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New Year's Night Hike, Sunday, Dec. 31, 11 p.m., Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road. Join a ranger on this 2.3-mile guided hike through the quiet woods, under the moon and stars. Includes a stop halfway through, around a warm fire to celebrate the arrival of 2018 with cider, s'mores and stories. Registration required. Free. 796-4255, dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/pocahontas.shtml New Year's Night Hike, Sunday, Dec. 31, 11 p.m., Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road. Join a ranger on this 2.3-mile guided hike through the quiet woods, under the moon and stars. Includes a stop halfway through, around a warm fire to celebrate the arrival of 2018 with cider, s'mores and stories. Registration required. Free. 796-4255, dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/pocahontas.shtml THURSDAY, DEC. 28

The Backpack Storyteller: Tall Tales for Short Days, 10:30-11 a.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Enjoy tall tales about winter, presented by Deborah Alsko. 751-CCPL, library. chesterfield.gov

Play Smart with Toddlers, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Have fun with your toddler and learn how play is important in a toddler’s development. A child development specialist will be available for questions. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

SATURDAY, DEC. 30

Bermuda Hundred Campaign Tour, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. Learn about the impact of the 1864 campaign by visiting some of the county’s Civil War sites, including Dutch Gap, Battery Dantzler, Point of Rocks and Drewry’s Bluff. Registration required. $15. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946, chesterfieldhistory.com

Cub Scout Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tales, 2-4 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Scouts will learn about specific games and pastimes that children their age would have enjoyed long ago. Includes a visit to the Chesterfield County Museum and Historic Courthouse Green. $5. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946, chesterfieldhistory.com

MONDAY, JAN. 1

New Year’s Day holiday. County offices and libraries are closed.

TUESDAY, JAN. 2

Canasta and Dominoes Group, noon-4 p.m. weekly through April 24, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. All skill levels are invited to play canasta or dominoes for fun. Free. 275-5321

Caregiver Connection Support Group: Memory Loss, Dementia and Depression: What’s the Difference? 4-5:15 p.m., Lucy Corr Village, Assisted Living Friendship Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Learn how these three conditions can share symptoms and challenges but can also differ greatly in impact and treatment. 768-7878, www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents/

Paws to R.E.A.D., 6-7:40 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Improve the literacy skills of children with the help of registered therapy dogs. Sign up at the reference desk for a 20-minute individual reading session. Free. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

CCPL Chess Club, 6-8 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Learn to play chess in a relaxed environment. All ages welcome. 751-CCPL, library. chesterfield.gov

Karate, 6-7 p.m. ages 7 and up, 7-8 p.m. adults, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 8, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Learn self-defense, physical fitness, coordination, balance and discipline in this ongoing class. $50. 275-5321

Family Advocacy Creating Education and Service (FACES) support group meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Advocacy Center, 11601 Lucks Lane. Support for families with a loved one living with mental illness. Free, open to the public. 378-0035, facesva.org

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3

Mother Goose Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Develop early learning skills through stories, songs, lap rhymes and movement. For babies, from birth to two years old. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Discuss “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai. 318-8977, library.chesterfield.gov

Richmond Parkinson’s Dance Project, 11 a.m.- noon, Simply Ballroom Dance Studio, 3549 Courthouse Road. Those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers, friends and family are welcome. Free. Veronica Nugent, 276-3343, richmondparkinsonsdanceproject.com

Belly dancing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. intermediate, 7:40-8:40 p.m. introduction, weekly through Feb. 21, Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Ages 14 and older can learn this gentle, low-impact exercise. Registration required. $54. 275-5321

Volleyball, 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays weekly through May 16, Hopkins Elementary School, 6000 Hopkins Road. Join fellow seniors for weekly recreational play. Free. Susan Miller, 751-4753

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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