio Players, back onstage with an all-new show to close out 2021. Join our versatile voice actors and our maestro of sound effects for an evening of original comedies performed in the style of an old time radio show. We’re wrapping up the year with a trio of shows filled with holiday hilarity. In this episode: crime doesn’t take Christmas vacation, but fortunately neither does “Cliff Hanger, Private Eye;”…

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Free

Common Ground Virginia History Book Group

December 21, 2021 @ 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 “Steel Drivin’ Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend” by Scott Reynolds Nelson. 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 the UncommonWealth blog to view LVA collection items and…

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January 2022

$8 – $15

Mentoring: How to Find One and How to Be One — Virtual Event

January 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Our Program: Pending approval for 1 hour of CFRE credit. Three Nina Abady Award recipients, Ruth Modlin Ellett, CFRE; Jane Helfrich; and David Thomason, will be joined by VAFRE’s former President and current VCU Senior Director of University Development James Wasilweski, CFRE, for an energetic and informative discussion of the importance of mentorship in the profession of fundraising. This panel of amazing fundraisers will discuss their own mentorship experiences, both as mentor and mentee, to kick off VAFRE’s 2022 luncheon…

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$20 – $30

Mentoring: How to Find One and How to Be One — In-person Event

January 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Important Statement on COVID Protocols For the safety of all of our members and guests, VAFRE strongly encourages all individuals attending our programs in-person to be vaccinated. Virtual registration is available for those who are not vaccinated or who do not feel comfortable meeting in person. Masks will be required for all participants and we will be practicing social distancing. In-person registration will be limited to 40 individuals. Box lunches will be available for in-person registrants at the end of…

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$56

Morality Without God

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Aaron Rabinowitz Resist harmful stereotyping and deepen your understanding of the nature of morality Classes will be held on Zoom on Saturdays, Jan 8 – 22, 2022 More information and registration here… https://htru.io/RUs4 www.innerworkcenter.org

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$160

KORU Mindfulness for Men

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dennis Williams Manage Stress, improve sleep and reduce self judgment in this program just for men. Class will be held on Zoom on Mondays from Jan 10 – 31 (6-8pm) More information or to register… https://htru.io/RUqr www.innerworkcenter.org

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Free

Minority Political Leadership Institute Virtual Open House

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, a Center in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs is currently recruiting for the Minority Political Leadership Institute. The Minority Political Leadership Institute is a collaborative initiative of The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. This is an intensive eight-month experience designed to promote leadership development for individuals interested in issues important to minority communities including: community economics, political climate, civic…

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Free

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Virtual Information Session

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

Henrico CASA activates trained volunteers to help our county’s most vulnerable children thrive in safe, loving homes. Will you join us in our mission to ensure every child that has experienced abuse or neglect has a voice? This virtual information session is the first step in learning more about volunteering as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) on behalf of a vulnerable child. Volunteers advocate for children aged from newborn to eighteen. Advocates come from all walks of life including…

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Free

Making History with LVA

January 12 @ 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

January 12 @ 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 either in person at the Library or online through Zoom. If joining virtually, please log in at 6:00 PM through either the Zoom link or the phone number below: Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93740664507?pwd=aUc4cXoyeGxFZW5YbXdudzBXVU12dz09 Meeting ID: 937 4066 4507 Passcode: 469804 This month, we’ll discuss “9…

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$25

Awakening – Moving Past the Barriers

January 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Vicki Saunders and Philip Davidson Learn practices to move past the barriers of inner work that can get in the way of a meaningful life: fear, lethargy and the realities of being human More information or to register: https://htru.io/RVmP www.innerworkcenter.org

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Free

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Virtual Information Session

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

YOU can change a child’s story. Learn more about volunteering to be a voice for vulnerable children experiencing abuse or neglect. Volunteers advocate for children aged from newborn to eighteen. Advocates come from all walks of life including a variety of professional and educational backgrounds. No special experience is required. This virtual information session is the first step in learning more about volunteering as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) on behalf of a vulnerable child. Prospective volunteers must apply…

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Free

VIRGINIA HUMANITIES RESEARCH FELLOW TALK Finding Virginia’s Historical Midwives

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

From the beginning of time until World War ll, the attendance of a midwife at the birth of each new community member was a near-universal experience, although one rarely acknowledged today. Join us in person at the Library as Virginia Humanities Research Fellow D’Anne Graham talks about the Virginia midwives she has discovered in her research and how their experience informs access to midwifery today. For more information, contact Elizabeth Klaczynski at elizabeth.klaczynski@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3536.

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Free

“How Can I Help My Adult Child Make Legal Decisions?” Supported Decision-Making & Legal Tools

January 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us! Northstar Career Academy presents: How Can I Help My Adult Child Make Legal Decisions? Supported Decision-Making & Legal Tools Learn about: -Short-term supports vs. Long-term planning -Explore the wide variety of tools available outside of guardianship -Next steps? Find out what the next steps are for your family Keynote Speaker: Matt Bellinger, Esq. – Attorney at Benecounsel, Inc.

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Free

Common Ground Virginia History Book Group

January 18 @ 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 “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingsolver. 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 the UncommonWealth blog to view LVA collection items and other resources for each month’s…

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Birthday Bash

January 19

Poe Museum of Richmond celebrates an annual Birthday Bash in honor of the author Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday. The celebration could include new exhibit materials, readings, and performances throughout the day.

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Free

Book Break with CATHERINE BAAB-MUGUIRA “Poe for Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History’s Least Likely Self-Help Guru”

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Press pause during the mid-week rush to join a local author at the Library of Virginia for a book talk, casual conversation, and book signing. 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. Here to bolster your New Year’s resolutions…

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$19

Mindful Art Moments: Creative Self Care

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Brittany Deutch Take some time for yourself and enjoy the power of a creative and artistic self-care practice. Class will be held on Zoom. More information or to register: https://htru.io/RUAl

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$19

Mindful Art Moments: Creative Self Care

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Brittany Deutch Take some time for yourself and enjoy the power of a creative and artistic self-care practice. Class will be held on Zoom. More information or to register: https://htru.io/RUAl www.innerworkcenter.org

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Free

Opening Reception: January/February 2022 Exhibitions

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening Reception for three solo exhibitions by April Flanders, Donna Frostick, Hope Morgan and a group exhibition by Artspace Artist Members. Exhibition Dates: January 21 – February 19, 2022 Artist Talks: Saturday, January 22, 2pm Free and Open to the Public More information about these shows: April Flanders: https://artspacegallery.org/2022/exhibits/april_flanders/ Donna Frostick: https://artspacegallery.org/2022/exhibits/donna_frostick/ Hope Morgan: https://artspacegallery.org/2022/exhibits/hope_morgan/

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$15

S’mores And More Under The Stars

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the staff at Maymont for a night under the stars while keeping warm around a campfire. Bundle up, bring a pair of binoculars or telescopes, and come ready to have a great time! Materials for making s’mores will be provided. Space is limited, please register by January 9.

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Free

Making History with LVA

January 22 @ 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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Free

Artist Talks: January/February 2022 Exhibitions

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Artist Talks for three solo exhibitors including April Flanders, Donna Frostick, Hope Morgan. Free and Open to the Public Exhibition Continues through February 19, 2022. Gallery Hours: Noon to 4pm, Tuesday-Sunday. More information about these shows: April Flanders: https://artspacegallery.org/2022/exhibits/april_flanders/ Donna Frostick: https://artspacegallery.org/2022/exhibits/donna_frostick/ Hope Morgan: https://artspacegallery.org/2022/exhibits/hope_morgan/

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$15

Toddler Time: Nature Adventures

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Don’t let the winter chill put an end to your child’s nature adventures—come to Maymont to explore nature at The Robins Nature Center. During this session, your child will experience free play, a story, a craft and a visit with one of Maymont’s animal ambassadors. You and your toddler might even make a few new friends!

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Interested in applying for RMHF funding in 2022? Attend our info session.

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

RMHF invites all organizations interested in applying for multi-year general operating support grants to join our upcoming information session webinar to learn more about the Foundation’s updated Strategic Framework and the process for applying for grants. For people not able to participate, the webinar will be taped and will be shared on the RMHF website.

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Investing in Your Organization’s Success: Strategic Planning for Sustainability

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us as Scott Andrews-Weckerly and Beth Vann-Turnbull discuss the topic, “Investing in Your Organization’s Success: Strategic Planning for Sustainability” Scott Andrews-Weckerly, MSW, LMSW, is Manager for Learning & Grants at the Community Foundation. In this role, Scott oversees the Community Foundation’s nonprofit learning and professional development portfolio and provides operational support for discretionary grantmaking. Before coming to the Community Foundation, Scott taught at the secondary and post-secondary levels and was a direct service provider and staff lead for…

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