Caregiving: A Million Tiny Things at Bon Air Library

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Get practical tips and suggestions on survival to help manage a loved one’s illness while working to maintain your own health.

This includes advice on how to obtain quality medical care, keep good records, attain necessary documentation and deal with the emotional effect of everyone involved. Registration is recommended.

Saturday – March 14 2015
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Bon Air Library – Bon Air Combined Meeting Rooms A & B

Volunteer in Chesterfield County Public Schools

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Did you know that you can volunteer at Chesterfield County Public Schools?

Every year, thousands of volunteers offer support and time to Chesterfield County Public Schools.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Community Outreach Coordinator at 804.748.1405 or contact your local school.

Check out this short video to learn more about how you can make a difference at your local school.

In closing, I would like to share a quote with you (from the video) that I found quite inspiring.

Backyard composting 101 at Bon Air Library

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“Give back to the earth” in the form of rich, healthy compost that will nourish your lawn and your garden. Learn some do’s and don’ts to consider for backyard composting success.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
10:30am – 11:30am
Bon Air Library — Bon Air Combined Meeting Rooms A & B

 

Get a Healthier Yard in 2015 with Grass Roots

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The Grass Roots program offers Chesterfield County residents the opportunity to learn about and remedy problems specific to their yards.

The program involves a home visit by a trained master gardener who will measure the lawn, take a soil sample and provide personalized recommendations based on a detailed site evaluation. The program fee is $25 and covers the cost of supplies, materials and one soil test. Additional soil samples are $11 each. The program is available through June. Limited to the first 400 residents who apply.

Diaper Drive for Families First

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Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, a program of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services, will be holding its second annual diaper drive during March to assist families in need.

All Chesterfield County Public Libraries will serve as collection sites for unopened packages of diapers during regular business hours.

“Last year’s drive was such a success. The community really stepped up to donate more than 8,000 diapers. We were able to provide 90 families with diapers. This year, we hope to provide even more families with this basic necessity. The diaper drive supports first-time parents enrolled in the Families First program as they continue on their journey to becoming stronger parents,” said Andelicia Neville, Families First program coordinator.

Families First is a nationally accredited program of Healthy Families Virginia that provides family support services to first-time parents to ensure their children become healthy, well-adjusted individuals who are ready to start school by age five.

For library locations and hours, call 748-1601 or visit library.chesterfield.gov/screens/branches.html.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at JRHS March 6-7

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Experience adventure on the big screen at the Banff Mountain Film Festival! Explore the world’s last great wild places, as this film festival takes you to exotic locations. Different films each night.

When: Friday, March 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: James River High School, 3700 James River Road, Chesterfield, VA

Fees: $7 per adult, $4 for ages 18 and under, ages 4 and under are free. Or $12 per adult and $7 for 18 and under for both nights.

Contact: losenn@chesterfield.gov. For tickets: call Chesterfield Parks and Recreation, 804-748-1623.

Parks and Recreation Winter Programs for seniors at Huguenot Road Baptist Church

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Chesterfield County’s Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a full lineup of programs for seniors this winter. To register, call 804-748-1623 at least one week in advance. Classes typically fill fast. Fees are charged for most programs. These programs for those aged 50-plus are at Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W Huguenot Road. For more information, contact Elizabeth Markham, 212-8815.