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See the sights in the national parks

Anne Dalton

In the Spotlight

A Guided Tour of the National Park Service, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., Richmond. William MacDonald, former park ranger and museum educator, will lead this colorful exploration of the places preserved and protected by the National Park System. For adults and teens. Registration recommended. Free. 318-8778, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Thursday, Jan. 6

Rotary Club of Brandermill weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Brandermill Country Club, 3700 Brandermill Parkway, Midlothian. Eric Rohnacher, 346-5466, www.brandermillrotary.org.

Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian. Lou Seminare, 744-4517, www.brmconline.org.

Bon Air-Manchester-Midlothian Lions Club meeting, 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner meeting, Holiday Inn Select, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond. Bill Daniels, 272- 7673, www.bammlionsclub.org.

Dale District meeting, 7 p.m., L.C. Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. The community can learn about the county’s proposed comprehensive plan. Barbara Fassett, 748-1081.

Virginia State University basketball, 7:30 p.m., Virginia State University, Daniel Gym, 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg. The Trojans will take on the Winston-Salem State University Rams. $12/adults, $10/youths. 828-RAMS (7267), www.vsu.edu.

Al-Anon weekly meeting, 8 p.m., CJW Medical Center’s Johnston-Willis Hospital, 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, main auditorium, Richmond. 330-2000.

Friday, Jan. 7

Bon Air Artists Association monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m., Congregation Or Ami, 9400 Huguenot Road, Richmond. Open to all. Donna Adams, 357-4344, www.bonairartists.com.

LaPrade BookThink, 10:30-11:30 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, Richmond. “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake will be discussed. 276-7755.

Saturday, Jan. 8

Scenes from “The Nutcracker,” 10:15- 11:15 a.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. Jessica Morgan School of Dance will present classical ballet scenes from this holiday favorite. Registration recommended. Free. 748-1603, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Reptile Encounter, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, Richmond. Slither into the secretive world of reptiles with a “live encounter” that will include fun facts and a close-up glimpse of reptiles. Presented by the Maymont Foundation. Free. 320-2461, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Coffee Chat for 50-Plus Singles, 11 a.m., Martin’s Ukrop’s Café, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. Meet upstairs. Sponsored by the Professional Singles Association. Bernard, 971-7634, Jacque, 397-5203.

Concert, 4 p.m., Thomas Dale High School, 3626 West Hundred Road, Chester. The Chesterfield All-County High School Band will perform. Free. Pam Barton, 768- 6245 ext. 664.

Virginia State University basketball, 7:30 p.m., Virginia State University, Daniel Gym, 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg. The Trojans will take on the Shaw University Bears. $12/ adults, $10/youths. 828-RAMS (7267), www.vsu.edu.

Sunday, Jan. 9

Whitewater Kayak Rolling Clinic, 8:30- 11 a.m., YMCA Midlothian, 737 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. Learn and practice rolls during the off-season. Kayaks and equipment available. $40 ($45 with rental). Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

Nature Storytime, 2-2:40 p.m., weekly through May 29, Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Enjoy nature stories about squirrels and chipmunks. All ages. Free. Kristi Orcutt, 310-7964.

Monday, Jan. 10

Crafty Crafters, 10:30-11:30 a.m., weekly through March 7, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road, Petersburg. This crafts class is for persons with disabilities. $19. 526-5596.

Seniorcise, noon-1 p.m., American Family Fitness, 9748 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian. Stretch, reach and march to a healthier, fitter condition. Membership not required. For ages 50 and older. Registration required by Jan. 7. $44. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department. Judy Jones, 751-4135.

Southside Area Mothers of Multiples monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. support groups, 7 p.m. general meeting, St. Francis Medical Center, 13710 St. Francis Blvd., Midlothian. Brenda, 986-5790, www.samom.com.

Virginia State University basketball, 7:30 p.m., Virginia State University, Daniel Gym, 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg. The Trojans will take on the Saint Augustine’s College Falcons. $12/adults, $10/youths. 828-RAMS (7267), www.vsu.edu.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

Rotary Club of Midlothian weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Select, 1021 Koger Center Blvd, Richmond. www.midlothianrotary.org.

Computer Class: Internet Basics, 10 a.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, Richmond. This class provides an introduction to Web browsers, search engines and home pages. Registration required. Free. 320-2461, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Kreative Kids, 10-11 a.m., weekly through Feb. 22, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. Craft projects for ages 2-6 and their parents. $15. 275-5321.

Little Tots Nature Club, 10-10:30 a.m., every other Tuesday through Feb. 15, Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. A series of nature explorations, stories and activities for 2 year olds. No siblings, please. Parents must stay during the program. $16. 745-7020.

Coping with Your Child’s Behavior: The Preschool/Early Elementary Years, 6:30-8 p.m., weekly through March 1, Southside Church of the Nazarene, 6851 Courthouse Road, Midlothian. Parents will learn practical ways to deal with the challenging behavior of children ages 2-8. $50. Whitney Kern, 717- 6547.

Crafts for Hospice, 1 p.m., Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road, Richmond. Make crafts for Hospice of Virginia patients. For ages 50 and older. Register by Jan. 5. Free. Meta Johnson, 320-7200.

Pursuit of Optimal Health, 7 p.m., Harbour Pointe Wellness Center, 6003 Harbour Park Drive, Midlothian. Learn ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and more. Free. Registration required. 608-3217, drbrus@chirocenters.com.

Tax Advantages for Cancer Patients, 7 p.m., Legal Information Network for Cancer offices, Johnston Willis Hospital Medical Office Building, 1459 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond. This seminar will provide tips on preparing 2010 tax forms as well as tax information for 2011. For cancer patients, survivors, families and caregivers of cancer patients. Free. Registration required. 562- 0592, education@cancerlinc.org.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) Support Group monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road, Richmond. 379-6706, 423-6332.

Wednesday, Jan 12

Brandermill Woman’s Club monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m. coffee, 10 a.m. meeting, noon lunch, Brandermill Country Club, 3700 Brandermill Parkway, Midlothian. Members do not have to be residents of Brandermill to join the fun of the book, dining, antiques, movies or service groups. Reservations required for lunch. Dorothy Schay, 464-1812.

Little Nature Sprouts Club, 10-11 a.m., weekly through Jan. 26, Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Richmond. Ages 3-5 can enjoy nature explorations, crafts and stories. $18/series. Kristi Orcutt, 310- 7964.

Pickleball, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays through April 27, Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road, Richmond. A combination of tennis, badminton and ping-pong played on badminton-sized courts, pickleball is played with a perforated plastic ball and wooden or composite paddles. For adults 50 and older. Free. Linda Scott, 683- 8481, Judy Jones, 751-4135.

Comprehensive plan joint meeting, 1-3 p.m., Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield. The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors will hold a joint meeting on the comprehensive plan with the planning commission and school board. 748-1081.

Divorce Care, 6:15-7:15 p.m., weekly through April 13, Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road, Richmond. Support for those facing the challenges of divorce. $12. www.bonairbaptist.org.

Young Literature Lovers, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian. “London Calling” by Edward Bloor will be discussed. 318-8668.

Belly dancing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. intermediate, 7:40-8:40 p.m. beginner, weekly through Feb. 19, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. For ages 14 and older. $41. 275-5321.

Bilingual Spanish-English Family Story Time, 7-7:45 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., Richmond. All interested children are welcome. Registration recommended. 318-8778.

Book discussion group, 7-8 p.m., Ettrick- Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road, Petersburg. “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay will be discussed. 526-8087.

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.

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, Jan. 6

Dominion GardenFest for Fidos, 5-10 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Bring a leashed pet and experience this year’s new “Fire & Ice” theme, featuring more than 40 miles of light strands with approximately 700,000 bulbs. $10/adults, $9/seniors, $6/ages 3-12, free/2 and younger, $5/garden members. Suggested $2 pet admission benefits the Richmond SPCA. 262-9887, www.lewisginter.org.

Jazz Café, 6-9 p.m., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 North Blvd., Richmond. Enjoy the Butter Bean Jazz Trio. Sponsored by the Richmond Jazz Society. Free. 340-1400, www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, 8 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday through Jan. 9, Empire Theater, 114 West Broad St., Richmond. Part of Barksdale Theater’s Theatre IV series. $46/ adults, $43/seniors 65 and older, $19/under 18. 282-2620, www.barksdalerichmond.org.

Friday, Jan. 7

First Friday Forum, 7:45-9:15 a.m., The Westin Richmond, 6631 West Broad St., Richmond. Richmond’s low-cost air carriers and their impact on local businesses will be discussed. $30/members, $35/nonmembers. Sponsored by the Retail Merchants Association. 662-5500, www.retailmerchants.com.

Tee Time Golf Show, 3-8 p.m., Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue, Henrico Hall, Richmond. Enjoy demonstrations, seminars and products. $8/adults, $6/55 and older, free/16 and under (ticket good all weekend). www.teetimegolfshows.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights, 5-10 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Experience this year’s new “Fire & Ice” theme, featuring more than 40 miles of light strands with approximately 700,000 bulbs. $10/adults, $9/seniors, $6/ ages 3-12, free/2 and younger, $5/garden members. 262-9887, www.lewisginter.org.

The Legend of the Poinsettia, 7:30 p.m., The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. Presented by the Latin Ballet of Virginia, this story is based on the Mexican legend of a young girl who discovers the true spirit of giving. $20/adults, $15/ children, students, seniors and military. 379- 2555, www.latinballet.com, www.artsglenallen.com.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. See Jan. 6 listing.

Saturday, Jan. 8

Stony Point Fashion Park Walk, 2-3 p.m., Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond. Meet outside of Three Dog Bakery and enjoy a walk around the mall with James River Greyhounds. www.jamesrivergreyhounds.org.

Student Concerto Competition, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Virginia Commonwealth University’s W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave., Richmond. Select Virginia students from elementary through high school will perform on piano, woodwind and brass instruments. Free. Sponsored by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League. 794-4831.

Tee Time Golf Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan 7 listing.

Adopt-a-Thon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., PetSmart, 9870 Brook Road, Glen Allen. Come visit with more than 100 animals available for adoption. Sponsored by Metro Richmond Pet Savers. www.richmondpetsavers.com.

The Legend of the Poinsettia, 3 p.m. See Jan. 7 listing.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights. See Jan. 7 listing.

Arena Racing USA, 7 p.m., Richmond Coliseum, 501 North Seventh St., Richmond. This indoor racing series features local drivers competing in half-scale stock cars on a track built to fit inside a hockey rink. $8-$13. 780- 4956, www.richmondcoliseum.net.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. See Jan. 6 listing.

The Legend of the Poinsettia. See Jan. 7 listing.

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