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The Commonwealth and the Great War

October 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

October 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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Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women

October 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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Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

October 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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Break Glass: Art by VL Cox

October 1, 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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Gallery: Hal Horwitz

October 18 - November 23
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
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Hal Horwitz was a Richmond pediatric dentist who took up photography as a hobby more than thirty years ago, developing a special interest in native orchids. Horwitz photographed nearly all of Virginia’s orchid species and attempted to photograph all 200 orchids native to the United States. He made scores of trips into the habitats of […]

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins

October 27 - December 30
Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 W. Broad St
Richmond, Virginia 23230
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The tale of the gentle British house painter, with a fondness for Antarctic exploration, who finds himself and his family the proud domesticators of a family of penguins. This heartwarming tale will be a holiday treat for the entire family as they follow Mr. Popper, his family, and his talented little penguins.  

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Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia

October 27, 2018 - April 14, 2019
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters, diaries, and photographs from the museum's world-class collection of nine million items representing the story of Virginia. The walls inside the Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Gallery will be transformed with fresh paint and expressive reflections on Virginia’s past. Using […]

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I See Me! A Reflective Look at Black Dolls

October 31 - December 22
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA
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Original Black dolls may have been made with stuffed fabric or sticks and colored with dye or mud. Those dolls and others through the years were created as a way to embrace our cultural heritage and instill a sense of dignity. The 100 dolls currently on display were collected by sisters Ms. Grace E. DeLoatch […]

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Saxon Shoes for the Needy

November 1 - December 24
Saxon Shoes, 11800 West Broad Street
Henrico, Virginia 23233 United States
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Individuals, families, and groups from the community are encouraged to clean out their closets and donate their used, but still usable shoes to the collection. The collected shoes will be presented to The Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center in Richmond and The Salvation Army in Fredericksburg.

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Sandy Bond Retrospective

November 2, 2018 - January 14, 2019
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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See the amazing sculptures of accomplished Architect Sandy Bond. His focus on materials in his architectural projects is translated into his sculptural works where he uses common industrial materials: structural steel, glass, wood, Plexiglas or concrete. Each work is a spatial exploration done in the abstract.

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Ice Rink

November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019
The Rink at West Broad Village, 3939 Duckling Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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West Broad Village transforms into a magical holiday experience. Enjoy ice skating, great food, shopping, and more. And for beginners, they offer lessons that will have you skating in no time.

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Santa Photos

November 9 - December 24
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
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Come have your keepsake portrait taken with Santa. Santa's Holiday Village is located on the upper level near L.L.Bean. Hours vary. Visit ShortPumpTownCenter.com for details.

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Ongoing

Kids Yoga

October 27 @ 12:30 pm - December 27 @ 1:30 pm
One Wellness Richmond, 4110 Fitzhugh Avenue
RIchmond, 23230 United States
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Parents can practice with their kids or if your little yogi is feeling confident, they are welcome to solo practice with the children's yoga instructor. Please show up 15 minutes early to the class to get signed in with the front desk. They will also be offering adult classes all day. Check out the class schedule […]

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Fighting for the Right to Fight

November 1 @ 8:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA
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An exhibition that examines how hopes of equality inspired many African Americans to enlist, the discouraging reality of the segregated noncombat roles given to black recruits, and the continuing fight for "Double Victory" that laid the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement. The oral histories, profile panels, and artifacts, tell wartime stories of individual service […]

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My Richmond

November 1 @ 10:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA
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For Darrick Claiborne, a painting begins with a blank canvas or a computer screen. Typically, the paintings are created with acrylic paint on canvas. Darrick also creates digital paintings that are printed and converted to mixed media by applying acrylic paint, fabric, jewels, and oil pastel.

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8:15 am

Recycled Orchestra of Cateura: Talk + Performance

November 14 @ 8:15 am - 9:00 am
The Steward School, Lora M. Robins Theatre, 11600 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238
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The Orchestra was established in 2006 by Favio Chávez as a simple means to keep kids from playing in the landfill. The distinguishing feature of the group is the interpretation of musical works with recycled instruments made from rescued junk from the landfill. Founder Favio Chávez will lead a discussion of this organization and the […]

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8:30 am

St. Catherine’s School Admissions Program

November 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
St. Catherine’s School, 6001 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23226
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Explore the girl-centered, extraordinary offerings of a St. Catherine's education. Hear from school leaders, meet current parents, and take a campus tour. For grades 5 through 8.

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Northstar Academy Fall Open House

November 14 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Northstar Academy, 8055 Shrader Road
Richmond, VA 23294 United States
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Learn how our students overcome reading and math challenges with the Lindamood-Bell Learning Process. Tour the school and try their new adaptive playground. Visit Northstar Career Academy, technical education for juniors, seniors, and young adults. Drop-in hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You are also welcome for lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. […]

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10:00 am

Mommy & Me

November 14 @ 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 Jeff Beatman, crafts, activities, and door prizes

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11:00 am

Book Fair Event with Rabbi Royi Shaffin

November 14 @ 11:00 am
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
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In his new book, The Hollywood Bible, Rabbi Royi Shaffin finds Jewish meanings and symbolism in movies from Wonder Woman and E.T. to post WWII classics such as The Creature from the Black Lagoon and uses them as a way to teach deep truths about spirituality and Judaism.

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3:00 pm

Identity Theft Prevention

November 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA 23238
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Henrico Federal Credit Union will help you to understand the basics of identity theft and how to keep your information safe.

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3:15 pm

Recycled Orchestra of Cateura: Musical Maker Fair

November 14 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
The Steward School, Bryan Innovation Lab, 11600 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238
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The community is invited to participate in creating musical instruments with the visiting Orchestra students. Using trash from a local landfill, participants of all ages can learn how everyday refuse can be transformed into a musical instrument. There also will be demonstrations of the instruments being performed.

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4:00 pm

Book Folding

November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, 23219
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Learn the art of Book Folding, for ages 7 and up. Call 804-646-4768 to register.

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5:00 pm

CodeRVA Regional High School Open House

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CodeRVA HIgh School, 1405 Cummings Drive, Suite 10
Richmond, VA 23220
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CodeRVA is an innovative, computer science focused, public high school that has students coming from 13 surrounding school districts. If your 8th-grade student has a creative passion for problem-solving using computers, come out and hear the exciting ways they are "disrupting education". Sessions at 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM

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6:00 pm

Paws to READ

November 14 @ 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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Character Counts

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005
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Randolph-Macon College student-athletes share the importance of self-discipline, endurance, and positive thinking. (Parents and teens are welcome.) Call or visit the library to sign up. For ages 11 and up. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

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6:30 pm

LEGO Adventures

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Goochland Library, 3075 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
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Ages 5 to 10, bring your friends for a fun night of building, featuring group challenges and free play.

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