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Events in Chesterfield
COMPILED BY ANNE DALTON


Declutter to Focus: Finding A Place for Everything, Wednesday, March 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road. Matt Paxton, extreme cleaning expert from A&E’s television show “Hoarders,” explores the ways clutter can take over our lives and what to do to gain control of it. A 50+ Active Lifestyles program. Free. 748-1623 Declutter to Focus: Finding A Place for Everything, Wednesday, March 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road. Matt Paxton, extreme cleaning expert from A&E’s television show “Hoarders,” explores the ways clutter can take over our lives and what to do to gain control of it. A 50+ Active Lifestyles program. Free. 748-1623 THURSDAY, MARCH 8

Special Story Time with TDHS Drama, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Thomas Dale High School Drama students bring stories to life for ages 2-5. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Book discussion group, 1-2 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Discuss “Wish You Well” by David Baldacci. 318-8499, library.chesterfield.gov

Chair Yoga, 1:15-2 p.m. weekly through April 5, Stonebridge Recreation/Senior Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Increase strength and flexibility and reduce stress while using an optional chair or mat for both sitting and standing postures. $25. Judy Jones, 751-4135

Career Fair, 4-7 p.m., John Tyler Community College, Chester Campus – Nicholas Center, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. More than 60 employers will be in attendance. Hosted by John Tyler Community College and Old Dominion University. Free, open to the community. Lakeita McCoy-Clarkson, 706-5166, lmccoy@jtcc.edu

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

Nature Explorers: Wildlife is Everywhere! 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 3-5 will enjoy nature explorations, crafts and stories. $6. Denise Flora, 745-7020, florad@chesterfield.gov

Home School History Adventures: Chesterfield Coal, 10 a.m.-noon, Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13301 N. Woolridge Road. Take a guided tour and discover what coal mining was all about. Registration required. $5/ages 6 and older. 751-4946, chesterfieldhistory.com

BookThink Book Discussion Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Discuss “One Summer: America, 1927” by Bill Bryson. 318-8988, library.chesterfield.gov

11th Annual Winter Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Lucy Corr Village – Community Hall, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Author Connie Lapallo will discuss her new book, “The Sun is But a Morning Star,” based on the true story of Joan Peirce and the women and children of Jamestown, Virginia. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. $5/nonmembers, free/members. 796-7156, chesterfieldhistory.com

Sophisticats Ballroom Dance Club, 7 p.m., Tomahawk Creek Middle School, 1600 Learning Place Loop. Beginner and experienced dance couples can practice dance steps. Shirley Callahan, 320-2882

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

40&8 American Legion Breakfast, 8-9 a.m., American Legion Post 186, 901 Otterdale Road. Includes salt herring, eggs, biscuits, bacon and more. Public welcome. $7. 794-9785, americanlegionpost186.org

Busy Hands by Home Depot, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Kids will build a DIY project with volunteers from Home Depot. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Explore the Appomattox River Valley, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Radcliffe Conservation Area and Canoe Launch, 21501 Chesdin Road. An adventurous 2½- to 3-mile hike involves some bushwhacking and stream crossings from the Radcliffe Conservation Area to the River Trail and back. Minimum age is 5. Registration required. $4. Mark Battista, 318-8735, battistam@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

Paper Making, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ages 18 and older, 1-2:30 p.m. ages 7-17, Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Learn about the history of paper and what Native Americans and early Colonists used to write on, and gather items to decorate some paper creations. $10. 674-1629

Online Test Prep, 2-3 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Learn how to get free access to Learning Express, an online resource with help and practice tests for the PSATs, SATs, AP exams, science, trigonometry and more. Registration required. 318-8988, library.chesterfield.gov

MONDAY, MARCH 12

Snack’n It Up, 10-11 a.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Road. Individuals with disabilities, ages 18 and older, can learn how to make quick and easy snacks and no-bake desserts to take home. $5. Tonya Leabough, 706-2596, leaboughty@chesterfield.gov

St. Patrick’s Day Potluck, noon-2 p.m., Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Seniors, celebrate the luck of the Irish. Entertainment provided. Bring a favorite dish to share. Free. 275-5321

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

Aeroponic Gardening, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road. Ages 50 and older can learn how to grow 20 plants in one tower garden with state-of-the-art growing technology that offers a cleaner, simpler and more efficient way to grow fresh, healthy food inside or out. Free. 748-1623

Greater Southport Business Association luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Four Points by Sheraton, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike. State Sen. Glen Sturtevant and Andy Gillies, director of planning for Chesterfield County will discuss state and county topics. $15/ members, $25/guests, $20-$30/after March 6. southportassociation.com

Family Game Night, 5-8 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Bring the family for Scrabble, chess, puzzles, Wii gaming and more. 318-8988, library.chesterfield.gov

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

Medication take-back, Wednesday, March 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Turn in expired and unused medications to prevent medication abuse and protect the environment. chesterfieldsafe.org

Baby Signs Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Babies under 23 months old will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and activities while learning sign language. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Chesterfield Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Guest speakers Debra Sandea and Kathy Greenier of Floricane will discuss how to look at leadership through different lenses. Registration recommended. $20/members, $35/ nonmembers by March 9; $25/members, $40/nonmembers by March 13; $35/members, $45/nonmembers at the door. 748-6364, ext. 2, chesterfieldchamber.com

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.

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