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2009-08-12 / Calendar

Discover the wonders of India

In the Spotlight
Anne Dalton

Incredible India, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7-8:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Experience India through its art, landscape and cuisine with scientist, educator and world traveler Mindy Frost. Recommended for middle- and high-school students and adults. Registration required. 748-6314, www.library.chesterfield.gov. Thursday, Aug. 13

Betsy Q in Concert, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Betsy Q shares old favorites and new songs. Part of the library's summer reading program for children. Free. 717-6381, www. library.chesterfield.gov.

Bookthink Discussion Group, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. "Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk will be discussed. 276- 7755.

Computer Assistance for Job Seekers, 4-5:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Library staff will be available to guide job seekers through online job applications, resumes and searching job sites. 748-1603, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Alzheimer's education series, 6-7 p.m., The Crossings at Bon Air, 9100 Bon Air Crossings Drive. This week's topic will focus on care planning. Last in the series. $20/series. Registration required. Sponsored by The Crossings at Bon Air and the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond chapter. Fran Foster, 967-2580.

WPS (Widowed Persons Services) meeting, 7 p.m., Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway. Support group for widows/ widowers. 350-3604.

Beaver Hike, 7-9 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. This two-mile moderate hike leads to an active beaver lodge. Cost is $2/person, $6/family. Registration required. 796-4255.

Friday, Aug. 14

Little Explorers, 10-11 a.m., Pocahontas State Park Nature Center, 10301 State Park Road. This program is designed to foster an appreciation and understanding of nature. For ages 3-5. $3/child. Registration required. 796- 4255.

Rotary Club of Huguenot Trail weekly meeting, 12:30 p.m., Bottega Bistro, 11400 West Huguenot Road. Merle Hirschman, 897- 0878.

Classic Car Cruise-in, 5-9 p.m., Ironbridge Sports Park, 11400 Iron Bridge Road. The public is welcome to bring antique cars and show off prized cruisers. 748-8023.

Saturday, Aug. 15

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.

High School on the Home Front: Your Life as History - Your History as Legacy, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., weekly through Aug. 29, Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Nationally acclaimed storyteller Megan Hicks leads this three-part writing workshop series. Recommended for middle- and high-school students. Free. Registration required. 717- 6381, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Monday, Aug. 17

Games, Cards and Coffee, 10 a.m-1 p.m., Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 West Hundred Road. Play tabletop and card games such as pinochle, canasta, bridge and dominoes. Free. For adults ages 50 and older. 339-2877.

Computer Assistance for Job Seekers, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. See listing under Aug. 13.

Chick Lit Book Discussion Group, 7-8 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. "We're Just Like You Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle" by Celia Rivenbark will be discussed. 276-7755.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Information session, 9 a.m.-noon, Capital Region Workforce Center, 7333 White Pine Road. Information sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis to acquaint job seekers with the various services available. Required for individualized services. Free. Registration required. 271-8510.

Operation Opera: Season Preview, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Recommended for adults. Registration required. 717-6381, www.library. chesterfield.gov.

Book discussion group, 11 a.m.-noon, Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road. "Burning Bright" by Tracy Chevalier will be discussed. 530-3403.

Betsy Q in concert, 1:30-2:30 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. See listing under Aug. 13.

Operation Opera: Season Preview, 2-3 p.m., Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. See listing above.

Computer Assistance for Job Seekers, 2-3:30 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. See listing under Aug. 13.

Read 2 Rover, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Children are invited to read to a certified therapy dog in this program designed to improve reading skills. 748-163, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Bon Air Book Talks, 7-8 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. "Pope Joan" by Donna Woolfolk Cross will be discussed. 320-2461.

Book discussion group, 7-8 p.m., Ettrick- Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia" by Elizabeth Gilbert will be discussed. 526-8087.

Operation Opera: Season Preview, 7-8 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. See listing above.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Rotary Club of James River weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Village Bank Corporate Office, 15521 Midlothian Turnpike. Gary Powers, (703) 786-8226.

MOMS Club of Midlothian South monthly meeting, 10 a.m., St. Luke's Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4101 Fordham Road. Meet other moms in the area. Alison Reining, alison@thereinings.com, www. south.midlomomsclub.com.

Computer Assistance for Job Seekers, 10-11:30 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. See listing under Aug. 13.

Red Cross Web of Hope Chester Knitting Group, 10 a.m.-noon, Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. For experienced knitters and crocheters as well as those looking to learn. Donations of yarn welcome. Angela Guastella, 530-0871, or Linda Southward, 779-3453.

Betsy Q in concert, 7-8 p.m., Midlothian

Library, 521 Coalfield Road. See listing under Aug. 13. LOOKING AHEAD… Thursday, Aug. 20

Book discussion group, 11 a.m.-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein will be discussed. 318-8668.

Betsy Q in concert, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road. See listing under Aug. 13.

For Better or For Worse couples course, 6:30-8 p.m. weekly through Oct. 1, Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. This course helps couples improve communication. $50/couple (fee assistance is available). Registration required. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Prevention Services. Robin Jones, 717-6540.

Saturday, Aug. 22

Henricus Dauber Dash, 9 a.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. This 4.5-mile mud run incorporates multiple obstacles and includes a final mud pit at the finish line. A "Mud Guppies Kids' Run" for runners 8-14 years old will be held on a shorter course. $30/adults, $10/guppies before Aug. 20 ($35/$15 on race day if available). www. sportsbackers.org.

Civil War Photography, 11 a.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Guest lecturer is Mike Gorman, park ranger, Richmond National Battlefield. Free. Registration required. Part of the Summer Lecture series presented by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. 796-7003, www.chesterfieldhistory. com.

High School on the Home Front: Your Life as History - Your History as Legacy. See listing under Aug. 15.

Pocahontas Premiers: Page Wilson, 6-10 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Heritage Amphitheater, 10301 State Park Road. Enjoy an evening with Page Wilson and Reckless Abandon. Tickets $8/in advance (free parking), $10/at the door plus $5 parking. Kids under 12 free. Food and beverages available. 796-4255.

Have a special event coming up? Please e-mail your calendar items to calendar@ chesterfieldobserver.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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