LINKS
2009-11-25 / Calendar

Learn how to decorate your home with style

Anne Dalton

In the Spotlight

Home Decorating 101, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 6801 Mimms Loop. Students will learn the basics of wall décor, furniture arrangements, color, accessories and more. $50. Jackie Macklin, 748-1133.

Thursday, Nov. 26

Thanksgiving holiday. County schools and offices are closed.

Friday, Nov. 27

Thanksgiving holiday. County schools and offices are closed.

Monday, Nov. 30

Creative writing workshop, 3-4:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Author Jenny Cote is hosting this workshop and book signing for home-school families. Free. Registration required by e-mailing davisfamilyva@comcast.net. www.maxandliz.com.

Chester Kiwanis weekly meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., RiteAid Drug Store, 4408 West Hundred Road, community conference room. Dixon Handwerk, 748-3690.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Rotary Club of Midlothian weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Select, 1021 Koger Center Blvd. Jeff Martin, 869-3435.

Liaison Committee meeting, 9 a.m., Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building, 9901 Lori Road. Members of the school board will meet with members of the board of supervisors. 748-1433.

Discover Chesterfield – A Walking Club, 9 a.m., Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Road. This organized walk, led by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation staff, is for older adults. Judy Jones, 751-4135.

Club Mom, 9-11 a.m., Chesterfield Towne Center, Huguenot Road and Midlothian Turnpike. Club Mom is for parents and young children. Barefoot Puppets will be featured. Free. 794-4660.

Bethia MOPS monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Road. For mothers of preschoolers. New members welcome. Kathi Collins, 639-5646, www.bethiamops.com.

Holiday Goodies for Our Pets, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Discover what is safe for pets during the holidays. Part of the Tuesday Explorations for Two’s series for children. A parent or guardian must accompany each child. Registration required. $8/child. Denise Flora, 745-7020.

Midlothian Garden Club monthly meeting, 10:30 a.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 1100 Huguenot Springs Road. Lu Cavallaro will discuss “Christmas around the House.” Alice Steele, 744-5392.

Skin cancer screening, 1-4 p.m., Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, CJW Medical Center, Johnston-Willis campus, 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive. Learn about skin cancer risks and have suspicious skin areas reviewed by a medical team. $30. Registration required. 320-DOCS (3627).

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. 748-1603.

Tri-City chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Judith A. Proper, 748-1219, properj@chesterfield.gov.

Breast cancer support group, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Francis Medical Center’s Cancer Institute Resource Library, 14051 St. Francis Blvd. Sponsored by the Bon Secours Cancer Institute. 594-3130.

Family Advocacy Creating Education and Service (FACES) support 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. John Ficklin, 378-0035.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

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

Computer Assistance for Job Seekers, 10 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Library staff will be available to guide job seekers through online job applications, resumes and searching job sites. 276-7755.

Richmond Quilter’s Guild Hospitality chapter meeting, 10 a.m., Congregation Or Ami, 9400 West Huguenot Road. Anyone interested in quilting or sewing is invited to attend. Gail Plante, 763-4468, gplante555@aol.com.

Holiday Goodies for Our Pets, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. See listing under Dec. 1. Part of the Exploring Nature with Small Hands series for children ages 3-4.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. “Intuition” by Allegra Goodman will be discussed. 748-6314.

Tough Tots-Little Dragons Karate Club, 6-7 p.m., weekly through Dec. 23, Mayes- Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road. This program is designed to enhance self-esteem and physical fitness in children ages 4-6. $35. 526-5596.

Al-Anon meeting, 7 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. 330-2000.

Chesterfield County Democratic Committee

monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Alexis Crump, 920-5305, www.chesterfielddems.org.

Bilingual Spanish/English Family Story Time, 7-7:30 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. All interested children are welcome. 318-8778.

LOOKING AHEAD… Thursday, Dec. 3

Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway. Lou Seminare, 744-4517, leseminare@verizon.net.

Holiday Goodies for Our Pets. See listing under Dec. 1. Part of the Exploring Nature with Small Hands series for children ages 3-4.

Holiday Songs with the James River Trio, 10:30 a.m.-noon, LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. John Elsea will accompany soprano Marilyn Goff and baritone Richard Turochy. Refreshments will be served. Part of the Get in the Know series for adults ages 55 and older. 717-6381.

Computer Assistance for Job Seekers, 11 a.m.-noon, Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. See listing under Dec. 2. 748-1603.

Bon Air-Manchester-Midlothian 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. Bill Daniels, 272-7673, www.BammLionsClub.org.

Grandparent Connection meeting, 4:15 p.m., Chesterfield County Domestic and Juvenile Relations District Court Building, 7000 Lucy Corr Blvd. This support group is for grandparents raising their grandchildren. Free childcare will be provided on-site. Refreshments will be served. 769-7878, leidheiserd@chesterfield.gov.

Coping with Your Child’s Behavior: The Preschool Years, 6:30-8 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. This class for parents will focus on the most effective strategies for handling typical preschool behavior. Registration required. Presented by Information Chesterfield. 320-2461, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Midlothian Junior Women’s Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike. Amanda Curto, 347-8860, www.midlothianjuniors.org.

Woodlake Women’s Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Foxfire Clubhouse, 5536 Fox Light Parkway. Women interested in becoming members and guests are welcome. Debbie Reading, 739-3306.

Friday, Dec. 4

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

Game On!, 2-4 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Teens are invited to visit the library to relax and unwind after school, play Wii games and hang out with friends. 748-6314.

Bingo, 6 p.m., weekly, Beach Community Grange #958, 11404 Bundle Road. Smokefree bingo. Food available for purchase. 790- 1328, www.beachgrange.org.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Pet adoptions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., PetSmart, 12264 Chattanooga Plaza (in the Walmart 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.

Lunch with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20400 Laurel Road. Enjoy an afternoon of arts and crafts, free photos and more. $6. Reservations required by Nov. 26. Tonya Branch, 526-5596.

Diamonds and Pearls, 9 p.m., Cultural Center of India, 6641 Ironbridge Parkway. This event, sponsored by the Chesterfield Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, will include a live band and DJ, casino games and more. Benefits scholarship program and others. $50. 869-6661.

Sunday, Dec. 6

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

Monday, Dec. 7

Chesterfield Toastmasters meeting, 6:30- 8 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills. Janet Fox, 519-1008, www.district66.org.

Holiday concert, 7 p.m., Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane. The high school choirs and select students from Matoaca Middle School Chorus will perform. $5. 590-3108.

Book discussion group, 7-8 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follet will continue to be discussed. 318-8778.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Making the Most of Your Visit with a Person with Dementia, 6-7 p.m., Spring Arbor of Salisbury, 14001 Turnberry Lane. Part of the Alzheimer’s Association Workshop Series, hosted by Spring Arbor of Salisbury. Free. Reservations required. 897-2727.

Home Decorating – The Next Level, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 6801 Mimms Loop. Take the next step in the decorating process and learn to match styles and colors based on the focal point of the room. $50. Jackie Macklin, 748-1133.

School board meeting, 7 p.m., County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road, public meeting room. 748-1050.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) Support Group monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road. 379-6706, 423-6332.

Have a special event coming up? Pleasee-mail your calendar items to calendar@chesterfieldobserver.com, mail them to P.O.Box 1616, Midlothian VA 23113, or faxthem to 744-3269. Please include a contactname and number with your announcements.

Return to top