2018-01-31 / Calendar


Events in Chesterfield

Nature Explorers: Where is Groundhog’s Shadow? Friday, Feb. 2, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 3-5 will enjoy nature explorations, crafts and stories about this elusive winter forecaster. $6. Denise Flora, 745-7020, Nature Explorers: Where is Groundhog’s Shadow? Friday, Feb. 2, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 3-5 will enjoy nature explorations, crafts and stories about this elusive winter forecaster. $6. Denise Flora, 745-7020, THURSDAY, FEB. 1

Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway. Learn about Virginia Voice Inc. from Jennifer Cunningham, director of development and communications, and Jim Wark, CEO. Nonmembers and ladies welcome. 744-3078,

Matoaca District Town Hall meeting, 6 p.m., Matoaca Middle School – East Campus, 6001 Hickory Road. The Chesterfield County School Board will discuss and receive community input on the proposed FY2019 operating budget. 748-1897,

How Does My Garden Grow? Toxins and Critters and Ouchies, Oh My! 6-7:30 p.m., 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. 751-CCPL,


First Fridays Classic Book Club, 10:15 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road Library, 325 North Courthouse Road. Discuss “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin. Registration requested.


Pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Chester Masonic AF&AM Lodge #94, 4111 Dodomeade St. This all-youcan eat breakfast benefits the Chester Masonic Lodge and Kiwanis Club of Chester. Open to the public. $5/ donation. Eric Wittig, 731-4896

American Heritage Badge Workshop, 10 a.m.- noon, Historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Road. Boy Scouts ages 11-14 can fulfill merit badge requirements concerning history and cultural heritage. Registration required. $10. 796-7131,

Pins and Needles, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. Experience what a 17th-century apprentice learned while creating a utility bag with a drawstring or a handkerchief. Some materials provided. Registration required. $10. 318-8797

African Folktales, 10:30-11:15 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Storyteller Charmaine Crowell-White tells traditional African and African American folktales. A Chesterfield County and Virginia State University Black History Month program. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

Gym Guyz Fitness Class, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Come in your workout gear for a discussion on fitness and learn to exercise like the pros. Registration required. Free. 751-CCPL,

Beyond Glory: Remembering the United States Colored Troops, noon-1 p.m., Magnolia Grange Museum House, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Join Emmanuel Dabney, interpretive ranger for the Petersburg National Battlefield, as he shares the history and important service that these men provided during the Civil War. Free. 796-7121,

Doc & Dine: “Alice’s Ordinary People,” 12:30-2:30 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Enjoy pizza and this documentary about how civil rights activist Alice Tregay dedicated her life to educating neighbors and fellow Chicago citizens in civic responsibility. Free. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Road. Boy Scouts ages 11-17 will learn about citizenship around the world, international law, world trade, functions of governments and foreign relations. Registration required. $10. 796-7131,

Makey Makey with Classic Video Games, 2-3 p.m., Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. Using Makey Makey kits, build game controllers out of everyday objects like bananas or modeling clay, and try to become an expert in classic video games. Registration required. 751-CCPL,


Paper Making, 1-2:30 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 7-17 can learn about the history of paper and what Native Americans and early colonists used to write on, and gather items to decorate some paper creations. $10. 674-1629


Parents and Tweens Book Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Parents and kids ages 9-12 can discuss “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl. Registration required. 318-8499


Midlothian Garden Club monthly meeting, 10:30 a.m., noon lunch, Bethel Baptist Church, 1100 Huguenot Springs Road. Sandy Fry with the Virginia Tech Extension Service will discuss when, where and how to prune. Free. Open to all. 276-7543,

Caregiver Connection support group, 4-5:15 p.m., Lucy Corr Village – Assisted Living Friendship Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. For those caring for an adult with physical or cognitive deterioration. Free. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Senior Advocate’s office. 768-7878,

Doing Scholarly Research, 5-6 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Teens can learn how to access dozens of academic journals for free. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

Coping with Your Child’s Behavior: Preschool/Early Elementary Years, 6:30-8 p.m. weekly through March 27, Southside Church of the Nazarene, 6851 Courthouse Road. Parents of children ages 2-8 can learn strategies to handle typical preschool/ early elementary behavior through short lectures, group discussions and demonstrations. Registration required. $50/family.,

African Folktales, 7:30-8:15 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. See Feb. 3 listing.


Writing Your Memoirs, 10-11 a.m. weekly through March 28, Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road. In this eight-week instructional writing class create or add to an organized, brief written record of life experiences. Free. 212-8815/information, 748-1623/ registration

Moving On After Moving In, 10-11:30 a.m. weekly through April 18, Swift Creek Presbyterian Church, 5900 Woolridge Road. This 11-week class, designed for women who are new to the area, provides help and encouragement to make a smoother transition and feel at home more quickly and features discussion of the book “After the Boxes are Unpacked.” Free child care provided. Liza Seibert, 739-1183,

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Discuss “Girls of August” by Anne Rivers Siddons. 318-8977,

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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