2010-10-06 / Calendar

Saddle up for some cowboy adventures

Anne Dalton

In the Spotlight

Tuesday Night Westerns, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Join hosts Harry Daniel and Tom Wyatt for “Silver on the Sage” with William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy and “The Crimson Ghost,” chapters 7 and 8. 276-7755. Thursday, Oct. 7

Rotary Club of Brandermill weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Brandermill Country Club, 3700 Brandermill Parkway. Eric Rohnacher, 346-5466, www.brandermillrotary. org.

Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway. Guest speaker John A. Cardea, M.D., will discuss the latest advances in orthopedic and other surgeries. Free. Lou Seminare, 744-4517, www.

Moms of Tots to Teens (MOTTS) meeting, 9:45 a.m.-noon, Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road. Childcare is available. Jenni Sottile, 201-7194, www.bonairbaptist. org/MOTTS.

Chesterfield County Public Schools Gifted Education Advisory Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., Chesterfield County Public Schools Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. 594-1767.

Midlothian Junior Women’s Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike.

Friday, Oct. 8

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

White Cane fundraiser, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Kroger stores, 14101 Midlothian Turnpike and 11400 West Huguenot Road. Contributions will support the Bon Air-Manchester- Midlothian Lions Club’s service to the local community, including vision and hearing programs.

Homeschool Ecology Club, 2-3:30 p.m., every other Friday through Dec. 17, Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Work on a variety of projects to assist local wildlife. For ages 9 and older. $8/program, $55/series. Kristi Orcutt, 310-7964.

Nightlife Campfire, 7-9 p.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Enjoy a snack and story by the campfire and take a walk in the woods. $6. 674-1629/information, 748-1623/registration.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Community yard sale, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Grange Hall Elementary School, 19301 Hull Street Road. Sponsored by the school’s PTA. Rain or shine. Kathy, 739-6413.

Hometown Community Fair, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lucy Corr Village, 6653 Roundabout Way. Events for all ages will include a parade, live entertainment, yard sale, vendors, antique car show, carnival games, food and more. 425-8281,

White Cane fundraiser. See Oct. 8 listing.

18th Annual Bon Air Village Fair and Silent Auction, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bon Air Elementary School, 1801 Polk Street. This family-friendly event will feature music, hay rides, carnival-style games, fair-style food, inflatables and more. Free. www.bonairpta. com.

Chesterfield Technical Center’s 13th Annual Car Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tractor Supply Co., 6801 Lake Harbour Drive. Car clubs and individuals will display all types of vehicles. Rain date Oct. 10. Free/admission, $20/to exhibit. 768-6160.

Coffee Chat for 50-Plus Singles, 11 a.m., Martin’s Ukrop’s Café, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. Meet upstairs in this new location. Sponsored by Professional Singles Association. Bernard, 971-7634.

The Fischer Sundae Puppets, 11 a.m.- noon, Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. See the puppets perform. For preschool and elementary school children. Registration required. Free. 748-6314, www.library.chester

Virginia Getaways off the Beaten Path, 11 a.m.-noon, Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Martha Steger, former director of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, will showcase often-overlooked places and activities from Northern and Southwestern Virginia to the Eastern Shore. Free. 748-1603, www.library.

Sunday, Oct. 10

Tour of Historic Eppington, 11 a.m.-noon, 14201 Eppes Falls Road. Tour this historic plantation that is rarely open to the public. $8. Reservations required. Bryan Truzzie, 751- 4946.

Dane Day, 10 a.m., Ruff House Dog Park in Rockwood Park, 3401 Courthouse Road. Learn about Great Danes. Bring a dog to play. Free.

Bon Air Volunteer Fire Department Open House, 1-4 p.m., Bon Air Fire Station, 2600 Polo Parkway. Part of National Fire Prevention Week. Activities, tours and prizes. 379-1062.

Monday, Oct. 11

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

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

Come Home Alive, 7-9 p.m., Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane. Teens and their parents are invited to a safe driving program, which will include information about distracted driving, coaching tips for parents, an overview of the driver education curriculum, review of traffic laws governing teen drivers, information about insurance and safety reminders. 639-4940.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Weeds – Flowers in Disguise gardening seminar, 6:30-8 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Free. Registration required. Sponsored by the Chesterfield County Office of Cooperative Extension. 751-4401.

Leaves + Clippings = Black Gold gardening seminar, 6:30-8 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Learn how to compost yard waste. Free. Registration required. Sponsored by the Chesterfield County Office of Cooperative Extension. 751-4401.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Rotary Club of James River weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Village Bank Corporate Office, 15521 Midlothian Turnpike. $6. Coffee and bagels available. Carl Duffey, 744-4481.

Clover Hill Young Literature Lovers, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. “The Case of the Missing Marquess” by Nancy Springer will be discussed. 318-8668.

Images of America: Along Virginia’s Appalachian Trail, 7-8:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Author Leonard Adkins will discuss the history of the Appalachian Trail and his new book “Images of America: Along Virginia’s Appalachian Trail.” Free. Registration required. 748-1603, www.library.chester

Book discussion group, 7-8 p.m., Ettrick- Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. “Gods in Alabama” by Joshilyn Jackson will be discussed. 526-8087.

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

LOOKING AHEAD… Thursday, Oct. 14

Fresh Herbs All Winter, 2:30-4 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Learn how to grow fresh herbs. Free. Registration required. Sponsored by the Chesterfield County Office of Cooperative Extension. 751-4401.

Widowed Persons Services meeting, 7 p.m., Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway. 350-3604.

Woodland Pond Garden Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Woodland Pond Swim and Racquet Club, 9131 Waterfowl Flyway. This meeting features a program on water gardens. Free. Prospective members welcome. 748- 3578.

VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean) support group monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., St. Francis Medical Center classroom, 13710 St. Francis Blvd. ICAN of Richmond helps women heal from a cesarean, prepare to have a VBAC and learn to prevent unnecessary cesareans. Mary, 382-8222, www.freewebs. com/icanofrichmond.

Friday, Oct. 15

LaPrade BookThink, 10:30-11:30 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman will be discussed. 276-7755.

Clover Hill Critics, 11 a.m.-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. “The Girl who Played with Fire” by Stieg Larsson will be discussed. 318-8668.

Bingo, 6 p.m., Beach Community Grange #958, 11404 Bundle Road. Smoke-free bingo. Food available for purchase. 790-1328, www.

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, Oct. 8

Virginia Tea Party Convention, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. regular convention, Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North Third Street, Richmond; 7-11 p.m. Freedom Lovers Extravaganza, Downtown Richmond Marriott. $40/single-day convention ticket, $50/twoday convention ticket. Friday’s Extravaganza requires a separate $20 ticket. www.

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

Richmond Folk Festival, 6-10:30 p.m., Brown’s Island, Richmond. Celebrate American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food. Free. Concessions available.

Dancing Under the Stars, 7-8:30 p.m., Innsbrook Shoppes Courtyard, corner of Cox Road and Broad Street. Instructors from Rigby’s Jig will provide a salsa lesson. Free.

Tom Martin, 8 p.m., Ellwood’s Coffee, 10 South Thompson Street, Richmond. The Irish singer/songwriter will perform traditional folk, country, blues, rock ‘n’ roll and more. 612- 1827.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Virginia Tea Party Convention, 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. See Oct. 8 listing.

Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, 9 a.m. check-in, 10 a.m. walk, Monument Avenue at Monroe Park. $25 registration includes light lunch.

National Alliance on Mental Illness 5k Walk, 9 a.m. check-in, 10:30 a.m. walk, Lake Innsbrook Park, 4222-4224 Cox Road, picnic area. No registration fee. Farleigh Fitzgerald, 285-8264 ext. 202, VA.

Goochland Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-noon, weekly through Oct. 30, Grace Church, 2955 River Road West, Goochland. Shop for locally grown food, arts and crafts. 332-3144,

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

Flu vaccinations and free health screenings, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., three locations: Family Health Clinic at Independence Park, 9930 Independence Park Drive, Suite 101, Richmond; Primary Health Group, 7660 East Parham Road, MOB 1, Richmond; and Family Health Clinic at the Crossings, 906 Crossings Blvd., Hopewell. Get a flu shot and have blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index and blood sugar checked. $20/flu shots, free/ screenings. Ages 4 and over. 320-DOCS (3627).

Family scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.- noon, Maymont Park, Spotswood entrance, corner of Spotswood Road and Shirley Lane. Use clues, maps and riddles to get around Maymont. Ages 4 and older. $8/ family. 358-7166,

American Quilts: Selections from the Winterthur Collection, during museum hours through Jan. 2, 2011, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 North Blvd., Richmond. Traveling for the first time, this exhibit features a collection of over 40 early American quilts. Free/VMFA members and children 6 and under, $12/ages 7-70.

Richmond Folk Festival, noon-10:30 p.m. See Oct. 8 listing

Open Acoustic Jam with Dave Shifflit, 2-5 p.m. weekly, Cary Street Café, 2631 West Cary St., Richmond. Anyone is welcome to join the rock/folk jam. Free. www., 353-7445.

Sunday, Oct. 10

Family scavenger hunt. See Oct. 9 listing. Richmond Folk Festival, noon-6 p.m. See Oct. 8 listing.

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