2006-08-02 / Calendar


Libraries feature Birdman Dave

Wed., Aug. 2

Mayhem at Midlothian Mystery Book Discussion Group, 10:3011:30 a.m., Midlothian Library. "Prior Bad Acts" by Tami Hoag. For more information, call 794-7907.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chester Library. "The Last Girls" by Lee Smith. For more information, call 748-6314.

Chesterfield County County Democratic Committee, 7:15, Central Library. Chesterfield County residents are welcome. For more information, call 897-0205.

Family Summer Story Time - Bon Air Library (320-2461), Chester Library (748-6314), Clover Hill Library (739-7335), Enon Library (530-3403), Ettrick-Matoaca Library (526-8087), LaPrade Library (276-7755), Midlothian Library (794-7907). Times vary by location.

Thurs., Aug. 3

Bon Air-Manchester-Midlothian Lions Club, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn Select, Koger Center Blvd. Call Bill Daniels, 272-7673, or Emmett Smith, 320-2020, for dinner reservations.

Family Summer Story Time - Central Library (748-1604), Chester Library (748-6314), Meadowdale Library (743-4842), Midlothian Library (794-7907). Times vary by location.

Read to Rover, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Midlothian Library. Children are invited to read to a certified therapy dog in this program designed to help children become better readers. Call 797-7907. Registration required.

Sat., Aug. 5

Nature Scavenger Hunt for Preschoolers, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Park. Children ages 3-4 will hike through the forest and hunt for things found in nature. The fee is $4 per child, and registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 748-1623. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Writer's Group, 10:30 a.m., Johnston-Willis Hospital, 4th floor conference room. Want help getting published? Bring a sample of your writing. For more information, call Susan Ahern, 379-7538.

Mon., Aug. 7

Chesterfield County Committee on the Future, 5:15-7:15 p.m., Budget and Purchasing Department Conference Room, County Administration Building, 9901 Lori Road.

Meadowdale Library Book Discussion Group, 7-9 p.m. "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" by Erik Larson. For more information, call 743-4842.

Tues., Aug. 8

Chesterfield County School Board, 7:30 p.m., Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 9901 Lori Road.

Read to Rover (see Aug. 3) - Central Library (748-1604).

Wed., Aug. 9

NARFE, Midlothian Chapter 2265, 9:30 a.m., Brandermill Woods Retirement Community meeting room. Guest speaker from the Virginia State Fair. Call Jim Bradley, 675-7191.

Birdman Dave - Smile, laugh and marvel as Birdman Dave and his team of exotic birds take you on a flight of fantasy. Parrots, macaws, owls and others will do tricks, show off, and fly right over your head while Dave provides stories, jokes and music. This program is appropriate for good listeners ages two and older. For more information, or to register, visit or call Central Library (748-1604), Enon Library (530-3403) or Ettrick-Matoaca Library (526-8087). Times vary by location.


Fri., Aug. 18

Arrival in the New World program, Aug. 18-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Children ages 9-12 will spend two days at the Citie of Henricus as indentured servants and learn the skills the new settlers had to master just to survive. Build your house, grow and cook your own food and become part of the militia that protects the Citie from its enemies. The fee is $60 per child. Registration deadline is Aug. 11. For more information, or to register, visit www.henricus. org or call 706-1340. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Send your county calendar items to calendar@ChesterfieldObserver. com or mail your group's information to P.O. Box 1616, Midlothian, VA 23113. Fax: 744-3269. Please include a phone number with your announcements.

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