2012-09-26 / Calendar


Anne Dalton

Safe driving seminar spotlights teens

In the Spotlight

Come Home Alive, Monday, Oct. 1, 7-9 p.m., Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane, Chesterfield. Teens and their parents are invited to a safe driving program, featuring coaching tips for parents, an overview of the driver-education curriculum, review of traffic laws governing teen drivers, information about insurance and safety   reminders. Free. 594-1762.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Chemobrain Workshop, 6-8 p.m. and same time Oct. 4, Hawthorne Cancer Resource Center, 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, Midlothian. The two-part workshop will teach cancer patients and survivors with chemobrain everyday methods to address the mental challenges they experience. $19.99 which includes a workbook. 330-2033, Tracey.

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

Brandermill- Midlothian- Woodlake Lions Club meeting, 7 p.m., Brandermill Country Club, 3700 Brandermill Parkway, Midlothian.

Friday, Sept. 28

Chester Artists Association monthly meeting, 10 a.m., Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation, 11801 Centre St., Chester. Open to all.

Home-school History Adventure, 10 a.m.- noon, Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. Home-schoolers and their families can tour the house and grounds and learn about 19th century life. $5/child. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946.

Sweet Life Comedy Night, 7 p.m., Oak Grove Baptist Church, 3801 Beulah Road, Richmond. Scott Davis will perform at this comedy event, which includes desserts and coffee. $5. Child care provided. 275-7807,

Saturday, Sept. 29

2012 Salisbury Massey Cancer Center 5k Run/Walk, 9 a.m., Salisbury Country Club, 13620 W Salisbury Road, Midlothian. Benefits the VCU Massey Cancer Center. $25. 794-7941,

1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign van tour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester. Tour includes stops at Dutch Gap, Battery Dantzler, Point of Rocks and Drewry’s Bluff. $15. 751- 4946,

Virginia State University football, 1 p.m., Virginia State University, 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg. The Trojans will host the Shaw University Bears. Part of Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day. $20. 524-5030.

Introduction to Archery, 2-4 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Learn the basics including form, safety and proper use of equipment. $18. 674-1629.

Oktoberfest dinner, 4 p.m. American Legion, 901 Otterdale Road, Midlothian. Dinner includes brats, sauerkraut or red cabbage, German potato salad and dessert. $15/dinner and two “bier” tickets, cash bar. 794-9785,

Paranormal Investigation EVP Techniques 102, 7-9 p.m., 1892 Old Jail, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield. This workshop will focus on recording and identifying sounds and using audio programs in their interpretation. Registration required. Ages 8 and older, children must be accompanied by an adult. $10.

Cajun-Irish Fusion concert, doors open 7:15 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., Congregation Or Ami, 9400 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond. Patrick O’Flaherty, from Connemara, Ireland, and Beth Patterson, from Louisiana’s Cajun country, team up for an eclectic mix of songs in Irish Gaelic, Cajun French and English. Sponsored by the Richmond Folk Music Society. $12/advance, $15/at the door. 647-7856,

Sunday, Sept. 30

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

Monday, Oct. 1

Crafty crafters, 10:30-11:30 a.m., weekly through Dec. 3, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road, Petersburg. Activities for individuals with disabilities include craft kits, painting, foam art and more. $10. 706-2596.

Book discussion group, 7-8 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., Richmond. “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova, will be discussed. 318-8778,

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Club Mom, 9 a.m., Chesterfield Towne Center, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. For parents and young children. Hope Harris will perform. Free. 794-4662,

Discover Chesterfield – A Walking Club, 9 a.m., Robious Park, 3800 James River Road, Richmond. This organized walk for older adults is led by parks and recreation staff. Free. Judy Jones, 751-4135.

Midlothian Garden Club monthly meeting, 10:30 a.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 1100 Huguenot Springs Road, Midlothian. Guest speaker Kay Gray discuss designing a “capsule table,” a functional table exhibit restricted to one place setting. Free. Open to all. Sandy Howells, 379-4515, Dolores Hale, 794-3002.

Could You Repeat the Question Please? 10:30 a.m.-noon, Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, Richmond. An audiologist will discuss the different types and causes of hearing loss, and how to reduce the detrimental effects of this condition. Part of the Morning Coffee Break series for seniors. Free. 751-CCPL,

Caregiver Connection support group, 4-5:15 p.m., Lucy Corr Village – Assisted Living Friendship Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield. For those who are caring for an adult with physical or cognitive deterioration. Free. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Senior Advocate’s office. 768-7878.

Year-Round Gardens for Color, 6 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, Richmond. Learn what to plant each season for color year-round. Free. Sponsored by the Chesterfield County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 751-4401.

Introduction to Horseback Riding, 6-7 p.m., weekly through Oct. 11, Hunter Lane Stables, 3578 Hunter Lane, Richmond. Learn horseback fundamentals, including handling, posting to trot and canter preparation. Minimum age 8. Registration required. $105. Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

Octoberfest Dinner, 7 p.m., Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, 1100 Mt. Pisgah Drive, Midlothian. This will be for the entire Zone 4 Ruritans. $7. 639-7444.

Tuesday Night Westerns, 7 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, Richmond. Join hosts Harry Daniel and Tom Wyatt for “Hoppy Serves a Writ,” with William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy, and “The Green Hornet,” Chapters Eight and Nine. Free. 276-7755.

Family Advocacy Creating Education and Service (FACES) support group meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Advocacy Center, 11601 Lucks Lane, Midlothian. Support for families with a loved one living with mental illness. 378-0035,

“Amador,” 7-9 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. Marcela, a young immigrant with financial troubles, finds a summer job looking after Amador, a bed-ridden elderly man whose family is away. His death leaves her in a predicament and facing a difficult moral dilemma. Part of the International and Independent Film Series. Not rated. For adults. Free. 768-7907,

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” by Helen Simonson, will be discussed. 748-6314,

24th Annual Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Watkins Centre/Westchester Commons, 201 Perimeter Drive, Midlothian. This all-you-can-eat fundraiser-block party features food from PQs BBQ, beverages and live entertainment by Casper. Sponsored by Brandermill, Chester, Huguenot, Midlothian, Powhatan, James River and Short Pump Rotaries. $30 in advance only, free ages 8 and younger. Gregg Waldhauser, 545-7505, 909-2853,

Lawn and landscape seminar, 6 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. Learn about potted outdoor plants for fall that will last into spring, as well as what to do to bring outdoor plants inside for the winter. Free. Sponsored by the Chesterfield County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 751-4401.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Fun at the Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. This health and wellness festival for adults older than 50 will include health screenings, entertainment, crafts, games, door prizes, vendors and more. Free. 768-7878.

Have a special event coming up? Please email your calendar items to, 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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