2014-08-27 / Calendar


Anne Dalton

Thursday, Aug. 28

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.

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

Friday, Aug. 29

Evening Paddle, 5-8 p.m., Henricus Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. Paddle and watch the wildlife and setting sun. $13. 318-8735,

Saturday, Aug. 30

Sunset Paddle, 5-8 p.m., Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 441 Coxendale Road. Paddle and ride with the high tide, learn how the lagoon was created and what creatures live there. $18. 318-8735,

Guided Evening Paddle, 6:45-9 p.m., Pocahontas State Park – boat dock, 10301 State Park Road. Join the staff for an evening of canoeing or kayaking and some wildlife encounters. For ages 6 and older. Registration required. $9, $6/person in a group of four or more. 796-4255,

Monday, Sept. 1

Labor Day. County offices are closed.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Chesterfield County Public Schools open for the 2014-15 school year.

Rotary Club of Midlothian weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Doubletree by Hilton Richmond – Midlothian, 1021 Koger Center Blvd.

Kreative Kids, 10:30-11:30 a.m. first and third Tuesday through Dec. 16, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Parents will participate with their children ages 2-6 in various arts and crafts projects. Registration required. Free. David Potter, 275-5321,

Morning Coffee Break: Songs From the Golden Days of Radio, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. William Parrish will perform popular radio favorites, cowboy songs, bluegrass and country music, popular Hawaiian tunes and classics from the American Songbook. For adults 55 and older. Free. 751-CCPL,

Canasta and Dominoes Group, 1-4 p.m. weekly through Dec. 30, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Join this group that plays canasta or dominoes for fun. All skill levels welcome. Free. Peggy Oliver, 739-2688.

Game On! 3-5 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Teens are invited to visit the library to relax after school, play Wii games and hang out with friends. Free. 751- CCPL,

Caregiver Connection support group, 4-5:15 p.m., Lucy Corr Village – Assisted Living Friendship Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. For those caring for an adult with physical or cognitive deterioration. Free. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Senior Advocate’s Office. 768-7878,

Read 2 Rover, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Kids can read aloud to certified therapy dogs in this casual, drop-in program designed to help children become better readers. 768-7941,

Meet You at the Movies: “Her,” 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system, designed to meet his every need. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Free. 751-CCPL,

Tuesday Night Westerns, 7 p.m. weekly through Oct. 28, LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Join hosts Harry Daniel and Tom Wyatt for Western films and serials. “A Missouri Outlaw,” with Don “Red” Barry, and “Fighting Devil Dogs,” Chapters 1 and 2. Free. 318-8988,

Family Advocacy Creating Education and Service (FACES) support group meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Advocacy Center, 11601 Lucks Lane. Support for families with a loved one living with mental illness. 378- 0035,

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Golf, 8 a.m. weekly through Dec. 17, Providence Golf Course, 1160 S. Providence Road. Designed for golf players of all levels ages 50 and older, who can keep up with four hours of play. Fee includes golf, a golf cart and prizes. Advance registration required. Bob Bergin, 794-1097, or Dave Flynn, 272-1712.

Pinochle Card Group, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekly through Dec. 31, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Bring your lunch and spend some time playing pinochle. Beginners welcome. Free. Peggy Oliver, 739-2688,

Little Sprouts Nature Club, 10-11 a.m. weekly through Sept. 24, Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy nature explorations, crafts and stories. $24/series. Denise Flora, 745-7020,

Box-It-Up! Your Box Castle, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Preschoolers can help build a castle using cardboard boxes. Come dressed as a prince or princess. Free. 751-CCPL,

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. “Into Thin Air,” by Jon Krakauer, will be discussed. 748-6314,

Greater Richmond GATE Entrepreneurship Information Session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Participants will receive entrepreneurship training and technical assistance that will provide them with the tools for self-employment. Free. Registration required. 952-6105,

CCPL Scrabble Club, 10:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Show off vocabulary knowledge. Free. 751- CCPL,

Chesterfield County Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m. weekly through Sept. 10, Chesterfield County Government Complex, 6701 Mimms Loop. Shop for local produce, kettle corn, goat’s milk products, jewelry, herbs, honey and more. 334-6811,

Thursday, Sept. 4

Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway. Guest speaker Jim Hodge will discuss officiating and controlling collegiate football games as well as some of the interesting rules of the game. Lou Seminare, 744-4517,

Bridge card group, 9:30-a.m.-noon weekly through Dec. 18, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. For players who have intermediate skills. Players rotate tables. Register one week in advance to play. 275-5321,

Little Sprouts Nature Club, 10-11 a.m., weekly through Sept. 24. See Sept. 3 listing.

Kidney Smart, 10 a.m.-noon, DaVita Hioaks at Home, 681 Hioaks Road. Take control of kidney health with this kidney disease education class. Free. Registration required. (757) 708-8786,

Bon Air-Manchester-Midlothian Lions Club meeting, 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner meeting, Doubletree by Hilton Richmond – Midlothian, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond.

Tomahawk Ruritan monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Tomahawk Ruritan Meeting Hall, 4101 N. Bailey Bridge Road, Midlothian. Present, former and Ruritan members who are new to the area are welcome. Barbara Musick,

Fall Acoustic Concert Series, 7-8 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. The season kicks off with a performance by My Son, the Doctor, featuring a mix of Eastern European, Balkan and Mediterranean folk music, with an emphasis on Yiddish, Hebrew and Roma traditions. Free. 748-1603,

Friday, Sept. 5

Hand and foot card group, 9 a.m.-noon weekly through Dec. 19, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Seniors can learn to play this card game similar to canasta. Free. 275-5321,

Ecology in the Park, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 4-6 will learn basic ecology through discovery in nature walks, observing plants and animals both in their habitat and under the microscope. Create an art-filled lab journal to take home. Part of the Science Through the Eyes of a Child series. $8. Registration required. 674-1629,

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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