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02-07-18 Upcoming Programs: Week of February 14

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Upcoming Programs: Week of February 14

February 14, 2018
Communications and Media

February 2018  

Parks and Recreation Programs
Information: Call to be placed on the mailing list for a complete listing of programs. Monthly calendars are posted at www.chesterfield.gov/activelifestyles 

50+ Active Lifestyles at Huguenot Road Baptist Church
Where: Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W Huguenot Road
Contact: 748-1623

Handcrafted Greeting Cards
What: Learn how to make handcrafted greeting cards.
When: Mondays, Feb. 19 and 26, 10 a.m.-noon
Information: Course 32962. Participants will need to pay for supplies: $15 payable on site to the instructor. Check or cash only, no credit cards.

Yoga for the Older Adults
When: Tuesdays, Feb. 20-March 20, 2:15-3 p.m.
Information: $25; Course 32911

Strength, Balance, and Core
What: This class is designed to increase muscular strength and endurance, improve range of motion, and prepare you to handle daily activities more easily.
When: Wednesdays, Feb. 21-March 21, 2:15-3 p.m.
Information: $25; Course 32914

Introduction to the Tablet
What: Prerequisites are required, including knowledge of turning the tablet on and off, how to access Wi-Fi, Settings and applications/programs.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-noon
Information: $26; Course 32934

Tai Chi: Sun Style 73
When: Mondays, Feb. 26-March 26, 1-1:45 p.m.
Information: $25; Course 32925

Tai Chi: Sun Style 31
When: Tuesdays, Feb. 27-March 27, 1-1:45 p.m.
Information: $25; Course 32922

Tai Chi: Sun Style
When: Wednesdays, Feb. 21-March 21, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Information: $25; Course 32919

Learn to Play the Ukulele
When: Tuesdays, Feb. 20-March 27, noon-1 p.m.
Information: $58; Course 32964

Beginner Ukulele II
When: Tuesdays, Feb. 20-March 27, 10-11 a.m.
Information: $58; Course 32966

Beginner Ukulele III
When: Tuesdays, Feb. 20-March 27, 10-11 a.m.
Information: $58; Course 32968

Men’s Basketball – Drop-In
When: Tuesdays, Jan. 9-April 24, 2-3:30 p.m. (not held April 10)
Information: Free; Course 32916

Indoor Badminton
When: Mondays, Jan. 8-April 30, 2-4 p.m. (not held April 2 and 9)
Information: Free; Course 32896

Favorite Card Game Day
When: Mondays, Jan. 8-April 30, 9:30 a.m.-noon (not held April 2 and 9)
Information: Free; Course 32898

50+ ACTIVE LIFESTYLES AT CHESTERFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH
Where: Chesterfield Baptist Church, 16530 Hull Street Road
Contact: 748-1623


Low Impact Aerobics
When: Tuesdays, Feb. 27-March 27, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Information: $25; Course 33182

ArtZ Acrylic Painting Studio
When: Tuesdays, 12:15-3 p.m.
Information: $30

Winter Farm
When: Tuesday, Feb. 20
Information: Course 33434

Valentine’s Day Social
When: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1-2 p.m.
Information: Free; Course 33190
 

50+ ACTIVE LIFESTYLES AT STONEBRIDGE RECREATION CENTER
Where: Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Dr.
Contact: 748-1623

Gentle Yoga
When: Mondays, Feb. 26-March 26, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Information: $25; Course 33415
 

Honoring Chesterfield County African American World War I and World War II Veterans
What: A lecture/discussion about the African Americans who served in WWI and WWII, focusing on their conditions of service in the U.S. and abroad.Servicemen and servicewomen from Chesterfield County will be honored by sharing the stories of those identified and soliciting information about others. Presented by the African American History Committee of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
When: Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.
Information: While the event is free, donations are welcome.
Contact: County Museum, 768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com.

Protecting Pollinators Seminar
What: Pollinators are vital to our ecosystem. Learn more about their benefits as well as the challenges bees, butterflies and other pollinators face. Find out how you can help protect this valuable resource.
When: Monday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.
Where: Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian
Contact: Seating is limited; registration required. Register online at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7TYZOS6HBEJAYWV, call 804-751-4401 or email vce@chesterfield.gov for registration and information.

REVIVE! Training Dates
What: In an effort to prevent fatal opioid overdoses, Chesterfield County is launching a program to provide training and free medication, naloxone (also known as NARCAN®), in the community. During the 1.5-hour trainings, participants will learn about how to administer naloxone and about resources available in the community.
When: REVIVE! training sessions in Chesterfield County will be held on:
• Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Chesterfield
• Tuesday, April 3, 6-7:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Center Street, Chester
• Tuesday, May 15, 6-7:30 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, Chesterfield
• Tuesday, June 26, 6-7:30 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Information: The Chesterfield Health District will provide one box, containing two doses, of naloxone nasal spray to everyone who attends a REVIVE! training. A CPR face shield and a pair of gloves also will be provided.
Contact: To register, or for more information about the training, contact Debbie Severt, 717-6839, or visit http://www.chesterfield.gov/revive.

CERT Training
What: For those interested in training to be better prepared disasters and emergencies, Chesterfield County’s popular Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, training will begin in February. The initial training course teaches basic emergency response skills that are essential in the critical moments after a disaster, before first responders arrive. Topics include light duty search and rescue, fire safety and suppression, basic medical care, terrorism awareness, emergency communications and disaster psychology. Graduates earn certificates and receive CERT emergency gear.
When: Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 21, classes will be held on Wednesday evenings,
6-9:30 p.m., over eight consecutive weeks except for week five, which will be held on a Monday.
Where: Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Center, Fire Classroom 3, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield
Information: There is no charge for the course, which is open to persons aged 18 and older who apply. Space is limited so enroll early. The deadline to enroll is Feb. 16.
Contact: Online registration is available at www.chesterfield.gov/CERT/, by emailing CERT@chesterfield.gov, or by calling 804-751-CERT (2378).

Trees and Shrubs
What: Learn how to find the perfect woody ornamental plant to add beauty and interest to your yard. Learn proper selection, planting and maintenance of your new tree or shrub to ensure future growth for years to come.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6-80 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield
Contact: Call 751-4401 Seating is limited; registration required. Register online at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7TYZOS6HBEJAYWV, call 804-751-4401 or email vce@chesterfield.gov. or email vce@chesterfield.gov for registration and information.

Chesterfield Council on Aging
What: Join other seniors and professionals for the annual organizational meeting as we review the council’s work in 2017, and learn about the various committees and ways to get involved. The council’s mission is to educate and advocate on issues relating to older adults and individuals with disabilities.
When: Thursday, Feb. 22, 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: Mast Auditorium at Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield
Information:http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

County Seeks Nominations for 2018 Outstanding Youth Awards
What: The Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development is seeking nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Youth Awards. Youths who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their communities, neighborhoods or schools, and adults who have contributed positively to the development of youths in the county, are eligible. All nominees must be Chesterfield County residents. Youth nominees must be 12-18 years old, and have demonstrated one or more of the following traits: courage, compassion, leadership, and community or school service. Adults older than 18 who have demonstrated fortitude, service or mentorship while serving youths in Chesterfield County are eligible. Nominees and winners will be recognized at the 35th Annual Outstanding Youth Awards Ceremony in April. The event is sponsored by the Youth Services Citizen Board and the Midlothian-Chesterfield Kiwanis Club.
When: Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull,
Information: Nominations must be submitted online by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23. For a complete list of eligibility requirements and the nomination forms, visit http://chesterfield.gov/youthawards. All nominations must be submitted online. Residents who do not have internet access are encouraged to use the free internet services available at their local public library.
Contact: For more information, call 804-796-7100 or email mathisk@chesterfield.gov 

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms at Home
What: Mushroom cultivation at home may be simpler than you think. As a hobby, for profit, or as a viable means for developing food security, growing mushrooms has become an increasingly popular practice for those who enjoy the healthy and flavorful benefits of mushrooms. Mushrooms have been renowned for thousands of years for their therapeutic effects, medicinal nature and highly nutritious quality.
When: Monday, Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m.
Where: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: Seating is limited; registration required. Register online at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7TYZOS6HBEJAYWV, call 804-751-4401 or email vce@chesterfield.gov. or email vce@chesterfield.gov for registration and information.

“Being Mortal,” Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul Workshop
What: If you thought you were dying, what would matter most? Join a national dialogue taking place in your community concerning an inescapable reality of life: death. Gather with friends, neighbors and peers to watch the FRONTLINE documentary, “Being Mortal,” which explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness. Registration is from 1:30-2 p.m. and light refreshments will be provided.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield
Information:http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

March  

Families First Diaper Drive (New)
What: Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, a program of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services, will hold a diaper drive during the month of March to assist their enrolled families. In addition to regular diapers, pull-up diapers and diaper wipes also are being collected.
When: March 1-31
Where: Chesterfield County Public Libraries – For library locations and hours, visit http://library.chesterfield.gov/ccpllocations/ or call 751-CCPL.
Information: Last year, more than 10,200 diapers were collected. Families First is a nationally accredited program of Healthy Families Virginia that provides family support services to first-time parents to ensure that children become healthy, well-adjusted individuals who are ready to start school by age five.
Contact: Andelicia Neville, 318-8648 or nevillea@chesterfield.gov 

Easy Herb Gardening
What: Not only do herbs add flavor and fragrance to foods, herbs are easy to grow in pots or containers on your deck or patio, in the backyard garden or even indoors. Learn how to grow, use and preserve herbs, as well as plan your herb garden.
When: Tuesday, March 6, 6 p.m.
Where: Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian
Contact: Call 751-4401 or email vce@chesterfield.gov for registration and information.

Business Before Hours: Chesterfield County Business Watch
What: The Business Watch program helps resident to stay up-to-date on crime trends, crime prevention techniques and unique training opportunities. Registration begins Feb. 21.
When: Wednesday, March 7, 8-9 a.m.
Where: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., North Chesterfield
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 

Medication Take-Back Event (New)
What: Don’t be an Accidental Drug Dealer! Sixty-one percent of people, ages 12 and older, who misuse prescription pain relievers get them from a friend or family member. That’s why, it’s so important to properly dispose of unwanted medications. Residents can turn in their expired or unused medications at this event to help prevent medication abuse and protect the environment. Sharps will not be accepted. Drug-deactivation pouches also can safely dispose of up to 45 pill tablets, six ounces of liquid or six patches. Once the medications are mixed with a small amount of water in the bag, the chemical compounds in the medications are deactivated. The biodegradable bag can then be safely disposed of in the trash.
When: Wednesday, March 14, 9 a.m-1 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Contact: For information about the medication take-back event, call 318-8699. For locations to pick up a free drug-deactivation pouch, go to http://chesterfield.gov/health.

Symphony Story Time with Clover Hill High School Orchestra
What: Students from Clover Hill’s orchestra help to bring story time to life.
When: Thursday, March 15, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Where: Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Dr., Midlothian
Contact: 318-8977 or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 

Spring Lawn Care
What: Are you frustrated with your lawn? Learn research-based practices that will maximize your time, energy and money to get a great looking lawn.
When: Thursday, March 20, 6-8 p.m.
Where: North Courthouse Library, 325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: Call 751-4401 or email vce@chesterfield.gov for registration and information.

Mystery Palooza
What: Those interested in writing and publishing can join the discussion with Sisters-in-Crime and their panel of authors about the mystery of writing and publishing. Registration begins March 10
When: Saturday, March 24, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 

Photography Exhibit: Beauty Everywhere
What: Photography by Roger Walk
When: The exhibit is on display now and ends on March 31
Where: Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester
Contact: 318-8977 or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 


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