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Hicks-Thomas headlines “Tavern Talk”

Anne Dalton

In the Spotlight

Tavern Talk, Monday, Nov. 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Howlett’s Tavern, 3530 Festival Park Plaza, Chester. The featured guest will be Lisa Hicks-Thomas, Virginia’s secretary of administration. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. Reservations required. A percentage of sales will benefit the historical society. 930-1034, www.chesterfieldhistory.com. Thursday, Nov. 25

Thanksgiving holiday. County schools and offices are closed.

Friday, Nov. 26

Thanksgiving holiday. County schools and offices are closed.

Saturday, Nov. 27

The Frog Prince Children’s Puppet Show, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. Marionettes and puppets combine to tell the timeless story of a lonely frog and the princess who frees him from a magic spell. Registration recommended. Free. 748-1603, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Sunday, Nov. 28

Nature Storytime, 2-2:40 p.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Enjoy nature stories about furry friends. All ages. Free. Kristi Orcutt, 310-7964.

Monday, Nov. 29

Brown Bag Page Turners, 1-2 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. “The Echo Maker” by Richard Powers will be discussed. 748-1603.

Kickin’ Karate for Kids, 7-8 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays weekly through Dec. 29, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road, Petersburg. All belt levels, including beginners. For ages 7 and older. $50/series. 526-5596.

Tuesday, Nov. 30

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

Holiday Goodies for Pets, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Bring a stuffed pet, make a Santa hat for it and prepare treat bags for dogs and cats. Donations of toys or treats for shelter animals welcome. $8. 748-1623.

Canasta, 1-4 p.m. weekly through Dec. 14, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Free. 275-5321.

College Funding Planning, 7-8 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. Mike Jones with Fox College Funding will show parents how to reduce the cost of their children’s college education. Free. 794-7907, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Richmond Quilter’s Guild Hospitality chapter meeting, 10 a.m., Congregation Or Ami, 9400 West Huguenot Road, Richmond. Open to anyone interested in quilting or sewing. Gail Plante, 763-4468, gplante555@ aol.com.

Little Nature Sprouts Club, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Make holiday goodies for pets. For ages 3-5. $8. Kristi Orcutt, 310-7964.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame will be discussed. 748-6314.

Chair Fitness, 10:45-11:30 a.m., weekly through Dec. 29, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. For older adults with limited mobility who want to improve strength and flexibility. $18/ series. 275-5321.

Rotary Club of Huguenot Trail weekly meeting, 12:30 p.m., Belle Vie, 1244 Alverser Plaza, Midlothian. Mary Kay Gates, 598- 0250, www.huguenottrailrotary.org.

Board of supervisors meeting, 3 p.m., County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road, public meeting room, Chesterfield. 748-1050.

Computer Class: Microsoft PowerPoint, 6-7 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. Learn how to choose a template, create a slide and make a basic slideshow. Free. 794-7907, www.library. chesterfield.gov.

Tough Tots-Little Dragons Karate Club, 6-7 p.m., weekly through Dec. 29, Mayes- Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road, Petersburg. For ages 4-6. $50/ series. 526-5596.

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

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

Bilingual Spanish-English Family Story Time, 7-7:45 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., Richmond. All interested children are welcome. Free. 318- 8778.

Leading Change in Education, 7-9 p.m., Clover Hill High, 13301 Kelly Green Lane, Midlothian. Change is inevitable, but what will change look like for schools and society? Dr. Michael Rao, president of Virginia Commonwealth University, will discuss academic expectations in a vibrant, urban university and building a supportive community. Free. Part of the school system’s Future of Education series. 748-1433.

LOOKING AHEAD… Thursday, Dec. 2

Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian. Guest speaker Pam Cooper, Chesterfield County anti-litter program manager, will discuss the legal consequences of littering and the available volunteer programs for neighborhood clean-up projects as a way to impact and enhance property values. All are welcome. Lou Seminare, 744-4517, www.BRMConline.org.

Little Nature Sprouts Club. See Dec. 1 listing.

The Civil War Soldier: A Common Man, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. Investigate the trials and hardships of a Civil War soldier, discuss the effect the war had on Virginians and the country, and explore the contributions made by women, slaves and children. For middleschool students. Part of the Picture the Heart of America series presented by the Virginia Historical Society. Free. 748-1603, www. library.chesterfield.gov.

Ladies Night Out, 3:30-8 p.m., Millwood School, 15100 Millwood School Lane, Robinson Hall, Midlothian. Start shopping for the holidays. Check out the Bun Bun Bag year-end trunk show. 639-3200.

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

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

Holiday band concert, 7 p.m., Thomas Dale High School, 3626 West Hundred Road, Chester. The music department will perform. $5. 768-6245.

Midlothian Junior Women’s Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian. www.midlothianjuniors.org.

Friday, Dec. 3

Bon Air Artists Association monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m., Congregation Or Ami, 9400 Huguenot Road, Richmond. Open to all. Donna Adams, 357-4344, www.bonair artists.com.

Homeschool Hike, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. For ages 4-8 and their families. $6. Kristi Orcutt, 310-7964, orcuttk@ chesterfield.gov.

Homeschool Ecology Club, 2-3:30 p.m., every other Friday through Dec. 17, Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Work on a variety of projects to assist local wildlife. For ages 9 and older. $8. Kristi Orcutt, 310-7964.

Winter concert, 7 p.m., Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane, Midlothian. The band will perform its annual winter concert. $5. Steven Conley, 639-4940.

16th Annual Holiday Happening, 7 p.m., Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian. Enjoy instrumental and vocal music performances, a pantomime by Kinder Drama students and dancing by Swift Creek Academy Performers and Celtic Reflection. Benefits the Virginia Arts Partners scholarship fund. $10/adults, $5/children 3-11. www. swiftcreekacademy.org.

Saturday, Dec. 4

Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 2341 Winterfield Road, Midlothian. A wide variety of holiday gift items will be featured. Free. Beth, 337- 1729.

Annual Hearts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Grafton School, 4100 Price Club Blvd., Midlothian. Enjoy crafts, music, food and fun. Supports Grafton’s Career and Technical Education program and children with autism. Free. 674-8888.

Have a special event coming up? Please e-mail your calendar items to calendar@ chesterfieldobserver.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. www.ChesterfieldObserver.com

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, Nov. 25

Community Thanksgiving Feast, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North Third St., Richmond. This annual Thanksgiving event offers food and fellowship. All are invited, especially those who would otherwise spend the holiday alone. Free. 749- 4726, www.thegivingheart.org.

Friday, Nov. 26

32nd Annual Model Railroad Show, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad St., Richmond. Watch as model trains travel through detailed dioramas. $10/ adults, $9/youth ages 4-12. www.smv.org.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights opening night, 5-10 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Opening night features entertainment with a countdown to the lighting at 5:30 p.m. and a concert in the Education and Library Complex Auditorium at 7 p.m. $10/adults, $9/seniors, $6/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 and younger, $5/ garden members. 262-9887, www.lewisginter. org.

Nunsense, 8 p.m., Barksdale Theater at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover. Enjoy this award-winning musical. $38. Hanover Tavern Foundation’s Pub offers brunch and dinner before performances. Meal reservations/537-5050, tickets/282-2620, www.barksdalerichmond.org.

Saturday, Nov. 27

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park, 8 a.m.-noon, weekly through Dec. 4, Forest Hill Avenue and 42nd Street, Richmond. Local farmers, artisans and businesses sell a variety of products. www.themarketumbrella. com.

32nd Annual Model Railroad Show. See Nov. 26 listing.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights, 5-10 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Experience this year’s new “Fire & Ice” theme, featuring more than 40 miles of light strands with approximately 700,000 bulbs. $10/adults, $9/seniors, $6/ ages 3-12, free/ages 2 and younger, $5/garden members. 262-9887, www.lewisginter.org.

Virginia Union University basketball, 7:30 p.m., Virginia Union University, Barco- Stevens Hall, 1500 Lombardy St., Richmond. The Panthers will take on the California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans. $12/adults, $10/youth. 828-RAMS (7267), www.vuusports. com.

Susan Greenbaum holiday show, 8 p.m, Ashland Coffee and Tea, 100 North Railroad Ave., Ashland. Enjoy a night of original songs, holiday favorites and more. $15/ advance, $20/day of show. 798-1702, www. ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Sunday, Nov. 28

32nd Annual Model Railroad Show, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. See Nov. 26 listing.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights. See Nov. 27 listing.

Monday, Nov. 29

Dominion GardenFest of Lights. See Nov. 27 listing.

Tuesday, Nov. 30

No One is Bulletproof: Teens Talk About Gun Violence, 4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 815 East Grace St., Richmond. A public forum for youth, includes dinner, video, small group and panel discussions. RSVP requested. rpec@rpec.org.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights. See Nov. 27 listing.

Climb Your Family Tree, 6 p.m., Rohoic Library, 7301 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg. Learn how to use www.Ancestry.com to discover family lineage. Free. Registration required. Sponsored by the Appomattox Regional Library System. 458-6329 ext. 1018, www.arls.org.

Salsa night, lessons, 8-9 p.m., dancing until 1:30 a.m., weekly, Emilio’s Short Pump, 1847 West Broad St., Richmond. Free. 359-1224, www.emiliosrichmond.com.

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