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07-19-17 Upcoming Programs: Week of July 19

For Immediate Release

Upcoming Programs: Week of Week of July 19

July 19, 2017
Communications and Media

July 2017 

Meditation Hour
What: Drop-in and explore meditation at your own pace through self-guided learning. Mats provided.
When: Mondays, 3-4 p.m.
Where: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, North Chesterfield
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 

50+ Active Lifestyle Programs
What: Join us for some fun, free activities this summer, including:
When: Indoor Badminton – Come re-learn the game you grew up with! Join fellow players for weekly recreational play on Mondays, July-August, 2-4 p.m. Drop-in, no registration required.
Game Day Monday! – Come play your favorite card games, such as Hand and Foot, Mahjong and Bridge. Mondays, July-August, 9:30 a.m.-noon.
Bridge – Practice your skills. Wednesdays, July-August, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W Huguenot Road, Chesterfield
Contact: To register, call Chesterfield Parks and Recreation, 748-1623, one week in advance. For details, call Elizabeth Markham, 212-8815, or Kim Graves, 751-4753.

Free Summer Meals for Children and Teens
What: Summer food program serving children and teens under the age of 18.
When: June 19-Sept. 1
Where: Chester Library, 11800 Centre Street, Chester, Tuesdays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road, South Chesterfield, Mondays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Rd., North Chesterfield, Mondays-Thursdays11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., North Chesterfield, Mondays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Contact: 751-CCPL or visithttp://library.chesterfield.gov. 

Webelos Earth Rocks Workshop
What: This program is for Cub Scouts who want to complete their requirements for a badge 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, July 22, 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 #32177.

Medicare Basics
What: Learn how to apply for Medicare or how to make changes to your existing Medicare plan during open enrollment. Registration is required and begins Aug. 10
When: Thursday, Aug. 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where” Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: 318-8966 or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov.

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.

REVIVE: Opioid Overdoes and Naloxone Education Program
What: REVIVE is a Virginia Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program, helping people 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, July 26, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: To register or for more information, contact Debbie Severt, 717-6839.

Musical Lecture Series with The Press Gang
What: The Press Gang sings historical music including sea shanties (1700's-1800's), Civil War music, Victorian Christmas and Celtic pub music all while dressed authentically for the period they are singing about.
When: Wednesday, July 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W Huguenot Road, Chesterfield
Contact: Course #32273. For details about this free program, call Elizabeth Markham, 212-8815, or Kim Graves, 751-4753.
 

August 2017 

Fall Vegetable Gardening
What: Planting fall crops may be the last thing on your mind during the dog days of summer, but growing a garden to maturity before cold weather sets in means getting started in mid- to late-summer.
When: Monday, Aug. 7, 3 p.m.
Where: Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road, South Chesterfield
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.

Body Mechanics for the Gardner
What: Learn the proper postures and motions for different garden tasks to maximize efficiency and decrease discomfort. Registration is required.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1-2 p.m.
Where: Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: 318-8966 or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 

Planting Leafy Greens
What: Cool season greens such as lettuce, kale and chard are incredibly nutritious and easy to grow. Started from seed or transplants, these vegetables will thrive in cool weather and don’t need a tremendous amount of space to grow.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m.
Where: North Courthouse Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
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.

Fescue Rescue
What: Learn when is the best time to seed, why you should seed in the late fall and how healthy soil promotes turf grass.
When: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m.
Where: NorthCourthouse Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
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.

James River Camp
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.

American Sign Language
What: Get together with others who want to practice American Sign Language. Everyone is welcome, even those who only know a few signs.
When: Thursday, Aug. 24, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: 318-8988 or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 

September 2017 

Planting Trees and Shrubs:
What: Typically, it’s assumed that spring is the best time to do any kind of planting, and while It’s certainly a good time to plant vegetable or flower gardens, it’s not necessarily the only time, to plant trees and shrubs. In this seminar, learn about the often-overlooked fall planting season, often the best time for planting a wide range of trees and shrubs.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m.
Where: Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run 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.

Going Native: Selecting Virginia Native Plants
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 urban.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 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.

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. 21, 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.


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