2018 - 2019 Dates & Programs
All meetings are held the first Thursday of the month and begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Unless otherwise specified, most regular meetings are open to prospective members.
Home of Patty Bell, 2218 Monument Avenue
Annual Welcome Reception
Join us as we kick off the FWC’s 46th 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
Todd LaBelle, Associate Producer and Direct, Firehouse Theatre
Back by popular demand!
Todd LaBelle, welcomes the club back to the Firehouse Theatre! Firehouse is the Fan's neighborhood theater -- "Where New Lives." Get an exclusive first look at scenes from the company's upcoming production of RVA playwright Doug Jones' SONGS FROM BEDLAM, followed by a Q & A with members of the cast and creative team. Firehouse staff will also conduct a backstage tour of their historic 1908 fire station, for interested members.
Bar Solita, 123 W Broad Street
Home of Kathleen Murphy, 2012 Grove Avenue
Susan Clarke Scharr, Clerk of the Senate
Join us for an evening of education about Voices from the Garden, the Virginia Women's Monument of Capitol Square. The memorial will acknowledge the genius and creativity of Virginia women and their presence and contributions to the Commonwealth. Susan will speak about the genesis of and plans for the project, which will be the first monument of its kind in the nation recognizing the full range of women's achievements.
Home of Jen Hanrahan, 2506 Grove Avenue
Ted Elmore, Bridgepark Foundation
Ted Elmore is passionate about design, urban spaces, and celebrating the richness of Richmond. A former partner at Hunton & Williams, he now leads the ambitious BridgePark project, a community effort to bring a unique gathering, connective, and educational space to the James River and downtown Richmond. Inspired by The High Line in New York, BridgePark would be the first park of its kind crossing urban whitewater, while also highlighting the unmatched historical resources of our City. Ted servers on the Board of Directors of Current Art Fair, Studio Two Three, and GroundworkRVA, and was a founding director of Fall Line Fest. Join us to learn about BridgePark and how it will benefit our fair city!
Home of Katherine Berry, 2500 Grove Avenue
Stephanie Hathaway, Regional Manager "Soles4Souls"
Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Since 2006, this organization has distributed more than 30 million pairs of shoes, working with over 1,200 non-profit partners including homeless shelters, after-school programs, international and disaster relief organizations to help those in need. Join Stephanie Hathaway as she educates us on S4S and how this organization has made a tremendous impact in the world. AND....please bring a new/used pair of shoes to help the cause!
Home of Linda Lewis, 2012 Hanover Avenue
Bruce Miller, Founding Producer of Virginia Repertory Theater
Bruce will speak to us of Virginia Rep's use of theater in nontraditional ways to serve RVA - specifically through Hugs & Kisses, Virginia's principal and most comprehensive child sexual abuse prevention program since its inception in 1983. The award-winning musical has been shown in every school district in Virginia and has been seen by over 1.8 million children. Bruce has been an integral part of Richmond's thriving theater community for over 4 decades and will share his commitment and passion for the use of art and theater as a vehicle for communication and education.
Home of Stephanie Ruffin, 2327 Monument Avenue
End of Year Celebration
Raise a champagne toast to the end of the FWC's 46th year!