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UPCOMING

Annual World War One Airshow
MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM

The Military Aviation Museum’s Biplanes and Triplanes World War One Airshow will be held Oct. 1-2, in Pungo, Va., taking guests back to the days of The Great War for a weekend of flying, colorful World War One aircraft, live performances, elaborate reenactor encampments, and much more. Event begins at 9a.m. For more information about the Biplanes & Triplanes Air Show, call the Military Aviation Museum at (757) 721-7767 or go online to www.VBairshow.com.

2016 DPU Citizen’s Academy
This 4 week experience that takes place each Tuesday in October from 4 – 6 p.m. Participants benefit from an inside look at all of the interworkings of their utility provider – everything from billing to stormwater! There are presentations from industry professionals, equipment demonstrations, facility tours and project site tours. Food provided. Location information to come in October’s issue.

CONTINUING

Explore God Sermon Series and Discussion Group
RICHMOND’S FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Sermons: Sundays, September 11, 2016 – October 23, 2016. Cost: FREE. We all have questions about God, faith, and purpose. Maybe you’ve seen Explore God billboards around town, or you’ve heard an ad on the radio. Maybe you wondered what it’s all about. Starting in September, churches across Christian denominations around Richmond will explore 7 big questions through sermon series and discussion groups. Address: Richmond’s First Baptist Church, at 2709 Monument Avenue.
fbcrichmond.org/explore

Lunch Break Science
SCIENCE MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA

Sept. 7 & 28, 12:00-1:00p.m. Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System. Address: 2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220.
(804) 864-1400

Senior Wednesdays at Virginia Zoo
VIRGINIA ZOO

Sept. 7 & 14, 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. To celebrate seniors and the contributions they make in our communities, the Virginia Zoo is proud to offer free admission every Wednesday from 10 am – 5 pm in August and September to seniors age 62 and older. Seniors need to only bring a valid ID as proof of age. Grab your grandkids, your kids and your friends and head to the Zoo. Wheelchair Accessible. Price Information: Free admission applies only to individuals age 62 and over. Other visitors will be charged regular Zoo admission. Address: 3500 Granby Street,
Norfolk, VA 23504.
(757) 441-2374

Senior Kayaking Day
SMITH RIVER SPORTS COMPLEX

Sept. 1 at 1:00p.m., and Sept. 22 at 11:00a.m., Join Henry County Parks & Recreation Senior Services for a senior kayaking day. This will be a learning experience, not just a trip down the river. Participants will be on the river for 4.8 miles, approximately 2 hours. Everyone will float from South Martinsville Access to the Smith River Sports Complex Access. Participants will be shuttled to the South Martinsville Canoe Access point to begin the float. If you do not have your own boat, please contact Smith River Outfitters in advance to arrange your rental. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 10 participants. Please bring a water bottle and wear appropriate clothing(wicking shirt, light jacket, old tennis shoes,etc). Thursday, September 1st- 1:00 p.m.
*Thursday, September 22nd- 11:00 a.m. with lunch at the Gravely Nature Preserve after the 1.5 trip down the river. Thursday, October 13th- 1:00 p.m. *Trip requires intermediate kayaking skills. Price Information: Free. Address: 1000 Irisburg Road, Axton, VA 24054.
(276) 634-4640

SATURDAY, SEPT. 3

Hanover Food Truck Carnival
RICHMOND-HARLEY DAVIDSON

Join us for the Hanover Food Truck Carnival to Saturday, September 3 (12:00p.m.-6:00p.m.) at Richmond-Harley Davidson 12200 Harley Club Drive Ashland. Admission: FREE. Enjoy 20 Richmond area food trucks, live music, and Virginia craft beers will be on site for this great event!
(804) 931-6894
hanoverfoodtruckcarnival.com

TUESDAY, SEPT. 6

Caregiver Connection Support Group
LUCY CORR VILLAGE FRIENDSHIP ROOM

The Caregiver Connection support group helps address the needs of those who are caring for an adult with physical or cognitive deterioration, usually a parent or spouse. Join others as we support each other through this journey together. Share the rewards you have found in giving the gift of care, and discuss any hints and/or concerns with others. Time: 4-5:15 p.m.
Address: Lucy Corr Village Friendship Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield
(804)768-7878
chesterfield.gov/seniorevents

Fall Container Gardening Class
LAVENDER FIELDS HERB FARM

Growing herbs and vegetables in containers is easy and colorful with healthy rewards. Learn how to choose & arrange your plants, care for them and harvest. We provide potting mix for you, so bring a container or purchase one here and enjoy planting a container during the class to see it all in action. Cost of container, plants, and any additional extras are not included in class cost. $12 pp. Online registration at lavenderfieldsfarm.com. Time: 10:00-10:30a.m. Address: 11300 Winfrey Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059.
(804) 262-7167

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10

Gospelfest 2016
REJOICE CHRISTIAN CENTER

Talent Showcase featuring: vocalists, poetry, praise dance, drama, musicians, comedy, free food, door prizes, face painting, balloon animals, ice cream cordials, school supplies. For details or more information, please call (804) 226-4146 or visit us on Facebook at Rejoice Christian Center Richmond, VA. Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Address: 1841 Darbytown Road, Henrico VA 23231 - Parking Lot of Rejoice Christian Center.

Harvesting and Using Herbs in Colonial Days
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY MUSEUM

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will present a lecture on the historical uses of herbs at 10:00a.m. at the County Museum on Saturday, September 10th. Step back in time with Kathy Chain, of The Herbs of Happy Hill, who will discuss the harvesting of herbs in Colonial times, and some of their historical uses in the kitchen, and for medicine and fragrance. After the presentation, attendees will make an herbal sachet to take home, and tour the Herb Demonstration garden at nearby Castlewood (weather permitting). Both the museum and jail are located on the Historic Courthouse Green along Route 10/Ironbridge Road in Chesterfield. Parking is available behind the museum at 6813 Mimms Loop. Castlewood is located at 10201 Iron Bridge Road. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call the County Museum at (804) 768-7311. Cost: FREE.

Book People Reading
BOOK PEOPLE

Virginia poet Edward Wright Haile will read from his new collection, Virginia Leaf, on September 10th from 12:00-2:00p.m. Address: 536 Granite Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226.
(804) 288-4346
bookpeoplerichmond.com

Fresh Herbal Wreath Class
LAVENDER FIELDS HERB FARM

TAKE PART IN OUR MOST POPULAR CLASS! Come out to the farm and make a fresh herbal wreath from our gardens. Learn easy design techniques along with care tips to get the most out of your wreath. Glean useful information as we peruse the gardens to cut additional material to make your wreath pop. Take home your unique creation and enjoy it for weeks to come. $30 pp. Online registration at lavenderfieldsfarm.com. Times: 10:30a.m.–12:00p.m.,1:00–2:30p.m. Address: 11300 Winfrey Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059.
(804) 262-7167

5th Annual Richmond NF Walk
The Richmond NF Walk will bring members of the community together with friends and family for a fun-filled day that will include a raffle, food, mascots, balloon artists, kid’s crafts and fun run, car show and more! We’re more than just a walk in the park! This awesome event celebrates the brave NF Heroes who live with neurofibromatosis, and raises funds for critical NF research. NF Walks are community-based events organized by local volunteers to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending neurofibromatosis (NF) through research. WHO: Individuals, friends and families. On-leash dogs are welcome, too! Address: Deep Run Park – Shelters 4 & 5, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, Richmond, VA 23233.
Registration/Check-In 9:30 AM. Fun Run 10:15 AM. Walk 10:30 AM. Announcements 11:30 AM
Food, Raffle, Cars, and Fun 12:00 PM. REGISTRATION: To register for the event please go to www.nfwalk.org/Richmond


THURSDAY, SEPT. 15

EMS Passport, Chesterfield Triad meeting
SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Participants will learn about a subscription program designed to help eliminate out-of-pocket expenses, such as health insurance co-payments and deductibles, when 911 transportation is required. EMS Passport helps to offer protection against the rising cost of emergency health care service. The program will be presented by Millie Bishop with the Chesterfield County Fire and EMS Department. Time: 9-10:30 a.m. Address: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield
(804)768-7878
chesterfield.gov/seniorevents

Kinship Connection Support Group (afternoon group)
CHESTERFIELD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BUILDING

Come and join with grandparents and other kin who are raising a child to network, share stories and help each other. Free child care is available. Open to anyone in the community; you do not have to be a Chesterfield resident to attend. Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Address: Chesterfield Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway, Chesterfield.
(804)768-7878
chesterfield.gov/seniorevents

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17

43rd Street Festival of the Arts
43RD STREET & FOREST HILL AVENUE

The 25th annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts is a fine art and craft show held in Richmond, VA. Limited to 75 artisans, it is a juried show featuring local and regional artisans. A unique selection of contemporary art, fantastic local musicians, great food and a loyal crowd round out this event. Fund raiser for CARITAS. Music: Rachel Leyco, Blue Line Highway, Janet Martin, Bluz Catz, and Elana Lisa & The Hot Mess Time: 10:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.
(804) 233-1758

SUNDAY, SEPT.18

German Scrabble
BOOK PEOPLE

Come and play German Scrabble with us. Everyone is welcome! Auch Anfaenger sind willkommen. Sunday, September 18th from 3:00-5:00p.m. Address: 536 Granite Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226.
(804) 288-4346
bookpeoplerichmond.com

MONDAY, SEPT. 19

Kinship Connection Support Group (morning group)
CHESTERFIELD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BUILDING

Come and join with grandparents and other kin who are raising a child to network, share stories and help each other. Child care is not provided. Open to anyone in the community; you do not have to be a Chesterfield resident to attend. Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Address: Chesterfield Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway, Chesterfield.
(804)768-7878
chesterfield.gov/seniorevents

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20

Open House/Interest Meeting: Chesterfield County Master Gardener
MEADOWDALE LIBRARY

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, be sure to attend our Open House on Tuesday, September 20th from 2:30-6:30 pm. This event is specifically for persons interested in becoming Chesterfield County Master Gardeners. Online application can be found at http://bit.ly/MG2017
(804) 751-4401
moultona@chesterfield.gov

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21

Bremo Pharmacy’s Healthy Leg Day
2024 STAPLES MILL ROAD

If you are experiencing tired, achy, swollen feet or ankles, then call 804-288-8361 Ext. 132 to schedule an appointment for a free evaluation and compression hose fitting. We will be offering free osteoporosis screenings and cholesterol screenings for a reduced price of 25.00. Walk-ins are welcome. Time: 9am-1pm. Address: 2024 Staples Mill Road.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22

Chesterfield Council on Aging
MAST AUDITORIUM, LUCY CORR VILLAGE

Join other seniors and professionals as we hear on a topic that relates to adults 50+ or individuals with disabilities. The Council’s mission is to educate and advocate on issues for this population. Time: 9-10:30 a.m. Address: Mast Auditorium at Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., Chesterfield.
(804)768-7878
chesterfield.gov/seniorevents

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23

Night Skys
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Join amateur astronomers as they present a provocative presentation on controlling light pollution as you gaze at the heavenly stars through telescopes. Held select Fridays at the Big Meadows Area (mile 51, inside the Rapidan Camp Gate). Free to all park visitors. A blanket, chair, and flashlight are recommended. Presentation is cancelled if there is inclement weather. Call 540-999-2222 the day of the event to check on its status. Time: 7:00-9:30p.m. Address: mile 51 on Skyline Drive, Luray, VA 22835.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24

Concert Ballet of VA Season Kick-Off Dinner
WILTON HOUSE MUSEUM

The Concert Ballet of Virginia, the state’s oldest continually operating ballet company, enters its 41st season with entertaining performances of works from its repertory of more than 260 dance pieces. Performances of The Concert Ballet are staged throughout the greater Richmond metro area and the state. Time: 6 pm. Address: Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road, Richmond; free. Reservations required.
(804) 798-0945

Live Music/Concert/Category: Folk (Old Time)
CONGREGATION OR AMI

The Sunny Mountain Serenaders - Traditional Old Time Songs and Tunes featuring Mark Campbell, Mac Traynham and John Schwab. Time: 8:00p.m. (Doors open 7:15). Address: Congregation Or Ami, 9400 West Huguenot Road, Richmond, VA. Tickets: $10:00 in advance/$12.00 at the door available from www.richmondfolkmusic.com.
rvafolk@gmail.com

TMBA Monthly Bluegrass Concert
CHESAPEAKE, VA

The Tidewater Bluegrass Music Association monthly concert is sure to please! Held at the Hickory Ruritan Club, it features some of the best in local and regional bluegrass talent. Donations are accepted at the door to cover the cost of the bands and rental. Schedule: September 24th: Bradley Davis; October 22nd: Sweet Yonder; November 26th: Hard Travelin’ Bluegrass. Bands and dates subject to change. Please check website for current information. Price Information: Suggested Donation - $5 Members, $10 Non-member. Time: 7:00p.m. Address: 2752 South Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake, VA 23322.
(757) 382-6411

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27

Fun at the Fairgrounds
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Join us for this FREE event for older adults aged 50+ featuring friends and fun during Active Aging Week. Join us at 9 a.m. for a community walk around the fairgrounds. From 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, participate in health screenings, flu shots, games, Pickleball, Zumba, line dance, art, visit vendors who provide a service for older adults, door prizes and more. Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. Sponsored by: Chesterfield Senior Advocate, Parks and Recreation and Senior Connections.
(804) 768-7878
http://chesterfield.gov/seniorevents