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August 2021

$33

THE ZOMBIE LIFE

August 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

world premiere THE ZOMBIE LIFE by Chris Gavaler directed by Joan Gavaler August 18-29, 2021 The Zombie Life: A Seminar for Humans Seeking Conversion We know life is hard. When you are ready to stop searching for meaning and leave the pain behind, we are ready to help. 1. Zombies have no responsibilities. 2. Zombies feel no guilt, shame, or emotional pain of any kind. 3. Zombies don’t plan for the future. 4. Zombies are never judgmental, petty, jealous, or…

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$5

1st Drafts and Bagels

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1st Drafts and Bagels Sun Aug 22 @ 12noon $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 provides opportunities for playwrights to workshop their scripts and get feedback from the audience. ​KALOS K’AGATHOS written by Chandler Hubbard directed by PJ Freebourn “I was a good girl.” “And the world set you on fire anyway.” Whatever she is, whatever she was, Medusa is…

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Free

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Virtual Information Session

August 25 @ 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 abused child has a voice? 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…

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$5 – $14

WEDNESDAYS ALFRESCO

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Escape to a garden paradise on Wednesday nights May 12th to August 25th. Bring your friends or bring a date! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has more than 50 acres of fresh air, fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special night out. Food and drink are available for purchase online or in person at the Robins Tea House. Online orders are nonrefundable. Outside food is not allowed to be brought into the Garden. If ordering online from the Garden,…

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$8

NIGHT OF 1000 LAUGHS

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

A NIGHT OF 1,000 LAUGHS Wed, Aug 25 @ 7:30pm $8 Nick Leveski and Eric Gordon are (former) attorneys at law. Once hailed as the future of the legal profession, they are now disgraced and disbarred. However, through this pain they have found a mutual love of improv, an activity that has given them the outlet they needed to recreate the thrill of the courtroom (where they are no longer allowed as lawyers). They’ll be joined by some of their…

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$35

WAR IN PIECES

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

WAR IN PIECES festival world premieres new plays by David Aldridge, Rachel Landsee, Robert Waldruff, Charles Williamson in partnership with Virginia War Memorial Foundation and Mighty Pen Project Sept 23 – Oct 30, 2021 ​ A one-act festival featuring four new plays written by military veterans about tipping-point moments in their lives when they could have been killed or died. ​ David Aldridge takes us on a ride to a crossroads, when time stops and a choice is made in…

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$8 – $14

FIDOS AFTER 5

August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets for Fidos After 5 will be limited and timed tickets will be required for all guests, including members. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA for Fidos After 5 on these special nights (only): June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26, September 9 & 23 where leashed dogs are allowed. Suggested $2 “pet admission” benefits Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed (no retractable leashes) and current on rabies vaccinations. Please visit our website…

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$33

THE ZOMBIE LIFE

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

world premiere THE ZOMBIE LIFE by Chris Gavaler directed by Joan Gavaler August 18-29, 2021 The Zombie Life: A Seminar for Humans Seeking Conversion We know life is hard. When you are ready to stop searching for meaning and leave the pain behind, we are ready to help. 1. Zombies have no responsibilities. 2. Zombies feel no guilt, shame, or emotional pain of any kind. 3. Zombies don’t plan for the future. 4. Zombies are never judgmental, petty, jealous, or…

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$33

THE ZOMBIE LIFE

August 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

world premiere THE ZOMBIE LIFE by Chris Gavaler directed by Joan Gavaler August 18-29, 2021 The Zombie Life: A Seminar for Humans Seeking Conversion We know life is hard. When you are ready to stop searching for meaning and leave the pain behind, we are ready to help. 1. Zombies have no responsibilities. 2. Zombies feel no guilt, shame, or emotional pain of any kind. 3. Zombies don’t plan for the future. 4. Zombies are never judgmental, petty, jealous, or…

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Free

Making History with LVA

August 28 @ 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 virtual volunteer session to learn how you can help make historical documents more searchable and usable for…

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$33

THE ZOMBIE LIFE

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

world premiere THE ZOMBIE LIFE by Chris Gavaler directed by Joan Gavaler August 18-29, 2021 The Zombie Life: A Seminar for Humans Seeking Conversion We know life is hard. When you are ready to stop searching for meaning and leave the pain behind, we are ready to help. 1. Zombies have no responsibilities. 2. Zombies feel no guilt, shame, or emotional pain of any kind. 3. Zombies don’t plan for the future. 4. Zombies are never judgmental, petty, jealous, or…

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$33

THE ZOMBIE LIFE

August 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

world premiere THE ZOMBIE LIFE by Chris Gavaler directed by Joan Gavaler August 18-29, 2021 The Zombie Life: A Seminar for Humans Seeking Conversion We know life is hard. When you are ready to stop searching for meaning and leave the pain behind, we are ready to help. 1. Zombies have no responsibilities. 2. Zombies feel no guilt, shame, or emotional pain of any kind. 3. Zombies don’t plan for the future. 4. Zombies are never judgmental, petty, jealous, or…

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September 2021

Free

Caregivers Support Group Meeting

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a monthly, virtual support group for caregivers of persons with a brain injury.

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$8 – $14

FLOWERS AFTER 5

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Relax on Thursday evenings June through September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks available online. Please note advance online tickets are required. Tickets are online-only (no walk-ups.) The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. and online food sales end at 8 p.m. Please see our website for the full musical lineup.

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Free

Genworth Free Community Day

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Genworth are pleased to announce Genworth Free Community Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on Labor Day, Monday, September 6. All visitors receive free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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$8 – $14

FIDOS AFTER 5

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets for Fidos After 5 will be limited and timed tickets will be required for all guests, including members. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA for Fidos After 5 on these special nights (only): June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26, September 9 & 23 where leashed dogs are allowed. Suggested $2 “pet admission” benefits Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed (no retractable leashes) and current on rabies vaccinations. Please visit our website…

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$10 – $15

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP Cemetery Records at the Library of Virginia

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Library of Virginia senior reference archivist Dawn Tinnell will provide an overview of cemetery records and other related death records and how they can help with genealogical research. Virginia Commonwealth University professor of history Ryan K. Smith will give examples of what he has found in cemetery records and related death records and how those findings relate to what can be discovered in the cemeteries themselves. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

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Free

Workforce Barriers 2080

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Open Mic Network presents: Business Diversity and Inclusion Series This 4 part series features local and regional subject experts, CEOs, educators and community leaders. Speakers and panelists will interact with attendees through conversations around the various diversity and inclusion practices and processes, in everyday business, personal and social aspects, that shape our lives.

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$35 – $40

Speak Up5k

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Dominion Payroll SpeakUp5k presented by Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is a race designed by Cameron Gallagher to raise awareness of teen depression and anxiety in a positive and active way. Started in 2014, it is the Foundation’s primary source of funding for our free programming to teens and their influencers. Join us as we “SpeakUp” for those who are battling depression and anxiety.

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River Clean Up

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteers needed for our fall river clean up in partnership with the James River Advisory Council! FOLAR will be coordinating at 2 sites: Pocahontas Island in Petersburg and Hopewell City Marina. Join us and help to conserve and protect the Appomattox River for all to enjoy.

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River Clean Up

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteers needed for our fall river clean up in partnership with the James River Advisory Council! FOLAR will be coordinating at 2 sites: Pocahontas Island in Petersburg and Hopewell City Marina. Join us and help to conserve and protect the Appomattox River for all to enjoy.

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$25

Piano Men: Generations

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

PIANO MEN: GENERATIONS celebrates the musical influences of BILLY JOEL and ELTON JOHN brought to you by the amazing Father and Son team of Terry & Nick Davies. Not only have Billy and Elton written and performed music that transcends four decades of music lovers – both have done so, not standing center stage, but seated behind the ebony and ivory of an instrument that will forever define the spirit their music: THE PIANO! Join Terry & Nick on this…

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$15

Toddler Time: Maymont Adventures

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Celebrate fall by introducing your child to animals at The Robins Nature Center. During this session your child will experience free play in the Discovery Room, a story, craft and a visit with one of Maymont’s animals. You and your toddler might even make a few new friends! Ages 18 months-4 years; adult must accompany child. $15 per toddler/adult pair; $13 per member toddler/adult pair

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$10 – $15

Rumput and All the Saints

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rumput and All the Saints Mon Sept 13 @ 7:30pm Tickets $10 advance/$15 day of Radical Shadows, Music, and Puppets with Rumput and All the Saints! A COVID Support Fundraiser for Indonesian Artists. New performances of innovative music, scrolling artwork, shadow theatre, and radical puppets with Richmond’s own Rumput and All the Saints Theater Company. Rumput is a collective of artists and musicians based in Richmond and Indonesia. The performance will include traditional and experimental stringband music by Indonesian composers,…

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$8 – $25

Accountants are From Mars, Fundraisers are From Venus (offered In-person and via Zoom)

September 14 @ 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. Since we are meeting in a government owned building, 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…

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Free

WEINSTEIN AUTHOR SERIES EVENT: KAREN L. COX No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for a talk by author and historian Dr. Karen L. Cox on her book “No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice.” In this eye-opening narrative of the efforts to raise, preserve, protest, and remove Confederate monuments, Dr. Cox depicts what these statues meant to those who erected them and how a movement arose to force a reckoning. When it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground. Polarizing debates over their…

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$50 – $75

VAFRE 2021-2022 Professional Partnership Program (P3)

September 15

Are you new to fund development or would you like to enhance your professional skill set? If you answered “YES,” VAFRE has great news for you! The Professional Partnership Program (P3), now entering its ninth year, offers VAFRE members the opportunity to join small groups (the Partners) to meet a minimum of four times with two highly experienced facilitators (the Leaders) between October and June. The Professional Partnership Program will encourage discussion and comment on job-related concerns of greatest interest…

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Free

Confronting All Things Black, White, and MisUnderstood

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Open Mic Network presents: Business Diversity and Inclusion Series This 4 part series features local and regional subject experts, CEOs, educators and community leaders. Speakers and panelists will interact with attendees through conversations around the various diversity and inclusion practices and processes, in everyday business, personal and social aspects, that shape our lives.

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Free

VCU OCPE 3rd Wednesdays Series – Play Therapy and the Therapeutic Power of Play – FREE!

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series Join us to learn more about the therapeutic power of play and how play is used to communicate with and treat clients. We’ll give an overview of play therapy and share information about the VCU Play Therapy Training Program. VCU is an approved continuing education provider (APT Approved Provider 15-397) by the Association for Play Therapy. Presenter: Jan Williamson, LCSW and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) All sessions in this annual series from June through October…

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Free

“The Rest and Readied” Part 6 of the JXN Project Summer Lecture Series

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The JXN Project celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Jackson Ward neighborhood with a year-long sesquicentennial celebration. Join the Library of Virginia as we partner with The JXN Project and Richmond Public Library to offer a six-part summer lecture series on Jackson Ward history. The sixth and final lecture, a precursor to the Afrikana Independent Film Festival, will be moderated by Gary Flowers and explore the lives of the notable Jackson Wardians who will be honored with street designations as…

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