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Travel the world International Festival, Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m., Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Parkway. This annual event features food, fashion and performances. Benefits the International Baccalaureate program and the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation. $5. mariha.junaid99@gmail.com Travel the world International Festival, Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m., Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Parkway. This annual event features food, fashion and performances. Benefits the International Baccalaureate program and the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation. $5. mariha.junaid99@gmail.com THURSDAY, MARCH 23

Chesterfield Council on Aging monthly meeting, 9 a.m., Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Chesterfield County Administrator Joe Casey will discuss the future of aging in the county. Free. Registration recommended. 768-7878, chesterfield.gov/seniorsevents

Tabletop Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. All ages can stop in for a session with board and card games. Free. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Author visit, 1 p.m., The Little Bookshop, 1318 Sycamore Square. Meet Susan Rivers, author of “The Second Mrs. Hockaday.” 464-1244, thelittlebookshopva.com

First-time Homebuyers Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Virginia Credit Union, 7500 Boulder View Drive. Mortgage experts will be on hand to answer specific questions. Registration required. Free. 323-6800, vacu.org/learning_ planning/financial_education

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Investiture Ceremony, 10 a.m., Virginia State University – Multipurpose Center, 20809 2nd Ave. The university will host an investiture ceremony for its 14th president, Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D. 524-3085, vsu.edu/inauguration

Encore Entrepreneurs, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. Discover what resources are available to help entrepreneurs over the age of 50 create a small business. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Winter Lecture Series: The Sinking of the Lusitania, Precursor to WWI, 7 p.m., Community Hall at Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Hear from author, historian and maritime history expert Dr. John V. Quarstein. $5, free/CHSV members. 796-7121, chesterfieldhistory.com

Sky Watch, 8-9 p.m., Woodlake Athletic Complex, 5700 Woodlake Village Parkway. Join the Richmond Astronomical Society to search the night sky for star clusters, planets and other sky objects. Free. Mark Battista, 318-8735, battistam@chesterfield.gov

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

Antiques Evaluation, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., SwimRVA, 5050 Ridgedale Parkway. Oral evaluations will be provided. Evaluations can be made from detailed photos of an item. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. $10/one item, $25/three items. Megan Kitchen, 796-7156, chesterfieldhistory.com

400th Anniversary of the Death of Pocahontas, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. Events will focus on Pocahontas’ life as a Virginia Indian and English woman. $8, $6/ages 3-12, free/patrons. henricus.org

RVA Brews & Blues Fest, 1 p.m., Steam Bell Beer Works, 1717 Oak Lake Blvd. Features craft beer, food trucks and music. steambell.beer

18th Annual Virginia Dance Festival, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., James River High School, 3700 James River Road. Enjoy dance in all of its many forms. Presented by the Jessica Morgan School of Dance. Benefits Children’s Hospital Foundation. One performance: $18, $12/ages 3-11. Both performances: $30.50, $21.50/ages 3-11. virginiadancefestival.com

Backyard Chickens, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. Learn about breed selection, housing, predators and nutrition. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chester field.gov

Sing into Spring, 4-8 p.m., Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Road. Welcome spring with live music on the lawn. Food available. Bring lawn chairs. Will be held inside in case of inclement weather. Free. 739-3459, bethiaumc.org

SUNDAY, MARCH 26

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 2700 Dolfield Drive. Sponsored by St. Edward’s Knights of Columbus. Appointments recommended. redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: KofC6546.

MONDAY, MARCH 27

Alzheimer’s: The Identity Thief of the 21st Century, 10:30 a.m., Tomahawk Baptist Church, 12920 Hull Street Road. Guest speaker Robert Schaefer will discuss this disease. Reservations requested. Free, $4/lunch. 744-2044

Between the Covers Book Discussion Group, 1-2 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Discuss “All the Single Ladies,” by Dorothea Benton Frank. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Matoaca District community meeting, 1:30 p.m., Swift Creek Baptist Church, 7511 N. Spring Run Road. Hear about the county’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. Co-hosted by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board. blueprint.chesterfield.gov

Clover Hill and Matoaca Joint Community Meeting, 7 p.m., Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Hear about the county’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. Co-hosted by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board. blueprint.chesterfield.gov

TUESDAY, MARCH 28

Homebuyers class, 5-7 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Learn more about the home buying and mortgage application process. Sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth Bank. Registration required. Free. 518-2673, rring@vacommbank.com

Growing Plants From Seeds, 7-8 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Learn the basic methods and techniques for seed propagation of annuals, perennials and woody plants. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

Medication Take-Back, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Chesterfield County Police Community Services Division, 2730 Hicks Road. Turn in expired and unused medications. Sharps will not be accepted. A partnership between the Chesterfield County Police Department, Sheriff’s Office and SAFE. 318-8699

Flower Show, 1:30-7 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 2341 Winterfield Road. Take “A Sentimental Journey” with the Salisbury Garden Club. Guests welcome. Free. Doris Morris, 379-7584, lesleywyork@aol.com

Have a special event coming up? 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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