Chesterfield events for November and December

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Rumble in Richmond

What:              The Fall Rumble in Richmond is last of five events organized and run by Corrigan Sports Enterprises in Chesterfield this year. It features youth, as well as high school boys lacrosse players from fourth grade to high school juniors. The high school division will be a showcase-style event while the youth division will compete for the chance to be named tournament champions. The event expects to see over 90 teams and up to 5,000 attendees from seven different states for the weekend event at River City Sportsplex.

When:             Saturday, Nov. 3-Sunday, Nov. 4

Where:            River City Sportsplex, 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian

Information:   http://www.cselax.com/fall-rumble/

Contact:         Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov

 

 

Capital Fall Classic

What:              The Richmond Strikers will host two weekends of the Capital Fall Classic, which is regarded as one of the top end of season soccer tournaments in Virginia. The first weekend of the tournament will bring all boys’ teams while the second weekend will see all girls’ teams who will compete for the chance to be guaranteed acceptance into the Jefferson Cup, which is one of the nation’s top-ranked soccer tournaments.

When:             Saturday, Nov. 10-Sunday, Nov. 11 (Boys Weekend)

Saturday, Nov. 17-Sunday, Nov. 18 (Girls Weekend)

Where:            River City Sportsplex, 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian

Information:   This year’s event will attract over 50 different soccer clubs from eight different states which is sure to bring some outstanding competition.

Website: http://fallclassic.strikerstournaments.com/

Contact:         Steve D’Adamo, Richmond Strikers Director of Tournaments, fallclassic@richmondstrikers.com, Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov

 

 

 

Hops in the Park

What:              Help us toast Virginia’s agricultural pride! Join us for Hops in the Park, a premiere hops and harvest festival celebrating agriculture and the long and rich history of brewing in Virginia! Hops in the Park features over 40 Virginia craft beers, brewing demos and presentations, farmers market, food, and of course – Virginia history. Representatives from breweries will be on site to discuss their beer and the Virginia-grown ingredients in their harvest beers and ales. Come out and learn from Virginia farmers and taste delicious Virginia brew.

When:             Saturday, Nov. 10, noon-6 p.m.

Where:            Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester

Information:   Bring the whole family – children’s activities will be available! Free admission. Visit www.hopsinthepark.com for additional information.

Contact:         Henricus Historical Park Special Events at 804-748-1131

 

 

 

Veteran’s Day World War I Centennial Commemoration

What:              This year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I. This commemoration will include living history displays, musical performances, and the presentation of banners and wreaths to honor WWI veterans. 

When:             Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m.

Where:            1917 Courthouse, 10011 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield

Information:   In 1917, more than 1,500 Chesterfield County men either volunteered or were drafted to serve in World War I, and only initially 167 men were selected for training before transportation to France to participate in the “Great War.” Some men served their full enlistment, and some served only a few months because they died from disease while in training. A recruiting station was set up at the old Chesterfield County courthouse to form an infantry company. Around 100 drafted recruits pitched their tents and camped on the courthouse green, where now we hold the annual Veterans Day ceremony. These soldiers were not just waiting to be shipped to a training camp to prepare for the battles in France, they were also here to be honored by their fellow citizens. One hundred years ago on November 11, 1918 – “At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month” – the Armistice was signed to mark the end of WWI. After that, our soldiers started coming home. Nineteen Chesterfield County soldiers died during WWI. This event commemorates their bravery, paying for freedom with their lives.

Contact:         While the event is free, donations are welcome. Historical Society at 804-796-7121 or visit https://www.chesterfieldhistory.com/wwi-centennial-celebration for more information.

 

 

 

Chesterfield Remembers World War I, A Centennial Commemoration

What:              Opening of special exhibit on World War I.

When:             Sunday, Nov. 11. Special museum hours will be noon-4 p.m.

Where:            Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop on Chesterfield’s Historic Courthouse Green along Route 10.

Information:   While the event is free, donations are welcome.

Contact:         Chesterfield County Museum at 804-768-7311 or visit chesterfieldhistory.com for more information.

 

 

 

Victory Gardens of World War I and II

What:              This month we recognize the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  Take a look back at the Victory Garden movement that began a century ago during “The Great War.” Americans assisted with the war effort by raising food in back yards, vacant lots and schools.

When:             Thursday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m.
Where:           
Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop on Chesterfield’s Historic

Courthouse Green along Route 10.

Information:   While the event is free, donations are welcome.

Contact:         Chesterfield County Museum at 804-768-7311 or visit chesterfieldhistory.com for more information.

 

 

 

International Survivor of Suicide Loss Day

What:              Join a community of suicide loss survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we share stories of healing and hope. There will be speakers on grief and loss, a short film produced by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and breakout sessions and fellowship.

When:             Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where:            St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 11551 Lucks Lane, Midlothian

Information:   While the event is free, donations are welcome.

Contact:         FACES at 804-370-7081 or visit www.facesva.org for more information

 

 

 

Affairs of the Hearth

What:              Explore 17th-century cooking in the daily life of English soldiers, middle-class colonists and Virginia Indians. Demonstrations at the Virginia Indian site will feature the smoking of meat and making of harvest stew and corn cakes. Historical interpreters will demonstrate how soldiers made small rations of salted bacon, peas and oatmeal appealing through additives of bread, cheese and yard vegetables. Middle-class cooking will be featured at the re-created plantation of John and Alice Proctor to highlight a typical English autumn meal.

When:             Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where:            Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester

Information:   $9 for adults; $7 for children ages 6-12; free to Henricus patrons

Contact:         Henricus Historical Park at 804-748-1611, or by visiting http://henricus.org/event/affairs-of-the-hearth-2/?instance_id=316

 

 

 

Hands-on Hearth Cooking

What:              Are you interested in tasting recipes that are 400 years old? Explore the diverse world of English Cooking as it was brought to Virginia over 400 years ago! Enjoy period recipes and cooking techniques. Prepare, cook and taste a variety of seasonal food and staples.

When:             Sunday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where:            Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester

Information:   $55 paid online by Nov. 11, and $25 for materials to be paid the day of. Participants should wear 100 percent cotton clothing suitable for messy work. Class size is limited.

Contact:         Rebecca Suerdieck –  http://17thcvirginiacook.wixsite.com/workshops

 

 

 

Shooting Star Field Hockey Tournament

What:              The Shooting Star Field Hockey Tournament is entering its fourth year at River City Sportsplex and holds the title as the largest field hockey tournament to ever take place in Chesterfield County. This year’s showcase event, run by College Connection, will see a full slate of 186 teams compete in front of 170+ college coaches over Thanksgiving weekend.

When:             Friday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 25

Complete game schedule can be found on the tournament website.

Where:            River City Sportsplex, 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian

Information:   River City Sportsplex will be home to this event through 2022, making it the largest multi-year contract signed with River City Sportsplex.

Contact:         Ainslee Lamb, director of field hockey at College Connection, (857)-233-3618 or ainslee@threestep.com

Danny Bonifas, sports tourism coordinator, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, 796-7045 or bonifasd@chesterfield.gov

Or visit http://collegeconnectionathletics.com/shooting-star-tournament/ for more information

 

 

 

Friendship, Trade, & Feast

What:              Come join the English and Virginia Indian historical interpreters at Henricus for the autumn harvest feasts and fun common to all people in 17th-century Virginia. Visitors will have a chance to be immersed in the cooking, games and songs that were common to the homes in 1611-1622 Virginia. This event will further interpret the history of the first “Thanksgiving” in English America – the one which happened in 1619 in Virginia! Join us for smells, sounds, and frolic of the 17th century past.

When:             Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where:            Henricus Historical Park – 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester

Information:   Cost:  $9 Adults; $7 Children ages 6-12; Henricus Patrons free.

Contact:         Henricus Historical Park – 804-748-1611 or visit http://henricus.org/event/friendship-trade-feast-henricus/ for more information

 

 

December

 

Stories of Holiday Traditions

What:              Explore the history of some of your favorite holiday traditions. Why do we place lit pine trees in our homes?  What are the origins of some favorite carols? Join us to learn the answers to these and other questions and make a holiday craft to take home. 

When:             Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.
Where:           
Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop on Chesterfield’s Historic

Courthouse Green along Route 10.

Information:   While the event is free, donations are welcome.

Contact:         Chesterfield County Museum at 804-768-7311 or visit chesterfieldhistory.com for more information.

 

 

 

Collecting and Preserving Your Family History

What:              Preserving your family story is more than just recording dates, names and places. The stories are the connections that make the memories of your ancestors come alive and weave together your family history. Learn tips, techniques and tools to start this important family project! Presented by Lori Purcell, central librarian, Chesterfield County Public Library.

When:             Thursday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. 

Where:            Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop on Chesterfield’s Historic

Courthouse Green along Route 10.

Information:   While the event is free, donations are welcome.

Contact:         County Museum at 804-768-7311, or visit chesterfieldhistory.com for more information.

 

 

 

Virginia Chapter of the Ninety-Nines Toy Airlift

What:              Collect new, unwrapped toys for Holiday Helper at Fort Lee and personal care items for the hospitalized veterans at McGuire Virginia Medical Center.

When:             Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Santa visits from 10 a.m.-noon

Where:            Richmond Executive Airport, 7427 Airfield Drive, Chesterfield

Information:   Sponsored by the Virginia Chapter of the Ninety-Nines with assistance from the Hampton Roads Chapter

Contact:         Event Coordinators: Barbara Headley 804-347-7592; email barbaraheadley@va.metrocast.net or Joyce Meier 804-932-3641; emailn4mw@msn.com

 
 
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