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12-04-17 Special Events: Week of December 4

For Immediate Release

Special Events: Week of December 4

December 04, 2017
Communications and Media

December 2017

Club Champions League College Showcase

What: The fall edition of the Club Champions League, CCL, College Showcase features top youth soccer clubs from Virginia, Maryland and D.C. who will compete in front of 80+ college coaches. The event is for more than 2,000 youth soccer players to show off their talents in hopes of being discovered by a college coach and playing at the next level. Exciting competition is expected.
When: Friday, Dec. 8-Sunday, Dec. 10
Complete game schedule will be released on the tournament website at a later date.
Where: River City Sportsplex, 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian
Mary B. Stratton Park, 5400 Ridgedale Pkwy, Chesterfield
Information: One local soccer club, FC Richmond, will have seven different teams, boys and girls, represented.
Website: http://www.clubchampionsleague.com/collegeshowcases/
Contacts: Danny Bonifas, Sports Tourism Coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov.
Brian Kuk, Executive Director, Club Champions League, BK@clubchampionsleague.com 

Cancelled - 25th Annual James River Parade of Lights
Contact: Visit www.jrac-va.org for more information.

CarMax Tacky Light Run

What: This 6k holiday-themed fun run will start and finish in Mid-Lothian Mines Park, with the course progressing through the adjoining Walton Park neighborhood to see some of the most festive or “tacky” homes decorated throughout the community. Run, or walk, with thousands of other nice-listers and find out the true meaning of holiday spirit.
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.
Where: Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13301 N Woolridge Road, Midlothian
Information: Participants must register athttp://www.sportsbackers.org/events/tacky-light-run/#
Contact: Danny Bonifas, Sports Tourism Coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov
Molly Johnson, Event Director, Sports Backers, 285-9495 x249 or mjohnson@sportsbackers.org 

Three Centuries of Virginia Christmas – 17th–19th Centuries

What: Henricus interpreters will demonstrate the changing traditions of an English Christmas during the reigns of King James I (1621), King George III (1776) and Queen Victoria (1864).
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, noon-5 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251, Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Free admission
Contact: Henricus Historical Park, 748-1611. 

Christmas Toy Airlift Collects Toys for Military Families

What: Pilots from the Virginia Chapter of the Ninety-Nines collect toys donated at other airports throughout the state and fly them to Richmond Executive – Chesterfield County Airport. Residents are encouraged to bring gifts to the airport now through Dec. 9 and leave them in a donation box located in the lobby. Santa also will be flying in to visit with children on Dec. 9 at noon. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day, and King’s Corner restaurant will be open for lunch. After the event, soldiers from Fort Lee pick them up and transport them to the Holiday Helper Association for distribution.

In addition to toys, gifts and gift cards (Visa or MasterCard preferred, or cards to Target, Wal-Mart, local restaurants or stores), items are needed for the veterans at McGuire Veterans Hospital. They need clothing (larger sizes of men’s and women’s underwear, socks, sweat pants and shirts) and toiletries (8-12 oz. containers of deodorant, body wash, lotion, alcohol-free mouthwash, toothpaste and denture cleanser and adhesive).
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Richmond Executive – Chesterfield County Airport, 7427 Airfield Drive, Chesterfield
Information: Since 2009, the Virginia Chapter of the Ninety-Nines has sponsored a Christmas Toy Airlift to collect toys for military families who need help in providing for their children, many of whom are injured, ill or struggling financially. Gifts are needed for children of all ages.
Contact: For more information, contact Barbara Headley, 580-4624 or barbaraheadley@va.metrocast.net, or Joyce Meier, 932-3641 or joyce.meier@n4mw.com.

2017 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade

What: The theme for this year’s annual parade is “Parade of the Christmas Toys.” See floats, bands, dancers, horses and Santa himself.
When: Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.
Where: Starts at the Chester YMCA, 3011 West Hundred Road to Harrowgate Road
Contact: More information is online at http://chesterkiwanis.org.

“Historic Fashions of Magnolia Grange” Tea

What: Themed teas will be presented by costume historian, Amanda Powell, who has created period clothing for TV and film, including “Mercy Street.”
When: Tuesday, Dec. 11, and Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Magnolia Grange House-Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield
Contact: 748-1498

Contact Person:  Chris Ruth
Contact Email: RuthC@chesterfield.gov
Contact Phone: (804) 748-1161
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