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Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

July 1 - August 18
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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$

Power down, unplug, and join a voyage into the visionary art of Tibetan Buddhism. Nearly 100 objects, both historical and contemporary, are drawn largely from two of the country’s most extraordinary collections of Himalayan art: the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the…

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“[Work]” Exhibition

July 1 - August 18
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

Features art created by VisArts faculty, staff, and board members. The show includes examples of ceramics, creative writing, digital media, drawing, fiber, film, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, printmaking and wood. An opening reception will be held on June 21st…

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Art Shows

July 26 - August 17
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond,VA23224
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Free

Explore two exhibits of original thought-provoking art: PLAYcation by Jacqui Fehl and Childhood Fantasties as an Adult by Libby Clark.

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A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels

August 1 - September 2
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Free

View this extraordinary collection of exquisite, intricately crafted works of art—precious souvenirs designed for Grand Tour travelers of the mid-18th to late-19th centuries. The wide range of subjects depicted in these 92 works include Renaissance paintings, architecture, birds, animals, historical sites,…

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SplashMoR

August 1 - September 1
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Grab your bathing suit and get ready for some summer fun. Entry into SplashMoR is free with museum admission. 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Monster Jam Thunder Alley

August 1 - September 2
Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell,VA23047
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Get up close, sit in, and even ride in some of your favorite Monster Jam trucks at this all-new, limited time experience. This includes four adrenaline-charged experiences plus some of the exciting food, beverages, and souvenirs found at Monster Jam…

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Festival of the Arts

August 1 - August 19
Dogwood Dell, 6000 South Blvd
Richmond,VA 23220
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$

A variety of performances are offered, jazz, gospel, dance, indie rock, latino, dance, and theatre.

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Forever Plaid

August 1 - August 25
Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover,VA23069
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For anyone looking for a nostalgic trip back to the days of close-harmony doo-wop quartets, look no further than Stuart Ross’s nifty musical revue Forever Plaid. Listen to the golden tunes of back in the day with The Plaids, a…

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Pompeii: The Immortal City

August 1 - September 3
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Models of machines and 3D reconstructions accompany the guest in a journey across time and space. Over 100 archaeological items originating from Pompeii, including a large number being exhibited for the first time, demonstrate the knowledge the Romans had about…

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The Chisholm Kid Exhibition

August 1 - August 31
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond,VA
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The Chisholm Kid, Lone Fighter for Justice for All celebrates the black cowboys who drove longhorns up the Chisholm Trail out of Texas to the railroad trailheads in Kansas after the Civil War. The Chisholm Kid exhibition features panels from…

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9:00 am

Fighting Invisible Tigers

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ellwood Thompson’s, 4 N Thompson St
Richmond,VA23221United States
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A stress management/mindfulness education/likeskills development program for teens in the central Virginia area, presented by Personal Dynamics Institute.

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10:00 am

CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification Course

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Broad Rock Library, 4820 Old Warwick Road
Richmond,VA23224
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Through lecture, video, and hands on practice, you will be able to respond confidently to emergency situations. Skills and topics include: CPR, AED use, choking, bleeding control, bandaging, and splinting, epinephrine auto-injection, and more. For more information, please contact Kayanda…

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10:30 am

Family Time

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Chesterfield, 6629 Lake Harbour Dr.
Midlothian,VA23112United States
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Back to school time can be a stressful time for the entire family. Come out with your little one(s), and de-stress with a fun, fine motor strengthening activity.

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6:30 pm

Foster Parent Information Session

August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
HopeTree Foster Care Offices, 11745 Chester Rd
Chester,VA23831
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Free

Have you considered becoming a foster parent? Learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.

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Pajama Story Time

August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville,VA23116
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Free

Wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed friend, and snuggle 'round for a pile of picture books. Intended for ages 3-10. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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