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


CommunityEvents October 1, 2019

Scout, a therapy dog that works with Bates Orthodontics, is pictured with Rachelle Martin during Saturday’s ChesterFest. (Caleb M. Soptelean photo) Read more
‘It takes a village’: ChesterFest is Saturday
The popular ChesterFest event is back Saturday, Sept. 28. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Chester Village Green and surrounding streets. “This year’s music will be done different from years past,” organizer Elliott Fausz said. “We won’t have any large acts on... Read more
Remembering 9-11
First responders honored at Kiwanis’ Fall Fling
The Fall Fling kicked off on Sept. 11 underneath the stars and stripes of the largest American flag in Virginia. Event-goers experienced delicious barbeque, listened to music and got the opportunity to honor first responders. Representatives from the state police and Chesterfield County police, fire and EMS received a... Read more
History buffs will be able to visit 19 Richmond-area historic sites for free on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22. Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport, which is available by download from the participating locations’ websites. Participating locations include: Agecroft Hall and... Read more