2013-11-20 / Calendar


Anne Dalton

Thursday, Nov. 21

“Post Offices of Chesterfield County: Connecting the Community Since 1794,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Exhibit includes memorabilia related to old post offices in the county, as well as anecdotes, stories, photos and oral histories. Continues through Jan. 18. $2/ suggested donation. 796-7121,

Chester’s Play Date, 11:30 a.m., Chesterfield Towne Center – Creek Crawl play area, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike. It’s story time, a learning lesson, coloring books and snacks for the kids. Free. 794-4662,

Chesterfield Triad, 9 a.m., Clover Hill Police Support Facility, 2730 Hicks Road. Open to all seniors and senior-interested groups. Free. Debbie Leidheiser, 768-7878,

“Cabaret,” 7 p.m., Thomas Dale High School, 3626 W. Hundred Road. The Performing Arts Department will perform this musical. Performances continue through Nov. 23. $10, $8/students. 768-6245.

American Legion Post 354 monthly meeting, 7-8 p.m., American Legion William E. Bullock – Bon Air Post 354, Welby Road. For members, prospective members and guests.

“The Grass Harp,” 7:30 p.m., Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Parkway. The theater department will perform this Truman Capote play. Performances continue through Nov. 23. $5/Thursday, $10/Friday, Saturday. 378-2440,

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” 8 p.m., Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. The newly renovated facility opens with this story of a die-hard musical theater fan whose favorite show comes to life right in his apartment. Performances continue through Dec. 21. $55/buffet and show, $38/theater only. 748-5203,

Friday, Nov. 22

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

Home School History Adventure, 10-11 a.m., Eppington Plantation, 14201 Eppes Falls Road. Tour the plantation house and learn about life in Colonial Virginia. Registration required. $5/ages 6 and older. 751-4946.

Art exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. The exhibit showcases the art of Cheryl Fox and Shepherd’s Center artists and continues through Dec. 21. 751- CCPL,

Annual Peanut Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sam’s Club, 901 Walmart Way. Sponsored by the Bon Air-Manchester-Midlothian (BAMM) Lions Club. Continues through Nov. 23. Phil, 379-3291,

“Catching Fire” Release Party, 3:30-6:15 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Celebrate the release of the second movie in the “Hunger Games” series. Party begins at 3:30 p.m., the showing of the first movie begins at 3:50 p.m. Free. 751-CCPL,

Craft class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Handmade Happiness Boutique, 4308 Chester Village. Make embellished burlap ornaments and a tabletop tree from book pages. $25, supplies included. Registration required. 796-7999.

“Cabaret,” 7 p.m. See Nov. 21 listing.

“The Grass Harp,” 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 21 listing.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Brandermill Holiday Green Market, 9 a.m.-noon, Market Square, corner of Route 288 and Hull Street Road. Browse food and craft vendors for holiday shopping. 744-1035, ext.104,

Eppington Plantation Historical Tour, 10-11 a.m., Eppington Plantation, 14201 Eppes Falls Road. Tour the historic house, built in 1768 by Thomas Jefferson’s brother-in-law, Francis Eppes VI, and learn about plantation life in Colonial Virginia. $8. 751-4946.

Intermediate Archery, 10 a.m.-noon, Rockwood Park, 3401 Courthouse Road. Gain additional instruction on form, equipment, and safety. $20. 674-1629.

Annual Peanut Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Nov. 22 listing.

Coffee Chat for 50-Plus Singles, 11 a.m., Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike. Enjoy coffee and conversation. Bernard, 971-7634, Sherry, 739-6571.

Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins Run, 11 a.m., Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane. This 5K benefits the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation. Sponsored by the Varsity Outreach Club. 5K, $30/adults, $25/ ages 6-22 by Nov. 21, $35/all race day. 639- 4940,

Friendship, Trade and Feast, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. Join historical interpreters for an autumn harvest feast and discover the cooking, games, songs, and dances that were common to homes in 1611-1622 Virginia. $8/ adults, $6/ages 3-12, free/2 and younger. 748-1613,

Builders Brigade, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Drop into the library and use Legos to build a masterpiece for display in the library. 751-CCPL,

Agile Writer seminar, 1-3 p.m., Martin’s Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. Learn about the eight-stage Agile Writer Method, and focus on the middle stages of discovery, growth, decline and despair. Free.

Geocacher Skill-Building Badge Workshop, 2-4 p.m., Eppington Plantation, 14201 Eppes Falls Road. Junior Girl Scouts will learn how to use GPS receivers as they participate in a scavenger hunt. Registration required. $10. 751-4946,

“Cabaret,” 7 p.m. See Nov. 21 listing.

“The Grass Harp,” 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 21 listing.

Monday, Nov. 25

The Hobby Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Chesterfield Senior Center, 4000 Stigall Drive. Seniors can bring any hobby, art or craft project they might be working on, and enjoy the chance to socialize or exchange tips and advice. Free. Daneisha Nicholas, 339-2877.

Brown Bag Page Turners Book Discussion Group, 1-2 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. “Rules of Civility: A Novel,” by Amor Towles, will be discussed. 748-1774,

Paws to R.E.A.D., 6-7:30 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. 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. 318-8966,

Bilingual Spanish-English Family Story Time, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. All interested children are welcome. Registration recommended. 318-8778.

Pajama story time, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Pajamas and a stuffed animal are options for early evening library fun. Recommended for preschoolers. Free. 751-CCPL,

Men’s Basketball, 6:30-9 p.m. weekly through May 19, Swift Creek Elementary School, 13800 Genito Road. Men, ages 50 and older, can come out for weekly recreational play. Mark Pinney, 748-1992.

Come Home Alive, 7-9 p.m., Monacan High School, 11501 Smoketree Drive. Tenth-graders and their parents are invited to a safe driving program featuring coaching tips for parents, an overview of the drivereducation curriculum, review of traffic laws governing teen drivers, information about insurance and safety reminders. Free. 594-1762.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

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

Music, Mommy and Me, 10:10-11 a.m. weekly through Jan. 21, Midlothian Athletic Club, 10800 Center View Drive. Spend time singing, dancing, playing instruments, and more. For ages 15 months-4 years. Membership at MAC not required. $60. Mark Pinney, 748-1992.

Lunchtime Jam Session, noon-1:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Bring an instrument for this play-along musical practice session, featuring old-time music. All skill levels welcome. Free. 748-1603,

Game On! 3-5 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Teens are invited to visit the library to relax after school, play Wii games and hang out with friends. Free. 318- 8778.

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

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