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The Commonwealth and the Great War

September 1 - November 18
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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In 1917, Virginia-born President Woodrow Wilson brought the nation into war against the German, Austrian, and Ottoman empires. This tells the stories of individual Virginians who carried the state’s proud military tradition to the battlefront during World War I. 100,000 of them served; 3,700 died. Many more were injured.

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Pandemic: Richmond

September 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city. From influenza to cholera to polio to AIDS/HIV, this exhibition investigates how Richmonders have fought silent, invisible enemies and tells their stories of both loss and survival.

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Butterflies LIVE!

September 1 - October 14
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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Tropical beauties transform the Conservatory into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. Get up close and personal as hundreds of butterflies feed, flutter, and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats, and lifecycles.

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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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Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women

September 1, 2018 - January 27, 2019
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume, this exhibit will examine the role of fashion in the professional, creative, and social advancement of women in Richmond, Virginia.

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Truthful Witnessing

September 1 - October 14
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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This third installation in a series of exhibitions exploring the four volumes of the Black Photographers Annual, published between 1973 and 1980, features a range of artists, including author James Baldwin. This series is sponsored by Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher, president of University of Richmond, and Dr. Betty Neal Crutcher.  

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There’s Just Us

September 1 - October 28
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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August 11 and 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right protests that shook Charlottesville. This exhibit is a photo series by Alec R. Hosterman who was there to document the protests over that weekend.  

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Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

September 1 - November 30
Berkeley Plantation, 12602 Harrison Landing Road
Charles City , VA 23030 United States
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Explore colorful autumn gardens, the river shore, and exhibits. Pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze.  

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Sophie Treppendahl

September 1 - October 14
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Sophie Treppendahl's newest solo show, Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt opens in the Pink Gallery. .

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4th Friday Art Shows

September 1 - September 22
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224
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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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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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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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10:00 am

Homeschool Happenings: Reptiles

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond, VA 23220
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How do snakes smell their surroundings? Do turtles have backbones? Do alligators live in Virginia? Slither into the secretive world of reptiles and meet several cold-blooded critters. All ages welcome; adult must accompany child. Register online at maymont.org by September 11

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Mommy & Me

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond, Va 23230
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Enjoy a morning out with your preschooler with music from Kurt Stemhagen, crafts, activities, and door prizes

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12:00 pm

Master Gardener Help Desk

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Belmont Library, 3100 Ellwood Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
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Master Gardeners will be out in the library, eager to answer any of your gardening questions. They will have soil sample kits and other helpful resources for you.

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4:30 pm

STEM at Your Library: Engineering

September 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
West End Library, 5420 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
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Design and build a marshmallow structure. Ages 5 to 12.

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5:30 pm

Art Adventures

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road
South Chesterfield, VA 23803
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A fun, dynamic way for Pre-K children to develop their own creativity. All supplies are included. Registration begins two weeks before program.  

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6:00 pm

Paws to READ

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Montpelier Library, 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
Montpelier, VA 23192
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Is your child a reluctant reader? Sign them up for a 20-minute session reading to Chrissie, a Paws to READ reading education assistance dog. Call or visit the branch to sign up.

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6:30 pm

LEGO Adventures

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Goochland Library, 3075 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
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Do you love LEGOs? Bring your friends for a fun night of building, featuring group challenges, and free play. For ages 5 to 10.

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Reversing Cognitive Decline

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Beet at Ellwood Thompson’s, 4 N Thompson St
Richmond, Virginia 23221
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There are many misconceptions about what is normal for our brain function and decline. As the incidence of dementia in the United States continues to rise, many people are left wondering what and if they can to anything prevent it. In this discussion, you will learn about common causes of cognitive decline, how to identify your […]

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7:30 pm

Playback Theatre

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Playback is a theatre form where someone in the audience shares a moment or story from their life, chooses the actors to play the different roles, and then all those present watch the enactment, as the story comes to life with artistic shape and nuance, as well as musical accompaniment. Playback is a beautiful intersection […]

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