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04-24-17 Special Events: Week of April 24

For Immediate Release

Special Events: Week of April 24

April 24, 2017
Communications and Media

April 2017 

Heirloom Herbs
What: Explore the historical uses and folklore of familiar garden herbs such as basil, rosemary and sage. Participants will make and take home fragrant herbal sachets.
When: Wednesday, April 26, 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield (Historic Courthouse Green)
Information: Free event. For ages 50+. Register at least one week in advance at 768-7311.
Contact: Chesterfield County Museum, 768-7311, or visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com 

 

Spring Career Fair
What: The public is invited to this career fair that includes employers such as Chesterfield County Police Department, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Fort Lee, Care Advantage, Lowe’s, Richmond International Airport, Centimark, Teleperformance and more. These employers have current job openings and are from different service areas such as customer service, food services, government, childcare and healthcare. Job fair attendees should come professionally dressed and with copies of their resumes. Since most employers require online applications, there will be laptops.
When: Thursday, April 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., North Chesterfield
Contact: For more information, call 748-1100 or email employmentcenter@chesterfield.gov.

 

Ragnar Trail RVA
What: The Ragnar Trail RVA event returns to Pocahontas State Park. This Ragnar event is an overnight trail-running relay race consisting of teams of four to eight participants, whose combined running totals will be approximately 125 miles through the park trails. Last year, 266 teams competed with approximately 2,012 participants. An even larger group is expected this year.
When: Friday, April 28-Saturday, April 29
Where: Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield
Information: Website: https://www.runragnar.com/event-detail/trail/richmond_va
Contacts: Kate Black-Will, event director, Ragnar, katebw@ragnarrelay.com
Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov 

 

May 2017 

Chesterfield Triad’s Senior Day, Dealing With the Cards Dealt
What: Learn about services offered by local business and non-profit organizations to enrich the lives of seniors. Bring a canned item to donate to the Chesterfield Food Bank. Enjoy entertainment by juggler and magician Jonathan Austin, a program by gerontologist Ayn Welleford (Healthy Living=Healthy Aging) and Master of Ceremonies Todd “Parney” Parnell with the Richmond Squirrels. Medication Take Back volunteers will accept unused medications to ensure proper disposal. There is no need to remove labels but sharps will not be accepted.
When: Wednesday,May 3, 7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Where: Victory Tabernacle Church, 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

 

Yarn Doll Day
What: The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia presents a family-friendly event at the Chesterfield County Museum. Step back 100 years to a simpler time when children made their own toys from materials found around the home and garden. See dolls handmade from corn husks, corn cobs, nuts, pine tags, wooden spools, paper and yarn. Learn how yarn was spun in the past, and make a yarn doll to take home.
When: Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield (Historic Courthouse Green)
Information: The event is free but donations are welcome. Tours of the 1892 Jail will be available during the event.
Contact: County Museum, 768-7311, or visit www.chesterfieldhistory.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 6, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Southern Area Convenience Center, 6700 Landfill Drive, Chester
Contact: Pam Cooper, Anti-Litter manager, 751-2227

 

Heirloom Tomatoes: A Taste of the Past
What: Heirloom tomatoes are colorful, flavorful treasures produced from seeds that are passed down from generation to generation. Explore the history of the tomato, learn about saving seeds, starting plants from seed and the best practices for growing your own heirloom tomatoes.
When: Wednesday, May 10, 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield (Historic Courthouse Green)
Information: Free event for ages 50+. Register at least one week in advance at 768-7311.
Contact: Chesterfield County Museum, 768-7311.

 

Rain Barrel Workshop
What: Every spring the Department of Environmental Engineering collaborates with numerous community partners to offer a popular series of rain barrel workshops. Workshop participants learn about the benefits of rain barrels and will construct their own rain barrel to take home. This is a very popular series so early registration is suggested!
When: Saturday, May 13 – The first workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m.
Where: All workshops take place at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Information: Workshop partners include the James River Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of Forestry, and the Chesterfield Cooperative Extension Office.
Contact: For more information, email fieldl@chesterfield.gov. To register for a workshop, go to http://www.chesterfield.gov/rainbarrels/ 

 

Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame Recognition Event
What: Chesterfield residents, ages 60+, are recognized for their volunteer service in the community.
When: Tuesday,May 16, 2 p.m.
Where: Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/SeniorEvents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 

 

Law Enforcement Wreath-Laying Ceremony
What: Chesterfield County’s Police Department will host a wreath-laying event to remember the officers who died in the line of duty while serving Chesterfield County and the Commonwealth of Virginia. A wreath will be placed in honor of the county’s five fallen officers. The Honor Guard will keep watch at the monument throughout the afternoon.
When: Thursday, May 18, 1 p.m.
Where: The Police Memorial Monument, adjacent to the 1917 Historic Courthouse, 10201 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield
Contact: Jay Thornton, 706-2557 or thorntonj@chesterfield.gov 

 

Law Enforcement Memorial Service
What: A Law Enforcement Memorial Service will honor the three Virginia law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2016, as well as past Virginia State troopers from Area 6, Virginia Department of Corrections officers and fallen officers from Chesterfield County. Light refreshments will follow the event. The Honor Guard members, along with other officers, will place wreaths on the graves of local fallen officers.
When: Thursday, May 18, 7 p.m.
Where: Iron Bridge Baptist Church, located at 10900 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield
Contact: Jay Thornton, 706-2557 or thorntonj@chesterfield.gov 

 

Henricus Spring Garden Day
What: 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. From 1-3 p.m., an interactive two-hour workshop about herbal remedies for beginners will be presented by Nicole Pisaniello, Henricus domestic skills specialist. Participants (ages 18+) will learn the basics of historic and modern herbalism while discovering how the early colonists would have used herbs to treat their ailments and how much of this knowledge is still viable in our everyday lives. We will be exploring several useful herbs through hands-on activities, such as herbal teas and salves, and creating a simple natural remedy to take home. Register by Friday, May 19.
When: Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Cost: $8 adults, $6 children aged 3-12 /Henricus Patrons free.
Admission for the herbal remedies class is $50 per participant.
Contact: Henricus Historical Park 748-1611.

 

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. Hard drives will be shredded for $5 with certificate.
When: Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Contact: 751-2227 

 

Henricus Militia Muster
What: Join us for a day of 17th century military training, including marching and fighting with body armor and muskets. Powhatan Indian interpreters will also demonstrate how native tactics and weaponry adapted against the colonists. Visitors can train as an English musketeer or Native warrior.
When: Saturday, May 27 at 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Cost: $8 adults, $6 children aged 3-12/ Henricus Patrons free.
Free admission with military I.D.
Contact: Henricus Historical Park, 748-1611.

 

Planters Day
What: The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia will present its annual event, Planters Day, at historic Magnolia Grange to interpret life on the farm in Chesterfield County during the 1860s. There will be costumed re-enactors, living history, exhibitors, period music, period demonstrations of crafts and trades (including a potter, doctor, midwife, carpenter and chair caner) and period children’s activities. This outdoor event is free and open to the public. Magnolia Grange house will be open for tours and all items from the gift shop will be 50 percent off. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.
When: Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield
Information: Funds raised will benefit restoration efforts to the interior of the historic 19th century building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Contact: For more information, call 748-1498.

 

June 2017 

What’s in a Name? The Origins of Plant Names
What: Hear the stories behind the origins of common plant names such as granny’s bonnet, forget-me-not, pansy, and Queen Anne’s lace. Also, learn a little about the history of scientific names, which help us to make sense out of the sometimes confusing, but always interesting, world of plant names.
When: Wednesday, June 7, 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield (Historic Courthouse Green)
Information: Free event for ages 50+. Register at least one week in advance at 768-7311.
Contact: Chesterfield County Museum at 768-7311.

 

Autism and Chesterfield First Responders Community Connection Fair
What: Individuals with autism, and their families or caregivers are invited to come and meet Chesterfield County’s Fire, Police, Sheriff and Rescue first responders! The event will include the Chesterfield Fire and Life Safety House, first responder vehicles, K9 Search & Rescue, the fire cow from Chick-fil-a Chester, games, face painting, Project Lifesaver, child ID kits, Chesterfield Database Address Flagging Forms and much more.
When: Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Sycamore Square Shopping Center, 1220 Sycamore Square Drive, Chesterfield
Contact: Tammy Burns, outreach@ascv.org or 257-0192

 

14th Annual 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 reflect 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 10 and Sunday June 11, noon-9 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 240-0302.

 

Rain Barrel Workshop
What: Every spring the Department of Environmental Engineering collaborates with numerous community partners to offer rain barrel workshops. Workshop participants learn about the benefits of rain barrels and will construct their own rain barrel to take home. This is a very popular series so early registration is suggested!
When: Saturday, June 10 – The first session will begin at 10 a.m. and the second will begin at 1 p.m.
Where: All workshops take place at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Rd, Chesterfield
Information: Workshop partners include the James River Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of Forestry, and the Chesterfield Cooperative Extension Office.
Contact: For more information, emailfieldl@chesterfield.gov. To register for a workshop, go to http://www.chesterfield.gov/rainbarrels/ 

 

Bumblebee Jamboree
What: Celebrate National Pollinator Week with family-friendly activities buzzing with fun! The 6th 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. Children can enjoy pollinator-related crafts, puppet shows, snacks, relay races and dances, and interactive activities. Get close to pollinators at the Virginia butterfly safari tents, VCU’s Bug Lab and the enclosed bumblebee and honeybee observation hives.
When: Saturday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Maymont, 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond
Information: Free admission. This event is hosted by the Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension Office and Chesterfield County Master Gardeners.

Contact: For more information, contact Ashley Moulton, 751-4401 or moultona@chesterfield.gov, or visit http://bit.ly/BBJam2017 



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