Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, was a beautiful, sunny day, just like that fateful Tuesday 10 years earlier. This year, fortunately, the day did not end in shock, sorrow, loss, and devastation. Churches and civic groups around the country, including Chester United Methodist Church (CUMC), encouraged their members to join them for a day of service and remembrance.
Chester resident Katherine Thompson will have her custom portraits in oil, pastel, and pencil on exhibit during the month of October. An opening reception for her exhibit, “Faces of Promise: Portraits of the Young and Young at Heart,” is Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28
Computer Class: DDL for Audiobooks. Central Library. 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Register library.chesterfield.gov or call 751-CCPL.
Game On! Ettrick-Matoaca Library. 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Details: 526-8087.
Early Literacy Story Time. Chester Library. 11a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Details: 748-6341. Enon Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Details: 530-3403.
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.