2010-04-14 / Calendar

Dispose of your unwanted medication

Anne Dalton

In the Spotlight

Medication clean-out event, Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Drive through and drop off any expired or unneeded prescription or over-the-counter medication. Leave in original container or place in clear plastic bags. Sponsored by Chesterfield SAFE, the Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development and the Chesterfield County Police Department. 796-7100.

Thursday, April 15

What Do We Hear in Spring?, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Learn the sounds of springtime animals during a short nature hike. Part of the Exploring Nature with Small Hands series for children ages 3-4. A parent or guardian must accompany each child. Registration required. $8/child. Denise Flora, 745-7020.

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,

Read 2 Rover, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Ettrick- Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. Children are invited to read to a certified therapy dog in this program designed to improve reading skills. 526-8087.

Meet Author Michele Young-Stone, 6:30-8 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Richmond author and childhood Chester Library fan Michele Young-Stone will read from her debut novel, “The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors,” and discuss her career and the journey of writing. Free. Registration required., 748-6314.

A Night of Wellness, 6-8 p.m., 800 Abbey Village Circle. Topics include brain and bone health, and there will be a live cooking demonstration. Benefits Central Virginia Foodbank. Free. Sponsored by StyleCraft Homes. Brandi, 639-0830.

Friday, April 16

Five Wishes presentation, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Crossings at Bon Air, 9100 Bon Air Crossings Drive. In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Kathleen Stull, community outreach coordinator with Woody Funeral Home & Cremation Service, will discuss Five Wishes, the first living will that addresses medical wishes while taking into consideration emotional and spiritual needs. Free. Reservations required. (866) 403-0188.

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

A Songwriter’s Journey through American Music, 7-9 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. In celebration of National Library Week, singer/songwriter Angela Easterling will perform her own original songs plus selections of classic folk, roots, country and rock tunes that have influenced her. She will also discuss the craft of songwriting and tell the stories behind her songs and how they came to be. Free., 748-1603.

Broadway Night, 7:30 p.m., Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Parkway. Come sample delectable bits of The Music Man, West Side Story, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Pirates of Penzance and Les Miserables. Performed by all of the advanced theatre classes. Free. 378-2440.

Saturday, April 17

Bon Air 5k Run for School, 9 a.m., Bon Air Elementary School, 8701 Polk St. The race starts at the school, winds through the Woodmont area and ends back at the school. Following the 5k run, the Bon Air Eagle Market, featuring vendors with local produce, art, crafts, jewelry and other items for sale, will open to the community. $25/adults, $17/ages 12 years old and younger.

Carnival, 9 a.m.-noon, 1901 Walmart Way. In celebration of Credit Union Youth Week, youths may learn about saving money while enjoying a moonwalk, clowns, face painting, snacks, local safety advocates and more. Free. Sponsored by DuPont Fibers Federal Credit Union.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Midlothian Family YMCA, 737 Coalfield Road, and Chester Family YMCA, 3011 West Hundred Road. The YMCA of Greater Richmond is hosting this health and wellness event for children and families. Learn how to make physical activity and healthy eating a part of the daily routine in an effort to combat America’s growing childhood obesity epidemic. Free.

Celebration of the Vine, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Chesterfield County Government Complex, 9901 Lori Road. Enjoy tastings from Virginia wineries, food, crafts and entertainment at this family festival. $15/advance, $20/at the door. Sponsored by the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce. 748-6364,

Retired racing greyhound rescue meet and greet, noon-2:30 p.m., Petco, 13329 Rittenhouse Drive. Meet retired greyhounds and find out how you can adopt one. Sponsored by Virginia Greyhound Adoptions., (866) 353-4649.

Cat adopt-a-thon, 1-7 p.m., Petco, 12633 Jefferson Davis Highway. All cats will be spayed or neutered, current on shots and tested for feline AIDS and leukemia. Adoption fee of $75 is tax deductible. Sponsored by Cat Rescue, Inc, an all-volunteer, home-based foster group. Preview cats at, 863-1260.

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