2015-01-21 / Calendar


Kids, get ready to tumble
Anne Dalton

Thursday, Jan. 22

Chesterfield Council on Aging, 9-10:30 a.m., Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. The council seeks to enhance the quality of life for older adults and adults with disabilities through education, advocacy and community service. 768-7878,

Nature Explorers, 10-11 a.m. and same time Jan. 29, Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 3-5 can participate in nature explorations, crafts and stories. $12/series of two classes. 745-7020.

Eunice’s Circle of Friends monthly meeting, 6-7 p.m., Care Advantage, 10042 Midlothian Turnpike. A bereavement support group for those who have experienced a loss. Refreshments served. 323-9464.

Poverty and Public Education Challenges and Choices, 6:15-8:30 p.m., Thomas Dale High School, 3626 W. Hundred Road. Discuss how to improve education outcomes for all children and create economically integrated neighborhoods. 748-1405.

Acoustic Concert Series, 7-8 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Dana and Susan Robinson perform a unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music. Free. 751-CCPL,

A Night at the Ski Lodge, 7-10 p.m., The Boathouse at Sunday Park, 4602 Millridge Parkway. Features après-ski libations, s’mores, decadent fondue, live music, door prizes and a silent auction. Benefits Housing Families First (formerly Hilliard House) supporting area families experiencing homelessness. $95.

Friday, Jan. 23

ADHD: A Parent’s Tool Kit, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Community Development Center, 9800 Government Center Parkway. Participants will learn how to talk with their children about ADHD, help them develop positive behaviors and be successful at school. Sponsored by Prevention Services. Registration required. $20/family. Sherry Callear, 717-6404,

Clover Hill Critics Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m.-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. “Destiny of the Republic,” by Candice Millard, will be discussed. 318-8668,

Winter Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Lucy Corr Village – Community Hall, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Historian George Fickett will present a lecture on the Civil War theme “Winter in the Trenches.” $5/nonmembers, free/Chesterfield Historical Society members. 796-7121,

Saturday, Jan. 24

Introduction to Archery, 10 a.m.-noon, Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Learn about archery, from stance to follow-through, focusing on form, safety and proper use of equipment. For ages 8 and older. $20. 674-1629,

Yoga for Life: A New Beginning, 10 a.m.-noon, LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Learn about the different types of yoga, some of the benefits and get a step-by-step demonstration of poses and breathing for relaxation. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

Anniversary of The Battle of Trent’s Reach, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. Learn about the last naval fight of the James River Squadron of the Confederate States Navy, the landscape and sites of the battle, the ships and the soldiers of the Civil War. $8, $6/ages 3-12, free/Henricus patrons. 748-1611,

Starring…Pete the Cat, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Children can listen to Pete the Cat stories, help decorate Pete’s shirt and get a visit from Pete himself. 751-CCPL,

Kids Review, 11 a.m.-noon, Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Ages 8-11 are invited to read the Newbery Medal-winning book “When You Reach Me,” by Rebecca Stead, and participate in this kids-only discussion. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

Culture Club: Morocco, 1-2:30 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Come to the first Culture Club and learn all about the language, land and culture of Morocco. Adults can create a craft and see some authentic items from the country. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

Soundworks in concert, 7 p.m., St. Edward the Confessor Church, 2700 Dolfield Road. The men’s a cappella group performs. Free.

Paranormal Workshop: Mourning Traditions, 7-9 p.m., Historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Road. Explore the history and symbolic meanings behind the art of “Mourning Traditions,” celebrating Memento Mori of the 19th century, a tribute to the dead. For ages 8 and older. $10. 796-7131,

Monday, Jan. 26

Game Day Monday, 10 a.m.-noon weekly, Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road. Ages 50 and older are invited to come play their favorite card games. Bring a friend. Free. Elizabeth Markham, 212-8815,

Beginner Watercolor, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekly through March 2, Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road. Strictly for the beginner, ages 50 and older, with little or no previous instruction. Registration required. $63. Elizabeth Markham, 212-8815,

Brown Bag Page Turners Book Discussion Group, 1-2 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. “The Ghost Bride,” by Yangsze Choo, will be discussed. 748-1774,

Move Your Body Dance, 6:15-7:15 p.m. beginner, 7:30-8:30 p.m. intermediate, weekly through March 2, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Learn how to dance to a variety of music without needing a partner. $43. 275-5321,

Bilingual Spanish-English Family Story Time, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Parents and children can enjoy this read-aloud program which will enhance language and literacy skills. 318- 8778,

Meet You at the Movies: “Jersey Boys,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. The story of the New Jersey-based Four Seasons and their struggle to make it in the music business. Free. 751- CCPL,

Parenting Your Young Adolescent: The Jekyll and Hyde Years, 6:30-8 p.m., weekly through March 9, Salem Middle School, 9700 Salem Church Road. Parents of kids ages 10- 15 can learn about effective communication and behavior management. Sponsored by Prevention Services. Registration required. $50. Karl Kalber, 717-6635,

F.U.N. Mini Workshop: Ingredients for Retirement, 7-8:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Learn about retirement expenses and how to plan to meet those expenses using Social Security and Medicare. Part of the Families Understanding Numbers series. Free. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Lunchtime Jam Session, noon-1:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Bring an instrument and join this informal, anyonecan play-along musical practice session. Free. 751-CCPL,

CCPL Chess Club, 5-7 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Drop in and play chess. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Free. 751-CCPL,

Coping With Your Child’s Behavior: Preschool/Early Elementary Years, 6:30-8 p.m. weekly through March 17, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 11551 Lucks Lane. Learn parenting strategies for handling typical preschool/early elementary behavior. Sponsored by Prevention Services. Registration required. $50/family. Whitney Kern, 717-6547,

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Creative Expression, 10-11 a.m. weekly through Feb. 25, Chesterfield County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 10300 Courthouse Road. Individuals with intellectual, physical, emotional or developmental disabilities can explore various types of therapeutic art projects. Free. Aleana McClellan, 751-4134,

Book discussion group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. “Plainsong,” by Kent Haruf, will be discussed. 768-7907,

How to Prune Plants for the Terrified, 6 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Learn the best way to prune plants. Free. 751-4401,

Agile Writers open meeting, 7-9 p.m., Martin’s Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. This group helps beginning writers create a first-draft novel in six months. Discuss progress, writing techniques and the various methods of getting published. Free.

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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