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07-23-18 Special Events: Week of July 23

For Immediate Release

Special Events: Week of July 23

July 23, 2018
Communications and Media

August

Farmers Market Family Day

What: Bring your family to the Chesterfield County Farmers Market for Family Fun Day! Explore a fire truck, meet first responders, participate in a scavenger hunt and more. While you’re there, be sure to pick up fresh produce, sweets, sauces, jams, crafts and more!
When: Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Government Complex on Mimms Loop, between Krause and Lori roads
Contacts: For more information, visit the Facebook page at Facebook/CFitFarmersMarket or email, FarmersMarket@chesterfield.gov.


Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: Fun & Games (Ages 3–10)

What: Come and learn what an Indian or English Colonial child’s day would have included after chores and lessons were done: fun and games! Learn what activities would have been done and what each would have taught the children – coordination, hunting skills and aspects of their cultures. Activities will include a story, interactive tour of our living history site, and a make-and-take craft. Stay as little or as long as you like!
When: Thursday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park – 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by July 30. Cost: $15 per child/$10 each adult; Henricus Patrons $12 per child/up to two accompanying adults free/additional adults $5 each
Contact: Henricus Historical Park – 804-318-8797
http://henricus.org/event/henricus-discovery-days-program-series-fun-games-ages-3-10/?instance_id=304 


USA Swimming Futures Championships

What: SwimRVA will play host to the Futures Championships Aug. 2-5 for the first time in the facility’s history. Sanctioned by USA Swimming, Futures Championships are open to male and female youth swimmers who have achieved published time standards in one or more events. There are four Futures Championships taking place during the dates of August 2-5, across the United States. In addition to SwimRVA, championships will take place in Cary, NC, Rochester, MN and Santa Clara, CA. Organizers are expecting 700 swimmers in Chesterfield County who will be traveling from 13 states from Maine to Virginia.
When: Thursday, Aug. 2-Sunday, Aug. 5
Where: Collegiate School Aquatics Center, 5050 Ridgedale Parkway, Chesterfield
Information: Website: https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/event-pages/eventdetail/2018/08/02/default-calendar/future-championships-richmond-va
Contacts: Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov
Danielle Vincenti, senior sports development manager, Richmond Region Tourism, 783-7422 or dvincenti@visitrichmondva.com 


Growing Non-Native Vegetables

What: Have you ever grown bitter melon? Luffas? Chayote squash? All of these so-called “unusual” vegetables can be grown in Virginia.
When: Saturday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian
Contact: For more information, call 318-8668 or visit library.chesterfield.gov


REVIVE! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education for Virginia

What: REVIVE! is Virginia’s Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (ONE) program, helping people learn how to recognize and respond to opioid overdose emergencies by administering naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
When: REVIVE! training sessions in Chesterfield County will be held on:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., North Chesterfield
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6-7:30 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6-7:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre Street, Chester

Information: Trainings are free. The Chesterfield Health District will provide one box, containing two doses, of naloxone nasal spray to everyone who attends a REVIVE! training. A CPR face shield and a pair of gloves also will be provided.
Contact: To register, or for more information about the training, contact Debbie Severt, 717-6839, or visit http://www.chesterfield.gov/revive.

 


USA Swimming Eastern Zones Long Course Age Group Championships

What: The end-of-season long course championship meet will take place at SwimRVA Aug. 9-12. Just over 1,000 swimmers from the Eastern Zone region, ranging in age from 9 to 18, will compete over four days. The Eastern Zone region is made of up 11 different Local Swimming Committees (LSC) from Maine to Virginia. All athletes will have to meet qualifying times in the months leading up to this event in order to compete against top swimmers within the Eastern Zone.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 9–Saturday, Aug. 12
Where: Collegiate School Aquatics Center, 5050 Ridgedale Parkway, Chesterfield
Information: Website: http://www.easternzoneswimming.org/meets.html
Contacts: Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov
Danielle Vincenti, senior sports development manager, Richmond Region Tourism, 783-7422 or dvincenti@visitrichmondva.com 


Toys and Games of the Past

What: All ages are invited to have fun and learn about traditional children’s playthings such as Jacob’s ladder, knucklebones and quoits. Make a whirligig toy to take home. This fun-filled family event will also present the history behind some pastimes of long ago.
When: Saturday, Aug. 11, drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: Free, no reservations necessary. All ages welcome. Event will be held rain or shine.
Contact: County Museum at 804-768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com 


Sail from England to the Virginia Colony

What: Explore 18th Century sailing and navigation and discover what it was like to experience the long journey from England to Richmond. Get hands-on experience in using a knot log, depth finder and traverse board.
When: Thursday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m.–noon
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: Free, no reservations necessary. A family-friendly event for ages 6 and over.
Contact: County Museum at 804-768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com 


Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: Education in the 17th Century (Ages 3 – 10)

What: Join us to understand what education would have been like for the youngest English and Indian children 400 years ago. Activities will include a story, interactive tour of our re-created 17th century site, and a make-and-take craft. Stay as little or as long as you like!
When: Thursday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park – 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by August 18
Contact: Henricus Historical Park – 804-318-8797
http://henricus.org/event/henricus-discovery-days-program-series-education-17th-century-ages-3-10/ 


September

USA Swimming Futures Championships

What: SwimRVA will play host to the Futures Championships Aug. 2-5 for the first time in the facility’s history. Sanctioned by USA Swimming, Futures Championships are open to male and female youth swimmers who have achieved published time standards in one or more events. There are four Futures Championships taking place during the dates of August 2-5, across the United States. In addition to SwimRVA, championships will take place in Cary, NC, Rochester, MN and Santa Clara, CA. Organizers are expecting 700 swimmers in Chesterfield County who will be traveling from 13 states from Maine to Virginia.
When: Thursday, Aug. 2-Sunday, Aug. 5
Where: Collegiate School Aquatics Center, 5050 Ridgedale Parkway, Chesterfield
Information: Website: https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/event-pages/eventdetail/2018/08/02/default-calendar/future-championships-richmond-va
Contacts: Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov
Danielle Vincenti, senior sports development manager, Richmond Region Tourism, 783-7422 or dvincenti@visitrichmondva.com 



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