2015-05-13 / Calendar


Friday, May 15

Clover Hill Critics Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m.-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou, will be discussed. 318-8668,

Carbon Leaf’s Ragtime Carnival and Camp Out, gates open Friday, 5:30 p.m., Saturday, 10:45 a.m., Heritage Amphitheater – Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road. Features a dozen performers including Carbon Leaf and the Ben Daniels Band. Friday night ticket: $15, $27/with camping. Saturday ticket: $25, $37/with camping. Two-day ticket: $35, $55/with camping; $5/ parking fee. 794-6700.

Senior Idol Competition, 7 p.m., Victory Tabernacle Church of God, 11700 Genito Road. Twelve finalists from the Chesterfield, Richmond and tri-cities areas will vie for the title of Senior Idol and cash prizes of $500, $300 and $100. Benefits The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield. $10/advance, $15/ door. 706-9198,

Ninth Annual Concert, 7:30 p.m., Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway. The Cosby Titan band will perform along with special guest soloist Alan Chez. $7.

Saturday, May 16

Community Health Fair, 10 a.m.-noon, Spring Arbor of Salisbury, 14001 Turnberry Lane. Learn about bone health and spine care, fall prevention, safe driving tips, preparing healthful meals, blood pressure readings and more. Free. 897-2727

Confederate History and Heritage Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 1917 Courthouse, 10011 Iron Bridge Road. Activities to include livinghistory demonstrations, tours of military sites, period music, exhibitors and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Confederate monument. Free. 796-7131,

Coffee Chat for 50-Plus Singles, 11 a.m., Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike. Enjoy coffee and conversation. Bernard, 971-7634, Sherry, 739-6571.

Third Annual Public Safety Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Bon Secours St. Francis Watkins Centre, 601 Watkins Centre Parkway. Family activities and demonstrations focus on fire safety and emergency procedures. Free. Heather Renehan, 594-2100.

Sunday, May 17

Second Sunday South of the James Concert, 4 p.m., Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road. This outdoor concert features the music of the River City Band. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Popcorn and hot dogs provided by the church. Free, donations welcome. 272-7514.

The Richmond Symphony Brass Quintet in concert, 4 p.m., St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church, 11300 W. Huguenot Road. The program features a variety of classical and jazz works composed by Holborne, Bach and Duke Ellington among others. A reception follows. Free. 272-8588, ext. 103.

Monday, May 18

Brown Bag Page Turners Book Discussion Group, 1-2 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. “The Bible Salesman,” by Clyde Edgerton, will be discussed. 748-1774,

Crossroads Cinema: “Out of the Past,” 6-8:30 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. See the film noir classic starring Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas and Jane Greer and discuss its themes of love, deception and escape. 751-CCPL,

Chesterfield Ruritan Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Providence UMC – Social Hall, 901 S. Providence Road. For dinner and meeting. Open to anyone interested in being involved with a community service group. David Crosby, 512-2903.

Kickin’ Karate for Kids, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays weekly through June 24, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Road. All belt levels, including beginners. For children 7 and older. $47. 706-2596,

Tuesday, May 19

American Legion Post 186 monthly meeting, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, Maj. Charles A. Ransom American Legion Post 186, 901 Otterdale Road. All veterans welcome. 794-9785,

Planning Commission monthly meeting, 6 p.m., County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road – Public Meeting Room. 748-1050.

The Sweet Truth About Metabolism and Weight Loss, 6 p.m., St. Francis Medical Center, 13710 St. Francis Blvd. Join a discussion on metabolism, weight loss and nutrition education. Includes light refreshments and health screenings. Reservations required. 298-3500,

Wednesday, May 20

Tai Chi for Health, 1-1:45 p.m. weekly through June 24, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Participants will learn the fundamentals of tai chi, where gentle movements help to increase flexibility and balance as well as reduce stress. $25. 275- 5321,

Pickleball mini-lesson, noon-1 p.m., Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road. Sample pickleball, a combination of tennis, badminton and pingpong played on a badminton-sized court with a perforated plastic ball and wooden or composite paddles. Free. Linda Scott, 683-8481.

Tough Tots – Little Dragons Karate Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m. weekly through June 24, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Road. For ages 4-6. $47. 706-2596,

Bon Air Bookies, 7-8 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. “The Secret Life of Violet Grant,” by Beatriz Williams, will be discussed. 318-8966,

Concussion Prevention, Treatment and Management, 7-8 p.m., James River High School, 3700 James River Road. Get upto date information on concussion care for athletes, parents and coaches. Sponsored by Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers and Chesterfield Quarterback League. Free.

Country Line Dance, 7-10 p.m. weekly, Mi Hacienda, 8250 Midlothian Turnpike. Beginner and other dances taught and performed throughout the evening. Sponsored by Country Style Dancers of Virginia. $3/ donation collected to offset costs of DJ. Call (804) 276-7483,

Thursday, May 21

50-Plus Kayak Sampler, 6-8:30 p.m., Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 513 Coxendale Road. Certified instructors will teach basic safety and paddling techniques needed for an evening paddle. Sit-on-top and touring kayaks will be available for sampling. $30, $35/with rental. Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

Thursday, May 14

Chesterfield Prevent Blindness Lions Club monthly meeting, 7 a.m., Shoney’s, 9963 Hull Street Road. This club concentrates on sight and hearing conservation.

Caring for the Caregiver, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekly, Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, Richmond. A support group for caretakers caring for someone with a physical illness. Sandra Tan, 267-6078,

4th Annual “Live to Give” community blood drive, noon-7 p.m., Clover Hill Assembly of God, 12310 Bailey Bridge Road. Virginia Blood Services will hold the drive honor the memories of Lauren Tuck, Avery Spence, Gage Edwards, Tyler Patnaude and Mark Talley, who attended high school in Chesterfield County. (800) 989-4438,

Grillin’ on the Green with a Taste of Chester, 5-8:30 p.m., Chester Village Green, 11800 Centre St. Features food, live entertainment and barbecue cook-off. Benefits local charities. $20/advance, $25/gate.

Office seminar – Running Injuries, 6 p.m., Adult & Child Foot & Ankle Care, 6512 Woodlake Village Circle. Learn about running injuries and how to prevent them. Registration required. Free. 739-6730,

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

Spring Acoustic Concert Series, 7-8 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Andy and Judy will play original music in the folk tradition, from old-time tunes to country and folk. Free. 751-CCPL,

Spring concert, 7:30 p.m., Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Parkway. The concert and symphonic bands will perform. Free. 378-2440, ext. 4136.

“Two Bits,” 8 p.m., Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. This romantic comedy is highlighted by classic barbershop harmonies. Continues through May 16. $38-$55. 748-5203,

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