Weekly calendar

Wednesday, August 11
Job Fair. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. L.C. Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Road. Between 2,000 and 3,000 job seekers are expected to attend the event, sponsored by U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes. Attendees should bring multiple copies of their resumes, plus paper and pen for taking notes. Details: 526-4969.

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 round of miniature golf, a bucket of balls or batting tokens. The money raised will benefit Catholic Charities. 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.

Ettrick-Matoaca Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist will be discussed. Details: 526-8087.

Summer Reading Program: Life on the River. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Central Library.
Join Dennis Farmer as he portrays a steamboat captain telling stories about his life and experiences on the Virginia rivers. Recommended for elementary-school-aged children.  Registration recommended. Details/registration: 748-1603 or library.chesterfield.gov.

Summer Reading Program: Japanese Fish Printing. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meadowdale Library. For centuries, Japanese fishermen have practiced the art of Gyotaku, fish printing, to document their catches. Participants in this program will use fish replicas to create fish prints that are suitable for framing. Recommended for elementary-school-aged children. Registration recommended. Details/registration: 748-1603 or library.chesterfield.gov.

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, August 12
Board of Supervisors/School Board Liaison Committee. 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Room 502, Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building, 9901 Lori Road.

Hearing Screenings and Information on Hearing Loss. 2 p.m. The Crossings At Ironbridge, 6701 Ironbridge Parkway, Chester. Learn about hearing loss with Virginia Ear, Nose & Throat. Free hearing screenings will be performed by audiologists. Details/RSVP: 748-7000 or lherring@thecrossingsatironbridge.com.

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.

Friday, August 13
Dale Ruritan Club Bar B. Q. 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dale Ruritan Club, 5101 Ruritan Place. For $8 each, attendees can enjoy slow-cooked pork barbecue served on a bun, coleslaw, baked beans, dessert and beverages. Profits will be used to benefit the community.

Summer Reading Program: Life on the River. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Chester Library.
Join Dennis Farmer as he portrays a steamboat captain telling stories about his life and experiences on the Virginia rivers. Recommended for elementary-school-aged children. Registration recommended. Details/registration: 748-6314 or library.chesterfield.gov.

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, August 14
Chester Village Farmer’s Market. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Village Green, Center Street and Village Green Dr. Details: 748-9650.

Pocahontas Premieres Summer Concert Series: Casper. 6 p.m. Pocahontas State Park’s Heritage Amphitheater, 10301 State Park Road. Casper has a musical repertoire that covers Motown, rock, funk, swing and country. Advance tickets are $8. Tickets on the day of the show are $10.   Kids 12 years and under are free.  Parking is $5.  Advance ticket holders and season pass holders get free parking. Details: 796-4255 or virginiastateparks.gov.

Celebrate Chesterfield Lecture: The Huguenots & Religious Liberty. 11 a.m. Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Bettie Weaver will present the free lecture. Details: 796-7003.

Honeybee Observation Exhibit Opening. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rockwood Nature Center, Rockwood Park, 3401 Courthouse Road. There will be live music, food, crafts and, of course, lots of bee watching. In addition to the unveiling, the event will be a fundraiser by the Friends of the Rockwood Nature Center. Details: 674-1629.

Summer Reading Program: Life on the River. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Meadowdale Library. Join Dennis Farmer as he portrays a steamboat captain telling stories about his life and experiences on the Virginia rivers. Recommended for elementary-school-aged children. Registration recommended. Details/registration: 318-8778 or library.chesterfield.gov.

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.

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

Sunday, August 15
No events scheduled.

Monday, August 16
Read 2 Rover. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 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. Classes starting September. Colonial Heights High School, 3600 Conduit Rd. Details: Bob Henderson, 796-9760 or colonialsquares@yahoogroups.com.

Tuesday, August 17
Planning Commission. 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Summer Reading Program: Pirates on Our Shores. 11 a.m. – Noon. Central Library. Explore the lives and adventures of the pirates, both men and women, who raided the East Coast and the Chesapeake Bay. Recommended for middle-and high-school-students. Registration recommended. Registration/Details: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-1603.

Summer Reading Program: Life on the River. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Enon Library; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Join Dennis Farmer as he portrays a steamboat captain telling stories about his life and experiences on the Virginia rivers. Recommended for elementary-school-aged children. Registration recommended. Details/registration: 530-3403, 526-8087 or library.chesterfield.gov.

International and Independent Film Series presents Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Meadowdale Library. These films have not been rated and are for adults aged 18 and over. Details: 318-8778.

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

Tai Chi and Yoga Workshop. Won Buddhism of Richmond, 13821 Happy Hill Road. Free. All are welcome to attend. Details: Keasung Kim, 778-4779 or 757-609-5722.
 
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, August 18
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 round of miniature golf, a bucket of balls or batting tokens. The money raised will benefit Crater Community Hospice. Details: 318-1760.

In the Good Old Summer Time Tea. 2 p.m. Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Milton Burke will speak on Sara Sue Hats. Admission is $25; reservations required. Details: 796-1479.

Enon Book Discussion Group. 11 a.m. – Noon. Enon Library. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera will be discussed. Details: 530-3403.

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, August 19
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.

AARP Chapter 2864 Meeting. 11:30 a.m. Chester Baptist Church. Details: 748-0183.

Tai Chi and Yoga Workshop. Won Buddhism of Richmond, 13821 Happy Hill Road. Free. All are welcome to attend. Details: Keasung Kim, 778-4779 or 757-609-5722.

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.

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