2010-08-25 / Calendar

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Anne Dalton

Bermuda District Community Meeting, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., Thomas Dale High School small auditorium, 3626 West Hundred Road. John McCracken, director of the Chesterfield Transportation Department, will discuss high-speed rail. Sponsored by Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle.

Thursday, Aug. 26

Small Business Resource Summit, 8 a.m.-noon, John Tyler Community College, Nicholas Student Center, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. The summit, hosted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Atlanta Region and the Small Business Administration, will discuss resources available for small businesses. Free. No registration required. James Williams, 771- 2400 ext. 123.

Agriculture Field Day, 9 a.m., Virginia State University’s (VSU) Randolph Farm Pavilion, 4415 River Road. Virginia’s First Lady Maureen McDonnell and Commissioner of Agriculture Matthew Lohr are scheduled to speak at this 25th annual event. The event will focus on value-added agriculture. Sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, a partnership of VSU, Virginia Tech and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Free. 524-5960,

The Other Dementias, 9-10 a.m., Lucy Corr Village multipurpose room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Dr. Andrew L. Heck from Piedmont Geriatric Hospital will discuss how to recognize the symptoms of dementia and the disorder’s implications. Free. Registration required. 768-7878.

Huguenot-Robious Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Great Big Greenhouse parking lot, 2051 Huguenot Road., 320-1317.

Midlothian Ruritan Club monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Mt. Pisgah’s Family Life Center, 1100 Mt. Pisgah Drive. David Nelms, 379-1294.

Jazz on the Patio, 7 p.m., Dolce Vita, 2401 Colony Crossing Place. Enjoy the “Toot Suite” jazz ensemble., 639-7411.

Friday, Aug. 27

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

Chesterfield County Fair, daily through Sept. 4, Monday-Friday, 4-11 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday, 1-11 p.m., Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Enjoy the midway, karaoke, music, crafts, farm events and more. New attractions include a petting zoo featuring 30 animals indigenous to Africa, South America and Asia, and The Star Family Circus and Thrill show. $7/adults, $4/senior citizens (60 and over), $3/children 6-12 years old, free for children 5 years old and under. Wristbands for unlimited rides, $20/day. 768-0148,

Friday Family Kayak/Canoe Tours, 5-8 p.m., Henricus Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. Explore the tidal lagoon. $15. Mark Battista, 318-8735.

Saturday, Aug. 28

Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 11900 Iron Bridge Plaza. Supports Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers. $6. 748-1278.

Chesterfield Jaycees monthly yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., C&F Bank/Mortgage parking lot, 1400 Alverser Drive. $15/space. Proceeds help send mentally handicapped children and adults to camp. Jenny,, 337-7587.

Beginner Whitewater Kayaking, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and same time Sunday, Aug. 29, Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 513 Coxendale Road. Learn kayak safety, technique and control on day one and take a trip on day two. $140. Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

Girl Scout badge workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Fulfill badge requirements by exploring six historic sites. $10/scout. Registration required. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946.

GPS Treasure Hunt, 1-2 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. $3/person, $6/family. 796-4255.

Pocahontas Premieres: Page Wilson and the Honky Tonk Experience, 6-9 p.m., Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road. Enjoy blues, folk, bluegrass and country music. $8/advance includes parking, $10 plus $5 parking/day of the show, children under 12/free. Concessions available. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, courtesy of the River City Blues Society. 796-4255.

Sunday, Aug. 29

Introduction to Touring Kayaking, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 441 Coxendale Road. Class covers entries, exits, strokes, safety and equipment. Minimum age 11 (ages 11-14 must be accompanied by a participating adult). $60 includes kayak and equipment rental. Registration required. Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Skin cancer screening, 1-4 p.m., Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, CJW Medical Center’s Johnston-Willis Hospital, 1401 Johnston- Willis Drive. Learn about skin cancer risks and have suspicious skin areas reviewed by a medical team. $30. Registration required. 320-DOCS (3627).

Kiwanis Club of Chesterfield weekly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Independence Golf Club, 600 Founders Bridge Blvd.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Rotary Club of James River weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Village Bank Corporate Office, 15521 Midlothian Turnpike. Gary Powers, (703) 786-8226.

Richmond Quilter’s Guild Hospitality chapter meeting, 10 a.m., Congregation Or Ami, 9400 West Huguenot Road. Open to anyone interested in quilting or sewing. Gail Plante, 763-4468,

Chester Choices, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver will be discussed., 748-6314.

Al-Anon meeting, 7 p.m., CJW Medical Center’s Johnston-Willis Hospital, 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, main auditorium. A support program for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. 330-2000.

LOOKING AHEAD… Thursday, Sept. 2

Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway. Guest speaker Bill Lohmann discusses his book “Backroads & By-ways of Virginia: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions.” Lou Seminare, 744-4517,

Bridge card group, 9:30-a.m.-noon weekly through Sept. 29, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. For players who have intermediate skills. Register one week in advance to play. 275-5321.

Bunion seminar, registration and refreshments 5:45-6 p.m., presentation 6-7 p.m., Foot & Ankle Center, 1465 Johnston-Willis Drive (on the campus of Johnston-Willis Hospital). Free. Registration required. 320-FOOT (3668),

Saturday, Sept. 4

Tour of Historic Eppington, 11 a.m.-noon, 14201 Eppes Falls Road. Tour this historic plantation. $8. Reservations required. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946.

Toy Traditions: Corn Husk Dolls and Hoop Toss, 1-2 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. Make some traditional toys out of natural materials. $2/person. All ages. Registration required. 796-4255.

Monday, Sept. 6

Labor Day. County offices are closed.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Chesterfield County Public Schools open for the 2010-11 school year.

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What’s happeningElsewhere

Thursday, Aug. 26


Stars & Stripes, 7:30 p.m., Battersea, 1289 Upper Appomattox St., Petersburg. This event will feature a performance of patriotic favorites by the Fort Lee Army band. Guests will be able to view the stars with a series of telescopes set up and manned by the Richmond Astronomical Society. Free., 732- 9882.

Friday, Aug. 27

City Center Walks, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Valentine Richmond History Center, 401 North Third St. Enjoy a walking tour of downtown Richmond. $10., 649-0711 ext. 301.

Red, White and Brew, 5-9 p.m. weekly through Oct. 8, 17th Street Farmers’ Market, 100 North 17th St., Richmond. Enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks.

Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball, 7 p.m., The Diamond, 3001 North Blvd., Richmond. The Squirrels take on the Altoona Curve. $6/general admission, $8/silver, $10/ diamond club. 359-3866.

Adam Lambert, 8 p.m., The National, 708 East Broad St., Richmond. The “American Idol” finalist will perform. $32.50. 612-1900.

Saturday, Aug. 28

Patrick Henry Half Marathon, 7 a.m., Poor Farm Park, 13400 Liberty School Road, Ashland. 13.1-mile race. $50 by Aug. 26. Sponsored by Richmond Road Runners Club and the Sports Backers.

Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball. See Aug. 27 listing.

Musical performance, 7 p.m., Emilio’s Short Pump, 200 Towne Center West Blvd. The Alana Trio will perform. 360-8080,

Sunday, Aug. 29

Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball. See Aug. 27 listing.

Innsbrook After Hours, gates open 6 p.m., music at 6:30 p.m., 4901 Lakebrook Drive, Glen Allen. The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue 2010 features Donald Fagan, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs. $26.50/in advance, $30/at the gate. 423-1775.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

North of the James Market at Bryan Park, 3-7 p.m. weekly through Oct. 26, 4308 Hermitage Road, Richmond. Local farmers, artisans and businesses sell local products.

LOOKING AHEAD… Thursday, Sept. 2

Powhatan Farmers’ Market, 4-7 p.m., 3839 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan. Support local farmers and artisans in this pilot program occurring on the first Thursday of September, October and November.

Friday, Sept. 3

An Evening of Bluegrass, 7 p.m., The Cultural Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. Enjoy local bluegrass favorites Highway 249 and the Shockoe Bottom Boys. Part of the 2nd Stage Performance series. $10/advance, $12/door. Concessions available., 261-2787.

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