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Origami in the Garden

September 1 - September 30
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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An exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse, and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art of origami in museum quality sculpture and educational programming.  

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4th Friday Art Shows

September 1 - September 22
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224
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Free

Wind up the summer of 2018 with bright summer lights. Deshia Williams’ exhibit provides the light show. Celebrate the river that has provided so much summer fun with the exhibit, River Renderings. And there are two exciting solo shows that open.  

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2nd Annual West End Art Festival

September 8 - September 9
West Broad Village, 3950 Wild Goose Lane
Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States
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Free

Unique creations by hundreds of award-winning artists in many formats.

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Ongoing

Beyond Duty

September 1 @ 9:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Free

The core of the exhibition is comprised of the stories of 9 diplomats who were recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations”. The stories represent diversity: different countries of origin, various countries were they operated different types of rescue actions taken in various stages of the Holocaust. The stories are woven into the historical chain of […]

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8:00 am

Checkered Flag 5K and Kids Run

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Richmond International Raceway, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
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Runners will now have the option to run in the 10K or 5K, and children ages 14 and under are invited to race in the one mile Kids Run. The race will take runners around the RIR property and onto the track surface.  

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West End Farmers Market

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

West End Farmer’s Market, 12496 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA
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Free

Support your local farmers and vendors. This farmers market offers fresh, local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, farm fresh eggs, meats, seafood, and much more from over 20 vendors. Rain or shine.  

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9:00 am

SpeakUp 5K

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Byrd Park, 600 South Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230 United States
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A community run/walk held in honor of Richmond teen Cameron Gallagher and her commitment to raising awareness of childhood depression and anxiety.  

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10:00 am

History Investigators: R F & P Park

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
RF&P Park, 3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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Free

Each investigator will receive a dossier to help in the quest to find hidden objects and go on a treasure hunt. For this session you will be able to inspect railroad cars up close at RF&P Park. For ages 6 to 12, parent(s) must accompany child. 

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10:30 am

LEGO Back to School

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hanover Library, 7527 Library Drive
Hanover, VA 23069
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Free

Ages 5 and up, have a Saturday morning build. Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

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Trial Class for Irish Dance

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Heart of Ireland School of Dance, LLC, 14257 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23113
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Free

Come out and try a free trial class of traditional Irish dance. Ages 3 and up, must be potty trained. Meet their dancers and see a short performance.

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11:00 am

Rips and Snags: Mending Basics

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2018 at 11:00am

Free

Save money and add flair to your clothing by learning how to make simple alterations and repairs. For adults and kids ages 8 and up. Registration begins two weeks before each program.  

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12:00 pm

B’dam Brew Jam

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beaverdam Ruritan Park, 18002 Teman Rd
Beaverdam, VA 23015
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Features live band The Atkinsons, amazing selection of craft brews and ciders, eclectic vendors, food trucks and a beer garden. The shady tall oaks provide space to hang out playing corn hole, giant JENGA, and more. ($, Free for children 12 and under)

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Second Saturday Movie Matinee

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
West Point Library, 721 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
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Free

Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

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Gospelfest and Youth Expo 2018

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rejoice Christian Center, 1841 Darbytown Road
Henrico, VA 23231
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Free

An annual community outreach event under a big tent, features wholesome ministry entertainment, free food and non-alcoholic drinks, a bounce house, face painting, games, door prizes, and backpacks full of free school supplies for all attending elementary aged students.

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Family Day – Robotics

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
Triangle, VA 22172
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Free

Discover how the Marine Corps Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) robots function and try your hand at operating one. Talk to Marine Corps robotics experts. Crafts and hands-on activities will be available.

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1:00 pm

DIY Terrarium Workshop

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
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Free

Add a little green to your indoor space with an easy-to-create, eye-catching terrarium. Call or visit the library to register for this program. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

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Art Splash

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Deep Run Park Recreation Center, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233 United States
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Free

Dive into creativity at this art showcase. See artists at work, and get an early peek at what they have in store for fall. Check out some original creations in the student art exhibit. 

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2:00 pm

Stone Brewing Presents: Stone’s Throw Down in RVA

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brown’s Island, 7th and Tredegar Streets
Richmond, VA 23219
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Second annual music and craft beer festival. Artist Lineup includes: Drive-By Truckers, Antibalas, NO BS! BRASS, Futurebirds, Spooky Cool, and Kenneka Cook. Sorry - no pets allowed. Benefits local organizations in Richmond.

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2:30 pm

The Upcycled Lab: Snack Wrapper Pouches

September 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico, VA 23231
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Free

Make no sew pouches to hold your pencils, coins, whatever you need. Use wrappers from candy, chips, and fruit snacks to create zippered carry pouches. For grade 4 through 12.

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4:00 pm

VICTOR, The True Spirit of Love

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Grace Street Theatre, 634 W. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Based on the autobiography Victor Torres, inspired by the true story of a teen from Puerto Rico, who's forced to survive the "dark streets" of Brooklyn, New York, in 1962. As a new recruit in a street gang, a teenage Victor embarks on drug-trafficking business in an attempt to help his struggling family. A faith-based […]

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6:00 pm

Spiders’ Football Home Opener

September 8 @ 6:00 pm
Robins Stadium, University of Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
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Cheer on the Spiders at the opening game against Fordham. Sign up for the Spiderlings Kids Club for perks and special deals. The fun zone will be packed with tons of activities including inflatables, face painting, balloon art, autographs from the women’s soccer team and much more. It’s also the annual Touch a Truck event where […]

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7:00 pm

Susan Greenbaum

September 8 @ 7:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
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Susan Greenbaum has won several national songwriting awards, including the Smithsonian Songwriters Award in 2009 and the Philadelphia Songwriters Project songwriting contest in June, 2008. She draws big, enthusiastic audiences who delight in her lively, diverse, and powerful performances. 

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7:30 pm

VICTOR, The True Spirit of Love

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Grace Street Theatre, 634 W. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Based on the autobiography Victor Torres, inspired by the true story of a teen from Puerto Rico, who's forced to survive the "dark streets" of Brooklyn, New York, in 1962. As a new recruit in a street gang, a teenage Victor embarks on drug-trafficking business in an attempt to help his struggling family. A faith-based […]

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