What began as a dream nearly 30 years ago for a handful of folks who envisioned a re-creation of a settlement in Chesterfield County that held the beginnings of a nation, the Henricus Historical Park and nearly 4,000 visitors commemorated its 400th anniversary last weekend during the park’s signature annual event, Publick Days.
When a delegation of local officials and citizen volunteers from Gravesham, England, dropped by the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation and Chester Community Association offices last Friday, it was merely the latest installment of the legacy dating from the 1614 marriage of early colonist John Rolfe to a local girl named Pocahontas.
The holiday season is just around the corner and plans are underway for the 2011 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade. The parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m., beginning at the Chester YMCA on Route 10 and ending at the Chester Village Green. Closure of roads affected by parade traffic will begin at 1:45 p.m.
The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother will hold registration for holiday assistance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 19, through Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds Exhibition Building located at Courthouse and Krause Roads.
The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield, a non-profit organization providing transportation, handyman services and classes for adults over 50, will host a silent auction at ChesterFest from 10a.m.-5p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Village Green complex in Chester.
Ten years ago the Chester Community Association (CCA), during its first year as an organization, wanted to do more for the community of Chester. With a mission of improving an already pleasant place to live, its members sought a source to fund various beautification projects and community events.
Wednesday, September 21
American Red Cross Web of Hope Knit/crochet classes. 10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St., Chester. Details: Angela Gustella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.
Fall Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.