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2008-05-28 / Calendar

Share your Sunday sunrise with the birds

 
In The Spotlight

Eagles and Coff ee at Sunrise, Sun., June 1, 5:15-7 a.m., Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 513 Coxendale Rd. Join Capt. Mike Ostrander on his pontoon boat for a unique, early morning experience on the James River. Search for bald eagles, blue heron and osprey and watch the sunrise. Minimum age is 15. Space is limited, and registration is required. Cost is $25. For more information, call Greg Velzy at 748-1124.

Thurs., May 29

 

Who Lives in Our Pond?, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Rd. Children will learn about different types of pond animals including frogs and turtles. Part of the Exploring Nature with Small Hands Series for 3-4 year olds. Cost is $4/child. For more information, call Denise Flora at 674- 1629.

Gift of Music Concert, refreshments at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m., Lloyd C. Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Rd. The orchestra of Lloyd C. Bird High School will perform a concert benefiting the Chesterfield- Colonial Heights Christmas Mother and the Bird High Music Department. Refreshments will be prepared by the Christmas Mother Committee and culinary arts students from the Chesterfield Technical Center. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. For tickets or more information, call 768-6110 ext. 123.

Dale District community meeting, 7 p.m., Salem Church Middle School, 9700 Salem Church Rd. Dale District Supervisor Jim Holland will lead an open forum and citizen dialogue. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 748-1200.

Back to Basics: Birding, 7-8 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Rd. Learn the basics of birding that can be put to use at any park, in your own backyard - even in the city! Free. For more information, call 796-4255.

Women and Wellness Seminar, 7-8 p.m., CJW Medical Center, Johnston-Willis campus, Atrium Auditorium, 1401 Johnston-Willis Dr. Come learn tips and benefits of returning to fitness after childbirth, including information on postpartum recovery, physical fitness and breastfeeding. Free, but reservations are required. Call MedLine at (800) 242-5662.

Concert, 7:30 p.m., Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Pkwy. The jazz band will perform. For more information, call 639- 8340.

Fri., May 30

Alcoholics Anonymous weekly meeting, 1 p.m., CJW Medical Center, Johnston-Willis campus, Atrium Conference Room, 1401 Johnston-Willis Dr. A program for people who want to stop drinking or need support on the road to recovery. For information, call 330-2000.

Spring Fling, 4-8:30 p.m., John Tyler Community College Chester campus, 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Sponsored by the Chester Kiwanis Club, this event features beach music by Spectrum and barbecue by King's Korner. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, visit www.chesterkiwanis.org.

Pocahontas Premieres: Richmond Symphony, 7 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Heritage Amphitheater, 10301 State Park Rd. Bring a chair and enjoy the sounds of the Richmond Symphony. Concert is free, parking is $4. Rain date is May 31. Sponsored by the Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 796- 7045.

Sat., May 31

Manchester High School Cheer Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., drop off/registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Manchester High School, 12601 Bailey Bridge Rd. For ages 5-14. Cost is $40 and includes lunch and sport bag. For more information, contact mhscheer@verizon.net.

My Five Senses, 11-11:45 a.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Rd. Take a short hike around the nature center and use all of your senses to experience the wonders of nature. Cost is $2/person or $6/ family. For more information, call 796-4255.

Music for a Cause (MFAC) Outdoor Concert and Dance Competition, noon-8 p.m., Dale Ruritan Club grounds, near intersection of Iron Bridge Road and Chippenham Parkway. The event, hosted by DJ Swirv Deniro of iPower 92.1 FM radio, will kickoff fundraising for MFAC and will feature over 25 area gospel, R&B, pop and hip-hop artists. The focus of MFAC is to raise awareness and money for youth HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy and youth-on-youth violence prevention programs. Cost is $5 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information, call 852-1624.

"Chicago," 7 p.m., and June 1, same time, James River High School, 3700 James River Rd. The theater department will present this musical. Tickets are $10, $7 for students. For more information, call 378-2420.

Sun., June 1

Introduction to Touring Kayaking, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 513 Coxendale Rd. This class is designed to teach the basics of flat-water kayaking, including entries, exits, strokes, safety and equipment. Minimum age is 11 (ages 11-14 must be accompanied by a participating adult). Cost is $45 ($55 with rental of kayak and all equipment). Sponsored by the Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call Greg Velzy at 748- 1124.

Pet adoptions, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., PetSmart, 12264 Chattanooga Plaza (in the Wal-Mart shopping center on Hull Street Road). Adopt a new, furry family member during this adoption event featuring animals from the Chesterfield Animal Shelter. Volunteers from the Chesterfield Humane Society will be on hand to answer questions and assist with adoptions.

Storytime and Creature Craft, 1-2 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Rd. Come sit with the animals in the nature center to hear a story and then make a fun craft to take home. Cost is $2/child or $6/family. For more information, call 796- 4255.

National Cancer Survivors Day, 4-6 p.m., Cancer Institute at St. Francis Medical Center, 14051 St. Francis Blvd. An afternoon of fun for the entire family includes food, prizes, music, moon bounce, dunking booth, massages and much more! This event is to honor anyone who has ever been touched by a cancer diagnosis. Free. For more information, call 594-4900.

Have a special event coming up? Please e-mail your calendar items to calendar@chesterfieldobserver.com, mail them to P.O. Box 1616, Midlothian VA 23113, or fax them to 744-3269. Please include a contact name and number with your announcements.

 

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