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Holiday Classics: Presented by The Richmond Men’s Chorus and the Richmond Women’s Chorus
-Sunday, December 4th, 4pm-6pm
-Tuesday, December 6th, 7pm-9pm

Join us this holiday season for a celebratory selection of holiday songs performed by the Richmond Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Josh Wortham and the Richmond Women’s Chorus, directed by Anthony Blake Clark. Address: Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 3601 Seminary Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227
Advance Tickets: Adults $15 Students/Seniors (55+) $10
Tickets at the Door: Adults $20 Students/Seniors (55+) $15
To purchase tickets, visit


Christmas Open House
Lavender Fields Herb Farm
Friday, November 25, 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday, November 26, 9 am – 5 pm

The day after Thanksgiving…experience a peaceful pace of unique shopping and fun activities for you and your friends at our annual Christmas Open House on Friday and Saturday 11/25 & 11/26 at the farm! Come out for the whole day or just a visit but don’t miss out on this great event! Free parking & Free admission. Open 9am-5pm. See you at the farm rain or shine. More details at
(804) 262-7167

Fresh Herbal Wreath Class
Lavender Fields Herb Farm
November 10, 10.30 – 12pm
November 15, 10.30 – 12pm
November 18, 10 – 11.30am
November 19, 10 – 11.30am
November 22, 10.30 – 12pm
November 25, 10.30 – 12pm
November 25, 1 – 2.30pm
November 26, 10.30 – 12pm
November 26, 1 – 2.30pm

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

Greenhouse Tour (Last Tour until 2017)
Lavender Fields Herb Farm
November 25, 12 – 12.30 pm
November 26, 12 – 12.30 pm

Join us for an inside peak of our retail and commercial operations. This walking farm tour includes our farm history, a stop by the bee hives and seeing our greenhouses that produce over 300,000 USDA Certified Organic herb and vegetable plants each year. Discover our beginnings as a lavender farm to now being a nursery on a farm specializing in herbs and vegetable plants. This is an outside walking tour so please dress accordingly. No registration required for tours.
(804) 262-7167

Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Lavender Fields Herb Farm
November 17, 10.30 – 12pm
November 18, 1 – 1.30pm
November 19, 1 – 1.30pm

TAKE PART IN OUR MOST POPULAR CLASS: HOLIDAY EDITION! Come out to the farm and make a fresh Thanksgiving Centerpiece from our gardens. Learn easy design techniques along with care tips to get the most out of your centerpiece. Glean useful information as we peruse the gardens to cut additional material to make your centerpiece pop. Take home your unique creation and enjoy it for weeks to come. $30 pp. Online registration at


Legislative Forum

Join us for an interactive forum with other Chesterfield County seniors to hear how you can make a difference in topics presented to the state legislature. Topics will include legislative process, how to talk to lawmakers or county officials about issues of concern, work with other citizens to develop strategies for advocacy and networking opportunities. When: 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Address: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield, VA.
(804) 768-7878


Behind the Scenes at the Library: Conservation Tours
Time: 10:00–11:00 am
Place: Meet at Front Desk in the Lobby

Free, but registration required: In honor of Archives Month, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library of Virginia. Tour the second floor with a special stop in the Map Room, followed by a demonstration in the Conservation Lab. Tour repeats at 2:00 pm.

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest—A True Story of the Jim Crow South
Time: Noon–1:00 pm
Place: Lecture Hall | Free

Truevine is the true story of George and Willie Muse, African American brothers who were kidnapped from a Virginia tobacco field in 1899 and displayed as circus freaks, and their mother, who embarked on a decades-long struggle to get them back and to get justice for her family. As circus attractions, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined more than a dozen sold-out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Through hundreds of interviews and decades of research, author Beth Macy has created a compelling narrative rich in historical detail and rife with implications for race relations today. The Richmond Times-Dispatch is the media sponsor for this talk.


Military Records at the Library of Virginia
Time: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Place: Conference Rooms

Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members) The Library of Virginia is the most important repository of military records of Virginians who served in various wars from Virginia’s founding in 1607 to the end of World War II. This presentation will cover records unique to the Library, as well as records available here on microfilm and in digital format from institutions such as the National Archives, including printed resources. Service in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, as well as in lesser-known conflicts such as the War of 1812 and the French and Indian War will be highlighted, along with militia service through the centuries, and World Wars I and II.


MAP WORKSHOP: How to Value Maps
Time: 10:30 am–Noon
Place: Conference Rooms

Free, but registration required: Most of us have maps, whether in drawers, framed on walls, or in our attics. Have you ever wondered what your maps are worth? Join guest speaker Eliane Dotson as she shares secrets of the trade on how to value maps. Learn what key factors affect the value of a map and how to estimate how much a map is worth. For more information about this event, contact the Library of Virginia Foundation at 804-692-3813 or e-mail


Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul

Workshop for families and caregivers. Participants will learn about various resources to support your caregiving role or to help you as you age. Topics include techniques for transferring and handling falls, personal care tips and more.Time: 1:00-3:00pm. Address: Mobility Supercenter 7450 Midlothian Tnpk. North Chesterfield
(804) 768-7878


Lawyers Helping Seniors Day
Legal documents prepared for free for Chesterfield’s eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities. This program is for individuals who have never had their legal documents prepared. Documents include a simple will, durable power of attorney and an advanced medical directive. Appointments are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To confirm eligibility and register, please call 804-768-7878 or email Time: 9:00am-3:00pm. Where: Details provided following registration.
(804) 768-7878


Hops In The Park

Henricus Historical Park is proud to host the second annual Hops in the Park Fall Festival on Saturday, November 12. In collaboration with Chesterfield Economic Development, the Henricus Foundation presents this exciting event that will showcase agri-business activities related to the manufacturing of craft beer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A one-of-a-kind, premiere harvest festival in Chesterfield County, Hops in the Park will be filled to the brim with live music, beer tasting, food, a Mickael Broth Art Gallery, and good from Virginia Grown farmer’s market. With the ability to interact with re-enactors and learn what it was like to live on the banks of the James River more than four centuries ago, visitors will immerse themselves in the history of beer, hops farming, operating a farm brewery and so much more.

Old Dominion Barn Dance Proudly Presents: Whisperin’ Bill Anderson

Whisperin’ Bill Anderson is a famous Grand Ole Opry Star coming right here to Virginia! Two big shows: 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Also starring Virginia Central Bluegrass, Daniel Menzies, and the Cast of the Old Dominion Barn Dance: Lynne Carnes, Cal Newman, Danny Menzies and the Barn Burners, Tony Jackson, Lee Blasingame, The Peanut City Cloggers, Donna Meade, and ‘Uncle Wiley’ Southworth. Tickets: $45. Purchase at or call (866) 710-8942.

Family Day — Revolutionary War, the Birth of the Marine Corps

9:00am-5:00pm. Happy Birthday Marine! Explore the birth of the U.S. Marine Corps in Philadelphia in 1775. This all-day event will include living history demonstrations and hands-on activities and crafts. Brownie Girl Scouts can earn the Celebrating Community badge! Please email Becky Super at for more information. Admission to the Museum and parking are always FREE! Address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172

Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood

Event starts at 7:00p.m. Tickets for sale online at or call Ticketmast Express at (866) 448-7849 or (800) 745-3000.


Keeping Seniors Healthy and Safe

Participants will attend seminars to promote health and safety awareness. Topics will include navigating the Medicare maze, medication management and free health screenings. To register please contact Chesterfield County Office of the Senior Advocate at (804) 768-7878. Time: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 9a.m. -12p.m. Location: Midlothian YMCA, 737 Coalfield Rd., Midlothian, VA 23114. Contact: Senior Advocate’s Office, 804-768-7878 or

Alzheimer's Caregivers Workshop
Join us for an Alzheimer’s Caregivers workshop on November 17 in the studios of the Community Idea Stations. “Refresh, Refuel and Retool” is an interactive workshop that will explore positive approaches to living with Alzheimer’s Disease and creative ways to lessen caregiver stress. Caregivers will have the opportunity to learn from each other as well as from the experts as we delve into the disease and latest research, learn more about effective communication strategies, and how to engage your loved one in meaningful activities. Tickets are $15 and include breakfast, lunch and a Caregiver’s Tool Kit.
Register at

Questions? Contact Debbie Mickle at or 804-560-8221


Covenant Woods Christmas Market
10am – 5pm

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


POP UP SHOP Holiday Market
The Caring Clothes Closet will be hosting over 25 one-of-a-kind vendors in the third annual Pop Up Shop Holiday Market on Saturday, November 19th from 9 am - 2 pm, at Shady Grove United Methodist Church. Find unique and handcrafted items perfect for holiday gift giving. Vendor space benefits the Caring Clothes Closet, a free clothing ministry that helps at risk kids, single moms and the homeless. Address: .4825 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
Questions? Contact Sara Fender at or 804-360-3907, ext. 51


History in Your Hands — Continental Marines

1:00pm-3:00pm. History in Your Hands (HIYH) is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. To register for the monthly program, contact Michele Flynn at 703-784-4469 / 703-296-8446 or e-mail or Jack Oblein at 703-432-2622 email Address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172


On the Back Roads Again: More People, Places and Pie Around Virginia
Time: Noon–1:00 pm
Place: Conference Rooms | Free

Richmond Times-Dispatch senior photographer Bob Brown and columnist Bill Lohmann are back with more award-winning photographs and good-humored commentary about memorable characters, charming places, and the search for their next piece of pie in this follow-up to their successful book Back Roads: People, Places and Pie Around Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch is the media sponsor for this talk. A book signing follows their talk.