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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION

In the Spotlight: Paddle Time

Morning Paddle, Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.-noon, Henricus Park Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. This is a great time of day to see prothonotary warblers, ospreys and herons. Minimum age is 8 years old. Fee includes guides, kayaks and accessory gear. $16. Registration required. 804-318-8735/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Wednesday, May 4

Reboot 2022 Chesterfield TRIAD Senior Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Features 35 vendors geared towards older adult services, food, entertainment by the Joyful Voices Chorus, door prizes and more. Bring expired prescription pills or capsules for Medication Take Back and used eyeglasses to donate to the Lions Club. Free. 804-768-7878, agingservices@chesterfield.gov

Thursday, May 5

 Beginner’s Yoga, 9-10 a.m. weekly through May 26, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Lane. Enjoy Hatha style yoga with stretches, postures and breathing to bring peace and rest to mind and body. All levels welcome. $35. 804-768-7904/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Fitness Goals with Gordon, 6-7 p.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Recreation Center, 20621 Woodpecker Road. For participants who want to work on their physical well-being through group-led exercises with various types of workouts. Participants must be fully vaccinated. Free. Registration required. 804-751-4134/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks       

“Anastasia, the Musical, 7 p.m., Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane. The students perform. Continues through May 7. $10, $5/students, facebook.com/matoacahighschooltheatredepartment

“The Little Mermaid, 7 p.m., Thomas Dale High School, 3626 West Hundred Road. The students perform. Continues through May 8. $10, $7/students, bit.ly/TDHSTIX

Friday, May 6

Badminton, 9:30-11:30 a.m. weekly through August 26, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Relive the fun of badminton. Open to all experience levels. Free. 804-768-7885, chesterfield.gov/parks

Virginia Classic Cruisers, 5-8 p.m., Pearson Honda, 14001 Hull Street Road. Come out and experience one of the largest cruise-ins in Central Virginia. Music by DJ Blade, a food truck, 50/50 drawings and more. Free. carclubcouncil.com

“Aladdin, Jr., 7 p.m., Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education, 11810 Centre St. In this musical presented by Broken Leg Theater, Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and is granted three wishes. Continues on select dates through May 15. $8-$15. 804-748-5555, perkinsoncenter.org/upcomingevents

Saturday, May 7

Run Wild Races, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Metro Richmond Zoo, 8300 Beaver Bridge Road. Walk, run and/or climb the fun courses at the zoo. Choose from the Mini 1-Mile, the 5K and the Ninja. Benefits The Endangered Giraffe. $34-$85. Register online. runwildraces.com

First Saturdays in the Garden, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cooperative Extension Demonstration Garden, 9501 Lori Road. Learn tips and tricks from master gardeners about container gardening. Free. 804-751-4401, chesterfield.gov/4 096/workshops-classes-and-clinics   

Tour Eppington Plantation, 10-11 a.m., Eppington Plantation, 14201 Eppes Falls Road. Tour this plantation built by Thomas Jefferson’s brother-in-law, Francis Eppes VI and explore what life was like in the 1700s. $8. Registration required. 804-751-4946/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfieldhistory.com

Intro to Herbal Medicine, 10 a.m.-noon, Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. Learn about the ways medicinal herbs were used by the Powhatan Indians and the English Colonists 500 years ago. Ages 16 and older. $14/Henricus members, $16/nonmembers. 804-748-1611, henricus.org

Victorian Day in Bon Air, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Road. The parade, at 11 a.m., runs from the church up Buford Road to Bon Air Christian Church. Festival at 2 p.m. features food vendors, craft vendors, children’s games, historical displays and a raffle of local prizes. Free. bonairhistoricalsociety.org

Tour Pleasant View School, 1-2 p.m., Pleasant View School, 18431 River Road. Learn about early African American history during this tour of one of the last preserved schoolhouses in the county. $8. Registration required. 804-751-4946/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfieldhistory.com

Southern Knights Cruisers, 5-9 p.m. weekly through October, Hardees, 1901 West Hundred Road. Come check out or show off classic cars and bikes while listening to fun music. Free. southernknightscruisers.com

Monday, May 9

Learn to Crochet, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. weekly through June 27, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Learn about yarn, tools, stitches, techniques and patterns. Call for a supply list. $40. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Line Dancing Night Classes, 7-8 p.m. weekly through June 27, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Lane. Learn the fun and easy basics of line dancing. All levels welcome. $40. 804-768-7904/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Tuesday, May 10

 Tinsmith Craft, 10-11 a.m., Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road. Participants will punch designs in tin to make a decorative ornament. $8. Registration required. 804-751-4946/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Virtually Virginia Book Discussion, 10:30-11:30 a.m., virtually. Join a virtual book discussion of “Flight Behavior” by author Barbara Kingsolver. Free. Registration required. grimesj@chesterfield.gov, library.chesterfield.gov

Line Dancing Day Classes, noon-1 p.m. weekly through June 14, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Lane. Learn the fun and easy basics of line dancing. All levels welcome. $30. 804-768-7904/information, 804-748-1623/registration. chesterfield.gov/parks

Gentle Yoga, 2:15-3 p.m. weekly through June 7, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Improve your strength, flexibility and balance with this gentle yoga class. Mat required. $25. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Fitness Warriors Drop-in, 6:15-7 p.m. weekly through Aug. 29, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Receive a total body workout with functional cardio, strength building, flexibility and core exercises. Open to all fitness levels. Free. 804-768-7885/information, chesterfield.gov/parks

Wednesday, May 11

Mental Health First Aid, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Recreation Center, 20621 Woodpecker Road. This is the first of a two-week course for adults to learn action plans to help adults or youths with signs and symptoms of a mental illness or crisis and to connect them with care. Lunch included. Free. Registration required. 804-751-4134/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks  

Strengthen Your Mind-Body Connection, 11 a.m.-noon, Hopewell United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 6200 Courthouse Road. Learn about nutrition and yoga and how to treat your body with love and care. Sponsored by the National Association of Active and Retired Employees. vanarfe.com

Preschooler Storytime in the Park, 11 a.m.-noon, Rockwood Park, Shelter 4, 3401 Courthouse Road. Toddlers, preschoolers and their parents or caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, crafts and rhymes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Registration required. 804-748-1123/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Chesterfield County Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. weekly through Sept. 28, 6707 Mimms Loop. Find local fresh produce, food, horticultural goods and more. chesterfield.gov/459/chesterfield-county-farmers-market

Comedy Hour with Antoine Scott, 4-5:30 p.m., Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Come to laugh and unwind with comedian Antoine Scott. Space is limited. Free. 804-768-7885/information, chesterfield.gov/parks

Thursday, May 12

Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame, 2 p.m. virtually. Learn about and salute some amazing senior volunteers in the county. Zoom information provided day of event. 804-768-7878, chesterfield.gov/200/senior-volunteer-hall-of-fame

Local Authors Roundtable, 6-7 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road. Meet authors Liz Whitehurst, Heather Weidner and Mary Miley Theobald as they discuss essentials of the world of writing and publishing. Registration required. Free. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov/events

Saturday, May 14

Shitake Mushroom Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Cooperative Extension Pavilion, 9501 Lori Road. Do you like to eat mushrooms? The Cooperative Extension will offer mushroom tips as you make a shitake log. Materials provided. $5. Registration required. 804-751-4401, chesterfield.gov/4096/workshops-classes-and-clinics

Star Wars Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Features a costume contest, scavenger hunt, giveaways of 3D-printed figures and a raffle of “Star Wars” memorabilia. Includes local food trucks and “lightsaber” popsicles. Sponsored by Chesterfield Police Activities League and the Chesterfield County Public Library. Free. facebook.com/chesterfieldvapal

Drum Your Dreams, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Central Library, 7051 Lucy Corr Boulevard. Ages 5-10 can join the drum circle and play out their own beat while learning to express themselves. Free. Registration required. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov/events

Discover Toys and Games of the Past, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Discover and play games from the past at this family-friendly event. Rain or shine. Free. Information/804-768-7311, chesterfield.gov/parks

Whistlestop Carnival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Robious Elementary School, 2801 Robious Crossing Drive. Family-friendly event features Jonathan Austin, games, bounces, cake walk, photo booth, food trucks, carnival treats, face painting, music from Bach to Rock and more. Rain or shine. Free. respta.ptboard.com/school/cm?mid=4571

Drum Your Dreams, 2-3 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. See listing above.

Brandermill Woodlake Midlothian Lion’s Club Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Steam Bell Beer Works, 1717 Oak Lake Boulevard. Help the Lions Club support the vision- and hearing-impaired in the community. $20/adult. bmw-lions.org/

Rising Moon Paddle, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Henricus Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. Paddle and float through the Dutch Gap Conservation Area. See wildlife and linger until the moon rises. Minimum age is 10. Adults must accompany children aged 10-14. All equipment included. $16. Registration required. 804-318-8735/information, 804-748-1623/registration. chesterfield.gov/parks

Monday, May 16

50+ Chesterfield on Foot Walking Club, 9-10 a.m., Huguenot Park, 10901 Robious Road North. Meet at the playground. Join other active adults for a 2.3-mile walk. Registration required. Free. 804-751-4753/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Chesdin Lake Paddle, 9 a.m.-noon, Lake Chesdin Canoe Landing, 21900 Lake Chesdin Parkway. Paddle the western arm of Chesdin Lake exploring wetlands and old river channels. Look for bald eagles and aquatic life. Minimum age is 16. $19. Registration required. 804-318-8735/information, 804-748-1623/registration. chesterfield.gov/parks

SAFE 2022 Spring Fundraiser Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chesterfield Technical Center at Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Join CCPS Superintendent Merv Daugherty to celebrate the prevention, accomplishments and strategies of Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc. $35. 804-694-7794, chesterfieldsafe.org

Tuesday, May 17

 Low Impact Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. weekly through June 14, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Improve your health with low impact aerobics and light strength training. $20. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Tai Chi for Health, 3:30-4:15 p.m. weekly through June 21, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. This class can help prevent falls, relieve arthritis pain, improve flexibility as well as reduce stress. Suitable for all abilities. $20. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Sunset Boat Tour of Presquile Island, 5-8 p.m.; meet at the end of Bermuda Hundred Road. Take a pontoon boat and search for bald eagles, great blue herons, egrets and Atlantic Sturgeon. Young children must bring their own personal flotation device. Free. Registration required. 804-318-8735/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Wednesday, May 18

50+ Paint and Sip: Wildflowers, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Participants will be guided through painting native wildflowers and have the option of a blank or pre-sketched canvas. All supplies, included iced tea and lemonade, are provided. $25. Registration required. 804-768-7448/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Acoustic Concert Series: The Company Store Band, 7-8 p.m., Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education, 11810 Centre St. Enjoy an evening of old time music that lies at the heart of bluegrass. Sponsored by Chesterfield County Public Library. Free. Registration recommended. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov/acousticconcertseries

Thursday, May 19

Hike Through History: Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, 10 a.m.-noon, Drewry’s Bluff, 7600 Fort Darling Road. Learn why this site was called the Gibraltar of the Confederacy on this walking tour. Registration required. $8. 804-751-4946/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Howlett Line Van Tour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parks Maintenance Parking Lot, 9201 Public Works Road. Learn about the Bermuda Hundred Campaign of 1864. Sites include Battery Dantzler, Parker’s Battery, Ware Bottom Church Battlefield and others. Transportation included. Bring snacks, drinks and comfortable shoes. $8. Registration required. 804-751-4946/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfieldhistory.com

“Singing the Sixties” Concert, 11 a.m., Salisbury Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 13621 West Salisbury Road. Features the Joyful Voices Community Chorus for singers with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and their caregivers. $12. 804-794-5311, ext. 128, joyfulvoiceschorus.org

Craft Workshop-Paper Quilling, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Discover how to turn colorful paper strips into beautiful works of art during this beginner workshop. Free. Registration required. 804-768-7311/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Saturday, May 21

Echoes of Joy, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ettrick Park, 20621 Woodpecker Road. Participants will learn about community resources and receive health screenings, COVID-19 vaccinations, meals, raffle giveaways, music and more. Free. 804-706-2596, chesterfield.gov/documentcenter/view/4270/special-events-and-programs-pdf

Chesterfield Mayfair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. This festival commemorates the 200th anniversary of Magnolia Grange with house tours, living history exhibits, crafters, vendors, period music and children’s games. Concessions available. Free. 804-748-1498, chesterfield.gov/parks

Stavna Ballet, 10:30-11 a.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road. Ages 5-10 will experience “Sleeping Beauty” told through dance. Free. Registration required. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov/events

Stavna Ballet, 2-2:30 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Road. See listing above.

Sunday, May 22

 Put a Spring in Your Step 5K, 8 a.m., Chesterfield County Police Training Academy, 6610 Public Safety Way. Awards for top finishers. Race benefits the Chesterfield County Police Activities League. $25-$30. runsignup.com/race/va/chesterfield/chesterfieldpal5k

Muddy May, 2-3 p.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Ages 6-10 can get messy and discover the magic of underground ecosystems, excavate through soil, make mud pies and meet live burrowing animals. Wear clothes that are okay to get dirty. $5. Registration required. 804-717-6150/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Monday, May 23

History of Bermuda Hundred, 2-3 p.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Recreation Center, 20621 Woodpecker Road. Learn about the history of this historic enclave and discover more about Native-American, pre-Colonial, Civil War and African American history. Free. Registration required. 804-751-4134/ information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks  

Tuesday, May 24

Mat Pilates, 9:30-10:30 a.m. weekly through June 28, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Lane. This combination of strengthening and stretching helps core strength, flexibility coordination and balance. Bring a mat. $24. 804-768-7904/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Marble Creations, 10-11 a.m., Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road. Participants will learn about marbles, games and how to make their own colorful clay marbles. $8. Registration required. 804-751-4946/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Wednesday, May 25 

Preschooler Storytime in the Park, 11 a.m.-noon, Rockwood Park, Shelter 4, 3401 Courthouse Road. Toddlers, preschoolers and their parents or caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, crafts and rhymes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Registration required.804-748-1123/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Thursday, May 26

Hike through History: Battery Dantzler, 10 a.m.-noon, Battery Dantzler, 1820 Battery Dantzler Road. Take a walking tour and explore one of the defensive positions constructed in 1864 for the defense of Richmond. Learn about the Howlett House and the Battle of Trent’s Reach. $8. Registration required. 804-751-4946/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

Monthly Grief Support Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Eunice’s Circle of Friends at Care Advantage, 10041 Midlothian Turnpike. An outlet for those who have lost a loved to come together, socialize and be a support to one another. Open to all. Free. eunicescircleoffriends.com 

Saturday, May 28

17th Century Militia Muster, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road. Living history interpreters will demonstrate the weapons of the English Settlers and Powhatan fighters-tomahawks, bows and arrows, swords, pikes, muskets and cannon. Includes firings throughout the day. $20/nonmember adults, $8/children ages 5-12, free/members, first responders and military members with ID. 804-748-1611, henricus.org

Tuesday, May 31

 Birdhouse Design, 10-11 a.m., Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road. Participants design and paint their own birdhouse for their backyard. $8. Registration required. 804-751-4946/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/parks

 

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