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Edith Shelton’s Richmond

The Valentine 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond

For decades, Edith Keesee Shelton (1899-1989) took numerous photographs documenting Richmond. She focused primarily on the downtown districts of Carver and Jackson Ward in the 1950s. Now using captivating images from Shelton to examine mid-20th century Richmond neighborhoods.

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Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

VMFA presents Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art. Explore the artistic legacy of an iconic natural wonder. Depicted and celebrated for centuries, the Natural Bridge is the Shenandoah Valley’s breathtaking centerpiece—a towering, primeval witness to human history and…

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Mental Health: Mind Matters

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

A touring exhibition that uses immersive experiences and multimedia activities to raise awareness about mental illness. Free with Science Museum of Virginia admission. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read the RFM review here.

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Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program

Pamunkey Regional Library System multiple branches, multiple locations

Sign up for this summer reading program. Virtual/hybrid programs include “Storytime @ Home” videos, Virginia Living Museum, and Eyes of the Wild Zoom presentations, Rainbow Puppets videos, fun take and make kits, and more. Reach your reading goal and win…

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Anthem LemonAid

Around Richmond

This year’s event will consist of both physical lemonade stands and three interactive challenges encouraging a safe and fun environment for family, friends, business colleagues, and more. Benefits ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic at Children's Hospital of Richmond at…

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Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

The world’s first exhibition showcasing the newly revised tyrannosaur family tree – comes crashing into the Museum, giving you the chance to learn more about the entire tyrannosaur clan. An additional ticket will be required for admission. Museum members receive…

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The Secret Life of Bugs

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as they reveal the secret lives of bugs.

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Restore: The Healing Power of Nature

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

The theme of “Restore” is being used to highlight the healing powers of nature and the interconnectedness of people, plants, and water. Native plants, water conservation, and themes related to health and wellness with a focus on community will be…

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Secret Lives of Bugs: Native Invertebrate Micro Exhibit

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

The Garden features an educational display of live insects and other invertebrates, highlighting the fascinating life details of critters found in your yard, neighborhood, or local park. Included with regular Garden admission. Advanced online tickets are required.   Saturday –…

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Richmond Shakespeare Festival

Agecroft Hall 4305 Sulgrave Rd., Richmond

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a play. Thurs, Sat, Sun | 7:30pm Twelfth Night Shakespeare’s hilarious tale of unrequited love crackles with quick wit and gender-bending hijinks. Stranded on the coast of Illyria, Viola assumes the disguise…

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