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04-11-18 Upcoming Programs: Week of April 11

For Immediate Release

Upcoming Programs: Week of April 11

April 11, 2018
Communications and Media

April

Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame

What: The Chesterfield County Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame to honor and celebrate Chesterfield County volunteers ages 60 and older. If you know a senior who has rendered outstanding volunteer service after the age of 60, consider nominating him or her for this prestigious program.
When:Nominations must be received at the Senior Advocate’s Office by 5 p.m. on April 13. A ceremony to honor all nominees and to announce the inductees will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2 p.m.
Where: Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield
Contact: Forms also are available at all Chesterfield County libraries, at http://www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorVolunteerHallofFame or by calling 768-7878.


Grass Roots

What: Grass Roots is a Healthy Virginia Lawns program, which helps home owners properly care for their lawns. Through this program, education is provided about best-management practices that help to minimize negative effects on the Chesapeake Bay and Chowan River Watershed.
When:Registration open now through May 20.
Where: Sign-up online through the Cooperative Extension website or at the Cooperative Extension Office.
Information: The program involves a home visit by a trained Master Gardener Volunteer who will measure your lawn, take a soil sample and provide personalized recommendations based on a detailed site evaluation. The program fee is $25 and covers the cost of supplies, materials and one soil test. Additional soil samples are $11 each with a maximum of three.
Contact: For more information, contact Cooperative Extension, 751-4401 or vce@chesterfield.gov 


Learn Your Landscape

What: A=This Master Gardener program helps people achieve their landscaping goals. If you have just moved into a new home and have no idea what is in your yard, or if you have a garden or flower bed you would like to establish, this is the program for you. Let our Master Gardeners evaluate and give you personalized advice based on your space and what you would like to do with it.
When:Registration open now through May 20.
Where: Sign-up online through the Cooperative Extension website or at the Cooperative Extension Office.
Information: Learn Your Landscape includes a 1.5-hour on-site evaluation by a trained Master Gardener volunteer to obtain a basic landscape inventory and determine homeowners needs, from growing native plants to having a healthy, sustainable yard and garden. Also included is a follow-up consultation and a personalized reference binder with tips and suggestions. The cost of the program is $30.
Contact: For more information, contact Cooperative Extension, 751-4401 or vce@chesterfield.gov 


April is Alcohol Awareness Month: Talk. They Hear You Campaign

What: Chesterfield County and Chesterfield County Public Schools have launched Talk. They Hear You., a new national public service announcement (PSA) campaign that empowers parents to talk to children about the dangers of underage drinking. The campaign was created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA, to increase awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. The campaign raises parents' awareness about these issues and arms them with the information they need to help start a conversation about alcohol with their children before they become teenagers.
Although the 2016 Chesterfield Prevention Needs Assessment Survey showed that underage drinking rates are trending downwards in Chesterfield County, alcohol remains the most used substance by 8th, 10th and 12th graders. Underage drinking can have an impact on the rest of a child’s life but parents can be a major influence on their children’s drinking, especially during the preteen and early teen years. Since many parents find it difficult to begin these conversations, Talk. They Hear You. provides them with a variety of tools to talk to their children about this important topic.
When:March 26-April 30
Information: The campaign features a series of TV, radio, and print PSAs, in English and Spanish, and other parent resources. The PSAs show parents "seizing the moment" to talk with their children about alcohol, such as while preparing dinner or doing chores together.
Contact: Visit bit.ly/wetalked for more tips and information. To watch the video, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC8zNEbdtbQ. For more parenting information and classes, contact MHSS Prevention Services, 768-7800.


First Friday Coloring Club

What: Adults are welcome to drop and color Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden coloring prints and relax over free coffee. Materials provided.
When: First Friday of each month, 3-5 p.m.
Where: LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 


Art Exhibit Paper Fantasies

What: Artist Sherrie Barnes Bowman displays her work, a fantasy of torn paper and abstract techniques.
When:Now thorough May 31
Where: Chester Library, 11800 Centre St., Chester
Contact: 318-8977 or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 


Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul Caregiving Conference

What: This workshop for families and caregivers will be held in North Chesterfield. The keynote speaker’s topic is about Bobbi Carducci, author of “Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver.” Workshops will also be announced soon with topics relating to caregiving. Visit our website in early February for more details on keynote speaker and workshop sessions. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP is required.
When: Wednesday, April 18, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Note change in time)
Where: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Information:www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: Senior Advocate’s Office, 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


Kinship Connection

What: Come and join with grandparents and other kin who are raising a child to network, share stories and help each other. Child care is provided. Open to anyone in the community and you do not have to be a Chesterfield resident to attend.
When: Thursday, April 19, 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway, Chesterfield
Information:www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: Senior Advocate’s Office, 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


Chesterfield Triad

What: Triad works to enhance the quality of life for and reduce crime against senior citizens.
When:T hursday, April 19, 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Information:www.chesterfield.gov/triad
Contact: Senior Advocate’s Office, 768-7878, or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


A Garden of Dyes: The Art and Technique of Using Natural Dyes

What: Join Mike Grant, a dyed-in-the-wool spinner, to learn about the types of dyes that were used to color textiles in the past. Equipment, techniques, and some of the many plant sources of dye, such as indigo and woad, will be discussed. Turmeric dye will be demonstrated.
When: Wednesday, April 25, 11 a.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop (on Chesterfield’s Historic Courthouse Green along Route 10/Ironbridge Road)
Information: While the event is free, donations are welcome. This is a 50+ Active Lifestyles History Program. To register, call 768-7311.
Contact: County Museum at 768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com 


Spring Plant Sale

What: Chesterfield County students from CTC at Courthouse present their annual Greenhouse Sale with a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, decorative and landscaping plants. This sale is sponsored by the Chesterfield Life Changing Academy.
When: Thursday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Rain date Friday, April 27)
Thursday, May 10, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Rain date Friday, May 11)
Where: Chesterfield County Government Complex, 6819 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
(On the sidewalk between the county administration building and the Chesterfield County Museum.)
Information: Cash or checks accepted. Vegetables and Herbs include: Cilantro, Cucumber, Dill, Habanero Pepper, Jalapeño Pepper, Lavender Lemon Basil, Lettuce, Oregano, Parsley, Red Basil, Rosemary, Sage, Squash, Sweet Basil, Sweet Peppers, Thyme, Tomato. Decorative Plants include: Coleus, Ferns, Geraniums, Marigolds and Petunias. Hanging baskets also are available.
Contact: For more information, contact call 704-2155 or email Renita_Davis-Kelley@ccpsnet.net.


Seed to Sale – Annual Henricus Plant Sale

What: Henricus Historical Park is pleased to offer heirloom plant varieties for home gardens. Vegetable, herb and fruit seedlings will be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Henricus Children’s Education Fund. Your purchase supports the development of new agricultural programs involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM Education). Specific information about the plants to be sold will be on the website closer to the sale date.
When: Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Road Chester
Information: Free to attend, plants available for purchase.
Contact: Call Henricus Historical Park 748-1611 or visit http://henricus.org 


May

From Book to Movie Night: The Jungle Book

What: Watch your favorite classic children’s books on the big screen! Popcorn and drinks provided. Registration begins two weeks before program.
When: Thursday, May 3, 5-7 p.m.
Where: LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 


Reaching Toward Hope Exhibit

What: Artist Constance de Bordenave will discuss the creation of “Reaching Toward Hope and a Future,” an art exhibit about the refugee experience. Learn about local work with refugees and how to become involved.
When: Thursday, May 3, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 


Introduction to Online Genealogy

What: Learn how to conduct genealogical research using free online tools, including the library’s access to Ancestry.com. Registration is required.
When: Tuesday, May 8, 7-8 p.m.
Where: LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 


Rain Barrel Workshops

What: Chesterfield County, in cooperation with the James River Soil and Water Conservation District and the Chesterfield County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, will hold rain barrel workshops during which participants in will learn about water conservation and build their own rain barrels to take home. Tools and assistance provided. The event will be held rain or shine.
When: Saturdays, May 19 and June 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds main exhibition building, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Information: The workshops fill up fast so early registration is suggested. Cost: $40.00
Contact: For more information, contact Lorne Field at 748-1920.


Herb Container Gardening

What: Fresh, fragrant herbs can be grown easily in small spaces. Learn the basics of container gardening from a Chesterfield County Master Gardener. Registration begins May 5.
When: Saturday, May 19, 1-2 p.m.
Where: Bon Air, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 


Henricus Home School Day – 17th Century Sciences and Technology

What: Experience a home-school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at our living history museum. Students will learn how changes in religion, economics, government, education and the sciences in 17th century Europe helped to fuel the Age of Exploration and Colonization of America. Work on site learning 17th century technology and simple machines. Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.
When: Thursday, May 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Road Chester
Information: Designed for children ages 4-14. Registration required by May 21. Cost is $18 per student or $5 for children ages 2-3. $13 for each accompanying adult. Henricus Patrons: $13 per student or $3 for children ages 2-3. Accompanying adults are free.

Contact: Call Henricus Historical Park, 318-8797.


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