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2018 News Releases

For Immediate Release

Special Events: Week of February 12

February 12, 2018
Communications and Media

February 2018 

VHSL Class 2, 3, and 4 Swimming Championships
What: As the high school swimming season ends, the Group 3A and Group 4A Virginia High School League Swimming Championships dives into action with athletes having the chance to be crowned champion in their division.
When: Thursday, Feb. 15 (Class 2)
Friday, Feb. 16 (Class 3)
Saturday, Feb. 17 (Class 4)
Complete meet schedule can be found on the event website: http://www.vhsl.org/athletics.swim-and-dive
Where: Collegiate School Aquatic Center, 5050 Ridgedale Pkwy, Chesterfield
Contacts: Danny Bonifas, Sports Tourism Coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov.
Adam Kennedy, Executive Director, SwimRVA, adam.kennedy@swimrichmond.org 

Chesterfield County Black History Month Events and Programs
What: As part of this community’s Black History Month celebration, Chesterfield County Public Library and the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia will host a variety of programs celebrating Black History Month, including musical performances and historical interpretations. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is suggested for many of the library programs and may be done online at http://library.chesterfield.gov/events/register/. All Black History Month programs and scholarships are funded entirely by private donations.
Contact: For more information, call 804-751-CCPL. For library addresses, visit http://library.chesterfield.gov/.

African Folktales – Storyteller Charmaine Crowell-White tells traditional African and African American folktales, including tales of High John the Trickster. Registration begins two weeks before each program.

  • Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30-8:15 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian
  • Saturday, Feb. 24, 1:30-2:15 p.m., Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road, Chester

Jackie Robinson – Learn about Jackie Robinson as he learns valuable lessons from his mother, then cheer him on as he scores his first home run as a professional baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers. For ages 5-10. Registration begins Feb. 3.

  • Saturday, Feb. 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m., North Courthouse Road Library

Life in the Negro Leagues
What: Edward Hudson, former pitcher and catcher for the Negro Leagues’ Detroit Stars and the Kansas City Monarchs, discusses his career in the Negro Leagues, and the league’s place in history. This program takes place immediately after the 10:30 a.m. program about Jackie Robinson.
When: Saturday, Feb. 17, 11:15 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road Library

Honoring Chesterfield County African American World War I and II Veterans – Hear the stories and history of African Americans who served in World War I and World War II. Through lecture and discussion, learn about conditions of service in the United States and abroad, and honor Chesterfield County servicemen and servicewomen by learning their stories.

  • Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield

Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History – Listen to the songs that impacted American music, from songs of slavery (“Hoe Emma Hoe”) and the hymns of the Underground Railroad (“Follow the Drinking Gourd”) to the blues of Beale Street and the anthems of the civil rights movement. In this production, actors and singers will tell the stories of famous and forgotten hymns, work songs and music. For ages 8 and up. Registration begins Feb. 3.

    • Saturday, Feb. 17, 2-2:45 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Boulevard, North Chesterfield

Frederick Douglass – for grades K-12 – Nathan M. Richardson reenacts Frederick Douglass’ life as a slave, his escape to freedom and his rise as a great writer, orator and abolitionist. Children will hear Douglass’ “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July” speech. Registration begins Feb. 5.

    • Monday, Feb. 19, 1-2 p.m., Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road, South Chesterfield

The Life of Frederick Douglass – Poet, author and spoken word performer Nathan M. Richardson details the life of Frederick Douglass, from his time as a slave to his escape and his rise as a great writer, orator and abolitionist. For all ages registration begins Feb. 5.

  • Monday, Feb. 19, 6-7 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, North Chesterfield

Speaking of Jazz with Victor Haskins’ Skein – Hear how jazz music developed over time in this interactive performance! Learn the basic concepts behind jazz and other music rooted in African American culture, such as improvisation, rhythm and communication. Victor Haskins' Skein will perform music from different eras to demonstrate compositions and stylistic developments from black musicians throughout the history of jazz. Registration begins Feb. 6.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7-8 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield

Beyond Black History Month – Get a historical perspective on race in the United States and how it has impacted education locally and nationally. Discuss current events in our society impacted by race and learn how to create compassionate, meaningful dialogue that extends beyond Black History Month. Registration begins Feb. 10.

    • Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-noon, Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Boulevard, North Chesterfield

Planning Commission Public Hearing: Northern Jefferson Davis Special Area Plan
What: The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the Northern Jefferson Davis Special Area Plan during its February meeting. The plan is a guideline for the area’s future. A work session begins at 3 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
Where: Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. Chesterfield
Contact: www.chesterfield.gov/jeffdavis 

REVIVE – An Opioid Overdose and NARCAN Education Program
What: REVIVE is a Virginia Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program, helping people learn how to recognize and respond to opioid overdose emergencies by administering naloxone, or NARCAN, a nasal-spray mediation that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, Midlothian, Chesterfield
Contact: To register or for more information, contact Debbie Severt at 717-6839. To register, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HYQTZ5Z 

Planning Commission Special Work Session: Comprehensive Plan Update
What: The Chesterfield County Planning Commission will hold a special work session on the county’s Comprehensive Plan Update. The commission will discuss chapters 11, 12 and 14, which address special area plans, water and wastewater, and bikeways and trails. Other chapters will be addressed at future meetings set by the commission.
When: Friday, Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield

Ultimate Cup
What: The Ultimate Cup is a youth soccer tournament that was created by merging separate events held by Chesterfield United and the Richmond Kickers. The event will span two weekends, with the first for the girls and the second for the boys. Roughly 300 teams will take part in this tournament and include divisions for all levels of play ranging from Classic to Elite.
When: Saturday, Feb. 24-Sunday, Feb. 25 (Girls Weekend)
Saturday, March 3-Sunday, March 4 (Boys Weekend)
Where: Clover Hill Athletic Complex, 17701 Genito Road, Mosley (Feb. 24-25 only)
Mary B. Stratton Park, 5400 Ridgedale Pkwy, Chesterfield
River City Sportsplex, 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian
Information: Website: http://www.ultimatecuprichmond.com/home
Contacts: Danny Bonifas, Sports Tourism Coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov.
John Faircloth, Tournament Director, director@ultimatecuprichmond.com 

March 2018 

A Roof Above My Head – Construction of an Early Soldier’s House
What: Ever wonder how the timber post and beam structures you see at Henricus Historical Park were built? Come to “A Roof Above My Head” – a new program that explores how the skilled carpenters, sawyers, and woodsmen arriving from England 400 years ago constructed houses, churches and more – all without recourse to modern power tools.
When: March 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park 251, Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Registration required by March 1. Cost: $8 Adults, $6 Children, ages 3-12/Henricus Patrons Free
Contact: Henricus Historical Park, 748-1611

Empowering Neighborhoods 2018
What: This year’s Empowering Neighborhoods Forum will focus on enhancing community living. Join the free event for useful workshops and a keynote from Laura Lafayette, chief executive officer of the Richmond Association of REALTORS. This event is presented by the county’s Revitalize our Communities Committee.
When: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center, 13900 Hull Street Road, Chesterfield
Information: Free and open to the public. Visit chesterfieldcommunities.com for details.
Contact: Carl Schlaudt, 318-8674

Medication Take-Back Event and – Free Medication Disposal Kits Available
What: Chesterfield’s Police Department will be holding a Medication Take-Back event so that residents can properly dispose of unwanted medications (no sharps allowed). This is important because 61 percent of people, ages 12 and older, who misuse prescription pain relievers get them from a friend or family member. Residents also can get a free drug-deactivation pouch at numerous locations in Chesterfield County. When mixed with water, up to 45 pills, six ounces of liquid or six patches can be deactivated, and then safely disposed in the trash.
When: Wednesday, March 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Contact: For a complete list of locations to pick up medication disposal pouches and more information, go to http://chesterfield.gov/health or call 748-1691.

17th Century Medicines
What: Join a session about early medical practices, and then tour the 17th century Indian and English sites while focusing on tools, rules and medicines. Hands-on activities, including a make-and-take herbal sachet can be added to your program.
When: March 15, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Groups, clubs and individuals welcome. Registration required by March 10 by calling 318-8797.
Cost: $15/program only. $18/program and make-and-take activity.
Contact: Henricus Historical Park’s Education Department, 318-8797

Comic Con
What: For the Chesterfield Comic Con event, come dressed as your favorite superhero, supervillain or comic book character.
When: Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Where: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, North Chesterfield
Contact: 318-8778 or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 

Acoustic Concert Series: Broad Street Ramblers
What: Immerse yourself in a piece of Virginia’s musical roots. Enjoy blues and roots music during this family-friendly concert.
When: Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m.
Where: North Courthouse Road, Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov 

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

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