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Anne Dalton

Thursday, Oct. 15

Fun at the Fairgrounds: Health and Wellness Fair, 9 a.m.-noon, Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Includes health screenings, flu shots, vision checks and eyeglass adjustments, hearing screenings, entertainment, games and more. Medication Take Back volunteers will accept unused medications. Free. 50 and older. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Office of the Senior Advocate, Parks and Recreation and Senior Connections. 768-7878, leidheiserd@chesterfield.gov.

Kinship Connection monthly meeting, 4:30-6 p.m., Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway. Discuss discipline and other topics. For grandparents raising their grandchildren. Free. On-site child care. 768-7878, leidheiserd@chesterfield.gov.

American Legion Post 186 Social, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Maj. Charles A. Ransom American Legion Post 186, 901 Otterdale Road. Free food, cheap drinks and time to catch up with your Legionnaire friends. For post members, potential members and their guests. 794-9785, www.americanlegionpost186.org.

Come Home Alive, 7-9 p.m., Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane. Tenth graders and their parents are invited to a safe driving program featuring coaching tips for parents, an overview of the driver-education curriculum, review of traffic laws governing teen drivers, information about insurance and safety reminders. Free. 594-1762.

Friday, Oct. 16

Clover Hill Critics Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m.-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian. “Good Lord Bird,” by James McBride, will be discussed. 318-8668, library.chesterfield.gov. Open House, 6-7 p.m., Call Federal, 7217 Hancock Village Drive. Celebrate the grand opening with pizza, appetizers and more. 274- 1200, www.callfederal.org.

Saturday, Oct. 17

9th Annual 5K Eagle Challenge – Run It! 8 a.m., St. Edward-Epiphany School, 10701 W. Huguenot Road. Race or walk the course through the Woodmont subdivision. Includes a 1-mile Little Eagle Fun Run for the kids. $30. www.eagle5k.com.

Chesterfield County 5K Fun Run and Walk, 8:30 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. walk, Chesterfield County Court Complex, 9500 Courthouse Road. Includes music, prizes and raffles. Bring a donation for the Chesterfield Food Bank. $15-$30. www.chesterfieldfoodbank.org.

22nd Annual Midlothian Day Parade, 9 a.m., Midlothian Turnpike from Village Mill Drive to North Woolridge Road. Features assorted marching bands, floats and marchers, scout troops, dance teams and civic organizations. Presented by the Midlothian Foundation. www.midlothiandayparade.org.

Flu Shot Clinic, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Francis Watkins Centre, 601 Watkins Centre Parkway. Includes free flu shots and family friendly and wellness-related activities. Free. www.watkinser.com.

Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 7151 Belmont Road. Safety fair, crafts, bake sale, barbecue, lunch, activities for children. 271-5238.

Introduction to Archery, 10 a.m.-noon, Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Learn beginning form, safety and proper use of equipment. $20. 674-1629.

Community Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bon Air United Methodist Church, 1645 Buford Road. Includes performances by Jonathan Austin and Susan Greenbaum, bounce house, pumpkin sale, kid’s craft, popcorn and more. 272-2042

34th Annual Midlothian Village Day Festival and Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Midlothian Middle School, 13501 Midlothian Turnpike. Festival features family activities, crafters, community booths, games, inflatables, entertainment, food vendors, a raffle and more. Sponsored by Midlothian Junior Women’s Club. Free, $10/wristband, $.75/ game ticket; one to three tickets per game/inflatable. www.midlothianfestival.net.

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.

7th Annual Howl-a-woof, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Rockwood Park, 3401 Courthouse Road. Dogs and dog owners can celebrate the Halloween season with dog costume contests, vendors, food and drinks. Free. www.ruffhousedogpark.com.

Mid-Lothian Mines Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13286 N. Woolridge Road. Activities include living-history demonstrations, period children’s games, guided walking tours and musical performances. In conjunction with Midlothian Village Day. Free. 751-4946. www.visitchesterfieldva.com.

4th Annual Virginia Hops & Harvest Festival, noon, Pocahontas State Park – Heritage Amphitheater, 10301 State Park Road. Features local artisans, craft brewers, food vendors and outdoor adventure companies as well as performances by Skip Castro Band and The Weight. Presented by the Virginia Museum of Radio & Concert Entertainment. $12.50/advance, $15/at the gate, $2-$6/beer tastings. 794-6700, www.vahopsfest.com.

Sunday, Oct. 18

Concert, 4 p.m., St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church, 11300 W. Huguenot Road. Timothy Seaman will play his four-octave-extended hammered dulcimer, flute and other folk instruments. Part of the St. Matthias’ Cultural Series. A reception follows. Free, donations welcome. 272-8588, ext. 103.

Monday, Oct. 19

Estate Planning, 10-11 a.m., Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road. Learn how to plan your estate, living trust and medical directive to prepare for the unexpected. Registration required. 751-CCPL, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

35th Anniversary Celebration, 5-8 p.m., Four Points by Sheraton, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike. Celebrate the Greater Southport Business Association anniversary with speakers, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, a champagne toast and more. $10-$30. www.southportassociation.com.

Crossroads Cinema: “Psycho,” 6-8:30 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. One of the most terrifying films of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s tale of a strange young man and his possessive mother features the famous shower scene, the sinister Bates Motel and the creepy house that overlooks it. 751-CCPL, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Church Ambassador Program, 8:45 a.m.- 1 p.m., Chesterfield Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway. Area churches and the faith community can get information on resources available to older adults. Coffee, light refreshments and lunch provided. Reservations required. Sponsored by the Chesterfield County Senior Advocate’s Office. 768-7878, leidheiserd@chesterfield. gov.

Specialty Center open house, 7 p.m., Monacan High School, 11501 Smoketree Drive. Middle school students and parents can learn more about the Health and Physical Therapy Specialty Center at this school. Free. www.mychesterfieldschools.com/schools/specialty-centers/.

Flight From Communism or Cold War Ploy? Operation Peter Pan, 7-8 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Hear about a secret U.S. government operation in which thousands of Cuban parents turned their children over to a well-known charity, hoping to give them a democratic upbringing in America, free from Marxist-Leninist indoctrination. 751-CCPL, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Tuesday Night Westerns, 7-9 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Join hosts Harry Daniel and Tom Wyatt for “Phantom of the Plains” and “Zorro Rides Again,” Chapters 11 and 12. Free. 318-8988, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Depression Bipolar Support Group, 7 p.m., Ironbridge Baptist Church, 10900 Iron Bridge Road. Everyone is welcome to attend the peer-to-peer support group. Free. Tim Glover, 412-5910.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Chesterfield Women’s League monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Village House at Charter Colony, 800 Abbey Village Circle. Dr. Keith Berkle of Virginia Women’s Center will discuss new and updated information on women’s health. Refreshments will be served. Carole, 405-7809, carolercrist@gmail.com.

Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, 11:15 a.m. buffet, 11:45 a.m. program, Four Points by Sheraton Richmond, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike. Learn about the Bon Air Special Area Plan. $15/ members, $20/nonmembers by Oct. 16, $20/ members, $25/nonmembers by Oct. 19, $30/ members, $35/nonmembers at the door. 748- 6364, ext. 2, www.chesterfieldchamber.com.

In the Spotlight

Wings of Freedom Tour: WWII Vintage Planes, Friday, Oct. 16, 2-4:30 p.m., Richmond Executive – Chesterfield County Airport, 7427 Airfield Drive. This World War II living-history event features the world’s only dual control P-51C Mustang fighter. Also featured are the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. $12/adults, $6/12 and younger. www.cfdn.org.

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