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Ride into the night Moonlight Ride and Campfire, Friday, April 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Henricus Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. Start this bike trek of the Dutch Gap Conservation Area before sunset and pedal an easy two miles to the peninsula for a light dinner, activities and a campfire with s’mores, then bike back to the parking lot. Registration required. $5. Mark Battista, 318-8735, battistam@chesterfield.gov Ride into the night Moonlight Ride and Campfire, Friday, April 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Henricus Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. Start this bike trek of the Dutch Gap Conservation Area before sunset and pedal an easy two miles to the peninsula for a light dinner, activities and a campfire with s’mores, then bike back to the parking lot. Registration required. $5. Mark Battista, 318-8735, battistam@chesterfield.gov THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway. Chesterfield County Sheriff Karl S. Leonard will discuss the sheriff’s department and the community services it offers. Nonmembers and ladies welcome. 744- 3078, brmcva.org

Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Choose from hundreds of books, movies and CDs for sale. Continues through April 8. 318-8778, library.chesterfield.gov

Backyard Chicken Keeping, 6-8 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Learn the basics about keeping chickens, the differences in breeds and how to provide quality care at home. $10. 674-1629

Acoustic Concert Series: Red Tail Ring, 7-8 p.m. North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Hear traditional tunes and original songs that will delight fans of old-time music and Appalachian ballads. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

How to Start Your Own Small Business, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Better Business Bureau, 720 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 300. Local small business owners/experts discuss start-up basics. Registration required. A SCORE workshop. $99. 350-3569, richmond.score.org

Live music, 5-8 p.m., Wegmans, 12501 Stone Village Way. Enjoy live music in the Market Café. 419-9900, wegmans.com/stores/midlothian-va.html

Opening Night, 6 p.m. gates, 7:30 p.m. races, Southside Speedway, 12800 Genito Road. The track opens for the 58th year. 744-2700, southsidespeedway.net

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

12th Annual James River Regatta, 7:30 a.m., Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Road. See 15 clubs and over 160 entries compete along the James River. The event is a 1500m sprint race featuring both varsity and novice entries. 393-0516, mdjdc1@gmail.com, regattacentral.com/regatta/?job_id=4926

Health Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Beach Road Community Grange, 11401 Bundle Road. Features medical, nutrition and fitness experts, refreshments and children’s activities. In celebration of Grange Month. Free. 790-1328

American Legion Post 186 Spring Jubilee, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Major Charles A. Ransom American Legion Post 186, 901 Otterdale Road. Family activities, vendors, yard sale and food. Staff will be on hand to assist local veterans with VA claims and needs. 794-9785

Spring into Music Series: Richmond Jazz Society, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Elizabeth Davis Middle School, 601 Corvus Court. The society’s Make Music with Me Band performs a blend of jazz and children’s classics. Presented by Chesterfield County Public Library and the Chesterfield Cultural Arts Foundation. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Coffee Chat for 50-Plus Singles, 11 a.m., Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike. Enjoy coffee and conversation. Bernard, 971-7634; Joyce, 320-1019

Spring into Music Series: Tin Pan Alley Cats, 2-3:15 p.m. Elizabeth Davis Middle School, 601 Corvus Court. Ken Lelen performs songs by some of America’s greatest composers: Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne and more. Presented by Chesterfield County Public Library and the Chesterfield Cultural Arts Foundation. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

MONDAY, APRIL 10

Archeology Spring Break Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through April 14, Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. Ages 8-12 can learn about the tools and strategies used to help locate and excavate sites and the archaeological methods used to create a living history museum. Registration required. $210, $185/Henricus patrons. 318-8797, henricus.org

Miracle Vase Pottery Workshop, 1-2 p.m., and same time April 14, Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Teens can learn a special hand-building technique to make a miracle vase and return on Friday to glaze it after firing. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

TUESDAY, APRIL 11

Mad Science: Living in Space, 2-3 p.m., Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. Kids in grades K-6 can experience astronaut life on a mission to investigate life in space and build a model space station. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Easy Herb Gardening, 6 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Learn how to grow, use and preserve herbs. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Cooperative Extension. Free. Registration required. 751-4401, vce@chesterfield.gov

Home Sellers Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Virginia Credit Union, 7500 Boulder View Drive. Learn how to get the best price for your home in the shortest amount of time along with common pitfalls to avoid. Registration required. 323-6800, vacu.org/learning_ planning/financial_education

Agile Writers Open Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Agile Writers, 221 Ruthers Road, Suite 204. Discuss writing techniques and the various methods of getting published, as well as how to create a first-draft novel in six months. Nonfiction writers welcome. agilewriters.us

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Midlothian chapter 2265 monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m., Hopewell United Methodist Church, 6200 Courthouse Road. Enjoy a performance by the John Tyler Community College theatrical group, Improvise. narfe2265@gmail.com

A Morning of Jazz with Carol Covell, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Join singer Carol Covell and keyboardist Stan Smith for music and commentary on how songs turn into jazz standards. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

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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