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Assistant AG gives seminar on online safety

Anne Dalton

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Protecting Your Child’s Online Reputation, Monday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m., Manchester High School, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road, Midlothian. This online safety seminar, presented by Assistant Attorney General Chip Muir, will include information on common online mistakes, cyber-bullying and sexting. Free. Open to the public. 739-6275.

Thursday, Jan. 5

Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian. Dianne Smith, newly elected school board member, will be the guest speaker. Lou Seminare, 744-4517, www.brmconline.org.

Moms of Tots to Teens (MOTTS) meeting, 9:45 a.m.-noon, Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road, Richmond. Child care is available. Loretta Sherwood, tiandlo@aol.com, www.bonairbaptist.org/MOTTS.

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

Friday, Jan. 6

Bon Air Artists Association monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m., Congregation Or Ami, 9400 Huguenot Road, Richmond. Guest speaker Mary Jo Beswick will lead a painting demonstration. Open to all. Nell Chesley, 217-8950, www.bonairartists.com.

Saturday, Jan. 7

All You Can Eat Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Chester Mason’s Lodge #94, 404 Dodemeade St., Chester. Sponsored by the Chester Shrine Club. Benefits Shriner’s Hospitals and Masonic Retirement Hospital in Richmond. $5 donation. Todd Fisher, 586-8105.

Boy Scout badge workshop, 10 a.m.- noon, Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield. For Scouts ages 11-14 pursuing the Citizenship in the Nation badge. $10. Registration required. 751-4946, www.chesterfieldhistory.com.

Watercolor Tissue Paper Collage Painting workshop, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, Richmond. Students ages 12 and older can create collage paintings using colored tissue paper. Free. Registration required. 751-CCPL, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Meal Planning on a Budget, 10:30-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian. Learn the art of couponing, and how to use the grocery store sale fliers and coupons to create a great family meal while saving money. Free. Registration recommended. 751-CCPL, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Cat and kitten adoption event, 1:30-3 p.m., PetSmart, 1276 Carmia Way, Richmond. Sponsored by the Hopewell Humane Society. 748-3252.

Spirited History tour, 8-9 p.m., Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. Hear spine-tingling tales and the fascinating history of historic Castlewood during this paranormal tour. Bring cameras and recorders. For ages 8 and older. $20. www.chesterfieldhistory.com.

Sunday, Jan. 8

Whitewater Kayak Rolling clinic, 8:30-11 a.m., Midlothian Family YMCA, 737 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. Learn and practice kayak rolling during the off-season. Previous experience required. $40, $45/with equipment rental. Registration required. Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

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

Nature Story Time, 2-2:40 p.m., weekly, Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Enjoy nature stories. All ages. Free. 674-1629.

Second Sunday South of the James Concert Series, 4 p.m., Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond. Members and guests will perform works for voice, piano and other instruments, featuring music from the baroque to the present. Free, donations welcome. 272-7514.

Monday, Jan. 9

Crafty Crafters class, 10:30-11:30 a.m., weekly through Feb. 27, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. This class, designed for persons with disabilities, features craft kits, painting and more. $19. 526-5596.

Seniorcise, noon-1 p.m., weekly through March 14, American Family Fitness, 12900 Amfit Way, Midlothian. Exercise to a variety of upbeat music. Membership to the gym is not required. $44. Judy Jones, 751-4135.

Hang Time, 3-5 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays through March 28, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. Youths ages 8-12 can hang out and play games with adult supervision. Free. 275-5321.

Pajama story time, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. Pajamas and a stuffed animal are options for early evening library fun. Recommended for preschoolers. Free. 751-CCPL, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Pajama story time, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian. See listing above.

Men’s basketball, 6:30-9 p.m., weekly through May 21, Swift Creek Elementary School, 13800 Genito Road, Midlothian. Men, ages 50 and older, for weekly recreational play. Free. 751-4135.

Book discussion group, 7-8 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., Richmond. “The Peach Keeper,” by Sarah Allen, will be discussed. 318-8778, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Tuesday, Jan. 10

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

Downloadable Digital eBooks Workshop, 10-11 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, Richmond. Learn how to get eBooks on your e-reader or smart phone for free through the library. Registration required. 751-CCPL, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Kreative Kids class, 10-11 a.m., weekly through Feb. 21, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. Ages 2-6 and their parents will create various arts and crafts projects. $15. 275-5321.

Downloadable Digital eBooks Workshop, 2-3 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. See listing above. Registration required. 751-CCPL, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Game On!, 3-5 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., Richmond. Teens are invited to visit the library to relax after school, play Wii games and hang out with friends. Free. 318-8778, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Hang Time, 3-5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 29, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road, Richmond. See Jan. 9 listing. For ages 13-16.

Richmond Dive Club monthly meeting, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, Mi Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, 8250 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. Guest speaker will be Peter Nawrocky, national field manager for Dive Rite. www.richmonddiveclub.com.

Second Career Volunteer, 7-8 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. Learn how to start a second career through volunteering. Free. Registration recommended. 768-7941, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Wednesday, Jan. 11

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Midlothian Chapter 2265 monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m., Brandermill Woods Retirement Community Meeting Room, 1431 Brandermill Woods Trail, Midlothian. Guest speaker Tony Booth, host of the “Big Oldies” show on 107.3 FM, will talk about the history of rock and roll. Verona McLeod, 338-7921.

Downloadable Digital eBooks Workshop, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. See Jan. 10 listing. Registration required. 751-CCPL, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Introduction to Orchids, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. Art Chadwick of Chadwick and Son Orchids will discuss orchid collecting and share tips on how to grow them at home. Part of the Morning Coffee Break Series for seniors. Free. 768-7907, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Living Apart … Parenting Together, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and same time Jan. 18, Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services, 6801 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield. This two-part class focuses on how parents can work together for their children when they no longer live together. $30. Millicent Brickle, 768-7212.

Saturday, Jan. 14

Disaster Survivor Day, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m.-noon program, Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield. Join public safety partners from across Central Virginia and learn how to live safely through natural disasters and other emergencies. Participants receive a free survivor kit. Free. www.survivorday.com.

Have a special event coming up? Please email your calendar items to calendar@chesterfieldobserver.com 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

Thursday, Jan. 5

Legend of the Poinsettia, 10:30 a.m., Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. The Latin Ballet will perform this story based on the Mexican legend of a pure-hearted young girl who discovers the true spirit of giving. $20/adults, $15/children, students, seniors and military. Performances continue through Jan. 8. www.latinballet.com.

Friday, Jan. 6

Woven Into English Society: Textiles and Embroidery From the 16th and 17th Centuries, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond. This exhibit features items from gloves and purses to woven tapestries, and offers a glimpse into the colorfully created world of the late 1500s and 1600s. $8. Exhibit continues through April 1. 353-4241, www.agecrofthall.org.

Elvis at 21, 10 a.m-5 p.m., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services, the exhibition shows black-and-white photographs taken of a baby-faced Elvis just as his career began. Free/museum admission, exhibit $8, $6/ages 7-17, 65 and older. Exhibit continues through March 18. 340-1400, www.vmfa.museum.

Friday Art and Wine, 5-8:30 p.m., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond. Take a journey to the afterlife to discover more about the museum’s resident mummies. Enjoy half hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 p.m. Free admission, discounted beverages for sale. 340-1400, www.vmfa.museum.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights, 5-10 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Enjoy lights, decorations, trains, family activities and more. Continues nightly through Jan. 9. $11, $5/members, $10/seniors, $7/ ages 3-12, free/younger than 3. 262-9887, www.lewisginter.org.

Freestyle Motocross, 7:30 p.m., Richmond Coliseum, 601 E. Leigh St., Richmond. Watch as riders launch their bikes off ramps that propel them toward the rafters, performing acrobatic moves as they go. $12-$26/adults, $6-$26/children. 780-4956, www.richmondcoliseum.net.

“My Fair Lady,” 8 p.m., Barksdale Theater’s Empire Theatre, 114 W. Broad St., Richmond. Enjoy this musical classic, part of the Broadway at the Empire Series. $48, $45/ages 60 and older, $24/ages 18 and younger. Performances continue through Jan. 8. 282-2620, www.barksdalerichmond.org.

Saturday, Jan. 7

Wilderness First Aid Certification, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and Jan. 8, same time, University of Richmond — Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond. Learn first aid for an urban disaster zone, rural or wilderness area. $175. Sponsored by Blue Ridge Mountain Sports. (434) 760-4453, www.solowfa.com.

Greyhound Meet and Greet, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., PetSmart, 7225 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville. Find out how to adopt a retired greyhound racer. www.jamesrivergreyhounds.org.

A gile Writer seminar, 1-5 p.m., West End Public Library, 5420 Patterson Ave., Richmond. Learn the lessons of myth, storytelling, psychology, and a little project management to create a six-month program to finish a first draft novel. Free. www.writersclub.us.

Freestyle Motocross. 7:30 p.m. See Jan. 6 listing.

Monday, Jan. 9

Breath Matters support group monthly meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., CJW Medical Center’s Chippenham Hospital — Bosher Auditorium, 7101 Jahnke Road, Richmond. This support group is for those experiencing chronic lung disease. Russell Glover, 378-0628.

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