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March 2019

The Art of Play

March 29, 2019 - September 30, 2019

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will invite guests of all ages to come outside and play! The Art of Play transforms the Garden into a vibrant canvas where visitors will express themselves in a palette of playful activities. Interactive sculpture, innovative programming, multisensory activities and Pop-up Play Stations, all curated to engage imaginations and inspire flights of fancy, will awaken the artist in everyone. We’ve commissioned six Virginia artists to create whimsical installations that invite adults and children alike to engage in the creative process…

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April 2019

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!

April 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 14, 2019 @ 4:45 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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VISIT M&T BANK BUTTERFLIES LIVE! ****APRIL 12 – OCTOBER 14, 2019**** Daily from 9 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. Plus, new in 2019: extended summer hours on Thursday nights (til 8 p.m.) during Flowers after 5. Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties — fascinating and showy — transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new. M&T…

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September 2019

Damien Davis: “Color Cargo”

September 6, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents “Color Cargo,” an exhibition of work by Damien Davis, curated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken. “Color Cargo” examines, through the distinct voice of the artist, the role of wood in historical and contemporary commercial transport—from the mid-Atlantic slave trade to e-commerce—and the subjective power of color as a tool for assigning value, in order to create a deceptively appealing space for confronting bias and dehumanization in contemporary society. “Color Cargo” debuted at the Center for…

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Everlasting Love: The Dooleys’ 150th Wedding Anniversary

September 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Maymont Mansion
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Revel in the tender romance between James and Sallie Dooley, which spanned more than 50 years, during the 150th anniversary of their September 1869 nuptials. Delight in tales of their life together and learn about Victorian wedding and anniversary customs, some of which are still practiced today! Tours available September 10 - November 1, Tuesdays-Sundays, 12-5pm. Last tour begins at 4:30pm. Suggested $5 admission. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.

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Family Camp-Out: Creatures of the James

September 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Maymont
1700 Hampton St
Richmond, VA 23220
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The James River and its surrounding habitats are home to many amazing animals. Take an evening hike through the estate in search of native nocturnal creatures, and meet a few of Maymont’s own animal ambassadors. Afterwards, make s’mores and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night in your tent on Maymont’s grounds, enjoy a continental breakfast and feed the goats. Ages 4 and older; one adult must be registered for every four children. $40 per person/$30 for members. Register…

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FIDO 5K

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Innsbrook Pavilion
4901 Lake Brook Dr
Glen Allen , VA 23060
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FIDO 5K brings dog lovers of all kinds together in one place. We invite you to partner with us to provide a unique experience for our community in a “paw”some way! Attendees can enjoy a fun walk with their pooch, a 5K run with friends, food trucks, dog-friendly vendors, and more! Looking for a philanthropic opportunity? This event also benefits FETCH a Cure, a non-profit designed to raise awareness, to educate and provide pet owners greater access to information about…

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Riverfest

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Friends of the Rappahannock are heading back to downtown Fredericksburg for their 29th Annual Riverfest! This yearly festival features all-you-can-eat Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, catfish, BBQ, and an open bar. Plus, join in for boat rides, bands, and a live auction and raffle of local arts, vacations, and experiences. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Rappahannock, a non-profit with offices in Fredericksburg and Tappahannock.

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Boot Camp for New Dads

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
1602 Skipwith Road
Richmond , VA 23229
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New babies don’t come with owners’ manuals. Crying babies, diaper changing, and understanding mom’s emotions are new experiences for first-time fathers. Spend a morning with other first-time dads who provide practical tips and perspectives by bringing their own babies — and will leave you confident in your own ability to be a great dad. Topics include: Caring for babies, particularly when they are crying Caring for moms, particularly when they are crying How to change a diaper Working a regular week…

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Publick Days: The 1619 Burgesses and Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA 23836
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Free

Watch 400 years of history come to life at Henricus’ signature Publick Days celebration! Explore life in Virginia beginning with the Powhatan Indians and the founding of Henricus in 1611 and ending with the Civil War in 1861. This year’s event will largely focus on the 400th anniversary of the 1619 House of Burgesses. Gather inside the church and help the Henricus colonists select who will represent them at the first legislative assembly in Jamestown! Visitors will also be able to come…

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Family Classics at the Byrd: Happy Feet

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Byrd Theatre & Foundation
2908 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221
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September Family Classics are all about Fun and Food! Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce! Cast Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, Elizabeth Daily, Magda Szubanski, Miriam Margolyes, and Simon Westaway All Family Classics include a Warner Bros Cartoon and Bob Gulledge on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Sponsored by Capital…

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