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January 2020

Free

We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia

January 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - May 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The coming year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution guaranteeing women’s right to vote. The story of Virginia’s suffragists and their contributions to the fight for woman suffrage is little known. “We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia” reveals how women created two statewide organizations to win the right to vote. Virginia suffragists were a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women who have largely been forgotten. They were artists and writers, business and professional…

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February 2020

Free

“Unfinished Business”

February 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - May 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of ethnicity, age, or other factors. Unfinished Business explores the continuing struggle to provide access to the vote, the most powerful tool of the people’s voice. View on the 2nd Floor of the Library during normal business hours.

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January 2021

2021 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism & Community Service Awards

January 18 - April 23

2020 has been a challenging year for so many Virginians. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond despite COVID restrictions? How about a local congregation that jumped into action to provide support to a community in pain? The Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards annually recognize the significant contributions of Virginia citizens to the life and welfare of the Commonwealth and its people. One award is presented in each of 10 categories. These outstanding award winners represent…

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February 2021

$495

WordPress Certificate

February 1 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:30 pm

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. Topics include an introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation, and setup), working with widgets and plugins, and more. This live online course runs from February 1-April 30, 2021, and costs $495.00.

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Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art

February 6 - August 1

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 timeless muse. The free exhibition examines its image in paintings, prints, decorative arts, photography and more. Featured artists include Frederic Church, David Johnson, Edward Hicks, and many others.

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Free

BICSV Virtual Support Groups

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - April 29 @ 2:30 pm

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley hosts virtual support groups every Thursday at 1pm via Zoom. Themes and topics vary each week. Email emily@bicsv.org for more information.

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Free

BICSV Virtual Support Groups

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - April 29 @ 2:30 pm

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley hosts virtual support groups every Thursday at 1pm via Zoom. Themes and topics vary each week. Email emily@bicsv.org for more information.

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April 2021

$195

Closing Procedures and Financial Statements

April 5 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:55 pm

This course shows you how to create a worksheet used to adjust the account balances and prepare the financial statements. Use your financial statements to measure performance, make improvements and set goals. The final step covered in this course is closing your books and preparing them for the next accounting period; this is done by journalizing and posting closing entries. This course is fully online.

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$245

Certificate in Customer Service

April 5 @ 12:00 am - May 28 @ 11:55 pm

Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. Learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity, and increase your organization’s success. You will also take away…

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$495

Certificate in Mastering Excel

April 5 @ 12:00 am - July 2 @ 11:55 pm

A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Begin with learning how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affects the look of your Excel worksheets and workbooks. Then, increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate…

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$195

Advanced Excel

April 5 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:59 pm

We are faced with different types of business decisions each day that can change the data we work with along with our financial outcomes. Have you ever wondered what type of workplace skills you can learn to make wiser decisions? Learning Advanced Excel contains the tools that can help you prepare your worksheets accurately, examine your data for authentication, and then find those answers to your most difficult questions. This course will help you learn these required business functions along…

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$195

Mastering Microsoft Excel

April 5 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:59 pm

A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of Excel change over time. Examine the life of an Excel worksheet and workbook, from creation to presentation. Learn how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited…

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$395

Supervisory and Leadership Certificate

April 5 @ 12:00 am - May 28 @ 11:55 pm

Your employees are your most valuable resources. Ensuring the efficiency of your team is the key to your success and is your most important responsibility. Get practical, easy to understand, and insightful methods for new and even experienced supervisors and managers. Learn about effective delegation, performance management, and writing performance reviews. Discuss the specifics of the supervisor’s role and responsibilities, and strategies for improving your overall effectiveness as a leader. Take home practical information along with tips and techniques that…

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$345

Google Analytics Certificate

April 5 @ 12:00 am - May 28 @ 11:55 pm

If you are not reviewing your website statistics, then you are missing several key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This certificate includes two courses, Google Analytics and Advanced Google Analytics, and is aimed at non-technical users. Instructors will take you through all the key techniques and how to use website analytics using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool. You will understand your visitor traffic better, learn how to calculate return on investment (ROI) for your online…

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$195

Google Analytics

April 5 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:55 pm

If you are not reviewing your website statistics, then you are missing several key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This course, aimed at non-technical users, will take you through all the key techniques and how to use website analytics using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool. You will understand your visitor traffic better, learn how to calculate return on investment (ROI) for your online advertising, and find out how to get more conversions and sales from…

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$245

Podcasting

April 5 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:55 pm

Businesses are turning to podcasting to grow their brand and connect with customers. People with a niche hobby are turning podcasts into a business. Podcasting is experiencing a rebirth as mobile devices are everywhere. The intimate nature of the audio medium allows potential clients to get to know who you are and determine if you are the kind of company with which they want to do business. Learn how to take your business or hobby and turn it into a…

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$195

Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace

April 5 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:55 pm

Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in MS PowerPoint, documents in MS Word, email and calendars in MS Outlook, and spreadsheets in MS Excel. Microsoft Office Suite of applications is the most used software tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of MS Office change over time. Master the most common uses so that you can work…

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$495

WordPress Certificate

April 5 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:55 pm

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. During the first week, you will learn or refresh your knowledge of all the initial steps and the required elements for having a website. Then find out how to build a simple WordPress website or blog. Topics include an introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation, and setup), working with widgets and plugins, and more. Finally, acquire…

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$30

Fires in the Mirror (Live)

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

FIRES IN THE MIRROR by Anna Deavere Smith directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis performed by Jamar Jones Fri March 26-Sun April 25, 2021 The full title of Anna Deavere Smith’s play is FIRES IN THE MIRROR: CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN AND OTHER IDENTITIES. She wrote the play after the Crown Heights neighborhood erupted in three days of violent race riots in August, 1991. The riots were incited by the death of Gavin Cato, a seven year old Black boy who was…

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$30

Fires in the Mirror (Live)

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

FIRES IN THE MIRROR by Anna Deavere Smith directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis performed by Jamar Jones Fri March 26-Sun April 25, 2021 The full title of Anna Deavere Smith’s play is FIRES IN THE MIRROR: CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN AND OTHER IDENTITIES. She wrote the play after the Crown Heights neighborhood erupted in three days of violent race riots in August, 1991. The riots were incited by the death of Gavin Cato, a seven year old Black boy who was…

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$25

Fires in the Mirror (Live Stream)

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

FIRES IN THE MIRROR by Anna Deavere Smith directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis performed by Jamar Jones Fri March 26-Sun April 25, 2021 The full title of Anna Deavere Smith’s play is FIRES IN THE MIRROR: CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN AND OTHER IDENTITIES. She wrote the play after the Crown Heights neighborhood erupted in three days of violent race riots in August, 1991. The riots were incited by the death of Gavin Cato, a seven year old Black boy who was…

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$30

Fires in the Mirror (Live)

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

FIRES IN THE MIRROR by Anna Deavere Smith directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis performed by Jamar Jones Fri March 26-Sun April 25, 2021 The full title of Anna Deavere Smith’s play is FIRES IN THE MIRROR: CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN AND OTHER IDENTITIES. She wrote the play after the Crown Heights neighborhood erupted in three days of violent race riots in August, 1991. The riots were incited by the death of Gavin Cato, a seven year old Black boy who was…

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$25

Fires in the Mirror (Live Stream)

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

FIRES IN THE MIRROR by Anna Deavere Smith directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis performed by Jamar Jones Fri March 26-Sun April 25, 2021 The full title of Anna Deavere Smith’s play is FIRES IN THE MIRROR: CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN AND OTHER IDENTITIES. She wrote the play after the Crown Heights neighborhood erupted in three days of violent race riots in August, 1991. The riots were incited by the death of Gavin Cato, a seven year old Black boy who was…

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$30

Fires in the Mirror (Live)

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

FIRES IN THE MIRROR by Anna Deavere Smith directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis performed by Jamar Jones Fri March 26-Sun April 25, 2021 The full title of Anna Deavere Smith’s play is FIRES IN THE MIRROR: CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN AND OTHER IDENTITIES. She wrote the play after the Crown Heights neighborhood erupted in three days of violent race riots in August, 1991. The riots were incited by the death of Gavin Cato, a seven year old Black boy who was…

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network 2021: Session #2 “Implementing Equity In Policies And Procedures”

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Developing an equity lens to inform decision making is a critical tool to be able to foster an environment that honors each employee’s unique gifts, talents, and backgrounds while also advancing the mission of the organization. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore the concept of an equity lens and apply that learning to critically analyze how policies and procedures impact underserved, historically marginalized groups in the workplace. Through the Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN), the Virginia Center for…

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May 2021

Virtual Pet Loss Support Group

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for this complimentary session, led by psychologist Dr. Leslie Greenberg. Held on Zoom, it is open to all family members, including children. Please RSVP using the sign-up form below or by emailing amanda@fetchacure.org. You will be sent the secure Zoom link after RSVPing. RSVP: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSd59VaL5GaDr…/viewform — Losing a pet is never easy, and coping with the loss of a beloved companion can be difficult. FETCH a Cure offers pet owners this resource to deal with the loss of…

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$105

2021 Virginia Volunteerism & Service Conference

May 11 @ 9:00 am - May 13 @ 1:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! The annual Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference is one of the Commonwealth’s leading events for organizations and individuals making a difference in their communities. Presented by the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services and the Virginia Service Foundation, this will be a 2 1/2-day VIRTUAL event with all the high quality workshops, networking opportunities, and dynamic speakers we’ve offered at past conferences! The theme of this year’s conference is “Service and Volunteerism: Lighting the Way in…

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June 2021

Virtual Pet Loss Support Group

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for this complimentary session, led by psychologist Dr. Leslie Greenberg. Held on Zoom, it is open to all family members, including children. Please RSVP using the sign-up form below or by emailing amanda@fetchacure.org. You will be sent the secure Zoom link after RSVPing. RSVP: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSd59VaL5GaDr…/viewform — Losing a pet is never easy, and coping with the loss of a beloved companion can be difficult. FETCH a Cure offers pet owners this resource to deal with the loss of…

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July 2021

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network 2021: Session #3 “Day Trip to Robert Russa Moton Museum”

July 14

Farmville, Virginia’s former Robert Russa Moton High School, now a National Historic Landmark and museum, is the student birthplace of America’s Civil Rights Revolution. Dreamed by 16-year-old Barbara Johns, the 1951 Moton Student Strike produced three-fourths of the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education (1954). From 1959 to 1964, Prince Edward County closed their public schools to avoid integration. On this WIN bus trip, participants will visit the Robert Russa Moton Museum to learn about this important historical site.…

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Free

Virtual Literary Virginia Book Group

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For now our book group meetings will be virtual. Please log in at 6:00 PM through either the GoogleMeets link or the phone number below: Meeting ID meet.google.com/hfh-uwev-jeu Phone Number (US)+1 347-941-2137 PIN: 343 725 357# Read and discuss the best of today’s Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. This month, we’ll discuss “Mary Ball Washington: The Untold Story of George Washington’s Mother” by Craig Shirley (2020 People’s Choice Nonfiction Award…

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