Covenant Woods Christmas Market
Friday, November 18th, 10am – 5pm
THE COMMONS AT THE LODGE, COVENANT WOODS
Come out and shop from over 30 local artisans and makers as they bring their handmade creations to Covenant Woods. Furniture, art and other home décor will also be on sale. It’s a great day to shop for unique gifts for loved ones or yourself and even enjoy delicious baked goods. The Market is indoors and free to attend, so bring a friend! The Market is brought to you by The Raymond T. Holmes Fund. Our vendors contribute a percentage of the days sales towards the Holmes mission to provide Transportation, Art & Culture, and Pastoral Care for seniors in the Greater Richmond region. Information: contact Elizabeth Pace at 804.569.8007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore God Sermon Series and Discussion Group
RICHMOND’S FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Sermons: Sundays, Through 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.
Richmond Coin and Currency Show
October 28-30, 2016, Fri-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-3
U.S., Foreign, and Ancient Coins and Currency
Free parking, admission, and appraisals. Saturday is Youth Day. Raffle prizes hourly all weekend. Bourse Chair: Bill Scott 804-350-1140. Clarion Hotel, 3207 N. Boulevard, Richmond 23230
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. Add lunch for Saturday classes only. Online registration at lavenderfieldsfarm.com. Dates/Times: October 8, 14, 15, 18, 22, 26, & 28, 10:30a.m.-12 NOON.
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.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band LIVE!
THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE, CHARLOTTESVILLE
The Paramount Theater is thrilled to welcome the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to The Paramount’s stage on Sunday, October 2 at 8:00PM. Celebrating their Golden Anniversary together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen) continue their non-stop touring in their 50th year together. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at The Paramount Theater’s Box Office, by phone at 434-979-1333, or online at www.theparamount.net.
Medicare in 2017: Understanding Options and Changes
Participants will explore the new changes in Medicare for 2017 and discuss what Medicare does and doesn’t cover. Learn how Medicare applies to you and/or your loved one. The program will be presented by Mike Mason. Time: 1:00-3:00p.m. Location: Swim RVA, 5050 Ridgedale Parkway, Richmond. Sponsored By: Chesterfield Council on Aging and Senior Advocate. Contact: Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or Leidheiserd@chesterfield.gov
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Hosea Productions and SMG Richmond will proudly present Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Altria Theater with special guests Huggy Lowdown and Chris Paul. Tickets range from $67 to $97 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15. Tickets can be purchased at the Altria Theater box office, AltriaTheater.com, eTix.com and by phone at (800) 514-3849.
Howlett Line Guided Driving Tour
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn about a larger ring of earthen fortifications that made up a line of defenses known as the Howlett Line. Constructed in late May, 1864, after the Battle of Ware Bottom Church, this defensive position would prevent Federal troops from launching any further operations to capture Petersburg and keep the Army of the James entrenched at Bermuda Hundred. This tour will include stops at Battery Dantzler, Parker’s Battery, Ware Bottom Battlefield, Howlett Line Park, Fort Wead and Sgt. Engle Park. Tour starts at Henricus Historical Park and the cost is $15 per person. Transportation provided. Space is limited. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring snacks and water.
Register at: chesterfieldhistory.com
Healthy Habits for Your Brain and Body
NORTH COURTHOUSE ROAD LIBRARY
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Time: 10:00-12:00 NOON. Location: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield. Sponsored By: Alzheimer’s Association, Senior Connections and Chesterfield Senior Advocate. Contact: Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or Leidheiserd@chesterfield.gov
Free Garden Tour
LAVENDER FIELDS HERB FARM
Enjoy strolling through the gardens looking at different styles of gardening and the different plants around the retail gardens. Join us as we stroll the gardens discussing the different herbs you see and how they are used in the landscape. Each adult enjoys some of our free delicious ice cream upon completion. This is an outside walking tour so please dress accordingly. No registration required for tours. We look forward to seeing at the farm. Time: 10:00-10:30a.m.
Berkeley Plantation Autumn Sunset Tour
Enjoy a walking tour to the Harrison graveyard with stories of Berkeley’s hauntings, hors d’oeuvres served at sunset on Berkeley’s west lawn and a candlelight tour of the 1726 mansion. Reservations required. 5:30 p.m. $26.50 per person 888-466-6018.
35th Annual Midlothian Village Day Festival & Craft Fair
MIDLOTHIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
This event will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Midlothian Middle School (13501 Midlothian Turnpike) from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. The festival is a fun-filled day for the entire family. The festival is the largest community project each year for the Midlothian Junior Women’s Club (MJWC). Highlights of the festival are a parade sponsored by the Midlothian Foundation, craft fair, games, inflatables, food, entertainment, community booths and a raffle. Proceeds from festival benefit MJWC’s community projects such as Cinderella Dreams and local charities, such as Richmond Friends of the Homeless, ASK, Freedom House, Feedmore and many more.
Short Pump Ruritan Club 26th Annual Craft Show
SHORT PUMP MIDDLE SCHOOL
More than 70 crafter’s will be participating. A variety of items will be featured, including dolls, The Doll Hospital, floral arrangements, wreaths, jewelry, purses, fall and holiday décor, dog collars and clothes, baked goods, cake pops, jams and jellies, crochet and knit items, note cards, handmade soaps, Bird Houses, Christmas ornaments, pottery, homemade bread, Native American Art, original art work, Tupperware, Avon, Mary Kay, Thirty-One accessories, and many others. We will also have raffles throughout the day, and lunch concessions, free blood pressure checks, and flu shots will be available too. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Rd., Glen Allen. The event is held inside. Cost: free. For information or to participate email email@example.com, or call (804) 360-2371.
Walking Tour: Historic Point of Rocks
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 NOON. There will be a walking tour of Historic Point of Rocks that will illuminate the unique history surrounding this historic site. Learn about the military operation of the Union Army under the command of General Benjamin Butler in May of 1864 that became known as the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Learn about one of the earliest naval battles of 1862. Visit the site of a Union hospital established here where Clara Barton tended to Union wounded and walk the ground where President Lincoln visited in 1865. View Federal fortifications and learn why this location played a major role in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Wear comfortable shoes. This tour meets at the maintenance facility parking lot at Dodd Park at Point of Rocks, 201 Enon Church Rd., Chester, 23831. Cost is $8 per person. Registration for both tours can be made in advance by visiting the CHSV website at www.chesterfieldhistory.com.
Church Ambassador Program
CHESTERFIELD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BUILDING
This program is offered to leaders of the faith community and laymen who work with seniors in Chesterfield. It is designed to provide area churches and the faith community with information on various types of resources available to older adults in Chesterfield. Time: 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Chesterfield Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway, Chesterfield. Sponsored By: Chesterfield Senior Advocate, Contact: Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or Leidheiserd@chesterfield.gov
Black Angels Over Tuskegee
THE PARAMOUNT THEATER, CHARLOTTESVILLE
The Paramount Theater proudly presents Black Angels Over Tuskegee live on stage on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00PM! Vibrantly energetic and emotionally captivating, Black Angels Over Tuskegee continues to enlighten and educate audiences. As one of the longest running productions Off-Broadway, this award-winning, historical docudrama is a narrative of six men embarking upon a journey to become the first African American aviators in the United States Army Air Forces during a tumultuous era of racial segregation and Jim Crow idealism in twentieth century American history. Black Angels Over Tuskegee is inspired by true events and uplifts and inspires audiences! Tickets for this event are on sale and may be purchased in The Paramount Theater’s Box Office, by phone (434-979-1333) and online at www.theparamount.net.