Calendar of events

Wednesday, July 14
Chester Chillin’. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Ironbridge Sports Park, 11400 Ironbridge Road. The event includes bands, food and family fun. Admission is $5 and includes the choice of one free round of miniature golf, a bucket of balls or batting tokens. The money raised will benefit LINC, an organization that helps cancer patients with legal matters. Details: 318-1760.

Support Group for Breast Cancer Survivors. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Southside Regional Medical Center, 200 Medical Park Blvd. The class will take place in the third-floor classroom. Details: Faye Flemming, 765-5884.

Summer Reading Program: Explore the James with Ralph White. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Chester Library. Learn about the history of the James, the birds and animals that live in and alongside it, the relaxation and excitement it offers, and how you can help to keep it healthy, beautiful and accessible to everyone. Registration recommended. Details: 748-6314 or library.chesterfield.gov.

Fall Vegetable Gardening. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Master gardener Sandra Gentry will present a seminar on fall vegetable gardening. Seminar is free; seating is limited and may be reserved. Details: 751-4401.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jeff Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.

Future Alternatives Networking Group. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Capital Region Workforce Center, 7333 White Pine Road, Richmond. Job search and support group. Details: 271-8510.

Thursday, July 15

Game On! 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Central Library. Visit the library to relax and unwind, play Wii games and hang out with friends. Details: 748-1603.

Swift Creek Cloggers Clogging Class. 6 p.m. Chester Baptist Church. Details: Charlotte Panther, 748-7913.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting. 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Educational Bldg. 17111 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

Al-Anon Meeting. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 11975 Beach Rd. Details: 790-1211.

emPOWERment LUNCH for Job Seekers. 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Chester United Methodist Church, 12132 Percival St. Details: associate@chesterumc.org or 748-6006.

Friday, July 16
Concert: Tom Fudala. 2 p.m. Dunlop House Assisted Living Facility, 235 Dunlop Farms Blvd., Colonial Heights. Tom Fudala will perform his accordion music. Details: 520-0050

Bingo. Opens 4 p.m., starts 7 p.m. Colonial Heights American Legion Post 284, 505 Springdale Rd. Details: Harold Green, 530-2811.

Beach Community Grange Bingo. Doors open 6 p.m.; games begin 7 p.m. Beach Community Grange, 11401 Bundle Rd.

Saturday, July 17

Chester Village Farmer’s Market. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Village Green, Center Street and Village Green Dr. Details: 748-9650.

Origins of a Free America: The 1619 Assembly. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester.  The event will re-create the return of the first chosen Henrico representatives, Thomas Dowse and John Polentine, and their news regarding the “Great Charter” and the first chosen representative assembly of Virginia and the New World. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Details: henricus.org or 748-1613.

Lucy Corr Foundation 5K Run for the Future. 8 a.m. 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., near the Chesterfield County government complex. Registration packet pick-up will begin at 7 a.m. The day-of-race registration fee is $25 per adult and $20 per child ages 13 and under. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 250 runners registered. Details: http://lucycorrvillage.com/current.htm or Bonnie Meyers at 706-5712 or lcv@lucycorrvillage.com.

Celebrate Chesterfield Lecture. 11 a.m. Magnolia Grange. Speaker Larry Holt will present The Appomattox River and Canal. Details: 751-4946.

Summer Reading Program: Shimmer Swimmers. 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Central Library. Lynn Ruehlmann presents Shimmer Swimmers, a program that uses books, songs, audience participation and handmade shadow puppets to bring her stories to life. Recommended for children of all ages. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-1603.

Southern Knights Cruisers Cruise-in. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Hardees at Rt. 10 and Old Stage Road. Over 150 antique cars, street rods, classics, muscle cars, and custom cars and trucks can be seen, weather permitting. Details: John Ronkartz, 586-5827, or www.southernknightscruisers.com.

Bingo. Doors open 5 p.m., games begin 7 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2239, 14705 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Details: 748-4896.

Farmer’s Market. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Woods United Methodist Church, 7200 Hickory Road, Petersburg. Garden vegetables, fruits, herbs, etc. Details: 590-9231.

Sunday, July 18

No events scheduled.

Monday, July 19

New Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting. 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Lucy Corr Village.

Summer Reading Program: Adam Miller Sings Whaling and Sailing Songs from the Days of Moby Dick. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Chester Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-6314.

Read 2 Rover. 6:30 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087 or library.chesterfield.gov.

Central Chesterfield Kiwanis Club Meeting. 12:30 p.m. Gulliver’s Crossflite Restaurant, 11931 Centre St. Details: 796-3221.

Kiwanis Club of Chester Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Rite Aid. Details: chesterkiwanis.org.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). 6 p.m. Cornerstone Assembly of God, 10551 Chalkley Rd. Details: 743-1353.

Chester Knights Fencing Club Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Salem Middle School. Details: 275-0539.

Chesterfield Community Band Practice. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Brandermill Church. Details: 213-9118.

Free Seated & Standing Tai-Chi. 6:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church. Details: 366-3333 or 796-2031.

Bingo. 7 p.m. Mid-Cities Civic Association, 9010 Quinnford Blvd. Details: 275-2913.

Bingo. Opens 4 p.m., starts 7 p.m. Colonial Heights American Legion Post 284, 505 Springdale Rd. Details: Mr. Harold Green, 530-2811.

Square Dancing. Call for times. Colonial Heights High School, 3600 Conduit Rd. Details: Bob Henderson, 796-9760 or vicepresident@colonialsquaredancers.org.

Tuesday, July 20

Planning Commission. 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Summer Reading Program: Splish! Splash! Folk Song Sing-along! 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Meadowdale Library. This entertaining and interactive sing-along introduces youngsters to folksongs about swamps, rivers, oceans and the creatures who make their homes in aquatic environments. Recommended for all ages. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 318-8778.

International and Independent Film Series: Welcome. 7 p.m. Meadowdale Library. These films have not been rated and are for adults aged 18 and over. No registration required. Details: 318-8778.

Mother’s Morning Out. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Centralia Presbyterian Church. Details: Jennifer Armstrong, 706-9200.

Chester Lions Club Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Chester Masonic Lodge. Details: 748-0003, 909-2500 or chesterlions.com.

Read 2 Rover. 4:30 p.m. Central Library. Details: 748-1603 or library.chesterfield.gov.

Chester Community Chorus Meeting. 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Chester United Methodist Church, 12132 Percival St. Details: Joshua Wortham, 748-6006.

Al-Anon and Alateen. 8 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 12201 Richmond Street.

The Civil Air Patrol, Southside Composite Squadron. 6:50 p.m. Civil Air Patrol hangar at the Chesterfield Co. Airport. Details: Keith West, 644-1084 or capnhq.gov.

Wednesday, July 21

Southeast High Speed Rail Public Hearing.  5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Union Station, 103 River Street, Petersburg.  www.sehsr.org.

Chester Chillin’. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Ironbridge Sports Park, 11400 Ironbridge Road. The event includes bands, food and family fun. Admission is $5 and includes the choice of one free round of miniature golf, a bucket of balls or batting tokens. The money raised will benefit Courthouse Relay for Life. Details: 318-1760.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jeff Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.

Future Alternatives Networking Group. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Capital Region Workforce Center, 7333 White Pine Road, Richmond. Job search and support group. Details: 271-8510.

Thursday, July 22
Budget and Audit Committee. 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Room 502, Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building, 9901 Lori Road.

Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University’s seventh annual Commercial Vegetable and Berry Field Day. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. VSU’s Randolph Farm on River Road, Ettrick. Pre-registration must be faxed, mailed or e-mailed before or by Friday, July 16 to the attention of Carol Streetman, VSU administrative specialist, at 524-5714 or e-mail cstreetman@vsu.edu.

Swift Creek Cloggers Clogging Class. 6 p.m. Chester Baptist Church. Details: Charlotte Panther, 748-7913.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting. 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Educational Bldg. 17111 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

Al-Anon Meeting. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 11975 Beach Rd. Details: 790-1211.

emPOWERment LUNCH for Job Seekers. 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Chester United Methodist Church, 12132 Percival St. Details: associate@chesterumc.org or 748-6006.

Motivators Toastmasters: Improve Your Communication Skills. 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Chester Library. Details: info@motivators.freetoasthost.com.

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