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Enter the mines Mid-Lothian Mines Park Historical Tour, Saturday, March 18, 10-11 a.m., Mid-Lothian Mines, 13286 N. Woolridge Road. Take a guided tour and learn more about one of the first commercial coal mine operations in North America. Tour meets at amphitheater parking lot. $8. 751-4946/information, 748-1623/registration. Enter the mines Mid-Lothian Mines Park Historical Tour, Saturday, March 18, 10-11 a.m., Mid-Lothian Mines, 13286 N. Woolridge Road. Take a guided tour and learn more about one of the first commercial coal mine operations in North America. Tour meets at amphitheater parking lot. $8. 751-4946/information, 748-1623/registration. THURSDAY, MARCH 16

Midlothian District community meeting, 7 p.m., Midlothian Middle School, 13501 Midlothian Turnpike. Hear about the county’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. Co-hosted by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board. blueprint.chesterfield.gov.

FRIDAY, MARCH 17

Clover Hill Critics Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m.-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Discuss “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Kerr. 318-8668, library.chesterfield.gov.


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Westchester Shamrock 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Westchester Commons Shopping Center, state Route 288 and Midlothian Turnpike. Features races, a health and fitness zone, music and entertainment. Registration required. $15-$40. westchestershamrock.com.

GCA TrailBlazer 5k Run/Walk, 8:30 a.m., Guardian Christian Academy, 6851 Courthouse Road. Includes races, door prizes and appearances by Nutzy and McGruff, the crime-fighting dog. $20, free/fun run. 301-6686, gcatrailblazer5k.com.

Discover Vernal Pools, 10 a.m.-noon, Henricus Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. Explore the world of vernal pools, watery worlds that flourish and then disappear. Registration required. $3. 318-8735.

Extreme Couponing, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Road. Discover where to find the best internet coupons and how to be a smart shopper, and get money-saving tips, strategies, ideas and free coupons. $10. Tonya Jones, 706-2596, jonesty@chesterfield.gov.

Chesterfield Comic Con 2017, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. This cosplay extravaganza includes workshops, a costume contest, family-friendly games and activities, comics and merchandise for sale. Free. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov.

Pysanky Workshop, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road. Design and color traditional Ukrainian eggs with local artist Ann Bosch. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

Virginia Train Collectors Train Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bishop Ireton Center, Knights of Columbus Lodge, 3300 Old Courthouse Road. Buy, sell or trade. Over 50 dealers. Operating train layouts. $5/adults, free/ ages 12 and younger with paying adult. Russell Youens, 368-7898, jryouens@verizon.net.

Introduction to Archery, 10 a.m.-noon, Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Learn beginning form, safety and proper use of equipment. $20. 674-1629.

Animal Tracks Hike, 1-2:30 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Take a guided hike and discover which tracks belong to which animals. Ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. $5. 674-1629.

MONDAY, MARCH 20

Bermuda District community meeting, 1 p.m., Ironbridge Sports Park, 11400 Iron Bridge Road. Hear about the county’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. Co-hosted by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board. blueprint.chesterfield.gov.

Move Your Body Dance, 6:15-7:15 p.m. introduction, 7:30-8:30 p.m. intermediate, weekly through April 24, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Learn how to dance without a partner to a variety of music styles. Registration required. $43. 275-5321.

Matoaca District community meeting, 7 p.m., Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road. Hear about the county’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. Co-hosted by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board. blueprint.chesterfield.gov.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

Special Story Time with Thomas Dale High School Orchestra, 10:50-11:30 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Students from Thomas Dale High School’s Orchestra will use their musical talents to bring story time to life. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov.

Bermuda District community meeting, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 2920 Kingsdale Road. Hear about the county’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. Co-hosted by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board. blueprint.chesterfield.gov.

Agile Writers Open Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Agile Writers, 221 Ruthers Road, Suite 204. Discuss writing techniques and the various methods of getting published, as well as how to create a first-draft novel in six months. agilewriters.us.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

Rotary Club of James River weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., The RAC Cafe – Richmond Alarm Company, 14121 Justice Road. Hear from Scott Garka, the president of CultureWorks. Carl Duffey, 744-4481, jamesriverrotary.org.

Book discussion group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Discuss “City of Thieves,” by David Benioff. 768-7907, library. chesterfield.gov.

Building a Better Budget, 11 a.m.-noon, Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. Get practical advice for creating and sticking to a budget, tracking spending and establishing savings goals. Presented by Virginia Credit Union. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov.

Dale District community meeting, 2 p.m., Collegiate School Aquatics Center (SWIMRVA), 5050 Ridgedale Parkway. Hear about the county’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. Co-hosted by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board. blueprint.chesterfield.gov.

Building a Better Budget, 6-7 p.m., Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. See listing above.

Spring Lawn Care, 6 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Learn how to grow a Virginia lawn. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Cooperative Extension. Free. Registration required. 751-4401, vce@chesterfield.gov.

Dale District community meeting, 7 p.m., St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4101 Fordham Road. Hear about the county’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. Co-hosted by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board. blueprint. chesterfield.gov.

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