2013-08-21 / Calendar


Anne Dalton

County fair time

In the Spotlight

100th Chesterfield County Fair, opening Friday, Aug. 23, 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 county fair favorites, including karaoke, live music and entertainment, arts and crafts displays, farm events, food and midway games. Continues through Aug. 31. $8/adults, $5/ages 60 and older, $3/ ages 6-12, free/ages 5 and younger, $25/ daily unlimited-ride wristbands, $1.50/ individual ride tickets (rides require three, four or five each). 768-0148,

Thursday, Aug. 22

Chesterfield Council on Aging monthly meeting, 9 a.m., Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. An expert panel will discuss support groups for older adults and individuals with disabilities within the community, including Bereavement and Grief Support Group, Breath Matters, Caregiver Connection, Diabetic Support Group, Stroke Support Group. Free. Registration recommended. 768-7878.

“Post Offices of Chesterfield County: Connecting the Community Since 1794,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Thanks to the participation of local residents, the exhibit includes memorabilia related to old post offices in the county, as well as anecdotes, stories, photos and oral histories. Continues through Jan. 18. $2/suggested donation. 796-7121,

Learning to Love Your Digital Camera, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chesterfield Senior Center – Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 4000 Stigall Drive. Bring cameras with fully charged batteries and instruction manual. Registration required. $5. Judy Jones, 751- 4135.

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

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

Friday, Aug. 23

Bingo, 1 p.m., Chesterfield Senior Center, 4000 Stigall Drive. Seniors can play up to four cards. Daneisha Nicholas, 339-2877.

Graveyard Paddle, 5-8 p.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. Explore the Tidal Lagoon and visit the old sunken tugboat and the “skeletons” of wooden barges. For ages 7 and older. $13. Part of the Friday Family Kayak Tours. Mark Battista, 318-8735.

Twilight Paddle, 7-8:30 p.m., Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road. Take a canoe trip on Swift Creek and watch the nocturnal animals become active. Ages 6 and older. $9, $6/each families of four or more, $3/with your own canoe, kayak. 796-4255,

Saturday, Aug. 24

Monthly crop, 8 a.m., Quality Inn, 12711 Old Stage Road. Scrapbookers, card-makers and paper-crafters can work on projects. Table space, electricity, snacks, prizes and more. Classes available. Continues through Aug. 25. $35/day, $50/Saturday and Sunday.

Chester Village Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekly through Oct. 12, Centre Street and Village Green Drive. Offering a source of locally produced food including produce, meats, dairy and specialty goods. 337-1351,

Citizenship in the Nation Badge Workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Boy Scouts ages 11-17 will learn about the rights, liberties and freedoms of a citizen by discussing historical documents and learning about the branches of government. $10, does not include badge. 751-4946,

Pet adoptions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., PetSmart, 12264 Chattanooga Plaza. Featuring animals from the Chesterfield Humane Society.

Coffee Chat for 50-Plus Singles, 11 a.m., Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike. Enjoy coffee and conversation. Bernard, 971-7634, Sherry, 739-6571.

Webelos Citizen Scout Badge Workshop, 2-4 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Scouts will learn about citizenship, laws and government. $10, does not include badge. 751-4946,

Cruise-in, 5 p.m. weekly through October, Hardee’s, 1901 W. Hundred Road. Show off or view cars and trucks, both vintage and new.

Tidal Lagoon Paddle, 5-8 p.m., Henricus Visitors Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. Paddle with the naturalist to explore and discover the Dutch Gap Conservation Area and search for great blues, bald eagles, and osprey. $18. 318-8735.

Sunday, Aug. 25

Interlude 2013, 3 p.m. weekly through Aug. 25, Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road. The Richmond Chamber Players will perform the famous last works of Brahms, Faure and Schubert. $20.

Monday, Aug. 26

Brown Bag Page Turners Book Discussion Group, 1-2 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. “The Night Circus,” by Erin Morgenstern, will be discussed. 748-1774,

Internet Safety, 2-4:30 p.m., at the Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services – Multipurpose Room, 6801 Lucy Corr Blvd. Police detective Keith Vincent will discuss the dangers of online predators. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Domestic Violence Task Force. Free. 318-8265.

Paws to R.E.A.D., 6-7:30 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Children can improve their literacy skills through the assistance of registered therapy dogs and their handlers, acting as literacy mentors to the children. Free. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Lunchtime Jam Session, noon-1:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. County employees and others are welcome to bring an instrument for this play-along musical practice session, featuring old-time music. All skill levels welcome. Free. 748-1603,

Game On! 3-5 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Teens are invited to visit the library to relax, play Wii games and hang out with friends. Free. 318-8778,

Read 2 Rover, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Kids can read aloud to certified therapy dogs in this casual, drop-in program designed to help children become better readers. 768-7941,

Diabetes and Your Feet, 5:45-7 p.m., The Foot & Ankle Center, 1465 Johnston-Willis Drive. Learn what you can do to catch foot problems early. Seating is limited. Registration required. Free. 320-FOOT (3668),

Gardening seminar, 6 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Learn how to transplant trees and shrubs, and how to plant new ones. Sponsored by the Chesterfield County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Free. Registration required. 751-4401.

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

Community educational meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Advocacy Center, 11601 Lucks Lane. Learn about the art of communication at this interactive workshop. Sponsored by Family Advocacy Creating Education and Service (FACES). Free.

Lincoln: The Man, The Myth, The Movies, 7-8:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. View Lincoln through the filmmaker’s lens at this panel discussion. Local historians, actors and filmmakers who participated in Steven Spielberg’s film will share their experiences. Part of the national traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” which continues through Sept. 18. Free. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Chester Rotary Club weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Huckleberry Café – Ironbridge Sports Park, 11400 Iron Bridge Road. Potential members welcome.

Book discussion group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon,” by David Grann, will be discussed. 768-7907,

Read 2 Rover, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. See Aug. 27 listing. 318-8668,

Thursday, Aug. 29

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

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