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2018 News Releases

For Immediate Release

Upcoming Programs: Week of June 1

June 01, 2018
Communications and Media

June

Shred Event at Chesterfield County Fairgrounds

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: $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


Introduction to Facebook

What: This introductory class will provide you with a hands-on experience for one of the most popular social media sites. The class will teach the basic skills needed to connect and engage with your family and friends. Bring your own fully-charged laptop.
When: Monday, June 4, 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Dr., North Chesterfield
Information: $13 for 50+ seniors in Chesterfield County. Please call 748-1623 to register and
use course #33516.
Contact: Kim Graves at 804-768-7885 or visit www.chesterfield.gov/parks 


BankOn Chesterfield County

What: Free financial wellness program to teach budgeting, understanding credit, debt reduction, saving and investing, identity theft and avoiding fees and penalties. Graduates qualify for second chance banking through a local financial institution. A collaboration between Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services, Bank On, Virginia Credit Union and Chester Community Association.
When: Tuesdays, June 5-26, 6-7:30 p.m.
Information: Registration is required at 804-768-7288 or employmentcenter@chesterfield.gov 


Coffee Talk: Chesterfield County: A Historical Perspective

What: This presentation details the rich history of Chesterfield, spanning over 250 years. It also describes the county’s vast array of historic and recreational sites. Learn about the creation of the county, unique historical accomplishments, important historical events that occurred in the county and the abundance and diversity of the historical sites that exist within the county. Bryan Truzzie, historical sites supervisor, will share the history of the county during this interesting presentation.
When: Tuesday, June 5, 10-11 a.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 #33684.
Contact: Judy Rappley at 804-339-2877 or visit www.chesterfield.gov/parks 


Historic Mid-Lothian Mines

What: Chesterfield is home to the first commercial coal mines in North America. From 1703 to the early 1900s, the mines produced abundant supplies of coal. Find out how this industry shaped the history of the county and learn about the need for the first hard-surfaced road and one of the earliest railroads in Virginia. Presented by Peppy Jones.
When: Tuesday, June 5, 10-11 a.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 #33592.
Contact: Susan Miller at 804-212-8815 or visit www.chesterfield.gov/parks 


Caregiver Connection Support Group

What: Caregiver Connection is a monthly support group for those who are caring for an adult with physical or cognitive deterioration, usually a parent or spouse.
When: Tuesday, June 5, from 4-5:15 p.m.Sponsored by the Chesterfield Senior Advocate and Lucy Corr Village.
Where: Lucy Corr Village, Assisted Living Friendship Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd.,
Information: http://www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents/
Contact: 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


Introduction to Internet & Wi-Fi Security

What: This introductory course will guide you through the basics of viruses. Learn about software for virus protection and up-to-date information on the latest online tools and technologies. You will receive a brief overview of the Internet, including how to use it safely. Bring your own fully-charged laptop, tablets or smartphones.
When: Wednesday, June 6, 10 a.m.- noon
Where: Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road, Bon Air
Information: $13 for 50+ seniors in Chesterfield County. Please call 748-1623 to register and use course #33626.
Contact: Susan Miller at 804-212-8815 or visit www.chesterfield.gov/parks 


Live Well, Virginia! Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

What: This free, six-week program helps people with on-going health conditions self-manage their conditions and take control of their life. Participants will learn how to develop manageable action plans for their chronic disease. Topics will include goal setting, problem solving, physical activity, healthy eating and more.
When: Wednesdays, June 6 - July 18, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Senior Advocate, Senior Connections and Chesterfield Parks and Recreation.
Where: Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Kari Linn Drive, North Chesterfield
Information: http://www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents/
Contact: To register, contact the Stonebridge Recreation Center at 804-768-7885. Course #33862.


Wort-Cunning and Star-Craft: An Herbal Remedies Course for Beginners (Ages 18+)

What: In this interactive two-hour workshop, students will learn the basics of historic and modern herbalism. Discover 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 and creating a simple natural remedy to take home.
When: Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Students should bring paper and a pen or pencil. Registration required. Cost: $50 per person
Contact: Call 804-318-8732 or visit the website.


Kinship Connection Support Group

What: Comet network with grandparents and other kin who are raising a child by sharing stories and helping each other. We are planning a speaker from Chesterfield County Public Schools to present. Child care is provided. Open to anyone in the community; you do not have to be a Chesterfield resident to attend. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Senior Advocate.
When: Thursday, June 15, from 4-5:15 pm
Where: Chesterfield Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway, Chesterfield
Information: http://www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents/
Contact: 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


Rain Barrel Workshops

What: Chesterfield County, in cooperation with the James River Soil and Water Conservation District and the Chesterfield County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, will hold rain barrel workshops during which participants in will learn about water conservation and build their own rain barrels to take home. Tools and assistance provided. The event will be held rain or shine.
When: Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds main exhibition building, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Information: The workshops fill up fast so early registration is suggested. $40.00
Contact: For more information, contact Lorne Field at 748-1920.


Camp Pocahontas (Ages 6-10)

What: Campers will explore the environment and life of Pocahontas, as well as the culture of the Powhatan people, through demonstrations, activities and arts and crafts. In our recreated Powhatan settlement of Arrohateck, hands-on activities will include: cooking, farming, archery, music and dancing, engineering, canoe scraping, fish net weaving and pottery. Make-and-take crafts included.
When: June 25-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park – 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Registration required by June 19. Cost: $195/child; $180/multiple children (same family); Henricus Patrons $165/child. Before and after care is available for this camp (up to one hour each): $10/each day per child (or $5/each half day per child.
Contact: Henricus Historical Park, Education Department – 804-318-8797
http://henricus.org/event/camp-pocahontas-ages-6-10/?instance_id=298 


Emergency Management

What: Participants will learn how to prepare for emergencies and disasters by understanding the hazards that can affect Chesterfield County, what supplies are needed to sustain themselves for at least 72 hours following a disaster, how to communicate with others and how to stay connected to information relevant to the incident. Jessica Robison from Chesterfield County CERT will present.
When: Thursday, June 28, 9:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Council on Aging.
Where: Lucy Corr Village Mast Auditorium, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Chesterfield
Information: http://www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents/
Contact: 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


July

ADHD/ADD Skill-Building and Support Groups

What: This educational group is for Children who have received a primary diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder from a physician. The groups will help children better understand ADHD/ADD and develop skills for success. Topics will include getting organized, staying focused, thinking before acting and managing feelings.
When: Mondays, July 9-30. Group times: 1-1:45 p.m.- rising second and third-graders; 2-2:45 p.m. - fourth and fifth graders; 3-3:45 p.m.- rising middle schoolers
Where: North Courthouse Road Public Library, 325 Courthouse Road, 23236.
Information: Pre-registration is required. The cost is $20 per child.
Contact: Ginger Dotter, 804-768-7747 or visit parenting.chesterfield.gov and click on “Parent Education Classes.”



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