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Virginia Repertory Children’s Theatre at the Shops at Willow Lawn
1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23230 
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. (By appointment only)

TRAIN is Virginia’s Pre-Professional Actor Training Program for ages 12 to 18, led by Virginia Repertory Theatre and Cadence Theatre Company. This yearlong, sequential program will help the serious acting student learn practical applications of his or her artistic craft and build relationships in order to succeed in the business.

Through working with Virginia’s top professional teaching talent, including—an award-winning organization that provides casting, production and education, students will leave with monologues, dance for actors, audition skills, headshot / resume / reel, a vocal book, the opportunity to showcase their work for local directors and casting agents, and a better understanding of themselves as artists.
By audition only.


All auditionees will be asked to read pre-selected sides.
Singers: please prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary Broadway song with sheet music.

All classes will be held at


Mindful Parenting Conference
Chrysalis Institute
The Collegiate School
​103 North Mooreland Road
​Henrico, VA, 23229
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:00 AM  4:30 PM

More joy.  More patience.  More presence.  As parents, it seems like there's no time to pause and savor the moment. We feel pulled in so many directions: family, work, friends, going to the gym...the list goes on and on! Mindfulness practices (meditation) can help parents find calm and clarity amidst the chaos, helping us raise our families with intention and compassion in this fast-paced, digital age. Mindfulness not only helps manage the ups and downs of parenting and reduces stress, but it allows us to notice and relish the magical moments we have with our families that we want to remember. 

In partnership with the Cameron K. Gallagher (CKG) Foundation, Chrysalis Institute has created this one-day conference. Certified mindfulness practitioners will facilitate 2 keynotes, 15+ workshops, and all-day practice opportunities. Substantive, evidence-based tools can be implemented immediately.  Click here to learn more and register!


Saint Gertrude High School Summer Camps
3215 Stuart Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
June 11-15 and June 18-22

Summer is here. Let the fun begin! Register today. June 11 - 15 & June 18 - 22. Open to girls, rising 5th - 9th grade. Offerings: Cooking, Theatre Arts, Sewing, Coding, Robotics, Art, STEAM, Irish Dance, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, CPR & First Aid, Knitting & Crochet.  To see full camp listings or to register, click here.


Full STEAM Ahead
Career and Technical Center
13900 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
Thurday, July 19 from 8:30-5:00 p.m.

Full STEAM Ahead is a daylong event available to middle school girls, rising 6th through rising 9th graders, in the Greater Richmond Area. Student registration is officially open here!

Full STEAM Ahead is a conference by CodeVA dedicated to empowering young women through Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. We inspire our students by connecting them with female role models in engaging hands-on workshops. Our speakers will share their experience as leaders in their respective industries, highlighting the importance of STEAM and the power of interdisciplinary collaboration. For more information visit or email


From Jump Rope to Stethoscope
Application available: April 2018
Program dates: July 2018
Rolling admissions; apply early 

The VCU Pipeline endeavors to increase student diversity within each of the VCU health sciences schools with the purpose of creating a culturally competent health care workforce. 
It’s never too early to jump-start a student’s interest in science and health careers.  Middle school programs vary greatly and provide exposure to health careers, tutoring, and life-skill development. From Jump Rope to Stethoscope is a community outreach program offered through the VCU Health System Human Resources’ Office of Workforce Development and Strategy to introduce children to the health care field through a wide variety of experiences, including nursing camps, school career days, hospital tours and health care clubs. Click here for more information!

2018 MLWGS Dragon Chess Camp
Maggie L. Walker Governor's
​1000 N Lombardy St
Richmond, VA 23220
August 13-17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Be a part of the best chess camp in Richmond! Our camp features a custom chess curriculum developed from a broad range of resources, including ideas from Aron Nimzowitsch’s My System, Jeremy Silman’s Amatuer’s Mind, materials from the Kasparov Foundation, tactical puzzles, classic games and miniatures - as well as examples from our own scholastic games illustrating important ideas, missed opportunities, and common mistakes. Younger campers just starting out will partner with a camp counselor ‘chess buddy’ each morning and travel from session-to-session together. Campers learn in both a classroom-style and one-on-one hand’s-on setting. Each camper receives a t-shirt, chess book, and personalized binder with learning materials, game analysis to keep for future reference. Camp Information Chess Camp is open to all rising 3rd to 9th graders and will take place from August 13th to 17th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and free daycare is provided until 4:00 PM. Registration costs $325. For more info, visit our website!

Richmond Young Writers
2707 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Click here for the 2018 Summer Camp Schedule!

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.