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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.

The Art of Ministry

Recognizing his unique combination of pastoral skills, excellent preaching ability, and artistic talent, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Chesterfield has recently called the Reverend Earnest Graham III to serve as priest. Rev. Graham will be installed as only the second rector of St. Matthew’s on Wednesday evening, Sept. 21, 2011, at 7 p.m.

10-year-old helps catch car thief

A Chester family was able to retrieve their stolen vehicle two weeks ago because a 10-year-old girl was just paying attention to her surroundings.

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.