2009-01-07 / Calendar

Winter lecture series begins

Anne Dalton

Thurs., Jan. 8

Intermediate Bridge Club, 9 a.m.-noon, every Thursday, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewrys Bluff Road. New intermediate players are welcome to join. For more information, call Joyce Wenberg at 275-5842.

Little Explorers:

Raccoon Paws, 10-11 a.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. Become a raccoon for the day and hunt for food, find a place to live and make a raccoon mask. For children ages 3-5. Cost is $3/child. For more information or to register, call 796- 4255.

Books & Bites Book Discussion Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., LaPrade Library 9000 Hull Street Road. "Away" by Amy Bloom will be discussed. For more information, call 276- 7755.

Woodlake Women's Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Foxfire Clubhouse, 5536 Fox Light Parkway. The theme for the meeting is "Getting in Shape…Yogurt and Yoga." Potential members always welcome. For more information, call Debbie Reading at 739-3306.

Motivators Toastmasters, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Develop and improve your communication and leadership skills. For more information, e-mail info@ or call Paul at 605-1317.

Fri., Jan. 9

Bon Air Rotary weekly meeting, 7:30- 8:30 a.m., Joe's Inn at Bon Air, 6212 Buford Road. For more information, call Cora Huitt, 339-3826.

Sat., Jan. 10

Tall Tales Campfire, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. A roaring fire, some tall tales and a hot drink will start this winter day. Cost is $3/person or $8/family. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 796-4255.

What's the Buzz? Protecting Pollinators, 1-3 p.m. Rockwood Nature Center, Rockwood Park, 3401 Courthouse Road. Learn all about pollinators, the vital roles they play and what can be done to protect them. A craft project, which will encourage pollinators to visit your backyard, will be included. Free. A parent or guardian is required to accompany each child. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 751-4401.

Concert, 4:30 p.m., Monacan High School, 11501 Smoketree Drive. The 2009 Chesterfield All-County High School Symphonic Band will perform. Guest conductor is Scott Rikkers, assistant director of bands, James Madison University. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-1772.

Sun., Jan. 11

Pet adoptions, noon-3 p.m., PetSmart, 1276 Carmia Way. Adopt a new pet during this event sponsored by the Richmond Animal League. For more information, visit www.ral. org.

Mon., Jan. 12

Chester Kiwanis weekly meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., RiteAid Drug Store's Community Conference Room, 4408 W. Hundred Road. For more information, contact Dixon Handwerk, 748-3690, or e-mail webmaster@chester

Southside Area Mothers of Multiples (SAMOM) monthly meeting, 7 p.m., St. Francis Medical Center, 13710 St. Francis Blvd. For more information, call Brenda at 986-5790 or visit

Health Advisory Committee meeting, 7-9 p.m., Chesterfield County Public School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. The school system's Health Advisory Committee will meet. For more information, call 594-1767.

Tues., Jan. 13

Special Education Advisory Committee meeting, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Crenshaw Elementary School, 11901 Bailey Bridge Road. The school system's Special Education Advisory Committee will meet. For more information, call 594-1732.

Parenting seminar, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Mark's Church, 11551 Lucks Lane. "Coping with Your Child's Behavior: The Preschool Years" offers practical ways to deal with the challenging behaviors of young children. Cost is $50. Sponsored by the Chesterfield County Department of Prevention Services. For more information, contact Whitney Kern at 717- 6547.

Wed., Jan. 14

Rotary Club of James River weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Joe's Inn at Bon Air, 6212 Buford Road. For more information, call Gary Powers at (703) 786-8226.

Brandermill Woman's Club monthly meeting, 9:45 a.m., Journey Church, 3509 S. Old Hundred Road. Members do not have to be residents of Brandermill. Join the fun of the book, dining, antiques, movies or service groups. For more information, call Laurie Van Cleve at 744-5376.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Midlothian Chapter 2265 monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m., Brandermill Woods Retirement Community Meeting Room, 14311 Brandermill Woods Trail. Guest speaker will be Jane Keyser, docent at Virginia Holocaust Museum. For more information, call Joyce Burton at 743-2584.

Altrusa monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Nuccio's Restaurant, 1108 Courthouse Road. This professional women's service organization specializes in community needs, literacy, the environment and AIDS/HIV. For more information, call Dot Bennett, 272- 2324.

Divorce Recovery Support Group, 7-9:30 p.m. each week, Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Road. Support group for separated or divorced people. For more information, visit www.divorcecare. org.

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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