‘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
‘Tell me more’ Chester businesswoman helps divert would-be suicide victims
Alicia Amsler knows far more about mental illness and depression than she ever thought she would need to know. She knows the statistics like the back of her hand, but the real gem in a conversation with her is her passion for helping people who have thoughts about suicide.... Read more
Fireworks, music and more coming
Chesterfield County’s annual Fourth of July Celebration, presented by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation and the Virginia Credit Union, will be held Thursday, July 4, at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. and fireworks will begin at dark. This free, family-friendly event features... Read more
The Richmond Brass and Percussion Consort will present its annual “Concert in Honor of America” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Chester Presbyterian Church, 3424 W. Hundred Road. The Richmond Brass and Percussion Consort is a large brass ensemble made up of trumpets, French horns, trombones, euphoniums, and... Read more