#childsafety | Calendar for January 2022 | Chesterfield Observer


Spotlight: Acoustic Concert Series: The Junior Wilson, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 7-8 p.m., Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education, 11810 Centre St. Junior Wilson’s heavily influenced gospel and blues childhood shines through in his own blend of gospel, blues, folk, rock and soul. Presented by Chesterfield County Public Library. Free. 804-748-5555, perkinsoncenter.org

THURSDAY, JAN. 6

Chair Yoga Thursdays, 1:15-2 p.m. weekly through Feb. 3, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Ages 50-plus can increase strength and flexibility, as well as reduce stress, while using an optional chair for sitting and standing postures. All levels welcome. $25. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide


Gentle Yoga, 2:15-3 p.m. weekly through Feb. 3, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Ages 50-plus can increase strength, flexibility and balance with a gentle, unhurried approach. A mat is required. $25. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

How to Buy a Used Car, 7-8 p.m. virtually. Learn what to look for and what questions to ask before you buy a new-to-you car. Registration required. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

FRIDAY, JAN. 7

Active & Fit, 10-10:45 a.m. weekly through Jan. 28, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. This class contains segments of cardio movement, range of motion, stretching and balance work. $16. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Dementia Conversations, 11 a.m.-noon, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Get tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. Free. 804-768-7904, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Blind Visionaries: Seeing with Photography Collective, 7:30 p.m., Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education, 11810 Centre St. A multimedia collaboration with the pioneering group of visually impaired photographers, the Seeing with Photography Collective. $15-$25. 804-748-5555, perkinsoncenter.org

SATURDAY, JAN. 8

What is My Comfort Zone? 9:30-11:30 a.m., Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Hear from others who have traveled solo, but not alone. Part of the Solo Traveler series. Registration required. Free. 804-748-1623, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Family Magic Show, 2-3 p.m. virtually. Ages 5-12 can learn tricks to show off to friends and family during this magic themed show. Registration required. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

SUNDAY, JAN. 9

Whitewater Kayak Rolling Clinics, 5-7:30 p.m., Manchester Family YMCA, 7540 Hull Street Road. Beginner or experienced kayakers can learn and practice kayak rolling during the off-season. Minimum age is 13; previous kayaking experience is suggested. $50, $55 w/rental. 804-748-1124, velzyg@chesterfield.gov

MONDAY, JAN. 10

Warm Welcome, 10-11 a.m., Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Pocahontas State Park rangers will introduce some animals commonly found in and around the neighborhood. For ages 5-13, but all ages welcome. Free. 804-768-7904, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Traditional Knitting from England, Ireland and Scotland, 6-7 p.m. virtually. Explore the art of weaving in the English, Irish and Scottish traditions, and learn more about Fisherman’s ganseys, Aran cable knitting, delicate Shetland lace and more. Registration required. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

Men’s Basketball, 6:30-9 p.m. weekly through May 16, Swift Creek Elementary, 13800 Genito Road. Men, ages 50 and older, can join in any time for weekly recreational play. Advance registration requested. Free. 804-748-1623, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Building Belonging: Pronouns and Why They Matter, 7-8 p.m. virtually. Learn to be more comfortable navigating the world of pronouns. Registration required. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

TUESDAY, JAN. 11

Virtually Virginia Book Discussion, 10:30-11:30 a.m. virtually. Join the discussion of “Reckoning” by Howard Owen. Virtually Virginia Book Discussion focuses on books that are either written by Virginia authors or have a Virginia setting or theme. Registration required. grimesj@chesterfield.gov

History of Bermuda Hundred, noon-1 p.m., Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road. Bring a lunch and discover the impact of one of the first incorporated towns in North America. Part of the Noontime Knowledge Series. Registration required. Free. 804-751-4946/information, 804-748-1623/registration

Learn Feldenkrais Method Yoga, 6-6:45 p.m. virtually. Feldenkrais method yoga focuses on teaching movements that remind the brain of alternatives to habitual movements learned through age or habit. Beginners welcome. Registration required. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

THURSDAY, JAN. 13

Low Impact Aerobics, 9:30-10:15 a.m. weekly through Feb. 10, Chesterfield Baptist Church, 16520 Hull Street Road. Includes moderate aerobic conditioning exercises designed to raise the heart rate. $20. 804-339-2877/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Bicycle Maintenance, 5:30- 6:45 p.m., Carytown Bicycles, 14267 Winterfield Parkway. Get hands-on instruction in trouble shooting, brake and gear adjustments, tire changing, and roadside repairs, along with proper bike fit, safety and riding tips. Registration required. Free. 804-748-1623, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

FRIDAY, JAN. 14

Escape to the History Museum Virtual Scavenger Hunt, 7-8 p.m. virtually. Teens can work with friends to find artifacts and visit locations like Amelia Earhart’s cockpit, Teddy Roosevelt’s house and the rooms in the Underground Railroad. Registration required. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

SATURDAY, JAN. 15

Music and Movement with Rockabye Beats, 11-11:30 a.m. virtually. Ages 1-5 can sing, dance, play and learn other languages while listening to these Spanish infused songs. Registration required. 804-751-CCPL, library.chesterfield.gov

TUESDAY, JAN. 18

Low Impact Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. weekly through Feb. 15, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. This cardiovascular workout to basic steps includes warm-up and cool-down exercises and some strength training. $20. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Karate, 6-7 p.m. ages 7 and up; 7-8 p.m. adults Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly through Feb. 24, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Learn self-defense, physical fitness, coordination, balance and discipline in this ongoing karate jutsu style. $55. 804-768-7904, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19

Low Impact Aerobics, 10-11 a.m. weekly through Feb. 16, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. See Jan. 18 listing. $20. 804-768-7904, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Learn to Play Mahjong, 10 a.m.-noon weekly through Feb. 23, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Learn this tile-based game, developed in China during the Qing dynasty, which involves skill, strategy, calculation and a degree of chance. Free. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Chair Fitness, 11:15 a.m.-noon weekly through Feb. 16, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. This combination of low-impact aerobic exercises from the comfort of a chair includes some strength training. Registration required. $15. 804-768-7904, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Aligning Money and Values, 6-7 p.m., Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Recreation Center, 20621 Woodpecker Road. This seminar helps define and align personal values to the daily financial choices. Free. 804-706-2596, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

THURSDAY, JAN. 20

Low Impact Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. weekly through Feb. 17. Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. See Jan. 18 listing. 804-768-7885, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Stonehenge Garden Club, 10 a.m., Stonehenge Golf and Country Club, 1000 Farnham Drive. Carla and Stan Houk, owners and operators of Chestnut Ridge Garden, will discuss native plants, bees and bee products. Prospective members welcome. Millie Watson, 804-794-7524

Kinship Connection Support Group, 4-5 p.m. virtually. For grandparents or family members raising a child. Sponsored by Aging and Disability Services. Free. Registration required. 804-768-7878, vanaartrjka@chesterfield.gov

FRIDAY, JAN. 21

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body, 10-11 a.m., Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement and how to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. A 50+ Active Lifestyles lecture. Free. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

SATURDAY, JAN. 22

Ballet/Creative Movement, 10-10:45 a.m., weekly through Feb. 19, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Kids in pre-K through second grade will learn new ballet movements, terminology and combinations involving various movements. $50. 804-748-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Things to Know While Working on Your Family History, 11 a.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Learn how to get started, where to look for information and how to stay organized in your search for family history. Free. Registration required. 804-768-7311

MONDAY, JAN. 24

Basic Hula Dancing, 2-3 p.m. weekly through Feb. 28, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Ages 50-plus can learn party-style hula to a few popular Hawaiian favorite tunes.and be ready to dance at a Luau party. No partner or experience needed. $25. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Basic Self Defense for Seniors, 3:30-4:30 p.m. weekly though Feb. 14, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Participants 50+ will learn self-defense techniques, safety awareness, self-discipline and how to avoid dangerous situations. Instructed by Carrie Irving, certified master instructor. Registration required. $18. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

TUESDAY, JAN. 25

Fire and Fall Prevention, 10-11 a.m., Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Kimberly Rideout, fire and life safety educator with Chesterfield Fire & EMS will discuss 16 key safety mes­sages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention. A 50+ Active Lifestyles lecture. Free. 804-768-7885/information, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Downsize and Declutter, 10-11:30 a.m., Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Learn some tips and tricks for decluttering. A 50+ Active Lifestyles lecture. Registration required. $20. 804-768-7885/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Chair Volleyball, 11 a.m.- noon, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. Individuals 18 and older with disabilities will learn the rules and play a few games. Parents/guardians and caregivers are encouraged to stay during the program. Registration required. Free. 804-751-4134, honakerj@chesterfield.gov 

THURSDAY, JAN. 27 

Bushwhacking Expedition, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Henricus Park Visitor Center, 251 Henricus Park Road. Bushwhack the northern half of the Brown & Williamson conservation area to explore the peninsula, lake shore and wetlands. Approximately 3.5 miles, no trails. $10. 804-318-8735, battistam@chesterfield.gov

Bingo Bash, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Individuals 18 and older with disabilities can play a few rounds of bingo. Parent/guardians and caregivers are encouraged to stay. Registration required. Free. 804- 751-4134, honakerj@chesterfield.gov

Sacagawea: Forgotten Frontierswoman, 11 a.m., Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. Learn how Sacagawea influenced the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by uncovering the truths of her role as the only woman and mother along for the journey. Free. Registration required. 804-768-7311

Ballet/Creative Movement, 10-10:45 a.m., weekly through Feb. 24, Stonebridge Recreation Center, 230 Karl Linn Drive. See Jan. 22 listing.

FRIDAY, JAN. 28

Healthy Habits for Adults, 11 a.m.-noon, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Get practical tips on healthy eating and physical activity along with more tips for adopting a healthy lifestyle. Free. 804-768-7904, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Owl Prowl and Campfire Rockwood, 6-8 p.m., Rockwood Park, 3401 Courthouse Road. Walk the trails after dark, become familiar with owl calls, and look and listen for signs of our resident owl population. Followed by a campfire and s’mores. $7. 804-768-7448, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

SATURDAY, JAN. 29

Exploring Mary B. Stratton Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Hike and bushwhack to explore a park not yet open to the public. Minimum age is 8. Part of the Families in the Outdoors series. Registration required. $6. 804-318-8735/information, 804-748-1623/registration, chesterfield.gov/940/program-guide

Chesterfield County and WWI, noon, Magnolia Grange House Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia staff will present a program recognizing The Great War. Registration required. Free. 804-748-1498, chesterfieldhistory.com

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