The painting of a shining sun on the horizon with the inscription “I Can” hanging over the entry to the rehabilitation room at Chester Physical Therapy emphasizes the care received from its therapists and the response from their patients. Local artist Danny Cribb gave the wood block painting to Richard Muth, owner of the rehabilitation center, during his treatment for a knee surgery a couple of years ago.
Wednesday, November 24
Get in the Know: Personal Safety. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Chester Library. Program is recommended for adults aged 55 and older. Details: 717-6381.
Game On! 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 318-8778.
Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.
Wednesday, November 17
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building,10001 Iron Bridge Road.
Budget and Audit Committee. 1 p.m. Room 502, Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building, 9901 Lori Road.
Vocal group: Southernaires. 2:30 p.m. Dunlop House, 235 Dunlop Farms Blvd., Colonial Heights. Details: 520-0050.
Once a year, the nation pauses to thank those whose sacrifices have ensured its continued existence. As this year’s Veterans Day approached, three local men shared stories of their service.
Wednesday, November 10
Early Literacy Story Time: Pigs! 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov, 530-3403 (Enon) and 748-6314 (Chester).
Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.
Support Group for Breast Cancer Survivors. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Southside Regional Medical Center, 200 Medical Park Blvd. The class will take place in the third-floor classroom. Details: Faye Flemming, 765-5884.
It’s been said that we don’t grow old simply by piling up the years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Time may wrinkle the skin, but lack of enthusiasm for life will wrinkle one’s spirit. Ruth Wooldridge, who celebrated 99 years last week, has her ideals intact and spreads enthusiasm to her family extending through five generations.
The holiday season is just around the corner and plans are underway for the 2010 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade. The parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, 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.