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An evening of suspenseful stories celebrates Poe's birth

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Anne Dalton

An evening of suspenseful stories celebrates Poe's birth 

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Edgar Allan Poe Comes Alive, Wed., Jan. 21, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. In anticipation of the bicentennial of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, actor Scott Craig Jones will become the ghost of Poe to perform some of his most chilling works, including "The Raven," "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Masque of the Red Death." Recommended for middle- and high-school students and adults. Registration is required. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov or call 748-6314.

Thurs., Jan. 15

Rotary Club of Brandermill weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Brandermill Country Club., 3700 Brandermill Parkway. For more information, contact Eric Rohnacher at 346-5466.

Homeschool Junior Adventures Discovery: Hide and Seek, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. Discover the predator and prey relationships with a game in the woods. Program includes a moderate hike, so dress accordingly. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterwards. Recommended for children ages 5-9. Cost is $5/per child. Registration required. For more information, call 796-4255.

Planning the Vegetable Garden, 2-4 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Start planning now for produce straight from the backyard. Sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 751- 4401.

Specialty Center for the Arts Senior Dance Showcase, 7 p.m., Thomas Dale High School auditorium, 3626 W. Hundred Road. This annual event exhibits the choreography of senior dance majors at the Specialty Center for the Arts. Dancers will perform an eclectic mix of dance styles, including jazz, modern and lyrical. Tickets will be available at the door. Cost is $6/general admission and $4/students. Seniors and children under age 5 are free. For more information, visit www.specialtycenterarts.com.

Pruning Crape Myrtle, 4-6 p.m. or 7-9 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Crape myrtle will bloom longer and more vigorously when pruned correctly. Learn with the help of an expert pruner. Sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 751-4401.

Bon Air - Manchester - Midlothian (BAMM) Lions Club meeting, 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner meeting, Holiday Inn Select, 1021 Koger Center Blvd. The Lions Club supports sight, hearing and other local charitable causes. Prospective new members are welcome to attend. For more information or reservations, call Lion Bill Daniels at 272-7673 or visit www.bammva.lionwap.org.

Al-Anon weekly meeting, 8 p.m., CJW Medical Center, Johnston Willis campus, 1401 Johnston- Willis Drive, Main Auditorium. A support program for people who have been affected by someone else's drinking. For more information, call 330-2000.

Fri., Jan. 16

Rotary Club of Huguenot Trail weekly meeting, 12:30 p.m., Bottega Bistro, 11400 W. Huguenot Road. For more information, contact Merle Hirschman at 897-0878.

Greyhound Meet and Greet, 7- 8:30 p.m., PetSmart, 1276 Car Mia Way. Find out how you can adopt your own retired greyhound racer. Come and talk with volunteers and meet some hounds during this event sponsored by Greyhound Pets of America's Richmond chapter. For more information, visit www.greyhoundsvirginia.com.

Specialty Center for the Arts Senior Dance Showcase. See listing under Jan. 15.

Sat., Jan. 17

Hospice training session, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., 2820 Waterford Lake Drive, Suite 208. Bon Secours Hospice will hold a training session for volunteers. For more information or to register, call 287-3527.

Mother Goose Tells Classic Tales, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Join Mother Goose as she brings classic stories alive with puppets that laugh, sing and tell stories. For children ages 3-10. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.library.chesterfield.gov or call 794-7907.

Sun., Jan. 18

Pet adoptions, noon-3 p.m., PetSmart, 1276 Carmia Way. Adopt a new pet during this adoption event sponsored by the Richmond Animal League. For more information, visit www.ral.org.

Mon., Jan. 19

Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Chesterfield County Public Schools will be closed for the holiday. For more information, call 748-1405.

Compiled by Anne Dalton

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