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Something New About You hosted by Girlology
Henrico Doctors Hospital 
1602 Skipwith Rd.
Richmond, Virginia
Sunday, September 23 at 1:00-3:00 p.m

Goodbye awkward silence, hello conversation! Girlology is helping girls face puberty & growing up with knowledge & confidence, and we're helping parents start conversations that matter. We'll cover everything about puberty and staying healthy (and nothing more!). Learn more & register on our website! Led by Dr. Lea Mahoney, Ob-Gyn and Girlologist. For 4th-5th grade girls and a parent or parent substitute. $50 per parent-child pair, preregistration required. Click here for more information!


2018 Young Adult Virginia Author (YAVA) Celebration and Award Ceremony
Richmond Public Library, Main
101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23221
Saturday, October 6 from 2:00-4:00 pm

Each year, Richmond Public Library hosts a celebration to honor Virginia authors who have published books for teen readers in the previous year.  This year, the event will take place on Saturday, October 6th from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Auditorium of our Main Library.  Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with the authors, learn about their books, and possibly win a copy of their own.  During this celebration, we will also be announcing the winner of the 2018 YAVA Award. 

*Limited parking will be available for YAVA attendees in the Richmond Times Dispatch parking deck.  Parking is free for YAVA attendees.  The parking deck entrance is at the corner of 3rd Street and E. Franklin Street.  Upon entering, please inform the guard that you are attending the YAVA Celebration at Richmond Public Library.  The deck will only be open from 1:00-5:00pm.  All vehicles must vacate the parking deck 15 minutes prior to closing at 4:45pm. 


Virginia War Memorial
Entries are due Sunday, October 21, 2018 by 11:59 pm.
Contact Morgan Guyer at with any questions.

2018 Virginia War Memorial Veterans Day Essay Contest has open! This contest is open to all Virginia Middle and High School public, private and homeschooled students. Winners AND their teachers win a cash prize in addition to the opportunity to read their essays at the 2018 Commonwealth's Veterans Day Ceremony.

The theme of this year’s essay is IMPACT. What was the impact of World War I in Virginia? How were Virginia soldiers, families, communities, and culture affected? How should we continue to observe and honor the Virginians impacted by the war, 100 years later? You may focus on the lives of individuals, families, a community, or cultural aspects of Virginia life (art, music, poetry etc.) during and following the era of World War I. Consider the impacts of the war on women and minorities in Virginia while framing your response as well.

Successful essays will have a clear focus and will address the theme of the impact of World War I using primary sources. Use military records, genealogical data, census records, newspapers, magazines, or any other primary resources (be creative!) to develop your essay. Feel free to utilize local historical societies and libraries to find more information.


"Our American Story"
A Student Contest by American Evolution
Deadline is November 30

What is your American Dream? How will you shape American Democracy? Create a team & unleash your creativity through the American Evolution digital student contest! Create your team, choose one of the ideas below as the inspiration for your project, and unleash your creativity. What you create is up to you — a video, a performance, a presentation — just be sure it is no longer than 9 minutes. Winners in each of the three categories will receive cash prizes, and one lucky winner will receive the grand prize. In addition, the project that is chosen as the audience favorite will win a prize as well. Click here for more information!


2019 Virginia Senate and House of Delegates Page Program
Open for anyone who will be 13 or 14 on January 9, 2019.

The page workday begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. A lunch break is provided. There is no weekend work except for the last Saturday of session. Pages deliver documents throughout the Capitol complex, and perform errands for members and staff of the House of Delegates during each day's floor session and at committee meetings. Pages are also selected for assignments in specific House offices including the Speaker's Office, the Clerk's Office, the Bill Room, the Copy Center, and the Governor's Office. Pages are trained for these assignments during the first two days of their employment. Every effort is made to provide each page with a variety of work assignments. All work assignments are important to the legislative process and should be performed in a professional manner.


This list of community events and opportunities is presented as a courtesy and in good faith for OHS families. Events and organizations listed are not affiliated with or endorsed by OHS in any official capacity and we encourage you to look into them to make sure they are the right fit for your family.