2018-04-11 / Calendar


Events in Chesterfield

Birdwatching 101, Saturday, April 14, 1-2:30 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Learn how to spot and identify birds native to this area as Peter Cashwell, local author of “The Verb to Bird” and contributor to, discusses field marks, calls and habitat. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library. Birdwatching 101, Saturday, April 14, 1-2:30 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Learn how to spot and identify birds native to this area as Peter Cashwell, local author of “The Verb to Bird” and contributor to, discusses field marks, calls and habitat. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library. THURSDAY, APRIL 12

Book discussion group, 1-2 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Discuss “The Winter People” by Jennifer McMahon. 318-8499,

Living an Active Lifestyle, 1-2 p.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Road. Learn how physical activity can keep your body healthy, as well as help improve some chronic conditions like diabetes and other inflammatory issues. $12. Registration required. 706-2596,

United States Navy Band in concert, 7 p.m., L.C. Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Road. Veterans will be honored at this concert, which will feature a variety of wind ensemble pieces including classics, marches and patriotic favorites. Free. (202) 433-4777,


BookThink Book Discussion Group, 10:30 a.m.- noon, LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Discuss “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins. 318-8988,

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” 7 p.m., John Tyler Community College – Midlothian Campus, The Lynn Theatre, 800 Charter Colony Parkway. Meet six young teens as they hilariously compete for the spelling bee championship of a lifetime in this play. Continues through April 15. $10, free/JTCC students.


Bass Fishing Tournament and Fish Fry Fundraiser, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. tournament, noon-3:30 p.m. fish fry, Sunday Park, 4602 Millridge Parkway. The fishing tournament is followed by a fried fish dinner, entertainment and raffle. Sponsored by the Brandermill-Midlothian-Woodlake Lions Club and Brandermill Community Association. Proceeds benefit the visually and hearing impaired and juvenile diabetes. Tournament: $80/boat. Fish Fry: $15, $8/ages 8 and under.

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,

Community Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Includes kids’ games and activities, vendors and more. Sponsored by Chesterfield Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 873- 0912,

Fine Arts Festival, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane. See examples of visual and performing arts from Chesterfield County Public School students. Free. Continues on April 15.

Survival in a Bag Hike, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Take a 3-4 mile hike and learn the 10 everyday items you should carry in your bag for basic survival. Registration required. $6. Mark Battista, 318-8735,

Falling Creek Ironworks Annual Event, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Falling Creek Ironworks Park, 6407 Jefferson Davis Highway. Features tours, exhibits, costumed interpretation, living history, period music and dance performances and children’s activities. Food and drink available for purchase. Free. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946,

How the States Got Their Shapes: The Ongoing Disputes Between Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, 11 a.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Learn about the many disputes between Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia about the location of their common borders and the associated rights. Free, donations accepted. 768-7311,


Concert, 3 p.m., Providence United Methodist Church, 901 S. Courthouse Road. Students enrolled in the substance abuse program at the New Life for Youth Ranch will perform. A meet and greet reception with the performers follows. Free.

Concert, 6 p.m., Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road. Grammy Award nominee Gordon Mote will perform. Free. 272-2072, ext. 100,


AARP Smart Driver Course, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and same time April 17, Stonebridge Recreation/Senior Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. A refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. Bring a snack or lunch. Registration required. $15/AARP member, $20/ nonmembers. Judy Jones, 751-4135,

Megasite Community Meeting, 6:30-10 p.m., Carver Middle School Auditorium, 3800 Cougar Trail. Residents can learn more about the rezoning case for the planned megasite in Chester. Residents can also send written comments and questions by mail to P.O. Box 40, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Darla Orr, 717-6533,

Public Forum on Education, 7-9 p.m., Spring Run Presbyterian Church, 6601 Woodlake Village Parkway. A panel of representatives will discuss public, private parochial, charter and home school education options. Open to all. Registration required.


Enon Editions, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road. Discuss “The Expats” by Chris Pavone. 318-8911,


Annual Caregiving Conference: Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road. Features keynote speaker, author Bobbi Carducci, along with a selection of workshops. Lunch provided. Registration required. Sponsored by Chesterfield Council on Aging and Senior Advocate’s Office. 768-7878,

Brandermill Woman’s Club monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m. coffee, 10 a.m. meeting, Woodlake Methodist Church, 15640 Hampton Park Drive. Clutter cleaner Matt Paxton will discuss hoarding awareness, eldercare and effective communication across generations. Open to all. Postponed from January due to weather.

Salisbury Garden Club monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m., Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 2341 Winterfield Road. Bridgette Sweptson and David Pippin will discuss floral designs using metal sculptures. Guests are welcome. Free.

Improve your Environment, Improve your Health, 10-11:30 a.m., Stonebridge Recreation/Senior Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Ages 50 and older can get advice on improving their environment by maximizing space, minimizing safety hazards and creating a pleasant space. $5. Judy Jones, 751-4135,

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.

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