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Pocahontas State Park

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10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
(804)796-4255

January 2018

Homeschool Happenings- Happy Hi-brrrrr-nation

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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What do the animals at Pocahontas do when it's winter? Do they migrate to warmer weather? Grow thicker fur? Sleep away the winter months? Find out by discovering and experiencing ways the furry, feathered, and scaled friends survive the cooler weather. This program is generally suited for ages 5 to 9. Remember to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Please email Rebecca.whalen@dcr.virginia.gov to register.

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Homeschool Happenings-Chill Out

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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Grow your hair, gain extra body fat, and settle down for a nap because it's getting cold outside. If you were an animal living at the park, you'd do all of those things to survive the winter months. Experiment with the best ways for the animals to survive the frigid temps and see if you could chill out, but not freeze over. This program is generally suited for ages 10 and up. Remember to dress for the weather and wear sturdy…

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February 2018

Homeschool Happenings- Evergreens in Winter

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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Touch, taste, hear, see, and smell the season of winter while investigating evergreens. Through music and movement, you'll become a tree and through art, you'll create a keepsake of your experiences. This program is generally suited for ages 5 to 9. Remember to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Please email Rebecca.whalen@dcr.virginia.gov to register.  

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Homeschool Happenings- Thumbprints of the Past

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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Take a look at cross-sections of various trees to determine different environmental factors and more clues about the tree's life and its connection to our past. This program is generally suited for ages 10 and up. Remember to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Please email Rebecca.whalen@dcr.virginia.gov to register.

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March 2018

Homeschool Happenings- Why Weather

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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Why does it rain? Can you sit on a cloud? What makes the wind? Why is it cold today?  Are no two snowflakes ever really the same? Have your weather questions answered as you build a keepsake.  For ages 5 to 9.

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June 2018

Richmond Symphony Concert

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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Bring a picnic. Blankets or lawn chairs are recommended, and no alcohol or glass bottles are allowed. Rain date: Sunday June 3, James River High School at 7:00 p.m. (Free, $ for parking)

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Family Movie Night

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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Free

Bring chairs, food and blankets and enjoy The Nut Job 2 under the stars. Food vendors will be on-site. No pets or alcohol are allowed. Gates and kid’s entertainment area opens at 6:00 p.m., movie starts at dusk. No charge for parking after 6:00 p.m. Rain date: Friday, July 6.  

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July 2018

Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Scavenger Hunt

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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Travel back to the late 1930's to learn what was happening in Chesterfield Co. and the rest of the nation. Suitable for the whole family, although those ages 8 and under may need assistance from older participants. (Free, $ for parking)

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Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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Captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career... by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show. Opening Act: No Last Names. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.

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Jeop-Birdy

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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America's favorite quiz show with a twist-- where being bird brained is a benefit. Swing by to test your knowledge of bird biology, adaptations, migration, and conservation, but don't forget to answer with a question. Suitable for ages 8 and up. (Free, $ for parking)

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Radical Reptiles

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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Have you ever seen a snapping turtle snap? Or a certain slithery reptile swallow something as big as its own head? Well, here is your chance. Join the rangers for an educational and entertaining look at some of the park's most misunderstood inhabitants. (Free, $ for parking)

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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The Traveling Players Ensemble's summer camp and acting classes provide training to teens and pre-teens in the District of Columbia area about outdoor Shakespearean theatre. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase. (Free,$ for parking)

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July Jingle Run

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Program is excited to host a 5K Walk/Run and  a 1K Kids Run. Get the whole family involved in the costume contest, prizes for best dressed.

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Family Movie Night

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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Bring chairs, food and blankets and enjoy Cars 3 under the stars. Food vendors will be on-site. No pets or alcohol are allowed. Gates and kids’ entertainment area opens at 6:00 p.m., movie starts at dusk. No charge for parking after 6 p.m. Rain date Friday, August 3.

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September 2018

Routes of Rhythm and Pocahontas Premieres: Chesterfield Concert Band

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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This all-volunteer band has grown to more than 50 diverse members, from students to retirees. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Bring a picnic or buy refreshments, light snacks and adult beverages. (Free, $ for parking)

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Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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The days following 9/11 were marked by sadness, as well as a massive outpouring of support and willingness to help. Each year since has presented an opportunity for people across the country to team up, and make a difference. Pocahontas State Park would like to continue that tradition by bringing together volunteers to help clean-up the park, maintain trails, or a variety of other environmentally conscious activities. For questions or to register, please contact Andi Clinton at Adrianna.Clinton@dcr.virginia.gov, or (804)…

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