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09-20-17 Upcoming Programs: Week of September 20

For Immediate Release

Upcoming Programs: Week of September 20

September 20, 2017
Communications and Media

September 2017 

Chester Art Exhibit
What: This exhibit is of a vintage collection of postcards.
When: September and October
Where: Chester Library, 11800 Centre Street, Chester
Contact: 318-8977 or visithttp://library.chesterfield.gov 

Social Media and Seniors - Chesterfield TRIAD (Note corrected address)
What: Chesterfield Triad promotes safety for older adults in our community and meets monthly. In September, participants will learn about the latest scams involving seniors, enjoy coffee and socialize with others.
When: Thursday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Where: Southminster Presbyterian Church 7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Information: The program is sponsored by Chesterfield Senior Advocate, Parks and Recreation and Senior Connections. http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

La Prade Library Tour - Kinship Connection Support Group (New)
What: Join grandparents and other kin who are raising a child at the LaPrade Library. Librarians will lead us in a tour of the library, present a story time for young children, and show adults and older students how to navigate the library’s databases from home to help with school assignments.
When: Thursday, Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
Where: La Prade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, Chesterfield
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Community Conversation
What: Meadowdale Library is holding a series of community conversations to explore current issues. WRIC Channel 8 Anchor Juan Conde will facilitate the September session focused on the topic: Unrest.
When: Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, North Chesterfield
Contact: 318-8778 or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 

Chesterfield County 4-H Recruiting Teen Counselors for Summer Camp
What: Chesterfield 4-H looking for outstanding teen leaders to fill summer camp
counselor positions. Teens must be at least 14 years old and no older than 18 as of January 1, 2018.
When: Selected teens would be required to attend monthly trainings starting in November (detailed days and times listed in actual application)
Where: Trainings will be held at Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian. The 4-H summer camp is held at the Jamestown 4-H Center, 3751 4-H Club Road, Williamsburg.
Information: Each summer Chesterfield 4-H offers a one-week residential camp for youth, ages 9-13, at the Jamestown 4-H Center. Not only is this a great opportunity for 180 campers, but it’s also one for the 28 teens selected to serve as camp counselors. 4-H Camp Counselors have great responsibilities: They supervise campers, show positive attitude, lead by example, assist with 4-H camp staff in classes and programs and exhibit all the traits of good character. While not a paid position, teens receive credit for 96 hours of volunteer service and the experience of a lifetime. All interested teens must apply by Friday, Sept. 22. After that, they must complete an interview with the 4-H Agent and, if selected, must attend mandatory monthly trainings, which begin in November.
Contact: To request an application, contact Bethany Eigel at 751-4401 or eigelb@chesterfield.gov 

Radical Reels Film Festival
What: Faster, steeper, higher, deeper! View high adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Epic, big-mountain ski and snowboard descents, nail-biting speed climbing, stomach-turning kayaking drops and pounding mountain bike rides.
When: Saturday, Sept. 23, 7-9 p.m.
Where: James River High School, 3700 James River Road, Chesterfield
Information: $5 advance tickets available through Friday, Sept. 15, call 748-1623.
Tickets also will be sold at the door beginning at 6 p.m. on the day of show. Course 32895
Contact: Noel Losen, 748-1129

Godspeed Days – School & Adult Tours of Henricus and Godspeed
What: Participate in a specialized guided tour with Indian and English interpreters at the re-created Citie of Henricus and the Powhatan community of Arrohateck. Then, board Jamestown’s colonial-era sailing ship, Godspeed. Hands-on activities included. This special opportunity is available only for two days every other year, so bookings fill quickly. All school (public, private, home) and adult groups (adult groups have afternoon hours) are welcome on these special days. The tour day runs for 2.5 hours, and bookings begin at 9 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. Pre-registration is REQUIRED by calling 804-318-8797. No walk-in attendance allowed during the morning hours. Individual walk-in attendance welcome from 1- 2 p.m.
When: Monday, Sept. 25-Tuesday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Road Chester
Information: School Group Cost: $14 per student; 1:10 teacher chaperones free. Additional adults: $10 each. Adult Group Cost: $14 per adult
Contact: To register, call Henricus Historical Park, 318-8797.

Master Gardener Open House in Chesterfield County
What: Interested in mastering your garden skills? Come to the annual Master Gardener Open House to learn more about the programs and services provided to residents by Master Gardeners. Get details about the upcoming Master Gardener training class of 2018. Explore ways to expand your gardening skills with upcoming seminars.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 3-6 p.m.
Where: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Information: Applications are being accepted through Oct. 20, and the training program will begin in 2018. To download an application or read more about the program, visit http://www.chesterfield.gov/mastergardener/.
Contact: 751-4401 or moultona@chesterfield.gov 

Fun at the Fairgrounds
What: Celebrate Active Aging Week by participating in this free event for adults 50+. There will be health screenings, flu shots, games, Zumba and line dancing. Visit vendors who provide services for older adults. There also will be door prizes and more! Entertainment is provided by Manny Green Entertainment. At 9:30 a.m., join us for a warm-up and walk around the fairgrounds.
When: Thursday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Information: The program is sponsored by Chesterfield Senior Advocate, Parks and Recreation and Senior Connections. http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Fall Turf Weeds 101:
What: Fall is the ideal time to control cool-season perennials and annual weeds. Unlike the summer, when weeds are focusing on top-growth, during the fall weeds store energy in their root system and are more susceptible to herbicide applications. Come to this free seminar and get a head start on controlling next winter’s and spring’s weeds.
When: Thursday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m.
Where: Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian
Contact: Space is limited. To register online, visit http://bit.ly/ready2growVCE or call the Extension Office at 751-4401 to register for this free seminar.

Fun at the Fairgrounds
What: Celebrate Active Aging Week as you join others for this free event for adults 50+. Participate in health screenings, flu shots, games, Zumba and line dancing. Visit vendors who provide a service for older adults, door prizes and more! Entertainment is provided by Manny Green Entertainment. At 9:30 a.m., join us for a warm-up and walk around the fairgrounds.
When: Thursday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-12 noon
Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield.
Information: The program is sponsored by Chesterfield Senior Advocate, Parks and Recreation and Senior Connections. http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Eat Smart, Move More: Family Nutrition Program
What: This six-week session shows participants how cooking can be fun and how to save money shopping for groceries. Registration is required two weeks before each session.
When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1-3 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 17, 1-3 p.m.
Where: LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: 318-8988 or visithttp://library.chesterfield.gov 

Hightop Mountain
What: Hike to the summit of Hightop Mountain in Shenandoah National Park for fall views of Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Follow the Appalachian Trail south for a 2.8-mile hike to the summit. Total hike will be about 5.6 miles with 1,480 feet of elevation gain.
When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Meet at Rockwood Park, 3401 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Information: Cost is$32/person.
Contact: Mark Battista, 318-8735

Midlothian Mines Tour
What: This guided tour will enable participants to learn more about the coal mining history surrounding Midlothian. Learn about the earliest commercial coal mines in America, discover the history of one of the earliest railroads, learn the history of the Midlothian Turnpike and view a reproduction of the headstock that would have been part of the coal mining at the site.
Where: Midlothian Mines Park, 13286 North Woolridge Road, Midlothian
When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 10-11 a.m.
Information: The fee for this program is $8/person. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4946. To register, call 748-1623 and request Course# 32622.

Midlothian Mines Geocache
What: Explore the ruins of the Grove Shaft and learn about the coal-mining history of Midlothian while searching for caches during a scavenger hunt. This program enables participants to uncover clues at this historic site while learning GPS skills. Use Garmin hand-held receivers to hunt for caches. For adults and youth ages 8 and older. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Where: Midlothian Mines Park, 13286 North Woolridge Road, Midlothian
When: Saturday, Sept. 30, noon-2 p.m.
Information: The fee for this program is $10/person. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4946. To register, call 748-1623 and request Course# 32619.

Webelos Earth Rocks Workshop
What: This program is geared for Cub Scouts looking to complete their requirements for a badge focusing on geology and rock formations. Participants will learn how to conduct a scale hardness test of rocks, learn about classifications of rocks, rock types and how coal is formed. Scouts will be provided a tour of the park and view geological formations while learning about various processes.
Where: Midlothian Mines Park, 13286 North Woolridge Road, Midlothian
When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 3-5 p.m.
Information: The fee for this program is $10/scout. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4946. To register, call 748-1623 and request Course# 32623.

October 2017 

Henricus Adult Group Program Open House
What: See what we have to offer to your club, church group, college class or organization. Enjoy our group tours and demonstrations from our new Adult Programs. Light refreshments available. Note: these tours and programs will preview our Adult Programs.
What: Thursday,Oct. 5, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester 

Information: Free-of-Charge, although donations to our Title I Scholarship fund are greatly appreciated.
Contact: Registration recommended by calling 318-8797.

Fall Career Fair
What: Fall into a new career! Join the First Choice Employment Center for a Fall Career Fair. This event will host numerous area employers and prospective employees can talk directly to employers who are currently hiring. The event is free and open to the public. Applicants should bring their resumes and come professionally dressed. Online application assistance will be provided, if needed.
When: Thursday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., N. Chesterfield
Contact: 748-1100 or employmentcenter@chesterfield.gov 

Teen Read Week: Harry Potter Masquerade
What: This masquerade ball is for middle and high school students.
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m.
Where: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Contact: 318-8499 or visithttp://library.chesterfield.gov 

Getting to Know Your Young Child
What: This class is for parents who want to learn more about the basic needs of young children (newborns to preschoolers). Topics will include how children develop, how they learn through play, how to handle challenging behavior, and how to raise secure, confident children.
When: Wednesdays, Oct. 11-Nov. 15, 3:30.-5 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Families First, 9842 Lori Road, Suite 102, Chesterfield
Information: Pre-registration is required. The cost is $50 per family.
Contact: Sonya Allen 804-717-6546 or Ashley Rogers 804-717-6739 or visit http://parenting.chesterfield.gov and click on “Parent Education Classes.”

Citizen’s Fire Academy
What: The Citizen’s Fire Academy in Chesterfield gives participants a unique insight into what services the fire department provides and what it is like to be a firefighter. Sessions include:

  • History of the fire service and fire prevention
  • Fire operations and incident review
  • Portable fire extinguisher training
  • Live demonstrations and hands-on evolutions
  • Special Operations including Hazmat, dive and technical rescue
  • Emergency Medical Services operations and MedFlight
  • Emergency Communications Center tour
  • Fire Station Tour

When: Thursday, Oct. 12-Thursday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield
Contact: To register, call 748-1426 or email firemarshal@chesterfield.gov.

Thinking Money: Exhibit Kickoff and Coffeehouse
What: This is the first of a series of financial literacy programs for teens and tweens. Drop in and explore the exhibit and begin the process of learning successful money management.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. (Exhibit runs Oct. 24-Nov. 29)
Where: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road
Contact: 318-8499 or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 

November 2017 

Going Native: Selecting Virginia Native Plants (New)
What: With a little planning and careful selection of plants, anyone can have a native plant landscape that works in harmony with the environment, provides a haven for native wildlife, provides nectar and pollen for butterflies, bees and other pollinators, and is attractive in most urban settings.
When: Wednesday, Nov.8, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Chester Library, 11800 Centre Street, Chester
Contact: Space is limited. To register online, visit http://bit.ly/ready2growVCE
or call the Extension Office at 751-4401 to register for this free seminar.


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