2014-05-21 / Calendar


Wednesday, May 21

Candidate meet and greet, 7-9 p.m., Charter Colony Clubhouse, 1101 Charter Club Way. The public is invited to attend a Veterans Meet and Greet for Dr. David Brat, Conservative challenger to Eric Cantor in the June 10 Republican primary. Hosted by retired Navy Cmdr. Pete Greenwald. Features veterans issues/general platform followed by question and answer session. 467-0834.

Thursday, May 22

Chesterfield Council on Aging monthly meeting, 9 a.m., Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. A support group for older adults. Free. Registration recommended. 768-7878.

Line dancing, 11 a.m.-noon beginner, noon-1 p.m. intermediate, weekly through June 26, Chesterfield Senior Center – Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 4000 Stigall Drive. Seniors 50 and older can learn basic line-dancing steps to a variety of different music. $38. 339-2877/information, 748-1623/ registration.

Planning Commission monthly meeting, 4 p.m., County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road – Public Meeting Room. 748-1050.

Eunice’s Circle of Friends monthly meeting, 6-7 p.m., Care Advantage, 10042 Midlothian Turnpike. A bereavement support group for those who have experienced a loss. Refreshments served. 323-9464.

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

Reception and Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:15 p.m. program, Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Historian, journalist and author Marc Leepson discusses his soon-to-be-published book “What So Proudly We Hailed,” a biography of Francis Scott Key. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library. 318- 8778,

Concert, 7 p.m., Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane. The music department will present a band concert. $5. Amanda Walenga, 590-3108, ext. 305.

Spring Acoustic Concert Series, 7-8 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. The Company Store will perform traditional string-band music with country humor. Free. 748-1603,

Friday, May 23

Spring plant sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Historic Courthouse Complex, 6819 Mimms Loop. A variety of plants will be available. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Life Changing Academy, which provides traditional educational instruction and life skills. $10 or three/$25 hanging baskets, $2 or three/$5 vegetable, herb, decorative and landscaping plants. Renita Davis-Kelley, 706-2155, Renita_Davis-

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

Home School History Program, 10 a.m.- noon, Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Learn about life on the plantation. $5/ child. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946.

Genealogy 102, 1-3 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Learn more about the concepts, resources and methods available to start the search for family historical information. 751-CCPL,

Saturday, May 24

Brandermill Green Market, 9 a.m.-noon weekly, Market Square, corner of Route 288 and Hull Street Road. Locally grown and produced meats, vegetables and more. 744-1035, ext.104,

Girl Scout badge workshop, 10 a.m.- noon, Eppington Plantation, 14201 Eppes Falls Road. Scouts can work on the geocacher skill-building badge and learn GPS skills. Registration required. $10.

Paws to R.E.A.D., 10:30 a.m.-noon, Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. 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. 768- 7941,

Laughter Yoga Club of Midlothian, 1 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. Take part in a laughter fest to decrease stress and feel more energetic and healthy. Free.

Agile Writer Seminar, 1-3 p.m., Martin’s Food Market – upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. Learn the lessons of myth, storytelling, psychology and a little project management to create a six-month program to finish a first draft. Free.

Boy Scout badge workshop, 2-4 p.m., Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13301 N. Woolridge Road, Midlothian. Webelos Scouts pursuing the geologist badge will learn about rock types, how coal is formed, history of coal mining and its impact on the region $10. 748-1623,

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.

Sunday, May 25

Horseshoe Club, 2 p.m. weekly through Aug. 31, Rockwood Park, 3401 Courthouse Road. Meet at the horseshoe pits by the basketball courts. Free. 751-4135/information, 748-1623/registration.

Monday, May 26

Memorial Day. County offices are closed for the holiday.

Tuesday, May 27

Hull Street Business Association monthly meeting, 8:30-10 a.m., Bryant & Stratton College, 8141 Hull Street Road. For businesses located on or near Hull Street Road, or whose customers are located in the Hull Street corridor. Potential members welcome.

Lunchtime Jam Session, noon-1:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Bring an instrument and join this informal, anyonecan play-along musical practice session. All skill levels are welcome. 748-1603,

CCPL Chess Club, 5-7 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., Richmond. Drop in and learn to play chess or meet up with others who enjoy the game. 318-8778,

Family Advocacy Creating Education and Service (FACES) advocacy group meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Advocacy Center, 11601 Lucks Lane, Midlothian. Guest speaker is Kathryn Cohen, legislative and policy counsel at the Treatment Advocacy Center, a national organization that works to remove legal barriers to treatment for those suffering from serious mental illness. Free. Open to all. 378-0035,

Wednesday, May 28

Rotary Club of James River weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Village Bank Corporate Office, 15521 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian. $6. Coffee and bagels available. Carl Duffey, 744-4481.

Book discussion group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. “Bring Up the Bodies,” by Hilary Mantel, will be discussed. 768-7907,

Technology Class: PC Basics, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Learn beginning computer skills. No experience necessary. Registration required. Free. 751-CCPL,

Board of Supervisors meeting, 3 p.m., County Administration Building – public meeting room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road, public meeting room. 748-1050.

Thursday, May 29

Spring Acoustic Concert Series, 7-8 p.m., Central Library. Mike and Cara Gangloff will perform fiddle tunes.

Friday, May 30

2014 Congressional Art Competition Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. A selection of works submitted to this competition by high school students from Virginia’s 4th Congressional District are on display through June 28. 751-CCPL,

Pocahontas Live, 4 p.m. Pocahontas State Park Heritage Amphitheater, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. Carbon Leaf’s Ragtime Carnival features Eddie From Ohio, Keller Williams and Carbon Leaf. Continues on May 31. One-day ticket: $28.50, $47.50/with camping, $5/parking; two-day ticket: $45, $65/with camping, $5/parking. 794-6700,

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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