The Chesterfield County Public Library is hosting the Artisans’ Bazaar, an annual event featuring 33 local artisans who will display and sell their work. Some of the custom-made items include handcrafted jewelry, pewter figurines, soaps, photography, watercolors, and crocheted items. The event is a fundraiser for Chesterfield County Public... Read more
The James River Parade of Lights is one of the Richmond area’s most cherished winter events.  This year’s parade will be Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. Attention boaters: Add to the joy of the holiday season. Dress your boat up with lights and decorations in a... Read more
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. This year’s parade theme is “A Red, White and Blue Christmas.” Richard and Monique Smith will be  grand marshals. Route 10 will close between the Chester YMCA and Harrowgate... Read more
The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra will hold its second concert of its 42nd season on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. with “A Classic Holiday.”  The orchestra will be playing music that celebrates the spirit of this special season, including some Bach and Brahms, “Greensleeves,” “Carol of the Bells,” Sleigh... Read more
Postcard show coming to JTCC Friday and Saturday
Those interested in history, art, genealogy, architecture, antique cars, advertising, foreign travel, and anything in between, are invited to the newly renovated Nicholas Center at John Tyler Community College for the Old Dominion Postcard Club’s 42nd annual show and sale. Show times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday... Read more
The role of women in the civil rights movement
By Joshua Johnson Teresa Walker was the featured speaker at an Oct. 26 event at the Central Library: “The Role of Women in the Civil Rights Movement: The Chesterfield and Petersburg Experience.” Walker was the wife of the late Rev. Wyatt T. Walker, who was known as Martin Luther... Read more
The Christmas season is quickly approaching, and the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Committee is hard at work preparing for the upcoming holiday. The charity’s mission is that no local child is without food, clothes, toys and books, and that no elder forgotten during the holidays. The group’s 12th annual... Read more
Fall fashion show to benefit the James House
A “brunch at Tiffany’s” fall fashion show and champagne luncheon will be held Nov. 13 to benefit The James House, which provides no-charge, confidential help to those affected by sexual or domestic violence and stalking. The Southside Virginia Association of Realtors will host the second-annual event at 11 a.m.... Read more
‘Unsung women of the civil rights movement’ coming Oct. 26
The Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library will host a fundraising event, featuring an interactive panel discussion called “The Role of Women in the Civil Rights Movement: The Chesterfield and Petersburg Experience.” The program – which will include Theresa Ann Walker, civil rights activist and widow of the Rev.... Read more
‘If you see something, say something’: Anti-human trafficking forum offers tips
The exploitation of humans for labor or sex has been seen in Hollywood blockbusters like the “Taken” movie series, but human trafficking hits closer to home than one might realize. On Sept. 30, the Richmond Justice Initiative hosted an event at Christian Life Church to raise awareness about human... Read more