1. Homeschool Family Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is January 12
2. Chesterfield Historical Society Annual Winter Lecture Series – Chesterfield – Beginning January 12
3. Solving the Puzzle of Chesterfield’s Past Through Archeology – Chesterfield – January 27

 

1. Homeschool Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is January 12

Peak Experiences Indoor Rock Climbing Gym
Midlothian, Virginia

Friday, January 19, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration deadline is January 12. Cost: $10/climber.

This open house event will give you the opportunity to try indoor rock climbing at a reduced rate to determine if it’s right for you. Indoor rock climbing builds fitness, confidence, and thinking skills and offers family time, too! There is no obligation to join the class by participating in this open house event. Modest shorts, T-shirt, and sneakers are recommended.

For more information, and to register for the event, e-mail jkjessen@comcast.net. Please include number of parents and children and ages of children in registration email.)

 

2. Chesterfield Historical Society Annual Winter Lecture Series – Chesterfield – Beginning January 12

Lucy Corr Village Community Hall
Chesterfield, Virginia

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia will present its 11th Annual Winter Lecture Series in Chesterfield starting January 12, 2018 and continuing every other Friday through March 23, 2018. Each Lecture begins at 7 p.m. Cost: $5/person; CHSV members are free.

The first lecture on January 12 will be presented by Jerry Desmond, Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park. His presentation is titled “For Cause and Comrades: Why They Fought.” This lecture will discuss the deciding factors which influenced those who fought in the Civil War.

Other lecture topics in this series will include “Letters from a Soviet Prison,” a first-person portrayal of Sojourner Truth, and a presentation by author Connie Lapallo discussing her newest book in her trilogy about the women and children of Jamestown. (Connie’s first book, Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky, is featured in several homeschool curriculum options, including Heart of Dakota’s American history course for high schoolers.)

For more information, call 804-796-7156.

 

3. Solving the Puzzle of Chesterfield’s Past Through Archeology – Chesterfield – January 27

Chesterfield County Museum
Chesterfield, Virginia

Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 11 a.m. to noon. Cost: This is a free, family event, appropriate for students ages six and older. If winter weather is predicted, call 804-768-7311 for event updates.

Discover how we learn about life in early 19th-century Chesterfield with historical interpreter Bill Doerken. Explore the work of an archaeologist and practice using hands-on methods and tools. This will involve digging for artifacts, evaluating them, and then solving the puzzle of mending pottery shards.

For more information, contact Pat Roble at 804-768-7311.


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