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“BUTTERFLIES LIVE!” at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens: An indoor exhibit of butterflies from around the world: tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Free with regular paid garden admission. Through Oct. 11. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Information:

“Cycle Celebration.” A show of artworks presenting bicycles in all their glory including a full-sized bicycle painted by students. Through Oct. 31. Free. Uptown Gallery, 1305 W. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays. Information: (804) 353-8343.

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Explore the history of Berkeley Plantation as well as its corn maze. Maze included in regular admission; take-home pumpkins extra. Through November. $11 adults, $6 children. Berkeley Plantation, 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City. Information:

Sept. 1

Ginter in the Morning. A specialized monthly walk featuring seasonal aspects of the garden’s collection. Come dressed for the weather and for walking outdoors. 10-11 a.m. $16 nonmembers; members free. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Information:

Foster Care Information Session. Learn about the more than 2,000 children entering foster care annually in Virginia, and how you can help. 6-7 p.m. Free. Virginia Baptist Resource Center, 2828 Emerywood Parkway. Information: (804) 201-9006 or email

Sept. 8

Fall Herb Maintenance Class. Learn to prepare your herb garden for the coming cold weather. $15. Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Road. Information, registration:

Sept. 11

Wine & Beer Classic. Presented by the Dooley Noted Society, at Maymont’s Children’s Farm. Unlimited samples of Virginia beers and wines as well as tastings of bourbon and moonshine. Games, prizes and more. 7:30-10 p.m. $35; $30 for Dooley Noted members, $15 for designated drivers. Maymont, 1701 Hampton St. Information:

Beethoven’s Ninth. The Richmond Symphony kicks off its 2015-16 season with Beethoven’s classic. 8 p.m. (Second performance Sept. 13 at 3 p.m.) $10-$78. Richmond CenterStage’s Carpenter Theatre, 600 E. Grace St. Information:

Sept. 12

Doing Local History. Historical societies, house museums and other state organizations that preserve, maintain and present Virginia’s history face a changing social and economic landscape. This day-long conference discusses the challenges they face. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $35. Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard. Information: (804) 340-2776.

Fall Herb Faire. A day of classes, demonstrations, free herbal tastings and farm tours. Some events require advance registration; some are free. Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Road. For details on events, see

Sept. 13

Book Signing. Authors Tom Houff and Aysley Miller Fisher will sign copies of “On Richmond’s Wheel: A Celebration of Cycling,” their large-format history of the region’s love affair with bicycles. 1-3 p.m. Free. Book People, 536 Granite Ave.

Sept. 15

CarFit. Receive a 20-minute individual consultation with a certified technician who will help you adjust your car to “fit you.” Plus child-seat safety installations and recall checks and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. SwimRVA/Collegiate School Aquatics Center, 5050 Ridgedale Parkway. Appointments required; call (804)768-7878.

Sept. 17

“Church Basement Ladies: A Second Helping.”
Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents a return of the church-basement ladies and their antics among casseroles and covered dishes. Through Oct. 24. $38/$55 with buffet. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. Information: or call (804) 748-5203.

Helping Your Grandchildren Succeed in School. Learn tips on helping with homework, contacting teachers, teaching good study habits and more from the Chesterfield Parent Teacher Resource Center. 4:30-6 p.m. Chesterfield Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway. Information: (804) 768-7878.

Robert Hodierne: Vietnam War Photographs. More than 40 photos taken during two tours in Vietnam between 1966-1970. Through Jan. 26. Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, University of Richmond. Information:

Medicare 101. Learn what benefits are and aren’t covered, other coverage options and more. Free. 9 a.m. Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road. Information: or call (804) 768-7878.

Sept. 18

“The Fabulous Lipitones.” Emmy-winner John Markus, former head writer for “The Cosby Show,” directs this new play, which he co-wrote with Mark St. Germain. Through Oct. 25. Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road Technology for Seniors. Learn to comfortably navigate Windows 8.0 from experts at Thinking Cap Technologies. Designed for adults 55 and up. Registration required. 10 a.m.-noon. St. Mary’s Woods Retirement Community, 1257 Marywood Lane. Information: (804) 741-8624.

Healthy Leg Day. Experts and health-care professionals at Bremo Pharmacy offer free lower-leg ultrasound screenings.. Bremo Pharmacy, 2024 Staples Mill Road. Schedule appointments by calling (804) 288-8361, ext. 132.

Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. A performance of folk dancing and classical, sacred and Slavic music. 7 p.m. $15 advance, $20 at door. The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Road. Information: (804) 741-5254 or (804) 364-3289.

Sept. 21

Grandparent Connection Support Group, for grandparents and other kin raising a child; open to all in the metro area. Discuss child-care concerns, the upcoming school year and more. Chesterfield Community Development Building, Senior Advocate’s Office, 9800 Government Center Parkway. Information: (804) 768-7878.

Sept. 22

The Longest Loss. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia — caregiving webinar. Experts discuss Alzheimer’s and how families and patients can cope with the grief associated with such illnesses. 9 a.m.-noon. RSVPs requested. Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Road. Information and RSVPs: (804) 768-7878 or or

Sept. 24

Chesterfield’s Age Wave Readiness Plan will be discussed. Learn about action committees and how to get involved. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Boulevard. Information;: (804) 768-7878.

Preventing the Paperchase. Learn what healthcare documents you should have in place; presented by Phoebe Hall of Hall & Hall Family Law. 6:30 p.m. Free. Our Lady of Hope Health Center, 13700 N. Gayton Road. Information: (804) 360-1960.

Sept. 25-27

Paley Music Festival. Pianist Alexander Paley presents a series of classical piano pieces in this 18th annual event. Along with other classical musicians, Paley will perform pieces by Schubert, Rossini and more. Performances Sept. 25 and 26 and 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. Free. St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Parkway. Information and performance schedule:

Sept. 26

Fund Raiser. Hands of Rescue, a medically based motorcycle club, will raise funds for charities Heart Havens and the Missing in America Project with its fourth annual “Ride for Independence.” Vendors, kid-friendly games, motorcycles. Starts at 8:30 a.m. Free. Richmond Harley-Davidson, 12200 Harley Club Drive, Ashland.

Sept. 29

Volunteer Opportunity Fair. Meet dozens of local organizations needing volunteers. Canned food and boxed items will be collected for the food bank. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Information: