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KidsZone at the Fest Sept. 24

When ChesterFest rolls around Sept. 24, one section of Chester’s Village Green will transform into a play haven for the little ones. The Kid’s Zone at this year’s event should have your children nodding off not long after dinner that evening.

Henricus commemorates 400th anniversary during Publick Days on Sept. 17-18

Henricus Historical Park will commemorate its 400th anniversary during Publick Days, a signature annual event which celebrates the establishment of the second successful English settlement in the “New World.” In September 1611, Sir Thomas Dale, along with soldiers, tradesmen and farmers, ventured from Jamestown to create the Citie of Henricus.

CHESTERFEST: Artist, artisans bring crafts to the Fest

This year, the Chester Community Association (CCA) celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Village’s biggest annual event: ChesterFest. Out of the many booths and venders at ChesterFest, the Village News spotlighted three artists and artisans scheduled to make an appearance at this year’s celebration – each bringing their own craft for people to see.

Chester resident named 2011 Miss Chesterfield County Fair

A year after Courtney Jae Borders dazzled six judges to become the 2010 Miss Chesterfield County Fair, 18-year-old Jessica Fee, outshining seven other young ladies, ascended to the crown last Monday evening. The pageant served as Monday night’s Grandstand entertainment for the 100 or so people in attendance.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, September 7
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group.  Chester Library.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett will be discussed.  Details:  748-6314.

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.

CHESTERFEST: Old Time, Celtic music traditions to merge at Sept. 24’s ChesterFest

Two area musical groups will bring a glimpse of Appalachia and the British Isles to Chester on Saturday, Sept. 24: The Old Towne Celtic Players, a session group out of Petersburg, and the Cary Street Ramblers, a band bringing Richmond sounds from the mountains, will be adding quite a bit of twang to this year’s ChesterFest.

Zach Perkins: To Nashville

In Chesterfield, he’s a driver for OfficeMax, but in Nashville, Zach Perkins is a true-blue country music singer. A resident of Matoaca, Perkins, 25, signed a recording contract in March with Lamon Records, an independent label, jumpstarting the path he had been dreaming of for the past few years.