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Anne Dalton


Foreigner, Friday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. gates open, 6:30 p.m. concert, Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. The legendary rock band will perform. $20/advance, $25/gate, $5/ parking. 796-4255, www.pocahontaslive.com. Foreigner, Friday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. gates open, 6:30 p.m. concert, Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. The legendary rock band will perform. $20/advance, $25/gate, $5/ parking. 796-4255, www.pocahontaslive.com. Classic rock comes to Pocahontas

In the Spotlight

Thursday, Sept. 13

Fall Wildflowers, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Henricus Park Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester. Hike three-four miles through various park sites to observe and identify fall wildflowers. Part of the Weekday Wanderers series. Registration required. $19. Mark Battista, 318-8735.

Dr. Seuss art exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Bella Arte Gallery, 3734 Winterfield Road, Midlothian. Take a look at the artistic career of America’s best-known children’s book author. Exhibit continues through Oct. 14. 794-1511, www.bellaart.com.

Jumpin’ Bluegrass ’12, 1-11 p.m., Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. Bring a chair and enjoy music, food, and browse the Hall of Fame museum. $5. Sponsored by the Virginia Folk Music Association. Lois Gaither, 339-7620, or Sigrid Williamson, 347-2935, www.vafolkmusic.org.

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” 8 p.m., Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights. Head to the Springfield High School Prom, 1958, and meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. Performances continue through Oct. 20. $35/ theater, $50/theater and buffet. www.swift creekmill.com.

Friday, Sept. 14

LaPrade BookThink, 10:30-11:30 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, Richmond. “Great Expectations,” by Charles Dickens, will be discussed. 276-7755, www.library.chesterfield.gov.

Jumpin’ Bluegrass ’12, 1-11 p.m. See Sept. 13 listing.

Singles 50+ Get-together, 7 p.m., Epiphany Church, 11000 Smoketree Drive, Richmond. Free evening socializing, playing cards and board games. Everyone welcome. Nancy, 739-5859.

Friday Family Campfires, 8 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Enjoy campfire fun. For ages 4 and older. Sponsored by Friends of Rockwood Park. $5. www.rockwoodnature center.com.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Southside Vendors Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Southside Speedway, 12800 Genito Road, Midlothian. Find a variety of local produce, crafters and more. Free admission. $5/vendors. www.southsidevendorsmkt.com.

Discount Divas Dress and More Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane, Midlothian. New and like-new long and short formal dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry and more will be sold at prices up to 90 percent off retail. Proceeds will directly support financially in-need students with choral program expenditures. Janai, LuvinShowchoir@aol.com, www.cloverhillshowchoir.com.

Introduction to Calm Water Kayaking, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 513 Coxendale Road, Chester. Class covers entries, exits, strokes, safety and equipment. Minimum age 11. Ages 11-14 must be accompanied by a participating adult. $60 ($70 with kayak and equipment rental). Registration required. Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

Publick Days, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester. This annual celebration of the 1611 founding of the Citie of Henricus will include living history re-enactments, military drills and musket firings, craftsmen and blacksmiths, historical children’s games and crafts, storytelling and more. Free, $5/parking. 748- 1613, www.henricus.org.

The Virginia Hops & Harvest Festival, noon; 6 p.m. concert, Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. Sample Virginia craft beers ($1 each) and listen to the Yardbirds and ZOSO – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin experience. $12.50/advance, $15/at the gate, free/ages 10 and younger, $5/parking.

796-4255, www.pocahontaslive.com.

Jumpin’ Bluegrass ’12, 1-11 p.m. The Grascals will perform. See Sept. 13 listing.

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

Introduction to Archery, 2-4 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Learn the basics including form, safety and proper use of equipment. $18. Bob Smet, 745-8360.

Cruise-in, 5 p.m. weekly through October, Hardee’s, 1901 W. Hundred Road, Chester. Show off or view cars and trucks, both vintage and new. www.southernknightscruisers.com.

Radical Reels! 7-9 p.m., Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane, Midlothian. This program features short, action-packed climbing, paddling, mountain biking, BASE jumping, skiing, snowboarding and other adrenaline sport films. Parental guidance advisory for coarse language in select films. $5. 748-1623, www.radicalreels.com.

Magnolia Grange Paranormal Tour, 8-10 p.m., Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. Join Spirited History, a team of paranormal investigators as they explore the haunted activity at this site. Bring cameras and recorders. Registration required. $20. 751-4946, www.chesterfieldhistory.com.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Publick Days, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 15 listing.

Jumpin’ Bluegrass ’12, 1-11 p.m. See Sept. 13 listing.

2nd Annual DiggityFEST, 1-4 p.m., Westchester Commons, Route 288 and Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian. This children’s music festival includes performances by The Diggity Dudes, Hope Harris & The Cousins Jamboree, and Silly Bus. Kid Zone features a moon bounce, crafts, face painting, and instruments. Free, $5/Kid Zone wristbands. Sponsored by Connor’s Heroes Foundation. www.connor sheroes.org.

Monday, Sept. 17

Seniorcise, noon-1 p.m., weekly through Nov. 21, American Family Fitness, 12900 Amfit Way, Midlothian. Seniors can stretch, reach and march to the music of the 1940s and ’50s. Membership not required. $44. Judy Jones, 751-4135.

Intermediate Bridge I, 1:30-3:30 p.m. weekly through Nov. 5, Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond. Older adults can learn to improve their game. $55. Judy Jones, 751-4135.

Project Wild, 2-3 p.m., weekly through Dec. 10, Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Learn about wildlife and their adaptations through art, writing, games and in-the-field observations. $72. Bob Smet, 745-8360.

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.

Lawn Weeds and How to Control Them, 6 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. Learn to identify and manage weeds in this workshop. Bring samples to identify. Free. Sponsored by the Chesterfield County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 751-4401.

Pajama story time, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian. See listing above.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Lefty Davis and the Rough Riders, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. Listen to classic country oldies, ’50s rock-and-roll and cowboy songs from the Old West. Part of the Morning Coffee Break for seniors. 751-CCPL, www.library.chesterfield. gov.

Foot health seminar, 5:45-7 p.m., The Foot & Ankle Center, 1465 Johnston-Willis Drive (on the campus of Johnston-Willis Hospital), Richmond. Learn about a new laser treatment for toenail fungus. Registration required. Free. 320-FOOT (3668), www.320- FOOT.com.

Book and Author Talk, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., Richmond. Author Laura Vanderkam will discuss her book, “All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending.” Registration required. 751-CCPL, www.library.chester field.gov.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) Support Group monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond. For adults only. 385-3139.

Tuesday Night Westerns, 7 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, Richmond. Join hosts Harry Daniel and Tom Wyatt for “Colorado Sundown,” with Rex Allen, and “The Green Hornet,” Chapters Four and Five. Free. 276-7755.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Beginners Line Dancing, 9-10 a.m., weekly through Oct. 24, Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road, Richmond. Ages 50 and older can learn basic line-dancing steps to a variety of different music. $38. Judy Jones, 751-4135.

Chesterfield Women’s League monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, The Villages of Charter Colony Clubhouse, 1101 Charter Club Way, Midlothian. Learn about the events planned for coming year. Prospective members welcome. Refreshments will be served. Carole, 405-7809.

Red Cross Web of Hope Chester Knitting Group, 10 a.m.-noon, Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St., Chester. For experienced knitters and crocheters as well as those looking to learn. Donations of yarn welcome. Angela Guastella, 530-0871, or Linda Southward, 779-3453.

Master gardener information open house, 2-6 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Learn about becoming a master gardener. Program applications are being accepted through Oct. 5. Training program will begin in 2013. Sponsored by The Chesterfield County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 751-4401, http://offices.ext.vt.edu/chesterfield/getin volved/index.html.

All Together Now, 7-8 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian. Singer-songwriter Chris Campbell plays a mix of original songs and all-time favorites about searching for lost toys, learning the alphabet and doing chores. For preschoolers. Free. 768- 7907, www.library.chesterfield.gov. Have a special event coming up? Please email your calendar items to calendar@chesterfie dobserver.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.

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