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Clear skies for Volunteer Firefighter Family Day

After last week’s perpetual overcast, the skies opened up long enough for Saturday’s Volunteer Firefighter Recruit School Family Day at the Enon Fire Training Center to begin in the midday sun.

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights social services department ranks 4th in state for benefit programs

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Social Services Department ranks fourth in what Commissioner Martin D. Brown, Virginia Department of Social Services, recently announced as the VDSS Sweet 15 for Benefit Programs. Chesterfield-Colonial Heights was the only Level III agency in Central Virginia on the VDSS Sweet 15.

Chester to host first “Second Thursday Event”

The Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation (CCAF) will present its first monthly “Second Thursday Event” April14 at 5:15 p.m. with a performance by The Chancel Choir of Chester United Methodist Church on the Chester Village Green Lawn.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, April 6
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.

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11: 15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Details: 318-8778.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

Chesterfield doughboys

If Germany had been just a bit more persuasive, it’s possible that the Final Four games would not have been played in Houston. During February and March of 1917, Germany was trying hard to convince Mexico to enter World War I, promising the Mexicans that an allegiance would result in bringing Texas, Arizona and New Mexico back into the land of Pancho Villa.

THREE GEN, 10K: Family gets in shape to walk the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k

Last year, Anton Van Peppen, a long-time Chester resident, was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes during a May visit with his doctor. A few days later, he celebrated his 50th birthday by filling out a gym membership form.

Parks and Rec to offer nature hikes this April

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering three guided nature hikes along Virginia’s scenic trails. All fees include round-trip transportation from Rockwood Nature Center.