2013-02-06 / Calendar


Anne Dalton

Thursday, Feb. 7

Weekday Wanderers – Pocahontas State Park, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., meet at Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Join state and county park naturalists for a 2.5-mile hike that will start at Swift Creek Lake and explore the rolling terrain of Pocahontas State Park. $12 (transportation included). 318-8735.

Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian. Paul Levengood, president and chief executive officer of the Virginia Historical Society, will discuss President Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. Lou Seminare, 744-4517,

Little Nature Sprouts Club, 10-11 a.m., weekly through Feb. 28, Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy nature explorations, crafts and stories. $24/series. Denise Flora, 745-7020,

Heirloom Seed Exchange 2013, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. This seed-lending program is designed to preserve and promote open pollinated plant varieties. 796-7121.

Grandparent Connection monthly meeting, 4:15 p.m., Chesterfield County Domestic and Juvenile Relations District Court Building, 7000 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield. For grandparents raising their grandchildren. Free on-site child care. 768-7878,

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

Tomahawk Ruritan monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Tomahawk Ruritan Meeting Hall, 4101 N. Bailey Bridge Road, Midlothian. 744-8288.

Kim and Jimbo Cary in concert, 7-8 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. Hear songs about Virginia and its history, including music from the Carter family, gospel favorites and old-time tunes. Part of the Acoustic Concert Series. Free. 751-CCPL,

“The Odyssey,” 7:30 p.m., Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Parkway. Midlothian. The theater department will perform. $5. 378-2440,

Friday, Feb. 8

Classic Tales With Mother Goose, 10:30- 11:15 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. Join Mother Goose as she brings stories to life with audience participation and plush animal friends. For ages 2-6. Free. 751-CCPL,

LaPrade BookThink, 10:30-11:30 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, Richmond. “Remarkable Creatures,” by Tracy Chevalier, will be discussed. 276-7755,

Jazz Concert, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Presbyterian Church, 13621 W. Salisbury Road, Midlothian. Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Orchestra II will perform. Presented by Concerts for a Cause. Free, donations accepted for CCHASM-Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry. 794-5311.

“The Odyssey,” 7:30 p.m. $10. See Feb. 7 listing.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Mid-Lothian Mines Park Tour, 10-11 a.m., Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13301 N. Woolridge Road, Midlothian. Take a guided stroll through the park and learn more about the pioneer coal industry in Midlothian. $8. 748-1623.

Medication Take-Back Event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Clover Hill Police Support Unit, 2730 Hicks Road, North Chesterfield. Get rid of old and unused prescriptions at this drive-through location.

Chester Family Film Fest: New Orleans Valentine, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. Follow the adventures a beautiful girl and a frog prince from the French Quarter to the mystical bayous of Louisiana. Children are invited to wear costumes and make some crafts. Film showings: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. 748-6314,

Valentine Vendor Bingo, 1 p.m., American Legion, 901 Otterdale Road, Midlothian. A craft/vendor show will be followed by 20 bingo games., 502-5233.

Virginia State University basketball, 2 p.m., Virginia State University, 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg. The Trojans take on the Barber-Scotia College Sabers. $15, $10/ students with ID, seniors, active military. 524- 5030,

Mid-Lothian Mines Geocache Hunt, 2-4 p.m., Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13301 N. Woolridge Road. Explore the ruins of the Grove Shaft and uncover clues to history while learning GPS skills. Garmin hand-held receivers will be provided. For adults and youth ages 8 and older. Registration required. $10. 748-1623.

Soccer tryouts, 2-4 p.m., United Training Center, 2610 Weir Place, Chester. Chesterfield United FC Men’s Semi-Pro Soccer Team will hold men’s and reserve tryouts. 271-2714,

Recalculating: The Art and History of Maps, 2-4 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield. Antique maps dealer Luke Vavra will help decipher the clues behind historic maps and display pieces from his personal collection including a 1624 print of John Smith’s influential map of Virginia. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

“The Odyssey,” 7:30 p.m. $10. See Feb. 7 listing.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Concert, 4 p.m., Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond. Members and guests will perform. Part of the Second Sunday South of the James Concert Series. Admission by donation. 272-7514.

Monday, Feb. 11

Unknown No Longer: A Virginia Slave Name Database, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester. This genealogical tool offers a glimpse into 19th century Virginia history. Registration required. Part of Black History Month. 751-CCPL,

Tuesday, Feb.12

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Presbyterian Church, 13621 W. Salisbury Road, Midlothian. Dine in or takeout. Pancakes with sausage, fruit salad and drink choice. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 869. Open to all. $5/advance, $6/at the door, free/ages 5 and younger. 794- 5311.

Amputee monthly support group, 6 p.m., The Hawthorne Cancer Resource Center, Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital at CJW Medical Center’s Johnston-Willis Hospital, 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, Richmond. For amputees and their loved ones. 513-0095,

Richmond James River Lions Club monthly meeting, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner and meeting, Holiday Inn Select, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond. Prospective members welcome. Bill Timberman, 744-2905.

School board meeting, 6:30 p.m., County Administration Building – Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. Community members are invited to comment on the capital improvement plan and on the proposed FY 2014 budget at this public hearing. 748-1897, 748-1497.

Parenting seminar, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, 1100 Mt. Pisgah Drive, Midlothian. Parents can learn how to improve communication with their children. Free.

Tuesday Night Westerns, 7 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, Richmond. Join hosts Harry Daniel and Tom Wyatt for “Riders of the Range” and “Tiger Woman,” Chapters 1 and 2. Free. 276-7755.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Moving On After Moving In, 10-11:30 a.m., weekly through April 24, Swift Creek Presbyterian Church, 5900 Woolridge Road, Moseley. Women new to the area will discuss the book “After the Boxes Are Unpacked,” make friends, learn about their community and ease their transition to the area. Liza Seibert,

Have a special event coming up? Please email your calendar items to 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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