City Chicks Rule and Hampton Roads Hens will present a free class for beginning backyard chicken keepers from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lakeside Park, 1440 Bainbridge Blvd.

If you are new to chicken keeping or thinking about starting a backyard flock, this is the perfect class for you. Find out everything you need to know to get started. Bring a chair, a notebook and a pen for all your questions. Meet like-minded folks and learn something new.

This is a free class, however, donations are accepted and appreciated to help defray costs.