Wednesday, May 4
Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes for Seniors. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.
Chesterfield TRIAD will hold its 12th annual Senior Day, Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., at Victory Tabernacle Church, 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian. For more information, call Chesterfield County Senior Advocate Debbie Leidheiser at 804-768-7878.
Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.
The first week in May, 147 years ago, brought Union troops on the ground to Chesterfield. The Civil War had arrived. On May 4, 1864, General Ulysses S. Grant put his grand campaign into motion. While sending a diversion brigade to West Point, Major General Benjamin F. Butler and 40,000 troops steamed their way up the James River.
One day in early April, Carie Keller’s cell phone rang from the Bronx; it was her aunt, telling her about the hottest news in the most recent People magazine. Elizabeth Taylor, pictured on the cover, had passed. The legendary magazine had bid its farewell to the Hollywood goddess.
The Chester Rotary Club invites community members to the Chester Village Green lawn Thursday, May 12 for “Grillin’ on the Green,” an evening of family fun and entertainment in the heart of Chester.
Henricus Historical Park continues its 400th commemoration with the fourth major event in a series called “The Year of Henricus” with “Mount Malady- America’s First Hospital” on May 7 and 8.
With spring in the air, it’s time for the Ettrick-Matoaca Historical Society’s 11th annual Celtic Festival on Saturday, April 30, at the Knox Springs Farm on Halloway Avenue, just past Matoaca Middle School. The event is free to attend, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Village Green will be wired to crank out support for the arts in Chester with “Bricks and Mortar” Saturday, May 14, a benefit concert event with the goal of meeting a costly budget for construction, the bricks and mortar, of the Cultural Arts Center in Chester.