Sycamore Rouge’s production of “The Odyssey” overcomes almost as many challenges as Odysseus on his voyage back home after the Trojan War. Homer’s epic poem was written almost 3,000 years ago, but its themes still resonate; these are: fidelity, the inevitability of retribution for wickedness, the importance of honor, the yearning for home and the occasional need for trickery to survive.
Between the sound of airplanes flying in and out of the Chesterfield County Airport a mile away and the 31-foot Winnebago pouting in the driveway, there’s hardly a day when the Barkers aren’t tempted to just up and go.
Mary Sine, of Wilkesboro, N.C., spent her 81st birthday at the home of Lisa and Harvey Parks in Chesterfield. Shown is Mary surrounded with four generations of decedents.
The 1956 graduating class of Central High School, formerly in Low Moor, Va., held their 55th class reunion in Chester on June 10-11, 2011, at the Chester Village apartments.
On July 10, 1902, a second Constitution was adopted by the Commonwealth. A Constitutional Convention had been convened over a year earlier, and taking a year to deliberate, established laws such as a poll tax and woman suffrage.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Details: 318-8778.
Songs and Storytime with a Princess. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register by visiting library.chesterfield.gov or by calling 751-CCPL.
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. “Tallgrass” by Sandra Dallas will be discussed. Chester Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Details: 748-6314.
Chesterfield County Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center hosts a free, on-going support group for survivors of domestic and sexual violence on Wednesdays, 1p.m.-2:30 p.m.