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Enjoy an evening on the lake

Anne Dalton

In the Spotlight

Twilight Paddle, Saturday, May 28, 7-8:15 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Boat Dock, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. Take a canoe trip on Swift Creek, and watch the nocturnal animals become active. $9, $5/parking. Ages 6 and older. 796-4255, krista.weatherford@dcr.virginia.gov.

Thursday, May 26

Gadgets, Gizmos and Home Modifications, 9-10 a.m., The Crossings at Bon Air, 9100 Bon Air Crossings Drive, Richmond. Learn about assistive technology and the Virginia Assistive Technology System, a statewide program that helps Virginians acquire the appropriate assistive and information technologies they need to actively participate in society. Free. 768-7878.

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

Concert, 7 p.m., L.C. Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. The school’s orchestra will perform. $5. 768-6110.

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

Tinsmith, 7-8 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. This high-energy folk band plays traditional music from Ireland, Scotland and Appalachia. Registration recommended. Free. Part of the Spring Acoustic Concert Series. 748-1603, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

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

Friday, May 27

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.

Concert, 7 p.m., Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane, Chesterfield. The choirs will perform. $5. Alda Moore, 590-3138.

Memorial Day weekend concert, 7-10 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Amphitheater, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. Kick off the holiday weekend with The Embers, a North Carolina beach music band. $8/ advance, includes parking, $10/day of show plus $5 parking, free/ages 12 and under. Concessions available. 796- 4255.

Saturday, May 28

Mid-Lothian Mines Park tour, 10-11 a.m., Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13301 North Woolridge Road, Midlothian. Tour the historic site. Registration required. $8. 751-4946 for information, 748-1623 for registration.

Pet adoptions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., PetSmart, 12264 Chattanooga Plaza, Midlothian. Adopt a new pet during this event featuring animals from the Chesterfield Animal Shelter. www.chesterfieldhumane.org.

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

Chinese Yo-Yo, 11 a.m.-noon, Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. Watch as students from Richmond Chinese School use the Chinese yo-yo as a toy and performance tool in juggling and ethnic dance. Free. For all ages. Part of the Asian - Pacific American Heritage Program. Free. Registration recommended. 768-7907, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Cruise-in, 5 p.m., weekly through October, Hardee’s, 1901 West Hundred Road, Chester. Show off or view antique cars, street rods, classics, muscle cars and custom cars and trucks. www.southernknightscruisers.com.

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.

Sunday, May 29

Food drive, 10 a.m., Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway, Midlothian. Donate food for the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Alliance For Social Ministry. Sponsored by Woodlake United Methodist Church. 739-4535 ext. 27, www.woodlakeumc.org.

Play Golf Chesterfield, 2-3:30 p.m., Birkdale Golf Club, 8511 Royal Birkdale Drive, Chesterfield. Take some time on the course with the pros. This is the final event in a series of golf clinics open to all county residents, ages 16 and older, experienced and novice golfers alike. Free. Registration required. Chris McNeil, golfshop@birkdalegolf.com.

Beaver hike, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. Learn about the adaptations beavers use to survive on this two-mile moderate hike to a beaver lodge. Free. $5/ parking. Not recommended for very young children. 796-4255.

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day. County offices and schools are closed.

Tuesday, May 31

Skin cancer screening, 1-4 p.m., Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, CJW Medical Center’s Johnston-Willis Hospital, 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, Richmond. Learn about skin cancer risks and have suspicious skin areas reviewed by a medical team. $30. Registration required. 320-DOCS (3627).

Wednesday, June 1

Chester Rotary Club weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Wild Rose Café, 4620 Chester Square Road, Chester. Potential members welcome. www.chestervarotary.org.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. “Change of Heart” by Jodi Picoult will be discussed. 748-6314, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Luv Bears Storytime/Learn and Play 10:30-11:30 a.m., and June 15, same time, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road, Petersburg. This interactive program includes music, games, stuffed animals, books and crafts. For ages 2-6. $30. Tonya Jones, 526-5596.

D-Day in Normandy: America’s Great Crusade in Europe Begins, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., Richmond. Examine the significance and commemorate the anniversary of this defense of freedom with William MacDonald, former museum educator and military historian. Free. Registration required. 318-8778, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

LOOKING AHEAD…

Thursday, June 2

Western Chesterfield Business Alliance meeting, 7:30 a.m., Village Bank, 15521 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian. Doug and Polly White, authors of “Let Go to Grow,” will discuss how to grow small businesses. Free. Potential members welcome. www.wcba.biz.

Tai chi, 2-3 p.m., weekly through June 30, Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Enjoy this gentle and relaxing workout featuring gentle, flowing movements. For ages 10 and older. $30. 310-7964 for information, 748-1623 for registration.

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.

Concert, 7 p.m., L.C. Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. The school’s chorus will perform. $5. 768-6110.

Friday, June 3

Birds of Pocahontas State Park, 2-3 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. Learn common bird calls and how to identify who makes them. All ages welcome. Free. $5/parking. 796-4255.

A Night of Music in Birdland, 6:30 p.m., L.C. Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. This evening of jazz will feature various small ensembles from the band program. $8. 768-6110.

Bluegrass Music Jam, 7-9:30 p.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Dust off your fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass or banjo and join a gathering of musicians to play or just come and listen to a variety of old tunes accompanied by great harmonies. Bring a folding chair. For all ages. Free (donations accepted). Kristi Orcutt, 310- 7964, orcuttk@chesterfield.gov.

Saturday, June 4

All You Can Eat Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Chester Mason’s Lodge #94, 404 Dodemeade St., Chester. Sponsored by the Chester Shrine Club. Proceeds will benefit Shriner’s Hospitals and the Masonic Retirement Hospital in Richmond. $5 donation. Todd Fisher, 586- 8105.

Beginner Whitewater Kayaking, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, June 5, same time, Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 513 Coxendale Road, Chester. Learn kayak safety, technique and control on day one, and take a trip on day two. Swimming ability required. All equipment provided. Minimum age 13. $140. Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

Tour of Historic Eppington, 11 a.m.- noon, 14201 Eppes Falls Road, Chesterfield. Tour this historic plantation. $8. Reservations required. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946.

Have a special event coming up? Please email 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

Thursday, May 26

May Unhappy Hour, 6-9 p.m., Poe Museum, 1914 East Main St., Richmond. Visit the Poe Museum’s Enchanted Garden for an evening of refreshments and performances honoring Poe’s mother, Eliza Poe, the gifted actress and singer who died 200 years ago in Richmond. www.poemuseum.org.

Groovin’ in the Garden, 7 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Nancy Griffith will be featured. $25/ advance, $30/gate. www.groovininthegarden.net.

Friday, May 27

Friday Cheers, 6 p.m., Brown’s Island, South Seventh and Tredegar streets, Richmond. Enjoy RVA Music night featuring Three Sheets to the Wind, NO BS! Brass Band and Long Arms. $5. www.venturerichmond.com.

Saturday, May 28

5k Run for Autism, 8 a.m., Innsbrook Pavilion, 5901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen. Help improve the lives of all affected by autism. This family-friendly race includes entertainment, food, exhibitors and a Kid’s Fun Zone. $25. Registration required. 257-0192, www.ascv5k.com.

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

South Atlantic Volleyball Championships, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North Third St., Richmond. Tournament play will feature single age groups 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Twenty-four teams will play in each division. Free. Sponsored by Richmond Volleyball Club. 783-7300, www.rvc.net.

Richmond Rose Society Show, 1:30- 4 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden auditorium, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Join the Richmond Rose Society for “A Rainbow of Roses.” $10/adults, $9/ages 55 and older, $6/ages 3-12, free/under age 3. 262-9887, www.lewisginter.org.

Canal Boats and Cobblestones walking tour, 6-7 p.m., meet at the James Center Clock Tower at 10th and Cary streets. Explore architectural treasures and preservation efforts along the James River and the canals, which were developed in the 1840s to bypass the river’s rapids. Includes Shockoe Slip, the Turning Basin and the warehouse district. $10, $5/history center members. 649-0711 ext. 301, www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Richmond Kickers soccer, 7 p.m., Richmond City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Ave., Richmond. The Kickers face the FC New York. $12/adults, $7/ages 3-17, free/children under 3. 644-5425, www.richmondkickers.com.

Richmond Raiders indoor football, 7 p.m., Richmond Coliseum, 601 East Leigh St., Richmond. The Raiders take on the Albany Panthers. $19.20-$47.95. 780-4956, www.richmondcoliseum.net.

Sunday, May 29

South Atlantic Volleyball Championships, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. See May 28 listing.

Richmond Rose Society Show, 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. See May 28 listing.

Memorial Day at Hollywood Cemetery walking tour, 2-4- p.m., Hollywood Cemetery, 412 South Cherry St., Richmond. Learn about the history of Memorial Day, the Confederate soldier’s section, the dead from Gettysburg, Lee’s lieutenants and the huge stone pyramid. $10. 222-8595, www.richmonddiscoveries.com.

Musical performance, 7 p.m., Mulligan’s Sports Bar, 1323 West Main St., Richmond. Dave Pillsbury’s Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble with Carol Covell will perform. Free. 353-8686.

Monday, May 30

South Atlantic Volleyball Championships, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. See May 28 listing.

30-cents Kids’ Day, 9:30a.m.- 5 p.m., Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 West Broad St., Richmond. Children’s admission is 30 cents on the 30th of each month through October. $8/adults, $7/ages 60 and older. 474-7000, www.c-mor.org.

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