What's Up: Upcoming Events

Chesterfield residential building permits improving

After the inspection department’s adjustment at the end of the year, single-family housing permits for 2011 will be higher by about 50 units of what was issued in 2010. Total residential units, including apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single family residence permits are down by about 215 units from last year; a 23 percent decrease.

Chesterfield Historical Society to present 5th annual Winter Lecture Series

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will present its fifth annual “Winter Lecture Series” in Chesterfield, starting on Jan. 13 and continuing every second Friday evening at 7 p.m. through Mar. 23, 2012.

South Richmond Rotary Club aid conjoined twins operation costs

South Richmond Rotary Club hosted formerly conjoined twins Maria and Teresa Tapia and their mom and aunt during a meeting in December. The family attended the meeting to thank the club, which sponsored their travel to Richmond through the World Pediatric Project (WPP).

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, January 4
Downloadable Digital eBooks Workshop.  Central Library.  10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Details:

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group.  Chester Library.  “The Second Chair” by John Lescroart will be discussed.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  No registration required.

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Police ask for public’s help to solve shooting

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a shooting suspect.

Police blotter

MEADOWDALE BLVD 12/27 Regency Lake Apartments. Victim was walking home from Food Lion when the described suspect approached him, displayed a handgun and demanded his property. When the victim showed he had nothing the suspect wanted, the suspect told the victim to run. As the victim walked away, the suspect fired several shots, striking the victim in the leg.

Paranormal History Tour and Workshop

Join Spirited History Investigations, a team of professional paranormal investigators as they explore the rich history of Castlewood during the month of January.

Locals graduate from Senior Ambassadors progam

The Chesterfield County senior advocate recently announced the 19 graduates of its Senior Ambassadors program, an eight-week course that allows adults 55 and older to broaden their knowledge of the county and to learn how they can better the community through self-enrichment and volunteerism.