2017- 2018 Dates & Programs
All meetings are held the first Thursday of the month and begin at 7 p.m.
Unless otherwise specified, most regular meetings are open to prospective members.
Home of Stephanie Keifer Jefferson, 2003 W. Grace Street
Annual Welcome Reception
Join us as we kick off the FWC’s 45th year! Mark your calendar for an evening of food, wine and friendship. We will review our exciting schedule for the year and everyone will have the chance to sign up for their favorite committee(s). This is the perfect opportunity to invite a new or long-time neighbor you think might want to join the Club.
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 Broad Street
Joel Bassin, Producing Artistic Director
Firehouse Theatre is The Fan's neighborhood theater -- "Where New Lives." Get an exclusive first look at scenes from the company's upcoming production of Eugene O'Neill's DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, followed by a Q&A with members of the cast and creative team. Firehouse staff will also conduct backstage tours of their historic 1908 fire station that's been repurposed into a thriving hub of creative activity.
Home of Jen Hanrahan, 2506 Grove Avenue
Ken Farmer, Antiques and Fine Art Appraiser
Ken Farmer has been an appraiser on the popular PBS series Antiques Roadshow for over 20 years. He is a lifelong Virginia state resident and resides in Charlottesville. Ken is an avid student and collector of Americana & Southern art. He has owned and operated two auction companies and presently specializes in antiques and fine art appraisals. Ken will speak to us of his varied & interesting adventures with the Antiques Roadshow. Don't miss it!
Home of Denise Kern, 2316 Floyd Avenue
Mary-Stuart Torbeck, Richmond Community Outreach Coordinator for the Sierra Club of Virginia Chapter
Mary-Stuart will be speaking about the 2018 Richmond Environmental Film Festival, which will be held at various locations around Richmond beginning February 5th through the 11th. In addition, she will help inform us about how to be an advocate for the environment at the local level, right here in RVA! Mary-Stuart serves on the Board of the Virginia Green Travel Alliance as well as on steering committees for Keep Virginia Beautiful, and has been active in the environmental movement in Richmond for several decades.
Home of Perry Gunn, 2005 Hanover Avenue
Lisa Goodwin, Founder of "Connor's Heroes"
Lisa Goodwin founded Connors Heroes 11 years ago after her son, Connor, successfully ended 2 1/2 years of treatment for leukemia when he was a preschooler. She saw gaps in services and knew she could make a difference by harnessing the energy of our community heroes. She has developed and helps implement numerous direct support programs for local families battling childhood cancer. Additionally, through the Connor's Heroes Pediatric Cancer Research Fund, Lisa helped bring to Richmond the first endowed chair in pediatric cancer research. Come learn how easy it is to Be a Hero to kids with cancer.
Home of Katherine Berry, 2500 Grove Avenue
Anne Poarch, Author and Entrepreneur: "Basket & Bike"
Anne Poarch is the founder of Basket & Bike, an innovative new RVA business that aims to celebrate life along Virginia's Capitol Trail and on the avenues of Richmond, and is devoted to engaging the lover of cycling, history, conservation and style (plus great food & wine!). Anne is an entrepreneur who is also a recently-published author of a book of poems celebrating life & nature.
Home of Kathleen Murphy, 2012 Grove Avenue
End of Year Celebration
Raise a champagne toast to the end of the FWC's 45th year!