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Wednesday, May 23
Crime Prevention Seminar. Retail Merchants reduce potential to be robbed - 1:30 p.m. Residential Safety and Security – 7 p.m. Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewrys Bluff Rd. For more info call Corporal George Fisher at 768-7930.

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 Jeff Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.

L. C. Bird graduate runs for funds benefiting a Nepalese school

Every kid dreams of a life of adventure, getting their cues from Indian Jones, Han Solo or Frodo Baggins. Some kids reach out and realize the life of an explorer for a while; traveling in Europe, the Caribbean or the Far East. But few stay to continue their life in an unfamiliar place.

Changing our lives for the better

Just like anyone who faces cancer, Robert Jones didn’t see it coming. He hadn’t been feeling bad or struggling with any health issues in particular. Then one day it was there — problems with digestion and colon.

Carol Spalek named American Legion Auxiliary Post 284 Lady of the Year

Each year the Post 284 Auxiliary membership selects an individual to represent the post as “Lady of the Year”.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, May 16
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email shepcenter@gmail.com

Red Cross Web of Hope knit/crochet classes.  10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church, School Street.  For details call Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

Mom's mission

Patricia Burrow, a mom to four, is experiencing what only a few moms have been able to do: return to school alongside one of their children. Burrow, 55, and her youngest daughter, Dominique WestBurrow, 24, have been classmates at Virginia State University [VSU] in the career track of Sports Management.

Chester Rotary hosts its second annual BBQ Throw Down

The Rotary Club of Chester, in partnership with Sabra Foods, will again host its very popular BBQ Cook-off Competition on Thursday, May 17, from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on the Chester Village Green.