2017-07-19 / Calendar



Explore animation history Make Your Own Zoetrope, Saturday, July 22, 2-4 p.m., Historic Magnolia Grange House Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Discover the history and inventions of early animation while making a zoetrope to take home. $10. Registration required. 748-1498, Explore animation history Make Your Own Zoetrope, Saturday, July 22, 2-4 p.m., Historic Magnolia Grange House Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Discover the history and inventions of early animation while making a zoetrope to take home. $10. Registration required. 748-1498, THURSDAY, JULY 20

Helping Children Cope with Divorce and Separation, 6:30-7:30 p.m. weekly through Aug. 17, North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. For third-through-fifth-grade students to address common struggles they face when their parents live in separate homes. $20. Ginger Dotter, 768-7747

“The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical,” 8 p.m., Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. This satire of musical theatre features the distinctive style of different masters of the form, from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. Continues through Aug 19. $38 plus fees/theater, $55 plus fees/buffet and theater. 748-5203,

Budgeting seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Virginia Credit Union, 7500 Boulder View Drive. Learn practical tips for successfully creating and sticking to a budget. 323-6800, planning/financial_ education


Clover Hill Critics Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m.-noon, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Discuss “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith. 318-8668,

Live music, 5-8 p.m., Wegmans, 12501 Stone Village Way. Enjoy live music in the Market Café. 419-9900,

Ebb Tide in the Lagoon, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Henricus Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. Paddle the lagoon at low tide to see what’s revealed in the locations known as the graveyard and labyrinth as the tide ebbs. Registration required. $13. Mark Battista, 318-8735

“Seussical the Musical,” 7 p.m., KingsWay Community Church, 14111 Sovereign Grace Drive. An assortment of classic Seuss characters come to life. Continues through July 22. $9-$32/advance, $10-$35/door.


Mid-Lothian Mines Tour, 10-11 a.m., Mid-lothian Mines Park, 13286 N. Woolridge Road. Take a guided tour through the park and learn about the early coal mining history in Midlothian. Registration required. $8. 748-1623

Colonial Crimes and Punishment, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. Discover criminal punishment systems of the English colonists and Powhatan Indians. $8/adults, $6/ages 12 and younger, free/Henricus patrons. 748-1611,

Mad Science: Space Spectacular, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Ages 5-10 can see a real hovercraft, learn about rocket propulsion and find out what astronauts and babies have in common. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

3D-Printed Jewelry for Teens, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and same time July 29, North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Ages 12-17 can learn how the 3-D printer works, design jewelry and finish it up and wear it home on the second week. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

American Legion Post 186 Membership Luncheon and Veterans Benefit Clinic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Major Charles A. Ransom American Legion Post 186, 901 Otterdale Road. For Post 186 members renewing their membership and new members joining Post 186 (DD-214 required). Membership is $45/year. Service officer on site to help veterans needing assistance with benefits. 794-9785

Mad Science: Space Spectacular, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. See listing above.

Hey! Wagon, 7-8:30 p.m., Pocahontas State Park – Civilian Conservation Corps Field, 10301 State Park Road. Take a wagon ride in the park, learn about the park’s history and look for a critter or two. 796-4255, state-parks/pocahontas.shtml


Sundays on Swift Creek, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Pocahontas State Park – Swift Creek Boat Ramp, 10301 State Park Road. Enjoy a guided canoe tour, discover resident critters and learn about the park’s history and native plant life. All equipment provided. Registration required. $9, $6/each in a group of 4 or more. $5/ parking. 796-4255, pocahontas.shtml


Between the Covers Book Discussion Group, 1-2 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Discuss “My Name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout. 751-CCPL,


Exploring Dutch Gap by Bike and Boat, 9 a.m.-noon, Dutch Gap Conservation Area, 441 Coxendale Road. Ages 9-12 can ride their fat-tire or hybrid bike two miles to the peninsula and paddle provided kayaks to explore the area. Bring a bike, water, bathing suit, towel and snack. Helmets required. Registration required. $13. Mark Battista, 318-8735,

Community education meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Advocacy Center, 11601 Lucks Lane. Learn about eating disorders and how they often go undiagnosed in someone living with mental illness. 378-0035,


Book discussion group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. 768-7907,

Musical Lecture Series: The Press Gang, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road. Seniors will hear The Press Gang sing historical music, including sea shanties, Civil War music, Victorian Christmas music and Celtic pub music, all while dressed authentically for the period. Elizabeth Markham, 212-8815

Legion Crab Feast, 4-8 p.m., American Legion William E. Bullock – Bon Air Post 354, 4800 Welby Turn. Enjoy games, beverages, hot dogs and Chesapeake Bay blue crabs. $30/ advance.

Revive: Opioid Overdoes and Naloxone Education Program, 6:30-8 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Learn how to recognize and respond to opioid overdose emergencies by administering naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Registration required. Debbie Severt, 717-6839

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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