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Calendar 2/26/2020

THURSDAY, FEB. 27

Chesterfield Council on Aging monthly meeting: Accessing Health and Wellness Resources for Older Adults, 9-10:30 a.m., Lucy Corr – Mast Auditorium, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Learn how to navigate and access resources and calendars on the Chesterfield County website, chesterfield.gov. Free, open to the public. 804-768-7878, chesterfield.gov/seniorservices

Acoustic Concert Series: Sheryl Warner and the Southside Homewreckers, 7-8 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Enjoy classic blues and ragtime with a modern edge. 804-318-8499, library.chesterfield.gov

FRIDAY, FEB. 28

Chesterfield Coal: From Fossil Fuel to Electricity, 10 a.m.-noon, Mid-Lothian Mines Park amphitheater, 13286 N. Woolridge Road. Home-schooled students can take a guided tour to view one of the last standing stone structures of the Grove Shaft and explore the impact this industry had on the region. Registration required. $5/child ages 6 and older. 804-751- 4946, chesterfieldhistory.com

Safety for Women, 11 a.m.-noon, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. AAA provides safety information and tips for women while traveling at home or abroad. Free. 804-768-7904

Annual Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m. weekly through April 3, St. Edward’s Community Center, 2700 Dolfield Drive. Choose from catfish or salmon with hush puppies, baked potato or fries, salad or coleslaw and a drink. Sponsored by St. Edward’s Knights of Columbus. Open to all. $12/adult, $5/children 5-12, free/ages 4 and younger. stedknights@gmail.com

Winter Lecture Series: Elizabeth Keckley, Dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln, 7 p.m., Lucy Corr Community Hall, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Living history interpreter Charmaine Crowell-White presents this first-person portrayal. $5, free/members. 804-796-7121, chesterfieldhistory.com

SATURDAY, FEB. 29

Music class, 9:30 a.m., St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 11551 Lucks Lane. Ages 0-5 and their caregiver(s) can sing, move and play with great music, using an age-appropriate and fun curriculum. Registration required. Free. mtrivercity.com/demos.aspx?mode=G

The Ranger and the Bear: An Appalachian Trail Adventure for Kids, 10:30- 11:15 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Children in grades K-5 can join Ranger Blissful to learn about the bears, snakes and plants of the Appalachian Trail, create a trail name and learn how to pack a tent. Registration required. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Jazz in the Civil Rights Era, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Central Library, 7051 Lucy Corr Blvd. Galen Adbur-Razzaq will discuss how jazz became a driving force behind the civil rights movement, then play some tunes. A Chesterfield County and Virginia State University Black History Month Program. Registration required. Free. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Laughter Yoga, 10:30-11:30 a.m. monthly, Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Combine laughter and yoga breathing techniques for proven health benefits. Bring water and a yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable, layered clothing. Free. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

African American Genealogy, noon, Magnolia Grange House Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Historian Lauranett Lee will discuss new methods of studying the genealogy of Chesterfield’s African American community. Free. 804-796-7121, chesterfieldhistory.com

Women Impacting Our Community through Education, 2-4 p.m., Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road. Learn about local women, past and present, who overcame adversity and realized their dreams along with the impact women had, and continue to have, in education. Registration required. 804-751- CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Introduction to Herbal Medicines, 1-3 p.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. Adults can learn about the ways medicinal herbs were used by Powhatan Indians and English Colonists 400 years ago in Virginia and create an herbal tea to take home. $14, $12/ Henricus members. 804-748-1611, henricus.org

Wonders of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, 2-3:30 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Learn about the roughly 600- mile segment of the Appalachian Trail that passes through Virginia and how to safely enjoy it in all seasons. 804-318-8966, library.chesterfield.gov

MONDAY, MARCH 2

Chesterfield on Foot Walking Club, 9 a.m., Mid-Lothian Mines Park – parking lot 1, 13301 N. Woolridge Road. Ages 50-plus can meet Parks and Recreation staff for a 1.6-mile walk. Registration required. Free. Darlene Holland, 804-751-4753

AARP Smart Driver Course, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. and same time March 3, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 200 Karl Linn Drive. A refresher course specifically for drivers ages 50 and older. Bring a lunch, beverages and a snack provided. $15/AARP members, $20/nonmembers, payable on-site to the AARP instructor, check or cash only. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration

Read Across America Day: Elephant Piggie Party, 6-7 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Kick off National Reading Month with this special story time featuring these books by Mo Willems, activities and treats. 804-318-8778, library.chesterfield.gov

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

Basic Introduction to Pickleball, 9-11 a.m., Stonebridge Recreation Center, 200 Karl Linn Drive. Ages 50 and older can learn pickleball basics: the rules, serving, forehand, backhand, court position, volleys, dinks and scoring. All equipment provided. Registration required. Free. 804-748-1623, chesterfield.gov/940/recreation-programs

Midlothian Garden Club monthly meeting, 10:30 a.m., noon lunch, Bethel Baptist Church, 1100 Huguenot Springs Road. Mary-Ellen Burnette of Arborscapes will discuss tree risk assessment. Free. Open to all. midlothiangardenclub.org

Music Appreciation class, 6-7 p.m. weekly through March 31, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Ages 5-8 will be introduced to concepts such as rhythm, tempo and pitch by exploring various instruments and genres. $40. 804-768-7904

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Discuss “Britt-Marie Was Here” by Fredrik Backman. 804-318-8977, library.chesterfield.gov

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