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06-19-17 Special Events: Week of June 19

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Special Events: Week of June 19

June 19, 2017
Communications and Media

June 2017 

The History of Jail and Prison Life (New)
What: Museum staff member Brandon Amsel will discuss the history of life in jails and prisons throughout American history. Learn about punishments, types of jails and prisons, and the societies that developed in jails and prisons. Take a tour of Chesterfield’s Historic 1892 Jail after the lecture, as well as the County Museum. The museum’s current special exhibit is Chesterfield’s Picture Postcard Past.
When: Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop on Chesterfield’s Historic Courthouse Green
Information: Seating will be limited. While the event is free, donations are welcome. Presented by Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and Chesterfield’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
Contact: 768-7311 or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com 

 

Kings Challenge Lacrosse
What: The Kings Challenge Lacrosse tournament returns to River City Sportsplex for a second year in an event that showcases youth lacrosse players in six different age brackets: U9, U11, U13, U15, JV and Varsity. More than 80 teams will make their way to the county for this two-day tournament, which will be a qualifying event for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions. This is a national championship for high school age club lacrosse teams.
When: Saturday, June 24-Sunday, June 25
Where: River City Sportsplex, 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian
Information: http://www.triballacrosse2.com/
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 

 

Robious Landing Triathlon
What: The 11th annual Robious Landing Triathlon (formerly known as the I Love the Tavern Triathlon) will take place at Robious Landing Park. This event is considered the best open water sprint triathlon for first timers. Racers get to experience many aspects of the park through a downstream 650-meter swim, 18.8-mile “L” shaped bike course and a 5k run that follows the trails and parallels the river in many parts.
When: Sunday, June 25, 7 a.m.
Where: Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Road, Midlothian
Information: Approximately 500 racers and up to 1,000 spectators will be in attendance. The race will benefit the Cameron K Gallagher Foundation and SpeakUp 5K, in hopes of fulfilling Cameron’s dream and legacy by being a positive force that works to cultivate awareness and understanding to teenage depression and anxiety. More information about the cause can be found at http://speakup5k.com/.
Event website: http://www.gotoelevenracing.com/race-calendar/robious-landing-triathlon.aspx
Contacts: Andy Moser, race director, Go To Eleven Racing, 366-3360 or andy@gotoelevenracing.com
Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov 

 

Family Fun Day at the Chesterfield County Farmers Market
What: Bring the whole family for some family-friendly fun, while supporting our local economy and farmers. The market is a source for fresh, locally produced fruits and vegetables. The market takes place every Wednesday from May through August. On June 28, children can enjoy baby animals, a scavenger hunt, fun activities with herbs and play games for prizes. Watch a cooking demonstration to learn some new recipes with the local produce. Learn about the SNAP program and bring gardening questions for Chesterfield Master Gardeners.
When: June 28, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Government Complex on Mimms Loop, between Krause and Lori roads.
Contact: Debbie Koller, 751-4403

 

July 2017 

July 4th Celebration
What: Celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display at dark, preceded by activities for children including inflatables, food vendors and musical entertainment by KOS and the Chesterfield Community Band, plus roving entertainers and much more. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. No alcohol, glass bottles, pets or personal fireworks allowed. All bags and coolers will be subject to search.
When: Tuesday, July 4 – Gates open at 5 p.m. and the road closes at 8:30 p.m. (or when the parking lots are full.) No rain date.
Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Contact: Call 748-1992 for more information. 

 

Remembering the Old Days (New)
What: See photographs and authentic objects from the County Museum’s General Store, to recall the “good old days.” Includes items from the household, kitchen, office and farm, such as a rug beater, typewriter, washboard and butter churn to spark fond memories of yesteryear.
When: Wednesday, July 12, 11 a.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop on Chesterfield’s Historic Courthouse Green
Information: This is an Active Lifestyles 50 + Senior History Program. Seating will be limited. Register at least one week in advance by calling 768-7311. While the event is free, donations are welcome. Tours of the Historic 1892 Jail will be available after the event.
Contact: 768-7311 or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com 

 

Colonial Crimes and Punishment
What: This event will focus on the systems of criminal punishments of the English colonists and Powhatan Indians. The English crimes and punishments will be based on the 1612 Laws Divine, Moral, and Martial, as well as Virginia laws after 1617, especially those for women, children and families. The Powhatan crimes and punishments are based on written English accounts and native traditions. Visitors will have the opportunity to be participants in both trials and punishments. This event is great for ages 7+.
When: Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Appropriate for Ages 7+. Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children, up to12 years old. Henricus Patrons free.
Contact: Call Henricus, 748-1611.

 

Henricus Discovery Days – Food of the 17th Century
What: Learn what breakfast, lunch and dinner might look like for the Powhatan Indians or Virginia colonists. Activities will include a story, interactive tour of the living history site, and a make-and-take craft. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by July 24.
When: Thursday, July 27 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Road Chester
Information: Appropriate for children ages 3-10. Cost: $10 for each child and $7 for each adult. Henricus Patrons: $8 for each child and $5 accompanying adult.
Contact: Call 318-8797 by July 24 to register.

 

Home Chores and Crafts of the Past (New)
What: Join us for this free, family-friendly event to step back in time and learn about the chores and crafts of long ago. See a butter-churning demonstration and find out how butter was made. Also see a weaving demonstration. This event is appropriate for all ages.
When: Saturday, July 29, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop on Chesterfield’s Historic Courthouse Green
Information: While the event is free, donations are welcome. Tours of the Historic 1892 Jail will be available during the event. Presented by Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and Chesterfield’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
Contact: 768-7311 or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com 

 

August 2017 

Fun with Yarn! (New)
What: Learn how yarn was made and how to spin. Make a yarn doll and enjoy other yarn-related activities.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 2, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop on Chesterfield’s Historic Courthouse Green
Information: For ages 7 and older. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. While the event is free, donations are welcome.
Contact: 768-7311 or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com 

 

Toys and Games of the Past (New)
What: Join us for an old-fashioned, toy-and-game event at the County Museum. Both young and old are invited to have fun and learn about traditional children’s play, such as Jacob’s ladder, knucklebones and quoits. Test your skill with the cup and ball or attempt to knock over all nine pins in a game of “skittles.” This fun-filled family event also will present the history behind many old fashioned toys and games. Children can make a whirligig toy to take home.
When: Saturday, Aug. 12, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop on Chesterfield’s Historic Courthouse Green
Information: While the event is free, donations are welcome. Tours of the Historic 1892 Jail will be available during the event. Presented by Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and Chesterfield’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
Contact: 768-7311 or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com 

 

Henricus Discovery Days – Children of the Colony
What: Learn about what life would be like for the youngest English colonists. Activities will include a story, short tour of the English colony and a make-and-take craft. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
When: Thursday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Appropriate for ages 3-10. Cost: $10 for each child and $7 for each adult. Henricus Patrons: $8 for each child and $5 accompanying adult.

Contact: Call 318-8797 by August 18 to register.



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