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Midlothian District candidates field questions in forum

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Midlothian District candidates forum, Thurs., Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Pkwy. Candidates for board of supervisors and school board in the Midlothian District will answer questions previously submitted by county residents and others. Co-sponsored by the Chesterfield County Council of Parent Teachers Associations and the Chesterfield Business Council of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call Mark Ellison at 521-4141.

Thurs., Nov. 1

Chesterfield Graveyards, 10:30 a.m. -noon, LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Rd. Join Rachel Lipowicz for a look at the work being done to research, document and record graveyards in Chesterfield County. Part of the "Get in the Know" program for seniors ages 55 and older. Free. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Public Library. For more information, call Judy Jones, 751-4135, or Blanche DePonte, 717-6381.

"The Odd Couple," 7 p.m, through Nov. 3, Monacan High School, 11501 Smoketree Dr. The Monacan High School Players perform this Neil Simon comedy. Tickets are $7. For more information, contact Cindy Paullin at 378-5928 or impromptuart@aol.com.

Fri., Nov. 2

Huguenot Trail Rotary Club meeting, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Bottega Bistro, 11400 W. Huguenot Rd. Guest speaker is Dr. Marcus J. Newsome, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. For information, contact Terry Hargrove at 722-9555.

First Annual Field of Dreams Gala, 6 p.m. cocktails (cash bar), 7 p.m. dinner, Holiday Inn, Koger Center, 1021 Koger Center Blvd. Entertainment by Flat Elvis and SoulerCoaster. Tickets start at $50 each and sponsorships are available. Benefits the Beth Williams Field of Dreams Foundation. For more information, call 201-4365 or e-mail Lars@BethWilliamsFoundation.com.

Kids' Krafts, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Rd. Craft kits are provided for children to put together. For children ages 8-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5. For more information, call Tonya Branch at 526-5596.

Sat., Nov. 3

17th Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Clover Hill High School, 13900 Hull Street Rd. Local artists and crafters showcase their work. Sponsored by the Clover Hill High School Athletic Department. Concessions available. For more information, contact Trish Tomice, 869-9638, or e-mail chcraftfair@gmail.com.

Art exhibit, library hours through Nov. 28, Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. "Nature's Design," a collection of watercolors by Paulette Nesbitt, will be on display. Hosted by the Chesterfield Center for the Arts at Chester Foundation. Call 748-6314 for more information.

Preserving the Garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 4, same time, Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd. Come watch and help as the Henricus residents and their Powhatan neighbors settle in for a long winter. Crops must be brought in, food must be stored for the winter and settlers must make their own holiday traditions without the comforts of England. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Free for Henricus members. For more information, call 706-1340.

Book signing, 2-5 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1200 Huguenot Rd. First-time author Frank Muir will sign his new book, "Eye for an Eye." The book is part of a debut crime fiction series set in Scotland.

Sky Watch, 6:30-9 p.m., Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd. Join the Crewe Astronomy Club for a tour of the night sky. Enjoy tales of the constellations, view distant galaxies through powerful telescopes, and watch meteors and satellites pass by. If skies are cloudy, enjoy an astronomy program at the Heritage Center. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 796- 4255.

Clover Hill High School Class of 1982 25th Reunion, 7 p.m., Sheraton Park South Hotel, 9901 Midlothian Tnpk. For more information, contact Regena Shires Mayo at 874-9008 or 5mayos@comcast.net or visit www.cloverhill1982.com.

Sun., Nov. 4

Seventh Annual Say it in a Song! concert, 2-4:30 p.m., Sheraton Park South Hotel, 9901 Midlothian Tnpk. Singer/songwriter Tricia Walker will perform award-winning songs she has written for Faith Hill, Patty Loveless, Alison Krauss and local cancer survivors. Sponsored by The Hawthorne, The Cancer Resource Center. Suggested donation, $10 in advance or at the door, free for cancer survivors. For more information, visit www. thehawthorne.org

Talking to Your Teen About Money, 3-4 p.m., Ettrick Community Center, 20400 Laurel Rd. This workshop will help parents teach teens to become financially responsible. For ages 12 and older. Registration is required one week in advance. Free. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Jackie Maclin, 748-1123.

Long-Term Care Conference, 4:30-6 p.m., Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Rd. The Second Annual Planning Ahead Conference will feature Dr. Henry Simmons and Craig MacBean, authors of "Thriving Beyond Midlife," who will address long-term care transitions, options and insurance. Registration forms are available at www.hrbcrichmond.org or by calling 272- 2072.

Fashion fundraiser, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Stein Mart, 4740 Commonwealth Centre Pkwy. The Brandermill Woman's Club is hosting this after-hours exclusive event including refreshments, fall fashions and beauty consultants. Benefits the Brandermill Woman's Club charities, including the scholarship fund. Tickets are $5 and for each ticket purchased, Stein Mart will give a 20 percent discount for one item. For information or to purchase tickets, call Millie Ford at 744-3999.

Mon., Nov. 5

Low Impact Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., weekly through Dec. 17, Ampthill Presbyterian Church, 2800 Falling Creek Ave. Workout will include exercises and basic steps set to music for senior adults. Cost is $12. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Judy Jones, 751-4135.

Country/Contemporary Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners, 7:30-8:30 p.m. for experienced, weekly through Dec. 17, Bensley Community Bldg., 2900 Drewry's Bluff Rd. Learn the current line dances to a variety of different music styles. Cost is $30. For more information, call David Potter at 275- 5321.

Babysitting certification class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., through Nov. 26, Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. This American Red Cross certified training will teach youths ages 11-15 the knowledge and skills needed to care for infants to school-aged children. Cost is $65. For more information or to register, call Jackie Maclin, 748-1123.

Book club, 7 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4003 Cogbill Rd. "The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town" by John Grisham will be discussed.

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