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Wednesday, February 23
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Computer Class: Microsoft Word. 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Central Library. Registration required. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-1603.

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).

Centuries old thatching still fresh today

We take the roof over our head for granted. Plywood covered with felt paper and shingles keeps us dry and secure. But in the 1600s what seems like a simple task today was much more involved. The Henricus Historical Park tells the story of living in the 17th century and the efforts to stay warm, dry and secure.

A new post office

The Chesterfield and Colonial Heights News-Journal reported on Feb. 27, 1964 that “word had reached the county from Washington, D.C. that plans had been completed to build a Federal Office Building in Chesterfield, in the western edge of Chester.”

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Wednesday, February 16
Web of Hope. 10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church. The group knits and crochets for charities; yarn donations are needed. Details: Linda Southward, 779-3453, or Angela Guastella, 530-0871.

Winter 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.

Patriotism is reason to join

Chesterfield men lined up to enroll in the armed services at Chesterfield registration points on Feb. 16, 1942 in anticipation of a gigantic draft lottery that would be held a month later. Men of ages 21 to 45 wanted to chose the branch of service in which they would serve after the United States had been drawn into World War II in the wake of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Puppy love

Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is about showing that special someone how much you care, but it’s also a great time to show some love for our furry, four-legged friends.

The Island warms the heart at Swift Creek

From a cold, cheerless winter night to the warmth of a tropical island: This is the feeling you immediately get as you are shown to your seat at Swift Creek Mill Theatre. Tom Width’s clever set direction portrays an island in the Caribbean, complete with palm trees, a beach and a bright sun.