2009-06-17 / Calendar

Hear about joint health

Anne Dalton

In the Spotlight
Women and Their Joints, Wednesday, June 24, 6-9 p.m., St. Francis Medical Center, 13710 St. Francis Blvd., main lobby. Topics include prevention, treatment options, exercise and physical rehabilitation as well as the latest trends in women's orthopedic care. Free screenings include balance, posture, flexibility and strength. Bone density heel scans are available to registered attendees beginning at 6 p.m. Refreshments served. Free. Registration is required. 545-1234,

Thursday, June 18


Lagoon Boat Tour, 9 a.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. Take a cruise to discover the tidal lagoon. For children ages 5-12 and a parent. $8/child (parents are free). Registration is required. Mark Battista, 318-8735.

Seventh Annual Family Fairway Frenzy Adult/Junior Golf Tournament, 9 a.m., First Tee of Chesterfield, 6736 Hunting Creek Drive (inside Harry G. Daniel Park at Iron Bridge). The format will be nine holes, best ball and captain's choice. No experience necessary. For adults and children of all ages. $30 per adult/child pair includes green fees, a cart, range balls, prizes and club rentals for children. $6/lunch. Sharon Entsminger, 748-1126.

Book discussion group, 11 a.m.-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan will be discussed. 318-8668.

Summer Scavenger Hunt, 2-3 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Hunt for sights and sounds in the forest. For ages 6 and older with a parent. $8. Registration is required. 674-1629.

Friday, June 19

Bon Air Rotary weekly meeting, 7:30- 8:30 a.m., Joe's Inn at Bon Air, 6212 Buford Road. Cora Huitt, 339-3826.

Greyhound Meet and Greet, 7-8:30 p.m., PetSmart, 1276 Carmia Way. Find out how to adopt a retired greyhound racer. Come and talk with volunteers and meet some hounds during this event sponsored by Greyhound Pets of America's Richmond chapter.

Saturday, June 20

Homeownership class, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Chesterfield Towne Center, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike. The class will cover credit issues, personal finances, home inspections and the role of lenders and real estate agents. Completion of this class is required of all borrowers before applying for a Virginia Housing Development Authority home loan. Alfreda Wonson, 869-3412,

Introduction to Touring Kayaking, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 513 Coxendale Road. Learn the basics of flat-water kayaking. Minimum age is 11. Youths ages 11-14 must be accompanied by participating adult. $50, $60 with rental. Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

Pet adoptions, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., PetSmart, 12264 Chattanooga Plaza (in the Wal-Mart shopping center on Hull Street Road). Adopt a new pet during this event featuring animals from the Chesterfield Animal Shelter. Volunteers from the Chesterfield Humane Society will be on hand to answer questions and assist with adoptions.

Plantation Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Enjoy costumed interpreters, crafts, displays and other activities. Free. 796-7121,

Homeownership class, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. See listing above. Dell Sammons, 304- 3539,

Family Treasure Hunt, 2-3 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. Pick up a map and a list of clues to find each treasure on the marked trail. $2/person, $6/family. 796-4255.

Sunday, June 21

Decorate a Hiking Stick with Dad, 3-3:45 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. Bring Dad along and make a personalized walking stick. $3/craft. All ages welcome. 796-4255. Monday, June 22

Alcoholics Anonymous daily meeting, 7:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, Tomahawk Baptist Church, 12920 Hull Street Road. 355-1212.

Brown Bag Page Turners, 1-2 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. "The World Without Us" by Alan Weisman will be discussed. 748-1603.

Chester Kiwanis weekly meeting, 6:30- 8 p.m., RiteAid Drug Store's Community Conference Room, 4408 W. Hundred Road. Dixon Handwerk, 748-3690.

Tuesday, June 23

Kiwanis Club of Chesterfield weekly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Independence Golf Club, 600 Founders Bridge Blvd. The mission of the Kiwanis Club is to serve the community, primarily focusing on children and youth.

Coping with Your Child's Behavior: The Preschool Years, 6:30-8 p.m., weekly through Aug. 11, St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road. This course will teach parents practical ways to deal with the challenging behaviors of young children. $50. Whitney Kern, 717-6547.

Family Advocacy Creating Education and Service (FACES) advocacy group meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Advocacy Center, 11601 Lucks Lane. This group supports families with a loved one living with mental illness. Guest speaker is Joseph Walsh, professor of social work and an affiliate professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. John Ficklin, 378-0035.

Wednesday, June 24

Summer classes, 9 a.m.-noon, weekly through July 29, Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield will offer a six-week morning session featuring classes in exercise, crafts, nutrition, writing and history. Members/$10, non-members/$20. 706-6689.

Have a special event coming up? Please e-mail your calendar items to, 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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