2006-08-09 / Calendar


Pocahontas park hosts bluegrass festival

Wed., Aug. 9

NARFE, Midlothian Chapter 2265, 9:30 a.m., Brandermill Woods Retirement Community meeting room. Guest speaker from the Virginia State Fair. Call Jim Bradley, 675-7191.

Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce Member Luncheon, 11:15 a.m., Kings Korner, 7511 Airfield Dr. Haven't joined the Chamber yet? Come see what it's all about! Non-members welcome.

Grow a Greener Lawn, 7-8:30 p.m., Central Library. Led by master gardeners. Seating is limited. Free. To register, call 751-4401

Birdman Dave - Smile, laugh and marvel as Birdman Dave and his team of exotic birds take you on a flight of fantasy. Parrots, macaws, owls and others will do tricks, show off and fly right over your head while Dave provides stories, jokes and music. This program is appropriate for good listeners ages two and older. For more information, or to register, visit or call Central Library (748-1604), Enon Library (530-3403) or Ettrick-Matoaca Library (526-8087). Times vary by location.

Thurs., Aug. 10

Books & Bites Book Discussion Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, LaPrade Library. "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America" by Barbara Ehrenreich. Call 276-7755.

Retirement Living from A to Z, 2-2:30 p.m., Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Program will highlight Springdale, Lucy Corr Village's new retirement community, featuring 52 independent living apartments and 70 cottages. A Q&A session will be followed by light refreshments and a tour of the model cottage. RSVP to or call 425-8280.

True Crime, 3-4 p.m., Central Library. Love CSI? Join Chesterfield County's own Forensics Unit and find out what a crime scene investigator really does. Recommended for middle/high school students. To register, call 748-1603.

Read 2 Rover, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Midlothian Library. Children are invited to read to a certified therapy dog in this program designed to help children become better readers. To register, call 794-7907.

Brandermill-Midlothian-Woodlake Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Brandermill Country Club. Call 744-3087.

Grow a Greener Lawn (see Aug. 9), LaPrade Library.

Rotary Club of Brandermill, 7 a.m., Brandermill Country Club. Disaster preparedness with special guest, Chesterfield County Supervisor Art Warren. Fred Norman, 690-1497.

Ettrick-Matoaca Library Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. "The Smoke Jumper" by Nicholas Evans. Call 526-8087.

Motivators Toastmasters Club, 7:15 p.m., Central Library. Kimberly Johnson, 768-9266.

Mothers and More, 7:30 p.m., Harbour Pointe Club House, Brandermill. Juliane Steenkamer, 423-7812.

Birdman Dave (see Aug. 9), Clover Hill Library (739-7335); Midlothian Library (794-7907).

Sat., Aug. 12

5th Annual Bluegrass Mini Fest, Pocahontas State Park. Music begins at 6 p.m. Featuring The Country Gentlemen with Randy Waller with opening bluegrass band Phoenix. Tickets (including parking) are $7 in advance and $10 at the gate. Vendors, food, arts and crafts, and more! For more information or tickets, call 796-4255.

Mon., Aug. 14

Birdman Dave (see Aug. 9), Chester Library (748-6314); LaPrade Library (276-7755).

Tues., Aug. 15

Birdman Dave (see Aug. 9), Bon Air Library (320-2461); Meadowdale Library (743-4842).

Read 2 Rover (see Aug. 10), 4:30-5:30, Central Library. To register, call 748-1604.

The Chesterfield Tea Meetup, 6:30 p.m., Barnes and Noble Caf, Commonwealth Center. Joyce, 706-9120.

Alzheimer's' Support Group, 7 p.m., Brandermill Woods Retirement Center. Kathy Carrique, 744-1729.

Bon Air Book Talks, 7-8 p.m., Bon Air Library. "Moo" by Jane Smiley. Call 320-2461.

Wed., Aug. 16

Grow a Greener Lawn (see Aug. 9), Bon Air Library.


LOOKING AHEAD... Fri., Aug. 18

Arrival in the New World program, Aug. 18-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Children ages 9-12 will spend two days at the Citie of Henricus as an indentured servant and learn the skills the new settlers had to master just to survive. Build a house, grow and cook your own food, and become part of the militia that protects the Citie from its enemies. The fee is $60 per child. Registration deadline is Aug. 11. For more information, or to register, visit or call 706-1340.

Send your county calendar items to or mail your group's information to P.O. Box 1616, Midlothian, VA 23113. Fax: 744-3269. Please include a phone number with your announcements.

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