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04-19-17 Upcoming Programs: Week of April 19

For Immediate Release

Upcoming Programs: Week of Week of April 19

April 19, 2017
Communications and Media

April 2017 

Landscape for Life
What: The Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension Office offers the Learn Your Landscape Program. For $30, homeowners can have trained Chesterfield Master Gardeners visit their homes and help them learn about their landscapes. Program includes a site evaluation and program materials. The level of detail recorded on the site evaluation is dependent on property size and landscape diversity.
When: Site visits will take place from April 1-Sept. 30
Where: Chesterfield Cooperative Extension Office, 6807 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: The cost is $30 and site visits are limited to 1.5 hours.
Contact: Call 751-4401 or email vce@chesterfield.gov for information. Download the application at http://bit.ly/LoveYourLandscape 

Chesterfield’s Safe Exchange Zone, Chesterfield Triad
What: Participants will learn about the Safe Exchange Zone, located at the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office. Hear about the Zones’ implementation, history, safety concerns surrounding custody and good exchanges, statistics and more. Attendees will receive a free bandage dispenser with the Safe Exchange Zone address. Chesterfield Triad promotes safety for older adults.
When: Thursday, April 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Community Emergency Response Team, CERT, Training
What: This training teaches residents to be better prepared for disasters and emergencies. This 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 and advanced emergency care, terrorism awareness, emergency communications and disaster psychology. Graduates earn certificates and receive CERT emergency gear.
When: Begins April 27, 6-9:30 p.m. – Held each Monday and Wednesday for four consecutive weeks
Where: Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 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 April 20.
Contact: Online registration is available at www.chesterfield.gov/CERT/, by emailing CERT@chesterfield.gov, or by calling 804-751-CERT (2378).

The Virginia Boat Club's Learn-To-Row
What: The Virginia Boat Club's Learn-To-Row program teaches adults how to
sweep row in a rowing shell (four- or eight-person boats with a coxswain). In the class, students will learn the proper rowing technique, as well as parts of the stroke, blade technique as well as rowing terminology and boat safety. Bring water to each to stay hydrated. Form-fitting clothing is best, since baggy clothing can get caught in the sliding seats while rowing. Also wear athletic shoes and sports socks.
When: Mondays and Wednesdays, April 24-May 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 7:30-9 a.m.
Where: Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Road, Midlothian
Contact: Sign up at http://virginiaboatclub.wildapricot.org/ 

AARP’s HomeFit Guide, Chesterfield Council on Aging
What: AARP Community Ambassador Ron Styles will present AARP’s HomeFit Guide. The guide was created to help seniors stay in their homes longer by turning them into “lifelong homes.” Learn about solutions that range from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements that are more involved and require skilled expertise, but are worth the expense.
When: April 27, 9-10:30 a.m.
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

Bermuda Hundred Campaign Van Tour
What: This guided tour will enable participants to visit sites that were crucial during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign of 1864. Discover why other military engagements overshadowed this campaign. The tour includes stops at Dutch Gap, Battery Dantzler, Point of Rocks and Drewry’s Bluff. Transportation provided from Henricus Park. Space is limited. Wear comfortable shoes.
When: Saturday, April 29, 1-5 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, contact Bryan Truzzie at 751-4946 or email at truzzieb@chesterfield.gov.

May 2017 

Senior Community Academy
What: Tuesdays, May 9-July 18, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
When: The academy includes visual presentations, question-and-answer sessions, tours and a variety of practical exercises. The Senior Community Academy is free and is open to all county residents and business owners, as well as members of any community or civic organization located in Chesterfield County, who are age 55 or older. Applicants will be screened for activities that may disqualify them from participating in the academy. Applications due by April 28.
Where: Community Services Building, 2730 Hicks Road, Chesterfield
Contact: For more information or an application, call Career Officer Craig Eckrich at 706-2982 or email EckrichC@chesterfield.gov.

June 2017 

Getting to Know Your Young Child (New)
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”

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.

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. Stay as long as you like. 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 weavingand 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.

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