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05-17-17 Upcoming Programs: Week of May 17

For Immediate Release

Upcoming Programs: Week of Week of May 17

May 17, 2017
Communications and Media

June 2017

Legislative Forum; Seniors, Got Voice?
What: At this interactive forum, a professional panel and other Chesterfield
County seniors will talk about how you can make a difference in the state legislature. Listen to experienced advocates discuss the legislative process in Virginia, bills relating to the cost of prescription drugs and Medicare insurance options for adults under 65. Learn how to your lawmaker about issues of concern.
When: Thursday, June 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents/  
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov  

Midlothian Mines Tour
What: This guided tour will allow 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, June 3, 10-11 a.m.
Information: The fee for this program is $8 per person. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4946. To register, call 748-1623 and request Course# 32173.

Midlothian Mines Geocache
What: Explore the ruins of the Grove Shaft and learn about the coalmining history of Midlothian while searching for caches. This program enables participants to participate in a scavenger hunt to uncover clues of this historic site, while learning GPS skills. Use our 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, June 3, 2-4 p.m.
Information: The fee for this program is $10 per person. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4946. To register, call 748-1623 and request Course #32170.

Chesterfield Maker Expo
What: A family-friendly event that includes a variety of makers who will demonstrate or work with you to create everything from robots, printmaking to coding and crafts.
When: Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Career and Technical Center, 10101 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov  

Caregiver Connection Support Group
What: Caregiver Connection is a monthly support group for those who are caring for an adult with physical or cognitive deterioration, usually a parent or spouse
When: Tuesday, June 6, 4-5:15 p.m.
Where: Lucy Corr Village, Assisted Living Friendship Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield 23832
Information: http://www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents/  
Contact: 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@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, June 7-July 12, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services, 6801 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield
Information: Pre-registration is required. The cost is $50 per family.
Contact: Robin Jones, 717-6540, jonesr@chesterfield.gov  or Sonya Allen, 717-6546, or Ashley Rogers, 717-6739, or visit http://parenting.chesterfield.gov  and click on “Parent Education Classes.”

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
What: This six-week program helps people with on-going health conditions to self-manage their conditions and take control of their lives. Participants will learn how to develop manageable action plans for their chronic diseases. Topics will include goal setting, problem solving, physical activity, healthy eating and more.
When: Wednesdays, June 7-July 19, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road, North Chesterfield
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents/  
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov  

Business Before Hours: Doing Business with the Commonwealth
What: The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity will provide information about how to do business with the state. Registration is required and begins May 24.
When: Wednesday, June 7, 8-9 a.m.
Where: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, 23234
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov  

Henricus Home School Day – Natural Resources of the James River
What: Experience an educational program designed to help meet home-school curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum. Students will learn how the James River, also known as the Powhatan Flue, was important to the English and Powhatan inhabitants and how it continues to be important today. Students will be divided by age to work on appropriate activities and curriculum.
When: Thursday, June 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: For ages 4-14. Cost: $14 per student; $8 for accompanying adult. Henricus Patrons: $12 per student; accompanying adults free.
Contact: Call 318-8797 by June 5 to register.

“Hiking Through History” Geology “Rock Hounds” Tour
What: This tour will enable visitors to experience the history of the county’s only coal mine park and discover the geological formations that exist. Learn about the development of coal and discover fossil deposits. Bring bottled water and wear comfortable shoes.
Where: Midlothian Mines Park, 13286 North Woolridge Road, Chesterfield
When: Friday, June 9, 10 a.m.-noon
Information: The fee for this program is $8 per person. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4946. To register, call 748-1623 and request Course #32179

Webelos Earth Rocks Workshop
What: This program is for Cub Scouts who want to complete their requirements for a badge focused 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, June 10, 2-4 p.m.
Information: The fee for this program is $10 per scout. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4946. To register, call 748-1623 and request Course #32174.

Everything You Need to Know About Estate Planning
What: Plan for the unexpected in life. Find out what wills, advanced medical directives, power of attorney and other legal tools can do to protect you, your loved ones, and your property. Registration is required and begins May 27.
When: Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: North Courthouse Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov  

Opioid Overdoes and Naloxone Education Program
What: REVIVE is a Virginia Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program, helping participants learn how to recognize, and respond, to opioid overdose emergencies by administering naloxone, a mediation that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
When: Wednesday, June 14, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., North Chesterfield
Contact: To register or for more information, contact Debbie Severt, 717-6839.

Small Business Legal Issues
What: Learn how to organize your business, what entity to choose, how to file government paperwork, and how to avoid risk and limit your personal liability. Registration is required and begins June 1.
When: Thursday, June 15, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Chester Library, 11800 Centre St, Chester
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov  

Introduction to Online Genealogy Research
What: Learn how to conduct and organize your own genealogical research using free online tools, including Ancestry.com. Registration is required and begins June 1
When: Thursday, June 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.,
Where: LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Rd, North Chesterfield, 23236
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov  

Howlett Line Van Tour
What: Learn about Civil War sites that were part of a Confederate line of defenses known as the Howlett Line. Constructed in late May 1864, this defensive position prevented Federal troops from launching further operations and kept the Army of the James entrenched on the peninsula. This tour will include stops at Battery Dantzler, Parker’s Battery, Ware Bottom Church Battlefield, Howlett Line Park and Fort Wead. Transportation provided from Henricus. Space is limited. Wear comfortable shoes.
When: Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: The fee for this program is $15 per person. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: To register, visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com . For more information about the programs, call Bryan Truzzie at 751-4946 or email at truzzieb@chesterfield.gov .

Henricus Discovery Days – Children of Arrohateck
What: Learn about what life would be like for the youngest Powhatan Indians who lived long ago. Activities include a story, short tour and activities in the Indian village of Arrohateck and a make-and-take craft. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
When: Thursday, June 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: For ages 3-10. Cost: $10 for each child; $7 for each adult. Henricus Patrons $8 for each child; $5 accompanying adult.
Contact: Call 318-8797 by June 19 to register.

Trades of Antiquity
What: Come join Henricus Historical Park staff and the South East Virginia Primitive Skills Group for a weekend of historic skills. See demonstrations of life skills and trades from the pre-contact and Colonial eras in Virginia such as flint-knapping, fire-starting, wood-turning, broom-weaving, soap-making, trapping, hide preparation and blacksmithing. Examples of artifacts made will be available for purchase.
When: Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251, Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3-12. Henricus Patrons free.
Contact: Call Henricus Historical Park, 748-1611.

Camp Pocahontas
What: Campers will explore the environment and life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people through demonstrations, activities and arts and crafts. In the re-created Powhatan settlement of Arrohateck, hands-on activities will include cooking, farming, hunting, house and canoe-building, fish-net weaving and making of pottery, arrows and tools. Make-and-take crafts included.
When: Monday, June 26-Friday, June 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Cost: $200/Patrons $185
Contact: Call Henricus Historical Park, 318-8797, by June 22.

“Hiking Through History” – Historic Point of Rocks Tour
What: This tour will enable visitors to learn about the Civil War history at Dodd Park. Take a relaxing walk down to Ashton Creek Marsh and view some of the remaining fortifications constructed in 1864. View the remnants of an old causeway used by Union troops during the first battles of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Explore Historic Point of Rocks and learn about the location of a Union hospital and walk out to the bluff overlooking the Appomattox river. Bring bottled water and wear comfortable shoes.
Where: R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks, 201 Enon Church Road, Chesterfield
When: Friday, June 30, 10 a.m.-noon
Information: The fee for this program is $8 per person. Payment must be made in advance.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4946. To register, call 748-1623 and request Course #32181

Coping with Your Young Child’s Behavior: The Preschool/Early Elementary Years
What: This eight-week class for parents teaches practical ways to deal with the challenging behaviors of young children, ages 2-8. The sessions will emphasize practical approaches with attention given to these topics: understanding individual temperaments and development, following directions, using effective, appropriate discipline, handling temper tantrums, avoiding power struggles and teaching new behaviors.
When: Tuesdays, June 27-August 22 (except July 4), 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Southside Church of the Nazarene Church, 6851 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Information: Pre-registration is required. The cost is $50 per family.
Contact: Whitney Kern, 717-6547, kernw@chesterfield.gov  or visit http://parenting.chesterfield.gov  and click on “Parent Education Classes.”

July 2017

Camp Pocahontas II (New)
What: Campers, ages 6-10, will explore the environment and life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people through demonstrations, activities and arts and crafts. In our re-created Powhatan settlement of Arrohateck, hands-on activities at camp will include cooking, farming, hunting, house and canoe building, fish net weaving and making of pottery, arrows and tools. Make-and-take crafts included. Registration required by July 6.
When: Monday, July 10-Friday July 14, 9 a.m.-4p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Road Chester
Information: Cost: $200. Henricus Patrons: $185
Contact: Call 318-8797 to register by July 6.

ADHD Workshop: Skill Building and Support Group
What: This workshop is for rising second-grade through sixth-grade students with a diagnosis of ADHD/ADD. This class will help children better understand ADHD/ADD and develop skills for success. Topics include getting organized, staying focused, thinking before acting and managing feelings.
When: Mondays, July 10-July 31, 1-1:45p.m. for rising second and third-graders; 2-2:45 p.m. for rising fourth and fifth graders and 3-3:45p.m. for rising middle schoolers
Where: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Information: Pre-registration is required. The cost is $50 per family.
Contact: Robin Jones, 717-6540, Ginger Dotter, 768-7747, or Rebecca Campbell, 717-6635, or visit http://parenting.chesterfield.gov  and click on “Parent Education Classes.”

Diggin’ in History Summer Archaeology Camp
What: This camp is designed for children, ages 8-14, who will learn how to search for clues from the past. Hands-on activities include site surveys, conducting shovel test pits, taking screen soil samples, conducting excavations and participating in artifact repair and reconstruction. A field trip is included with the price on the last day of camp.
When: Three sessions: July 17-21, August 7-11 and August 21-25. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield
Information: Cost is $100/camper. Prepaid registration and payment are required in advance. Snacks and drinks provided for campers.
Contact: Registration can be accomplished through PayPal at www.chesterfieldhistory.com . For more information, call 751-4946.

Henricus Historical Park: Agriculture Through the Centuries Teacher Workshop (New)
What: Join educators of Henricus Historical Park and Agriculture in the Classroom staff for an SOL-aligned workshop focusing on history, culture and the agriculture of Colonial-era Virginia. The workshop will include Colonial and Virginia Indian history and agricultural history talks. There will be grade-level-appropriate hands-on activities relating to primary sources and questioning strategies. All public, private and home-school educators are welcome. Teacher re-certification hours available.
When: Thursday, July 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Free and lunch included.
Contact: Call Henricus Historical Park, 318-8731.

Helping Children Cope with Divorce and Separation
What: This educational group is for third, fourth and fifth grade students whose parents are divorced or separated. It is facilitated by two prevention consultants who have more than 20 years of experience. The group addresses common struggles children face when their parents live in separate homes.
When: Thursdays, July 20-Aug. 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Information: Pre-registration is required. The cost is $20 per child.
Contact: Ginger Dotter, 768-7747, dotterg@chesterfield.gov  or Ashley Rogers, 717-6739, rogersa@chesterfield.gov  or visit http://parenting.chesterfield.gov  and click on “Parent Education Classes.”

Heritage Crafts and Games Summer Camp
What: This camp features many of the common period games that children enjoyed during the 17th and 18th centuries. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in colonial activities including calligraphy, candle dipping, butter churning, soap making and pottery. Kids can make various crafts each day, including medicine bags, dolls, cattail boats, clay pots and others.
When: Monday-Friday, July 24-28 and August 14-18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Magnolia Grange, Chesterfield County Museum, and Historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield
Information: Cost: $100 Ages 8-14. Space is limited. Snacks and drinks provided for campers.
Contact: Registration can be accomplished through PayPal at www.chesterfieldhistory.com . For more information, call 751-4946.

August 2017

James River Camp (New)
What: Discover the environmental features of the historic James River as 17th century Virginia Indians and Colonial settlers would have seen it. Paddle a kayak and identify how the plants and animals of the river were hunted, gathered and used throughout history. Understand how the river changed course at Dutch Gap during the Civil War and see how it is used today. Registration required by August 11. Limited space available.
When: Tuesday, Aug. 15-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Appropriate for ages 9-12. Cost: $120. Henricus Patrons: $110
Contact: Call 318-8797 by August 11 to register.


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