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Anne Dalton


Pet adoptions, Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., PetSmart, 12264 Chattanooga Plaza, Midlothian. This adoption event features animals from the Chesterfield Animal Shelter. www.chesterfielhu mane.org. Pet adoptions, Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., PetSmart, 12264 Chattanooga Plaza, Midlothian. This adoption event features animals from the Chesterfield Animal Shelter. www.chesterfielhu mane.org. Adopt a new best friend

Thursday, Aug. 23

Kiwanis Club of Midlothian weekly meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Martin’s – Ukrops Cafe Conference Room, second level, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. Jim Friedline, 379-7915, www.midlothiankiwanis.org.

4th Annual Denim Drive, during mall hours, Chesterfield Towne Center, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. Clean out those closets of all things denim (shorts, pants, jackets etc.) to support Chesterfield County PTAs and Goodwill’s community based programs. Drive continues through Sept. 23. Sponsored by Whitten Brothers and Chesterfield Towne Center. 794-4661, www.chesterfieldcenter.com.

Police and Sheriff Exhibit, Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield. This permanent exhibit, “Protecting our Citizens: A History of Law & Order in Chesterfield County,” features artifacts and photos of those who have served in the county’s law enforcement departments. Tours begin at the County Museum. $1. 768-7311, www.chesterfieldhistory.com.

Educator Open House, 1-4:30 p.m., Henricus Historical Center, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester. Public, private and homeschool educators, including immediate family, are welcome to attend. Experience education at Henricus Historical Park through a variety of hands-on demonstrations including children’s crafts. Historic site will be open for tours. Free. 748-1613, www.henricus.org.

Matoaca District informational meeting, 4:30 p.m. questions, 6 p.m. formal presentation, Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway, Midlothian. The public is invited to learn about the Chesterfield County Comprehensive Plan prior to the public hearings. 768-7566, www.chesterfield.gov/cp.

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

First Steps for Fathers, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Francis Hospital – Cancer Center, 14051 St. Francis Blvd., Suite 2210, Midlothian. New and soon-to-be dads can learn some of the basic parental tools needed during the first three months of life. Free. 545-1272, www.commonwealthparenting.org.

Friday, Aug. 24

Bon Air Rotary weekly meeting, 7:30- 8:30 a.m., Joe’s Inn at Bon Air, 6212 Buford Road, Richmond. Cora Huitt, 339-3826, www.bonairrotary.com.

2012 Chesterfield County Fair, 4-11 p.m., Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. Enjoy the midway, karaoke, live music, arts and crafts, and farm events. $8/adults, $5/ages 60 and older, $3/ages 6-12, free/ages 5 and younger, $25/daily unlimited-ride wristbands, $1.50/individual ride tickets (rides require three, four or five each). Fair continues through Saturday, Sept. 1. 768-0148, www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.

Saturday, Aug. 25

Brandermill Green Market, 9 a.m.-noon, weekly, Market Square, corner of Route 288 and Hull Street Road, Midlothian. 744-1035, ext. 104, www.brandermill.com.

Health screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Enon Fire Station No. 6, 1920 E. Hundred Road, Chester. Screening will help identify area children who may benefit from orthopedic and burn medical care provided at Shriners Hospitals for Children. Free. Sponsored by the Chester and Hopewell Shrine Clubs. Todd Fisher, 777-9243, Tommy Holloway, 381-8699.

Introduction to Calm Water Kayaking, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 513 Coxendale Road, Chester. Class covers entries, exits, strokes, safety and equipment. Minimum age 11. Ages 11-14 must be accompanied by a participating adult. $60 ($70/with kayak and equipment rental). Registration required. Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

Tidal Lagoon Paddle, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Henricus Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester. Paddle to the graveyard, islands and the labyrinth, and search for great blues, bald eagles, osprey and other residents of the tidal lagoon. Minimum age is 8. Registration required. $15. Mark Battista, 318-8735.

2012 Chesterfield County Fair, 11 a.m.- 11 p.m., See Aug. 24 listing.

Author visit and book signing, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble – Chesterfield Towne Center, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. Author Patrick Mathews will sign copies of his new book, “Forever With You.” 794-6640.

Saturdays at Southside concert, 5 p.m. gates open, 6 p.m. concert, Southside Speedway, 12800 Genito Road, Midlothian. Loose Gravel will perform classic rock songs by Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, the Beatles and others. $10, free/younger than 10 with a paying adult. Concession items for sale. www.jmwmotorsports.com.

Sunday, Aug. 26

2012 Chesterfield County Fair, 1-11 p.m. See Aug. 24 listing.

Golf clinic, 3 p.m., Birkdale Golf Club, 8511 Royal Birkdale Drive, Chesterfield. Golf Academy at Birkdale instructor Tim Sheffield will lead group instruction at the driving range. Opportunities for one-on-one instruction with the club staff will follow. Free. 739-8800, golfshop@birkdalegolf.com.

Monday, Aug. 27

Brown Bag Page Turners, 1-2 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. “The Giver,” by Lois Lowry, will be discussed. 748-1774, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

2012 Chesterfield County Fair, 4-11 p.m. See Aug. 24 listing.

Clover Hill District informational meeting, 4:30 p.m., Monacan High School, 11501 Smoketree Drive, Richmond. See Aug. 23 listing.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Hull Street Business Association monthly meeting, 7:30-9 a.m., Bryant & Stratton College, 8141 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield. For businesses located on or near Hull Street Road, or whose customers are located in and around the Hull Street corridor. www.hullstreetbusinessassociation.org.

27th Annual Agriculture Field Day, 8 a.m-1 p.m., Virginia State University – Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Petersburg. The theme of the event is “Practical Tools and Solutions for Virginia Landowners.” Free. Open to the public. Sponsored by the Cooperative Extension at VSU. Andy Hankins, 524-5960, ahankins@vsu.edu.

Canasta and dominoes group, 1-4 p.m. weekly, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. Everyone is welcome. Free. 275-5321.

2012 Chesterfield County Fair, 4-11 p.m. See Aug. 24 listing.

Daughters of the American Revolution Bermuda Hundred Chapter monthly meeting, 5 p.m., Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Road, Richmond. Angie Wilderman, 748-3281, agwilderman@gmail.com.

Paws to R.E.A.D., 6-7:30 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian. Children can improve their literacy skills through the assistance of registered therapy dogs and their handlers, acting as literacy mentors to the children. Free. Registration required. 751-CCPL, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Old Time Music Jam, 7 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Bring a chair and enjoy tunes from yesterday played on fiddle, bass, mountain dulcimer, banjo, Autoharp, guitar and other instruments. Feel free to bring an instrument and join in the fun. Free. 674-1629.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

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

2012 Chesterfield County Fair, 4-11 p.m. See Aug. 24 listing.

Bermuda District informational meeting, 4:30 p.m., Thomas Dale High School, 3626 W. Hundred Road, Chester. See Aug. 23 listing.

Read 2 Rover, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. Kids can read aloud to certified therapy dogs in this program designed to help children become better readers. 748-1603, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Thursday, Aug. 30

2012 Chesterfield County Fair, 4-11 p.m. See Aug. 24 listing.

Midlothian District informational meeting, 4:30 p.m. Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian. See Aug. 23 listing.

Friday, Aug. 31

Information session for non-members, 11:15 a.m. - noon, Lifelong Learning Institute, 13801 Westfield Road, Midlothian. Learn about the courses, lectures, activities and social events planned for adults age 50 and “better.” Free. Annual membership is $150. 378-2527.

2012 Chesterfield County Fair, 4-11 p.m. See Aug. 24 listing.

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