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Events in Chesterfield
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OUTDOOR ESCAPADES Explore the Outdoors, Sunday, May 20, 1-5 p.m., WCVE Studios, 23 Sesame St. Over 50 local community groups with expertise in outdoor adventure, healthy living and environmental science will engage families with hands-on science and nature activities, scavenger hunts, animals and more. Registration required. Free. Noel Losen, 748-1129 
MARSHALL LLOYD/WCVE OUTDOOR ESCAPADES Explore the Outdoors, Sunday, May 20, 1-5 p.m., WCVE Studios, 23 Sesame St. Over 50 local community groups with expertise in outdoor adventure, healthy living and environmental science will engage families with hands-on science and nature activities, scavenger hunts, animals and more. Registration required. Free. Noel Losen, 748-1129 MARSHALL LLOYD/WCVE THURSDAY, MAY 17

Saving the Past for the Future, 11 a.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Learn how the historical society achieves its mission to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the unique history of Chesterfield County. Free. 768-7311, chesterfieldhistory.com

Westchester Commons Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. weekly through Oct. 4, Westchester Commons, 15785 WC Main St. westchesterfarmersmarketpowhatan.com

Kinship Connection Support Group, 4:30-6 p.m., Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway. For grandparents and other family members raising a child to network, share stories and help each other. Free. On-site child care. 768-7878, www.chesterfield.gov/kinship

Let’s Talk Bankruptcy, 6-7:30 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Learn about bankruptcy, the impact on your credit, if an attorney is needed and more. Registration required. 562-0371 ext. 104, letstalkbankruptcy.eventbrite.com

50+ Kayak Calm Water Sampler, 6-8:30 p.m., Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 251 Henricus Park Road. Ages 50 and older can learn basic safety and paddling for an evening paddle on calm water. Sit-on-top and touring kayaks available. For ages 50 and older. Registration required. $35, $40/with rental. Greg Velzy, 748-1124, velzyg@chesterfield.gov

Acoustic Concert Series: The Hot Seats, 7 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Enjoy eclectic old-time music. Free. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

DiabetesSisters monthly meetup, 7 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Support group for women ages 18 and older with any type of diabetes or prediabetes. Free. shelby@diabetessisters.org

FRIDAY, MAY 18

Chesterfield County Public Library – All locations closed for staff development training.

Dinner and Silent Auction, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 186, 901 Otterdale Road. Menu includes fried shrimp, flounder, pork, sides and dessert. $10. 794-9785

Race night, 6 p.m. gates, 7:30 p.m. races, Southside Speedway, 12800 Genito Road. Enjoy an evening of racing for late models, modifieds, Grand Stocks, UCARS, legends and Bandoleros. $8-$16. 744-2700, southsidespeedway.net

SATURDAY, MAY 19

Civil War Along the Appomattox Van Tour, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Parks Maintenance Parking Lot, 9201 Public Works Road. A guided driving tour of sites that played an important part during the early stages of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign in 1864. Bring snacks, drinks. Registration required. $15. 751-4946/information, 748-1623/registration

Meadowdale 2018 Spring Chess Tournament, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. The Virginia Scholastic Chess Association presents a K-12 Scholastic Chess Tournament with quads for adults and advanced scholastic players. Player registration required. $7-$20/registration. vschess.org

Emotions in Motion: 5K Run/Walk, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road. Features a 5K run/walk and kids fun run in support of mental health. $10/5K, $1/fun run. save.org

Ettrick Matoaca Train Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. This family-friendly event highlights trains and includes a singing conductor, bouncy house, music performance, book sales and train displays. Free. 318-8688, library.chesterfield.gov

Coffee Chat for 50-Plus Singles, 11 a.m., Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike. Enjoy coffee and conversation. Bernard, 971-7634; Joyce, 320-1019

History Lecture Series: From Richmond to France, noon-1 p.m., Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Kitty Snow will discuss snapshots taken by her great-grandfather, Harry Stilson, highlighting the effect World War I had on Richmond families. Free. Lorie Arnold, 748-1498, chesterfieldhistory.com/magnolia-grange

Herb Container Gardening, 1-2 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Learn the basics of container gardening from a Chesterfield County Master Gardener. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

SUNDAY, MAY 20

Second Sunday South of the James, 4 p.m., Bon Air Presbyterian Church – front lawn, 9201 W. Huguenot Road. Enjoy the folk and bluegrass music of The Damian Muller Band. Free, donations accepted. 272-7514, ext. 312

Choral Concert, 3 p.m., New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6415 Irongate Road. The Chesterfield County Choral Society performs. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation. Free. Judy Lee, judylee331@gmail.com

MONDAY, MAY 21

Chesterfield on Foot Walking Club, 9 a.m., Huguenot Park, 10901 Robious Road. Meet at the playground for a 2.3-mile walk with Parks and Recreation staff. Registration required. Free. Susan Miller, 212-8815

Between the Covers Book Discussion Group, 1-2 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Discuss “The Sound of Broken Glass” by Deborah Crombie. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

TUESDAY, MAY 22

Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame Recognition Event, 2 p.m., Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way. Chesterfield residents, ages 60 and older, are recognized for their outstanding volunteer service to the community. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Council on Aging and the Senior Advocate’s Office. 768-7878, www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents

Friends of Pocahontas State Park Monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pocahontas State Park – Heritage Center, 10301 State Park Road. Learn about volunteer opportunities for active people ages 18-80. fopsp.org

Seminar for Home Sellers, 6-7 p.m., Virginia Credit Union, 7500 Boulder View Drive. Learn about the home selling process, practical tips and common pitfalls to avoid. Registration required. 323-6800, vacu.org/seminars

7th Annual Live to Give Community Blood Drive, noon-7 p.m., Clover Hill Church, 12310 Bailey Bridge Road. Honor the memories of Lauren Tuck, Avery Spence, Gage Edwards, Tyler Patnaude and Mark Talley, who attended high school in Chesterfield County. Sponsored by Virginia Blood Services. Appointments recommended. Mary Tuck, 426-9584, Yvonne Patnaude, 214-906-1361

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Book discussion group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Discuss “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie. 768-7907, library.chesterfield.gov

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