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Easter services and events

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at God’s Storehouse Baptist Church, 5007 Jessup Rd., Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. Children will meet the Easter Bunny and learn about Easter from the pastor, Dr. Tom. Come experience the fun and fellowship.

Matoaca advanced acting students return to the Bardathon

As previous participants, Matoaca High School’s Actor’s Studio returned to the 2014 “Bardathon” sponsored by Richmond Shakespeare at Center Stage. They performed two student-directed scenes from “Hamlet.” Nine area schools and one Russian Theater Troupe participated in this year’s Bardathon.

Chesterfield students win national awards

Creative works by five students in the Village News readership area, and a total of 11 Chesterfield County students, won national recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Earlier this year in regional competition, 168 Chesterfield County students achieved a total of 86 Gold Keys, 93 Silver Keys and 133 honorable mentions.

Ettrick Elementary recoginizes mentors

Ettrick Elementary School recognized two mentoring programs, Men of Troy and Buddy 2 Buddy.

Three more prekindergarten application events scheduled and deadline extended to June 9

Families who want to apply for 2014-15 prekindergarten are in luck: Three more application sessions have been scheduled, and the deadline has been pushed back to June 9.

Elizabeth Scott prepares, trains for Run the Rocks 5K

The winter weather didn’t stop Elizabeth Scott Elementary School Morning Running Club from training for the upcoming Run the Rocks 5K and Healthy Family Day. These determined, energetic students began meeting in February to train for the first annual Run the Rocks 5k race on Saturday, April 26, starting at the school to Point of Rocks Park and back.

Girls on the Run at Ettrick Elementary

Fourteen students from Ettrick Elementary School are participating in a program called “Girls on the Run.” The program is designed to develop healthy lifestyles and habits in girls and to support a healthy body image.

Virginia Olympian volunteers for Chesterfield program

Virginia Olympian, Kate Ziegler, will work with Chesterfield youth at the next International Children’s Games (IGC). Attending the International Children’s Games to represent Chesterfield County is a once in a lifetime opportunity for athletes and this year will be even more special as Chesterfield students will be coached by an Olympian.

Sarah Bowles earn volleyball honors

At the annual Mid-Atlantic Christian University Sports Banquet, Sarah A. Bowles earned honors for Mustangs Volleyball for Most Assists. She also earned the Most Service Aces. Sarah is a 2013 graduate of Lloyd C. Bird High School, where she played volleyball and softball.

Bold thieves rob pharmacy of pain medicine in broad day light

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help this week to catch some bold thieves.