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Nationally acclaimed historian visits Point of Rocks

Author and Civil War Historian Noah Andre Trudeau visited Chesterfield County last week to tour Historic Point of Rocks. Trudeau is a former executive producer at NPR, and is the author of eight books on the Civil War.

Registration underway for Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade

“Christmas is for Giving” is not only the theme of this year’s Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade, but also the membership’s hope for this Christmas season. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., beginning at the Chester YMCA and ending at the Chester Village Green. Deadline for entries is December 1.

White Cane Day

Twice each year members of the Chester Lions Club hand out white canes for a small donation. The white canes represent eye sight and the donation goes toward providing eye exams and glasses for people in need.

Kathryn Lunsford selected as 2012 Christmas Mother

The Christmas season is underway for the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program. Last Tuesday, Chesterfield County declared the day, Christmas Mother Day.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 17
Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield Adventures in Learning Fall classes.  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chester Baptist Church. 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689.

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia will present a themed tea, Scents & Sensibility – Herbs & Jane Austen’s Girls, 1 p.m. at historic Magnolia Grange Plantation House Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.

Liberian emigrant ready to work hard to be American

Govergo Akoi, after enduring a 14-year war of war lords, government oppression and life in a refugee camp in Liberia, has found a home in America.

Chesterfield firefighters to receive Valor Awards

The Retail Merchants Association, or RMA held its 23rd Annual Valor Awards Breakfast and Ceremony on Friday Oct. 5, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.