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2017-08-09 / Calendar

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Bermuda Hundred tour Civil War Along the Appomattox Van Tour, Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Parks Maintenance Parking Lot, 9201 Public Works Road. This guided tour will visit sites that were crucial during the early stages of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign of 1864. Learn about the Battle of Chester Station, visit Fort Clifton Park and view fortifications along the banks of the Appomattox River, including Swift Creek Mill and Violet Bank. Registration required. $15. 751-4946/information, 748-1623/registration Bermuda Hundred tour Civil War Along the Appomattox Van Tour, Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Parks Maintenance Parking Lot, 9201 Public Works Road. This guided tour will visit sites that were crucial during the early stages of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign of 1864. Learn about the Battle of Chester Station, visit Fort Clifton Park and view fortifications along the banks of the Appomattox River, including Swift Creek Mill and Violet Bank. Registration required. $15. 751-4946/information, 748-1623/registration THURSDAY, AUG. 10

Book discussion group, 1-2 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Discuss “The Girls of Atomic City” by Denise Kiernan. 318-8499, library. chesterfield.gov

Bicycle Maintenance, 6-8 p.m., Carytown Bicycles, 15615 WC Commons Way. Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair, proper bike fit, safety and riding tips. Registration required. Free. Greg Velzy, 748-1124, velzyg@chesterfield.gov


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IRVAN RISNANDAR Dave Koz IRVAN RISNANDAR Summer Concert Series, 6-9 p.m., Stonebridge Shopping Center, 7000 Tim Price Way. Soul Proprietors will perform. Benefits GRASP. Free, food and beverages for sale. facebook.com/elementatstonebridge

Meadowdale Tales, 7-8 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Discuss “The Summer Before the War” by Helen Simonson. 318-8778, library. chesterfield.gov

Agile Open Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Agile Writers Offices, 10825 Midlothian Turnpike. Beginning writers discuss writing techniques and the various methods of getting published. agilewriters.us

FRIDAY, AUG. 11

Nature Explorers: Ants on Parade, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Features nature explorations, crafts and stories for ages 3-5. $6. 674-1629

BookThink Book Discussion Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Discuss “Star Island” by Carl Hiaasen. 318-8988, library. chesterfield.gov

Senior Seminar: Estate Planning, 11 a.m., Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. An attorney will lead this educational session that covers various estate planning topics, including wills and trusts. Free. 275-5321

Friday Family Kayak Tour, 5-8 p.m., Henricus Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. Learn kayaking and explore nature while paddling to an old sunken tugboat and the skeletons of wooden barges. $13. Registration required. Mark Battista, 318-8735

Live music, 5-8 p.m., Wegmans, 12501 Stone Village Way. Enjoy live music in the Market Café. 419-9900, wegmans.com/stores/midlothian-va.html

“Disney’s Mulan Jr.,” 7 p.m., KingsWay Community Church, 14111 Sovereign Grace Drive. The Character Works Theater group performs. Continues through Aug. 12. $5-$7. cworkstheater.org

SATURDAY, AUG. 12

Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt, 10-11:30 a.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 8-10 will search for worms, beetles, caterpillars and more. $7. 674-1629

Mad Science: Life in the Sea, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Kids in grades K-5 can learn about the plants and animals in different ecosystems and classify creatures from sharks to sponges. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Toys and Games of the Past, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Young and old can drop in and have fun learning about traditional children’s playthings such as Jacob’s ladder, knucklebones and quoits. Free. 768-7311, chesterfieldhistory.com

Webelos Arrow of Light Adventure: Building A Better World, 3-5 p.m., Historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Road. Scouts will learn about the history of the U.S. flag, and the rights and duties of a citizen. $10. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946, chesterfieldhistory.com

Cruise-in, 5 p.m. weekly through Oct. 28, Hardee’s, 1901 W. Hundred Road. Show off or view cars and trucks, both vintage and new. southernknightscruisers.com

Mid-Lothian Mines Concert Series: Hot Summer Nights, 5 p.m. gates, 6-8:30 p.m. concert, Mid-Lothian Mines Park Amphitheater, 13301 N. Woolridge Road. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of South Of The James. Presented by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation and the Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads Foundation. $5, free/ages 16 and younger, food and beverages for sale. 796-7075, midlomines.org

Pocahontas Premieres: Appetite for Destruction, 6 p.m. gates, 7 p.m. concert, Pocahontas State Park – Heritage Amphitheater, 10301 State Park Road. Enjoy Guns N’ Roses hits and rock staples. $10/advance, $12/ gate, $5 parking. Food and adult beverages available for purchase. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/pocahontas-premieres

SUNDAY, AUG. 13

50+ Stand Up Paddle Boarding, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Robious Landing Park, 3600 James River Road. Learn the basics. Essential gear provided. Registration required. $78. Greg Velzy, 748-1124, velzyg@chesterfield.gov

MONDAY, AUG. 14

Celebrating Elvis Potluck, noon-2 p.m., Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Enjoy lunch and the music of Elvis Presley. Bring a friend and a favorite dish to share. Free. 275-5321

Community meeting, 2 p.m., Public Meeting Room, 10001 Ironbridge Road. Chesterfield County is looking for community input about the knowledge, skills and abilities residents believe the new chief of police should possess. An online survey is available at www.chesterfield.gov

Community meeting, 7 p.m., Ettrick Elementary School’s cafetorium, 20910 Chesterfield Ave. See listing above.

TUESDAY, AUG. 15

My First Nature Adventure: Who Lives in a Shell? 10-10:30 a.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Two-year-olds will enjoy nature explorations, stories and hands-on activities. $5. 674-1629

North Courthouse Road Fiber Artists, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Drop in to knit, crochet, socialize, and share tips and tricks with others. Starter kits and lessons provided for brand-new knitters. 318-8969

Community meeting, 7 p.m., Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane – Door 11. See Aug. 14 listing.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16

Teen Money Camp at Boulders, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Virginia Credit Union, 7500 Boulder View Drive. Teens can learn to make the most of their money and prepare for real-world financial decisions. Registration required. Free. 323-6800, vacu.org/Learning_Planning/Financial_Education.aspx

Digital Photography with Phones and Tablets, 10 a.m.-noon, Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road. Learn to take photos with smartphones and tablets, and learn 10 everyday uses for phone cameras. $13. 748-1623

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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