2016-05-18 / Calendar

Stitching time

Anne Dalton

Thursday, May 19

Rotary Club of Brandermill weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., The Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway.

Kinship Connection monthly meeting, 4:30-6 p.m., Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway. For grandparents and other family members raising a child. Free. On-site childcare. 768-7878,

Acoustic Concert Series: The Company Store, 7-8 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Authentic, Americanmade, traditional string-band music and country humor. Free. 751-CCPL,

Spring concert, 7 p.m., Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane. The student choirs, including the Up Front and High Impact show choirs, will perform.

$5. 590-3108.

Friday, May 20

Home School History Program: Chesterfield Coal, 10 a.m.-noon, Mid- Lothian Mines Park, 13286 N. Woolridge Road. Students can take a guided tour, discover what coal mining was all about, and explore the impact this industry had on the region. $5. Bryan Truzzie, 751- 4946,

Book sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Friends of North Courthouse Road Library will host their first book sale at the county’s newest library, featuring books, CDs, DVDs and more. No scanning allowed. 318-8499.

Clover Hill Critics Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m.-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. “Someone,” by Alice McDermott, will be discussed. 318-8668,

Chesterfield Ruritan Club Spaghetti Dinner, 5-7:30 p.m., Providence United Methodist Church, 901 S. Providence Road. All proceeds go toward scholarships for local students. $8, $4/ages 12 and younger. Bobby Burton, 432-5096.

Race night, 6 p.m. gates, 7 p.m. racing, Southside Speedway, 12800 Genito Road. Features a driver meetand greet on the track before the races. Races feature six divisions including late models, modifieds, grand stocks, U-cars, legends and Bandoleros. $8-$15.

Saturday, May 21

CPR and First Aid Certification Class, 8 a.m.-noon, Monacan High School, 11501 Smoketree Drive. Classes taught by CPR/First Aid-certified instructors will cover infant, child and adult care. Sponsored by the Health and Physical Therapy Specialty Center. For ages 11 and older. $65. 378-2480, ext. 271,

Get Your Wheels on the Road, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Learn basic bike maintenance and repairs to get your bike in its best shape for summer. Bring a bike. Tools and materials provided. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

Falling Creek Ironworks Annual Event, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Falling Creek Ironworks Park, 6407 Jeff Davis Highway. Tour America’s first iron furnace and see exhibits, period demonstrations, children’s games and activities, music and dancing. Free, food and beverages for purchase. 751-4946,

Agile Writers: First Draft Novel in Six Months, 1-3 p.m., Martin’s Food Market – upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. This peer-supported writing and publishing workshop helps writers create a six-month program to finish a first draft. $20.

Extreme Couponing, 1-4 p.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Road. Learn how to be a smart shopper, how to begin couponing, how to get the best deals and more. 706-2596.

Jamaican Festival, 6-9 p.m., Carena’s Jamaican Grill, 7102 Midlothian Turnpike. Take part in an evening to support Children’s Medical Services International. $40.

Sunday, May 22

Cavalcade of Music, 3 p.m., Chesterfield Career & Technical Center, 13900 Hull Street Road. Jon Greenberg’s Jazz Warriors and Spectrum will perform. Proceeds benefit local charities. Sponsored by the Brandermill Region Men’s Club. $15. 739-8401,

Trees as Habitats, 3-4 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 3-5, along with a parent or guardian, can explore the forests of the park and discover who uses the trees as a habitat. $5. Denise Flora, 745-7020,

Monday, May 23

Brown Bag Page Turners Book Discussion Group, 1-2 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. “The Invention of Wings,” by Sue Monk Kidd, will be discussed. 748-1774, library.chesterfield. gov.

Baby Basics Moms Club of Chesterfield, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Chesterfield Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle. Free for moms and their support partner, regardless of where they receive care. Jessica Garayua-Johnson, 748-1639,

Vegetable and Herb Gardening, 6-8 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Learn about proper planting techniques, seedbed preparation, and use of natural soils and organic fertilizers while helping to plant garden beds behind the Nature Center. $5. 674-1629.

Small Business Workshop: Work Your Plan or Plan to Fail, 7-8 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Learn the components of a business plan and the proper way to use it to keep a business vision on track. Sponsored by BizWorks. Registration required. 751- CCPL,

Tuesday, May 24

Karate, 6-7 p.m. youth, 7-8 p.m. adults, Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly through June 30, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Learn selfdefense, physical fitness, balance and discipline. Registration required. $50. 275-5321,

School Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., County Administration Building – Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. 748-1405.

Essential Elements of Japanese and Italian Gardens, 7-8:30 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Learn how to use plants and hardscapes to achieve these different aesthetics. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield. gov.

What Is Race, Anyway?, 7-9 p.m., St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 11300 W. Huguenot Road. Take part in a discussion on racial justice. Part two of a three-part series. Registration required. 272-8588, ext. 104,

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

Wednesday, May 25

Book discussion group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. “Never Let Me Go,” by Kazuo Ishiguro, will be discussed. 768-7907,

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

Westchester Concert Series: Totally ’80s Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Westchester Commons, intersection of Route 288 and Midlothian Turnpike. The Breakfast Club will perform. Benefits Backpacks of Love.

Military Officers Association of America Richmond Area chapter dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Meadowbrook Country Club, 3700 Cogbill Road. Special guest will be Military Order of the World Wars Commander-in-Chief, retired Lt. Colonel Ruth L. Hamilton. Coat and tie. $24. Jim Rose, 276-6775,

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

In the spotlight

Period Quilt Demonstration, Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Local quilter Linda Lott will talk about quilting techniques, displaying various styles and focusing on quilting in the 18th century. Tamara Evans, 796-1479.

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