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05-28-18 Special Events: Week of May 28

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Special Events: Week of May 28

May 28, 2018
Communications and Media

June

Family Movie Night: The Lion King  

What: Bring your family and enjoy a free movie on a 26-foot inflatable screen under the stars. Vendors will be on site to visit before the movie starts.
When: Friday, June 1. Gates open at 6 p.m. and moves starts at dusk. (Rain date: Saturday, June 2)
Where: Chesterfield County Fairground, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Contact: For more information, coPntact Mark Pinney at 748-1992.


Shredding Event  

What: Residents are invited to bring up to two boxes or three grocery bags of personal papers for free shredding. There will be no charge for recycling computers, CDs or DVDs, stereos, cell phones or chargers, however TVs and CRT monitors will be charged bases on size: $23 for 27” and under and $30 for larger than 27”.  Other electronics range from $2.50-$17. Hard drives will be shredded for $5 with certificate.
When: Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Contact: For more information, call 751-2227


 Planters Day Festival - CANCELLED

What: Experience an afternoon of historical enjoyment viewing jobs and crafts of the 19th century. Discover what life was like in Chesterfield on a farm as you encounter living history, period demonstrations, crafters, period music and children’s period activities.
When: Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road
Contact: For more information, call 748-1498 or visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com  


FC Richmond Sun Cup  

What: The 15th annual FC Richmond Sun Cup is a soccer tournament involving U8–U19 aged players. The tournament is a fun-filled family weekend with exciting recreational matches on some of the finest natural grass and synthetic turf fields in the Richmond area. Recreational teams have the opportunity to compete against other teams from around the commonwealth as the spring soccer season comes to a close.
When: Saturday, June 2 – Sunday, June 3
Where: Huguenot Park, 6600 Whitepine Road, Chesterfield
River City Sportsplex, 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian
Robious Athletic Complex, 2701 Robious Crossing Drive, Midlothian
Information: Event website: http://www.suncup.org/
Contacts: Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov  


Taste of India 

What: The Taste of India event is an opportunity to experience the colorful culture and rich heritage of India with more than 60 live performances daily. The program will include music and dancing that reflects the diversity of the country itself, ranging from traditional folk dances to modern Bollywood dances. There also will be diverse Indian foods, beautiful clothing, unique crafts and henna artistry. Try a delicious array of authentic foods from many different parts of India, including samosa, chicken or lamb curry, kabab, dosa, rice biriyanis, fresh nan-Indian bread, “chai” tea from Darjeeling or Assam, lassi, sugar cane juice, Indian beer, unique favored ice creams and a variety of Indian sweet treats. There will be a fashion show and a shopping bazaar with traditional and modern Indian clothing, including sarees, kurtis, salwar khamis, chaniya cholis, Indian jewelry, intricate henna artistry, and beautiful arts and craft work.
When: Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 12:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Cultural Center of India, 6641 Iron Bridge Parkway, Chesterfield
Information: Admission and parking are free, and the event is open to the community. For directions, visit http://cciva.org/ .
Contact: For more information, visit www.cciva.org or call 536-2524. For media inquiries, contact Geeta Shah at 804-240-0302.


Virginia Boat Club Sprints Regatta  

What: The 15th annual Virginia Boat Club Sprints Regatta will take place at Robious Landing Park and includes an open, masters, and adaptive division in the daylong event. The scenic river venue on the James River will see roughly 20 teams race along the 1,000-meter course.
When: Saturday, June 9
Event schedule: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/events/?job_id=5695&org_id=0
Where: Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Road, Midlothian
Information: Last year’s event had 325 participants take part in the crew event including rowers from the Richmond-based nonprofit- Sportable. Sportable helps provide adaptive sport opportunities as well as transform the lives of people with physical and visible disabilities through sport.
Event website: https://vbcsprintsregatta.com/
Contacts: Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov  


Summer Rumble in Richmond  

What: The Summer Rumble is the second of five events Corrigan Sports Enterprises will bring to Chesterfield County and features boys lacrosse players from fourth grade to high school seniors. The event expects to see over 75 teams, 25 college coaches, and up to 5,000 attendees make their way to Chesterfield for the weekend event at River City Sportsplex.
When: Saturday, June 9 – Sunday, June 10

Game schedule will be release prior to the event.
Where: River City Sportsplex, 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian
Information: Three local organizations are planning to compete in the event: C2C Richmond, Venom Lacrosse, and 804 Lacrosse. New in 2018- this event is now a US Lacrosse Nationals-sanctioned qualifier event.
Event website: http://www.cselax.com/summer-rumble/
Contact: Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov  


John Rolfe’s Gardens 

What: Come out and learn about colonial horticulture and methodologies. Gardens include the Virginia Indian garden, English officer’s garden, English soldier’s garden, plantation garden and garden at Mt. Malady. Adopt a garden to care for at Henricus Historical Park.
When: Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park – 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Cost: $9 Adults, $7 children aged 3-12 / Henricus Patrons free
Contact: For more information, call 748-1611 or visit http://henricus.org/event/john-rolfes-gardens/?instance_id=295  


 

Preserving Your History 

What: Learn to preserve your family heirlooms and treasures using at-home techniques employed by museums. Lecture by Chesterfield Historical Society’s Collections Chairman Brandon Amsel, who will discuss the preservation of photographs, documents, fabrics and metal objects.
When: Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: Free. Reservations not required but seating may be limited.
Contact: For more information, call the county museum at 804-768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com  


IWLCA Champions Cup 

What: The second largest sports tourism event in the county and one of the premier girl’s lacrosse recruiting events in the country returns for its sixth year. The three-day event, hosted by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Associate and run by Corrigan Sports Enterprises, showcases just over 350 teams from all over the U.S. and Canada in one of two major recruiting tournaments that will take place in Chesterfield County.
When: Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17
Event schedule: https://admin.tourneymachine.com/Public/Results/Tournament.aspx?IDTournament=h2018022115233768920c7200536e644 Where: River City Sportsplex, 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian
Clover Hill Athletic Complex, 17701 Genito Rd, Moseley
Information: This year’s event expects to welcome over 14,000 visitors to Chesterfield County for the three-day event. Included in this number are roughly 350 NCAA women’s lacrosse coaches who’ll be in attendance looking for their next top recruit.
Event website: http://www.championscuplax.com/
Contacts: Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov  


Bumblebee Jamboree  

What: Celebrate National Pollinator Week with family-friendly activities buzzing with fun! The 7th annual Bumblebee Jamboree provides interactive experiences to help us better understand the role local pollinators play, and what each of us can do in our own backyards to protect natural resources. Families are invited to participate in hands-on experiences at this free event that encourages kids to explore, learn about and help our buzzing little friends. There will be a children’s planting station, puppet shows, crafts, games and other interactive activities. Get close to pollinators at the Virginia butterfly safari tents, and the enclosed bumblebee and honeybee observation hives.
When: Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Maymont Children’s Farm, 1000 Spottswood Road, Richmond
Information: Free admission. This event is hosted by the Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension Office and Chesterfield County Master Gardeners.
Contact: For more information, call 751-4401 or visit http://bit.ly/2018BBJ .


Trades of Antiquity 

What: Come join Henricus Historical Park and the Southeast Virginia Primitive Skills Group for a weekend of historic skills. See demonstrations of life skills and trades from the pre-contact and Colonial eras in Virginia such as flint knapping, fire starting, wood turning, broom weaving, soap making, trapping, hide prep and blacksmithing. Examples of artifacts made will be available for purchase so bring your questions and take home a piece of history.
When: Saturday,
June 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park – 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Cost: $9 Adults, $7 children aged 3-12/Henricus Patrons free
Contact: For more information, call 748-1611 or visit http://henricus.org/event/trades-of-antiquity-2/?instance_id=297  


Bluegrass & Ice Cream 

What: Come enjoy ice cream and some bluegrass music by Josh Grigsby and County Line. Please register one week in advance.
When: Saturday, June 23, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Where: Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive, North Chesterfield
Information: Free for 50+ seniors in Chesterfield County. Please call 748-1623 to register and use course #33799.
Contact: Kim Graves at 804-768-7885 or visit www.chesterfield.gov/parks  


Kings Challenge Lacrosse 

What: The Kings Challenge Lacrosse tournament returns to River City Sportsplex for the third year in an event that will showcase youth lacrosse players in six different age brackets: U9, U11, U13, U15, JV, and Varsity. This event expects to see 80 teams make their way to the county for the two-day tournament which will be a qualifying event for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions which is the national championship for high school age club lacrosse teams.
When: Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24
Game schedule will be release prior to the event
Where: River City Sportsplex, 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian
Information: Event website: http://www.triballacrosse2.com/
Contacts: Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov  


 

Robious Landing Triathlon 

What: The 12th annual Robious Landing Triathlon (formerly known as the I Love the Tavern Triathlon) will take place at Robious Landing Park and is considered the best first-timer’s open-water sprint triathlon. Racers get to experience many aspects of the park through the downstream 650-meter swim, 18.8 mile “L” shaped bike course, and finishing with the 5k run that is 70 percent trail and parallels the river in many parts.
When: Sunday, June 24, 7 a.m.
Where: Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Road, Midlothian
Information: This year’s event expects to welcome approximately 500 racers to Robious Landing Park with up to 1,000 spectators also 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 on the cause can be found here: http://www.ckgfoundation.org/ 
Event website: http://www.gotoelevenracing.com/race-calendar/robious-landing-triathlon.aspx 
Contacts: Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov  


 

Summer Luncheon 

What: Invite your friends and join us for lunch and entertainment. A delicious lunch will be provided by Bickford Assisted Living & Memory Care. You will also enjoy wonderful Elvis songs by Wrenn Mangum. Please register one week in advance.
When: Wednesday, June 27, noon-1:30 p.m.
Where: Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road, Bon Air
Information: Free for 50+ seniors in Chesterfield County. Please call 748-1623 to register and use course #33521
Contact: Susan Miller at 804-212-8815 or visit www.chesterfield.gov/parks  


 

Homemade Doll Day 

What: Step back 100 years to a simpler time when children made their own toys from materials found around the home and garden. Make a yarn doll and a “leavings doll” to take home.

When: Thursday, June 28. Drop in anytime between 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: Family-friendly event; all ages welcome. Free.

Contact: For more information, call the County Museum at 804-768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com  


 

Fourth of July Celebration Music by Clarence Davis  

What: Come listen to western and patriotic music performed by Clarence Davis of the Rough Riders Band. Refreshments provided by Chesterfield Heights– Gracious Retirement Living. Please register one week in advance.
When: Thursday, June 28, 1-2 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield Baptist Church, 16530 Hull Street Road, Moseley
Information: Free for 50+ seniors in Chesterfield County. Please call 748-1623 to register and use course #33814.
Contact: Judy Rappley at 804-339-2877 or visit www.chesterfield.gov/parks  


 

Family Movie Night: The Nut Job 2 

What: Bring your family to Pocahontas State Park and enjoy free movie under the stars. A children’s entertainment area will be open before the show and food will be available to purchase onsite.
When: Saturday, June 30. Gates open at 6 p.m. and moves starts at dusk. (Rain date: Friday, July 6)
Where: Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road
Contact: For more information, contact Mark Pinney at 748-1992.

July

Fourth of July Celebration 

What: Celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display at dark, preceded by activities for children, food vendors and special entertainment. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. No alcohol, glass bottles, pets or personal fireworks allowed. All bags and coolers will be subject to search.
When: Wednesday, July 4. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the road closes at 8:30 p.m. (or when the parking lots are full.) Fireworks begin at dark. No rain date.
Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield

Contact: For more information, contact Mark Pinney at 748-1992.



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