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50+ active lifestyle programs to start in March

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a series of free programs for seniors beginning in March. For more information, call 804-751-4135. To register, call 748-1623.

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Early Literacy Story Times. Chester Library. 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Meadowdale Library 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Central Library. 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. No registration required.

Sojourner Truth comes to life at Black History Month event

Charmaine Crowell-White opened the 25th anniversary celebration of Black History Month in Chesterfield County with a one-woman show portraying American hero, abolitionist, woman’s rights advocate, and preacher Sojourner Truth – famous for her speech “Ain’t I a Woman.”

Local Chinese community celebrates the beginning of the Year of the Horse

Our local Chinese community welcomed the new lunar year with traditional meals, exchanging red “lucky money” envelopes, or with more modern New Year parties among family and friends. For those who follow the Chinese calendar, the new lunar year began on January 31 on the Gregorian calendar.

A Christmas Wish That Keeps on Giving All Year Long

Hailey Moore is 12 years old. You’d think like most 12 year olds she would’ve been thinking of video games and other teen fun things for Christmas gifts. Instead, for Christmas, her “wish list” was quite different.

More snow days for Chesterfield students

Chesterfield County Public Schools were closed due to inclement weather on Jan. 29 and 30, and were delayed two hours on Jan. 31. Snowy and icy roads prevented buses from being able to pick up students in the morning and gave students snow days in two consecutive weeks.

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Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia Winter Lecture Series. 7 p.m. The History of Forest Hill and Springhill with photos and history by Nancy Kraus. Community Hall, Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Free to members, $5 non-members. Details: 796-7121.