To kick off our 10th year, Full Circle presents

The Joys in a Messy Life
An Evening with Adrian Wood, Tales of an Educated Debutante

Thursday, January 25, 2018
$25 per ticket (general admission)
The Steward School, Robins Theater
11600 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238

7:00-8:00 Meet and Greet Wine and Dessert Reception
8:00-9:30 The Joys in a Messy Life and Q&A with Adrian Wood

Please join Full Circle Grief Center’s Junior Board for an entertaining night to kick off a year-long celebration of Full Circle’s 10th Anniversary. Adrian H. Wood, PhD. is the author of Tales of an Educated Debutante and full-time wife and mother of four, one with special needs. She will share her personal glimpses about everyday life where satire meets truth and despair meets joy.

This educated debutante escapes the laundry and finds true meaning in graceful transparency.
Known for keeping it real, Adrian’s reflection on the life we envisioned versus our present reality as well as her spin on the day-to-day tasks involved with ‘adulting’ is sure to have
the audience laughing in their seats.

The evening also includes a Meet and Greet Wine and Dessert Reception with Adrian, an audience Q&A session with Adrian, and the opportunity to learn more about Full Circle.

To learn more about Adrian Wood, please visit her website at or follow her on Facebook or Instagram.


We are thrilled to announce the creation of our 10th anniversary commemorative necklace.
Designed by JoElle VanRoekel, a local artist and former Full Circle group member, this handmade piece is a beautiful symbol for Full Circle.

In our groups, the members sit in a circle to create an open and safe environment to support one another. The circle represents the strong connection that Full Circle group participants have with one another, as a result of their shared experiences. The circle is never-ending, like the love that our group participants have for their deceased loved ones.

The texture of the circle on the necklace is created by hammering in grooves and curves, representing that grief is not a smooth journey, but one of rough and challenging experiences that ultimately change us. The wraps connecting the chain to the circle represent the layers of support provided by an individual’s family members, friends, and community, that are necessary throughout the grieving process.

Commemorative Necklaces are $40 each.

We are offering special pricing for past or current Full Circle group participants at $30 each.

Necklace orders can be picked up at the event or at our office after the event.

Thank you to The Steward School for being our Site Sponsor.