2.1 Seussical the Musical – Midlothian – July 21 & 22
2.2 Joshua’s Hands Quilting Events – Purcellville – Multiple Dates
2.3 Chesterfield County Museum Programs – Chesterfield – Various Dates
2.4 Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing
2.5 Williamsburg Youth Chorale – Williamsburg – Rehearsals Begin on September 19

2.1 Seussical the Musical – Midlothian – July 21 & 22

KingsWay Community Church
Midlothian, Virginia

Friday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost: $9/person (four years and older) online, $10/person at the door; $8/senior (ages 65 and older); children under four years are free; $32 family cap online, $35 family cap at the door.

Come and see Seussical the Musical, where favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life on the stage! As the Cat in the Hat runs the show, Horton the Elephant tries to save the Whos and keep a bird’s egg safe and warm. This is a family-friendly event.

To purchase tickets, visit www.alphatheatreandarts.org/tickets.

For more information, contact Scott Davis at davisfamilyva@comcast.net.

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2.2 Joshua’s Hands Quilting Events – Purcellville – Multiple Dates

Valiant Warrior Quilting and Station Stitchers
201 N. Maple Avenue
Purcellville, Virginia

Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 13, 2017, Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Valiant Warrior Project meets twice a year to teach and mentor quilting skills while making quilts for those who have been wounded in service to our country. To date, the organization has made more than 1,300 quilts, which have been sent to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, and the military hospitals at Ramstein and Landstuhl.

No experience is needed, no registration is required. All supplies are provided, although donations of red, white, or blue fabric are welcome. Experienced quilters are welcome to bring their own machines if preferred. Those wishing to participate but unable to attend may contribute projects made from home. Donations to help underwrite quilting and shipping costs are also gladly accepted.

For information on working on quilts at home for this project, visit http://joshuashands.org/Quilt_Specs.html.

To donate, visit https://npo.justgive.org/joshuashands.

For more information, visit http://joshuashands.org/Valiant_Warrior_Quilting.html.

Station Stitchers meet on the first and third Mondays of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to sew quilts to donate to patients in oncology, ICU, and NICU at INOVA Loudoun Hospital, as well as families who have suffered bereavement.

The group welcomes anyone who is interested in volunteering to quilt. No experience is necessary. The members share their knowledge of the quilting arts freely. They sew quilt tops, sort donated fabric, and cut and package quilt kits. The kits allow those who are not able to attend the meetings to finish quilt tops at home.

For more information, visit http://joshuashands.org/Station_Stitchers.html.

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2.3 Chesterfield County Museum Programs – Chesterfield – Various Dates

Chesterfield County Museum
Chesterfield, Virginia

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and the Chesterfield County Museum host and house a variety of exhibits and events throughout the year. Some upcoming events include “Home Chores and Crafts of the Past” on Saturday, July 29; “Fun With Yarn” on Wednesday, August 2; and “Toys and Games of the Past” on Saturday, August 12, 2017. All of these events are free and family-friendly.

The Chesterfield Museum is a brick reproduction of the colonial courthouse of 1749. The county was a rural community and the courthouse of 1749 was not only a social gathering spot, it was a political nexus. Speeches, horse trading, and games were standard events of each court day. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free; donations are accepted.

For more information about the museum and upcoming events, visit the website.


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2.4 Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing

Chesterfield Library is offering a variety of events, activities, and classes for students ages five and older. Registration is required and will remain open until all available slots are filled, although most classes fill up quickly. Activities include author visits, acoustic concerts, storytimes, bicycle maintenance, preschool science labs, Minecraft art, rocketry, chess clubs, and more.

For more information regarding specific age requirements and class availability, and to register for events, see the the website.


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2.5 Williamsburg Youth Chorale – Williamsburg –  Rehearsals Begin on September 19

The Williamsburg Youth Chorale is now open for new members for the fall season, which begins on September 18, 2017.

The Williamsburg Youth Chorale is a treble ensemble sponsored by the Williamsburg Choral Guild and co-directed by Ann Porter and Genrose Lashinger. The ensemble comprises up to 40 students in grades three through twelve.

Participation in the Youth Chorale is by invitation after a vocal interview with Ann Porter. Rehearsals are currently held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the choir room at Bruton Parish House, directly behind the William & Mary bookstore in the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg.

The Williamsburg Youth Chorale will be performing with the Williamsburg Choral Guild in their spring concerts on May 6 and 7 and with the Williamsburg Women’s Chorus in their spring concert on May 16.

For more information and to schedule a vocal interview, contact Ann Porter at aportermusic0@gmail.com.

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