2010-11-10 / Calendar

Enjoy a day of games at the library

Anne Dalton

In the Spotlight

National Gaming Day, Saturday, Nov. 13, during library hours at all branches. Enjoy Wii Sports, Super Mario Brothers or Guitar Hero or have some good old-fashioned family fun with board and card games like Scrabble, Pictureka or even Twilight: The Game! All games and Wii equipment are provided by the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 11

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

Veterans Day ceremony, 11 a.m., John Tyler Community College, Chester campus, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Nicholas Student Center. Join John Tyler Community College’s faculty, staff and students as they honor past and present members of the armed services. Free. 594-1527.

Veterans Day Golf Classic, 11 a.m. shotgun start, Birkdale Golf Club, 8511 Royal Birkdale Drive. Captain’s choice format. $75/ Birkdale members, $100/nonmembers. 739- 8800,

Chesterfield County Annual Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony, 2 p.m., Chesterfield County Historic 1917, Courthouse Green, Iron Bridge Road. U.S. Army Col. Sam Wilder Jr. (retired), Virginia State president of the Military Officer’s Association of America, will present the annual address. Free. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. 796-7131.

John Tyler Community College board meeting, 3 p.m., Chester campus, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Bird Hall, room B123. A sign-up sheet will be available 30 minutes before the meeting for those interested in addressing the board.

Brandermill-Midlothian-Woodlake Lions Club meeting, 7 p.m., Brandermill Country Club, 3700 Brandermill Parkway.

Specialty center open house, 7 p.m., Thomas Dale High School, 3626 West Hundred Road. Middle school students and parents interested in learning more about the Visual and Performing Arts Specialty Center are invited to attend. 590-3108.

Woodland Pond Garden Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Woodland Pond Swim & Racquet Club, 9131 Waterfowl Flyway. This meeting features a four-season gardening presentation by Scott Burrell. Free. Prospective members welcome. 748-3578.

Veterans Day concert, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Presbyterian Church, 13621 West Salisbury Road. Raymond Elmore will perform. Free, but donation suggested to benefit the therapeutic riding program for veterans at Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center. 794-5311.

Friday, Nov. 12

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

LaPrade BookThink, 10:30-11:30 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson will be discussed. 276-7755.

Pocahontas and the Powhatan Nation, 4-5 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. See reproductions of artifacts used by the Powhatan Indians nearly 400 years ago and learn about the myths and truths associated with Pocahontas. For children in elementary school. Presented by the Virginia Historical Society. Registration recommended. Free. 748-1603,

Santa arrival and tree lighting, 6-7 p.m., Chesterfield Towne Center, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, outside near Red Robin restaurant. Santa’s arrival will kick off the holiday season as well as the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. Kat Simons of Lite98-FM will host the festivities. Free. 794-4661,

Saturday, Nov. 13

Annual Veterans Day ceremony, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Bensley Park, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. The speaker will be Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, chancellor, University of Richmond. Heilman was a U.S. Marine during World War II in the Pacific. Sponsored by Chesterfield County’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Free. 275-5321

Coffee Chat for 50-Plus Singles, 11 a.m., Martin’s Ukrop’s Café, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. Sponsored by Professional Singles Association. Bernard, 971-7634, Jacque, 397- 5203.

Native American lecture, 11 a.m.-noon, Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Guest speaker will be Karenne Wood, director of the Virginia Indian Heritage program at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Part of the Celebrate Chesterfield lecture series. Free/Chesterfield Historical Society members, $5/nonmembers. 751-4946,

Sunday, Nov. 14

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

Nature Storytime, 2-2:40 p.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Enjoy nature stories about squirrels and chipmunks. All ages. Free. Kristi Orcutt, 310-7964.

Monday, Nov. 15

The Frog Prince Children’s Puppet Show, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. Marionettes and puppets combine to tell the timeless story of a lonely frog and the princess who frees him from a magic spell. Registration recommended. 526-8087,

Second Annual Three-Club Classic, 11:30 shotgun start, Stonehenge Golf and Country Club, 1000 Farnham Drive. Teams of two contestants each use three clubs plus a putter. $50 includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. Sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Athletes.,

Men’s basketball, 6:30-9 p.m., Swift Creek Elementary School, 13800 Genito Road. Men ages 50 and older can join weekly recreational play. Free. 751-4135.

Matoaca District community meeting, 7 p.m., Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway. Jennifer Salyers, Virginia Department of Transportation project manager, will discuss the proposed bridge replacement on Genito Road (west of Woolridge Road). Sponsored by Marleen Durfee, Matoaca District supervisor. 748-1211.

Meadowbrook Area Community Council meeting, (MACC) 7:30 p.m., Beulah United Methodist, 6930 Hopkins Road, Room 250. Guest speaker will be Jim Holland, vice chair of the board of supervisors and Dale District supervisor. 748-1065.

Come Home Alive, 7-9 p.m., Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Parkway. 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. 378-2440.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

The Frog Prince Children’s Puppet Show, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. See Nov. 15 listing. 320-2461,

Computer Class: Microsoft PowerPoint, 2-3 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Learn how to choose a template, create a slide and make a basic slideshow. Free. 748-1603,

A Taste of Chesterfield and Legislative Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Celebrations at the Reservoir, 4801 Woolridge Road. Enjoy an evening of networking with elected officials and Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce members, as well as cuisine from 13 of Chesterfield’s finest restaurants and caterers. Sponsored by the chamber. $25/members, $35/nonmembers before Nov. 12, $30/ members, $45/nonmembers after Nov. 12, $35/members, $50/nonmembers at the door. 748-6364 ext. 2,

Community Youth Forum, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Chesterfield Technical Center, 10101 Courthouse Road. Youths and adults are invited to share ideas and discuss issues affecting today’s young people at this annual forum. Sponsored by the Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development. Pizza dinner included. Free. Registration required. Beth Clements, 796-7100,

Planning commission meeting, 6 p.m., County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road, public meeting room. 748-1050.

General CPR/emergency first aid training, 6:30-9 p.m., Parks and Recreation Building, 6801 Mimms Loop. For ages 15 and older. $50. Jackie Maclin, 748-1123.

Bon Air Book Talks, 7-8 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. “Girls From Ames” by Jeffrey Zaslow will be discussed. 320-2461.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Chester Rotary Club weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Wild Rose Café, 4620 Chester Square Road. Potential members welcome.

Chesterfield Women’s League monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, The Villages of Charter Colony Clubhouse, 1101 Charter Club Way. Meredith Bass from Wild Birds Unlimited will discuss how to attract winter birds. Carole, 794-3851.

Computer Class: Microsoft Word, 11 a.m.-noon, Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Learn how to create a document, format pages, manipulate text and save documents to a file or disc. Free. 320-2461,

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day ceremony, 10-11 a.m., Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere St., Richmond. Honor and remember all veterans who have served. Free.

Legends of Flight, during museum hours through Sunday, Jan. 30, Science Museum of Virginia IMAX Dome, 2500 West Broad St., Richmond. Take a flight through aviation history. Movie and museum exhibits, $15/ adults, $14/ages 4-12, seniors 60-plus and active military, free/ages 3 and younger. $8.50/ movie only. 864-1400,

Home, 8 p.m., Richmond CenterStage, Gottwald Playhouse, 600 East Grace St., Richmond. The African American Repertory Theatre of Virginia will present the Tony Award-nominated play by Samm-Art Williams. $35/adults, $25/seniors, $20/students.

Friday, Nov. 12

Court Dance in the Age of Elizabeth, 7-8:30 p.m., Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond. Experience the majesty and elegance of court dancing from the perspective of Queen Elizabeth I and her courtiers. Featuring historical narrative and dance demonstrations by the Richmond Renaissance Dancers. $10, $7/students with ID.

Home. See Nov. 11 listing.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Richmond Gun Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Ave., Richmond. $7/adults, free/ children 12 and younger with a paying adult.

Goochland Farmers’ Market Holiday Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College western campus, 1851 Dickinson Road, Goochland. Find local food, arts and crafts and more.

Greyhound Meet & Greet/Walk, 2 p.m., Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond. Meet in front of Three Dog Bakery.

Arena racing, 7 p.m., Richmond Coliseum, 601 East Leigh St., Richmond. Arena racing features local drivers competing in half-scale stock cars on a one-tenth mile banked track built to fit inside a hockey rink. Approximately five individual races totaling 230 laps. $8-$13, $2 discount for seniors, military and students at the box office, buy one adult, get one child free at the box office.

Cedric the Entertainer, 7:30, Landmark Theater, 6 North Laurel St., Richmond. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at this rescheduled show. $53.50-$66.

Home. See Nov. 11 listing.

Sunday, Nov. 14

Sunday Vintage Market, 9 a.m-3 p.m., weekly through Dec. 5, 17th Street Farmers’ Market, 1700 East Main St., Richmond. Antiques, collectibles, jewelry and arts and crafts. Free. 646-0477,

Richmond Gun Show, 9 a.m-4 p.m. See Nov. 13 listing.

Home. See Nov. 11 listing.

Monday, Nov. 15

University of Richmond basketball, 7 p.m., 23 College Drive, Richmond. The Spiders will take on the Tribe from the College of William & Mary. (877) SPIDER-1,

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Get Back to Good Health: Treating Common Low Back Problems, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Memorial Regional Medical Center, 8260 Atlee Road, MOB I, Community Education Room, Mechanicsville. Topics will include frequent patient complaints, nonsurgical treatment strategies and indications for surgery. Presented by West End Orthopaedic Clinic Physical Therapy. Free. Registration recommended.

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