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See the flowers along the Appalachian Trail

Anne Dalton

In the Spotlight

Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail, Tuesday, March 29, 7-8:30 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, Richmond. Author and hiker Leonard Adkins will present this multimedia program, a 2,000-mile floral parade from spring to fall, and from Georgia to Maine. Recommended for adults and teens. Free. 320- 2461, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Thursday, March 24

Rotary Club of Brandermill weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Brandermill Country Club, 3700 Brandermill Parkway, Midlothian. Eric Rohnacher, 346-5466, www.brandermillrotary.org.

The Other Dementias, 9-10 a.m., Lucy Corr Village multipurpose room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield. Learn about various dementias and what the implications are for individuals and their caregivers. Sponsored by the county’s senior advocate in partnership with the Chesterfield Council on Aging. Free. Reservations requested. 768-7878.

Chemobrain Workshop for Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers, 9-11 a.m., Hawthorne Cancer Resource Center, Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital at CJW Medical Center’s Johnston-Willis Hospital, 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, Richmond. Cancer patients and survivors can learn everyday methods to address the mental challenges they experience. $9.99, includes a workbook. 330-2033, Tracey.Tatum@HCAhealthcare.com.

Fourscore and More, during museum hours, Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mims Loop, Chesterfield. African-American Chesterfield County residents ages 80 and older describe their life experiences in this oral history project. Exhibit continues through March. $2. 796-7121, www.chesterfieldhistory.com.

March into Spring Safely, 10:30-11 a.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road, Petersburg. Learn how to prevent falls. Free. Tonya Jones, 526-5596.

Midlothian Ruritan Club monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Mt. Pisgah’s Family Life Center, 1100 Mt. Pisgah Drive, Midlothian. David Nelms, 379-1294.

Belly Dancing class, intermediate 6:30-7:30 p.m., beginner 7:40-8:40 p.m., meets weekly through May 19, Midlothian Middle School, 13501 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian. For ages 14 and older. $54. Mark Pinney, 748-1992.

Widowed Persons Services meeting, 7 p.m., Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian. 350-3604.

Motivators Toastmasters, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. info@motivators.freetoasthost.com, 748- 0451.

Friday, March 25

Chester Artists Association monthly meeting, 10 a.m., Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation, 11801 Centre St., Chester. Open to all. Louise Yuntz, 763-4715, www.chesterartists.com.

10th Annual Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., weekly through April 15, St. Edward’s Church Community Center, 2700 Dolfield Drive, Richmond. Enjoy batter-fried catfish or baked or lemon-pepper salmon with sides of coleslaw and potatoes. Children’s menu available. Eat-in or take out. Proceeds support local charities. $9/adults, $6/ages 4-12, free/ages 3 and under. Open to the public. Dan Murphy, 739-1787, 869-9709.

Spring Fling, 6:30-9 p.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road, Petersburg. Ages 9-15 can enjoy dancing, light refreshments and pictures. $6/ at the door only to the first 60 participants. 526-5596.

From the American Revolution to the Present – Women’s Role in the U.S. Army, 7 p.m., Lucy Corr Village community hall, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield. Guest speaker will be Francoise Bonnell, director of the United States Army Women’s Museum. Part of the Winter Lecture Series sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society. Reservations recommended. Free/historical society members, $5/nonmembers. 796-7003, www.chesterfieldhistory.com.

Saturday, March 26

Target Archery, 10 a.m.-noon, Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Learn to use compound bows. All equipment provided. For ages 8 and older. $18. Kristi Orcutt, 310-7964, orcuttk@chesterfield.gov.

Coffee Chat for 50-Plus Singles, 11 a.m., Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian. Enjoy coffee and conversation. Sponsored by the Professional Singles Association. Bernard, 971-7634, Jacque, 397-5203.

Mid-Lothian Mines Park tour, 11 a.m.- noon, Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13301 North Woolridge Road, Midlothian. Tour the historic site. Registration required. $8. 751-4946 for information, 748-1623 for registration.

Moss Gardening with Norie Burnett, 11 a.m.-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian. Learn about a variety of moss specimens and how easy it is to create a moss garden. Free. 318-8668, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Richmond Revolution football, 7:05 p.m., SportsQuest, 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian. The Revolution will take on the Lacrosse Spartans. $10-$30. 595-theQ (8437), www.richmondrevolution.com.

Scavenger hunt, 1-2 p.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Search for fronds and fiddleheads. $2/family. Kristi Orcutt, 310-7964, orcuttk@chesterfield.gov.

Winning Women, 2 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., Richmond. Presented by storyteller Lynn Ruehlmann, this show covers the fascinating lives of Dorothea Lange and Fannie Farmer. Free. 318-8778, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Boy Scout badge workshop, 2-4 p.m., Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13301 North Woolridge Road, Midlothian. For Webelos scouts pursuing the geologist badge. $10. 751-4946, www.chesterfieldhistory.com.

Concert, doors open 7:15 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., Congregation Or Ami, 9400 West Huguenot Road, Richmond. Singer, musician and historian Skip Gorman explores the music of the American West. Sponsored by the Richmond Folk Music Society. $12/ advance, $15/at the door. 647-7856, www.richmondfolkmusic.com.

Sunday, March 27

Nature storytime, 2-2:40 p.m., weekly through May 29, Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. All ages. Free. Kristi Orcutt, 310-7964, orcuttk@chesterfield.gov.

Monday, March 28

Music, Mommy and Me class, 10:10-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m., meets weekly through May 23, Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, Richmond. Enjoy singing, dancing, playing instruments and creative movement. Ages 15 months to 4 years old. Registration required. $60. Mark Pinney, 748- 1992.

Chair Fitness class, 10:45-11:30 a.m., meets weekly through May 2, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. For older adults with limited mobility who want to improve strength and flexibility. $18. 275-5321.

Seniorcise class, noon-1 p.m., meets weekly through June 1, American Family Fitness, 9748 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian. Stretch, reach and march to a healthier, fitter condition. Membership not required. For ages 50 and older. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department. Registration required by March 25. $44. Judy Jones, 751-4135.

Central Brown Bag Page Turners, 1-2 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. “Look Again” by Lisa Scottoline will be discussed. 748-1603.

Bipolar support group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. Support for those who suffer with bipolar disorder and their families and friends. Susan Thompson, 243-2930.

Tavern Talk, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Howlett’s Tavern, 3530 Festival Park Plaza, Chester. Congressman J. Randy Forbes will be the featured guest. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. Reservations required. A percentage of dining sales will benefit the historical society. 930-1034, www.chesterfieldhistory.com.

Kickin’ Karate for Kids class, 7-8 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays weekly through May 27, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road, Petersburg. All belt levels, including beginners. For ages 7 and older. $57. 526-5596.

Zumba class, 7-8 p.m., meets weekly through May 9, Swift Creek Elementary School, 13800 Genito Road, Midlothian. Exercise with a twist. $45. Mark Pinney, 748- 1992.

Tuesday, March 29

Rotary Club of Midlothian weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Select, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond. Jeff Martin, 804-869-3435, www.midlothianrotary.org.

Bermuda Hundred Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meeting, 10 a.m., Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Road, Richmond. Guest speaker Ruth Doumlele will discuss her book, “The Randolph Women.” Angie Wilderman, 748-3281, agwilderman@gmail.com.

Kinderdance class, 6-7 p.m., meets weekly through April 26, Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road, Petersburg. This dance and fitness class is for ages 3-5. $45. Jackie Maclin, 748-1123.

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

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.

What’s happening Elsewhere

Friday, March 25

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, during museum hours, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 North Blvd., Richmond. VMFA is the only East Coast venue for the exhibition’s seven-city international tour. Exhibit continues through May 15. $20/adults, $16/ages 65 and older, students with ID, adult groups of 10 or more, and ages 7–17. 340-1400, www.vmfa.state.va.us.

19th Annual French Film Festival, showings from 1:30-9:30 p.m., The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary St., Richmond. For admission to all films and sessions with actors and directors, $115/VIP pass, $65/student VIP pass. $15/individual films prior to each showing. Co-sponsored by University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. 827-FILM, www.frenchfilmfestival.us.

Studio Three, 7 p.m., Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre, 407 East Canal St., Richmond. Enjoy the premiere of “A Tribute,” a lighthearted and comedic nod to celebrated French mime Marcel Marceau. Performances continue through April 3. $30. www.richmondballet.com.

The Trojan Women, 7 p.m., Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, 512 West Washington St., Petersburg. The theater department will perform. $8/advance, $10/ adults, $5/ages 60 and older, students at the door. 722-0200, www.args.us.

A Thousand Clowns, 8 p.m., Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover. Enjoy this Herb Gardner comedy. $38. Hanover Tavern Foundation’s Pub offers brunch and dinner before performances. Show continues through April 23. Meal reservations/537-5050, tickets/282-2620, www.barksdalerichmond.org.

Salt N’ Pepa Legends of Hip Hop Tour, 8 p.m., Richmond Coliseum, 601 East Leigh St., Richmond. The Grammy-award winning artists and hip-hop legends Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte and Naughty By Nature will share the stage. $39.50-$49.50. 780-4956, www.richmondcoliseum.net.

Wizard of Oz, 8 p.m., Landmark Theater, 6 North Laurel St., Richmond. Part of the Broadway in Richmond series. $40-$62.50. 745-3000, www.landmarktheater.net.

Saturday, March 26

19th Annual French Film Festival, showings from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. See March 25 listing.

Richmond Gun Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Ave., Richmond. See a selection of firearms, ammo, knives and related merchandise. $8, free/under 12 with adult. www.showmasters.us.

Spring Tea, 10 a.m., Virginia House, 4301 Sulgrave Road, Richmond. Enjoy morning tea on the terrace before a walk through the gardens. Sponsored by the Virginia Historical Society. $10/society members, $16/ nonmembers. 353-4251, www.vahistorical.org.

Artisans Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Museum of the Confederacy, 1201 East Clay St., Richmond. See demonstrations of spinning, weaving, quilting, hair jewelry-making and blacksmithing. Enjoy living history and special children’s crafts. $9, $8/ages 62 and older, $5/ ages 7-13. 649-1861, www.moc.org.

Storytime at Agecroft, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond. Storyteller Pamela Bomboy will tell the legend of Robin Hood and his merry men. Includes a craft for children. For all ages, but geared to ages 6-10. $4/person. 353-4241, www.agecrofthall.org.

Wizard of Oz, 2 p.m. See March 25 listing.

Studio Three, 7 p.m. See March 25 listing.

The Trojan Women, 7 p.m. See March 25 listing.

A Thousand Clowns, 8 p.m. See March 25 listing.

Wizard of Oz, 8 p.m. See March 25 listing.

Kings of Belmont, 10 p.m., Cary Street Café, 2631 West Cary St., Richmond. Enjoy this rock band. $5. 353-7445, www.carystreetcafe.com.

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