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04-23-18 Special Events: Week of April 23

For Immediate Release

Special Events: Week of April 23

April 23, 2018
Communications and Media

April 2018

Spring Plant Sale

What: Students from the Life Changing Academy present their annual Greenhouse Sale with a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, decorative and landscaping plants.
When: Thursday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Rain date Friday, April 27)
Thursday, May 10, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Rain date Friday, May 11)
Where: Chesterfield County Government Complex, 6819 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
(On the sidewalk between the county administration building and the Chesterfield County Museum.)
Information: Cash or checks accepted. Vegetables and Herbs include: Cilantro, Cucumber, Dill, Habanero Pepper, Jalapeño Pepper, Lavender Lemon Basil, Lettuce, Oregano, Parsley, Red Basil, Rosemary, Sage, Squash, Sweet Basil, Sweet Peppers, Thyme, Tomato. Decorative Plants include: Coleus, Ferns, Geraniums, Marigolds and Petunias. Hanging baskets also are available.
Contact: For more information, contact call 704-2155 or email Renita_Davis-Kelley@ccpsnet.net.

Ragnar Trail RVA

What: The Ragnar Trail RVA event returns to Pocahontas State Park for an overnight trail-running relay race, which consists of teams of four to eight participants whose combined running totals will be approximately 125 miles through the trails of the park. In 2017, there were 290 teams who competed with approximately 2,200 participants. This year’s race is expected to draw even more participants and larger crowds to see this unique event.
When: Friday, April 27-Saturday, April 28
Where: Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield
Information: Website: https://www.runragnar.com/event-detail/trail/richmond_va
Contacts: Ceara Pelletier, Ragnar Trail Race Director, media@ragnarrelay.com
Danny Bonifas, Sports Tourism Coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov 

Richmond Triathlon Club Sprint Triathlon

What: The Richmond Triathlon Club Sprint Triathlon race includes a 400-meter open water pool swim, a 20k bike race on rolling hills, and then finishes with a 5k run. This year’s event has 320 participants already registered with more expected.
When: Saturday, April 28 at 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Collegiate School Aquatic Center, 5050 Ridgedale Pkwy, Chesterfield
Information: Website: https://www.vtsmts.com/richmondtriclubsprint/
Contacts: Greg Guinther, Race Coordinator, greg.guinther@aftonchemical.com
Danny Bonifas, Sports Tourism Coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov 

Seed to Sale – Annual Henricus Plant Sale

What: Henricus Historical Park is pleased to offer heirloom plant varieties for your home garden.Vegetable, herb and fruit seedlings will be for sale with all proceeds benefiting the Henricus Children’s Education Fund. Your purchase supports the development of new agricultural programs involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics(STEM Education). Specific information on plants to be sold will be made available on our website closer to the date of the sale.
When: April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Free to attend, plants available for purchase
Contact: Call Henricus Historical Park (804) 748-1611

May 2018

Chesterfield Triad’s Senior Day, Shining the Light on Seniors

What: Learn about the services offered by local business and non-profit organizations that can enrich your life. Bring a canned item to donate to the Chesterfield Food Bank. Enjoy entertainment by Chesterfield’s 2017 Senior Idol Winners and a program by Matt Paxton of Legacy Navigator on “Lightening Your Load.” Master of Ceremonies is Rob Cardwell of CBS6 This Morning. Participants can stay for the entire event, or just come and go as needed. Sponsored by Chesterfield Triad.
When: Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Victory Tabernacle Church, 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian
Contact: Senior Advocate’s Office, 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

May Acoustic Concert Series

What: Immerse yourself in a piece of Virginia’s musical roots. These family-friendly concerts feature a range of folk and traditional music from local bands, regional favorites and touring musicians.
When: Ragged Mountain String Band – Thursday, May 3
Bill Mize – Thursday, May 10
The Hot Seats – Thursday, May 17
The Early Mays – Thursday, May 24
Letters to Abigail – Thursday, May 31
Where: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Contact: 318-8499 or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 

HenROCKus at Henricus: Bands & Brews on the James River Bluff

What: Bring lawn chairs and enjoy a brew (or two!) from our partner Steam Bell Beer Works, and rock out to local bands while enjoying outstanding views of the James River. The Pat Russell Band is a highly popular group that performs what they call “Country that ROCKS!” Also performing is Chinese Fire Drill with 80’s music, and making their stage debut, is Ventura Boulevard, Richmond’s newest Tom Petty cover band.
When: Saturday,May 5, 2-8 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, May 6)
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Cost: $5 adults, children under 12 free. Proceeds benefit educational programming at Henricus Historical Park.
Contact: Call Henricus Historical Park, 748-1611.

Bon Air Victorian Days

What: Chesterfield County Public Library invites participants to enjoy a week of programs and activities that highlight what the Bon Air community was like in the late 1800s. The celebration will include a theatrical presentation, games, stories, music, a fashion show and a parade.
When: Various events from Saturday, May 5-Saturday, May 12
Where: Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, North Chesterfield
Contact: 318-8966 or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov.

Open House at Pleasant View School

What: The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, in cooperation with the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation, presents an open house for Pleasant View School. Members of the African American History committee of the Chesterfield Historical Society will share the history and conduct tours of the school house. Tours are free and will be on-going throughout the day. Parking is available on site at the school.
When: Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 18431 River Road, Chesterfield
Information: Pleasant View School is an early twentieth century African-American school house that succeeds an earlier school house built circa 1900. In 1924, the Chesterfield County School Board purchased two acres of land that included a house previously used as a site upon which to construct a new school for black students. Pleasant View School was built with the financial support of the black community. It opened in 1930 and closed in 1947. The Pleasant View Community Association maintained the building and used it as a community center from 1947-1998. In response to community concerns about the sale, the Board of Supervisors re-purchased the property shortly after. Now owned by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the school features desks, blackboards, church pews, a piano and other items from the past.
Contact: For details, call 751-4946 or visit www.visitchesterfieldVA.com.

Tire Amnesty Day

What: Don’t throw your tires away. Recycle them. Chesterfield County residents are invited to bring their tires to this free event. Only one visit per household allowed. Participants must show proof of residency (i.e. driver’s license, water bill, etc.). Only bike, car and light truck tires are accepted. Tires may be on or off the rims. There is a limit of five tires per household. No tractor tires will be accepted and no tires after 1 p.m.
When: Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Contact: Pam Cooper, Anti-Litter manager, 751-2227

REVIVE! Training Dates

What: In an effort to prevent fatal opioid overdoses, Chesterfield County is launching a program to provide training and free medication, naloxone (also known as NARCAN®), in the community. During the 1.5-hour trainings, participants will learn about how to administer naloxone and about resources available in the community.
When: REVIVE! training sessions in Chesterfield County will be held on:

• Tuesday, May 15, 6-7:30 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, Chesterfield
• Tuesday, June 26, 6-7:30 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield

Information: 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.


Ettrick Matoaca Train Day

What: Chesterfield County Public Library invites residents to enjoy a family-friendly event filled with a day of activities highlighting trains.
When: Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road, South Chesterfield
Contact: 318-8688 or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 

Musket, Sword & Pike

What: Experience a day in the life of the soldiers of Sir Thomas Dale’s militia. Visit with the soldiers in the 1611 Citie of Henricus, participate in drills with the Henricus Militia and see demonstrations of tactics, armor and weaponry used by the 17th century soldiers who built and protected Henricus. There also will be interpreters demonstrating 18th and 19th century Virginia militia. Free admission will be offered to active and retired military members and their immediate families.
When: Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Road Chester, VA 23836
Information: Cost: $9 Adults, $7 children aged 3 – 12/ Henricus Patrons free
Contact: Call Henricus Historical Park, 748-1611.

Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame Recognition Event

What: Join others as Chesterfield residents, ages 60+, are recognized for their outstanding volunteer service to the community. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Council on Aging and the Senior Advocate’s Office.
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2 p.m.
Where: Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield
Contact: Senior Advocate’s Office, 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


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, flat screen TVs, CDs or DVDs, stereos, cell phones or chargers, however TVs and CRT monitors will be charged bases on size: $10 for under 27” and $20 for 27” and larger. 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: 751-2227

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.

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