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COMPILED BY ANNE DALTON


GARY CRALLE/MAYMONT GARY CRALLE/MAYMONT THURSDAY, DEC. 22

Photography Show: “American National Parks,” 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Features the work of Lithuanian photographer Ausra Huntington. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31. 489-4626.

Caregiver support group, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekly, The Hawthorne Resource Center at Johnston-Willis, 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive. A weekly support group for caretakers caring for someone with a physical illness. Learn how to balance caring for others and yourself. Free. 330-2136, hawthornecancerfoundation.org.

Agile Screenwriting, 7-9 p.m., Agile Writers, 221 Ruthers Road, Suite 204. Learn to use the power of mythology, psychology and a little project management to craft a screenplay. agilewriters.us.


Checkmate Intermediate and Advanced Chess Night, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 6-8 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Join this group on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for intermediate and advanced play. 751-CCPL, chesterfield.gov. Checkmate Intermediate and Advanced Chess Night, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 6-8 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Join this group on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for intermediate and advanced play. 751-CCPL, chesterfield.gov. “A Tuna Christmas,” 8 p.m., Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. In this sequel to “Greater Tuna,” it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas, and the colorful citizens of Tuna are preparing for the holidays. Continues through Jan. 7. $38 plus fees/theater, $55 plus fees/buffet and theater. 748-5203, swiftcreekmill.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 23

Christmas holiday. County offices and libraries are closed until Dec. 27.

TUESDAY, DEC. 27

Rotary Club of Midlothian weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Stonehenge Country Club, 1000 Farnham Drive. midlothianrotary.org.

Family Game Night, 5-8 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Bring the family for Scrabble, chess, board games, puzzles, Wii games and more. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28

The Backpack Storyteller: Fireside Folktales from Scandinavia, 10:30-11 a.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Enjoy traditional stories presented by Deborah Alsko. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov.

THURSDAY, DEC. 29

Midlothian-Chesterfield Kiwanis Club breakfast meeting, 7:30 a.m., Café Caturra, 13830 Village Place Drive. midlothian-chesterfield-kiwanis.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 31

Game On!, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. All ages are invited to visit the library and play Wii games. Free. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov.

SUNDAY, JAN. 1

First Day hikes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road. The day will feature four planned hikes geared toward the whole family (friendly dogs included) along with self-guided opportunities, such as geocaching and a tree I.D. trail. Light refreshments. Free. 796-4255, tinyurl.com/jy4yu22.

MONDAY, JAN. 2

New Year’s Day holiday. County offices and libraries are closed.

TUESDAY, JAN. 3

Morning Mixer, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 27, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Road. Ages 50 and older will enjoy playing pool, cards, board and tabletop games, arts and crafts, discussions and exercise. Free. 706-2596.

Midlothian Garden Club monthly meeting, 10:30 a.m., noon lunch, Bethel Baptist Church, 1100 Huguenot Springs Road. Mary Carole Jones, from Cross Creek Nursery, will discuss fairy gardening. Free, open to the public. Jennifer Wester, 276-7543, midlothiangardenclub.org.

Alzheimer’s support group, 10:30 a.m., Second Branch Baptist Church, 12217 Second Branch Road. For caregivers, family and friends to discuss issues surrounding Alzheimer’s disease. 967-2580, alz.org/grva.

Canasta and Dominoes Group, noon-4 p.m. weekly through April 25, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. All skill levels are welcome to play for fun. Free. 275-5321.

Karate, 6-7 p.m. youth, 7-8 p.m. adults, Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly through Feb. 9, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Learn self-defense, physical fitness, balance and discipline. Registration required. $50. 275-5321, potterd@chesterfield.gov.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Discuss “Suspect,” by Robert Crais. 318-8977, library. chesterfield.gov.

Tough Tots-Little Dragons Karate Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m. weekly though Feb. 8, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Road. Designed to enhance self-confidence, self-esteem and physical fitness in ages 4-6. Registration required. $50. 706-2596.

Belly dancing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. intermediate, 7:40-8:40 p.m. introduction, weekly through Feb. 22, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Ages 14 and older can learn this gentle, low-impact exercise. Registration required. $54. 275-5321, chesterfield.gov/parks.

Kickin’ Karate for Kids, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays weekly through Feb. 8, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Road. All belt levels, including beginners, ages 7 and older. $50. 706-2596, chesterfield. gov/parks.

Have a special event coming up? Please email your calendar items to calendar@localnewsllc.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.

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