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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

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Battersea and the Bard: What a dream was here

The Bard would have been thrilled to see one of his most beloved works performed so well. Sycamore Rouge’s large-cast production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at historic Battersea was staged in a perfect rural setting: A grassy clearing circled by trees, with stone pillars and benches cleverly lit, music of drums and a cappella singing by the cast. Even the moon cooperated.

Calendar of events

Chester area calendar of events from July 28, 2010 to August 5, 2010.

Restoration: A flea market find is reborn as a vintage collector’s item

Listening to David Strong’s music is like traveling the back roads of Scotland on the way to a good pub. His expert knowledge of musical instruments travels from building fiddles to repairing guitars, woodwinds and brass.

Visiting the past: Henricus brings 1619 to life in 2010

Thomas Read greets the guests upon their arrival to Ma Lado (Mount Malady) to visit with representatives Thomas Dowse and John Polentine to hear reports on what occurred at Jamestown during the 1619 Assembly and to listen to concerns people may have about the new freedoms and responsibilities they acquired coming to the New World.

Calendar of events

Chester area calendar of events from July 21, 2010 to July 29, 2010.

Senior Idol: Area seniors start gearing up for talent competition

As she watched young people compete on American Idol, America’s Got Talent and the like, a thought occurred to Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield Executive Director Tricia Wolfe: “What my seniors do is just as good.”

Residents jump, waitress to raise money for MS

Area residents are working to raise money for the National MS Society and its 32-mile walk to Williamsburg in September, according to information from Stacy Chisholm, team captain of Team 4Strong.