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2018 News Releases

For Immediate Release

Upcoming Programs: Week of January 10

January 10, 2018
Communications and Media

January 2018

County Seeks Nominations for 2018 Outstanding Youth Awards

What: The Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development is seeking nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Youth Awards. Youths who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their communities, neighborhoods or schools, and adults who have contributed positively to the development of youths in the county, are eligible. All nominees must be Chesterfield County residents. Youth nominees must be 12-18 years old, and have demonstrated one or more of the following traits: courage, compassion, leadership, and community or school service. Adults older than 18 who have demonstrated fortitude, service or mentorship while serving youths in Chesterfield County are eligible. Nominees and winners will be recognized at the 35th Annual Outstanding Youth Awards Ceremony in April. The event is sponsored by the Youth Services Citizen Board and the Midlothian-Chesterfield Kiwanis Club.
When: Wednesday, April 18, 7 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull,
Information: Nominations must be submitted online by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23. For a complete list of eligibility requirements and the nomination forms, visit http://chesterfield.gov/youthawards. All nominations must be submitted online. Residents who do not have internet access are encouraged to use the free internet services available at their local public library.
Contact: For more information, call 804-796-7100 or email mathisk@chesterfield.gov 


Christmas Tree Recycling

What: Chesterfield County residents can recycle their live, undecorated trees at either of the county’s two convenience centers at no charge.
When: Through Feb. 2, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (Note corrected date)
On Monday, Tuesday, Friday-Sunday at the Northern Area Convenience Center
On Monday, Thursday, Friday-Sunday at the Southern Area Convenience Center
Where: Northern Area Convenience Center, 3200 Warbro Road, Chesterfield
Southern Area Convenience Center, 6700 Landfill Drive, Chesterfield
Contact: 748-1297 or http://www.chesterfield.gov/landfill/ 


Heirloom Herbs: Their History and Folklore

What: Did you know that basil was used as an insect repellent, good luck charm, medicine and symbol of love, in addition to its culinary uses? Explore the historical uses and folklore of this and other familiar garden herbs such as rosemary, sage, fennel and lavender. Participants will make an herbal sachet to take home.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: This is an Active Lifestyles program for seniors age 50+. Seating will be limited for this program, so register by calling 768-7311. While the event is free, donations are welcome.
Contact: County Museum, 768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com.


Kinship Connection

What: Come and join with grandparents and other kin who are raising a child
to network, share stories and help 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.
When: Thursday, Jan. 18, 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center
Parkway, Chesterfield
Information: http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


Downsizing Tips and Challenges, Chesterfield Council on Aging

What: A representative from Legacy Navigator will share ideas to consider when downsizing, whether that be to a smaller home, apartment or an assisted-living arrangement. The council’s mission is to educate and advocate on issues relating to older adults and individuals with disabilities.
When: Thursday, Jan. 25, 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: Mast Auditorium at Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield
Information: http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents  

Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


Solving the Puzzle of Chesterfield’s Past through Archaeology

What: Discover life in early 19th century Chesterfield County with historical interpreter Bill Doerken. Explore the work of an archaeologist and practice using hands-on methods and tools. This will involve digging for artifacts, evaluating them and then solving the puzzle of “mending” pottery sherds.
When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: Family-friendly fun for ages 6 and over. While the event is free, donations are welcome.
Contact: County Museum, 768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com.


February 2018

Pins & Needles – A 17th Century Sewing Class for Adults

What: During this introduction to 17th century hand sewing class, participants will make a very simple product – a utility bag with a drawstring or a handkerchief. Materials will be provided but participants must provide sewing needles, pins, white quilting weight cotton or linen thread and small scissors. The instructor will be John Pagano, Historical Interpretation Supervisor. Children, ages 10 and older, may sign up with registered adult.
When: Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: The $10 per person fee includes materials and admission to the historic site.
Registration required by Jan. 31. Limited space available. Bring your own lunch.
Contact: Call Henricus Historical Park, 748-1611.


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, Feb. 6, 4-5:15 p.m.
Where: Lucy Corr Village, Assisted Living Friendship Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield
Information: http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: Senior Advocate’s Office, 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


Do You Speak Floriography or the Language of Flowers?

What: During the Victorian Era, flowers were used as ways to send subtle messages to others. Spend Valentine's Day with the Backpack Storyteller Deborah Alsko as she describes this romantic form of communication.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: This is an Active Lifestyles program for seniors age 50+. Seating will be limited for this program, so register by calling 768-7311. While the event is free, donations are welcome.
Contact: County Museum, 768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com.


Henricus Home School Day – Life in a Virginia Winter

What: Chores, get the crops in, preserve, cook, clean and plan! Whatever we do today to get ready for winter, they did 400 years ago – only with different technology! This home-school education program, for ages 4-14, is designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum. Costumed interpreters will discuss preparations for a 17th century Virginia winter. Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.
When: Thursday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Cost is $15/students, $9/for accompanying adults.
Henricus Patrons: $13/students and free for accompanying adults.
Registration is required by Feb. 12.
Contact: Call Henricus Historical Park, 318-8797


Chesterfield Triad

What: Come and meet other adults, ages 50+, and learn about Chesterfield Triad. This month a speaker from AARP will present. Triad works to enhance the quality of life for, and reduce crime against senior citizens.
When: Thursday, Feb. 15, 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
Information:http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


Kinship Connection

What: Come and join with grandparents and other kin who are raising a child
to network, share stories and help each other. Child care is provided. Open to anyone in the community; you do not have to be a Chesterfield resident to attend.
When: Thursday, Feb. 15, 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: ChesterfieldCommunity Development Building, 9800 Government Center
Parkway, Chesterfield
Information: http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: 804-768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


Honoring Chesterfield County African American World War I and World War II Veterans

What: A lecture/discussion about the African Americans who served in WWI and WWII, focusing on their conditions of service in the U.S. and abroad.Servicemen and servicewomen from Chesterfield County will be honored by sharing the stories of those identified and soliciting information about others. Presented by the African American History Committee of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
When: Saturday, February 17, 11 a.m.
Information: While the event is free, donations are welcome.
Contact: County Museum, 768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com.


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, Feb. 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Chesterfield
• Tuesday, April 3, 6-7:30 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Center Street, Chester
• 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.

 


Chesterfield Council on Aging

What: Join other seniors and professionals for the annual organizational meeting as we review the council’s work in 2017, and learn about the various committees and ways to get involved. The council’s mission is to educate and advocate on issues relating to older adults and individuals with disabilities.
When: Thursday, Feb. 22, 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: Mast Auditorium at Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield
Information:http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


“Being Mortal,” Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul Workshop

What: If you thought you were dying, what would matter most? Join a national dialogue taking place in your community concerning an inescapable reality of life: death. Gather with friends, neighbors and peers to watch the FRONTLINE documentary, “Being Mortal,” which explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness. Registration is from 1:30-2 p.m. and light refreshments will be provided.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield
Information:http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 



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