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01/09/2015 01/09/2015

CHSV Winter Lecture Series – “Woodrow Wilson”

Author and historic impersonator William Young who will portray “Woodrow Wilson,” 28th US President who led America through World War I, created the Federal Reserve and signed the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote – Friday, January 9

Location : Lucy Corr Village

01/23/2015 01/23/2015

CHSV Winter Lecture Series – “In the Winter of 1865″

Civil War historian George Fickett who serves on the CHSV board of directors will address the suffering of the troops “In the Winter of 1865.” This lecture forms part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (150th) Series presented by CHSV. Friday, January 23

Location : Lucy Corr Village

01/31/2015 01/31/2015

1781 Arnold’s Raid on Richmond – Henricus Historical Park

Revolutionary War event “1781 Arnold’s Raid on Richmond” including period-dressed historical interpreters portraying the winter of 1781 when General Benedict Arnold took his small British and Loyalist forces and raided Richmond as Governor Thomas Jefferson watched from the safety of Manchester.

Location : Henricus Park

02/03/2015 02/03/2015

Speaking of Jazz with the Victor Haskins Group

Hear how jazz music developed over time and learn the basic concepts behind jazz and other music rooted in African-American culture. Tuesday, February 3

Location : Central Library

02/06/2015 02/06/2015

Musical Performance with F.R.E.N.S (Friends Redefining Exciting New Sounds)

Richmond’s own F.R.E.N.S will perform live, in a performance that will bring audiences to their feet with a blend of alternative funk, soul, jazz, and rhythm and blue songs. Friday, February 6

Location : Kings Korner Banquet Hall, Chesterfield County Aiport

02/07/2015 02/07/2015

The Moses of Our People

Actress Charmaine Crowell-White brings to life the fearless and determined story of Harriet Tubman in a masterful portrayal that reveals how she was able to rescue more than 300 slaves and become known as the “Moses of her people. Saturday, February 7

Location : Ettrick-Matoaca Library

02/07/2015 02/07/2015

Searching For Your Roots: African-American Genealogy

Joan Jackson, president of the Chesterfield Historical Society, will discuss her own experiences in researching her roots and explain some of the techniques and resources that can help in researching your family tree. Saturday, February 7

Location : Central Library

02/09/2015 02/09/2015

The Moses of Our People

Actress Charmaine Crowell-White brings to life the fearless and determined story of Harriet Tubman in a masterful portrayal that reveals how she was able to rescue more than 300 slaves and become known as the “Moses of her people. Monday, February 9

Location : Central Library

02/13/2015 02/13/2015

CHSV Winter Lecture Series – “Forgotten Heroines, the Women & Girls of Jamestown”

Local author and historian Connie Lapallo presents “Forgotten Heroines, the Women & Girls of Jamestown.” Ms. Lapallo has published two books on the early years of Colonial settlement in Jamestowne and the Citie of Henricus. – Friday, February 13

Location : Lucy Corr Village

02/14/2015 02/14/2015

Richmond Boys Choir

Enjoy the rich musical talent of the Richmond Boys Choir as they showcase their personal, academic, and musical excellence, while representing Richmond’s diverse cultures. Saturday, February 14

Location : Central Library

02/21/2015 02/21/2015

The Moses of Our People

Actress Charmaine Crowell-White brings to life the fearless and determined story of Harriet Tubman in a masterful portrayal that reveals how she was able to rescue more than 300 slaves and become known as the “Moses of her people. Saturday, February 21

Location : Midlothian Library

02/21/2015 - 02/22/2015 02/21/2015 - 02/22/2015

Ultimate Cup Soccer Tournament – Girls Weekend

With divisions for all levels of play from Classic to Elite, the Ultimate Cup features top-class facilities with access to some of the nation’s best natural grass playing surfaces as well as numerous synthetic turf fields. February 21, 2015 – February 22, 2015

Location : Various - Stratton Park & Ukrop Park

02/24/2015 02/24/2015

The Moses of Our People

Actress Charmaine Crowell-White brings to life the fearless and determined story of Harriet Tubman in a masterful portrayal that reveals how she was able to rescue more than 300 slaves and become known as the “Moses of her people. Tuesday, February 24

Location : Meadowdale Library

02/27/2015 02/27/2015

CHSV Winter Lecture Series – “1860-1900: from Slavery to Citizenship & Community Development”

African-American historian Bernard Anderson presents “1860-1900: from Slavery to Citizenship & Community Development” as part of the celebration of Black History Month – Friday, February 27

Location : Lucy Corr Village

02/28/2015 02/28/2015

Talking Gourd

Participate in an interactive presentation that closes the gap between performer and audience as a member of the Elegba Floklore Society speaks about the contributions and influences that originated in Africa and surround us today. Saturday, February 28

Location : LaPrade Library and Chester Library

02/28/2015 - 03/01/2015 02/28/2015 - 03/01/2015

Ultimate Cup Soccer Tournament – Boys Weekend

With divisions for all levels of play from Classic to Elite, the Ultimate Cup features top-class facilities with access to some of the nation’s best natural grass playing surfaces as well as numerous synthetic turf fields. February 28, 2015 – March 1, 2015

Location : Various - Including Stratton Park & Ukrop Park

03/06/2015 - 03/08/2015 03/06/2015 - 03/08/2015

Jefferson Cup Soccer Tournament – Boys Weekend

Boys Weekend -The Jefferson Cup, rated #2 youth soccer tournament in the country during 2011, features some of the nation’s top natural grass playing surfaces in the country with over 20 synthetic turf fields. March 6, 2015 – March 8, 2015

Location : Various - Including River City Sportsplex

03/07/2015 03/07/2015

Howlett Line Civil War Van Tour

Tour some of Chesterfield County’s Civil War sites that were part of a larger ring of Confederate defenses known as teh Howlett Line. Major Civil War sites included are Battery Dantzler, Parker’s Battery, Ware Bottom Church Battlefield, Howlett Line Park and Fort Weed.

Location : Henricus Park

03/13/2015 03/13/2015

CHSV Winter Lecture Series – “Lee’s Retreat through Chesterfield County”

“Lee’s Retreat through Chesterfield County,” presented by military historian Scott Williams, chairman of the CHSV Military History Committee. Friday, March 13

Location : Lucy Corr Village

03/14/2015 - 03/15/2015 03/14/2015 - 03/15/2015

Jefferson Cup Soccer Tournament – Girls Weekend

Girls Weekend -The Jefferson Cup, rated #2 youth soccer tournament in the country during 2011, features some of the nation’s top natural grass playing surfaces in the country with over 20 synthetic turf fields. March 14, 2015 – March 15, 2015

Location : Various - Including River City Sportsplex

03/20/2015 - 03/22/2015 03/20/2015 - 03/22/2015

Jefferson Cup Soccer Tournament – Girls Showcase

The Jefferson Cup, regarded as one of the top rated youth soccer tournaments in the country, features some of the nation’s top natural grass playing surfaces in the country with over 24 synthetic turf fields, including the River City Sportsplex, which is one of the nations largest turf complexes.

Location : Various - Including River City Sportsplex

03/27/2015 03/27/2015

CHSV Winter Lecture Series – “Latest Discoveries at Jamestowne”

“Latest Discoveries at Jamestowne” lecture presented by Danny Schmidt and Including the results of recent archeological excavations at Historic Jamestowne – Friday, March 27

Location : Lucy Corr Village

04/04/2015 04/04/2015

1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign Van Tour

Tour some of Chesterfield County’s Civil War sites that played a major role during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Major Civil War sites included are Dutch Gap, Battery Dantzler, Point of Rocks and Drewry’s Bluff.

Location : Henricus Park

05/02/2015 05/02/2015

Historic Point of Rocks Guided Tour

Visit Historic Point of Rocks never before open to the public. Discover the unique history surrounding this newly acquired historic site. Experience Native American history and learn about one of the earliest naval battles in 1862

Location : R. Garland Todd Park at Point of Rocks

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Sports Tourism Generated More Than $25 Million in Chesterfield


The economic impact of sports tourism in Chesterfield County continues to grow. Richmond Sports Backers Executive Director Jon Lugbill presented an update about the impact of sports tourism to the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors. In the fiscal year that ended in June, the total economic impact was over $25.3 million. The total was up $3.5 million from $21.8 million in the previous year.

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Winter 2014-15 Chesterfield County Public Library “Loud & Clear”


Visiting Chesterfield County and looking for great stuff to do? Don’t forget the library! The busy nine-branch Chesterfield County Public Library offers a rich, varied menu of free events for all interests. Relax at a family-friendly festival, hear acclaimed acts at our regular concerts, marvel at a magic show or discuss a hot independent film over an espresso. There’s always something happening at Chesterfield County Public Library. The latest Chesterfield County Public Library “Loud & Clear” is now available for download.

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2014 Fall & Recreation Programs


The latest Chesterfield Parks and Recreation Program Guide is now available for download.

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