2010-08-18 / Calendar

Pirates drop anchor at the library

Anne Dalton

In the Spotlight

Pirates for Sail, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Learn about 17th-century pirates through song, improvisation and history. Recommended for middle school students. Free. Registration required. www.library.chester, 748-1603.

Wednesday, Aug. 18

Heart-healthy eating, 3 p.m., Crossings at Bon Air, 9100 Bon Air Crossings Drive. Registered dietitian Pam Davis will discuss what makes up a heart-healthy diet and demystify food labels. Free. Registration required. 320-DOCS. Thursday, Aug. 19

Medication management seminar, 2 p.m., Brightwaters Towne Center, 6653 Roundabout Way. Learn to safely manage a medication regimen. Free. Part of the Wellness and Leisure series sponsored by Springdale at Lucy Corr Village. Reservations required. 425-8280.

Bon Air-Manchester-Midlothian Lions Club meeting, 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner meeting, Holiday Inn Select, 1021 Koger Center Blvd. Bill Daniels, 272-7673, www.

Friday, Aug. 20

Clover Hill Critics, 11 a.m.-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. “Playing for Pizza” by John Grisham will be discussed., 318-8668.

Alcoholics Anonymous weekly meeting, 1 p.m., CJW Medical Center’s Johnston- Willis Hospital, 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, Atrium Conference Room. 330-2000.

Greyhound Meet and Greet, 7-8:30 p.m., PetSmart, 1276 Carmia Way. Find out how to adopt a retired greyhound racer. www.

Saturday, Aug. 21

Introduction to Touring Kayaking, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 441 Coxendale Road. Class covers entries, exits, strokes, safety and equipment. Minimum age 11 (ages 11-14 must be accompanied by a participating adult). $60 includes kayak and equipment rental. Registration required. Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

Pet adoptions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., PetSmart, 12264 Chattanooga Plaza. Adopt a new pet during this event featuring animals from the Chesterfield Animal Shelter. www.chester

Coffee Chat for 50-Plus Singles, 11 a.m., Chesterfield Towne Center Food Court, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike. Meet by Barnes & Noble. Sponsored by Professional Singles Association. Bernard, 971-7634, www.psaof

Mid-Lothian Mines Tour, 11 a.m.-noon, 13301 North Woolridge Road. $8. Registration required. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946.

Retired racing greyhound rescue meet and greet, noon-2:30 p.m., Petco, 13329 Rittenhouse Drive. Sponsored by Virginia Greyhound Adoption. www.virginiagreyhounds. org, (866) 353-4649.

Cruise-in, 5-9 p.m. weekly through September, Hardee’s, 1901 West Hundred Road. Show off or view cars and trucks, both vintage and new.

Sunday, Aug. 22

Pet adoptions, noon-3 p.m., PetSmart, 1276 Carmia Way. Sponsored by the Richmond Animal League.

Monday, Aug. 23

Bag Page Turners, 1-2 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. “The Guernsey Literary” and “Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer will be discussed. www.library., 748-1603.

Read 2 Rover, 6-7 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Children are invited to read to a certified therapy dog in this program designed to improve reading skills. www.library., 748-6314.

Bipolar support group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Support for those who suffer with bipolar disorder and their family and friends. Susan Thompson, 243-2930.

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

Tuesday, Aug. 24

Rotary Club of Midlothian weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Select, 1021 Koger Center Blvd. www.midlothianrotary. org.

Bermuda District Community Meeting, 1 p.m., Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. John McCracken, director of the Chesterfield Transportation Department, will discuss high-speed rail. Sponsored by Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle.

Canasta, 1-4 p.m. weekly through Aug. 31, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Free. 275-5321.

Skin cancer screening, 1-4 p.m., Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, CJW Medical Center’s Johnston-Willis Hospital, 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).

Game On!, 3-5 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Teens are invited to visit the library to relax, play Wii games and hang out with friends. Free. www.library., 318-8668.

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

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. John Ficklin, 378-0035.

Full Moon Paddles, 7-9:30 p.m., Pocahontas State Park Boat Dock, 10301 State Park Road. Explore Swift Creek Lake by the light of the full moon. Adults only. Registration required. $9/person. 796-4255.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Pinochle card group, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekly through Sept. 29, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Bring a lunch. Beginners always welcome. 275-5321.

Book discussion group, 10:30 a.m., 521 Coalfield Road. “Saturday” by Ian McEwan will be discussed. www.library.chesterfield. gov, 794-7907.

Board of supervisors meeting, 3 p.m., County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road, public meeting room. 748-1050.

Divorce Recovery support group weekly meeting, 7-9:30 p.m., Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Road. www.

LOOKING AHEAD… Thursday, Aug. 26

Small Business Resource Summit, 8 a.m.-noon, John Tyler Community College, Nicholas Student Center, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. The summit, hosted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Atlanta Region and the Small Business Administration, will discuss resources available for small businesses. Free. No registration required. James Williams, 771-2400 ext. 123.

The Other Dementias, 9-10 a.m., Lucy Corr Village multipurpose room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Dr. Andrew L. Heck from Piedmont Geriatric Hospital will discuss how to recognize the symptoms of dementia and the disorder’s implications. Free. Registration required. 768-7878.

Bermuda District Community Meeting, 7 p.m., Thomas Dale High School small auditorium, 3626 West Hundred Road, Chester. See Aug. 24 listing.

Treating and Protecting Your Joints in Athletics and Daily Living, 7-8 p.m., ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center, 11621 Robious Road. Learn about joint treatments and ways to protect yourself during everyday activities. Free. Registration required. www.cjw, 320-DOCS (3627).

Friday, Aug. 27

Friday Family Kayak/Canoe Tours, 5-8 p.m., Henricus Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. Explore the tidal lagoon. $15. Mark Battista, 318-8735.

Picture the Heart of America Gallery Show, 6-8:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Explore a special presentation of American art, history and culture, and enjoy music and refreshments. Free. www.library., 717-6381.

Saturday, Aug. 28

Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 11900 Iron Bridge Plaza. Supports Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers. $6. 748-1278.

Chesterfield Jaycees monthly yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., C&F Bank/Mortgage parking lot, 1400 Alverser Drive. $15/space. Proceeds help send mentally handicapped children and adults to camp. Jenny,, 337-7587.

Beginner Whitewater Kayaking, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and same time Sunday, Aug. 29, Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 513 Coxendale Road. Learn kayak safety, technique and control on day one and take a trip on day two. $140. Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

Girl Scout badge workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Fulfill badge requirements by exploring six historic sites. $10/scout. Registration required. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946.

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

What’s happening Elsewhere

Friday, Aug. 20

Live Sky, 6 p.m., Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond. Discover the Milky Way at this interactive planetarium show. $5. 864-1400.

Fridays at Sunset, 6 p.m., Kanawha Plaza, 8th and Canal Street, Richmond. Third World will perform. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Cash-only concessions. $25. www., 262-8100.

Musical performance, 7 p.m., Emilio’s Short Pump, 200 Towne Center West Blvd. Classical Spanish guitarist Andrew McEvoy will perform., 360- 8080.

On Golden Pond, 8 p.m. weekends through Aug. 29, Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover. $38., 282-2620.

Saturday, Aug. 21

Grower’s market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekly through Oct. 30, 17th Street Farmers’ Market, 100 North 17th St., Richmond. Shop for fresh local produce and more.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 501 Compton Drive, Colonial Heights. All donors are automatically registered to win two Redskins tickets. Bring photo ID. To schedule appointment, go to and enter zip code 23834 or call Tina, 681- 0546.

Anthem Moonlight Ride, packet pick-up at 6 p.m., bicycle ride at 8 p.m., after-party, 9 p.m., Sportsbackers Stadium, 100 Avenue of Champions, Richmond. Race starts and finishes at the stadium and features an eight-mile “Half Moon” or 17-mile “Full Moon” route through the Northside and near West End. $30/adults, $10/ ages 8-14 in advance, $35/adults, $15/ages 8-14 day of ride. Event will benefit the VCU Pauley Heart Center.

Haunted Capitol Hill Walking Ghost Tour, 9-10:15 p.m., leaves from Berkeley Hotel, 1200 East Cary St. $15. www.hauntsofrichmond. com.

Sunday, Aug. 22

Sunday Vintage Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 17th Street Farmers’ Market, 100 North 17th St., Richmond. Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts. 646-0477,

Tuesday, Aug. 24

Bark in the Park with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, gates open at 6 p.m., game at 7:05 p.m., The Diamond, 3001 North Blvd., Richmond. Fans are invited to bring their dogs to the ballpark as the Squirrels take on the Reading Phillies. $6/general admission, $8/ silver, $10/diamond club. 359-3866, www.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Lunch Break Science, noon-1 p.m., Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond. Learn about the benefits of maintaining an indoor garden. For adults. Free. Bring a lunch. 864-1400.

LOOKING AHEAD… Thursday, Aug. 26

Flowers After 5, 5-9 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond. Enjoy music, a wine-tasting from Women for Winesense and more. Members/ free, adults/$10, children ages 3-12/$6. www., 262-9887.

Summer Concert series, 6-8 p.m., Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad St. KOS will perform beach music, Motown, rock ‘n’ roll and classic swing. Free. www.shortpumpmall. com, 360-1700.

Friday, Aug. 27

Red, White and Brew, 5-9 p.m. weekly through Oct. 8, 17th Street Farmers’ Market, 100 North 17th St., Richmond. Enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks. www.

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