2010-10-27 / Calendar

Discover the colorful history of stained glass

Anne Dalton

In the Spotlight

Let in the Light: Stained Glass and Architecture, Thursday, Oct. 28, 7-8 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Margaret Hancock, director of programs at the Virginia Center for Architecture, will present a brief history of stained glass, from first-century Pompeii to 21st-century America. Free. Registration recommended. 748-1603, www.library. Thursday, Oct. 28

Personal Safety Workshop, 9-10 a.m., Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., multipurpose room. Participants will learn self-defense moves and tactics that can reduce their chances of becoming victims of crime. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Council on Aging. Free. 768-7878.

Friday, Oct. 29

Alice in Wonderland, 7 p.m., James River High School, 3700 James River Road. The theater department will present this classic tale. $5. 647-2052.

Haunting History and Creatures of the Night Hike, 7-9 p.m., Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road. Take a moderate hike to an old graveyard to explore ghosts, legends and creatures that go bump in the night. Ages 8 and older. $2/person, $6/family. 796-4255.

Haunted Lantern Tours, 7-10 p.m., Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Take a guided tour of the house and grounds and hear ghost stories from long ago. Registration required. $5/adults, $2/children 7 and younger. 796-7121,

Saturday, Oct. 30

Chesterfield Jaycees monthly yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., C&F Bank/Mortgage parking lot, 1400 Alverser Drive. $15/space. Proceeds help send mentally handicapped children and adults to camp. Jenny, 337-7587, JennyE7@

Canine Carnival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. This event will feature contests and activities for dogs and their owners, music, food, pet-related vendors and dog adoptions. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Employees Association. $5. Rain date Oct. 31. 768-7550,

Halloween Trick or Treat, 2-4 p.m., Sunrise at Bon Air, 2105 Cranbeck Road. Children in the community can show off their costumes, fill their candy bins and visit with senior citizens. Free. 560-7707.

Alice in Wonderland. See Oct. 29 listing.

Musical performance, 7 p.m., Emilio’s Woodlake, 7016 Woodlake Commons Loop. Enjoy a Halloween party and costume contest. The Fender Benders will perform. 639-8099,

Concert, doors open 7:15 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., Congregation Or Ami, 9400 West Huguenot Road. Singer/songwriter Andrew Calhoun will perform traditional songs. Sponsored by the Richmond Folk Music Society. $12/advance, $15/at the door. 647-7856,

Sunday, Oct. 31

Alice in Wonderland. 3 p.m. See Oct. 29 listing. Children are invited to come in costume and trick-or-treat after the performance.

Monday, Nov. 1

Computer Class: Microsoft Word, 10-11 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Learn how to create a document, format pages, manipulate text and save documents. Free. 276-7755,

Book discussion group, 7-8 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. “Brother and Sister” by Joanna Trollope will be discussed. 318-8778.

Tuesday, Nov. 2

Rotary Club of Midlothian weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Select, 1021 Koger Center Blvd. www.midlothianrotary. org.

Discover Chesterfield – A Walking Club, 9 a.m., Chesterfield County Government Complex walking trail, 951 Government Center Parkway (meet at the trail sign behind Smith-Wagner Building). This organized walk is for older adults and is led by parks and recreation staff. Judy Jones, 751-4135.

Bethia MOPS monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Road. For mothers of preschoolers. New members welcome. 739- 5932,

Colorful Fall, 10-10:30 a.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Learn autumn colors on a leaf hunt, then make a leaf collage. Part of the Little Tots Nature Club for 2-year-olds. $12/series.

Computer Class: PC Basics, 10-11 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. This class introduces beginning computer skills. Free. 748-6314,

Midlothian Garden Club monthly meeting, 10:30 a.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 1100 Huguenot Springs Road. The meeting will feature an auction. Alice Steele, 744-5392.

Computer Class: Microsoft Excel, 2-3 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Learn how to use the most common spreadsheet commands and functions in Microsoft Excel to organize and clarify information. Free. 748- 1603,

Flu shot clinic, 4-6 p.m., Smith-Wagner Building, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, multipurpose room. Free. By appointment only by calling 768-7499 starting Oct. 28.

Breast cancer support group, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Francis Medical Center’s Cancer Institute Resource Library, 14051 St. Francis Blvd. 594-3130.

Kiwanis Club of Chesterfield weekly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Independence Golf Club, 600 Founders Bridge Blvd. www.kiwanisof

Specialty center fair, 7 p.m., James River High School, 3700 James River Road. Middle school students and parents interested in learning more about the Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center are invited to attend. 590-3108.

College Funding Planning, 7-8 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Mike Jones with Fox College Funding will show parents how to reduce the cost of their children’s college education. 768-7941, www.

Family Advocacy Creating Education and Service (FACES) support group meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Advocacy Center, 11601 Lucks Lane. Support for families with a loved one living with mental illness. John Ficklin, 378-0035.

Hispanic dancing, 7:30-9 p.m., weekly through Dec. 14, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Exercise with Latin moves. $30. 275-5321. Wednesday, Nov. 3

Rotary Club of James River weekly

meeting, 7:30 a.m., Village Bank Corporate Office, 15521 Midlothian Turnpike. $6. Coffee and bagels available. Carl Duffey, 744-4481.

Richmond Quilter’s Guild Hospitality chapter meeting, 10 a.m., Congregation Or Ami, 9400 West Huguenot Road. Open to anyone interested in quilting or sewing. Gail Plante, 763-4468,

Book discussion group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. “The Next Thing on My List” by Jill Smolinski will be discussed. 748-6314.

Computer Class: Microsoft Excel, 6-7 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Learn how to use the most common spreadsheet commands and functions to organize and clarify information. Free. 794-7907.

Belly dancing, intermediate 6:30-7:30 p.m., introduction 7:40-8:40 p.m., weekly through Dec. 8, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. $45/intermediate, $41/ introduction. 275-5321.

Al-Anon meeting, 7 p.m., CJW Medical Center’s Johnston-Willis Hospital, 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, main auditorium. A support program for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. 330-2000.

Bilingual Spanish-English Family Story Time, 7 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. All interested children are welcome. 318-8778.

Education Must Be the Father of Invention, 7 p.m., Monacan High School, 11501 Smoketree Drive. Eric Edwards will tell how severe allergies inspired him to find a better way to deliver life-saving medicine. Part of the Future of Education series. Free. No registration required. 748-1405.

Richmond Quilter’s Guild James River Heritage chapter meeting, 7 p.m., Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Road. Visitors welcome. Ann, 276-1595.

Specialty center fair, 7 p.m., Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway. Middle school students and parents interested in learning more about the Health Science Specialty Center are invited to attend. 590-3108.

Zumba, 7-8 p.m., weekly through Dec. 15, Greenfield Elementary School, 10751 Savoy Road. Join the newest trend in aerobics. $45. Mark Pinney, 748-1992.

LOOKING AHEAD… Thurs. Nov. 4

Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway. Observing November as Veterans Month, guest speaker Capt. Connie O’Neill, former chairman of the Virginia State Board of Veterans’ Affairs, will address the programs and benefits available to military service veterans. Lou Seminare, 744-4517,

Moms of Tots to Teens (MOTTS) meeting, 9:45 a.m.-noon, Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road. Childcare is available. Jenni Sottile, 201-7194, www.bonairbaptist. org/MOTTS.

Grandparent Connection monthly meeting, 4:15 p.m., Chesterfield County Domestic and Juvenile Relations District Court Building, 7000 Lucy Corr Blvd. For grandparents raising their grandchildren. Free on-site childcare. 768-7878,

Bunion seminar, registration and refreshments 5:45-6 p.m., presentation 6-7 p.m., Foot & Ankle Center, 1465 Johnston-Willis Drive. Free. Registration required. 320-FOOT (320-3668),

Have a special event coming up? Please e-mail your calendar items to calendar@, 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.

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, Oct. 28

Nutrition: DeLITEful Dining Out, 12:05- 12:50 p.m., Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute, 7001 Forest Ave., Richmond. Topics covered will include best choices, ordering tips and hidden traps. Part of the Lunch & Learn series. Free. Reservations required. A heart healthy lunch can be reserved for $8. 359- WELL (9355).

Fifteenth Annual Remember My Name memorial service, 7 p.m., Monument Heights Baptist Church, 5716 Monument Ave., Richmond. Remember My Name honors victims of domestic violence from the community and provides family members with the opportunity to speak on their behalf. Sponsored by YMCA Richmond as part of Domestic Violence Awareness month. 980-7285, www.

Unhappy Hour: The Fall of the House of Usher, 7 p.m., Poe Museum, 1914 East Main St., Richmond. Celebrate Halloween at the Poe Museum with music, games and activities. Free. 648-5523,

America’s Got Talent Live, 7:30 p.m., Landmark Theater, 6 North Laurel St., Richmond. Contestants from the show will perform. $39.50-$99.50.

Friday, Oct. 29

Girls’ Day & Night Out, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Jefferson Hotel, 101 West Franklin St. This event includes health screenings, shopping and seminars. Keynote speaker will be Kate Hall of $10/Spirit of Women members, $15/non-members. Sponsored by HCA Virginia’s Spirit of Women Network. 320- DOCS (3627),

Witches, Ghosts and Ghastly Objects: Oddities Revisited, noon, Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Blvd., Richmond. See some of the bizarre things that have crept into the Virginia Historical Society’s collections since its founding in 1831. $6/adults, $5/seniors. Free parking. 358-4901,

Saturday, Oct. 30

Goochland Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.- noon, Grace Church, 2955 River Road West, Goochland. Shop for local food, arts and crafts. 332-3144,

Sixth Annual Chick-fil-A Charity Dodgeball Tournament 2010, adult tournament: 9 a.m., youth tournament: 2 p.m., college tournament: 5 p.m., Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 West Broad St., Richmond. Duck and dodge to raise money for local charities. $100/youth team, $150/college team, $250/ adult team.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery walking tour, 10-11:30 a.m., Hollywood Cemetery, meet at the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, Richmond. Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents. $10, $5/ Valentine Richmond History Center members. 649-0711, www.

Twelfth Annual Halloween Trick-or- Treat Street Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Old Fraternity Row across from the Robins Center, University of Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way. University students will host area children at this festival, which will include trick-or-treating, crafts, haunted houses and more. Proceeds will benefit 5-year-old Cole Hafer of Richmond, who is in need of a liver transplant. $8/child, free/ adults. 289-8505,

Spooky Party, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 West Broad St., Richmond. Children can enjoy a Halloweeninspired party, including spooktacular music, art projects, games and story readings. $8.

Historic All Hallow’s Eve in Blandford Cemetery, 6-10 p.m., 111 Rochelle Lane, Petersburg. Hear stories of some of the city’s most interesting residents portrayed by costumed interpreters. $7/adults, $5/children 11 and younger. 733-2396, www.petersburg

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