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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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Count Dracula

September 14 - September 20
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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Flying bats, secret passageways, howling wolves, and the spectacular disappearance of the fanged vampire will prepare you for Halloween in the grandest of style.

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Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House

September 17 - October 14
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Features the renowned Holly Lawn estate in Richmond’s Hermitage Road Historic District. This gorgeous Queen Anne style home completed in 1901 was once home to the Richmond Council of Garden Clubs and is on the National Historic Register of Places. Virginia’s leading interior designers will transform the home's living spaces reflecting the designer's vision.  Please […]

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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: Creature Feature

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond, VA 23220
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Learn how animals tough it out in the wild using claws, jaws, shells, senses and more to protect themselves. Students explore these animal adaptations with hands-on activities and a visit from a well-protected creature. Participants will venture outside to complete a “senses and defenses” scavenger hunt. All ages welcome; adult must accompany child. Register online […]

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10:30 am

Pirate Day StoryTime

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, 23219
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Ahoy Matey!! A special pirate story time, come dressed up and receive "treasure".

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11:00 am

Homeschool Happenings

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Maymont, Children’s Farm, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond, VA 23220
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Meet some adorable stars of the Farm during a goat training session with a Maymont animal keeper. Watch as the goats demonstrate some of their learned behaviors, and get up-close with these friendly animal ambassadors as you feed and pet them. All ages welcome; adult must accompany child. Register online at maymont.org by September 18; […]

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3:00 pm

Francis Eppes and Thomas Jefferson: Family Ties

September 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
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Historian Martha W. McCartney presents a program about the fascinating history of the Eppes family in Chesterfield County and their relationship with Thomas Jefferson.

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Balance and Dizziness Seminar

September 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Do you have problems with balance or dizziness? The afternoon will begin with a short lecture to identify causes of dizziness, discuss how our bodies balance, and describe what vestibular therapy is and how it can be helpful. Participants will then rotate through stations to demonstrate several balance and vestibular testing procedures that vestibular therapists […]

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3:30 pm

S.T.E.M. Nursery Rhyme Time

September 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA 23238
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Explore nursery rhymes in a whole new way. Age 5 plus join them for a fun S.T.E.M. challenge based on the nursery rhyme Jack Be Nimble. Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. 

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4:00 pm

Pirate Day Treasure Hunt

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, 23219
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AARGH!! Are you worthy to find me treasure?? Come down to the library for a Treasure Hunt.

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4:30 pm

Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
West End Library, 5420 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
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Talk like pirates, hunt for treasure, and make a pirate-themed craft. Costumes appreciated but not required. For ages 5 to 12.

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5:00 pm

Gallery at First UU

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - September 23 @ 5:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, 1000 Blanton Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221
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175 local and regional artists and craftspeople will exhibit their works. Visit GalleryAtFirstUU on Facebook to see pictures from previous shows. The LOWCO Eatery food truck will be at Gallery Friday and Saturday.

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6:30 pm

Omega-3s for Brain Injury, Depression and ADHD

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Beet at Ellwood Thompson’s, 4 N Thompson St
Richmond, Virginia 23221
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Curious about the benefits and therapeutic role of fish oil? Terri will share the dramatic benefits seen in recent years by using higher doses of fish oil in certain conditions. This includes her direct experience with the top researchers at NIH and FDA and how to apply these new protocols to help you and your […]

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7:00 pm

Death Club Radio Live

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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​This is the live version of writer, storyteller, and hospice chaplain Alane Cameron Ford and Phil Ford's ground-breaking WRIR radio program. The show will have all of Alane and Phil's usual segments, plus new theatrical elements and you can ask questions from the audience about that most inevitable and mysterious moment in our lives.    

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Travel the World Without Leaving Sandston Library

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sandston Library, 23 E. Willamsburg Rd.
Sandston, VA 23150
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Learn about Australia in a fun, informative, and exciting "trip" abroad. Learn about the history, culture, language, food, and customs of other countries. Refreshments will be provided.

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Reboot: Reclaiming Life in the Digital Age

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grace Community Church, 2400 Pump Road
Henrico, VA
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Through discussion of emerging research as well as her clinical experience counseling “Digital Age” college students, Nina Shroder, MSW, LCSW will provide parents with helpful insight into the potential cognitive, social, and mental health effects of smart phone and other prevalent technologies, and share practical strategies for families to approach this issues with confidence and hope. […]

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