MAY 2017 EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
May 6+ YVES SAINT LAURENT EXHIBIT
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is exhibiting “Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style,” a multi-media exhibit showcasing the lifetime achievement of Yves Saint Laurent, one of history’s most radical and influential fashion designers. In addition to over 100 examples of haute couture ensembles and ready-to-wear clothing, the exhibit features accessories, photographs, drawings, films and video and will be open from Saturday, May 6 through Sunday, Aug. 27. The museum is located at 200 N. Blvd. Admission costs $22 for adults; $18 for those 65+ and groups of 10 or more. Admission is free for museum members, children age 6 and younger, and active-duty military personnel and their immediate families. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (804) 340-1405 or visit http://bit.ly/RichmondYSL. For group sales, email GroupSales@vmfa.museum or call (804) 340-1575.
May 5+ COMMUNITY THEATER
Huguenot Community Players presents A Bad Year for Tomatoes by John Patrick from Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 21. Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Dam, and settles down to write her autobiography. Friday through Saturday night performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12. Huguenot United Methodist Church is located at 10661 Duryea Dr. For more information, visit huguenotcommunityplayers.com or call (804) 272-6820 (box 5).
May 5+ TINY QUILT PROJECT
Richmond Public Library presents “The Tiny Quilt Project,” a collection of 40 tiny quilts featuring hand-dyeing, printing, shibori and embroidery in unique designs and patterns by local artist Julia E. Pfaff. The exhibit is on display in the Library’s Gellman Room, at 101 E. Franklin St., from Friday, May 5 through Tuesday, May 30. For more information, contact Lynn Vandenesse at (804) 646-7223.
June 2 BLUE OYSTER CULT
The Beacon Theatre presents a concert with Blue Oyster Cult on Friday, June 2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35 to $50 in advance; $40 to $55 at the door. The Beacon is located at 401 N Main St. in Hopewell. For more information, visit www.blueoystercult.com.
Ongoing THE BOPST RADIO SHOW
The Bopst Show, the music radio show hosted by founding Gwar band member Chris Bopst, recently returned to the airwaves on Richmond’s only African-American-owned and operated commercial radio station, WCLM 1450 AM. The eclectic music program airs Monday through Friday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.wclmradioonline.com.
May 22 GET ORGANIZED
Book People presents “Organized Enough” on Monday, May 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. Amanda Sullivan offers this seminar with her science-driven method for getting and staying organized. Book People is located at 536 Granite Ave. in Richmond. For more information, visit bookpeoplerichmond.com or call (804) 288-4346.
June 11 CONCERT FOR INCLUSION
Live Art: Dream, SPARC’s inclusive program for students with and without disabilities, is holding a concert featuring nationally known recording artists and 200 SPARC students, for a night of music, dance and visual art on Sunday, June 11 at 5 p.m. at Altria Theater. This year’s show features Rob Thomas, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, Paul Williams, Chris Caswell, Rayvon Owen, Justin Willman, Ben Lee and many other local performers. Altria is located at 6 N Laurel St. Tickets cost $80. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit sparconline.org/tickets call 1-800-514-3849.
Ongoing LANDSCAPING HELP
The Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension Office offers the Learn Your Landscape Program. For $30, homeowners can have trained master gardeners visit their homes and help them learn about their landscapes. The program includes a site evaluation and program materials. Site visits are limited to 1.5 hours and are available until Saturday, Sept. 30. For more information, contact the extension office at (804) 751-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the application at http://bit.ly/LoveYourLandscape.
May 11+ CHAIR EXERCISE
The Senior Center of Greater Richmond offers chair and floor exercise for its members on Thursday, May 11, 18 and 25 at 11 a.m. The program is free, but participants must be registered with the center, which costs $85 annually or $10 per month. The classes take place at SwimRVA, located at 5050 Ridgedale Pkwy. For more information, visit http://seniorcenterofgreaterrichmond.org or call (804) 353-3171.
May 18 FAMILY CAREGIVING SEMINAR
The Alzheimer’s Association presents “Living with Alzheimer’s, Series for Caregivers: Early Stage” on Thursday, May 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/RichmondAlzTalk or call (804) 967-2580.
May 18 WELLNESS FAIR
Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks and Senior Connections presents Senior Party in the Park Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 pm. This free event is intended for adults over 50, and features health screenings, vendors, carnival games, entertainment and music. The fair will take place at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., in Henrico. For more information, call (804) 652-1408.
Ongoing GARDEN TRAIL
Enjoy a variety of greenery by exploring the Richmond Garden Trail, an itinerary of eight garden sites within 10 miles of each other in the Richmond area. Some of the gardens include the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, at 1800 Lakeside, Ave. in Henrico; Agecroft Hall at 4305 Sulgrave Rd. in Richmond; and the John Marshall House and Garden at 818 E. Marshall St. in Richmond. For more information and a complete list of sites, visit http://bit.ly/RichmondGardenTrail.
Ongoing ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUPS
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter offers a support group for younger onset and newly diagnosed individuals with Alzheimer’s and their care partner. For more information on locations and meeting dates, call (804) 967-2580.
Ongoing MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Learn more about identity theft and how to report it by calling the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Hotline at 1-877-438-4338 or at the website www.identitytheft.gov.
Ongoing INSURANCE COUNSELING
Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging, sponsors the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) to help seniors with Medicare and other health insurance benefits. VICAP counselors are trained volunteers, are not affiliated with any insurance company, and offer help with Medicare, Medicare supplemental insurance, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage), long-term care insurance and more. For more information, call (804) 343-3014 and leave a message. A counselor will contact you in the order of calls received.
Ongoing MONEY HELP
The Volunteer Money Management Program, a program through Senior Connections, helps those age 60 and over who need help with their monthly bill paying. Trained volunteers provide one-on-one check writing and bill paying services in the home. They can also help create a filing system, prepare a budget, ensure bills are paid on time, and will help read and interpret billing statements. The service is free, but donations are encouraged. Applicants must use one checking account specifically for paying routine monthly bills and expenses, and have direct deposit of their income. For more information, call (804) 343-3055 or email email@example.com.
May 31 FREE TECH Q&A
Richmond Public Libraries offers a free technology Q&A on Wednesday, May 31 in half-hour sessions from noon to 2 p.m. at Belmont Library, 3100 Ellwood Ave. Bring a laptop, e-reader, iPad or mobile device, and be prepared with questions. For more information, visit http://rvalibrary.org/computer-classes or call (804) 646-1139.
Ongoing FREE COMPUTER CLASSES
The Richmond Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging, offers free computer classes for older adults. For more information or class schedules, call (804) 672-4481.
May 12 CHESTERFIELD GOVT ACADEMY
Chesterfield County is offering a hands-on approach for citizens to learn about local government and tour county facilities. Registration is open for the new Government Citizens Academy’s spring session, which begins Tuesday, May 16 and ends Wednesday, June 28. Participants must register by Friday, May 12. The Government Citizens Academy, which is free to participants, offers a chance for the public to learn about the county, meet local government leaders, and offer feedback about how the county is serving them. For more information, visit www.chesterfield.gov/govacademy.
Ongoing SENIOR CENTER MEMBERSHIP
Those 60+ are encouraged to join the Linwood Robinson Senior Center, the only senior center staffed by the city of Richmond. The center provides programs for leisure, continuing education, and health and wellness, as well as social events, transportation and community resources. They also have options to volunteer. Weekdays at noon, the center serves a hot nutritious lunch and offers educational seminars. Linwood is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (804) 646-3115.