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May 2019


14th Annual ASK 5K & Fun Walk

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Richmond’s most inspiring, cancer-fighting 5K! The ASK 5K & Fun Walk is a celebration of the strength and courage of children with cancer and their families here in Central Virginia. Your participation in the 14th Annual Walk helps to make life better for local children with cancer from the moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond!

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Annual Celebration and Bowling Event

May 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Robin’s Hope Trauma Recovery Center is celebrating one year of service with a bowling event and raffle. Join us at Bowl America on Hull Street May 4th from 1 to 4pm! Ticket includes 3 games of bowling and shoe rental for one person. Register online at www.robinshope.com

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$245 – $275

VSAE 2019 Annual Conference

May 5, 2019 - May 7, 2019

VSAE’s Annual Conference is Virginia’s premier educational conference for association professionals. The theme for this year’s conference is, “People, Process & Performance.” It is scheduled for Sunday, May 5 through Tuesday, May 7, and will be hosted by The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA . The conference attracts nearly 200 attendees from all over the Commonwealth. In addition to association executives, the conference draws meeting planners, hoteliers, and other suppliers to the association management industry. This year’s opening…

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Go Golf For The Kids 2019

May 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Go Golfing for the Kids is the annual golf tournament for Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services. This event takes place in Chesterfield, VA at The Golf Club at the Highlands. This event is more than just a golf tournament. As former board member, Eric Thompson said “Having the opportunity, like the golf tournament, to share this tradition of support and giving has been a great format in which I’ve been able to include my parents as well as my children.” If…

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Nothing is Stronger than the Heart of a Volunteer

May 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A celebration of Art for the Journey’s volunteers and the time and talent they have given to our mission and programs.

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Mother’s Day Tea

May 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for this Mother’s Day for great tea and gourmet treats shared with your special mom as you learn about the historical importance of helping mom around the house and how it’s still relevant today. Take this special opportunity to celebrate your one and only mom and remember what Abraham Lincoln once said, “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” The Mother’s Day Tea will only be offered one afternoon, May 11…

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Girls For A Change 2019 Black Girl Showcase

May 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Girls For A Change presents the 2019 annual showcase which celebrates and presents projects developed by this year’s Girl Action Teams with a focus on social justice, challenges in the girls’ communities, and designing and implementing creative solutions. The event will be emceed by Coach Nickey, who has been working with the middle and high school girls throughout the year, and features special guest, Douriean Fletcher, jewelry designer for the Oscar-winning film, Black Panther. Ms. Fletcher will be sharing her…

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25th Park Anniversary Celebration

May 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a celebration to remember what began in 1991 as a historic preservation effort, which resulted in a phone call and the multi-million dollar Pamplin Historical Park that you see and experience today. Activities will be taking place each day. Sunday begins with the opening of the new 25th Anniversary Exhibit featuring artifacts not previously seen by the public. Families will enjoy children’s book readings, a period baseball game, a period dance school, scavenger hunt and crafts. A…

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Memorial Day

May 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier will offer a full schedule of daily programs on Memorial Day, Monday May 27. The Park will open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and activities are included with regular museum admission. A special Memorial Day program will begin at 12:30 p.m. During this program, visitors will hear Jake Wynn, Director of Interpretation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, speak about Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office…

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McShin Memorial Day Cookout

May 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at The McShin Foundation on Monday, May 27th from 1-4 PM to enjoy good food, fun in recovery, and to remember those who gave their lives for our country. All are welcome, please bring a dessert or side dish to share! For questions or more information, please contact Alden Gregory at (804) 249-1845 or aldeng@mcshin.org

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June 2019


Richmond CASA Recruitment Happy Hour

June 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us to learn more about the Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocate program. It’s an informal event, so feel free to stop by anytime between 6:00-7:30 pm. Enjoy a beer, while discussing the CASA volunteer role with current CASA volunteers and CASA staff. We will be providing snacks. Please invite your friends, family members, coworkers, or anyone else who may be interested in volunteering. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children who have been abused or…

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Explore the Outdoors

June 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore the Outdoors June 8th, 2019 1-5PM Join us on Saturday, June 8 for a FREE day of hands-on fun exploring science and nature. The educational programs of the Community Idea Stations, Science Matters and Ready to Learn, and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation co-host this special day in the park to give children and their families plenty of exciting outdoor experiences. Over fifty local community groups with expertise in outdoor adventure, healthy living, and environmental science will engage you…

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United Way Steps to Success Awards

June 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

United Way is pleased to announce the first annual United Way Steps to Success Awards, which will take place in conjunction with United Way’s Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting. At this awards ceremony, United Way will celebrate a year of success and impact, while recognizing the important role that outstanding individuals and partner organizations have played in supporting United Way’s efforts in the region. This event will also be a great opportunity to learn about the breadth of United Way’s…

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I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

June 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

During this two-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that…

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Senior Connections Public Comment Session for 4-Year Strategic Plan

June 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Senior Connections is updating its 4-year Area Plan for Aging Services. The agency will host a public comment session for input from the community about priorities, ideas for future directions and transportation needs. You are invited to attend this session and share your input. Please bring a friend or associate.

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July 2019

Independence Day at Pamplin Historical Park

July 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Thursday, July 4th, come for an Independence Day tribute. See an artillery firing and color guard demonstration. Join us for living history programs and demonstrations by costumed interpreters. See what life was really like for the common Civil War soldier, or explore what life was really like on an authentic 19th century plantation. All events and activities included with Park admission.

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I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

July 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

During this two-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that…

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September 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin : “We Were Not Paroled: The Surrender of Lee’s Men beyond Appomattox Court House”

September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join this month’s guest speaker Caroline Janney, Professor of History of American Civil War at the University of Virginia as she talks about “We Were Not Paroled: The Surrender of Lee’s Men beyond Appomattox Court House”. Dr. Janney is the director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia . A graduate of the University of Virginia’s doctoral program, Janney most recently taught at Purdue University. She is the author of two…

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Better Housing Coalition’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

September 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of changing lives and transforming communities through high-quality, affordable housing. Our celebratory luncheon will include keynote speaker Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood and best-selling author of “The Other Wes Moore”; recognize Maurice Jones of LISC as our Groundbreaker Award winner; and feature a panel of affordable housing expects including Wes Moore, Maurice Jones, BHC’s CEO Greta Harris, and new CEO of NeighborWorks America, Marietta Rodriguez. Tickets are $75 each; $85 after August…

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Jacob’s Ladder Oyster Tasting, the 6th Annual

September 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SAVE the date for Sunday afternoon at Merrior Restaurant eating artisan oysters raised and harvested by the Rappahannock River Oyster Co. with beer, wine, and stew. Sunday, September 23, 2019; 3-5 pm, rain or shine.

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Richmond Autism Speaks Walk

September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism. Powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives, and supporters, the funds raised help ensure people of all abilities have access to the tools needed to lead ‘their best lives’. The commitment of individuals like you plays a critical role in raising the funding needed to fuel innovative research and lifelong supports and services. Working together, there is no…

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October 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin: Mr. Bearss “April 1, 1865, Battle of Five Forks”

October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October’s Round Table guest speaker is the nationally recognized award-winning author and historian Ed Bearss. Mr. Bearss will be speaking on the “April 1, 1865, Battle of Five Forks”. Mr. Bearss is a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a military historian and author known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II eras. He is also a popular tour guide of historic battlefields for The Smithsonian Associates. Bearss served as Chief Historian…

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Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest

October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm attendees can enjoy live music combining a mix of country, folk and top 40 selections. Breweries and various wineries will provide tasting samples. Food and craft vendors will also be present to satisfy any hunger while providing opportunities to purchase locally made products to take home. Tasting tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the gate. Each ticket includes five beer tastings and five wine tastings, along with a collectible beer cup and…

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23rd Annual Civil War Symposium

October 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for the 23rd Annual Civil War Symposium at Pamplin Historical Park in 2019 and hear from some of the nation’s greatest Civil War scholars as they talk about “Small Battles, Big Results”. The Symposium begins on Friday night with a reception at the Park where attendees and speakers can meet and enjoy refreshments. Saturday is filled with lectures and opportunities to purchase published works by the speakers for autographs and participation in a silent auction. Sunday will feature…

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Run To The River

October 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

An 8K X-Country Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Run to support the Neighborhood Resource Center. Calling all Runners, Walkers, Volunteers and enthusiastic Cheerleaders to come out and participate in NRC’s largest fundraiser of the year. Halloween festival post-race party with race awards, and also including awesome home-cooked food, face painting, pumpkin painting, costume parade, and so much more. Zombie Zone along the race course— fun will be had by all!!!

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Voices from the Shadows

October 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - October 26, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Costumed guides portraying “agents of death” will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour through the historic park and Breakthrough Battlefield. At each stop, guests will encounter civilians and soldiers who worked, fought and died at the historic site or in the local area. These and other ghouls will recount their stories and share some of the more macabre and spirit-filled folklore from the past. Tours will be accompanied by sights and sounds that heighten the senses while breaking…

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54th Annual Richmond Humanitarian Awards Dinner

October 28, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - October 29, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Since 1963, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities has presented Humanitarian Awards annually to one or more persons. The Humanitarian Awards Dinners honor individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. On occasion, local corporations or organizations are also recognized with the Distinguished Merit Citation Award for their efforts in making Virginia’s communities more inclusive. In addition to honoring outstanding community members, the Humanitarian Awards Dinners…

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November 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin: Hampton Newsome “Grant’s Sixth Petersburg Offensive”

November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join this month’s guest speaker Hampton Newsome as he talks about “Grant’s Sixth Petersburg Offensive”. Newsome is an attorney who lives in Arlington, Virginia. Newsome has written two books titled; The Fight for the Old North State: The Civil War in North Carolina, January-May 1864 and Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Pettersburg Campaign, October 1864. the He is also an editor of Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT)…

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December 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin: Stephen Davis “Hood’s Flank Attack at Atlanta, July 22, 1864: Why Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville Succeeded, and Hood’s Did Not”

December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we welcome Stephen Davis who currently serves as the Book Review editor for the Civil War News. His presentation is titled, “Hood’s Flank Attack at Atlanta, July 22, 1864: Why Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville Succeeded, and Hood’s Did Not.” Steve has been a Civil War buff since the 4th grade. He attended Emory University, and studied under the renowned Civil War historian Bell Wiley. After a Master’s degree in American history from the University of North…

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Tea & Tidings

December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A gourmet Holiday tea and tasty treats await adult guests as they enjoy period music while being taught 19th Century etiquette by ladies and gentlemen in period dress. Participants will also learn about the customs and stories of the season during the Civil War era.

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