2018-01-24 / Calendar


Events in Chesterfield

Backyard Birding for Kids, 1-2 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 12 and older will learn about and identify cold weather visitors to the Nature Center backyard bird feeders. Dress for the weather. $15. 674-1629 Backyard Birding for Kids, 1-2 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 12 and older will learn about and identify cold weather visitors to the Nature Center backyard bird feeders. Dress for the weather. $15. 674-1629 THURSDAY, JAN. 25

Chesterfield Council on Aging: Downsizing Tips and Challenges, 9-10:30 a.m., Mast Auditorium at Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Discover what to consider when downsizing, whether it be to a smaller home, an apartment or an assisted living arrangement. 768-7878,

Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Fire Safety, 2-3 p.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Road. Individuals who live in high-risk wildfire areas can learn how to best prepare themselves and their properties against fire threats. Free. 706-2596

Midlothian District Town Hall meeting, 6 p.m., James River High School, 3700 James River Road. The Chesterfield County School Board will discuss and receive community input on the proposed FY2019 operating budget. 748-1897,

Budgeting seminar, 6-7 p.m., Virginia Credit Union, 7500 Boulder View Drive.

Get practical tips for successfully creating and sticking to a budget, learn to track spending and establish realistic goals for savings. Registration required. 323-6800,

Eunice’s Circle of Friends monthly meeting, 6-7 p.m., Care Advantage, 10041 Midlothian Turnpike. This bereavement support group is for those who have experienced a loss. Refreshments served. 323-9464,

How Does My Garden Grow? Rich Earth, Helping Nature Work Her Magic, 6-7:30 p.m. weekly through Feb. 1, Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road. In this three-class series, learn gardening basics for safety and comfort, as well as how to prune and compost. Registration required for each program. 751-CCPL,

Dale District Town Hall meeting, 6:30 p.m., Falling Creek Middle School, 4724 Hopkins Road. See listing above.

DiabetesSisters monthly meetup, 7 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. A support group for women ages 18 and older with any type of diabetes or prediabetes. Free.

Agile Open Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Great Space – Agile Writers Office, 10825 Midlothian Turnpike. Discuss writing techniques and various methods of getting published.


Nature Explorers: What Do Birds Eat? 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 3-5 will enjoy nature explorations, crafts and stories. $6. Denise Flora, 745-7020,

German Military in Hampton Roads During World War I, 7 p.m., Lucy Corr Village – Community Hall, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Historian and John Tyler Community College instructor Gregory H. Hansard will discuss how Hampton Roads was a haven of safety for German sailors during World War I. Part of the 11th Annual Winter Lecture Series. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. $5/nonmembers, free/members. 796-7156,


Central VA Coin Show, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., John Tyler Community College, 13101 Jeff Davis Highway. See a variety of coins and stamps. Free appraisals available. Free. 350-1140,

Teachers Only Home Buyers Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Diversity Training & Support Center, 8424 Hull Street Road. All school employees can discover the steps to buying a new home, learn about free available grants and get help with credit issues. Free.

Laughter Yoga Club of Midlothian meeting, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Discover the positive benefits that laughter and breathing techniques can bring to body, mind and spirit. All fitness levels welcome. Bring water and a yoga mat or towel. Free. Heather, 909-7210

Solving the Puzzle of Chesterfield’s Past through Archaeology, 11 a.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Ages 6 and older can learn about the work of an archaeologist, and practice using hands-on methods and tools. For ages 6 and older. Free, donations welcome. 768-7311,

Resolution Routes: 7.5-Mile Hike, noon-3 p.m., Pocahontas State Park – boat launch, 10301 State Park Road. Last of four progressively longer, gently paced hikes, led by park rangers. $5/parking. 796-4255,

Mad Science: Harnessing Heat, 1-2 p.m., Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. Kids in grades K-6 will boil liquid with their hands, see an underwater volcano and get a taste of what happens to sugar when it’s heated and cooled. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

Soundworks in concert, 7 p.m., St. Edward Catholic Church, 2700 Dolfield Drive. The men’s a cappella ensemble will perform. Free. 272-2948,

Diamonds and Dice Casino Night, 7 p.m., Independence Gold Club, 600 Founders Bridge Blvd. Casino play, silent auction, food and drink. Elegant attire. Benefits the Miracle League of Richmond. $75/single, $135/couple. 564-8207,


50+ Habitat Hike, 1-2:30 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. While the leaves are off the trees and the plants are dormant, ages 50 and older can find hidden animal homes and other secrets of the park. Bring binoculars if you have them. $7. 674-1629

Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia Membership Luncheon and Lecture, 3 p.m., Howlett’s Restaurant & Tavern, 3530 Festival Park Plaza. Members and nonmembers will hear from Wendy Austin, of Friends of the Lower Appomattox River. Registration required. $25. 796-7156,


Beginner Gymnastics, 4:15-5:15 p.m., beginner plus 5:20-6:20 p.m. weekly through March 5, A.M. Davis Elementary, 415 S. Providence Road. Students will learn and practice strength exercises, flexibility and tumbling skills. $60. Paul Wilmoth, 748-1130


Perfect Your Pitch, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Participants will create engaging, conversational pitches that will open the door to sales and success. A SCORE Workshop. Registration required. $25. 350-3569,


Clover Hill Town Hall meeting 6 p.m., Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. See Jan. 25 listing.

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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