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Events in Chesterfield
COMPILED BY ANNE DALTON

25th Annual Parade of Lights, 6-9 p.m., viewing spots include Dutch Gap Boat Landing, 501 Coxendale Road and The Bluff at Henricus Historical Park, 601 Coxendale Road. This holiday procession of decorated boats travels down the James River. A cooperative effort among Chesterfield and Henrico counties, the city of Richmond and the James River Advisory Council. Free. 748-1567, jrac-va.org JAMES HASKINS25th Annual Parade of Lights, 6-9 p.m., viewing spots include Dutch Gap Boat Landing, 501 Coxendale Road and The Bluff at Henricus Historical Park, 601 Coxendale Road. This holiday procession of decorated boats travels down the James River. A cooperative effort among Chesterfield and Henrico counties, the city of Richmond and the James River Advisory Council. Free. 748-1567, jrac-va.org JAMES HASKINSTHURSDAY, DEC. 7

Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway. Brandermill resident Elizabeth Hart Jones will speak about her father, Col. William A. Jones III, USAF, a Medal of Honor winner from the Vietnam War. Nonmembers and ladies welcome. 744-3078, brmcva.org

North Courthouse Friends Fall Book Sale, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, kids’ books, puzzles and magazines will be on sale. No scanning. Continues through Dec. 9. $2/hardcovers, DVDs, $1/paperbacks, CDs, $.50/kid’s books, $5/bag on Saturday. 318-8499, facebook.com/chesterfieldfriends

Holiday Concert, 1-2 p.m., Chesterfield Baptist Church, 16530 Hull Street Road. Seniors can enjoy festive holiday music with Matthew O’Donnell. Registration required. Free. 748-1623

First-time Home Buyers Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Virginia Credit Union, 7500 Boulder View Drive. Participants can learn about the process of purchasing a home and obtaining a mortgage. Free. Registration required. 323-6800, vacu.org/learning_ planning/financial_education

Winter Revels Concert, 7 p.m., James River High School, 3700 James River Road. The music department performs. $3. 378-2420, bryan_harris@ccpsnet.net

Combined Winter Concert, 7 p.m., Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane. The music department performs. $7. 739-6230, janine_evans@ccpsnet.net

Winter Band Concert, 7 p.m., Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway. The band performs. 639-8340, robert_ ellis@ccpsnet.net

Combined Winter Concert, 7 p.m., L.C. Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Road. The music department performs. $6. 768-6110, emily_oyan@ccpsnet.net

Winter Concert, 7 p.m., Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane. The band, choir and string ensembles perform. $7. 590-3108, brad_berkley@ccpsnet.net

All Music Winter Concert, 7:30 p.m., Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Parkway. The music department performs. $7. 378-2440, michelle_graham@ccpsnet.net

FRIDAY, DEC. 8

How to Start Your Own Small Business, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Better Business Bureau, 720 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 300. Local small business owners/ experts discuss startup basics. A SCORE workshop. Registration required. $90. 350-3569, richmond.score.org

Nature Explorers, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 3-5 can participate in nature explorations, crafts and stories with a holiday theme. $6. Denise Flora, 745-7020, florad@chesterfield.gov

Military Officers Association of America – Richmond Area chapter dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Meadowbrook Country Club, 3700 Cogbill Road. Includes holiday music from the Meadowbrook High School Chorus. Coat and tie. Guests welcome. $50. Jim Rose, 276-6775, jimrose1@verizon.net

Handel’s “Messiah,” 7 p.m., Thomas Dale High School – main campus, 3626 W. Hundred Road. The chorus performs. $7. 768-6245

SATURDAY, DEC. 9

Breakfast with Santa, 8-9 a.m., Major Charles American Legion Post 186, 901 Otterdale Road. Enjoy a visit from Santa along with a pancake breakfast. Public welcome. $7. 794-9785, americanlegionpost186.org

Teen Boss, 10 a.m.-noon, Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Teens in grades 8-12 can learn to start their own business. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Annual Peanut Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Kroger, 14101 Midlothian Turnpike. Sponsored by the Bon Air-Manchester-Midlothian Lions Club. Continues on Dec. 16. bammlionsclub.org

Little Red and the Gingerbread Man, 10:30- 11:15 a.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Join Little Red as she pursues a mischievous gingerbread cookie through the woods to Grandma’s house in this fairy tale puppet show. For ages 2-8. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

To Hell with the Kaiser: Virginia Prepares for War, 11 a.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Historian and author Alexander Barnes will discuss Virginia’s critical role in the U.S. efforts during WWI. Free, donations welcome. 768-7311, chesterfieldhistory.com

Japanese Tie-Dye, 1-4 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Teens can learn about the science behind pigments and dyes while creating their own “Shibori” or Japanese tie-dye shirt and silk scarf. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Little Red and the Gingerbread Man, 2-2:45 p.m., Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road. See listing above.

CarMax Tacky Light Run, 6 p.m., Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13286 N. Woolridge Road. The 6K course shows off Midlothian’s best display of tacky lights. $10-$45. sportsbackers.org

“The Nutcracker,” 7:30-9:30 p.m., Monacan High School, 11501 Smoketree Drive. The Concert Ballet of Virginia performs this holiday classic. Continues through Dec. 10. $18-$24. concertballet.com

SUNDAY, DEC. 10

2017 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade, 2 p.m., from the Chester Family YMCA, 3011 W. Hundred Road to Harrowgate Road. This year’s theme is “Parade of the Christmas Toys.” Rain or shine. Pam Dvorak, 318-1564, chesterkiwanis.org

Messiah Sing-In, 4 p.m., Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road. Part of the Second Sunday South of the James concert series. Free, donations welcome. 272-7514, bonairpc.org/wp/concert-series/

Community Christmas Sing, 5 p.m., Salisbury Presbyterian Church, 13621 W. Salisbury Road. Sing along to holiday favorites. Free. 794-5311, thesalisburychurch.org

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13

Salisbury Garden Club monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m., Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 2341 Winterfield Road. Learn about botanical photography. Guests welcome. Free. salisburygardenclub.org

The History and Art of Plant Pressing, 11 a.m.-noon, Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Ages 50 and older can learn about the history, art and technique of plant pressing as they make a pressed plant picture to take home. Free. Registration required. 768-7311

Board of Supervisors work session, 3 p.m., County Administration Building – Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. 748-1050, www.chesterfield.gov

Board of Supervisors meeting, 6 p.m., Chesterfield County Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. 748-1050, www.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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