CHESTER CHOICES BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – Chester Library. “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey will be discussed 10:30 a.m. until Noon. No registration required.
COMPANION SUPPER – 6 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: Deanie Clements, 790-1115 or Sarah Allen, 768-8602.
SUSTAIN OUR COMMUNITIES COMMITTEE – 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Chesterfield County Airport Conference Room B, 7511 Airfield Dr. The Sustain Our Communities Committee identifies best practices and disseminates information to individuals and organizations to maintain or improve communities.
PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION – 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Community Development Building (Rooms A & B), 9800 Government Center Pkwy. The Commission is a panel of County citizens who will act as a liaison between the public, the Board of Supervisors, and the County Administration. The Commission will review public input concerning parks and recreation facility development and programs and will work closely with the Department of Parks and Recreation to advise on long-range planning, policy, direction, and other critical issues.
HIDDEN HISTORY: AFRICAN AMERICAN CEMETERIES IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA – 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Ettrick Matoaca Library. Over 150 African American cemeteries are hidden throughout Central Virginia and the cemeteries themselves tell the story of African American genealogy, segregation and attitudes towards religion and death. Dr. Lynn Rainville takes you on a discovery journey and shares the challenges of preserving these valuable cultural assets.
THE STICKY NOTE MURAL PROJECT – Meadowdale Library. 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. Create a wall-size mural for the library using sticky notes. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov
HOW TO BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN – 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Learn everything you need to know about becoming a U. S. citizen, including wha to do if you are denied. Register online at library.chesterfield.com
ROSENWALD SCHOOLS – 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Central Library. Separate but equal was the law of the land when it came to education in the early 20th century, and the school buildings for African-American students were often ramshackle or deteriorating, making it difficult to learn. Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck and Company, established the Rosenwald Fund, which funded the construction of thousands of Rosenwald schools built specifically for the educational needs of African-American students. Many of these schools were located in Virginia, and six of them were in Chesterfield County. Learn of the history and impact of these schools, as well as the efforts to preserve what remains. Dr. Alyce Miller of John Tyler Community College will discuss the origination of the schools, and Bernard Anderson of the Chesterfield Historical Society will discuss the role they played in educating the students. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov
DEPRESSION BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY meeting – 7 p.m.until 8 p.m. Iron Bridge Baptist Church, 10900 Ironbridge Rd. Details: Tim Glover, 412-5910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ANCESTRY.COM – Get started at CCPL. 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Central Library. Register online at library.chesterfield.com
CCPL CHESS CLUB – All ages, all skill levels are welcome. 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Meadowdale Library.
GRACE CAFÉ – Free weekly dinners 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Open to everyone. Chester Presbyterian Church, 3424 W. Hundred Rd. Details: 748-4636.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING – 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Break at 5 p.m. for dinner and resume aat 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Rd.