2008-07-30 / Calendar

Program introduces little kids to golf

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Pee Wee Golf, each Sat., Aug 2-16, 10- 11 a.m., Windy Hill Sports Complex, 16500 Midlothian Turnpike. Designed for ages 4-6, this class teaches basic golf swings and how to play the game. Cost is $60. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information, call Paul Wilmoth at 748-1130.

Thurs., July 31

Little Rangers: Love a Tree, 10-11 a.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. Preschoolers will develop an appreciation of nature through crafts, games, songs and/or outdoor exploration. Cost is $3/child or $6/family. For more information or to register call 796-4255.

Reptiles and Amphibians of Virginia, 3-4 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Explore the myths and truths of these interesting animals. Learn how to identify common species. Practice making frog calls and handle or view specimens up close. Open to all ages. For more information or to register, visit www.library.chesterfield. gov or call 748-1603.

Fri., Aug. 1

Huguenot Trail Rotary Club weekly meeting, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Bottega Bistro, 11400 W. Huguenot Road. For information, contact Terry Hargrove at 722-9555.

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

Professional Singles Association (PSA) social hour, 5:30 p.m., Cafe Caturra, Midlothian Village Square, 13830 Village Place Drive. The purpose of PSA is to provide social activities in a comfortable environment for single men and women ages 50 and older. For more information, visit www.psaofrich or call Sue at 536-1695.

Sat., Aug. 2

Wake Up to the Lake, 7-8 a.m., Pocahontas State Park Boat Ramp, 10301 State Park Road. Experience the calm of Swift Creek Lake in the early morning and canoe to a quiet cove in the lake, enjoy a continental breakfast and watch and listen as the park wakes up. Cost is $15/person. For more information, call 796-4255.

Art Exhibit, during library hours, through Sept. 3, Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. "A Brush of Light," a collection of acrylics and oils by Ruth Reilly Palczynski, will be on display. A reception will take place opening day from 3-4:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Center for the Arts at Chester Foundation. For more information, call 748-6314.

Saturday Night Cruise-In, 5-9:30 p.m., each Saturday through September, Hardee's, 1901 W. Hundred Road (Exit 61A off I-95). These antique and classic car cruise-ins are sponsored by Southern Knights Cruisers. Features DJs playing 1950-70s music and more. For more information, contact Larry Allen at 530-2855, John Newton at 526-4267 or Wayne Balch at 530-2225 or visit www.

Sun., Aug. 3

Pet adoptions, noon-3 p.m., PetSmart, 1276 Carmia Way. Adopt a new, furry family member during this adoption event. Sponsored by the Richmond Animal League. For more information, visit

Past-Times, 3-3:45 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. Discover what games children played in colonial times. Cost is $2/person or $6/ family. For more information, call 796-4255.

Mon., Aug 4

Chesterfield Toastmasters meeting, 6:30- 8 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, contact Julio Del Corso, 370-6465, or visit

Book discussion group, 7 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4003 Cogbill Road. "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail" by Bill Bryson will be discussed. For more information, call 743-4842.

Tues., Aug. 5

Discover Chesterfield - A Walking Club, 9 a.m., Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Road. This program introduces seniors ages 55 and older to different county parks and new walking partners. Led by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department staff. Free. For more information, call Judy Jones at 751-4135.

Club Mom, 9-11 a.m., Chesterfield Towne Center Food Court, Huguenot Road and Midlothian Turnpike. This event is designed for parents and young children. Free. For more information, call 794-4660.

Third Annual National Night Out celebration, 6-9 p.m., Walton Park Pool and Clubhouse, 530 Walton Park Road. All Walton Park/Stonehenge West residents are invited to the celebration. Food, music and games for all ages. Free. For more information or to volunteer, call Jo Woodlief, 378-5477.

Foxcroft's National Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Foxcroft Pool House, 15100 Fox Club Parkway. Foxcroft residents are invited to the pool house to enjoy free food, games and music. Meet neighbors and local law-enforcement officers who help protect the community. For more information, contact Michael Cantor at 639-8115.

Have a special event coming up? Please e-mail your calendar items to calendar@, 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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