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WWI America

June 1 - July 29
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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The exhibition features more than 100 objects, multimedia presentations, and interactive experiences and focuses on WWI as a transformational event. Themes such as immigration and migration, racial conflict, women’s rights, labor struggles, challenges to civil liberties, and the meaning of citizenship are explored.

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Richmond Digital Photography Club Annual Exhibit

July 3 - July 31
Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229
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Free

Members’ framed photographs will be displayed upstairs and downstairs and many will be available for purchase.

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Richmond Shakespeare Festival

July 6 - July 29
Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Rd.
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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Quill Theatre presents As You Like It  under the stars with the backdrop of historic Agecroft Hall. Arrive at six for a stroll or enjoy a picnic dinner on the lawn before the show starts at 7:30.    

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The Senator’s Wife

July 13 - July 29
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
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A romantic comedy with music by C. Robert Jones. Directed by Amber dePass. When Louise Larraby, the charming widow of Democratic Senator Ted Larraby, agrees to marry Republican Senator Richard Townsend, the worlds of both families are turned upside down.

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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale

July 13 - August 12
Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 W. Broad St
Richmond, Virginia 23230
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Disaster strikes when Trixie leaves her beloved stuffed Knuffle Bunny at the laundromat. Based on the Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, this wacky, heart-warming tale of kerfuffle is bubbly, colorful, and perfect for kids and adults alike.

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Aida School Edition

July 27 - July 29
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
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An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, book by […]

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

July 28 - August 4
Dogwood Dell, 6000 South Blvd
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

This musical comedy is a tale of socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache, and a purpose while competing at a spelling bee.

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Ongoing

Faces of Survival: A Portrait Exhibit

June 1 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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They came from all corners of Eastern and Western Europe. All had the normalcy of their childhoods replaced by fear, and often the horror of witnessing death and losing loved ones to senseless brutality. All of them made new homes in the United States. Meet some of Hampton Roads’ remaining Holocaust survivors. Read their stories. Remember […]

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7:30 am

Pony Pasture 5K

July 28 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Pony Pasture Rapids Park, 7310 Riverside Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
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It is a flat and fast, out and back 5K course on Riverside Drive along the James River. Benefits the Richmond Road Runners Club Scholarship Fund. Each year the club has awarded $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. There is limited parking in the Pony Pasture parking lot.  Please consider parking at the Stratford Hills Shopping Center […]

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8:00 am

July Jingle Run

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Program is excited to host a 5K Walk/Run and  a 1K Kids Run. Get the whole family involved in the costume contest, prizes for best dressed.

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9:00 am

National Dance Day

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 15th Street
Richmond, VA 23224
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Free

The third annual National Dance Day celebration. Dance classes are all day and offered in a variety of styles.

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9:30 am

Working Animals Day

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Learn more about animals with jobs as you meet everything from police dogs to therapy animals. While there, visit Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out to learn more about the inner workings of animals and leave with a new understanding of the amazing beauty of both animals and humans.  

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10:30 am

Shark Week Fun

July 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hanover Library, 7527 Library Drive
Hanover, VA 23069
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Free

Have some super shark-y fun at the library. Snacks provided by Hanover Branch Library Friends.

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Bridge Building

July 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

There’s more than one way to build a bridge. VDOT will help you learn about and create bridges. Registration begins two weeks before program.    

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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical Sensory Friendly

July 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 W. Broad St
Richmond, Virginia 23230
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Free

For children with autism and other sensory, social, or learning disabilities. Adaptation of select performances to provide a welcoming atmosphere for this specific population. Theatre staff, volunteers, and performers understand that some of those in the audience may vocalize and move around throughout the performance. These select performances will not be available to the general […]

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11:00 am

LEGO World Architecture Expo

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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A fun session with an endless supply of LEGOs to create and build famous buildings from around the world. Scale models will be displayed. A little geography + a little science = a whole lot of fun. For ages 3 and older. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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Down on the Farm- Butter Churning and More

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn about farming in the old days in Chesterfield County, through photographs, and artifacts.  Then learn to churn butter as they did on the farm.

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12:00 pm

Happee Birthdae, Harry Potter!

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
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CelebrateHarry Potter’s birthday with crafts and activities like Rememberalls, wands, a "Wanted Wizard” selfie station, and more. Costumes are optional, but encouraged. For ages 3 to 10. Hogwarts-style snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

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2:00 pm

Tubing

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$

Hike upstream along the banks of the river, and then float back down through Mitchell’s Gut Rapids. Please bring water to drink, and dress to be in the water and in the sun. Sneakers or other closed toe shoes are required. You must be able to swim to attend this program. For ages 12 and […]

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B&N Book Buzz: Local Author Signing

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Chesterfield Towne Center, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
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Free

L.J. Thompson, author of, Trixie Brackett: The Girl Who Dare to Survived Her Special Gifts and Penn Miller, author of, Confederate Gold: A Modern Day Romp through the Civil War History of Richmond, Virginia will be signing and promoting their new books.  More authors will be added.

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Magical World Extravaganza

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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Sign up to create your own "magical" Cosmic Goo, Pocket Marauder's Map, non-alcoholic Giggle Water, and more. Please visit or call the library to sign up. For ages 11 to 18. Fun snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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Book Signing with William B. Hardison, Jr.

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Short Pump, 11640 W. Broad Street
Henrico, 23233
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William B. Hardison, Jr. will be signing copies of his new release, Dinosaurs in the Cornfield. Dinosaurs in the Cornfield is a memoir recounting the lessons Hardison learned in the summers spent with his grandfather.

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The Tricksters

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Harley Newman has earned recognition for his unique approach to stunt performance. David London combines the art of illusion with storytelling, comedy, and surrealism to create truly original theatrical performances. They play with illusion and bend reality. They are storytellers, philosophers, clowns, and poets.

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6:00 pm

Kid’s Night Out

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Romp n’ Roll West End, 9677 W Broad St
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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Parents get an evening to themselves while the kids (ages 2 to 5) get to run, play, and create art with instructors. Pizza dinner included. The night ends with a bubble dance party. Children do not need to be potty-trained.

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Family Movie Night

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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Free

Bring chairs, food and blankets and enjoy Cars 3 under the stars. Food vendors will be on-site. No pets or alcohol are allowed. Gates and kids’ entertainment area opens at 6:00 p.m., movie starts at dusk. No charge for parking after 6 p.m. Rain date Friday, August 3.

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7:30 pm

The Tricksters

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Harley Newman has earned recognition for his unique approach to stunt performance. David London combines the art of illusion with storytelling, comedy, and surrealism to create truly original theatrical performances. They play with illusion and bend reality. They are storytellers, philosophers, clowns, and poets.

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