2011-01-26 / Calendar

Richmond Symphony plans county concert

Anne Dalton

In the Spotlight

Richmond Symphony performance, Friday, Jan. 28, reception and silent auction 7 p.m., concert 8 p.m., Kingsway Community Church, 14111 Sovereign Grace Drive, Midlothian. Maestro Steven Smith will conduct. Part of the Metro Collection of concerts. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Johns Cancer Foundation. The James River Rotary will host the pre-concert reception and silent auction, also in support of the foundation. $20. For tickets: 794-1981, or at any Village Bank location.

Wednesday, Jan. 26

What Women Put Up With, 6-7 p.m. screenings, 7-9 p.m. seminar, St. Francis Medical Center, 13710 St. Francis Blvd., Midlothian. Hear the latest on hormone replacement therapy, new alternatives to women’s surgery and great tips to keep health surprises at bay. Free osteoporosis heel screenings and health-risk assessments, refreshments and door prizes. Part of the Bon Secours for Women seminar series. Free. Registration required. 545-1234.

Thursday, Jan. 27

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

Parenting discussion group, 8:45-10:15 a.m., weekly through Feb. 24, Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway, Midlothian. “Loving the High School Adolescent and the Launch into Life” is the focus of this coffeeand discussion group. Free. Registration required. Karl Kalber, 717-6635, or Meryl Williams, 639-8340.

Fighting Chronic Pain, 3 p.m., Morningside at Bellgrade, 2800 Polo Parkway, Midlothian. Learn the common causes and treatments of chronic pain. Sponsored by CJW Medical Center’s Johnson-Willis Hospital. Free. Reservations required. 320-DOCS (3627).

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

For Better or Worse, 6:30-8:30 p.m., weekly through March 10, St. Francis Hospital, 13710 St. Francis Blvd., Midlothian. Engaged or married couples can improve communication skills and learn to work as a team. $50. Sponsored by Prevention Services, a division of Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services. Registration required. $50. Robin Jones, 717-6540.

Matoaca District meeting #1, 7 p.m., Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane, Chesterfield. Learn about the county’s proposed comprehensive plan. Barbara Fassett, 748-1081.

Widowed Persons Services meeting, 7 p.m., Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian. 350-3604.

Motivators Toastmasters, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. 748-0451,

Once on this Island, 8 p.m., through March 5, Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights. In this musical folk tale, a young girl sets out on a quest to test the strength of her love, guided by the colorful and mythical gods of island lore. $35 plus service charge/theatre, $50 plus service charge/buffet and theatre. 748-5203,

Friday, Jan. 28

2011 Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, 5:30-9 p.m., Holiday Inn Koger Center, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond. Former U.S. Senator and Virginia Gov. George F. Allen will be the keynote speaker. The 2011 board of directors will be inducted, and awards for Business of the Year and Member of the Year will be presented, along with a presentation of DuPont’s Community Heroes. Black tie optional. $60/ members, $75/nonmembers. 748-6364 ext. 2,

Virtual Tour of 19th-century Matoaca Mill, 7 p.m., Lucy Corr Village Community Hall, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield. Matoaca historian Keith McCray will offer a look into industrial life in 19th-century Chesterfield. Part of the 2011 Winter Lecture series. Free/members, $5/nonmembers. Reservations recommended. 796-7003,

Once on this Island. See Jan. 27 listing.

Saturday, Jan. 29

The Storyteller, 10-11 a.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. This program, presented by Dylan Pritchett, discusses universal morals and values as well as listening and analytical skills for children in a fun and engaging way. Recommended for the whole family. Free. 748-1603.

Scavenger hunt, 1-2 p.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Search for tracks and trails. $2/family. 310-7964,

Comprehensive plan open house, 1-3 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. Learn about the county’s proposed comprehensive plan. Barbara Fassett, 748- 1081,

Rabies clinic, 1-3 p.m., Chesterfield County Fairgrounds Arts and Crafts Building, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. Rabies vaccinations will be available for dogs and cats. For safety, cats should be brought in carriers and dogs on leashes. $7/animal. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Health Department and Chesterfield County’s Animal Control Division. 748-1683, 748-1691.

Concert, doors open 7:15 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., Congregation Or Ami, 9400 West Huguenot Road, Richmond. Balkanize will perform old-world Turco-Balkan folk music. Sponsored by the Richmond Folk Music Society. $12/advance, $15/at the door. 647-7856,

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

Once on This Island. See Jan. 27 listing.

Sunday, Jan. 30

Pet adoptions, noon-3 p.m., PetSmart, 1276 Carmia Way, Richmond. Sponsored by the Richmond Animal League.

Monday, Jan. 31

Alcoholics Anonymous daily meeting, 7:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, Tomahawk Baptist Church, 12920 Hull Street Road, Midlothian. 355-1212.

Matoaca District meeting #2, 7 p.m., Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway, Midlothian. Learn about the county’s proposed comprehensive plan. Barbara Fassett, 748-1081,

Tuesday, Feb. 1

Discover Chesterfield – A Walking Club, 9 a.m., Chesterfield County Government Complex Walking Trail, 9501 Government Center Parkway, Chesterfield. Meet at the trail sign behind the Smith-Wagner Building. This organized walk is for older adults and is led by parks and recreation staff. Free. Judy Jones, 751-4135.

Club Mom, 9-11 a.m., Chesterfield Towne Center, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. Club Mom is for parents and young children. The Richmond Jazz Society will perform. Free. 794-4662,

Bethia MOPS monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Road, Chesterfield. For mothers of preschoolers. New members welcome. 739-5932,,

Dominoes group, 1-4 p.m., weekly through April 26, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. Everyone is welcome. Free. 275-5321.

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

Kinderdance, 9-10 a.m., weekly through Feb. 22, Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road, Petersburg. This dance and fitness class is for children ages 3-5. $45. Jackie Maclin, 748-1123.

Bomber, 7-9 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. In this film, a man reluctantly accompanies his aging parents on a long-planned trip to Germany. Along the way, they find out more about each other than they ever imagined, and their idea of family changes forever. Part of the International and Independent Film series. Not rated. For adults. Free. 768-7907.

Wednesday, Feb. 2

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

Concert, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road, Richmond. Enjoy an afternoon of music by popular local musician Steve Harris. Refreshments will be served. For ages 50 and older. Free. Judy Jones, 751-4135.

From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement: African-American History in Virginia, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. This program examines the “African Experience” in Virginia from emancipation through the end of the 20th century. Part of the Chesterfield County Black History Month Celebration. Presented by the Virginia Historical Society. Registration recommended. 748-6314,

Richmond Quilter’s Guild James River Heritage chapter meeting, 7 p.m., Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Road, Richmond. Visitors welcome. Ann, 276-1595.

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.

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, Jan. 27

Forgotten Roots: Muslims in Early America, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., daily through Jan. 28, Virginia Commonwealth University, James Branch Cabell Library – first floor, 901 Park Ave., Richmond. The exhibit explores the Muslims of the African-American Diaspora 1400s-1800s, the Moors and others in early America, reflecting America’s Islamic history and culture. Free. 828-0593,

Jazz Café, 6-9 p.m., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 North Blvd., Richmond. Enjoy jazz standards and original compositions performed by the Brian Jones Quartet. Sponsored by the Richmond Jazz Society. Free. 340-1400,

Virginia Commonwealth University basketball, 7 p.m., Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 West Broad St., Richmond. The Rams will take on the Hofstra University Pride. $17/adults, $12/ youths. 828-RAMS (7267),

The Fiddler’s House, 8 p.m., Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, 319 North Wilkinson Road, Richmond. Following the loss of his wife, a world-famous violinist struggles to regain his passion for life with the help of his daughter and an unlikely friend. $18, $16/students with ID. 262-9760,

Friday, Jan. 28

Forgotten Roots: Muslims in Early America. See Jan. 27 listing.

The Color Purple, 8 p.m., Landmark Theater, 6 North Laurel Street, Richmond. Based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg. $37.50-$67.50. Presented by Broadway in Richmond. 745-3000,

The Fiddler’s House. See Jan. 27 listing.

Saturday, Jan. 29

Arctic Adventure, during museum hours, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad St., Richmond. Visitors can explore this fascinating environment in this new exhibit. $10/ages 13-59, $9/ages 4-12, seniors 60 and older. 864-1400,

Birthday Bash, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 West Broad St., Richmond. Seymour and all of his mascot friends will be kicking off the 30th anniversary of the museum. Enjoy family fun with plenty of fun games for kids and families. $8/ages 1-59, $7/ages 60 and older. 474-7000,

University of Richmond basketball, noon, University of Richmond, Robins Center, 23 College Drive, Richmond. The Spiders will take on the Xavier University Musketeers. $10- $20. (877) SPIDER-1,

The Color Purple, 2 p.m. See Jan. 28 listing.

The Fiddler’s House, 2:30 p.m. See Jan. 27 listing.

The Color Purple, 8 p.m. See Jan. 28 listing.

The Fiddler’s House, 8 p.m. See Jan. 27 listing.

Sunday, Jan. 30

The Color Purple, 2 p.m. See Jan. 28 listing.

The Fiddler’s House, 2:30 p.m. See Jan. 27 listing.

Generation Dream 2011, 4 p.m., Virginia Commonwealth University Singleton Performing Arts Center, 922 Park Ave., Richmond. This annual show commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and will feature local youths performing music, dance, spoken word and more. Free. Sponsored by the Richmond Peace Center.

The Color Purple, 7:30 p.m. See Jan. 28 listing.

Friday, Feb. 4

Goochland Republican Women’s meeting, 10 a.m., Manakin Fire Station, 180 River Road West, Manakin Sabot. Nationally known author and Midlothian resident William G. Clotworthy will discuss the first ladies of America, “From Martha to Michelle.” Free. 784- 4386.

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