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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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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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About Beulah Gould Branch, Mrs. John Kerr Branch

September 20 - November 2
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Information about Mrs. Beulah Branch, her life, and the work done this summer restoring her bedroom will be in the Long Gallery. Come peak into the life of the lady of the house.

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(Im)permanence

September 20 - November 2
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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(Im)permanence invites the viewer into a dialogue between society, intimate spaces, and the fleeting moments that exist within nature and the permanence of the architecture that surrounds us. The pieces featured by Cynthia Myron in this exhibition are a culmination of works revealing passing of individual memory, emotional weight, and lasting recollection that exists within […]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

September 21 - October 14
Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street
Richmond, 23220
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Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he's suspected of killing the neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

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State Fair of Virginia

September 28 - October 7
Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, VA 23047
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Virginia’s finest animals and agriculture exhibits, shows, fair food, midway rides, music, arts and crafts, competitions, and more.  

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Break Glass: Art by VL Cox

September 28, 2018 - February 10, 2019
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Through her art, Cox aspires to spark conversation about civil rights and equality, while also exploring the persistence of hate and injustice in America today. Cox creates her work from found objects, appropriating them to make pointed criticisms about some of today’s most troubling topics often delivering a message that is in direct opposition to […]

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Richmond Youth Peace Project Leadership Training

September 29 - September 30
Six Points Innovation Center, 001 Meadowbridge Rd
Richmond, VA 23222 United States
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Learn conflict resolution and leadership skills; to work with a team of young people and adult mentors to make the Richmond region a more just and peaceful community. Lunch and snacks provided. Space in this program is limited. For teens 7th grade to age 20.  

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The Great Pumpkin Fest

September 29
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
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Kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween activities for kids presented by the PEANUTS characters like pumpkin decorating and more.

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Halloween Haunt

September 29
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
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From the thrilling rides to the frightful attractions, you’re in for some extreme screams. Haunted mazes, terrifying scare zones, and thrilling shows. WARNING! This event is too intense for young children. Parental discretion is advised.

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Ongoing

Family Camp In: Night Time Mystery

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - September 29 @ 9:00 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond, VA 23220
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The adventure begins with an evening hike of the grounds in search of native nocturnal creatures as well as close encounters with a few Maymont animal ambassadors. Plus solve a hands-on mystery, make s’mores, and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night in the Nature Center galleries, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a […]

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8:00 am

West End Farmers Market

September 29 @ 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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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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Fall Children’s Consignment Sale

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 9801 Fort King Rd
Henrico, VA 23229
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Shop for great bargains. Benefits the Kidz Kupboard program, which provides weekend meals to local students who might otherwise go without.

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8:30 am

Autism Speaks Walk

September 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Innsbrook Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Dr.
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of people living with autism.

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9:00 am

Richmond Train Day

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Tour the museum, drive a train simulator, meet Cinder and Tender the railroad mascots, listen to authentic live train music, and check out the huge model layout. 

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Day to Serve Activity

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Come with the whole family to provide community service for The Children's Museum of Richmond, Hilliard House, CASA, Caritas, Operation Gratitude, Virginia Blood Services, and more. Please bring a can of food to donate. There will be activities for all ages. There will also be FamilySearch consultants on site.

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9:30 am

Landscape Series: The Trees and Squirrels of Stratford Hall

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stratford Hall*, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
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If you love to “get out in the woods” and would like to learn more about the role of trees and squirrels in the grand scheme of our environment. This event will be led by Harry Puffenbarger, a Virginia Master Naturalist, and Bradley Lamphere of Project Squirrel. These naturalists will deepen your appreciation of some […]

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10:00 am

Volunteer Fair

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229
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Get some fresh air and learn how you can stay involved in your community as you enter your golden years. Area non-profits will be on hand to tell you about available volunteering opportunities. This event is outside, so please plan accordingly. (In case of inclement weather, event will be moved to the Library Meeting Room.) […]

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Hanover AutumnFest

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069
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Features live music, fall harvest foods, local craft beer, and wine, and activities for the whole family.

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Fall Festival

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 30, 2018 at 10:00am

Gallmeyer Farms, 3622 Darbytown Court
Richmond, VA 23231
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Hayrides, spooky hay rides, live music, bounce house, hay bale maze, and more.  

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Open House and Mars Engagement Day

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
MathScience Innovation Center, 2401 Hartman Street
Richmond, VA 23223 Select a Country:
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Kids will have the opportunity to build a straw rocket, create the first Mars habitat suing 3D printing pens, learn about the effects of lower gravity, and more. Enjoy lunch from a food truck and visit the NASA Challenger Learning Center at the MSiC. Visitors will also have the opportunity to visit our Monarch Waystation […]

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10:30 am

ART of the Speech Spark: Find Your Speech Topic for any Occasion

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
West End Library, 5420 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
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In this presentation, Toastmaster Jerry Clark will guide you through the process of selecting speech topics for any occasion. Come prepared to discover the speech topics hiding in plain sight all around you and get past your 'speakers block'. RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2158230511062747/  

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11:00 am

Movement Workshop with Stavna Ballet

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Midlothian Library*, 521 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, 23114-4406
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Get moving with simple, upbeat exercises. No dance experience necessary. For elementary school age children. Registration begins September 15th.

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2:00 pm

Where Have All the Bees Gone? A Community Discussion

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23112
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Are you concerned about the declining bee population? Join this discussion about how you can help the bees here in the Clover Hill community.  

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Cinema Saturdays

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Avenue Library, 2901 North Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
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Come picnic and relax indoors and enjoy Wonder. They will provide the popcorn. Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks (for the meeting room only please) and pillows or blankets (they have chairs too).

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Richmond Ballet’s 35th Anniversary Celebration

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
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They open with Jerome Robbins’ Circus Polka, a lively piece featuring 48 students and a dapper ringmaster. The performance continues with a retrospective of the journey the Company has taken since its inception. The evening closes with Balanchine’s salute to New York City, Who Cares?, a gleeful romp performed to such Gershwin classics as “’S […]

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2:30 pm

Family Maker Lab: littleBits

September 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St.
Henrico, VA 23230
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Stop by anytime during the program to explore a fun activity and learn about some cool technology. Whether you spend five minutes or an hour working together, everyone will have a good time.

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3:00 pm

UR Spiders Football

September 29 @ 3:00 pm
Robins Stadium, University of Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
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The Spiders host James Madison. Sign up for Spiderlings Kids Club for perks and special deals

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6:30 pm

Here2Hear’s Annual Benefit Gala And Art Show

September 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - February 11, 2019 @ 10:30 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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A night of fun for better hearing healthcare. Artist extravaganza, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, and more. Part of this year's proceeds will fund Effective Communication Kits for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. The annual gala proceeds will continue to support their mission: to prevent poor hearing health.

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7:00 pm

Richmond Ballet’s 35th Anniversary Celebration

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
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They open with Jerome Robbins’ Circus Polka, a lively piece featuring 48 students and a dapper ringmaster. The performance continues with a retrospective of the journey the Company has taken since its inception. The evening closes with Balanchine’s salute to New York City, Who Cares?, a gleeful romp performed to such Gershwin classics as “’S […]

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7:30 pm

Bootleg Shakespeare

September 29 @ 7:30 pm
Free

Directed by James Ricks, Richmond’s finest actors have thirty days to prepare their King Lear roles independently, then come together for one night of rehearsal and one show. 

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