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Around the State – February 13, 2018

1. Frederick Douglass Reenactment – South Chesterfield – February 19
2. “Speaking of Jazz” with Victor Haskins’ Skein – Richmond – February 20
3. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing
4. Richmond Children’s Business Fair – Richmond – March 10

 

1. Frederick Douglass Reenactment – South Chesterfield – February 19

Ettrick-Matoaca Library
South Chesterfield, Virginia

Monday, February 19, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: This is a free event, open to the public; registration is required.

As part of Chesterfield County Public Library’s Black History Month Celebration, Nathan M. Richardson will reenact Frederick Douglass’ life as a slave and his escape to freedom and rise as a great writer, orator, and abolitionist.

For more information, contact Angie Bennett at 804-318-8688 or bennetta@chesterfield.gov.

 

2. “Speaking of Jazz” with Victor Haskins’ Skein – Richmond – February 20

North Courthouse Road Library
Richmond, Virginia

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: This is a free event, open to the public; registration is required.

Chesterfield County Public Library will host trumpet player, composer/arranger, and educator Victor Haskins and the Victor Haskins’ Skein (an ensemble) as part of its Black History Month celebration. This interactive performance will teach participants about the basic concepts behind jazz and other music rooted in African American culture. Haskins’ Skein will perform music from different eras from black musicians throughout the history of jazz.

Haskins is a professor of jazz trumpet at the College of William and Mary and has recorded with numerous artists and performed at many area jazz festivals.

 

3. 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 website.

 

4. Richmond Children’s Business Fair – Richmond – March 10

Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia

Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: Admission to the fair is free and open to the public; regular admission prices to visit the museum apply.

Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business. Thirty kidpreneurs ages six to seventeen years will be participating in this inaugural event in which they develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace.

For more information, contact CJ Walker at richmondchildrensbusinessfair@gmail.com.

 

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