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2018 News Releases

For Immediate Release

Special Events: Week of May 14

May 14, 2018
Communications and Media

May 2018

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.

 


Chesterfield Historical Society of VA: Saving the Past for the Future

What: Learn how the historical society, a private non-profit organization, achieves its mission to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the unique history of Chesterfield County through committees such as African-American history, cemetery, collections, genealogy, library and military history. Presented by Liess van der Linden-Brusse, chair/CHSV library committee and past president.
When: Thursday, May 17, 11 a.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: Free. Reservations not required, but seating may be limited.
Contact: For more information, contact the county museum at 804-768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com 


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: 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 


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 


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
Information: www.chesterfield.gov/seniorevents
Contact: Senior Advocate’s Office, 768-7878 or SeniorAdvocate@chesterfield.gov 


Beast of the East

What: The 2018 Beast of the East softball tournament continues to be one of the most popular Memorial Day weekend traditions in the softball world along the east coast. The men’s slow pitch softball tournament is a six-game format that starts with a Home Run Derby and finishes with a champion being crowned in all divisions.
When: Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28
Where: Harry Daniel Park at Ironbridge, 6600 Whitepine Road, Chesterfield
Information: http://www.sportsnation.org/beastoftheeast
Contacts: Butch Tiller, SoftballNation, 378-2285 or tilcomm@aol.com
Danny Bonifas, Sports Tourism Coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@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.


Kickers Colonial Cup

What: This fantastic end-of-year event for both travel teams and top-level recreation teams will be held over Memorial Day weekend and include boys and girls soccer teams from U9–U15.
When: Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27
Game schedule will be released prior to the event
Where: Mary B. Stratton Park, 5400 Ridgedale Parkway, Chesterfield
Ukrop Park, 5300 Ridgedale Parkway, Chesterfield
Information: Website: https://www.richmondkickers.com/colonial-cup
Contacts: Tish Schrock, Tournament Director, 378-2680 or tschrock@richmondkickers.com
Danny Bonifas, Sports Tourism Coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov 


June

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


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 reflects 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 9 and Sunday, June 10, 12:30-8:30 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 804-240-0302.


John Rolfe’s Gardens

What: Come out and 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.
When: Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park – 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Cost: $9 Adults, $7 children aged 3-12 / Henricus Patrons free
Contact: For more information, call 748-1611 or visit http://henricus.org/event/john-rolfes-gardens/?instance_id=295 


Preserving Your History

What: Learn to preserve your family heirlooms and treasures using at-home techniques employed by museums. Lecture by Chesterfield Historical Society’s Collections Chairman Brandon Amsel, who will discuss the preservation of photographs, documents, fabrics and metal objects.
When: Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: Free. Reservations not required but seating may be limited.
Contact: For more information, call the county museum at 804-768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com 


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.


Trades of Antiquity

What: Come join Henricus Historical Park and the Southeast Virginia Primitive Skills Group for a weekend of historic skills. See demonstrations of life skills and trades from the pre-contact and Colonial eras in Virginia such as flint knapping, fire starting, wood turning, broom weaving, soap making, trapping, hide prep and blacksmithing. Examples of artifacts made will be available for purchase so bring your questions and take home a piece of history.>
When: Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Henricus Historical Park – 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Information: Cost: $9 Adults, $7 children aged 3-12/Henricus Patrons free
Contact: For more information, call 748-1611 or visit http://henricus.org/event/trades-of-antiquity-2/?instance_id=297 


Homemade Doll Day

What: Step back 100 years to a simpler time when children made their own toys from materials found around the home and garden. Make a yarn doll and a “leavings doll” to take home.
When: Thursday, June 28. Drop in anytime between 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: Family-friendly event; all ages welcome. Free.
Contact: For more information, call the County Museum at 804-768-7311, or visit http://chesterfieldhistory.com 



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Contact Email: RuthC@chesterfield.gov
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