2013-04-24 / Calendar


Anne Dalton

Thursday, April 25

Older adult care options, 9 a.m., Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield. Learn about three specialized programs that provide care to older adults: PACE, Jen - Care and CareMore. Free. Registration required. 768-7878.

“Dracula,” 7 p.m., Manchester High School, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road, Midlothian. The Lancer Theatre Company will perform. $8, $6/students.

“Peter Pan,” 7 p.m., James River High School, 3700 James River Road, Midlothian. The theater department will perform. $7, $5/ students. Donna Wilson, 647-2052.

Old Man Kelly, 7-8 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. Sing, clap, and dance along with stories and sea shanties from Old Man Kelly. Free. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

“Arsenic and Old Lace,” 7:30 p.m., Huguenot United Methodist Church, 10661 Duryea Drive, Richmond. The Huguenot Community Players will perform this comedy. Performances continue through April 28. $12/ advance. 272-6820.

Friday, April 26

Chester Artists Association monthly meeting, 10 a.m., Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation, 11801 Centre St., Chester. Open to all.

“Dracula,” 7 p.m. See April 25 listing.

“Peter Pan,” 7 p.m. See April 25 listing.

Saturday, April 27

The Great Gator 5K and Kid’s Fun Run, 9 a.m. kids fun run and obstacle course, 9:45 a.m. 5K, Swift Creek Elementary School, 13800 Genito Road, Midlothian. Run through the Brandermill neighborhood and support Swift Creek Elementary School. A festival follows the race. $25/5K adult, $20/5K ages 12 and younger, $10 /fun run, $75/family of four.

Beginner Whitewater Kayaking, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, 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.

Color Splash Fun Run, 10 a.m., James River High School, 3700 James River Road, Midlothian. During this 2.5-mile race, runners will be splashed with colored powder as they run through various color stations. Sponsored by the James River High School PTSA. $25/advance, $30/race day, free/ages 6 and younger.

Falling Creek Ironworks Tour, 10-11 a.m., meet at Bensley Community Building parking lot, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. Discover the site of the first iron furnace in the New World and explore the latest archaeological discoveries along the banks of Falling Creek. $8. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946.

Bloomin’ Bazaar Craft Show, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Omega Learning, 9918 Ironbridge Road, Chesterfield. Craft vendors, food, gift ideas. Free. Sheila, 356-9780.

Community Festival, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road, Richmond. Features food, activities for children and adults, carnival games, arts and crafts, entertainment, information services and a blood drive. Rain or shine. Free. Open to all. 276-1749,

Militia Muster, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester. Experience the various games and pastimes accompanying the social Colonial gathering known as the militia muster. $8/ adults, $6/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 and younger. 748-1613,

Backyard Wildlife, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, Richmond. Take a look at owls, opossums, turtles and snakes and learn about animal behavior, diets and habitats. Registration recommended. 751-CCPL,

Historic Courthouse Complex Geocache Hunt, 2-4 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield. Learn about the history of Chesterfield while learning GPS skills. Garmin hand-held receivers provided. For ages 8 and older. Registration required. $10. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946,

Cruise-in, 5 p.m. weekly through October, Hardee’s, 1901 W. Hundred Road, Chester. Show off or view cars and trucks, both vintage and new.

Concert, 7 p.m., Chester Presbyterian Church, 3424 W. Hundred Road, Chester. The Richmond Symphony Chorus and the Richmond Symphony Brass Ensemble will perform. Part of the Winter/Spring 2013 Arts Series. $10. 788-1212,

“Dracula,” 7 p.m. See April 25 listing.

“Peter Pan,” 7 p.m. See April 25 listing.

Concert, doors open 7:15 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., Congregation Or Ami, 9400 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond. Phil Cooper and Susan Urban present a combination of old and new songs as they carry on the folk music tradition. Sponsored by the Richmond Folk Music Society. $12/advance, $15/at the door. 647-7856,

Chesterfield Court House Green Paranormal Tour, 8-10 p.m., 1892 Historic Jail, 6819 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield. Join Spirited History, a team of paranormal investigators as they explore the haunted activity at this site. Bring cameras and recorders. Registration required. $20. 751-4946,

Sunday, April 28

Explore the Outdoors, 1-5 p.m., Huguenot Park, 10901 Robious Road, Midlothian, and WCVE Studios, 23 Sesame St., Midlothian. Families can enjoy nature walks, hands-on science and nature activities, scavenger hunts, geocaching, animals, archery and other events. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, Science Matters and The Community Idea Stations. Free. 748-1129,

Monday, April 29

Plant sale, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Chesterfield Technical Center, 10101 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, mixed containers and hanging baskets will be available. Continues on school days through May 15, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. 768-6160, ext. 1037.

Basic Pickleball, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., weekly through June 10, Midlothian YMCA, 737 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. Seniors will learn the rules of the game and specific skills such as serve, backhand, forehand, volleys and dinks. Membership not required. All equipment provided. $36. Linda Scott, 683-8481/info, Judy Jones, 751-4135/registration.

Chester Kiwanis weekly meeting, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Rite Aid Drug Store – community conference room, 4408 W. Hundred Road, Chester. Dixon Handwerk, 748-3690,

Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., The Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian. The Chesterfield Community Band will perform. Free. Open to all.

Tuesday, April 30

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

Daughters of the American Revolution Bermuda Hundred Chapter monthly meeting, 10 a.m., Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Road, Richmond. Guest speaker will be Tony Williams, author of “Hurricane of Independence.” Angie Wilderman, 748-3281,

Diabetes and Your Feet, 5:45 - 7 p.m., The Foot & Ankle Center, 1465 Johnston-Willis Drive, Richmond. Learn what you can do to catch foot problems early. Seating is limited. Registration required. Free. 320-FOOT (3668),

Wednesday, May 1

Chesterfield TRIAD Senior Day, 7:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Victory Tabernacle Church, 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian. Senior adults can learn about opportunities and services to make their lives safe, active and more enjoyable. Enjoy entertainment, informational booths and door prizes. Bring expired medications to be disposed of properly. Free. 768-7878.

Art exhibit, during library hours, Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. The work of Midlothian resident Mary Pedini will be on display through May 29. Presented in partnership with the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation. 748-6314,

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. “The Friday Night Knitting Club,” by Kate Jacobs, will be discussed. 748-6314,

Tough Tots – Little Dragons Karate Club, 6-7 p.m., meets weekly through June 5, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road, Petersburg. For ages 4-6. $47. Tonya Jones, 706-2596.

Basic Pickleball, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Rockwood Park, 3401 Courthouse Road, Tennis Courts 7-9. See April 29 listing.

Have a special event coming up? Please email your calendar items to, 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.

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