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Events in Chesterfield
COMPILED BY ANNE DALTON

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Speaking of Jazz with Victor Haskins' Skein, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7-8 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Victor Haskins' Skein will perform music from different eras to demonstrate compositions and stylistic developments from black musicians throughout the history of jazz. A Black History Month event. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov 

THURSDAY, FEB. 15

Chesterfield Triad, 10-11:30 a.m., Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road. Ages 50 and older will hear a guest speaker from AARP. 768-7878, www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents

Chinese New Year Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Kids can hear stories, enjoy a fortune cookie and make a dragon puppet to celebrate Chinese New Year. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Stonehenge Garden Club monthly meeting, 10 a.m.-noon, Stonehenge Country Club, 1000 Farnham Drive. Learn to grow and design with cut flowers with Sheila Weizensale. Potential members welcome. Open to all. Sarah Buckley, 314-3083

Acoustic Concert Series: Matthew O’Donnell, 7-8 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Sing and clap along with rousing Irish tunes. Free. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

“An Evening of One-Acts,” 7-9 p.m., L.C. Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Road. Features plays written and directed by students. $5. robin_harris@ccpsnet.net

African Folktales, 7:30-8:15 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive. Storyteller Charmaine Crowell-White tells traditional African and African- American folktales. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

10 Steps to Financial Success, 6-7:15 p.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Road. From developing a budget, to setting goals, to weighing insurance needs, learn the concepts necessary to develop and maintain personal financial control. Free. Registration required. Tonya Leabough, 706-2596

FRIDAY, FEB. 16

Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m. weekly through March 23, St. Edward’s Community Center, 2700 Dolfield Drive. Menu features catfish or baked salmon with hush puppies, baked potato or fries, salad or coleslaw and a drink. Eat in or take out. All welcome. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. $12/adult, $5/ages 5-12, free/ages 4 and younger. stedknights@gmail.com

Valentine’s Dance, 7-10 p.m., Thomas Dale High School, 3626 W. Hundred Road. Seniors can enjoy dancing, entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. $15, $20/couple. Registration required. 706-9198, shepcenter.org

SATURDAY, FEB. 17

Jackie Robinson, 10:30-11:15 a.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Ages 5-10 will learn about Jackie Robinson’s life as a professional baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers. A Black History Month event. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Life in the Negro Leagues, 11:15 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Edward Hudson, former pitcher and catcher for the Negro Leagues’ Detroit Stars and the Kansas City Monarchs, discusses his career in the Negro Leagues and the league’s place in history. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Honoring Chesterfield County African- American World War I and II Veterans, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Discuss the conditions of service in the United States and abroad, and honor Chesterfield County servicemen and servicewomen by learning their stories. Free, donations are welcome. 768-7311, chesterfieldhistory.com

Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History, 2-2:45 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Hear songs that impacted American music, from songs of slavery and the hymns of the Underground Railroad to the blues of Beale Street and the anthems of the civil rights movement. For ages 8 and up. A Black History Month event. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

MONDAY, FEB. 19

Frederick Douglass, 1-2 p.m., Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. Students in grades K-12 will hear about the life of slave, writer, orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. A Black History Month event. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Growing a Great Container Garden, 1-3 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Learn how to make a container garden of vegetables, flowers or herbs from a Chesterfield master gardener. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Protecting Pollinators seminar, 3 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Learn about the benefits of pollinators, the challenges bees, butterflies and other pollinators face, and how to protect this valuable resource. Registration required. 751-4401, vce@chesterfield.gov

The Life of Frederick Douglass, 6-7 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Poet, author and spoken word performer Nathan M. Richardson details the life of Frederick Douglass, from his time as a slave to his escape and his rise as a great writer, orator and abolitionist. Registration required. A Black History Month event. Registration required. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

TUESDAY, FEB. 20

Planning Commission Public Hearing, 6 p.m., Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. A public hearing on the Northern Jefferson Davis Special Area Plan. www.chesterfield.gov/jeffdavis

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21

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

Chesterfield Women’s League monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Village House at Charter Colony, 800 Abbey Village Circle. Annual white elephant sale features $1, $2 and $3 tables and an auction. Guests and potential members welcome. Elizabeth Gerding, 512-1856, lizajane444@gmail.com

Brandermill Woman’s Club monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m., Woodlake United Methodist Church, 15640 Hampton Park Drive. Shep Smith will discuss the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. Brandermill residency is not required. brandermillwomansclub.com

Active Parenting of Tweens and Teens, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. weekly through March 28, North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Parents can learn about teenage development and how to improve the parent-child relationship. Registration required. $50/family. bricklem@chesterfield.gov, www.chesterfield.gov/parenting/

Bon Air Bookies Book Discussion Group, 7-8 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Discuss “LaRose” by Louise Erdich. 318-8966, library.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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