2018-02-21 / Calendar


Events in Chesterfield


19th Annual Virginia Dance Festival, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., James River High School, 3700 James River Road. Over 400 performers, including Irish, Bavarian, Latin, Ballroom, Filipino, Spanish and Chinese dancers, present a variety of dance styles showcasing different cultures. Benefits the Children's Hospital Foundation. $18, $15/ages 3-11, $30.50/both shows, $21.50/ages 3-11 both shows. Jessica Morgan, 363-9680, 


Prioritize Your Health: How to be Proactive and Not Reactive, 8-9:30 a.m., Thunderbolt Indoor Karting, 1365 Carmia Way. Local trial attorney Erica Giovanni Baez will share her personal story of obtaining genetic testing for cancer in her early 30s and the lessons she learned on her journey. Presented by the Chesterfield Chamber’s Women’s Business Council. Free/chamber members and guests, $10/nonmembers. 748-6364, ext. 2,

Chesterfield Council on Aging, 9-10:30 a.m., Mast Auditorium at Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Join other seniors and professionals for the annual organizational meeting, and learn about the various committees and ways to get involved. 768-7878,

Bicycle Maintenance, 6-8 p.m., Carytown Bicycles, 15615 WC Commons Way. Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair, proper bike fit, safety and riding tips. Registration required. Free. Greg Velzy, 748-1124,

American Sign Language Chat, 6:30-8 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Chat, practice and learn new American Sign Language signs. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

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.


Planning Commission Special Work Session: Comprehensive Plan Update, 8:30 a.m., Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. The commission will discuss chapters 11, 12 and 14, which address special area plans, water and wastewater, and bikeways and trails.

Nature Explorers: Who Lives in Rockwood Park? 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,

Geology Rock Hounds Tour, 10 a.m.-noon, Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13286 N. Woolridge Road. Experience the history of the county’s only coal mine park. Part of the Hiking Through History Walking Tour series. $8. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946

11th Annual Winter Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Lucy Corr Village – Community Hall, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. In celebration of Black History Month, living history interpreter Charmaine Crowell-White will present a first-person portrayal of Sojourner Truth. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. $5/ nonmembers, free/ members. 796-7156,

Richmond Symphony, 7 p.m., KingsWay Community Church, 14111 Sovereign Grace Drive. Join the Richmond Symphony as they play Handel’s renowned Water Music, Suite No. 2, as well as selections from Schubert, Roussel, Walton and Mihuad. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation. $20, $10/ages 3-18. 788-1212,


You Have Great Photos, Now What? 9 a.m.- noon, Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Learn some photo editing tricks and tips, and discover ways to share photos. $20. 674-1629

Beyond Black History Month, 10 a.m.-noon, Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Get a historical perspective on race in the United States and how it has impacted education locally and nationally, and learn how to create compassionate, meaningful dialogue that extends beyond Black History Month. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

Historic Point of Rocks Guided Tour, 10 a.m.-noon, R. Garland Dodd Park, 201 Enon Church Road – meet in maintenance office parking lot. Experience Native American history, learn about one of the earliest naval battles in 1862, view federal fortifications and learn why this location played a major role in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. $8. Bryan Truzzie, 751-4946,

Self-Portraits for Teens, 1-4 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Teens can learn how artists have depicted the human face through the ages, and create a mixed-media abstract self-portrait. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

African Folktales, 1:30-2:15 p.m., Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road. Storyteller Charmaine Crowell White tells traditional African and African-American folktales. Registration required. 751-CCPL,


Sounds of Spring, 4 p.m., Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, 1100 Mt. Pisgah Drive. The Richmond Concert Band performs. Free.


Between the Covers Book Discussion Group, 1-2 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Discuss “Miller’s Valley” by Anna Quindlen. 751-CCPL,

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms at Home, 6-8 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Learn mushroom cultivation as a hobby, for profit, or as a viable means for developing food security. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Cooperative Extension. Free. Registration required. 751-4401,


Let’s Get Down to Business, 8-9 a.m., Chesterfield Economic Development, 9401 Courthouse Road, Suite B. Includes a presentation on controlling your company’s financial future when faced with life challenges, networking and a light breakfast. Free. Registration required. Latisha Jenkins, 318-8550,

How to Price Products and Services, 6:30-8:30 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Discover tips and tools that can be used to improve pricing and profitability, how to calculate costs, different pricing methods and ways to beat a low-price competitor. A SCORE workshop. $25. 350-3569,

Construction update meeting, 7 p.m., Matoaca Middle East, 6001 Hickory Road. Residents will receive an update on school design, review options for what the exterior of the school might look like and begin voting on the facade they prefer. Online voting will be available for approximately two weeks.


Book discussion group, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Discuss “The Sun Is Also a Star” by Nicola Yoon. 768-7907,

Being Mortal: Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul Workshop, 1:30 p.m. registration, 2-3:30 p.m. viewing, North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Watch and discuss the Frontline documentary “Being Mortal,” which explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness. 768-7878,

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.

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