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Look to the skies Illuminating the Dark Side of the Moon – Solar Eclipse Viewing, Monday, Aug. 21, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Pocahontas State Park – Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. Prepare for the Aug. 21 partial solar eclipse viewing with a ranger and learn more about why this astronomical event is special. Free, $4 parking. 796-4255. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/pocahontas.shtml Look to the skies Illuminating the Dark Side of the Moon – Solar Eclipse Viewing, Monday, Aug. 21, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Pocahontas State Park – Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. Prepare for the Aug. 21 partial solar eclipse viewing with a ranger and learn more about why this astronomical event is special. Free, $4 parking. 796-4255. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/pocahontas.shtml THURSDAY, AUG. 17

Fire and Fall Prevention, 10-11:30 a.m., Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road. Learn how to prevent falls and fires with 16 key safety messages. Sponsored by Chesterfield Triad. 768-7878, senioradvocate@chesterfield.gov

Caring for You … Caring for Me Workshop, noon-2 p.m. weekly through Sept. 21, Chesterfield Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center. For family, professional and volunteer caregivers who are providing assistance or support to persons with long-term illnesses or disabilities. Registration requested. 768-7878, senioradvocate@chester field.gov

Kinship Connection, 4:30-6 p.m., Chesterfield Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway. Join grandparents and other kin who are raising a child to network, share stories and support each other. Free childcare available. 768-7878, senioradvocate@chesterfield.gov

My First School Bus, 5:30-6:15 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. New kindergartners are invited to practice getting on and off a real school bus and learn about bus safety. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Glow run, 6-8 p.m., Chester Family YMCA, 3011 W. Hundred Road. Held in recognition of Coats Disease Awareness Day to increase knowledge of this rare eye disorder. Free. 216-3553, elkegibbs@gmail.com

Home Sellers Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Virginia Credit Union, 7500 Boulder View Drive. Learn about the home selling process, along with practical tips and common pitfalls to avoid. Registration required. Free. 323-6800, vacu.org/Learning_Planning/Financial_Education.aspx

FRIDAY, AUG. 18

Nature Explorers: Deep Blue Sea, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Features nature explorations, crafts and stories for ages 3-5. $6. 674-1629

Clover Hill Critics Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m.-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Discuss “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. 318-8668, library.chesterfield.gov

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

SATURDAY, AUG. 19

Brandermill Green Market, 9 a.m.-noon weekly through Oct. 28, Market Square, 4900 Market Square Lane. Shop local vendors for produce, baked goods and more. facebook.com/brandermill-green-market

Extreme Couponing, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Road. Learn how to be a smart shopper and how to start couponing. Registration required. $10. 706-2596

Mad Science: Space Spectacular, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Ages 5-10 can see a real hovercraft, learn about rocket propulsion, and find out what astronauts and babies have in common. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

My First School Bus, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. New kindergartners are invited to practice getting on and off a real school bus and learn about bus safety. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Growing Bold, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Get motivated to overcome fear, build confidence and love the life you live, with inspiration from author and certified life coach Patricia Brooks. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

“Prince and Princess Revue,” 11-11:45 a.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. The Chesterfield Children’s Theater performs Happily-Ever-After stories.

Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Mad Science: Space Spectacular, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. See listing above.

Tidal Lagoon Paddle, 1-4 p.m., Henricus Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. Paddle with the naturalist and search for great blues, bald eagles, osprey and other denizens of the tidal lagoon. Registration required. $16. Mark Battista, 318-8735, battistam@chesterfield.gov

Laughter Yoga Club, 1:10-2:15 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road.

Learn yoga breathing techniques and how to benefit from laughter as exercise. Bring a bottle of water, towel or yoga mat. Free. 909-7210

Book signing, 2-3 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike. Join local mystery authors Kristin Kisska, Maggie King, Heather Weidner, Teresa Inge and Rosemary Shomaker for a “50 Shades of Cabernet” book signing. 794-6640

Make Your Own Victorian Toy Theatre, 2-4 p.m., Magnolia Grange House Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Learn about the history of paper theaters, while making one to take home. A Heritage Craft Class. Registration required. $10. 748-1498

Mid-Lothian Mines Concert series: Hot Summer Nights, 5 p.m. gates, 6-8:30 p.m. concert, Mid-Lothian Mines Park Amphitheater, 13301 N. Woolridge Road. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of The Killer B’s. Presented by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation and the Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads Foundation. $5, free/ages 16 and younger, food and beverages for sale. 796-7075, midlomines.org

SUNDAY, AUG. 20

Introduction to Archery, 2-4 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse

Road. Learn beginning form, safety and proper use of equipment. $20. 674-1629

MONDAY, AUG. 21

Chesterfield on Foot, 9 a.m., Bensley Park, 2900 Drewrys Bluff Road. A walking club for seniors. Registration required. Free. Kim Graves, 751-4753

Medicare Basics, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Learn how to apply for Medicare and how to make changes to your existing Medicare plan during open enrollment. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Meadowdale Meditation Hour, 3-4 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Discover how easy it is to achieve peace of mind through self-guided learning and regular practice. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

TUESDAY, AUG. 22

My First Nature Adventure: Splish Splash Beavers, 10-10:30 a.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Two-year-olds will enjoy nature explorations, stories and hands-on activities. $5. 674-1629

Rockets! 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Kids in grades K-5 can build a rocket and launch it over the treetops. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23

Book discussion group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Discuss “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. 768-7907, 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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