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The former Curator of Mammals at the San Diego Zoo will share highlights of his animal expeditions.


Tuesdays, Feb 14, 21, 28, TBD - UR Campus
Come tour historic Brown's Island with the American Civil War Museum and learn the role this location played in the Civil War. (Fee for this course is non-refundable.)


Friday, May 5, Brown's Island
The class is designed to enhance your cell phone photography while traveling. We will cover improving cell phone images regardless of brand or model, editing cell phone images and available features on the iPhone.


Mondays, Feb 6 and 13, TBD - UR Campus
Join us as we explore the wonders of nature and history contained in national parks across the globe. We'll look at the purpose and important role of National Parks, how they are similar and differ around the world, and what we can learn from them, and do for them, to advance their missions.


Tuesday 3/7, TBD - UR Campus
Join us for a journey from the early 1700s through the 19th century on how events in the United States influenced the Canada we see today: its government, culture, and people.


Mondays, Mar 27 and Apr 3 , TBD - UR Campus
When most people think of Italy, they think of the usual places like Rome, Venice, and Florence. Even these places hold secrets: Italy is much more! Come and explore off-the-grid Italy with a seasoned first-generation Italian who has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Italy since 1972. Discover the out-of-the-usual parts of Italy, its people, customs, traditions, and food. If you are planning a trip to Italy, this may help shape your trip.


Monday 4/10, TBD - UR Campus
We all need to eat. But to eat with knowledge about what goes into your body requires purpose, planning and intention. Everything about eating -- including what we consume, how we acquire it, who prepares it, who's at the table, and who eats first -- is a form of communication that is rich with meaning. Our attitudes, practices, and rituals surrounding food are a window into our most basic beliefs about our world and ourselves.


Mondays; 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 & 2/20 (skip 1/16), Synchronous Online
Let's explore outdoor and wildlife photography around Richmond and Virginia. The presentation will provide local photographs, information on places to go, the right time of day and conditions to take your best photos. Come learn non-technical tips on taking photos with cameras ranging from an iPhone to other camera types. We'll end with an overview and photos of Richmond's urban wildlife populations from some easily accessible locations and the best times to view them.


Tuesday 4/4, TBD - UR Campus
FIELD TRIP In this series of classes we will explore dishes and flavors from around the US. Featuring hands on cooking in class, students will learn how to make three to four dishes from each region while also learning cooking tips and tricks that will help with everyday cooking. Recipe packets are provided for students to take home. Fees for this class are non-refundable.


Thursday 2/23, Kitchen Classroom
The latest headlines read, 'Richmond area emerges as destination for sports tourism with $76 million economic impact.' Tourism is a huge economic development engine in the Richmond Region, and Richmond is now a hotbed for the world's fastest-growing tourism industry: sports. Hear from our expert about how this is happening!


Tuesday, Apr 4, TBD - UR Campus
What's the latest on Tourism in the Richmond Region. It seems like our city's always in the news. Bouncing back from the pandemic, Richmond Region Tourism says the number of people coming to the River City for a visit is surpassing 2019 numbers.


Monday, December 12, GOTW, Auditorium Room A001 (7 seats (13%) remaining)
We have a great group of women in our basketball program. Let's support them with our presence, and cheer them on! Come join the fun and watch our Home Opener on Thursday, November 10 at 6 pm.


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The presentation will focus on the background and history of the Camino de Santiago and the preparation involved to hike it.


December 12, GOTW, Auditorium Room A001
Have you ever wanted to see a mountain gorilla up close in its natural habitat? How about chimps and golden monkeys? Join us as we share some photos and videos of our exciting 2022 trip to Uganda and Rwanda.


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Take a behind-the-scenes tour of how the production of beer and cider is made at one of Virginia's newest Vineyard and Breweries, Everleigh Vineyards & Brewing Company. Then enjoy a sample of the latest offerings.


Tuesday, Dec 13, Everleigh Vineyards and Brewing Co. ( No seats currently available )
FIELD TRIP Join a Valentine Museum docent to learn about the cemetery's history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Fees for this course are non-refundable.


Friday. Apr 28, Hollywood Cemetery
Join a Valentine Museum docent for a walking tour to learn about the rich history of Jackson Ward through the many murals that enhance this area. Fee for this course is non-refundable.


Friday, Apr 21
FIELD TRIP In this series we will explore wines from different countries and regions around the world, both old and new. In each class students will be guided though tasting eight wines by a knowledgeable wine professional, with light snacks provided. Wines will be selected to highlight the variety and styles of the area. Fees for this class are non-refundable.


Thursday 3/30, The Kitchen Classroom
FIELD TRIP In this series we will explore wines from different countries and regions around the world, both old and new. In each class students will be guided though tasting eight wines by a knowledgeable wine professional, with light snacks provided. Wines will be selected to highlight the variety and styles of the area. Fees for this class are non-refundable.


Thursday 2/16, The Kitchen Classroom