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Hundreds of volunteers spruce up the James

Hundreds of volunteers divided among 13 sites spent last Saturday picking up trash along the James River and several feeder creeks or streams; working through the hot temperatures to make the river a better, cleaner place.

Community Chorus recruiting new members

Chester Community Chorus rehearses Tuesday nights at 7:30 PM at Chester United Methodist Church under the direction of Joshua Wortham. They are preparing for a concert featuring “Gloria” by Vivaldi and “Gloria” by John Rutter which will be performed on Sunday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 28.

Businesses host food drives to benefit local food banks

Stuff the Truck With Food event benefitting the Colonial Heights Food Pantry will take place Friday, June 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the C & F Bank located at 4820 W. Hundred Rd. Participating with C & F Bank are Southside Business Resources, the South of the James Browns Backers and Dawgbone Banners and Signs, Inc. Davis Off Road will be providing the trucks and Steve Brooks with Splashmusic will be entertaining.

Miss Chesterfield County Fair accepting applications

The Chesterfield County Fair is accepting applications for contestants for the Miss Chesterfield County Fair Pageant, to be held on Monday, Aug. 27, for ages 17-21. New this year are our Princess Pageants,to be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, for ages 3-5, 6-9, 10-12 and 13-16.

Volunteers honored for work in Social Services

They’ve answered phones and mentored kids, tutored adults for the GED, prepared taxes and shuttled clients to appointments. Volunteers in the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services perform a variety of duties that help the agency serve those in need.

Not even your kids will see this again

A very short break in the clouds just before sunset on June 5 allowed Erin, Kathy and Brad Peebles to view the planet Venus as it moved between the Earth and the Sun. For safe viewing Brad Peebles adapted his bird spotting scope to project an image of the sun on a sheet of cardboard mounted behind the eyepiece of the scope.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, June 13
Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.

Future Alternatives Networking Group. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Capital Region Workforce Center, 7333 White Pine Rd., Richmond. Details: 271-8510.

Thursday, June 14